A documentary shot on FILM?? You don’t say! Director Amy Nicholson’s upcoming Coney Island documentary ‘Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride’ just got a brand new website and a trailer. The film looks at the proposed economic development of one of America’s oldest and most beloved amusement parks. Sounds like this could be a great companion piece to Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawleylast’s 2011 doc Battle for Brooklyn. Here’s the synopsis via Zipper’s IMDb page:
On a rented lot in Coney Island, Eddie Miranda proudly operates a carnival contraption called the Zipper. When the property is sold, Eddie becomes the casualty of a power struggle between an opportunistic developer and the City of New York over the future of the famous amusement park. A story about politics, greed, land use and public policy, ZIPPER chronicles a critical period in Coney Island’s history and examines the impact of economic development on an American icon. In a market-driven world where growth often trumps preservation, Eddie and his Zipper may be just the beginning of what is lost.
Visit the film’s official website for information on how you can see Zipper in the near future.