The Last Immortal
A Documentary Feature by Charles Denson
Coney Island Film Festival Opening Night Film
September 23rd, Friday, 7:30 pm
Keith Suber is a forty-five year old reformed Coney Island gang leader, an original Rollin’ 60’s Crip who’s been shot six times and served ten years in a federal penitentiary. He’s returned to his Coney Island roots and founded an organization whose mission is to stop the gun violence that is plaguing the community.
Keith’s brothers, “Blue,” “Molock,” and the “Colonel” ran the 1970’s Coney gangs that the movie The Warriors was based on. This film, shot on the streets of Coney Island and at juvenile detention centers, shows the reality of gang violence, its influence on the Coney Island community, and Suber’s efforts at saving lives through youth mentorship, job training, and intervention.
Charles Denson, a Coney Island native, grew up in Coney Island Houses in the neighborhood’s west end where part of the documentary was filmed. Mr. Denson is executive director of the Coney Island History Project and author of the award-winning book “Coney Island: Lost and Found” His previous films include “The Prince of Mermaid Avenue” about Major Market’s Jimmy Prince (Best Documentary Feature, Coney Island Film Festival, 2009) and the short “Coney Island: Secrets of the Universe” (2010).
Event Info: Coney Island Film Festival, September 23, Friday, 7:30 pm
Tickets for the “The Last Immortal” screening only, $6.
Screening venue is the Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave, 2nd floor.
Please note this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
Opening Night Party 9:30pm – 12:30am at The Freak Bar and Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. 1st Floor. Tickets are $25. Party with open bar and burlesque show, 21 and over to drink.
Advance ticket purchase and info at www.coneyislandfilmfestival.com