Charles Denson and Keith Suber at 2011 Coney Island Film Festival. Photo © Norman Blake
The Coney Island History Project presents a free screening of Charles Denson's documentary starring Keith Suber on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm. "The Last Immortal" premiered at the 2011 Coney Island Film Festival in September and was awarded Best Documentary Feature. After the movie, which runs 90 minutes, there will be a Q & A with Mr. Denson and Mr. Suber.
Location of Free Movie Screening: Liberation High School Auditorium 2865 West 19th Street at Mermaid Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 D, F, N or Q train to Stillwell Avenue, Coney Island
Keith Suber is a forty-five year old reformed Coney Island gang leader, an original Rollin' 60's Crip who's been shot four 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" and the "Colonel" ran one of the 1970's Coney gangs that the movie "The Warriors" was based on. This film, shot on the streets of Coney Island, 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).
This program is part of the History Project's ongoing series of free movie screenings in the Coney Island Community. It is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.