Who needs Cannes? The 11th annual Coney Island Film Fest is taking over the boardwalk this weekend for a three-day celebration of celluloid and circus freaks. The festival kicks off on Friday night with a burlesque-and-sideshow party at The Freak Bar. Once you've gotten your fill of live entertainment, settle down for dozens of screenings, with a special focus on left-of-mainstream fare.
Program highlights include Floyd The Android, They Call Me Pubefinger, An Evening with My Comatose Mother, and a special screening of Atlantic Crossing: A Robot's Daring Mission at the New York Aquarium's 4D Theater. Naturally, the festival's top-seller is a Saturday night screening of the 1979 Coney Island-set cult classic The Warriors, which usually turns into a Rocky Horror-esque interactive experience. Can you dig it?
All-festival passes and individual tickets are available here—act fast, especially for The Warriors, which usually sells out.