2013-08-09 / Community

Queens World Film Festival Comes to the Beach

By Katie McFadden

As part of Rockaway Civic Association’s Beach Flix series, the Queens World Film Festival is coming to the beach with an evening of indie films produced by locals.

Rockaway Civic Association is collaborating with the Queens World Film Festival to present an evening of local and international short films at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 17th at Beach 86th Street. The event is sponsored by the Beach 86th Street concession Rippers.

Among the films that will be featured will be “The Irish Ropes,” “Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens,” “Confidante,” and “Jamaica Bay Lives!”

The Rockaway-based film, “The Irish Ropes” follows 10 Golden Gloves aspirants around the five boroughs as they make their way up and fight for a change to make it into the big ring at Madison Square Garden. “Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens,” is about an out-of-touch father who tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter. “Confidante” is about a character named Sam who cleans the house of an eccentric elderly woman and spies on her long lost brother. Finally, “Jamaica Bay Lives!” is a documentary about the fight to save New York City’s Jamaica Bay—home to the only wildlife refuge in the nation that is accessible by subway.

The Queens World Film Festival showcases maverick films that deal with present day issues. The mission is to showcase films that haven’t been seen before so that they can be shared with the Queens community and beyond.

Beach Flix will continue throughout the summer with movies such as “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Despicable Me” and “Willy Wonka” continuing at various beach locations on Friday nights until September 6th. Check out www.rockawaybeachflix.com/ for more information.

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