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Coney Island USA

Coney Island USA

Take a stroll down the Coney Island boardwalk with two documentaries that soak up the sights, sounds and smells of America's original amusement park and playground: Lloyd Handwerker's FAMOUS NATHAN, revealing the inside story of the iconic Coney Island hot dog stand, and Dave Carroll's BENDING STEEL, exploring the lost art of the old-time sideshow strongman.

Coney Island USA
  • Famous Nathan

    An insider documentary directed by the grandson of Nathan Handwerker, founder of iconic Brooklyn institution Nathan’s Famous, Coney Island's premier hot dog stand. Filmed over a 30-year period, the film details Nathan's upbringing in a poor village in Poland, emigration to New York, and the creat...

  • Bending Steel

    Chris Schoeck, a 43-year-old Queens native, is training to become a professional oldetime strongman. The story follows Chris’ journey from his early days training in a small basement storage unit to his very first performance on the big stage at New York’s historic Coney Island. Alongside his tra...