ZIPPER: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride (2013)
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Average Rating: 7.1/10
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A story about greed, politics and the land grab of the century, ZIPPER chronicles the battle over an American cultural icon. On a small rented lot in the heart of Coney Island's gritty amusement district, Eddie Miranda proudly operates a 38-year-old carnival contraption called the Zipper. When an opportunistic real estate mogul sets his sights on the property, Eddie and his ride - along with many of Coney Island's eclectic small businesses - are forced to leave. Behind the scenes, a high-stakes
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The story isn't over by the time "Zipper" ends, but Nicholson manages to close on a nostalgic, if not quite hopeful, note.
More effective as a loving send-off than an insightful look at the so-called "tides of progress" that have led to Coney Island's slow decline.
"Zipper'' tells a story of a Coney Island that is still very much a work in progress, and where there seems to be no room for small-time operators like Eddie Miranda.
Though not terribly nuanced, a bit muddled and lacking certain perspectives, "Zipper" drives home the fragile identity of even the city's signature locales and the alarming cultural myopia of much redevelopment ...
Combining footage of embattled town meetings and raucous boardwalk scenes with evenhanded interviews and visualized statistics, Zipper is a compelling argument for a populist Coney Island whose days are, alas, numbered.
A gentle, informative elegy for Coney Island which will never be the same again.
Zipper reminds us that we must fight, but remain strong, refusing to fear the reaper.
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