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The Unusual Subjects
3.9
37 Ratings

Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride

Directed by Amy Nicholson
United States, Honduras, 2012
Documentary, History
  • English
  • No subtitles
The Unusual Subjects

Synopsis

A story about greed, politics and the land grab of the century, ZIPPER chronicles the battle over an American cultural icon. Small-time ride operator, Eddie Miranda, proudly operates a carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island’s gritty amusement district.

Our take

Next in our documentary series The Unusual Subjects, a Coney Island roller coaster! The Zipper takes on a symbolic role in this ground-level portrait of a changing neighborhood, as the iconic and once-glorious Brooklyn amusement park tries to finds its place in a gentrifying and changing New York.

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