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The 2009 Golden Wagon Film Festival is proud to announce this year's selected films and events! All films and events will be take place in the Ocean Beach Community theatre beginning at 2PM Saturday afternoon.  Be sure to check out Saturday's Golden Wagon Film Festival Cocktail Reception with Stand-up Comedy!  Click here for ticket purchasing information.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, August 8th 2009


2PM - Pressure Cooker (99 Minutes)
A Documentary by: Mark Becker and Jennifer Grausman
Synopsis: Three seniors at Philadelphia's Frankford High School find an unlikely champion in the high stakes world of professional cooking. Against the backdrop of the row homes of working-class Philadelphia, Wilma Stephenson's hilariously blunt boot-camp method of teaching has helped countless students reach the top culinary schools in the country. Under her fierce direction, the usual distractions of high school are swept aside as three students burn up the low expectations everyone around them has, while they slice, dice, and cook up a future nobody could foresee.

4PM - The English Surgeon (93 Minutes)
A Documentary by: Geoffrey Smith
Synopsis: Shot in a Ukrainian hospital full of desperate patients and makeshift equipment, "The English Surgeon" is an intimate portrait of brain surgeon Henry Marsh as he wrestles with the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship.

**Program begins at 6PM
Red Rabbit (8 Minutes)
This film presented by Be Film The Underground Film Festival
Written, Directed, and Animated by: Egmont Mayer
Synopsis: A man goes to great lengths to hide his shame before he realizes that he is not the only one hiding.

Super Powers (6 Minutes)
Written By: John Mitchell
Directed By: John Mitchell and Jeremy Kip Walker
Synopsis: A young couple tries to save their marriage by dressing up as super heroes in the bedroom, but when they're forced out onto the streets of New York City, they end up saving much more than their sex life.

Escapism (6 Minutes)
Written and Directed by: J.L Topkis
Synopsis: A mysterious animated figure offers an escape.

DRAW (23 Minutes)
Written and Directed by: Ryan Pearce
Synopsis: A young man who owes his life to a bookie, attempts to find redemption in a poker game.


7:15PM - The Answer Man (95 Minutes)
Starring; Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham
Written & Directed by; John Hindman
Synopsis: Arlen Faber (Daniels) is the reclusive author of "Me and God", a book that redefined spirituality for an entire generation. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is sought after as the man who still has all the answers. Arlen's life collides with Elizabeth (Graham), a single mom raising her seven year old son, and Kris, a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both Elizabeth and Kris are hopeful that Arlen has the answers, but the truth is, he hasn't got a clue.

9:15 - The Golden Wagon Film Festival Cocktail Reception
Join us after the feature presentation for ice cold beverages provided by Fire Island Beer, tasty food from all your favorite Ocean Beach Restaurants, and the hilarious comedy of our two featured comedians Wali Collins & Mike Vecchione, who have been featured as spotlight comedians on HBO, ABC, Comedy Central, VH1, and the David Letterman Show!

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

All kids films provided by Brooklyn International KidsFilmFest

Be sure to bring the kids to the 7th Annual Golden Wagon KIDSFILMFEST! Featuring an hour's worth of the best unseen family entertainment this year, the event will end with snacks from the Ocean Beach favorite, Rachel's Bakery!

*Films suitable for people of all ages.

12:30PM - High School Film Festival
1:30PM - College Film Festival

Because of the overwhelming amount of films submitted this year, Golden Wagon has expanded this beloved annual event! From 12:30 to 1:30 check out the best High School produced films of this year and then from 1:30 to 2:30 check out the best in College Films. Help decide which films from each category will take home the Audience Choice Award.

*Films suitable for those 12 years and above.