AVT Presents "Sisyphus of Coney Island"


This is our 8th Coney Island film. It sits outside of the ongoing series with Papa Legba and Baron Saturday, but is no less about myth-making.

Tickets are on sale now for the premiere

The two main characters "Joker" and "Thief" are named after All Along the Watchtower, written by Bob Dylan and played famously by Jimi Hendrix.

There must be some kinda way outta here
said the joker to the thief

Joker and Thief are caught in the perpetual monotony of desperation and displacement of a post-apocalyptic world, and are continually appearing and killed after (a few minutes of conversation) by a female sharpshooter named "Ronin."

It turns out all three are only characters in someone else's game, not a governmental cat-and-mouse espionage, but a kid's video game. But the allegory stands; they might as well be pawns in a sociopolitical subterfuge

Here is how the shoot looks without CGI:


Here are some samples of how we imagine a post-apocalyptic Coney Island: