Coney Island is getting trippier than usual.
A film society based in the carnie neighborhood is about to screen “Pink Floyd: The Wall,” the psychedelic flick based off the English rock’s group’s album.
The May 28 showing is part of the four month-long series, “Rock N Roll Summer,” a weekly tribute to campy rock musicals that will also include “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (June 25), “Rock N’ Roll High School” (July 9), and the seminal, “This is Spinal Tap” (July 16).
“Our mission is to defend the honor of pop culture, so we wanted to put together the theme of rock music and movies,” said Dick Zigun, whose Coney Island Museum hosts the event.
Released in 1982, “Pink Floyd: The Wall” blends live action, animation and rock opera to depict what looks like a troubled rock star’s horrific acid trip. Low on dialogue, the film’s main draws are its colorful imagery and Pink Floyd soundtrack. Both the film and the album of the same name deal with loneliness and abandonment, but you probably won’t get depressed watching it in a setting that’s also home to kitschy sideshow acts and People’s Playground memorabilia.
“We want you to come trip with us,” joked Zigun.
The Coney Island Film Society presents “Pink Floyd: The Wall” at Coney Island USA [1208 Surf Ave. near W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 372-5159], May 28, 8 pm. Tickets $6. For info, visit www.coneyisland.com/films.shtml.
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