Shore Front Parkway, Rockaways, NY
Rockaway Beach, between Beach 94th St. and Beach 95th St. at Shore Front Parkway.
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (Sam Fleischner | USA | 94 min.)
When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set in Far Rockaway, Queens, in the days leading up to Hurricane Sandy, these parallel stories of mother and son take the viewer on a touching journey of community and connection in and below New York City.