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  • Stony Brook Film Festival 2014

    dear Film Lovers,Welcome to our 19th year! The Stony Brook

    Film Festival celebrates the best in independent film, all shown on one of the largest screens in the region in Staller Centers Main Stage Theatre, beginning Opening Night, Thursday, July 17, and ending on Saturday, July 26 with our Closing Night film and Awards.

    Along with films from the U.S., our international slate of features, documentaries and shorts will take you to Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Israel, Iraq, France, Netherlands,

    Singapore, Italy, Spain, Austria, Argentina, and Jordan.

    Whether you enjoy foreign language films, American independent films or

    shorts from around the globe, youre in for a unique experience when you attend

    the Stony Brook Film Festival. The films chosen feature powerful and growing

    voices in cinema and many will have directors, actors and crew members at the

    festival to represent them.

    A FILM PASS good for all ten days of films is $85, a terrific buy with many

    benefits. Passholder perks include First Entry passholder lines, guaranteed

    seating up to 15 minutes prior to screening, discounted tickets for parties, and

    special offers from festival hospitality sponsors.

    We are offering a limited number of GOLD PASSES once again this year.

    This pass allows patrons to sit in the Reserved Section of the theatre along

    with filmmakers and guests and includes a ticket to the Opening & Closing

    Night Receptions.

    We also offer SINGLE TICKETS. Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 for

    senior citizens and $5 for students, subject to availability.

    Join us and meet directors, actors, as well as rising stars in the film world as they

    answer your questions following many of the screenings. Mingle with them and

    fellow filmgoers at the opening and closing night parties for an additional charge.

    Enjoy Long Islands premier annual summer arts event, the 19th Annual Stony

    Brook Film Festival from July 1726.

    See you at the movies!

    Alan Inkles, Festival Director

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    Stony Brook Film Festival 2014

    Opening night thursday, July 177:00 pm Back On track (110)Short: Across Grace Alley (25)10:00 pm Opening Night Party(Wang Center tickets required)

    Friday, July 187:00 pm Mana (100)Short: The Ring Cycle (13)9:30 pm the identical (108)Short: The Future (8)

    saturday, July 197:00 pm Fall to rise (92)Short: The Showdown (12)9:30 pm Lifes a Breeze (85)Short: Sequestered (9)

    sunday, July 207:00 pm hannas Journey (100)Short: Jeromes Bouquet (17)9:30 pm 45 rpM (97)Short: Waking Marshall Walker (15)

    MOnday, July 217:00 pm My sweet pepper Land (100)Short: Deserted (25)9:30 pm Kenau (110)Short: Big Girl (16)

    tuesday, July 227:00 pm paper souls (100)Short: Sorta Horny (21)9:30 pm Canopy (80)Short: Home (30)

    Wednesday, July 237:00 pm the green prince (99)Short: Little Africa (15)9:30 pm thesis On a homicide (106)Short: Into The Silent Sea (26)

    thursday, July 247:00 pm a Five star Life (85)Shorts: The Commute (4) Luminaris (6)9:30 pm the dark Valley (115)Short: Straight Down Low (25)

    Friday, July 257:00 pm May in the summer (99)9:15 pm the art Of the short Time Freak (10) Cataplexy (8) This Is Ellen (8) Tribute (20)

    saturday, July 26Closing Night8:30 pm 1,000 times good night (117)10:30 pm CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS RECEPTION(Hilton Garden Inn tickets required)

    AllscreeningsinStallerCenter Main Stage Theatre (running times in parentheses)LatermovieSTART TIMES are approximate. Question and answer sessions may delay the start of the later feature. Please note: Shorts play first at screening times

    Stony Brook Film FeStival 2014 Schedule


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    Stony Brook Film Festival 2014


    Dessert and drinks to kick off the 19th Annual Festival Tickets: $20 for passholders. $25 for non-passholders subject to availability.

    The Charles B. Wang Center is located next door to Staller Center.


    Film passes for entrance to all films are $85. individual Movie tickets $10 general admission; $8 for seniors; $5 students.

    passholder perks for 2014

    Exclusive Passholder lines in the lobby. Passholders enter the theater first. No Box Office lines to wait on.GuaranteedseatingwithaFilmPassupto15minutespriortoscreeningtime.


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    THursday, JuLy 17 aT 7:00 PM

    Back on track(Sein letztes Rennen)U.S.PremiereGermany 110 minutes

    Directed by Kilian Riedhof. Written by Kilian Riedhof, Marc Blbaum, Peter Hinderthr.With Dieter Hallervorden, Tatja Seibt, Heike Makatsch (Love Actually).In German with subtitles.

    In this bittersweet drama we meet Paul Averoff, former marathon runner and Olympic gold medal winner. Now in his seventies, he and his wife move to a depressing retirement home that offers either a singing group or handicraft classes, so Paul dons his running shoes and begins jogging in the park. The other residents think hes crazy, especially after he announces that he is training for the Berlin Marathon, which he intends to win.

    Produced by Boris Schnfelder. Edited by Melanie Margalith. Director of Photography: Judith Kaufmann. A neue Schnhauser Filmproduktion. Opening night premiere from Beta Cinema.


    acroSS Grace alleyUSA 25 minutes A film by Ralph MacchioFeaturing Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl), Karina Smirnoff (Dancing with the Stars), Ben Hyland.A young boy struggling with his parents divorce becomes infatuated with a woman he discovers through a neighboring window. A poignant coming of age story.

    Please note: shorts play first at screening times.

    Special openinG niGht Selection

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    Stony Brook Film Festival 2014


    the rinG cycleWorld Premiere United Kingdom 13 minutesA film by Erin CramerNatalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Tudors) playsa woman on the last day of her marriage trying tofigure out what to do with her wedding ring.

    Please note: shorts play first at screening times.


    the FutureNew York Premiere Australia 8 minutesA film by Venetia TaylorWhen youre young and in love, the future seemsbright then what?

    Please note: shorts play first at screening times.

    FrIday, JuLy 18 aT 7:00 PM



    Directed by Michel Poulette. Written by Pierre Billon.With Roseanne Supernault, Graham Greene(Dances with Wolves), Ipellie Ootoova.InInnu/Inuit/Englishwithsubtitles

    Following a bloody confrontation between her clan and the Men from the Land of Ice, Mana, daughter of an Innu Grand Chief, finds herself unwillingly drawn into a mission that will change her life. This visually stunning epic takes place 600 years ago in the Canadian Arctic.

    Produced by Yves Fortin, Karine Martin.Edited by Denis Papillon. Director of Photography: Allen Smith. From eOne Films International.

    FrIday, JuLy 18 aT 9:30 PMFEaTurE

    the identicalNewYorkPremiereUSA108minutes

    Directed by Dustin Marcellino. Written by Howard Klausner.With Blake Rayne, Ashley Judd (Heat), Amanda Crew, Erin Cottrell, Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Seth Green (The Italian Job), Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix).

    Identical twins separated at birth during theGreat Depression share a passion for music thatcauses their lives to intersect. One of thembecomes a famous rock and roll legend, whilethe other struggles to find a balance betweenhis love of music and pleasing his evangelistfather. A rock and roll tale with original musicinspired by the time.

    Produced by Michael Johnson, Howard Klausner, Dustin Marcellino, Yochanan Marcellino, Joe McDougall, Matt Russell, Coke Sa