Dear Film Lovers,
We invite you to explore the 12th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, our most diverse, eclectic and international
program to date. Enjoy the world’s best new feature and short films over 10 jam-packed days on our beautiful
Stony Brook University Campus. Meet many of the directors, actors and film crews as they discuss their films
before and after screenings; party into the late evening at the many receptions and events that follow the screenings
and, most importantly, celebrate the wide breadth of films from all over the world—most in their first screenings
in our region.
My staff and I have chosen the finest, thought-provoking and intriguing films, with fresh stories, intense character
studies, impeccable direction and the highest production values in Independent Cinema.We’ll take you to Germany
for two exciting dramatic films and to Israel for two films delving into the human condition.We’ll also explore the
best in new Canadian film with five films that span the full range of comedy and drama from our friends up North.
And of course, you’ll enjoy the very best premieres of the American Indie scene, both in features and in short films.
Be sure to take a ballot as you enter the theatre and rate the films to help determine the Audience Choice awards.
We are delighted that previous Stony Brook Award Winner Ghyslaine Côté (The Five of Us, Meanwhile) returns to the
festival with the U.S. Premiere of her satirical comedy, Opening Night’s A Family Secret. The film will be followed by a
free party in the lobby and on the Staller terrace for all in attendance. Other Stony Brook Film Festival alums returning
include last year’s Shorts winner, Douglas Horn (Full Disclosure) with his debut feature comedy in its U.S.
Premiere— Entry Level, starring D.B. Sweeney, Missi Pyle and Kurtwood Smith. Matt Bissonette (Looking for Leonard)
is back in the festival with his dark comedy, Who Loves The Sun, starring Lukas Haas, Adam Scott and Molly Parker.
Haas is also featured in the drama Swedish Auto, book-ending an evening featuring his work. Actor/Producer David
Strathairn (Heavens Fall) will also be celebrated in an evening of his talents, starring in the riveting drama Steel Toes
and the pensive and thoughtful The Sensation of Sight. Expect to see many other recognizable faces throughout the
ten days including Christopher Plummer starring in Michael Schroeder’s N.Y. Premiere of Man in the Chair.
We have once again kept our Pass price at an affordable $55, which includes a guaranteed seat at all screenings over
the 10 days of the festival. Join us and mingle with the guests of this year’s festival at our fabulous parties including
our annual Jasmine Supper Under The Stars sponsored by The Village Voice. This spectacular outdoor Asian Barbecue
and Buffet at the adjacent Charles B.Wang Center’s Jasmine Restaurant is a fast sell-out every year. Our Closing Night
Awards Reception will once again be sponsored by HBO. This year, it will take place on the stage of our Main Theatre,
following the N.Y. Premiere of Picturehouse’s engaging new comedy, Rocket Science. Passholders are eligible for discounted
party tickets. Please purchase early as numbers of passes and party tickets are extremely limited.
From the best narrative features and shorts to exceptional documentaries, we are sure that the 2007 Stony Brook
Film Festival will delight, entertain and enlighten. Don’t miss out on Long Island’s summer film event. Join us for an
unforgettable journey to the movies!
See you this summer!
Alan Inkles, Festival Director