Independent premieres screening at the Festival prior to their
theatrical releases and special screenings of films not in
Opening Night: The East Coast Premiere of Randall Miller’s
heartwarming film, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing
and Charm School, which boasts an all-star cast including
Marisa Tomei, Robert Carlyle, Mary Steenburgen, John
Goodman and Danny DeVito. Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Mondovino - Jonathan Nossiter’s intriguing
new documentary on the impact of globalization on the world’s
different wine regions. Courtesy of ThinkFilm Inc. Screening
will be followed by a Wine Panel Discussion and a ticketed
Wine Tasting sponsored by Stony Brook’s Center for Wine,
Food and Culture.
Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress -
Sijie Dai directed his award-winning novel in this beautiful
and sweeping Chinese/French film. New York Premiere
courtesy of Empire Pictures.
Heavens Fall - Terry Green, 2002 Stony Brook Grand Prize
Winner for Almost Salinas, returns to Stony Brook with the first
public "test screening" of his new hard-hitting courtroom
drama, starring Timothy Hutton, David Strathairn and Leelee
The Dying Gaul - Craig Lucas, writer of the Stony Brook
2003 Closing Night film, The Secret Lives of Dentists, wrote
and directed this dark and dramatic thriller starring Campbell
Scott, Patricia Clarkson and Peter Sarsgaard. New York
Premiere courtesy of Holedigger Films.
Closing Night: Ghyslaine Côté, 2000 Stony Brook Grand Prize
Winner with Meanwhile, directed the stirring drama, The Five of
Us. A brilliant cast, led by Jacinthe Laguë, highlights this
Canadian feature’s East Coast Premiere.
Receptions at the Festival include:
COMPETITION KICK-OFF PARTY
Friday, July 22 at 11:30 pm
University Art Gallery, Staller Center
Join us as we welcome many of our Opening Weekend filmmakers
along with cast members and crew from their films. Our University
Art Gallery will be transformed into a "nightclub" equipped with a
DJ, beer, wine, and snacks as we "get this party started."
SUPPER UNDER THE STARS AT JASMINE
Saturday, July 23 at 11:30 pm
Jasmine, Charles B. Wang Center (adjacent to Staller Center)
Keep the night going with a light supper and enjoy the outside
patio at Jasmine, Stony Brook’s newest Asian eatery inside the
Charles B. Wang Center. Mingle with filmmakers, actors and
guests while enjoying great food, live music and the ambiance of
Staller’s newest neighbor.
CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS RECEPTION
Saturday, July 30 at 10:30 pm
Sponsored by The Village Voice
University Art Gallery, Staller Center
Always a highlight of the Festival! Following our Closing Night
film, The Five of Us, the Festival will bestow both Jury Prizes
and Audience Choice Awards on the feature and short films. Join
us in the Art Gallery for drinks and hors d’oeuvres as we bring
back our winning filmmakers and special guests to enjoy The
Village Voice’s exclusive party. Toast the filmmakers, guests
and audience at the Festival’s finale.
SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR MONDOVINO FILM SCREENING, PANEL AND WINE TASTING
Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 pm
The documentary, Mondovino, which focuses on wine makers
around the world, will be featured.
Panel Discussion at Staller Center
Immediately following the screening of Mondovino, wine makers,
wine journalists and members of the wine industry will participate
in a panel discussion entitled, "Critics, Artisans and
Agribusiness: Who Really Makes Wine Today?" The discussion
will be held in the Main Theatre of Staller Center and is
included with your pass or purchase of a ticket to Mondovino.
Wine Tasting in the Charles B. Wang Center,
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A tasting featuring both "artisinal" and "global" wines to follow the
panel discussion will be held in the Wang Center, hosted by the
Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food, and Culture.
Please call Ginny Clancy at (631) 632-9404 to purchase tickets for
the tasting. Ticket supplies are limited.