The New York Times

A Guide to Summer Arts

Outdoors, or In, the Fun Next Door


Published: May 25, 2008



JULY 17 - 26

STONY BROOK “Emotional Arithmetic,” a drama from Canada, opens the Stony Brook Film Festival, with Paolo Barzman, the director, scheduled to introduce the feature and answer questions afterward; many of the 20 other features and 14 shorts at this 10-day event at Stony Brook University, on Nicolls Road, will also be shown with a filmmaker or cast member on hand. Screening at 8 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater of the Staller Center, “Emotional Arithmetic” stars Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne and Max von Sydow as survivors of a French World War II “transit” camp who meet again decades later in the Quebec countryside; Christopher Plummer also figures into the dramatic entanglements. Festival passes are $65; individual tickets, $8 ($6, students or seniors). Information: (631) 632-2787 or (The full schedule is available June 2; single tickets go on sale July 7.) 


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STARS ARE OUT  "Emotional Arithmetic," a drama from Canada, opens the 10-day Stony Brook Film Festival starting July 17 at Stony Brook University.