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Stony Brook Film Festival, Stony Brook University


 “Man in the Chair” makes East Coast Premiere at the Stony Brook Film Festival Actors Christopher Plummer and M. Emmet Walsh attend screening and Q&A         along with Michael Schroeder, writer/director; others


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Left to right: At Man in the Chair Welcome Dinner: Alan Inkles, Director, Stony Brook Film Festival; Christopher Plummer, Actor; Michael Schroeder, writer/director, M. Emmet Walsh, Actor

Left to right: Man in the Chair’s Terry Cafaro, Editor; Christopher Plummer, Actor; Sarah Schroeder, producer; M. Emmet Walsh, Actor; Michael Schroeder, writer/director

Left to right: At Man in the Chair Welcome Dinner: Steve Levy, Suffolk County Executive; Terry Cafaro, Editor; Sarah Schroeder, Producer; Christopher Plummer, Actor; Shirley Strum Kenny, President, Stony Brook University; Michael Schroeder, writer/director,; M. Emmet Walsh, Actor; Alan Inkles, Stony Broook Film Festival Director



July 24, 2007, Stony Brook, NY -- Veteran actors Christopher Plummer and M. Emmet Walsh along with writer and director Michael Schroeder, producer Sarah Schroeder, and Editor Terry Cafaro attended the East Coast Premiere of “Man in the Chair” at the Stony Brook Film Festival on Monday night. "Man in the Chair" screened to a sold-out house of over 1000. The film is the story of a rebellious teenager making a film with the help of the retired filmmakers living at the Motion Picture Retirement Home. The actors’ entertaining remarks charmed the audience and everyone was reluctant to end the Q&A.


Jeffrey Blitz’s “Rocket Science” for Closing Night

The Stony Brook Film Festival continues through Saturday, July 28 when the New York Premiere of “Rocket Science” written and directed by Jeffrey Blitz will be screened courtesy of Picturehouse. A Closing Night Awards reception sponsored by HBO will be held on Main Stage and will be hosted by film critic John Anderson.


The Stony Brook Film Festival is held at Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, and is known for having the largest audiences on the festival circuit.

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Presenting Sponsors

The presenting sponsors for the Stony Brook Film Festival for 2007 are HBO, Jet Blue Airways, Long Island Pulse magazine, Suffolk County, Teachers Federal Credit Union, The Village Voice and WALK 97.5 Radio.     ###