Stuart Masterson, making her directorial debut with "The Cake
Eaters," won the jury award for best feature at the 13th annual Stony
Brook Film Festival Saturday night.
Taking the audience-choice prize for best feature was "Children of
Glory," about the 1956 Hungarian revolt against Soviet domination. In the
shorts category: "In the Name of the Son" won the jury award for its
depiction of the siege of Sarajevo; Bill Block's uplifting "The
Drummer" was voted audience favorite. Kari Skogland's "The Stone
Angel," starring Ellen
Burstyn and Ellen Page, won a special achievement award.
Masterson, who appeared at the Staller Center's screening of "Cake
Eaters," directed the film written by Jayce
Bartok, who co-starred with Bruce Dern, Elizabeth Ashley, Jesse Martin and
Kristen Stewart as a high school girl with a deteriorating genetic disorder
who wants to live a little before it's too late. The film will be released in