2012 Stony Brook Film Festival

All films featured in 2012 Stony Brook Film Festival, both in and out of competition. Includes features, shorts, and documentaries. July 19-28 2012.
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1.
No God, No Master (2013)
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When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919... (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Green
“ World Premiere - USA - Out of competition. ” - fitzwell4991
 
2.
Behind the Orange Curtain (2012 Documentary)
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Behind the Orange Curtain is a documentary that delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse... (88 mins.)
Director: Brent Huff
“ East Coast Premiere - USA - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
3.
A Russian Elephant in the Room (2011 Short Film)
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A chance encounter between a homeless street performer and a young boy reignites long-forgotten passion for entertaining, while in turn offering promise of a connection that will influence the course of their lives. (12 mins.)
Director: Tanya Andrews
“ UK - short film - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
4.
My First Wedding (2011)
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In "My First Wedding" ("Mi primera boda"), Jewish-born Adrián and Catholic-born Leonora have finally reached their wedding day... (102 mins.)
Director: Ariel Winograd
“ New York Premiere - Argentina - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
5.
Guilty (2011)
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A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime. (102 mins.)
Director: Vincent Garenq
“ France - Winner Outstanding Achievement in Acting ” - fitzwell4991
 
6.
Shanghai Calling (2012)
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A New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on business, where he finds himself in a legal mess that threatens his career. With the help of a relocation specialist and her contacts, he soon learns to appreciate the wonders of Shanghai. (100 mins.)
Director: Daniel Hsia
“ East Coast Premiere - USA - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
7.
The Glowing Hours (2012 Short Film)
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A young girl looks to the past to remember a promise she once made. (22 mins.)
Director: Paul Young
“ New York Premiere - UK - Short film ” - fitzwell4991
 
8.
Shuffle (2011)
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Shuffle is the tale of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he's going to be once he falls asleep. (82 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
“ New York Premiere - USA - Winner Jury Prize ” - fitzwell4991
 
9.
Nach der Stille (2011 Documentary)
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(82 mins.)
“ US Premiere - Germany - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
10.
Our Rhineland (2011 Short Film)
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In 1937, under the Third Reich, Germans of mixed race were located, identified and admitted into clinics. Hundreds were rendered sterile. Two sisters fought back. (17 mins.)
Director: Faren Humes
“ New York Premiere - USA - Short film ” - fitzwell4991
 
11.
Wunderkinder (2011)
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The story takes place in Ukraine (Poltava) in 1941 before and during the German invasion. This story... (100 mins.)
“ New York Premiere - Germany - Winner Audience Award: Best Feature ” - fitzwell4991
 
12.
Coma (2009 Short Film)
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After waking from a coma, Amanda leaves her husband, Doug, because he didn't honor their agreement: should either of them slip into a coma, the other would pull the plug. (15 mins.)
Director: Drew Antzis
“ New York Premiere - USA - short film ” - fitzwell4991
 
13.
3 Days of Normal (2012)
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A hot, young starlet with a flair for bad behavior finds herself stuck in a small New England town with a rigid, yet endearingly traditional police officer. Sparks fly. (82 mins.)
Director: Ishai Setton
“ East Coast Premiere - USA - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
14.
The Girl and the Spanish Boy (2011 Short Film)
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A girl falls in love with a Spanish boy. Theirs was a beautiful love, until a twist of fate forces the girl to start anew. (6 mins.)
Director: Danelle Eliav
“ U.S. Premiere - Canada - short film ” - fitzwell4991
 
15.
A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2012 Documentary)
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Doc Pomus was the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born... (98 mins.)
“ U.S. Premiere - USA - Winner Grand Jury Prize ” - fitzwell4991
 
16.
E.A. Poe's Berenice (2012 Short Film)
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One of Edgar Allan Poe's hidden gems, 'Berenice' is a macabre tale of loss and obsession. Egaeus is the heir to a vast estate... (21 mins.)
Director: Michael Stern
“ World Premiere - USA - short film ” - fitzwell4991
 
17.
Hotel Lux (2011)
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In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American... (102 mins.)
“ New York Premiere - Germany - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
18.
Ella (2012 Short Film)
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In Palma de Mallorca, through 5 year old kid innocence, and common life coincidences, an Afro-American... (19 mins.)
“ U.S. Premiere - Spain - short film ” - fitzwell4991
 
19.
Alle tijd (2011)
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When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome... (96 mins.)
Director: Job Gosschalk
“ U.S. Premiere - The Netherlands - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
20.
Findher (2010 Video)
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Liat (Liat Harlev) and Kobi (Kobi Faraj), a young Israeli couple, live in the city of Tel Aviv with their dog... (20 mins.)
Director: Gal Ziv
“ New York Premiere - Israel - short film ” - fitzwell4991
 
21.
Heathens and Thieves (2012)
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In the Old West, lawmen, drifters, and hired gunman converge on an isolated ranch, believing its Chinese owners possess stolen gold. (109 mins.)
“ East Coast Premiere - USA - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
22.
Folkswagon (2011 Short Film)
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A powerful and unexpected character-driven drama, the story of FOLKSWAGON will grab you and hold you... (20 mins.)
Director: Shachar Langlev
“ East Coast Premiere - USA - short film ” - fitzwell4991
 
23.
Taped (2012)
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A young Dutch couple vacationing in Argentina unwittingly witness a murder and end up going on the run from the perpetrator, who just happens to be a cop. (90 mins.)
“ U.S. Premiere - The Netherlands - Winner Jury Prize: Best Feature ” - fitzwell4991
 
24.
Bordando la frontera (2010 Short Film)
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Miguel Canales learns that his 3-year-old daughter has a brain tumor and needs surgery. Running out of options... (26 mins.)
Director: Rene Rhi
“ East Coast Premiere - USA/Mexico - Winner Audience Award: Best Short ” - fitzwell4991
 
25.
Twiggy (2011)
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(81 mins.)
“ East Coast Premiere - France - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
26.
Election Day (2010 Short Film)
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On the day of the election for senior class president at Lyndon Johnson High School, popular candidate... (11 mins.)
Director: Zach Wechter
“ USA - short film - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
27.
Westwind (2011)
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While training for sculling championship at summer camp in Hungary in 1988 East German teenage twin sisters meet young guys vacationing from Hamburg. In the meeting of east and west the bond between sisters is tested. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Thalheim
“ U.S. Premiere - Germany - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
28.
Shoot the Moon (2012 Short Film)
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Marcy Meyers is down on her luck. Faced with piling bills, the remnants of a failed marriage, and now an imminent home foreclosure... (26 mins.)
Director: Alexander Gaeta
“ New York Premiere - USA - Winner Jury Prize: Best Short Film ” - fitzwell4991
 
29.
Hotel Swooni (2011)
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In a luxurious hotel, the lives of 6 people cross. A story about love, life and the search for happiness. (83 mins.)
Director: Kaat Beels
“ East Coast Premiere - Belgium - In Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
30.
Side by Side (2012 Documentary)
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The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (99 mins.)
Director: Chris Kenneally
“ USA - Out of Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
31.
Skylab (2011)
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In July 1979, during the Summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family (parents... (114 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
“ East Coast Premiere - France - Out of Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
32.
When You Find Me (2011 Short Film)
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A young boy asks his pregnant mother if he will like his baby brother, and he asks her if she has a brother...
“ USA - Out of Competition ” - fitzwell4991
 
33.
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
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In this delightful comedy Justine (Inglourious Basterds' Mélanie Laurent) flits from one boyfriend to the next while her immature father secretly befriends them all. (98 mins.)
“ New York Premiere - France - Out of Competition ” - fitzwell4991