2012 Stony Brook Film Festival

by fitzwell4991 | created - 22 Nov 2012 | updated - 22 Nov 2012 | Public

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)

PG-13 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.9
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48 Metascore

When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: David Strathairn, Ray Wise, Sam Witwer, Alessandro Mario

Votes: 692 | Gross: $0.01M

World Premiere - USA - Out of competition.

2. Behind the Orange Curtain (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.8
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Behind the Orange Curtain is a documentary that delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse in one of the most affluent counties in the country. Young, privileged teenagers are... See full summary »

Director: Brent Huff | Stars: Aisha Armer, Jodi Barber, Geoff Blaylock, Mary Bono

Votes: 39

East Coast Premiere - USA - In Competition

3. A Russian Elephant in the Room (2011)

12 min | Short, Drama

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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.

Director: Tanya Meessmann | Stars: James Dodd, Jackie Kane, Ross Mullan, Jay Penrake

UK - short film - In Competition

4. My First Wedding (2011)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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In "My First Wedding" ("Mi primera boda"), Jewish-born Adrián and Catholic-born Leonora have finally reached their wedding day. Instead of gracefully embracing matrimony, Adrián spends the ... See full summary »

Director: Ariel Winograd | Stars: Natalia Oreiro, Daniel Hendler, Imanol Arias, Martín Piroyansky

Votes: 827

New York Premiere - Argentina - In Competition

5. Présumé coupable (2011)

102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime.

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Noémie Lvovsky, Raphaël Ferret

Votes: 1,483

France - Winner Outstanding Achievement in Acting

6. Shanghai Calling (2012)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Daniel Hsia | Stars: Le Geng, Daniel Henney, Sean Gallagher, Bill Marcus

Votes: 1,408 | Gross: $0.01M

East Coast Premiere - USA - In Competition

7. The Glowing Hours (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Short, Drama

8.2
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A young girl looks to the past to remember a promise she once made.

Director: Paul Young | Stars: Maya Beresford, Virge Gilchrist, Michelle Augustin, Lily Hill

Votes: 40

New York Premiere - UK - Short film

8. Shuffle (2011)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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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.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: T.J. Thyne, Paula Rhodes, Chris Stone, Meeghan Holaway

Votes: 1,164

New York Premiere - USA - Winner Jury Prize

9. Nach der Stille (2011)

82 min | Documentary

7.9
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Er war Pazifist und Humanist, kämpfte für Verständigung und glaubte an den Dialog zwischen Israelis und Palästinensern am 31. März 2002 kommt der Israeli Dov Chernobroda bei einem ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Stephanie Bürger, Jule Ott, Manal Abdallah

Votes: 9

US Premiere - Germany - In Competition

10. Our Rhineland (2011)

17 min | Short, Drama

8.6
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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.

Director: Faren Humes | Stars: Sabrina Alashi, Dasie Thames, Josef Urban, William P. Hill

Votes: 7

New York Premiere - USA - Short film

11. Wunderkinder (2011)

100 min | Drama, Music, War

6.8
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The story takes place in Ukraine (Poltava) in 1941 before and during the German invasion. This story is about deep friendship between three musically talented children . Two Jewish children... See full summary »

Director: Markus Rosenmüller | Stars: Gedeon Burkhard, Michael Mendl, Catherine Flemming, Natalia Avelon

Votes: 631

New York Premiere - Germany - Winner Audience Award: Best Feature

12. Coma (I) (2009)

15 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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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.

Director: Drew Antzis | Stars: Renee Albert, Reno Behnken, Judy Ben-Asher, Tamara Bick

Votes: 6

New York Premiere - USA - short film

13. 3 Days of Normal (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

5.5
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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.

Director: Ishai Setton | Stars: Mircea Monroe, Jace Mclean, Richard Riehle, Lin Shaye

Votes: 358

East Coast Premiere - USA - In Competition

14. The Girl and the Spanish Boy (2011)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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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.

Director: Danelle Eliav | Stars: Danelle Eliav, Micha Lazare, Jillian Pearson, Angelo Rosso

Votes: 5

U.S. Premiere - Canada - short film

15. A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.5
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83 Metascore

Doc Pomus was the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, ... See full summary »

Directors: William Hechter, Peter Miller | Stars: Willi Burke, Marshall Chapman, Shawn Colvin, Dion DiMucci

Votes: 67

U.S. Premiere - USA - Winner Grand Jury Prize

16. E.A. Poe's Berenice (2012)

21 min | Short, Drama, Horror

9.0
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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. The only light in his life is his beautiful cousin, Berenice, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael D. Stern | Stars: Catherine Goodrich, Jessica Moss, Lauren Nicole Paige, Faron Salisbury

Votes: 8

World Premiere - USA - short film

17. Hotel Lux (2011)

102 min | Comedy

6.0
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In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Michael Herbig, Jürgen Vogel, Thekla Reuten, Valeriy Grishko

Votes: 972

New York Premiere - Germany - In Competition

18. Ella (II) (2012)

19 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.9
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In Palma de Mallorca, through 5 year old kid innocence, and common life coincidences, an Afro-American homeless remember his non-sense life going back 45 years in New York. All together ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Montes de Oca

Votes: 8

U.S. Premiere - Spain - short film

19. Alle tijd (2011)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the ... See full summary »

Director: Job Gosschalk | Stars: Paul de Leeuw, Karina Smulders, Lineke Rijxman, Teun Luijkx

Votes: 759

U.S. Premiere - The Netherlands - In Competition

20. Findher (2010 Video)

20 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.7
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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, Rickey. Without telling Liat, Kobi takes Rickey to participate in illegal dog ... See full summary »

Director: Gal Ziv | Stars: Askaf Abraham, Kobi Farag, Liat Harlev, Elad Katzir

Votes: 7

New York Premiere - Israel - short film

21. Heathens and Thieves (2012)

R | 109 min | Mystery, Thriller, Western

5.2
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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.

Directors: Megan Peterson, John Douglas Sinclair | Stars: Andrew Simpson, Gwendoline Yeo, Don Swayze, Richard Doyle

Votes: 363

East Coast Premiere - USA - In Competition

22. Folkswagon (2011)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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A powerful and unexpected character-driven drama, the story of FOLKSWAGON will grab you and hold you. Stifled by the army service he just completed, and desperate to get away from the ... See full summary »

Director: Shachar Langlev | Stars: Omer Barnea, George Bartenieff, Edgar Nicholson, Ed Schiff

Votes: 9

East Coast Premiere - USA - short film

23. Taped (2012)

90 min | Thriller

6.3
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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.

Director: Diederik Van Rooijen | Stars: Barry Atsma, Roos Dickmann, Susan Visser, Nahuel Cano

Votes: 1,310

U.S. Premiere - The Netherlands - Winner Jury Prize: Best Feature

24. Bordando la frontera (2010)

26 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Miguel Canales learns that his 3-year-old daughter has a brain tumor and needs surgery. Running out of options, he decides that his only choice to pay for her operation is to work in the ... See full summary »

Director: Rene Rhi | Stars: J. Francisco Rodriguez, Jesus Bernal, Juan Jose Cortez, Denise Escobedo

East Coast Premiere - USA/Mexico - Winner Audience Award: Best Short

25. La brindille (2011)

81 min | Drama

5.8
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Sarah is a twenty years old hard working woman who learns that she is six month pregnant. But she doesn't want to have a child at this moment: she will try to find a balance between the life she wants and the steps she has to go through.

Director: Emmanuelle Millet | Stars: Christa Théret, Johan Libéreau, Maud Wyler, Anne Le Ny

Votes: 108

East Coast Premiere - France - In Competition

26. Election Day (2010)

PG | 11 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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On the day of the election for senior class president at Lyndon Johnson High School, popular candidate and charming socialite Michael Fabrizio discovers that Leah Riteman, Michael's ... See full summary »

Director: Zach Wechter | Stars: Jordan Jacinto, Lexi Sakowitz, Ari Stidham, Orson Ossman

Votes: 20

USA - short film - In Competition

27. Westwind (2011)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Robert Thalheim | Stars: Friederike Becht, Luise Heyer, Franz Dinda, Volker Bruch

Votes: 343

U.S. Premiere - Germany - In Competition

28. Shoot the Moon (2012)

26 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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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, she has nowhere to turn but to the hope of a miracle. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Gaeta | Stars: Pamela Bowen, Rachel Grate, Zachary Haven, Anita Davenport

Votes: 147

New York Premiere - USA - Winner Jury Prize: Best Short Film

29. Swooni (2011)

83 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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In a luxurious hotel, the lives of 6 people cross. A story about love, life and the search for happiness.

Director: Kaat Beels | Stars: Natali Broods, Enrique De Roeck, Sara de Roo, Viviane de Muynck

Votes: 238

East Coast Premiere - Belgium - In Competition

30. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.6
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 11,991 | Gross: $0.03M

USA - Out of Competition

31. Le Skylab (2011)

114 min | Comedy

6.4
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In July 1979, during the Summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family (parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives) are gathered to celebrate Granny Amandine's ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Emmanuelle Riva, Eric Elmosnino, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,761

East Coast Premiere - France - Out of Competition

32. When You Find Me (2011)

Short, Drama

7.1
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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. This sends the mother, Lisie, on a reverie of her relationship with her older ... See full summary »

Director: Bryce Dallas Howard | Stars: Liz Beebe, Karley Scott Collins, Michele Fischer, Pat Healy

Votes: 89

USA - Out of Competition

33. The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Jennifer Devoldère | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Michel Blanc, Florence Loiret Caille, Claude Perron

Votes: 1,348

New York Premiere - France - Out of Competition