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Spring 2014 Films


Maria the Korean Bride: 50 Weddings/ 50 Husbands
April 2, 2014

Film PosterPerformance artist Maria Yoon is a first generation Korean-American who calls herself 'the voice of the unmarried Asian-American woman.' Feeling, like many single women of a certain age, a growing pressure to wed, Maria decides to take matrimony to the next level. Becoming Maria the Korean Bride, she gets married in all fifty states, exploring the institution of marriage in cross-cultural perspective. Her nine-year journey engages volunteer participants who are actual reverends, photographers, and bachelors, and culminates in a ceremony held in Times Square, NYC. 

Followed by discussion with Maria Yoon

Maria Yoon is a Korean-born artist who lives and works in New York City. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union. Maria is a recipient of the Alex Katz Tuition Award and a summer residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Maria the Korean Bride has been funded in part by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, NYC Cultural Affairs, Asian Women Giving Circle and Franklin Furnace amongst others. Her journey across America has received significant attention from Korean and pan-Asian American communities, as well as from institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art. For more please visit:

(Maria Yoon / 2012 / USA / English and Korean / 75 minutes)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 pm
Charles B. Wang Center's Theatre

Free admission!




Port Jefferson Documentary Series

Since 2005, under the auspices of Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council, the Port Jefferson Documentary Series has presented many of the most notable and acclaimed documentary films made in the United States and around the world, often fresh from award-winning appearances at leading film festivals.

The volunteer members of the Port Jefferson Documentary Series screen scores of top films every season in order to select just seven that strike them as important, compelling and – to put it simply – worth seeing. At the conclusion of each film, directors, producers or other "in the know" guest speakers lead a Q&A with audience members.

Film PosterLinsanity
(Evan Leong / 2013 / USA / English / 89 Minutes)
March 3, 2014 at 7 pm in the Wang Center Theatre


In February 2012, the New York Knicks were having a truly unremarkable season and seemed unlikely to see postseason play – when point guard Jeremy Lin sparked a celebrated seven-game winning streak. Lin, one of the few Asian-Americans playing in the NBA, was an athlete whose promising career had known more than a few setbacks before emerging as an “unlikely hero” and bona fide sports star.

Linsanity documents Lin's life on and off the court, including his relationship with his family, his college career at Harvard, his time with the Houston Rockets, his experiences with racism in a sport where few Asians excel, and his strong Christian faith.

Admission: $7 General / Free for Stony Brook Students

Film PosterThe Prime Ministers: the Pioneers
(Richard Trank / 2013 / USA / English / ND?)
March 31, 2014 at 7 pm in the Wang Center Theatre

Weaving a rich tapestry of history and personal testimonies, The Prime Ministers brings some of the most important events of the 20th and 21st centuries to life. Based on the best- selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, the film offers an insider perspective on the careers of Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres, and reveals new details about the Six-Day War, the development of Israel’s close strategic relationship with the United States, the fight against terrorism, the Yom Kippur War and its aftermath.

Starring the voices of Sandra Bullock as Golda Meir, Michael Douglas as Yitzhak Rabin, Leonard Nimoy as Levi Eshkol and Christoph Waltz as Menachem Begin, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers is written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Richard Trank and co-written and produced by two-time Academy Award winner Rabbi Marvin Hier. Grammy and Emmy winner Lee Holdridge composed and conducted the film’s original score.

Admission: $7 General / Free for Stony Brook Students


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