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The Fencer (Finland) and Between Sea and Land (Colombia) were among the outstanding new independent films honored at the closing ceremonies of the 21st Stony Brook Film Festival, held at Staller Center July 21 through July 30. Film critic John Anderson hosted the Festival’s Closing Night Awards Reception on July 30. Alan Inkles, founder and director of the Festival, welcomed the winning filmmakers, the public and Ed Arentz of Music Box Films. Music Box Films in this year’s festival included The Innocents and the 2016 Closing Night film, A Man Called Ove. The winners were: 2016 Jury Award—Best Feature The Fencer Finland, Estonia, Germany –…

Stage, film and television actor Nathan Lane was among the cast representing the Stony Brook Film Festival’s World Premiere of the drama No Pay, Nudity in support of his long-time friend and the film’s director, Lee Wilkof. On stage at the Q&A following the screening were actors Loudon Wainwright III, also a Grammy-winning musician; Nathan Lane; Zoe Perry, daughter of actors Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Perry; and Lee Wilkof. No Pay, Nudity is his directorial debut. Wilkof was the original Seymour in Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors and has had a successful career in movies and on stage. Nathan Lane announced his future plans…

Director János Edelényi Receives Opening Night Award Scottish actor Brian Cox — Olivier Award and Emmy Award winning star of Stony Brook Film Festival’s opening night feature, The Carer — was presented with the Festival’s Career Achievement Award for his work in more than 200 films and television programs and even more stage productions in England, the U.S. and around the world. In The Carer, Brian Cox, perhaps best known from the Bourne Identity films, soars in his role as an aging lion of the theater who has isolated himself and bullied his care givers. Director János Edelényi was presented with the…

Heading to the Hamptons this summer? Visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton. The museum is open May to October, Thursday through Saturday, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Reservations are not required unless you want to do a guided tour at noon on those days, reserve your ticket here. Admission for Pollock-Krasner House members and for SUNY/CUNY faculty, staff and students is free. All other adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17 On Display August 4 to October 29 An exhibition of abstract graphics and works in other…

Two world premieres of American films and an expected appearance by screen and stage star Nathan Lane will highlight the 21st Stony Brook Film Festival presented by Island Federal Credit Union, which is screening at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University July 21-30. The festival of new independent films is annually attended by thousands of film lovers and showcases a highly selective compendium of features, documentaries and shorts, curated by the festival’s founder and director, Alan Inkles. In fact, Inkles was able to land the films he wanted for Opening Night and Closing Night, and both screenings will…

Magdalene Brandeis, associate director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Film program offered in association with Killer Films, has been invited to The White House in Washington, D.C. for a special March on Washington Film Festival awards ceremony and screening on Wednesday, July 20. Brandeis served as a juror in the Festival’s inaugural Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition this year. Founded in 2013 on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Festival includes 10 days of film screenings, discussions with filmmakers and producers, and panels on the groundbreaking activism of the 1960s, as…

Join Stony Brook University Athletics for the seventh annual Outdoor Movie Night on Tuesday, July 26, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The free showing of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out will start at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Admission is free, but you need to reserve and print tickets in advance at stonybrookathletics.com. Concessions will be available and spectators will be able to watch the movie from the stands or on the stadium field. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or beach towels to watch the movie from the field of LaValle Stadium. The rain date is Thursday,…

For four decades, writers have made the summer pilgrimage to the Southampton Writers Conference to hone their craft, and while the proximity to the ocean and the presence of literary luminaries like Roger Rosenblatt, Jules Feiffer and Billy Collins have certainly been a draw, what has set the popular conference apart has been its knack for helping attendees achieve their goal. They get work done. “Writers write, and so our first, best hope is that our writers will come away from the conference with fresh work that they’re proud of, new friends with whom to share the writer’s life, and new…

More than 1,000 preschool children have experienced the Instrument Petting Zoo created by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. Educational outreach staffers, students and professional musicians have brought the Zoo to local libraries, Head Start centers and non-profit organizations so the children can see, hear and learn about the different instrument families and play those instruments with the help of Zoo staff. “We enjoy exposing young children to musical instruments,” said Paul Newland, Staller Center outreach director. “The children light up at the chance to hold a bow, make music on a violin and press the keys…

Hundreds of record album covers are featured in The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery’s upcoming exhibit, ON THE RECORD: Album Cover Art, on view July 19 and open during all 10 evenings of the Stony Brook Film Festival at Staller Center. A reception will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 6 pm to 8 pm in conjunction with the opening night of the Film Festival. The gallery is free and open to the public. ON THE RECORD includes iconic record covers from Miles Davis’ Tutu to David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane and from the Beatles’ Abbey Road to the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers to Mumford and Sons’ Sigh no More. In addition, albums from movies such…

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