Stony Brook University Annual Film Festival

Stony Brook Film Festival Guide: July 20

A look at what’s showing at the Staller Center on Friday.


Credit courtesy Stony Brook Film Festival

The lineup for Friday, July 20 at the Stony Brook Film Festival:

7:00 p.m.

Behind the Orange Curtain (85 minutes)
This documentary explores the prescription drug overdose deaths of teenagers in record numbers in Orange County, California, one of the nation’s wealthiest suburbs – an issue not too far removed from the prescription drug epidemic on Long Island. It makes its East Coast premiere, with its director, Brent Huff, and Natalie Costa, its executive producer, in attendance at the screening. Watch the documentary’s trailer here.

9:30 p.m.

A Russian Elephant in the Room (12 minutes)
A short film from U.K. director Tanya Andrews about a lonely young boy who discovers a clown down-on-his-luck.

My First Wedding (102 minutes) – in Spanish with subtitles
Jewish-born Adrián and Catholic-born Leonora are set to be married – but the groom has misplaced the wedding rings, the priest and the rabbi have lost their chauffeur, and the families are of little help. A comedy that draws upon the politics of “The Big Day” from writer Patricio Vega and director Ariel Winograd.

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