This year’s 2020 Stony Brook Film Festival, will be offered virtually and over an extended 3 months. The Festival will showcase 24 new and independent films, all available to view online from September 10, 2020 through December 15, 2020.

The Festival kicks off with the American premiere of Dreamfactory, on Thursday, September 10 . Dreamfactory tells the romantic story between two movie extras, who are torn apart when East Germany closes its border and erects the Berlin Wall, an epic tale told against the backdrop of history, this film is part comedy, part musical, part romance, and a pure joy from beginning to end. Dreamfactory was recently picked up by Capelight/MPI for U.S. distribution, but you can see it first at the Stony Brook Film Festival.

Many of this year’s films revolve around the theme of having one’s life interrupted. Whether it is interrupted by war, violence, substance abuse, sexual abuse, birth, death – or even just really bad traffic – this universal experience of having to put one’s plans on hold weaves its way through our series this year. It simultaneously takes us back to a time before Covid19 while also mirroring many of the struggles many of us are currently dealing with, sometimes with tears, but often through love and humor. “In these very uncertain and precarious times we find ourselves in”, Festival Director Alan Inkles states, “we hope the mix of these socially conscience films balanced with uplifting, often fun and joyous stories, with spectacular performances, will provide the stimulation and entertainment we are all so desperately craving”.

Attendees can choose to buy a Pass or Single Tickets.

2020 Stony Brook Film Festival Schedule

September 10, 2020
FEATURE: Dreamfactory (Germany)
SHORT: Extra Innings (United States)

September 17, 2020
FEATURE: The Subject (United States)
SHORT: Corners (United States)

September 24, 2020
FEATURE: Those Who Remained (Hungary)
SHORT: Sticker (Macedonia)

OCTOBER 1, 2020
FEATURE: Of Love and Lies (France/Belgium)
SHORT: Generation Lockdown (United States)

October 8, 2020
FEATURE: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Germany/Switzerland)
SHORT: Walk a Mile (New Zealand)

October 15, 2020
FEATURE: The Art of Waiting (Israel)
SHORT: Waterproof (United States)

October 22, 2020
FEATURE: Higher Love (United States)
SHORT: A Simple F*cking Gesture (Canada)

November 5, 2020
FEATURE: Long Time, No See (France)
SHORT: Touch (Israel)

November 12, 2020
FEATURE: Submission (Portugal)
SHORT: They Won’t Last (United States)

November 19, 2020
FEATURE: Relativity (Germany)
SHORT: Forêt Noire (France/Canada)

December 3, 2020
FEATURE: On the Quiet (Hungary)
SHORT: Jane (United States)

December 10, 2020
FEATURE: My Name is Sara (United States/Poland)
SHORT: Maradona’s Legs (Germany/Palenstine)

December 15, 2020
7:00 PM

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