‘Heavens’ high for festival

Stony Brook fest closes with 'Aurora'

The Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off July 20 with “Heavens Fall,” Terry Green’s retelling of the notorious 1930s Scottsboro boys case, with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn and Anthony Mackie.

A sneak preview of the pic featured at last year’s edition, but the film will be making its East Coast preem at the fest. Case concerned the trials of nine young black men accused of raping two Alabama girls.

The 11th edition of the festival, running through July 29 at the Stony Brook U. Staller Center for the Arts on Long Island, will unspool 24 features and a number of shorts.

Fest will host an evening’s discussion with scribe Alan Alder, as well as seminar “Making an Anti-Hollywood Movie for Under $40 Grand,” with actor-helmer John Putch.

Closing night film will be “Aurora Borealis,” helmed by James Burke and starring Joshua Jackson and Donald Sutherland.

More Film

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $230 Million at International Box Office

    The Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off July 20 with “Heavens Fall,” Terry Green’s retelling of the notorious 1930s Scottsboro boys case, with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn and Anthony Mackie. A sneak preview of the pic featured at last year’s edition, but the film will be making its East Coast preem at […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi..Captain Phasma

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Soars to $220 Million Opening Weekend

    The Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off July 20 with “Heavens Fall,” Terry Green’s retelling of the notorious 1930s Scottsboro boys case, with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn and Anthony Mackie. A sneak preview of the pic featured at last year’s edition, but the film will be making its East Coast preem at […]

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    The Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off July 20 with “Heavens Fall,” Terry Green’s retelling of the notorious 1930s Scottsboro boys case, with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn and Anthony Mackie. A sneak preview of the pic featured at last year’s edition, but the film will be making its East Coast preem at […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    The Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off July 20 with “Heavens Fall,” Terry Green’s retelling of the notorious 1930s Scottsboro boys case, with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn and Anthony Mackie. A sneak preview of the pic featured at last year’s edition, but the film will be making its East Coast preem at […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    The Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off July 20 with “Heavens Fall,” Terry Green’s retelling of the notorious 1930s Scottsboro boys case, with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn and Anthony Mackie. A sneak preview of the pic featured at last year’s edition, but the film will be making its East Coast preem at […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    The Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off July 20 with “Heavens Fall,” Terry Green’s retelling of the notorious 1930s Scottsboro boys case, with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn and Anthony Mackie. A sneak preview of the pic featured at last year’s edition, but the film will be making its East Coast preem at […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    The Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off July 20 with “Heavens Fall,” Terry Green’s retelling of the notorious 1930s Scottsboro boys case, with Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn and Anthony Mackie. A sneak preview of the pic featured at last year’s edition, but the film will be making its East Coast preem at […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content