‘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.

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