The world premiere of Terry Green’s “No God No Master,” toplined by David Strathairn, will open the 17th annual Stony Brook Film Festival this summer.
Lineup also includes spotlight film “Shanghai Calling,” Daniel Hsia’s cross-cultural romantic comedy, and closing night offering “The Day I Saw Your Heart,” a French comedy starring Melanie Laurent. Docs include “Behind the Orange Curtain,” Brent Huff’s look at prescription drug abuse among young Orange County denizens.
“No God No Master,” set in the years following World War I, centers on an anarchist expert (Strathairn) in the secret service. Ray Wise and Sam Witwer also appear in the drama with a cast of characters that includes J. Edgar Hoover, Emma Goldman and John D. Rockefeller.
Also among the pics on tap for the Stony Brook, N.Y. event are Keanu Reaves-narrated doc “Side by Side” and Julie Delpy topliner “Skylab.” The fest runs July 19-28.