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Summer Film Festival and More at Staller Center

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Summer Film Festival
Where can you see the U.S. premiere of an Israeli/Palestinian/German-produced documentary about a woman seeking out the family of the suicide bomber who took the life of her husband? Or the world premiere of a stunning period drama surrounding the Sacco and Vanzetti trial starring David Strathairn? Or the East Coast premiere of a comedy set in Shanghai that adds a new twist to Chinese-American relations? You can see these premieres and more than 30 independent features and short films from more than a dozen countries at the 17th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival from July 19 through July 28, 2012 at Staller Center. For a ticket information and a complete schedule and details of all the films, visit www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com.

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2012-13 Performance Season
You can now order tickets to the 2012-13 season of live shows at www.stallercenter.com, as well as read about and view videos of some of the upcoming shows. It’s an exciting mix of music, theatre, dance, jazz and family programs. Of special note is an expanded theatre season, including a dark comedy by Sarah Ruhl, “The Clean House,” which will have a full two-week run in one of Staller’s black box theatres in September. Another unique theatrical experience is the U.S. premiere in November of “Donka: A Letter to Chekhov,” a visually stunning theatre/cirque/dance production by the creators of Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Eloize. An international cast pays tribute to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov in a most unusual way. The production will play one night only at Staller and then go to The Brooklyn Academy of Music for a full run. See clips of this show.

Stony Brook University faculty and staff receive discounted tickets to Staller’s live season shows.

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