This year's Stony Brook Film Festival will kick off with the world premiere of writer/director Terry Green's film No God No Master, a drama depicting social unrest in post-World War I America.
Among the film's stars: David Strathairn in the role of William J. Flynn, the Anarchist expert whose job it is to find saboteurs during the summer of 1919, and Ray Wise in the role of Alexander Palmer, the anti-Communist U.S. Attorney General at the time.
Festival director Alan Inkles called the film "a beautifully produced feature with an outstanding ensemble of actors."
“We are delighted to open the Stony Brook Film Festival with No God No Master," Inkles said. "As Terry Green notes, ‘The disintegration of civil liberties during times of social unrest is nothing new in America.’ Stony Brook is proud to bring such a timely, riveting film to our audience for Opening Night.”
Green's history at the Staller Center is a decorated one: his first feature film, Almost Salinas, won the Stony Brook Film Festival Grand Prize in 2002; his next, Heavens Fall, was the opening night feature in 2006.
The film festival, now in its 17th year, will run from July 19 through July 28 at the .
Watch the trailer for No God No Master here.