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Circling the Airfield: Why Stony Brook Film Festival Booked Plane Crash Doc 'TWA Flight 800'

The Stony Brook Film Festival in New York (July 18-27) is the quintessential local movie event. Its director, Alan Inkles, sells out all his screenings, every year, because he knows exactly who his audience is, what it likes and where it lives. Which is why "TWA Flight 800" was a no-brainer: The site where the flight in question went down -- or was shot down -- is not so many miles from the state university where his festival takes place.
  • By John Anderson
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  • June 29, 2013 11:00 AM
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