Our March film occupies a unique position: more people have seen a documentary about its making than have seen the film itself.
Stolen Summer was the first film produced by Project Greenlight, founded by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Chris Moore to facilitate the work of new filmmakers. How it came to be was the subject of the first season of the Project Greenlight series on HBO.
It’s the touching story of a young Catholic boy, Peter O’Malley, who’s on a quest to help a dying Jewish friend, Danny Jacobsen, get into heaven. On an unforgettable adventure marked by conflict and discovery, Pete and Danny will together learn the true meaning of hope and friendship. With Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects) portraying the families’ patriarchs, this critically acclaimed feature also stars Brian Dennehy (Tommy Boy), Bonnie Hunt (The Green Miles), and Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie) in an outstanding all-star cast.
We’ll see it on Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the Braunstein Community Room. It’s rated PG.