SONNY BOY - U.S. Premiere

THURSDAY, JULY 21 AT 8:00 PM SONNY BOY U.S. Premiere—Netherlands—132 minutes In Dutch and German with subtitles. Directed by Maria Peters. Written by Maria Peters and Pieter van de Waterbeemd. With Ricky Koole, Sergio Hasselbaink, Marcel Hensema, Fritz Lambrechts, Misha Hulshof, and Gaite Jansen.


On Opening Night, the Stony Brook Film Festival hosts the U.S. premiere of Sonny Boy, a powerful film based on actual events. Sonny Boy centers on two people: Rika, a devoted, fun-loving mother of four children, and Waldemar, an ambitious, earnest young man from Surinam who travels to Holland to study. The realities of pre-war Dutch society with its prejudices and rigidity, and the brutal, devastating power of World War II will change their lives. Sonny Boy is an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Annejet van der Zijl. 

Produced by Maria Peters, Hans Pos and Dave Schram. Director of Photography: Walther Vanden Ende. Opening Night Premiere courtesy of Shooting Star and Eye Film.