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iW NEWS | "The Poet" to Open Staten Island Film Festival

By Indiewire | Indiewire June 20, 2007 at 9:32AM

Damian Lee's "The Poet," starring Daryl Hannah and Roy Scheider will open the Staten Island Film Festival on June 21. The romantic drama is the story of a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier amidst World War II. Separated by massacres in the village, the couple faces obstacles as they struggle on a perilous journey to survive the war and find one another. 114 films will screen at the festival, which concludes June 24. For more information, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]
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Damian Lee's "The Poet," starring Daryl Hannah and Roy Scheider will open the Staten Island Film Festival on June 21. The romantic drama is the story of a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier amidst World War II. Separated by massacres in the village, the couple faces obstacles as they struggle on a perilous journey to survive the war and find one another. 114 films will screen at the festival, which concludes June 24. For more information, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]