Stony Brook’s Staller for the Arts is teaming up with the Long Island Press Club for a special screening of A Private War.

The movie, which debuted in 2018, tells the story of Long Island native and war journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed while reporting in Syria in 2012 (scroll down to see the movie trailer).

A Private War will air on the seven anniversary of Colvin’s death on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a question and answer period with the film’s director Matthew Heineman, which will be moderated by SBU’s School of Journalism Dean Howard Schneider.

According to the Staller Center, Colvin was a fearless and rebellious spirit who reported from war-torn countries, giving a voice to the voiceless. Her impact on journalism is wide-felt, with Stony Brook University establishing the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting in her memory.

To support the center in her honor, there will be donation cards available at the showing.


The screening is part of Staller Center’s Spring Movie Series, which offers a movie pass for $30 for ten films, screening on five Fridays in February through March at Stony Brook University.

General admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for Stony Brook University students. To order go to or call the box office at 631-632-2787

To learn more about Colvin, click here.