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PG-13| 2 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
In 1997, television commercial director Mark Moskowitz finally got around to reading a novel he had owned for 25 years, "The Stones of Summer" by Dow Mossman. Enthused about the coming-of-age novel, he was surprised to learn that its author had apparently written nothing else after its publication. In the course of tracking down the elusive author through conversations with critics and professors, Moskowitz examines the relationship between art and life, as it pertains to writers and readers.


Director: Mark Moskowitz

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Jet Films LLC

Stone Reader (2002)

Release Date: February 12th, 2003|2 hr. 25 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Heartfelt but somewhat bloated documentary that's partly an homage and partly a literary mystery. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film's recurring image is that of a butterfly fluttering around a flower, a lovely symbol of the reader drawn to a novel's nectar. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The result of Moskowitz's sleuthing is Stone Reader, a combination mystery, book celebration and -- sorry to say -- intrusively annoying self-portrait of the filmmaker. show more

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