Northern Lights (television) A Disney Channel original movie, first aired on August 23, 1997. A New York woman goes to her brother’s funeral in small town New England, along with his onetime buddy, Ben, and gets the shock of her life. They are inheriting a young nephew she never knew she had. Directed by Linda Yellen. Stars Diane Keaton (Roberta Blumstein), Joseph Cross (Jack), Maury Chaykin (Ben). 95 min.