short films

MFF: Little packages light up film festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsA short film isn’t just an excerpt.Dan Schoenbrun, who programmed the short films in the Montclair Film Festival, compares short films to...
Patti

MFF: ‘Patti Cake$’ shows New Jersey dreaming

'Patti Cake$' Fiction centerpiece Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St.By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsYou know how a great Broadway show has you...
Montclair

MFF: Montclair is in the Festival

Here are some of the films and events in MFF 2017 that directly connect to Montclair:“Emerging Filmmakers Competition,” 18 Montclair winners. Saturday, April 29,...
Baghdad

MFF: ‘Letters from Baghdad’ reveals explorer in film

'Letters from Baghdad"Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. Cinema 505, 505 Bloomfield Ave.By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsArchival footage, check.Voiceover, by famous actress, check.Talking heads, check.Talking heads who...
Retro Report

MFF: Retro Report looks behind the news

‘True or False? The Lure of the Fake Narrative’ Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m. Bellevue 2 260 Bellevue Ave.“True or False? Reporting in the...
deal

MFF: Montclair Film Festival offers a new deal

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsIt’s been a big deal in Montclair for five years.Now, for its sixth year, the Montclair Film Festival looks like a big...
opening

MFF: Opening with love: Montclair Film Festival and ‘STEP’

'STEP' MFF Opening Night Film Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St.By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsCommunity is what has made Montclair Film Festival...
UCC

‘Almost, Maine’ comes to UCC this weekend

Union Congregational Church presents John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine,” nine short plays set in the town of Almost, Maine, April 28-30 and May 4-6. Sunday...
death

Montclair Local theater review: Sex and Death and Tranquility

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsTongues get tied in the face of death. People go silent when dealing with injury. In the face of death and injury, it’s...
Climate

It’s garbage and it’s art: Montclair Film Festival’s Spotlight Project, the Climate Campaign Partnership

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThis year, for the second time, the Montclair Film Festival sponsored a Spotlight Project for local teens. Last year’s project focused on...