Montclair Film Festival: Truth is difficult- awards presented

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news There was a theme at the Jury Award presentation Saturday night: truth-telling is more important than ever. The awards ceremony was held at MFF’s new home, Cinema505, The Investors Bank Film & Media...

Culture in brief: Montclair Film seeks junior jury

Montclair Film is accepting applicants for the 2018 Montclair Film Festival Junior Jury now through March 18. This program offers students in grades 10 to 12 the opportunity to meet industry professionals and learn...
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MFF: Montclair kids say “Action!”

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Film Festival includes a chance for young filmmakers in New Jersey and beyond to shine. Each year, the festival offers the Emerging Filmmakers competition for students in fourth grade through their...

Nathan Lane on coming out in film and in life

Actor Nathan Lane will appear at NJPAC on Saturday, Oct. 21, after a screening of "The Birdcage."
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MFF: Tre Maison Dasan looks at how families feel imprisoned with parents

When parents go to prison, the whole family's in jail.
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MFF: Laura Linney gives Master Class

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Four pairs of lucky Montclair State University students took a master class from Laura Linney on Friday, April 28, at the new headquarters of Montclair Film, Cinema 505. Linney is performing with Cynthia...

‘All hope for politics is local’: Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee at fundraiser for...

Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee as sad to be happy, and think hope is local.
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MFF: Fashion gospel, house party, and André Leon Talley

By KELLY NICHOLAIDES For Montclair Local A haute couture defining figure in late 20th century style, Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley seems to have been driven by his childhood experience in a Southern black Baptist church...
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Montclair Film Festival announces key films

Montclair Film has announced the opening, centerpiece and final films of this year’s Montclair Film Festival. Amanda Lipitz’s “Step” will open MFF on Friday, April 28. Stanley Nelson’s “Tell Them We Are Rising: America’s Black...

Montclair Film Festival winds down with Cinema 505 party

    By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news   The Montclair Film Festival had its closing night with a housewarming party of sorts. At the end-of-festival filmmakers’ party at Cinema 505, it was a packed house: “cheek by jowl,” as Executive Director...