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Friday, December 15, 2017

Montclair Film Festival announces jury awards

The Montclair Film Festival has released its 2017 juried awards. Most of the awards were announced at a ceremony held on Saturday evening at MFF’s  new home, The Investors Bank Film & Media Center. ...

Montclair Film Festival announces Emerging Filmmaker competition winners

The 2017 Junior Jury Abby Berberian, Bridgewater Raritan High School Aidan Champeau, Montclair High School David Chun, Millburn Alison Cottingham, Montclair Kimberley Academy Tyrell Dickerson, Academy 360 Soula Garcia, Bloomfield High School Hank Greenberg, Montclair High School Jackson Healey, Middletown High School...

Montclair Film announces line-up for Cinema505 for September: Japanese animation, classics and premieres

Montclair Film today announced the complete September 2017 film lineup for Cinema505, the organization’s screening space in the Investors Bank Film & Media Center at 505 Bloomfield Ave. September sees the continuation of The...

MFF: ‘Strong Island’ brings murder home

'Strong Island' Saturday May 6, 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, 1:45 p.m. Clairidge Theater, 486 Bloomfield Ave. “Emerging Black Voices” panel with Iyabo Boyd, Sabaaj Folayan and Yance Ford Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m. ...

Bellevue Theatre’s closing sparks shock, hope for rescue

By LINDA MOSS, ERIN ROLL and GWEN OREL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlocal.news orel@montclairlocal.news  This past Sunday night marked what could be the last picture show at the Bellevue Theatre, leaving residents shocked and heartbroken over Bow Tie Cinemas’ decision to...

Montclair Film Festival: singing and fighting together

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Montclair Film Festival Artistic Director Tom Hall introduced “Band Aid” on Saturday night at the Wellmont by saying that he’d seen the film at Sundance, and had just stopped laughing. Zoe Lister-Jones’ film...

Stings and Arrows: ‘ACORN and the Firestorm’ comes to Montclair Film Festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news A Fox News-watching conservative voter from Orlando named Travis has important things to say in Reuben Atlas’ new film, “ACORN and the Firestorm.” One might not think ACORN helped people like Travis, who...

Culture in brief: Reel Dialogue at MSU, George Pelecanos of ‘The Deuce’

Reel Montclair, the film conversation series created by the Film Institute at Montclair State, has partnered with the Writer’s Guild of America, East to present Dialogue with the Screenwriter. This monthly, in-depth discussion series...

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.news You know how a great Broadway show has you humming a tune as you leave? Geremy Jasper’s new movie “Patti...

‘Rocky Horror’ holds last performance in Montclair

After 14 years, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" had its final show at the Bellevue Theatre last weekend.

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