“Coming of Age in Suburbia,” a retrospective of movies about youth in American suburbs, and “Filmmakers Local 505,” a new initiative partnering with local filmmakers to showcase movies by Montclair and New Jersey artists, will be featured in the June lineup for Cinema505.
“Coming Of Age In Suburbia, Part I” will show films that, according to a release, show “representations of suburban youth culture down the decades, featuring films that express the eternal conflict between the constraints of small town living and the experience of being young and, for the first time, confronting the values and expectations of the American dream.”
June 2 and 3: “Donnie Darko: The 4K Restoration” (2001), directed by Richard Kelly
June 3 and 4: “The Virgin Suicides” (2000), directed by Sofia Coppola
June 9 and 10: “Over the Edge” (1979), directed by Jonathan Kaplan
June 10 and 11: “My Girl” (1991), directed by Howard Zieff
June 23 and 24: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012), directed by by Stephen Chbosky
June 24 and 25: “River’s Edge” (1987), directed by Tim Hunter
June 29 and 30: “Ghost World” (2001), directed by Terry Zwigoff
The Filmmakers Local 505 initiative offers local filmmakers the opportunity to share new films with local audiences, and also offers a revenue-sharing opportunity, with a percentage of all ticket revenue given to the filmmakers. This program is open for submissions on an ongoing basis by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries. The inaugural line-up will feature a week-long run of Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl’s “Letters from Baghdad,” which recently screened to a sold-out audience at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival.
Finally, the lineup includes a special screening of the classic “Thelma & Louise,” co-presented by Watchung Booksellers, in conjunction with the launch of “Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge,” with author Becky Aikman in attendance for a post screening Q&A.
June 7 and 8: “The Black Monk” with Q&A, directed by Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno
June 14 and 15: “Saving the Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport” with Q&A, directed by Scott Morris
June 16-22: “Letters from Baghdad” with Q&A, directed by Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl
June 28 and 29: “Thelma & Louise,” directed by Ridley Scott
Co-presented by Watchung Booksellers in conjunction with the launch of “Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge” with author Becky Aikman in attendance for a post screening Q&A on June 28 only.
“We’re excited to open our doors year-round and welcome film lovers to our new home at Cinema505,” said Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall. “The inaugural programs represent a wonderful range of stories and storytellers that we hope will inspire audiences to visit us often.”
The complete lineup, including showtimes and tickets, is at montclairfilm.org