2019 MFF: ‘Life with Layla’ is a child’s-eye view on addiction

In "Life with Layla," Ken Spooner and Mike Mee look at a family's struggle with heroin addiction and the impact it has on each member.

2019 MFF: Dead mom on a soap opera? Utt and Tullock’s ‘Before You Know...

in "Before You Know It," a quirky film by Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock, Mandy Patinkin and Judith Light play members of a theater family.
Tre Maison Dasan

MFF: Tre Maison Dasan looks at how families feel imprisoned with parents

When parents go to prison, the whole family's in jail.
Science on Screen

Culture in brief: Science on Screen at Montclair Film

Science On Screen programming at Montclair film will feature three films with special presentations from attending guests and Q&As following each screening. The series features three films that address virtual reality and artificial intelligence. On...

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 Archival footage, check. Voiceover, by famous actress, check. Talking heads, check. Talking heads who died 85 years ago— Wait! T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) appears...

MFF: Rachel Weisz makes her own choices

By PATRICIA CONOVER For Montclair Local Most of the children who watched “National Velvet” on television decided that they wanted a horse, Stephen Colbert observed. But not Rachel Weisz. When Colbert asked Weisz when she first realized...

MFF: Richard Wesley gives master class

By PATRICIA CONOVER For Montclair Local “I hold The New York Times up and I say, ‘this is the novel’,” Montclairite Richard Wesley says he tells his screenwriting students. “Then, I hold up the Daily News...

Film: ‘Equal Means Equal’ to screen in Montclair

By GWEN OREL It’s perfectly legal to pay a woman less than a man for the same job. Women don’t have equal protection under the law. Many people assume that they do but in fact, said Judith...

Ex-mayor’s ‘Hello’ captures creative process of guitarist Lee Ranaldo

Saturday, May 6, 7:45 p.m. Clairidge Theater, 486 Bloomfield Ave. By LINDA MOSS Former Township Mayor Jerry Fried is pleased to return to his roots as a filmmaker and to have a work he co-produced and edited,...

Movie theater operators reportedly express interest in Montclair’s Bellevue Theatre

By ERIN ROLL It may not be fade to black for the Bellevue Theatre just yet. But that depends on a lot of “ifs.” Angelo Cifelli, the attorney for theater owner Jesse Y. Sayegh, said Tuesday...