MFF: Growth, community and bright lights as film festival opens tonight

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news We caught up to Bob Feinberg, Founder and chairman of Montclair Film, while he was out walking his Cavapoo dog Maeby (named for a character in “Arrested Development”) on a Saturday morning....

Bellevue Theatre’s closing sparks shock, hope for rescue

By LINDA MOSS, ERIN ROLL and GWEN ORELmoss@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...
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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: Rising to higher education, the story of HBCU

'Tell Them We Are Rising' Friday, May 5, 7 p.m. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St.Director Stanley Nelson in attendance Followed by House Party at The Wellmont, 9 p.m.-midnight A “digital yearbook” has been established...
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A sneak peek at Montclair Film’s new home

Montclair Film, which presents the Montclair Film Festival, has a brand-new office space at 505 Bloomfield Ave., named the Investors Bank Film and Media Center. It had its ribbon cutting this morning, March 30.Montclair...

MFF: ‘Sacred’ explores spirituality around the world

By Antoinette Martin For Montclair Local“Sacred,” a documentary on religious practices and rituals around the world provided Montclair Film Festival goers with an intimate look into spiritual life – and a surprising new take on...

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...
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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 humming a tune as you leave?Geremy Jasper’s new movie “Patti...

Culture in brief: Montclair Film and Film Institute at Montclair State present ‘Behind the...

Montclair Film and The Film Institute at Montclair State today announced speakers and programs for their annual collaboration, Behind the Screen (BTS), a day of free filmmaking workshops and seminars taking place Sunday, Jan....

‘Deep dive into screenwriting’ at Montclair State University Monday

Husband-and-wife team Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini will talk about screenwriting at Montclair State University on Monday.