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...

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. ...
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’13 Reasons Why’ sets off discussion of suicide, mental health

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is setting off a discussion about suicide, sexual assault, bullying and mental health in high schools across the country, including in Montclair. Andrew Evangelista is one of...

MFF: Telling truth from lies

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news “I don’t understand why there isn’t a niche for smart people,” Joe Klein said sadly on Sunday at Montclair Kimberley Academy, during the panel discussion “True or False? Reporting in the Age...

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...
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MFF: John Turturro on knives and acting

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news John Turturro’s mother was “always with a knife,” he said. The actor learned how to make a point dramatically from his family. Turturro’ mother was Sicilian, his father, Italian. She sometimes waved a knife...
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MFF: Festival opens with stomps

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Montclair Film Festival launched its sixth season last Friday night with stomps and cheers. Xinos, a step dance team from Hillside, performed before the showing of the opening-night film,and received whoops and applause. Seen...
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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...

MFF: ‘Mr. Chibbs’ visits MHS

Kenny Anderson, subject of "Mr. Chibbs," at the Montclair Film Festival, visits Montclair High School.