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“Strong Island”

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. ...
Champeau

MFF: Montclair kids say “Action!”

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Film Festival includes a chance for young filmmakers in New Jersey and beyond to shine. Each year, the festival offers the Emerging Filmmakers competition for students in fourth grade through their...
short films

MFF: Little packages light up film festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsA short film isn’t just an excerpt.Dan Schoenbrun, who programmed the short films in the Montclair Film Festival, compares short films to short stories. They both must tell a compelling story with...
Patti

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...
Montclair

MFF: Montclair is in the Festival

Here are some of the films and events in MFF 2017 that directly connect to Montclair:“Emerging Filmmakers Competition,” 18 Montclair winners. Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. Wellmont Theater“All We Need Is Another Chance,” subject...
Baghdad

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 orel@montclairlocal.newsArchival 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...
deal

MFF: Montclair Film Festival offers a new deal

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsIt’s been a big deal in Montclair for five years.Now, for its sixth year, the Montclair Film Festival looks like a big deal, period.The catalog is bigger: MFF 2017 is thick enough...
opening

MFF: Opening with love: Montclair Film Festival and ‘STEP’

'STEP' MFF Opening Night Film Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St.By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsCommunity is what has made Montclair Film Festival a success, says Bob Feinberg, MFF’s founder and chairman of...
Climate

It’s garbage and it’s art: Montclair Film Festival’s Spotlight Project, the Climate Campaign Partnership

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThis year, for the second time, the Montclair Film Festival sponsored a Spotlight Project for local teens. Last year’s project focused on immigration and was geared to high school students. This year,...
ACORN

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

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsA 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...