2019 MFF: Rambling with Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson, music legend and Montclair resident, spoke with Warren Zanes and director Edmond Deraedt at the Montclair Film Festival.
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...

MFF: Festival opens with stomps

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsMontclair 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...

2019 MFF: Out, in his image

Daniel Karslake's "For They Know Not What They Do" looks at four individuals who came out as transgender or gay to their families.

Nathan Lane on coming out in film and in life

Actor Nathan Lane will appear at NJPAC on Saturday, Oct. 21, after a screening of "The Birdcage."

Montclair Film Festival: Truth is difficult- awards presented

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThere was a theme at the Jury Award presentation Saturday night: truth-telling is more important than ever.The awards ceremony was held at MFF’s new home, Cinema505, The Investors Bank Film & Media...
key films

Montclair Film Festival announces key films

Montclair Film has announced the opening, centerpiece and final films of this year’s Montclair Film Festival.Amanda Lipitz’s “Step” will open MFF on Friday, April 28. Stanley Nelson’s “Tell Them We Are Rising: America’s Black...

Rodney Leinberger puts video camera down

Videographer Rodney Leinberger, who has recorded more than 100 concerts and recitals at MSU, has stepped away from the video camera.