The Annex at 18 Label Studios aims to build community

The Annex at 18 Label Studios had an opening party on Thursday, June 14.

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: For Ethan Hawke, fame is a prison

Fame is isolating, says actor Ethan Hawke.

MFF: ‘A perfect Montclair night’ with Taylor Mac

By ANTOINETTE MARTIN For Montclair Local “This is such a Montclair night,” sighed a female filmmaker in a front-row seat as Taylor Mac’s spectacularly uncategorized, profound and profoundly entertaining show got underway Friday, May 4, at...

MFF: Fashion gospel, house party, and André Leon Talley

By KELLY NICHOLAIDES For Montclair Local A haute couture defining figure in late 20th century style, Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley seems to have been driven by his childhood experience in a Southern black Baptist church...

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...

MFF: Weisz stars in ‘Disobedience’ as Orthodox Jew who is a lesbian

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was a full house at Montclair Kimberley Academy on Saturday evening for the screening of Rachel Weisz’s film “Disobedience,” even without the Q&A, which was canceled.“Disobedience” is the story of Ronit Kruschka, an...
Audience Awards

MFF: 2018 audience awards winners announced

Montclair Film Festival announced the winners of the festival’s 2018 Audience Awards, presented by Investors Bank. Screenings were balloted throughout the festival across four categories: Fiction Feature, Documentary Feature, World Cinema, and Short Film."Who...

MFF: Gov. Murphy vows to bring film back to NJ; jury prizes announced

Gov. Phil Murphy says Jersey has the DNA for great films.

MFF: The future of television in ‘money, audiences, acclaim’

By STEFANIE SEARS For Montclair Local Television is changing. That was a key theme in the panel “The Future of Television” held on April 28. There are more than 500 shows in existence today. That’s a lot of...