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2019 MFF: Talking Tolkien — Film stars, director gather for Q&A at Wellmont

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIf there was one thing that the audience —- both inside the Wellmont Theater, and watching from movie theaters around the country — took away from Tuesday night’s Q&A with the stars...

Montclair Film Festival announces Emerging Filmmaker competition winners

The 2017 Junior Jury Abby Berberian, Bridgewater Raritan High School Aidan Champeau, Montclair High School David Chun, Millburn Alison Cottingham, Montclair Kimberley Academy Tyrell Dickerson, Academy 360 Soula Garcia, Bloomfield High School Hank Greenberg, Montclair High School Jackson Healey, Middletown High School...

Unreal TV? Montclair’s Fresco da Franco to be on ‘Help My Yelp’

'Help My Yelp' Season one, episode six: “Italian Intervention” Host Monti Carlo vists Fresco da Franco and owner Franco Porporino Jr.May 15, 10 p.m., the Food NetworkFresco da Franco is at 15 Church St. frescoonchurch.com, 973-337-5100By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Franco...

MFF: ‘Mr. Chibbs’ visits MHS

Kenny Anderson, subject of "Mr. Chibbs," at the Montclair Film Festival, visits Montclair High School.
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ICYMI: 2019 MFF: ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” smashes a new point-of-view

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” a documentary about the Nobel-winning author, is the official closing film of Montclair Film Festival.

Culture in Brief: Aging in Place films

Aging in Montclair and bevival.com present the East Coast debut of San Diego’s festival “Celebrating Aging In Film.” Curated and moderated by Mario Garrett, Ph.D., series founder, aging expert and author, this three-day weekend, Oct....
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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...

Montclair Film Festival: singing and fighting together

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsMontclair 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...

Ex-mayor’s ‘Hello’ captures creative process of guitarist Lee Ranaldo

Saturday, May 6, 7:45 p.m. Clairidge Theater, 486 Bloomfield Ave.By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.newsFormer Township Mayor Jerry Fried is pleased to return to his roots as a filmmaker and to have a work he co-produced and edited,...
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MFF: Bobby Kennedy, following a noble profession

Bobby Kennedy was an important figure in the Civil Rights movement, Dawn Porter discovered. A four part series on Bobby Kennedy begins.