Wesley

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...
Weisz

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...
jury

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

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

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...
seagull

MFF: seeking love, causing pain in ‘The Seagull’

Actress Annette Bening was the reason to make "The Seagull," says director Michael Mayer.

MFF: ‘A Kid Like Jake’ and preschool dress

Robin Woods talks to the director of "A Kid Like Jake," starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons.
Dan Reynolds

MFF: Mormon Dan Reynolds sings for love of all kinds

A straight Mormon singer reaches out to LGBT community in "Believer."
clairidge

MFF: Top picks for the second weekend

We can't cover everything: here are some fascinating things we couldn't preview, in Montclair Film Festival this weekend.
Rogers

MFF: Mr. Rogers in ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ shows authentic kindness

Mr. Rogers had a personal relationship with every child who watched his show, says producer Christopher Ma.