Locals Share Their Top Film and Event Picks at the 2015 Montclair Film Festival

BY  |  Friday, Apr 24, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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I shared my top 10 film and event picks at the 2015 Montclair Film Festival here. Now it’s time to share what other locals are excited to see.

Baristanet asked “What are you most excited to see and/or attend at the Montclair Film Festival this year?”

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My Top 10 Film and Event Picks at the 2015 Montclair Film Festival

BY  |  Monday, Apr 20, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) is one of my favorite May in Montclair events — film, parties, and Montclair love all wrapped in in 10 days! If I had more babysitting, time and stamina, I’d attend almost all of the more than 150 films and events. But alas, I don’t, so I’ve narrowed it down to my top ten.

Here are my top 10 film and event picks at the 2015 Montclair Film Festival:

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MESH Salutes the Montclair Film Festival For Highlighting Homelessness and Hunger

BY  |  Monday, Apr 06, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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On Saturday, May 2, the Montclair Film Festival will present a series of programs highlighting the issues of homelessness and hunger. Events include conversations with local and national celebrities as well as a documentary and a feature film. MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless), which is featured in the documentary, will also host a “Cabaret and Comedy” fundraiser that same evening.

MESH is a local, faith-based organization dedicated to engaging the Montclair community to provide basic and essential services to Montclair’s most vulnerable homeless adults. Gwen Ames, Executive Director of MESH, praised Festival organizers for their courage and compassion in highlighting this important issue.

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Montclair Film Festival Announces Lineup, Creates Awards to Honor David Carr and Bruce Sinofsky

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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First the 2015 Montclair Film Festival poster was revealed, then the Special Live Performance from Sam Green and Yo La Tengo was announced, then the sneak peek announcements of the Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece Films, followed by the Conversation Series lineup.

Now, the Montclair Film Festival shares the full 2015 festival lineup and news of an inaugural competition for the 4th annual festival running from May 1-10. This year’s festival features over 150 films and events over ten days, expanding from seven days in its first three years. And in just one month, Montclair’s streets and theaters will be filled with people who love film and make film.

“This year’s program features films from around the world that address the diversity and sophistication of our audiences,”said MFF Executive Director Tom Hall. “We are incredibly proud to be able to bring this lineup of powerful, state of the art filmmaking to Montclair.”

Also, for the first time, the festival will feature filmmaking awards, competitions and audience awards, presented on Saturday, May 9 at the MFF’s inaugural Filmmaker Awards ceremony.  MFF will also present two awards in honor of the late David Carr and Bruce Sinofsky, both Montclair residents.

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Montclair Film Festival Announces 2015 Conversation Series

BY  |  Monday, Mar 30, 2015 4:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

(Photo credit: Myrna Suarez)

(Photo credit: Myrna Suarez)

Ever dream about having a conversation with Richard Gere? (I have) How about Jonathan Demme, Barbara Kopple, Stanley Nelson, Michael Ian Black, Bobcat Goldthwait, Abigail Disney, John Battsek, Patrick Wilson, and Jonathan Alter? You’ll have a chance at one of the Conversation Series presented at this year’s Montclair Film Festival.

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Montclair Film Festival Announces 2015 Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece Films

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 4:13pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Montclair Film Festival just announced the opening, closing and Centerpiece selections for the 2015 festival, taking place May 1-10, and they’re fantastic!

“We are truly honored to bring these remarkable films to the Montclair Film Festival,” said MFF Executive Director Tom Hall. “These are movies that our audiences will love, and we could not be more excited to support these wonderful filmmakers and showcase their work.”

Here are the opening, closing and Centerpiece selections for the Montclair Film Festival 2015:

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Montclair Film Festival to Hold a Volunteer Orientation

BY  |  Monday, Mar 23, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Festival Love the Montclair Film Festival? Want to volunteer? There are lots of opportunities to help and have fun, too! See if something is right for you at Montclair Film Festival’s Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, March 28 at 10 am at the Montclair Public Library in the Auditorium.

The Montclair Film Festival is a non-profit organization that relies greatly on the generosity of volunteers. They have extensive opportunities to get involved in all areas of the festival. At the Orientation on Saturday, there will be an overview of volunteer opportunities, volunteer perks, and an opportunity to meet team leaders. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

Montclair Film Festival Announces Special Live Performance from Sam Green and Yo La Tengo

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Yo La Tengo fans will be thrilled to hear this news! Montclair Film Festival has announced that filmmaker Sam Green and the critically acclaimed indie rock band Yo La Tengo will perform The Love Song Of R. Buckminster Fuller, a “live documentary,” at this year’s Montclair Film Festival on Thursday, May 7, at The Wellmont Theater.

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller traces the career of twentieth-century futurist, architect, engineer, inventor, and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983). An early proponent of environmental stewardship, Fuller spoke persuasively about contemporary design and architecture’s ability to tackle issues of sustainability and conservation, and to stimulate radical societal change.

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Montclair Film Festival Announces February Programs and Events

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) will offer fun and film in the month of February.

The MFF will kick off the month’s festivities with a screening of Ethan Hawke’s new documentary Seymour: An Introduction on Monday, February 9 at 7:30 pm at The Bellevue Theater in Montclair. The film’s subject Seymour Bernstein will attend for a post-screening Q&A.

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The 2015 Montclair Film Festival Poster Design Unveiled

BY  |  Monday, Jan 12, 2015 8:45am  |  COMMENTS (3)

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) just unveiled the poster design for the fourth annual film festival.

Montclair resident and graphic designer Amanda Ansorge’s design was selected from dozens of submissions to the festival’s annual Poster Contest. The design features, what MFF describes as “beautiful text treatment and swirling imagery against a bright yellow background and marks an exciting new direction for the festival’s brand.”

The design will be utilized in 2015’s MFF posters, banners, publications and advertising as the 2015 festival’s signature image.

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