What To See at MFF12 Today

True, lots of shows at the Montclair Film Festival sold out quickly. But there’s still plenty to see today, on the festival’s last day.

There are still tickets to see Montclair heartthrob, actor Patrick Wilson, talk about his career at the Montclair Art Museum today at 2:45 p.m.

Check out three free panels on filmmaking — all being held at the Montclair Public Library.

Here are films that still have tickets for sale:

At 11:30 a.m. “Last Call at the Oasis,” a documentary about the world’s fresh water supply crisis. Clairidge.

At noon, “Atomic State of America,” a cautionary documentary about nuclear power in the U.S. in light of the Fukishima disaster last spring. Clairidge.

At 12:30 p.m., “The Road to Batman and the Dark Knight,”  about the New Jersey native Michael Uslan, who bought the film rights to Batman in 1979, with a talkback afterwards by Steve Gorelick of the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission. Montclair Art Museum.

At 1 p.m., “The Red Shoes,” 1948 backstage ballet classic, with a talkback by Film Foundation executive director Margaret Bodde and Montclair’s Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell, the Oscar-winning film editor and the widow of Michael Powell. Bellevue.

At 2 p.m., “About Face,” a documentary about supermodels and the ravages of aging. Clairidge.

At 4:30 p.m., “Downtown Express,” about Russian immigrants who play classical music in the New York City subways. Clairidge.

At 4:30 p.m. “King Kong.” Bellevue. Here are seven reasons to go see it. Bellevue.

At 7 p.m., “Metallica: Some King of Monster,” by Montclair filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky, and following the heavy metal band as they enter group therapy. The event is also a tribute to Sinofsky, who will attend for a talkback. Clairidge.

At 7 p.m., Calvet, about a French painter with aching guilt about deserting his son. Bellevue.

At 7:30 p.m., “We’re Not Broke,” co-sponsored by BlueWaveNJ a documentary about corporations that pay no taxes. Clairidge.

At 9:30 p.m., The Promise, a documentary about early Springsteen. Bellevue.

At 9:50 p.m., “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.” See our review. Clairidge.

PS- I have seen empty seats at several sold-out screenings. If there’s something you really want to see, arrive 30 to 60 minutes early for the rush line, and you’re likely to get a seat.

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  1. Brooklyn Castle at 2:30 at Claridge Cinema is sold out but I have 2 tickets for sale. Call 201-600-8134.

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