Montclair Film Festival starts this weekend. Here are the films and events that will be featured on Montclair’s biggest screen, The Wellmont, where there are also the most seats available.
Opening Night Film: STEP
Directory Amanda Lipitz documents “Lethal Ladies” step dancing team of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and the team’s high-stakes senior year of high school in inner-city Baltimore. Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Director Brett Haley (I’ll See You In My Dreams) triumphs with a beautifully crafted story about an aging film star (Sam Elliott) looking for a new role to play. This unforgettable story is about the roles and responsibilities that shape our lives. Saturday April 29, 6:00 p.m.
NIGHT OF LIVING DEAD: 4K RESTORATION
Ahead of the film’s 50th anniversary, see the stunning new restoration and 4K transfer of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, direct from the original camera negative. Come in make-up and clothing to salute this incredible production. This screening will feature special guests for a post-screening discussion. Saturday, April 29, 8:30 p.m.
TELL THEM WE ARE RISING
An inspirational story of how Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have influenced the course of our nation. Followed by an awe-inspiring conversation with Director Stanley Nelson. Friday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY
Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society. Join Stephen Colbert following the movie for a Q&A about the world of science and his devotion to energy and climate change. Saturday, May 6, 4:00 p.m.
Closing Night Film: BAND AID
When the trappings of their everyday life give way to argument, Anna and Ben decide to start a band together. Featuring terrific original songs and hilarious performances, this film proves that sometimes, the familiarity of married life can be the start of something wonderful. Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
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