Montclair Film Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with AAPI Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ- Montclair Film has partnered with AAPI Montclair to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month throughout the month of May. The program is highlighted by a special screening of IN THE SAME BREATH on May 27, at 7:30 pm at The Clairidge, located at 486 Bloomfield Ave in downtown Montclair. The screening will feature an in-person Q&A with the award-winning director Nanfu Wang following the film. Film information and tickets are available at theclairidge.org.

Montclair Film will also be re-opening its Cinema505, located at 505 Bloomfield Ave in downtown Montclair, for a series of family matinees.


The schedule for the AAPI Heritage Month Family Matinee series is:

ETERNALS

Directed by Chloé Zhao

Saturday, May 7, at 12:00 PM

Cinema505

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Saturday, May 21, at 12:00 PM

Cinema505

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Directed by Travis Knight

Saturday, May 28, at 12:00 PM

Cinema505

Film information and tickets for all AAPI Heritage Month Family Matinees are available at montclairfilm.org.

“AAPI Montclair is honored to be partnering with Montclair Film on programming for AAPI Heritage Month. We’re absolutely thrilled that Sundance award-winning director Nanfu Wang will be present to screen and discuss her latest documentary IN THE SAME BREATH, a timely film covering China’s initial reaction to the pandemic. The past year in movies has seen several milestones for AAPI and we look forward to showcasing these in the lineup, including SHANG CHI featuring the first Asian Marvel superhero and ETERNALS directed by Chloe Zhao, the first Asian American to win an Oscar for Directing and first woman of color to direct a Marvel movie. As a vital cultural institution in our community, Montclair Film’s commitment to programming that represents and speaks to our diverse community is significant and heartening. It’s been so rewarding to collaborate, and we look forward to celebrating the fruits of this partnership in May and beyond,” said Linda Kow, Board Chair AAPI Montclair and Holly Kang, founder of newly formed AAPI Montclair Film Club

“Montclair Film is excited to join with AAPI Montclair in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month,” said Montclair Film executive Director and Co-Head Beth Gottung. “We are honored to be able to bring these wonderful films and filmmakers to our screens as part of AAPI Montclair’s important work in our community.”

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