Montclair Film Festival

Adult Film Star and Real People Make Red Rocket Soar #MFF21

Ethan Darbone was a cook at a Cajun restaurant that Florida Project director Sean Baker once visited. A couple of months later he's cutting across three lanes of traffic with a former porn star...

Maggie Gyllenhaal Talks ‘Lost Daughter’ and Motherhood Truths at Montclair Film Festival

When talking to Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival Sunday afternoon, Maggie Gyllenhaal recounted a nightly ritual that took place while filming her directorial debut THE LOST DAUGHTER in Greece last year. After...

Grammy Winner, Queen of Twitter Dionne Warwick Dazzles In ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ #MFF21

Call them songs in the key of joy, but there's something inherently uplifting about the music of Dionne Warwick. It's almost impossible not to smile, hum or break into song, when you hear "I...

Montclair Film Festival Turns 10 With Euphoric Opening Night #MFF21

“Let’s build a home for film and make sure we never lose a theater again in Montclair.” Montclair Film's Executive Director Tom Hall said these fitting words to a sold-out crowd at The Wellmont...

Extreme Makeover, Cinema Edition: Montclair Film Opens The Clairidge

Montclair has been missing movies for way too long. All that changes this weekend as The Clairidge, a newly renovated six-screen cinema revitalized by RHG Architecture and Design, opens for the Montclair Film Festival....

The Clairidge, Montclair Film’s New Cinema Space, Gets New Branding

Montclair Film introduced branding Tuesday for The Clairidge, the six screen, non-profit cinema located at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Developed by Hiker, branding for The Clairidge expresses Montclair Film’s vision for the theaters,...

Montclair Film Festival Full Program! Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Stephen Colbert, Movies and More!

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film just announced the full program for the 1Oth annual Montclair Film Festival (MFF), taking place October 21-30, 2021. This year’s festival will feature in-person screenings for fully vaccinated, masked...

Montclair Film Festival To Open with Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch

An opening night featuring Wes Anderson's THE FRENCH DISPATCH with an all star cast is just one of many reasons to get excited for the 10th annual Montclair Film Festival! Another is the...

NJ PBS and Montclair Film Announce New Front Row Festival Series Premiering Thursday!

MONTCLAIR, NJ ― NJ PBS, New Jersey’s public television network, and Montclair Film are teaming up to bring you FRONT ROW FESTIVAL, a new, six-week television series featuring independent films created by local filmmakers...

Montclair Film’s Home at 505 Bloomfield Devastated By Flooding (Again)

Montclair Film was one of a number of Montclair businesses hit hard by epic flooding of August 2018. Last night, Montclair Film's home at at 505 Bloomfield Ave was devastated by the...

Montclair Film and Out Montclair Announce Year-Long Partnership

Montclair, NJ – Montclair Film and Out Montclair announced a year-long partnership to collaborate on special events during Montclair Film’s festivals and Montclair Pride 2022. The organizations will focus on LGBTQ+ stories in film...

Montclair Film 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Competition Winners Announced

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film announced the winners of the 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC) Thursday. Co-presented by Guerriero Gelato & Cakes, EFC celebrates the work of filmmakers in two filmmaking sections, Storytellers (Grades...

Montclair’s Cutest Couple, The Colberts, Chat About Montclair Film and Much More

Jennifer Garner was their babysitter before she was "Jennifer Garner." When the pandemic changed everything, the Colbert children stepped in to help get the show on the air. Evie sometimes lets Stephen know when...
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Montclair Film To Hold ‘The Future of Montclair Film’ Event with Evelyn & Stephen...

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Film today announced the organization’s 10th anniversary fundraiser, taking place May 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Streaming on Montclair Film’s Virtual Cinema platform, powered by Eventive, The Future of Montclair...

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