Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Actor Oliver Platt asks ... "Tribeca what?"
Film festivals conjure up images of glitz, celebrities, red carpets, and amazing organization. The Venice and Tribeca film festivals come to mind. Although Montclair is not Cannes, the Montclair Film Festival got off to a glamorous and extremely successful start on Tuesday night at Montclair State University's Alexander Kasser Theater. Robert Feinberg, the film festival's founder and chairman, said he hesitated to make The Oranges the opening film of the festival as it's mostly about, well, adultery. But, in the end, he said he couldn't resist. "It's hard to find such a great film set in suburban New Jersey with such an incredible ensemble cast," he said. And he couldn't have picked a better film to launch a festival that's been two …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Festival opens with a special screening of the New Jersey comedy, 'The Oranges.'
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The much-anticipated Montclair Film Festival starts Tuesday, May 1 and runs through Sunday, May 6, and organizers are warning that some films have already sold out. As of Friday, all remaining tickets had been released for sale—and anyone who wants to go is urged to buy their tickets as soon as possible. Venues vary with some films being shown at the Bellevue Theater in Upper Montclair and some films being shown at the Clairidge Cinema in downtown Montclair. Other venues include Montclair State University, the Montclair Art Museum, and the Montclair Public Library. For a full list of all events and films go here. To buy tickets and for more information go here. The festival opens Tuesday evening with a special screening of the New Jersey…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Michael Moore, Kathleen Turner, and Olympia Dukakis will participate
Advance tickets are already available for for the May 1-6 Montclair International Film Festival, with a line-up of comedy, drama, documentary and a special theatrical screening, New Jersey Spotlight. The festival opens with a screening of the New Jersey comedy, The Oranges, and celebrates New Jersey talent including Judy Blume, Chris Rock, Pat Cleveland, and others. The event also features live participation by Kathleen Turner, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Moore, Patrick Wilson, and Oliver Platt. Bob Feinberg, the co-founder and chairman of the project, set out to create a film festival for the town of Montclair that would serve as a focal point for the cinematic arts, an economic engine and an expression of cultural and artistic diversity. …