The much-anticipated Montclair Film Festival is coming up next week, from May 1 to 6, and organizers are warning that some films already have sold out.
As of Friday, all remaining tickets have 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 in Upper Montclair and some films being shown at the in downtown Montclair. Other venues include the, and the
The festival opens Tuesday evening with a special screening of the New Jersey comedy, The Oranges, starring Oliver Platt and Hugh Laurie, and celebrates New Jersey talent including Judy Blume, Chris Rock, Pat Cleveland, and others throughout the festival week.
The event also features live participation by Kathleen Turner, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Moore, and Patrick Wilson.
Bob Feinberg, the co-founder and chairman of the project, said he 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.
Organizers said Friday that 11 films are already sold out! But here is a list of events that still have tickets available:
- TRIBUTE TO KATHLEEN TURNER
- THE ROAD TO BAT-MAN TO DARK KNIGHT
- THE RED SHOES
- METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER
- UNFINISHED SPACE
- EVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE
- THE ATOMIC STATE OF AMERICA
- FLAT DADDY
When it comes to the last film on the list, there will be a
Only 1% of Americans currently serve in the U.S. Military, and their families have borne the disproportionate burden of more than a decade at war. Many have turned to “Flat Daddies” and"Heroes on a Stick," life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, parents and children serving overseas, to ease the pain of repeated deployments. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, the documentary film FLAT DADDY follows four such families over the course of a year to explore the lasting impact of the war on those left behind.
A Q&A with directors Nara Garber and Betsy Nagler (a New Jersey native) will follow the screening.
In honor of the film festival, many businesses in Upper Montclair and elsewhere will be staying open later than usual, until at least 7 p.m.
There also will be two trolleys running on Friday evening, all day on Saturday and all day on Sunday.
These will enable people to park once and be able to easily travel from one theatre to another and also to take advantage of Montclair's various shopping districts. The trolleys will go from the Bellevue to the Clairidge, but will also stop at MSU, the Montclair Art Museum, Bay Street train station, and Watchung Plaza. Signs will be installed indicating the location of trolley stops.