Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Montclair Film Festival Starts Friday
The Montclair Film Festival was started by Thom Powers because he thought his home town should have a film festival of its own. You can understand that feeling since Powers has been the programmer of festivals across the globe so it’s only fitting that he bring the goodies he’s found home.
I was introduced to the festival by Mr C and Chocko who every year make the trip and wade into the cinematic goodness. I have yet to actually attend the festival, its not for lack of desire but the fact that comes close on the heels of Tribeca every year with the result that I’m too beat to make the trip. This year things are worse because the festival over laps the final weekend of Tribeca so I am truly rooted in New York.
However just because I’m personally not going to the festival that doesn’t mean I can’t make recommendations as to what you should see. Below are the films we’ve covered at Unseen that are worth your time. Some were at the recent Tribeca, some were at Mr. Powers’ DOC NYC and somewhere at other festivals. The reviews should be enough to get you started in finding something you like. However I want to add that since this is festival that Mr Powers is associated with then the choices are probably going to please you across the board. (and apologies if for not providing links but I haven't written up many of them because they are at Tribeca)
For tickets and more information go here: http://montclairfilmfest.org/
Our Recommended Titles:
ABACUS SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM
CITY OF GHOSTS
NO MAN'S LAND
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
THE REAGAN SHOW