Montclair Film already has classes for teens and adults, emerging screenwriter and filmmaker contests, media mentor programs, and more as part of its educational programming, and a new film festival will add one more resource for young cinephiles. Sunday, February 13th will mark the first Montclair Film Student Cinema Collective, a place where young adults can watch screenings and participate in film conversations.
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This program is designed to give high school students a chance to watch, critique, and discuss films amongst peers. All of the students are invited to give their thoughts and better their knowledge about film through the post-screening chats. As Montclair Film shares in its education mission statement, the programs are “A commitment to providing all students with the tools to find their voices and tell their stories.
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The program will take place on the second Sunday of each month in The Clairidge at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. All high school students (grades 9-12) are welcome to join, and the films and times will be announced one to two weeks prior.
Up until the day of the screening, tickets will be available at a discounted student rate of $10, and e day of tickets costs $14. Scholarships are available for students who qualify and will be determined on a rolling basis.
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As for the after-watching discussions, they will take place either in The Clairidge, or across the street at Montclair’s Film and Media Center. Montclair Film does advise that R-rated films will be shown, and that proof of vaccination is required for these events. The COVID-19 policy will be enforced fully. Tickets do not go on sale until February 7th, but to stay updated join the Student Cinema Collective Mailing List or contact email@example.com with any questions.