Out Montclair + Montclair Film Festival Partner to Bring Big Names to Montclair

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, Out Montclair has a special partnership with the Montclair Film Festival. The partnership will feature big names like Dionne Warwick and Stephen Colbert. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Out Montclair hosted its first-ever Out at Night 50+ event on Wednesday, October 13th at Just Jakes, located at 30 Park Street. This outdoor-only mixer featured live music from Eddie Nicholas, food, drinks, and bingo with Harmonica Sunbeam.

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The fun continues on October 23rd when New Jersey resident, legendary singer, HIV advocate, and Twitter Queen Dionne Warwick will be there for the screening of her documentary. The film is called “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over.” After the screening, Dionne and the director, Dave Wooley, will sit down to do a Q+A which will be moderated by none other than Montclair resident Stephen Colbert. The event will take place at Wellmont Theater at 4PM on October 23rd, tickets can be purchased here.

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Head to the Clairidge Cinema at 5:30PM on Monday, October 25th to view the new film “Petite Maman.” From the director of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, “Petite Maman” will show an exploration of the emotional bonds between moms and their daughters, it will explore the spirit of imagination, and the power of memory through the eyes of a child.  Tickets are available here

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On October 27th and 28th there will be a screening of “Bernstein’s Wall” at Clairidge Cinema. “Bernstein’s Wall” is a film for artists and people who think that the arts can spark change, freedom, and respect. For those who don’t know Leonard Bernstein, he was a distinguished American composer and conductor. He was the face of classical music in the U.S. for many years and an advocate for peace and civil rights. After the screenings, there will be a Q+A with the director Douglas Tirola. Tickets are available here

With more events and discussions to be featured at the Montclair Film Festival partnership with Out Montclair, check out the full list here

Stay up-to-date with the event’s itinerary on Instagram and Facebook.


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Katherine is a recent Montclair State grad who has a passion to explore the world. Apart from her family and dogs, she loves traveling the most. She has fallen head over heels with experiencing the world, trying new foods, learning about new cultures, and getting out of her comfort zone. She's been to 16 countries and counting. In her spare time you'll find her listening to music or daydreaming about a new adventure.