Text & Photos by Kmberly Cecchini
The Montclair Film Festival just held its annual Pre-Oscar Party on Saturday and it was not just a nod to the industry because the industry is now taking note of Montclair; three of the festival’s films were nominated for an Oscar and one laid claim to the prize. The winner was last year’s opening night film with Darlene Love, Twenty Feet From Stardom, which documented the careers of back up singers.
Heightening anticipation and raising funds for the upcoming fourth year for the festival, the party appeared to be a huge success. The venue was packed and lively with well dressed folks. Partygoers surrounded the stage for a spirited performance from the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and shortly afterwards, an animated group crowded onto the dance floor.
As one of the event photographers for the evening, it was exciting to be amidst the pre-festival buzz. The 4th Annual Montclair Film Festival will be held from April 28-May 4, 2014. For more information, visit montclairfilmfest.org and to view more photos from all of the festival’s photographers, visit the Montclair Film Festival’s Flickr.