Here are some of the films and events in MFF 2017 that directly connect to Montclair:

“Emerging Filmmakers Competition,” 18 Montclair winners. Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. Wellmont Theater

“All We Need Is Another Chance,” subject Reginald Prophet Haynes was arrested in Montclair, and some footage was shot in town. Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m., Clairidge 1, 486 Bloomfield Ave.; Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m., Clairidge 2.

“Menashe,” Musa Syeed, writer. Sunday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Bellevue 1, 260 Bellevue Ave.; Sunday, May 7, 7:45 p.m., Bellevue 2.

“ACORN and the Firestorm,” Reuben Atlas, co-director, originally from Montclair. Tuesday, May 2, 9:30 p.m.., Bellevue 1; Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m., Clairidge 2.

“Letters from Baghdad,” Zeva Oelbaum, co-director and producer. Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., Cinema 505, 505 Bloomfield Ave.

“HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM,” Jerry Fried, co-producer. Friday, May 5, 8:30 p.m., Clairidge 2; Saturday, May 6, 7:45 p.m., Clairidge 2.

“Cat Killer,” Wes Jones, director. Part of New Jersey Shorts, Friday, May 5, 8:45 p.m., Bellevue 1.

Montclair Shorts, Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m., Bellevue 1: “MOMtress,” Liz Samuel, director and actor; “The Bake Sale,” Susan Skoog, director; “Ace,” Morgan Kahn Nichols, director; “Twentysomething,” Avital Siegel, director; “Lightningface,” Brian Petsos, director.

“Pure Nonfiction Live!” Thom Powers, Montclairite, records his podcast “Pure Nonfction,” Sunday, May 7, 12:15 p.m., Cinema505.

“In Conversation with John Turturro,” moderated by Montclair’s Stephen Colbert. Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m., Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School, 6 Lloyd Road.

“True or False? The Challenge of Reporting in the “Fake News” Era: Sunday, April 30, 5 p.m., MKA Upper School, including residents Jonathan Alter (MSNBC/ The Daily Beast), Jim Axelrod (CBS News), Sarah Blustain (The Investigative Fund).
“In Conversation with Bill Nye:” Moderated by Stephen Colbert, Saturday, May 6, 4 p.m., The Wellmont Theater.


An earlier version of this post misstated the screening times of "ACORN and the Firestorm."