Montclair Film Festival to Hold Exclusive Screening for the Critically Acclaimed Documentary Page One: Inside the New York Time


Montclair Residents David Carr, New York Times Columnist, and Jonathan Alter, Bloomberg Columnist, Join Together for Insightful Audience Discussion

Tickets Available at or directly at the MIFF web site at

(Montclair, New Jersey – May 25, 2011) – The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) announced today that it will host an exclusive screening of Andrew Rossi’s critically acclaimed documentary, Page One: Inside the New York Times, on Monday, June 6th.  The film, which will open in New York City on Friday, June 17th at the Angelika and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s new theatrical venue, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, is a riveting and acclaimed documentary that gained unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the paper’s Media Desk.   Showcased in the film is Montclair’s own David Carr, Media Columnist for the New York Times. The film will open in Montclair, three weeks after the MIFF screening, on June 24th at the Clairidge Cinemas.”

Immediately after the screening, Montclair resident Jonathan Alter, award winning Bloomberg View columnist and MSNBC analyst, will moderate an audience question and answer session with David Carr to discuss the film, his position at the New York Times and the future of journalism.  The event will take place at Clearview’s Bellevue Theater at 260 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair.  Tickets will be available for the tax deductible donation of $20, with all proceeds going toward plans for the 2012 inaugural Film Festival in May.  Tickets maybe purchased at or directly at the MIFF web site at

“This screening is going to be a powerhouse event and we especially would like to thank David, Jonathan, Participant, Magnolia and Clearview for helping to make this event happen.  We are thrilled we could bring this important film to town and celebrate one of Montclair’s own,” stated Evie Colbert, Member of the MIFF Board and Co-Chair of the Festival’s Events Committee. “MIFF is committed to building affordable, fun, thoughtful events that showcase the cinema and amazing talent we have in Montclair.  This is the kind of event that symbolizes our focus and we hope to be doing many more in the years to come.”

Today’s announcement comes the heels of a series of successful events that MIFF has organized since its inception last year, including the Cinema Montclairismo Outdoor Summer Screening Series, the Academy Awards Celebration, as well as several well attended events held at our Bloomfield Avenue headquarters.


Exclusive Montclair Screening for Page One: Inside the New York Times

Special Audience Q+A with Montclair Resident and New York Times Media Columnist David Carr, Moderated by Montclair Resident and Bloomberg View Columnist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter


Monday, June 6th

7:00 pm – Doors Open

7:30 pm – Film Begins

9:00 pm – Q and A Begins


Clearview’s Bellevue Theater at 260 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair


Tickets maybe purchased online at or directly at the MFF web site at

***Please note, because of limited seating, interested parties are urged to purchase tickets as soon as possible.  Tickets will be available for the tax deductible donation of $20, with all proceeds going toward plans for the 2012 inaugural Film Festival in May.


Andrew Rossi’s riveting documentary Page One: Inside The New York Times had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media for theatrical release. In the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries, the film deftly gains unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango, and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent, while their editors and publishers grapple with up-to-the-minute issues like controversial new sources and the implications of an online pay-wall. Meanwhile, rigorous journalism is thriving—Page One gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that brings the most venerable newspaper in America to fruition each and every day.  For more information please go to


David Carr writes a column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times that focuses on media issues including print, digital, film, radio and television. He also works as a general assignment reporter in the Culture section of the New York Times covering all aspects of popular culture.  For the past 25 years, Carr has been writing about media as it intersects with business, culture and government. Carr began working at the Times in 2002 covering the magazine publishing industry for the Business section. Prior to arriving at the Times, Carr was a contributing writer for The Atlantic Monthly and New York Magazine, writing articles that ranged from homeland security issues to the movie industry. In 2000, he was the media writer for, a web news site focusing on the business of entertainment and publishing.

Carr lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his family.


Jonathan Alter is an award-winning author, reporter, columnist and television analyst. Starting in mid-May, Alter will write a weekly column for Bloomberg View, a new commentary site. He spent 28 years at Newsweek, where he was a longtime senior editor and wrote hundreds of columns and features on a wide variety of subjects. He is also an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC.  His 2010 book, “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” now out in paperback with a new epilogue, went to #4 on the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller List and was one of the Times’ “Notable Books” of the year. “The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope,” published in 2006, was also a bestseller.

Alter lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his family.

About Montclair Film Festival (MFF):

The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture and showcase the talents of filmmakers from around the world, while creating a cultural focal point for the Township of Montclair that unites, empowers, educates and celebrates our diverse heritage and robust artistic community.