Little White Lie

This special free screening, in celebration of Black History Month, is presented by the Montclair Film Festival in partnership with the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence and the Montclair Public Schools.


Saturday, February 28th

Glenfield Middle School

25 Maple Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Doors open at 4:15 pm

Film begins at 5 pm (71 min.)

Please stay and join us for a Q&A with Director, Lacey Schwartz, immediately following the film.

 Little White Lie is Montclair resident Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family’s explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different and she makes a discovery that throws her identity and her family history into question. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth.

There is no charge for this event, however please consider a suggested donation of $10 to help cover costs. If you’d like to make a donation online, please click here.   Donations may be made at the door as well.

We are no longer taking advance reservations but walk-ins are welcome in space permits.

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