505 Films + Friends

505 Films + Friends
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505 Films + Friends is an inclusive club where young people can gather in a safe, positive and thought-provoking environment to engage socially through the viewing and discussion of films. Each screening allows members to explore their own lives in relationship to the themes represented in the films with interactive discussions and activities led by a teaching artist and a professional psychologist. Participants will also have time to socialize and build friendships.

If you qualify for funding from DDD, our club is eligible for reimbursement. For more information contact jill@montclairfilm.org. Scholarships may also be available.


Fall classes will be in-person at The Clairidge, 486 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. A hybrid/virtual option is available.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required and must be emailed to jill@montclairfilm.org prior to the first date of the session.

Masks are required. Snacks will not be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.

Club members can participate via Zoom if need be. Please let us know in advance if you are planning to participate via Zoom, so we can send you the link.

Young Adult Club – Film + Friends

6 Sundays from 3:30pm – 6:30pm

October 24th (special Montclair Film Festival club)
November 14th
November 21st
December 5th
December 12th
January 9th, 2022
Total In-Person Cost:

Sample Class Schedule:

1. Introduction of this week’s film: (30 minutes) Warm-up discussion focusing on the film’s theme, characters, cinematography techniques and/or professions, and how film relates to participants’ personal life experiences.
2. View film: (1.5 – 2 hrs) in The Clairidge or, if virtually, via Netflix or other streaming service
3. Interactive film discussion: (30 min) Conversation and activities led by professional psychologist and teaching artist.

  For More Information, Email Us at Education@MontclairFilm.org

Club members collect food for our annual Fall Food Drive.

Thank you to the Harold I. & Faye B. Liss Foundation for supporting this program.

*Videos courtesy of Jason Pauloski