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.

Due to Covid19 concerns, the club will be held online this fall via Zoom. Participants will view the movies through Netflix or a similar streaming service.

Teen 505 Films + Friends

6 Sundays – 9/13, 10/4, 10/25 (MFF), 11/8, 11/22, 12/6
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
12 – 18

Young Adult Films + Friends

6 Sundays, 9/13, 10/4, 10/25 (MFF), 11/8, 11/22, 12/6
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
18 – 28

Sample Online Class Schedule:

1. Introduction of this week’s film: (30 minutes) Warm-up discussion focusing on 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) via Netflix or other online 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

Our Halloween club
Collecting food donations for Toni’s Kitchen
Club members meet Lara Stolman, director of Swim Team

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

*Videos courtesy of Jason Pauloski