Montclair Film Festival Announces ‘She Said’ as 2022 Closing Night Film, ‘The Good Nurse’ and ‘The Whale’


The Montclair Film Festival has announced its centerpiece and closing night films for the 11th edition of the event, with the 2022 lineup including a Q&A with Brendan Fraser after a special screening by Darren Aronofsky The whale.

by Maria Schrader She saysthe film based on the book of the same name on the New York TimesHarvey Weinstein’s seminal talk, starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, will serve as this year’s closing film.

Tobias Lindholm’s Crime Drama The good nursebased on Charles Graeber’s 2013 book and starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain, will serve as the central film, as will Mark Fletcher’s Patrick and the whalea marine doc who follows Patrick Dykstra in the underwater world of whales.

A24 film inspectionwhich serves as director Elegance Bratton’s narrative feature debut and stars Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, Raúl Castillo and Bokeem Woodbine in a story about the US military during the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era. , is the breakthrough movie of 2022 .

Bratton will receive the festival’s Breakthrough Director and Writer Award, while The good nurse‘s Redmayne will receive the Performance of the Year award. She says‘s Schrader is the 2022 recipient of the David Carr Prize for Truth.

The news follows an earlier announcement that the New Jersey-based festival would open with an October 21 screening of Rian Johnson. Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads before a special tribute to Daniel Craig hosted by Stephen Colbert on October 28.

“We are incredibly honored to be able to welcome these artists and their films to the Montclair Film Festival,” Montclair Film Co-Director and Artistic Director Tom Hall said in a statement. “This year’s programming is a reminder of the vitality and urgency of cinema as a way forward, a way for us to come together and celebrate the range and diversity of human experience. We look forward to sharing these powerful stories with our community. »

The full festival schedule, including this year’s competing films and Audible Storytellers Series, will be announced on September 30. The 11th Annual Montclair Film Festival will take place October 21-30 in Montclair, New Jersey.

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