Montclair State University: Red Hawks Shine At Montclair Film Fest

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Oct. 16, 2020 Red Hawks Shine at Montclair Film Fest The 2020 Montclair Film Festival features numerous films with Montclair State connections “I knew I wanted to make films about social justice issues,” says Mackenzie Robertson ’20 whose documentary film, Life Without Parole: The Sammy Gladden Story, was selected to debut at the 2020 Montclair Film Festival on Saturday, October 17. “Montclair State made that possible on a number of levels.” Robertson’s film, with associate producer Alexa Spear ’19, was initiated during an independent study with School of Communication and Media faculty member Steve McCarthy, who gets executive producer credit. The documentary was inspired by a class with Justice Studies Associate Professor Tarika Daftary Kapur and features interviews with Justice Studies Professor Jessica Henry, a former New York City public defender. The film is one of many selections for Virtual Cinema screenings by or about members of the Montclair State community being featured at the Montclair Film Festival this year. Also included are eight MSU New Visions Shorts – “visually compelling, emotionally powerful short films” created by the top student filmmakers in the Filmmaking BFA Program; Behind the Strings, a documentary following the Shanghai String Quartet, which makes its home at the John J. Cali School …

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