What we're about
The Bergen County Film Festival moved to a monthly format starting October, 2017. We show films on the first Friday of the month (mostly) from October through May or June. Every film is followed by an informal discussion, but this isn't a classroom and the discussions aren't academic endeavors, they're just your opportunity to share your reaction with others informally.
Our First Friday of The Month series is on hiatus until October 5, 2018 when we'll start up again with another great series leading off with James Cagney's "These Wilder Years" from 1956.
We show all kinds of films including Indies, Lost Classics and even some mainstream Hollywood productions. All will be interesting with a mind towards provoking discussion. Some are pure fluff - but really good fluff! Unfortunately, due to the shape of the room and seating arrangements we can't show foreign films because the sub-titles would be impossible to see once more than about 20 people attend.
If you're looking for fast action, super-heroes or phenomenal special effects - look elsewhere! We're not for you. If you're looking for character driven films with real plots and interesting themes, you've come to the right place.
Past topics included:
Varieties of Religious Experience (Arranged, The Apostle, Marjoe, The Ninth Day)
Battle of the Sexes (Baby Face, Adam's Rib, The Blue Angel, How to Murder Your Wife)
Sidney Poitier films (No Way Out, Lilies of the Field, In the Heat of the Night, Let's Do It Again)
Work and Family I (Diamond Men, Mafioso, Lives of Others)
Work and Family II (Real Women Have Curves, Save the Tiger, Crooklyn)
Spring 2016: Some Classic Black Films (Lost Boundaries, Black Orpheus, Do the Right Thing, Cabin in the Sky)
Four Small, Beautiful Films: The Soloist, The Fits, The Station Agent, You Can Count On Me
2018 Monthly Series:
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, I Am Not Your Negro, The Gold Diggers of 1933, My Son John, more ...