Monday, February 5, 2024

La Cinémathèque: Newsletter February 2024



Newsletter February 2024

Hello and thank you for your support!

We begin our programming for 2024 with three film series in three different venues:

I. Montclair
We continue working with Montclair Film to bring Legends of Italian Cinema to the big screen. This is the second year of our highly successful collaboration. 

You can buy tickets with the links below or on the Montclair Film website.

The films in this series honor great Italian actresses:
LA STRADA (Giulietta Masina, 1956) - March 10, 2 pm
L'AVVENTURA (Monica Vitti, 1960)- April 14, 2 pm
MAMMA ROMA (Anna Magnani, 1962)- May 19, 2 pm 
A SPECIAL DAY (Sophia Loren, 1977)- June 9, 2pm

* After the Legends of the Italian Cinema screenings, continue the discussion and the love of all things Italian at Porta (499 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair). Receive 10% off your bill when you show your ticket for LA STRADA on 3/10/24, L’AVVENTURA on 4/14/24, MAMMA ROMA on 5/19/24 or A SPECIAL DAY on 6/9/24. Offer valid only on the same day as the screening. Limit one discount per ticket.

II. South Orange
After more than two years of collaborating with Cinema Lab, we’ve decided to rent one of their theaters to screen more contemporary foreign and independent films. As we’ve done in the past at SOPAC, this will be a film series open only to members. By purchasing a membership you gain entry to all films in the series. 

Contemporary Foreign Films is the name of the series and will begin in April. Please support our vision by becoming a member and sending a check to: New Waves Productions, 60 Ridgeway Avenue, West Orange,  NJ 07052. Membership fee is for three films: Adults $60, Seniors $50, Students $30 

By purchasing the film series in South Orange, you become a member and support La Cinematheque. No individual seats are sold during a film series. Although we can’t sell individual tickets, you can bring a guest to one of our films so they can experience our organization, free of charge. Let's bring as many people as possible to come and make this series a great success!

The dates and times for the films will be April 21 at 2:30, May 5 at 2:30,  and June 23 at 2:30. Film titles and more detail information to follow in our next newsletter. 

III. Rutherford
We continue our programming at Williams Art Center in Rutherford with two films this spring: 

The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman) - March 14, 5:30pm

The Exterminating Angel (Luis Bunuel) - April 16, 5:30 pm

This year we have been producing short videos about our film series. Please subscribe to the channel:

We need your help to continue quality cinema in New Jersey. Please donate.

Any questions please email at

Thank you.
Gerard Amsellem
President, New Wave Productions
New Wave Productions is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to film and art education

Click here to watch about Legends of Italian Cinema

Click here to watch about our plans for Spring 2024