Upcoming Screenings: Chekhov’s “The Black Monk,” November 14, 7 PM, Montclair State University

“The Black Monk,” a loose adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s short story by Newark-based husband-and-wife filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno, is a beautifully shot, erudite, heartbreaking tale of misbegotten love. Set in Jerome’s native Staten Island, the film is small in scale but consistently rich in themes. Chekhov’s spartan 1894 work tells of a scholar … Continue reading

Happy new year (and what to expect in 2016)!

Hi readers! This was an exciting year for several reasons (Hidden Films Twitter account up and running again, readership up, a few good profiles and reviews posted) but, as was the case last year, there was an unfortunate dearth of posts. This is something I absolutely intend to avoid in 2016. The perfectionist in me … Continue reading