Bickford Film Series

Join us for the new Bickford Film Series. Tickets for these films are available by calling the Box Office at 973.971.3706 or online.

Programs subject to change due to availability.

All Tickets:
Museum Members: $12
Non-Members: $15
Students: $10 (with valid student ID)

50th Anniversary Film Showcase 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 7:30PM

Join us for a screening of one of the greatest comedies to ever hit the big screen, The Producers, directed by Mel Brooks, and starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, and Kenneth Mars. It had a very limited release in late 1967 because the studio at first refused to release it. It did not get widespread distribution until 1968 and received mixed reviews. It won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Gene Wilder was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award. Over the years it has gained in stature and has become one of the most popular comedies ever done.

Joining us for this screening will be Steve Gorelick, the Executive Director for the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission, and Lou Lemenick, retired film critic for the New York Post from 1999 until 2016. Mr. Lemenick was previously the film critic for The Record in New Jersey. He and Mr. Gorelick will discuss the film and engage the audience in a post-screening chat.

50th Anniversary Film Showcase 2018 (7:30pm, Members)
50th Anniversary Film Showcase 2018 (7:30pm, Non-Members)
50th Anniversary Film Showcase 2018 (7:30pm, Students)


Black Maria Film Festival 2018 Winners
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30PM

Since 1981, the Black Maria Film Festival, an international juried competition, has been celebrating and preserving the diversity, invention, and vitality of the short film. The Festival is named after Thomas Edison’s original West Orange film studio dubbed the “Black Maria” because of its resemblance to the black-box police paddy wagons of the same name.

The Festival focuses on short films which shine a light on issues and struggles within contemporary society. It advances and exhibits the work of diverse filmmakers from across the US and around the world. These artists often represent an under-served constituency who might not otherwise have the opportunity for live public exhibition nationwide or abroad.

The Bickford Theatre presents the winners from 2018.

Hear an interview between Jane Steuerwald, Executive Director of the Black Maria Film Festival and Bert Barron of WCTC Radio.


Black Maria Film Festival 2018 Winners (7:30PM, Members)
Black Maria Film Festival 2018 Winners (7:30PM, Non-Members)
Black Maria Film Festival 2018 Winners (7:30PM, Students)

Exhibitions on Screen:
Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing
Wednesday, May 23, 7:30PM 

Exhibition on Screen is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to theatres. Executive Producer and Director Phil Grabsky has been making documentaries for 30 years and is a multi-award winner.

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death.

With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other and a fresh and gripping new biography.

Exhibitions on Screen: Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing (7:30PM, Members)
Exhibitions on Screen: Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing (7:30PM, Non-Members)
Exhibitions on Screen: Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing (7:30PM, Students)



Image Credits:
Black Maria Film Festival
Exhibitions On Screen