Our mission is to cultivate, inspire and support the arts within our community.



The West Orange Film Society hosts the annual West Orange Classic Film Festival (now it its 12th year) at the AMC Theatre at Essex Green in West Orange. Various films are presented throughout the year at the West Orange Public Library (art films with discussions by Janet Mandel) and at the West Orange Arts Center (with Academy Award nominee and award winning documentary producer Ken Mandel). 

Ken & Janet Mandel

The Black Maria Film Festival

The Black Maria Film Festival seeks diverse, expressive, and passionate short films and videos by independent makers. The festival is named after Thomas Edison's motion picture studio, and is known for its support of spirited, cutting edge, and otherwise singular films

West Orange Classic Film Festival 

Past Events:
January 15 The Lady Vanishes (1938) Alfred Hitchcock (Introduction by film critic Stephen Whitty, author of “The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia”)

January 22 Network (1976) Sidney Lumet

January 29 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer

February 5 Hold That Ghost (1941) Arthur Lubin      

February 19  Black Maria Film Festival

February 26 Gilda (1946) Charles Vidor

March 5 High Noon (1952) Fred Zinnemann

March 12   Ran (1985) Akiro Kurosawa

WOAC Members receive a 25% discount on tickets-must purchase at theatre box office and show membership card

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