I saw the wonderful “I am Big Bird”, the story of Caroll Spinney, the actor who has portrayed Big Bird on Sesame Street for 45 years. It is a moving, funny, charming movie. The panel discussion was fun, too, especially when Oscar the Grouch joined in. I chatted with Spinney afterwards and he was very warm and genuine. Caroll Spinney

The night before I attended a panel with two young actors from Montclair who are making it in the Movies… Ben Rosenfield from”Boardwalk Empire” (seen here) and Kristen Connolly from “House of Cards”. On a personal note, Ben is good friends with my son and it was a pleasure to see this articulate and appealing young man having so much success. And, I photographed Kristen some years ago for her high school yearbook.

Ben Rosenfield MFF