The 2006 Teaneck International Film Festival
Event Photos
Photography credit: Ray Turkin

Kickoff party at Lounge Zen, sponsored by The Suburbanite.

Executive director Ellen Rand and fundraising director Judy Distler thank sponsors and supporters of the film festival at the kickoff party.

Fundraising director Judy Distler, Lounge Zen owner David Nachman and Eva Tobias, Marketing director at opening night party.

Janice Friedman, publisher of the Suburbanite, welcomes guests to opening night party.

A vintage Cadillac symbolizes the 70-year history of the Cedar Lane Cinemas, prime venue of the Teaneck Intl. Film Festival.

Deborah Witcher Jackson of the Bergen-Passaic Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women welcomes Bergen County legislators dressed up for opening night: Sen. Loretta Weinberg (left), Assemblyman Gordon Johnson and Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle (right).

Sandi Klein of 1010 WINS and Jay Dow, reporter for CBS-TV News, share a light moment with executive director Ellen Rand and fundraising director Judy Distler.

Sandi Klein and Jay Dow interview Bob McGrath ("Sesame Street") on opening night. Also shown: director of volunteers, Rhona Herman and Dr. Eric Herman.

Brenda Murphy and Deborah Witcher Jackson of Bergen-Passaic Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, sponsor of "Been Rich All My Life" at opening night.

Marion Coles and Fay Ray of the Silver Belles demonstrate dance moves after "Been Rich All My Life" screening. Filmmaker Heather Lyn MacDonald (left) holds microphone.

The Silver Belles in attendance at the sold-out screening of "Been Rich All My Life."

Reception for the Silver Belles drew enthusiastic fans following "Been Rich All My Life" screening.

Roscoe Orman signs autographs of his book "Sesame Street Dad."

Sandi Klein of 1010 WINS interviews Roscoe Orman.

Steve Gorelick of the N.J. Motion Picture and Television Commission, welcomes audience to world premiere of "The Dying Light" at Puffin Cultural Forum.

Tim Blunk (left) of the Puffin Cultural Forum introduces "The Dying Light" filmmakers Joseph and Anthony Christiana.

Standing-room only at the Puffin Cultural Forum, for the premiere of "The Dying Light."

Filmmaker Pete Chatmon ("Premium") at screening with Johanne Reid, arts committee (left) and Mary Jones, president, Bergen County Links, sponsor of the film.

Organist Jay Barker and Bob McGrath, of "Sesame Street" fame, following a full, family-friendly screening of the silent Buster Keaton film "Steamboat Bill, Jr."