Edna Newby International Foreign Film Festival

2:00PM & 7:00PM

The Community Room at the Metuchen Public Library

The foreign film festival began as a summer festival in the summer of 1988 with Metuchen as a charter member. Five films were shown that summer. The number of films increased to six in the summer of 1989 and has been six films ever since. In the fall of 1993, the Metuchen Public Library decided to expand the festival, adding fall and spring components (three films per season).

     At the beginning of 2005, the Friends approached the Director of the Metuchen Public Library, Melody Kokola, and offered to take on all of the Metuchen Public Library's  expenses for the festival if we would rename it in honor of Edna Newby. Ms. Edna Newby was an active member of the Friends of the Metuchen Library and was passionately fond of foreign films. After her passing, the Friends of the Library felt that the renaming of the festival in her honor would be a fitting tribute to her memory and the Metuchen Library did too.