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Madison's Janeane Garofalo in Film Shot in Passaic

Scenes from 'Bad Parents' shot at Walter T. Bergen School.

“Bad Parents,” a new movie by Ridgewood filmmaker Caytha Jentis about overzealous sports parents, will be announced at the Marche Du Film that starts Wednesday.

 at the  in  and feature local extras. The Cannes Film Market/Marche Du Film is the largest of the film markets where international distributors purchase movie rights.  

The ensemble comedy stars Madison’s Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Titus, Michael Boatman, Cheri Oteri and Kristen Johnston.  It also features comedian Ben Bailey, of Chatham, Reiko Aylesworth, Bill Sage, Rebecca Budig and Ridgewood’s Rosie McCooe, Debbie Philips, Lauren Sudol and a cameo by "The Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Jacqueline Laurita.

Garofalo attended , but moved her senior year.

Shot this past fall in Bergen and Passaic counties, "Bad Parents" features familiar locales and faces in supporting roles and in the background—many of whom can be seen in the trailer.

The film was produced by Jentis and Dorothy Fucito of Ridgewood and co-produced by Carl Burrows of Hawthorne. Jentis is also the writer and director. Others from the community helped out in various production capacities. This film is expected to open this fall. Visit the movie's Facebook page here.

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