Jun 23

Stephen Colbert Is #CharlestonStrong

Joining the estimated 10,000 – 15,000 marchers crossing the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, S.C. on Sunday night was only one participant with 8.12 million twitter followers: Stephen Colbert. Stephen was there to be a link in the “Unity Chain” march across the bridge, meant to show a sign of solidarity of Charlestonians in his beloved, yet grief-stricken city.

Stephen was accompanied by his sister, former congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch, as well his wife Evie Colbert.

Stephen Colbert and Elizabeth Colbert Busch in Charleston

Courtesy Chive On Charleston Facebook Page | Photo credit Gerald Mindel

After the jump, find out why this show of support is really so significant.
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Apr 03

Selected Shorts: The Stories of Flannery O’Connor

Selected Shorts Logo Event Description: The master of the comical Southern gothic penned some of the most significant – and unsettling – works of racial and familial misunderstanding of the 20th century. Here we present some of her best: tales of mystery and evil, Catholic guilt, human misfits, and divining grace, including one selected and read by Stephen Colbert. Hosted by Matthew Love, in partnership with Library of America.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Tickets: [Link]

Apr 01

In Conversation with Richard Gere Moderated by Stephen Colbert

Montclair Film Festival

Event Description: Actor, activist, and humanitarian, Richard Gere has established himself as one of America’s leading screen artists. From his breakout performance in AMERICAN GIGOLO to his defining roles in AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN and PRETTY WOMAN, to his award winning performance in CHICAGO, Richard Gere has created iconic characters that have shaped the cinema. In his latest film TIME OUT OF MIND, Gere gives a deeply human performance as George, a homeless man struggling with life on the streets and a system that offers no comfort. In this conversation, Richard Gere joins Stephen Colbert for a career-spanning discussion of his passions and work, both on and off the screen.

Venue: The Wellmont Theater
Date: Saturday, May 2nd 2:00 PM
Tickets: [Link]

** Tickets for all Montclair Film Festival films go on sale on Wednesday, April 8th for members and sponsors, with public sales beginning Monday April 13th.

Mar 28

Mavis Staples and Stephen Colbert in Conversation

Montclair Film Festival

Event Description: Directed by Jessica Edwards, MAVIS! is the first feature-length documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, the Staple Singers. From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped pioneer in the 1950s, to the “message songs” of the civil rights era marching beside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to massive hits such as “I’ll Take You There” in the soul-filled Stax era, and her recent Grammy-winning work with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples is one of the most influential and enduring vocalists of our time and a true American icon. MAVIS! follows her unrivaled career through dynamic live performances, archival footage, captivating storytelling and interviews with friends and collaborators. She occupies a singular place in American music: a soldier of love and peace whose fight continues; her message of equality is needed now more than ever.

Mavis Staples will join Stephen Colbert in a post-screening discussion of the film.

Venue: The Wellmont Theater
Date: Friday May 8, 8:00 PM
Tickets: [Link]

** Tickets for all Montclair Film Festival films go on sale on Wednesday, April 8th for members and sponsors, with public sales beginning Monday April 13th.

Mar 17

Stephen Colbert and George Lucas in Conversation at the Tribeca Film Festival

Stephen Colbert once battled Jon Stewart over who could lay claim to the title of biggest “Star Wars” fan on the planet. Mr. Stewart may have won that round, but Mr. Colbert’s expertise will be put to the test again when he sits down for a public conversation with George Lucas on April 17, one of several events, including talks with Courtney Love and Harvey Weinstein, announced Monday by organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The festival runs April 15-26. For complete lineup and ticket information, see tribecafilm.com.

Full Article: The New York Times.

Feb 24

Stephen Colbert Guest Hosts ‘Selected Shorts’

On Thursday, February 19th, 2015, Stephen Colbert guest hosted “Modern Fables” on ‘Selected Shorts‘. The episode features Gail Godwin’s “St. George,” about a lonely medieval scholar who loses a boyfriend but acquires a pet dragon, read by Jane Curtin. And Annie Proulx’s “The Trickle-Down Effect,” about down-on-his-luck hero, read by James Naughton.

Download: WYNC | SoundCloud | iTunes

Feb 10

Stephen Colbert is Currently Competing in the 32nd Biennial Pineapple Cup Race

Stephen Colbert is currently competing in the 32nd Biennial Pineapple Cup Race from Port Everglades, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The race kicked off on Friday, February 6th, 2015 and features a 12-boat fleet take on the challenging 811 nautical mile course to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Stephen is serving as one of three helmsman aboard Miss Maris, J/122, a 40-footer owned by Mark Jordan from the Carolina Yacht Club.

In addition to watching the start of the race in the video above, you can keep track of Miss Maris’s progress with the official race tracker, and following the SORC Sailing Facebook page for race updates.

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