Sep 03

Celebrity Nerd Off: Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams at the Montclair Film Festival

Montclair Film Festival

Event Description: Join Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” for an evening of fun with director J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lost”). This event will feature the pair in a wide-ranging, on-stage look at their influences, ideas, and creative work. Come and see which geek shall inherit the earth! Proceeds from this event benefit the Montclair Film Festival, New Jersey’s leading film non-profit.

Venue: NJPAC, Newark
Date: Saturday, November 21st 8:00 PM
Tickets: [Link]

** Tickets go on sale for Montclair Film Festival Members only beginning Tuesday, September 8th and to the general public on Friday, September 11th, 2015.

The Montclair Film Festival have teamed up with Omaze, and are giving fans a chance to fly out and join Stephen and JJ at the ultimate nerd off. Head to Omaze for competition details!!

Aug 21

Stephen Colbert to Appear at ‘Think It Up’ Live Telecast

The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), have announced that all four U.S broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC) will air “Think It Up”, a star-studded “roadblock” telecast fundraising event in support of EIF’s national education initiative, on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 8PM ET/PT and 7PM CT.

The live one-hour special will broadcast live from Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport, and will feature Kristen Bell, Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Williams and other stars from film, television, sports, music and digital media, who will all take part in the telecast, featuring musical performances, comedy sketches and more.

Think It Up seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of the nation’s students, teachers and schools, helping generate excitement about learning everywhere in America and building a sense of optimism about the changes underway in classrooms across the country. Because education is the cornerstone of our democracy and economy, Think It Up aims to renew a sense of promise for all of America’s public school students.”

The telecast will spotlight powerful stories of teachers and students working together on types of projects to be supported through the initiative. “Our hope is that by creating opportunities to unlock their passions, talents, and strengths, Think It Up will help students, working together with their teachers, to forge lasting connections between their learning experiences now and the future they shpae for themselves.”

Full Press Release: Think It Up.

Aug 14

Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman to Host the Global Citizen Festival

Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman will co-host the Global Citizen Festival on September 26th, 2015 on the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York. The co-hosts will be joined by Deborra-Lee Furness, Salma Hayek Pinault, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde, and feature performances by Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. (via Rolling Stone)

Visit the Global Citizen website and take action to help end extreme poverty by 2030 and earn your chance at free tickets to the Global Citizen Festival.

The Global Citizen Festival will be streamed live on television and on MSNBC’s website, as well as on YouTube.

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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.