Bill Nye: Science Guy in Conversation with Stephen Colbert

Montclair Film Festival

Event Description: Bill Nye is on a journey to change the world! Once the host of a popular kids’ show, Nye has transformed himself into a leading voice against the forces that would deny the value of science. Nye not only is speaking out, he is leading by example, on a mission to launch a solar-powered satellite into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of research and discovery. BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY is a urgent portrait of a scientist on a mission, taking on climate change deniers and creationists in the real world to create a more scientifically literate and engaged universe.

There will be a post screening conversation between Bill Nye and Stephen Colbert.

Venue: The Wellmont Theater
Date: Saturday, May 6 at 4:00PM
Tickets: [Link]

** Tickets go on sale for Montclair Film Festival Members only beginning Monday, April 3rd, and to the general public on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 10:00AM.

In Conversation with John Turturro Moderated by Stephen Colbert

Montclair Film Festival

Event Description: One of the screen’s most singular performers, John Turturro made his theatrical debut by creating the title role of John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, for which he won an OBIE Award and a Theater World Award. His film career remains unforgettable, including roles in DO THE RIGHT THING, THE COLOR OF MONEY, QUIZ SHOW, MILLER’S CROSSING, and THE BIG LEBOWSKI. For his work in BARTON FINK, Turturro won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, where he also won the Camera D’Or Award for his directorial debut, MAC. On television, he won an Emmy Award for his appearance on Monk, and in 2017, received a Golden Globe nomination for his role as John Stone on the HBO series The Night Of.

Venue: Montclair Kimberley Academy (Upper School)
Date: Sunday April 30, 1:00 PM
Tickets: [Link]

** Tickets go on sale for Montclair Film Festival Members only beginning Monday, April 3rd, and to the general public on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 10:00AM.

A Post-Election Evening With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver at NJPAC

Stephen Colbert and John Oliver Benefit the Montclair Film Festival

©Neil Grabowsky | Montclair Film Festival

Official event photos from “Wow, That Was Weird: A Post-Election Evening With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver” a benefit for the Montclair Film Festival at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

For a recap of the event, head to the New York Times, Vanity Fair and Yahoo.

If you were lucky enough to attend this wonderful evening, please share your favourite moments from the night with us!!

A Post-Election Evening With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver at the Montclair Film Festival

Montclair Film Festival

Stephen Colbert and John Oliver will share the stage in November for ‘Wow, That Was Weird: A Post-Election Evening With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver,’ for the Montclair Film Festival’s sixth annual fundraiser.

“At the end of a long, contentious political campaign, we could all use a good laugh,” said Tom Hall, the festival’s executive director, in a statement. “We are so honored by the generosity of Stephen Colbert and John Oliver in making this once-in-a-lifetime event happen, and we look forward to a fantastic night of fun.”

Venue: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 8:00PM
Tickets: NJPAC and ticketmaster

** Tickets go on sale for Montclair Film Festival members only beginning Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 10:00AM, and to the general public on Friday, September 19th, 2016 at 10:00AM.

Event ReporT(s): Montclair Film Festival 2016’s Opening Weekend [Updated]

Montclair Film Festival 2016The Montclair Film Festival has been going strong for five years now, but this year marked the first that yours truly was able to check it out. The film festival is a passion project of the Colbert family, with Evie Colbert as Board Chair and basically a key person in making the 10-day long event a success year after year.

I was able to attend the opening night film and after party, as well as Stephen’s conversation with Richard Curtis on Saturday. Read on for my impression of the Stephen-and-film-filled weekend. [Update] Sharilyn Johnson provides us with an overview of Stephen’s conversation wth Rob Reiner on Sunday.

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