2015 MFF Fundraiser

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.

Tickets range from $59.50 – $250.00 and are available by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), at the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark, and online at www.njpac.org.

Stephen Colbert is the host, writer and executive producer of “The Late Show
With Stephen Colbert” on CBS. Previously, he was host, writer and executive
producer of the long-running Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series “The
Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. The series ran for 9 years and was
nominated for 40 Emmys, winning a total of 6. The show was also twice
honored with the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
Colbert is also a best-selling author and accomplished actor.


J.J. Abrams is Founder and President of Bad Robot Productions, a film and
television production company. He is a writer, director and producer of such
television series as “Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost,” “Fringe,” and “Person of Interest,”
and films such as, “Mission Impossible: 3,” “Super 8,” “Star Trek.” Abrams is
currently in post production on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which he also
co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. Bad Robot is also producing the upcoming
series “11/22/63,” “Westworld, “ and “Roadies.” Abrams and his wife, Katie
McGrath, live in Los Angeles with their three children.


The Montclair Film Festival, Inc. (MFF), a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, nurtures and showcases the talents of filmmakers from around the region and world. MFF unites, empowers, educates and celebrates our region’s diverse cultural heritage and robust artistic community by presenting an annual spring festival and a growing assortment of engaging programs and events all year long. The fifth annual spring festival will take place from April 29 through May 8, 2016.


MFF 2016 is made possible through generous support from Investors Bank, Audible, Audi, HackensackUMC Mountainside, Chubb, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, among others. For information about MFF, visit www.montclairfilm.org.


New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey — where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day.  As New jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.  Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and art enthusiasts.  NJPAC has attracted nearly 8 million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.  Visit www.njpac.org or call 1-888-G-NJPAC for more information.