Wednesday, September 2, 2015

An Evening With Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams

The Montclair Film Festival today announced that Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,”  will host an evening with director J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lost”) on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark, NJ on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off! will be held in support of the Montclair Film Festival (MFF), New Jersey’s leading non-profit film organization, and will feature the pair in a wide-ranging on-stage discussion of their influences, ideas, and creative work.

Tickets range from $59.50-$250.00 and will go on sale Friday, September 11 at 10:00 AM and will be 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 and

In addition, the MFF, in partnership with Omaze, has announced a special Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off! fan experience launching later this month.  This unique opportunity will be raffled off to support the MFF’s year-round film and education programs. Visit to sign up for the program’s launch, prize details, notifications, updates, and to donate to win an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“We remain incredibly grateful to Stephen Colbert for his unwavering support of our organization. To be able to host a visionary filmmaker like J.J. Abrams is a dream come true and we could not be more excited,” said Montclair Film Festival Executive Director Tom Hall. “This promises to be a great night.”

"Stephen Colbert is a national treasure and the Montclair Film Festival has quickly established itself as America's most important new celebration of movies and moviemakers. We're delighted to welcome them back to the Arts Center for a unique night of fun and fundraising," NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber said.

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