Montclair Film Festival runs until Sunday. Evie Colbert, wife of comedian Stephen Colbert, talks about what to expect.

Daniel Craig, Brendan Fraser and Eddie Redmayne are just some of the big stars in Montclair for the 11th annual Montclair Film Festival that continues until Sunday.

News 12 Staff

Oct 24, 2022, 10:51 AM

Updated 636 days ago

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Daniel Craig, Brendan Fraser and Eddie Redmayne are just some of the big stars in Montclair for the 11th annual Montclair Film Festival that continues until Sunday. Evie Colbert, wife of comedian Stephen Colbert, is one of the festival's co-founders and spoke to News 12 about both their roles.
Evie Colbert, who's lived in Montclair for 22 years with her husband, Stephen, is one of the founding members of the non-profit Montclair Film that brought the festival to life 12 years ago. Her husband just happened to be one of the people who popped that question of how to help.
“When we first started we were trying to figure out how to raise money to put on our first festival and we had these other ideas and Stephen volunteered himself and said what if we did an interview with me,” says Evie.
Stephen even dropped by in the interview!
“The Montclair Film Festival is a wonderful idea, I look forward to it every year,” says Stephen.
Stephen's interview with Craig is Friday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, and it's the first time his successful one on one sit downs is part of the festival itself.
“I think the two of them will have a ton of fun,” says Evie. “He's been on Stephen’s show a lot of times, so they know each other, they do. They arm wrestle almost every time. Stephen always loses. So, I think it will be a great night and I encourage people to buy tickets. It's a fundraiser so tickets are slightly more expensive than our regular screenings, but we really haven't had a fundraiser in three years, so we need the support.”



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