“Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.” Martin Scorsese

Montclair Film has announced its honoree for the Montclair Film Festival 2023 Filmmaker Tribute—the iconic Martin Scorsese! The celebrated director will be in the spotlight as he joins host Stephen Colbert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, October 27, at 8 p.m. The pair will sit down for an unforgettable evening of conversation celebrating Scorsese’s legendary career as one of the cinema’s greatest filmmakers.

Scorsese is an Academy Award-winning director and one of the most influential filmmakers working today. In 2007, his film “The Departed” won an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture. Scorsese also directed “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Irishman,” which both received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture. His latest feature, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” made its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. It will be released exclusively in theaters worldwide on October 20 before streaming globally on Apple TV+.

Tom Hall, co-head and artistic director of Montclair Film expressed his excitement, stating, “Over the course of his career as a filmmaker, preservation advocate, and film historian, Martin Scorsese has made an unparalleled impact on the art of cinema. To honor him with our festival’s 2023 Filmmaker Tribute is an absolute thrill, and we look forward to a delightful, celebratory evening of stories and conversation hosted by Stephen Colbert.”

“We are so excited to return to NJPAC for our 2023 Filmmaker Tribute to Martin Scorsese,” said Montclair Film executive and co-head Beth Gottung. “We are grateful to our partners, sponsors and trustees for their enduring support and are excited to share this wonderful event as the signature program of the 12th annual Montclair Film Festival.”

John Schreiber, President and CEO of NJPAC, added, “All of us at NJPAC are delighted to partner with our friends at Montclair Film to host this extraordinary evening. Stephen Colbert’s insightful conversations with the artists who inspire us all have become an annual highlight of the Arts Center’s fall season, and this celebratory event with the inimitable Martin Scorsese promises to be especially exciting.”

Tickets for the Filmmaker Tribute to Martin Scorsese hosted by Stephen Colbert go on sale Wednesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. to Montclair Film Members. American Express members and NJPAC donors will receive pre-sale access on Thursday, September 14, at 10 a.m. Public ticket sales are available on Saturday, September 16, at 10 a.m. online at www.njpac.org and ticketmaster.com, by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), and at the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark. Find more information about this event at montclairfilm.org.

Montclair Film Festival will unveil the complete festival program on September 29. The festival is scheduled to run from October 20 to October 29.

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