Stephen Colbert, Patrick Wilson to sing at Montclair Film Festival fundraiser

Stephen Colbert, left, and Patrick Wilson.

Stephen Colbert, left, and Patrick Wilson.

Stephen Colbert, who will appear with John Oliver at NJPAC in Newark on Nov. 19 in a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival, will perform at a different kind of MFF fundraiser in February, singing with the New York-based Losers Lounge band at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair.

The Feb. 4 “I Want My MFF!: A 1980s Dance Party” will feature live music by the Losers Lounge and “special performances” by the “Late Show” host, actor Patrick Wilson and “other special guests,” according to a press release. Proceeds will be used to help launch the Investors Bank Film & Media Center — the new home of the MFF’s film and education programs, which will open in April.

$100 tickets include access to the dance floor, two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres. $200 VIP tickets include an open bar, raffle tickets, access to the VIP section during the main event and other amenities.Balcony seating is $25.

“We look forward to amazing night of classic 1980s hits, dancing, and revelry, and with Patrick Wilson and Stephen Colbert there to give us the gift of a song, this event promises to be a lot of fun for a great cause,” said MFF executive director Tom Hall in the press release.

VIP tickets are currently available at; other seats go on sale sale Nov. 21 at noon through that website as well as and the Wellmont box office.


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