The Montclair Film Festival Announces 2022 Tribute to Daniel Craig

The Montclair Film Festival will present its 2022 Tribute to Daniel Craig, star of the highly anticipated GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY with Stephen Colbert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 8:00 PM.

The pair will sit down for an unforgettable evening of conversation celebrating Mr. Craig's extraordinary career as one of the cinema's most distinguished actors. 

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Tickets for the Tribute to Daniel Craig hosted by Stephen Colbert go on sale Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 AM to Montclair Film Members. American Express members and NJPAC donors will receive pre-sale access on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 AM, with public ticket sales beginning on Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 AM.

Public tickets will be available online at and, by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), and at the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark. More information about this event can also be found at

All proceeds from this special evening will benefit Montclair Film, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization that hosts the annual Montclair Film Festival (MFF), owns and operates Montclair's six-screen art house cinema The Clairidge, and provides year-round film education, storytelling, and community programs throughout New Jersey that serve tens of thousands of patrons each year.

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The MFF's salute to Daniel Craig kicks off on October 21, 2022, when the 11th Annual Montclair Film Festival opens with Rian Johnson's GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY. In this follow up to KNIVES OUT, Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects, featuring Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, and Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY will release globally on Netflix on December 23. 

The festival's Opening Night begins at 7:30 PM on October 21, 2022, at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. Tickets for the MFF's Opening Night screening of GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY go on sale on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 10:00 AM for Montclair Film Members and Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM for the public. Tickets for this event will be available at 

"We are thrilled to honor Daniel Craig at the Montclair Film Festival with our 2022 Tribute, and to share his work in Rian Johnson's uproarious new thriller GLASS ONION on Opening Night," said Tom Hall, Co-Head and Artistic Director of Montclair Film. "We look forward to welcoming Mr. Craig to the festival and to a fun, celebratory evening hosted by Stephen Colbert exploring Mr. Craig's unforgettable roles and his exceptional career." 

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"Our 2022 Tribute to Daniel Craig marks a new step forward for the Montclair Film Festival, bringing the festival to NJPAC for the first time," said Montclair Film Co-Head and Executive Director Beth Gottung. "We want to thank our partners and colleagues at NJPAC for providing us with the opportunity to host Daniel Craig and Stephen Colbert in their beautiful theater, our friends at Netflix for sharing GLASS ONION as the Opening Night Film of the 2022 Montclair Film Festival, and to Stephen and Evie Colbert, for their enduring and extraordinary support of our work at Montclair Film." 

The full program for the 11th Annual Montclair Film Festival will be announced on September 30, 2022, with the festival taking place October 21-30, 2022. 


Daniel Craig is hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation on stage, screen, and television. Last year Craig returned for his fifth and final turn as 'Bond' in NO TIME TO DIE. The film was nominated for Outstanding British Film of the Year at the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards and won the Academy Award for Original Song. 

In 2019 Craig was seen in Rian Johnson's hugely successful film, KNIVES OUT. A whodunit contemporary murder mystery, Daniel starred as 'Benoit Blanc' alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, and Toni Colette. Craig's standout performance earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination. He will reprise his role for the sequel – GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY – alongside a stellar cast including Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Henwick. 

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Stephen Colbert currently hosts the Emmy and Peabody Award winning, #1 show in late night "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." From 2005 to 2014, he hosted "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central, following his eight years as a correspondent on "The Daily Show." "The Report" received two Peabody Awards, two Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards, and thirty-seven total Emmy Nominations. Colbert took over as host of "The Late Show" on September 8, 2015. 

In addition to "The Late Show," Colbert serves as Executive Producer on the Paramount+ series, "Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News," Comedy Central's "Tha God's Honest Truth with Lenard 'Charlamagne' McKelvey," and previously, SHOWTIME's "Our Cartoon President." He is also an Executive Producer of "Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself," streaming on Hulu. In 2021, Colbert's Spartina Productions banner set a three-year first-look deal to develop television and streaming content for CBS Studios.

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Montclair Film, a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization connects filmmakers from around the region and world with audiences by presenting films and year-round programs that engage, educate, and entertain through the power of visual storytelling. In addition to owning and operating The Clairidge, Montclair's six screen art house cinema, the organization also hosts the annual Montclair Film Festival, presented by Investors Bank, which will take place from October 21-30, 2022. Montclair Film is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all programs are made possible with funds from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, as well as the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, among many others. Montclair Film provides unique and meaningful ways to engage with diverse, creative, and sophisticated audiences and seeks sponsors for its signature film festival, educational programs, and other year-round community events that attract more than 46,000 annual attendees and generate more than 800 million media impressions yearly. For information about Montclair Film, visit


New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States. It 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 arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10.5 million visitors since opening its doors in 1997, reached almost two million children and families through its education and community programs, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

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