Tolkien: Live from the Montclair Film Festival with Stephen Colbert
Fathom Events is partnering with Fox Searchlight Pictures for the theatrical debut of Tolkien, giving audiences the chance to see the film ahead of its theatrical nationwide release on May 10. The cinema event will also feature an exclusive live Q&A with stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, and director Dome Karukoski, moderated by Tolkien super-fan Stephen Colbert host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS.
Tolkien explores the formative years J. R. R. Tolkien (Hoult) as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt (Collins), until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.