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POSTPONED – Kevin Smith Benefit for FilmOneFest Set for April 24 at Monmouth U.’s Pollak Theatre

Special $25 seating is available to Monmouth University students with code MUKevin25

Kevin Smith comes full circle with his return to New Jersey, riding high on the wave of his successful Jay and Silent Bob REBOOT Tour to sold-out audiences. Join him and his most loyal fans for an intimate Q&A at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre on April 24 at 8 p.m. to benefit FilmOneFest, a project of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.

Tickets are available at the $40 and $30 levels and can be purchased online. Special $25 seating is available to Monmouth University students with the code MUKevin25.

“This is the third benefit event Kevin Smith has done for FilmOneFest,” said Corinna Thuss, director of FilmOneFest. “Kevin puts on an amazingly hilarious, honest and insightful show about his life.”

Thuss added that Monmouth University, an in-kind sponsor for FilmOneFest, which also hosts FilmOneFest’s 24-Hour Film Slam competition, offered Pollak Theatre, which has seating for more than 700. “We are excited that even more of his loyal fans will be able to attend and show their love for our local boy,” Thuss said.

In his debut film, “Clerks,” Highlands-native Smith filmed right in his own backyard and cast himself as “Silent Bob,” a character who never speaks. Decades later, at this April 24 event, “Silent Bob” will open up as Smith talks about his career in filmmaking, his beginnings in New Jersey, superheroes, comic books, gaming, and life in general. Bring your questions to this interactive show with the funny and generous Smith to benefit FilmOneFest.

The event is produced by Smith’s life-long friend, Janet Peterson, a local financial advisor. Tickets are non-transferrable, with no refunds or exchanges accepted. A picture ID will be required upon check-in for the event. No alcohol or photography/recording will be allowed. This is an adult event with adult language, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

FilmOneFest is a project of Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen community through the arts. For more information, visit This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.