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Opening Night: Joe

  • The Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306 (map)

Friday, March 28
7:00 PM

The Plaza Theatre, Main Theatre

directed by David Gordon Green
USA, 2014, English, 114 minutes

A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green, “Joe” brings Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble—until he meets a hard-luck kid played by Tye Sheridan, who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector. With a screenplay by Gary Hawkins, “Joe” is based on the novel by the late Larry Brown, the former Mississippi firefighter renowned for his powerful, gothic storytelling and universal themes of honor, desperation and moral rectitude.

Director David Gordon Green is scheduled to attend.


Location: Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce De Leon Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Time: 9:30 PM
Admission: Badge & Ticket Holders Only
Our 2014 Atlanta Film Festival opening night party is made possible by Epting Events.


All pass holders are REQUIRED to RSVP for the opening night film and must bring their printed or mobile digital RSVP with them to the door. Your pass does not guarantee admission into the theatre for this screening due to high-demand. If RSVPs have sold out, you will be placed on a waitlist; pass holders who register on the waitlist will be given priority if seats are available after ticket-buyers have been admitted. Pass holders with a RSVP will be admitted into Priority Seating Group A; a greeter will be available at all ATLFF venues to guide you to the correct line. This RSVP is for pass holders ONLY; ticket-buyers do not need to RSVP.

MovieHopper Cards, Film Passes, and Companion Tickets do not include the opening or closing night films/parties. You may purchase an individual ticket below.

Earlier Event: March 28
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Later Event: March 29
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