Just Announced: ATLFF '15 Opening & Closing Night Films!

The 2015 Atlanta Film Festival is proud to divulge the details of our Opening and Closing Night selections! We're kicking off our 39th annual lineup with narrative feature "I Am Michael," starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, and Emma Roberts. "I Am Michael" is based on the true story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a former gay rights activist and co-founder of Young Gay America, as detailed in the New York Times Magazine story "My Ex-Gay Friend." After turning to the Christian church in response to fear of the same heart condition that claimed his father, Glatze renounced his homosexuality, left his partner Bennett (Quinto), and married Rebekah Fuller (Roberts).

Lead actor James Franco is scheduled to attend this screening. An Academy Award nominated actor ("127 Hours"), Franco is well known for his roles in "Milk," the "Spider-Man" franchise, "Oz the Great and Powerful," "This Is the End," and "The Interview."

Closing Night will feature "Sunshine Superman," a heart-stopping documentary about Carl Boenish, the "Father of BASE Jumping." Using exclusive, exhilarating footage of foot-launched human flight and interviews with Boenish's family and friends, "Sunshine Superman" chronicles a life on the edge. Marah Strauch is scheduled to attend her directorial debut.

Said Executive Director Christopher Escobar, "We are thrilled to welcome James Franco, a veteran in the entertainment industry and Marah Strauch, an emerging filmmaker to this year’s festival. This mix of seasoned talent and new, cutting edge filmmakers cultivates a variety of films, and we are proud of this year’s robust lineup.”

You can purchase tickets to these screenings below, or you can purchase a pass to the festival and attend both screenings as a perk of your pass and year-round membership. 

(includes screening and after party)

(includes screening and after party)

All-Access, Film & Conference, Film, & Weekend passes have priority seating; MovieHopper Cards are subject to availability for Opening & Closing night. Companion tickets are not applicable for these films.

Discover further information about our passes and membership program here.

With less than three weeks left until Opening Night, be sure to stay connected with @AtlantaFilmFest on Twitter, Facebook, and here at atlantafilmfestival.com for continued information about your 2015 film schedule!