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Atlanta Film Festival

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

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Pass holders may only register (1) RSVP for themselves.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Opening night RSVP for Pass Holders is now on a waitlist, but don't click away just yet. Ticket sales for our opening night are not yet sold out, which means RSVPs may be opened up, first come/first serve, to the waitlist! 


To kick off our 10-day celebration of the moving image, the Atlanta Film Festival proudly presents JOE, starring Nicholas Cage & Tye Sheridan (114 min).

As part of the opening night celebration, join our visiting and local filmmakers, generous sponsors, community partners, and the Atlanta Film Festival team, at Paris on Ponce after the film for our opening night party! Made possible by EPTING EVENTS.


Location: Plaza Theatre, Main Theatre
Seating Time: 6:30PM (7PM showtime)
Run Time: 114 minutes

RSVP Information: 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. 

A valid RSVP guarantees your seat until 15 minutes before the show’s scheduled start time. Unclaimed seats will be released at that time.

2014 ATLFF Film & Conference, Opening Weekend, Filmmaker, or All-Access Pass required. Only 1 RSVP permitted per pass holder. If your membership level doesn't include our opening night festivities, you may purchase tickets hereupgrade your pass at Festival HQ, or contact membership@atlantafilmfestival.com.


JOE - Opening Night Film
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 doge his instincts for trouble -- until he meets a hard-luck kid played by Tye Sheridan ("Mud," "The Tree of Life"), who awakes 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 ("Big Bad Love," "Facing the Moon"), the former Mississippi firefighter renowned for his powerful, gothic storytelling and universal themes of honor, desperation and moral rectitude. 

To view a trailer for JOE, and for additional information regarding our opening night film and party, please visit this screening's home on our festival website here. 


Location: Paris on Ponce716 Ponce De Leon Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Time: 9:30PM
Admission: Pass & Ticket Holders Only

Our 2014 Atlanta Film Festival opening night party is made possible by: 




Oye! There's more?! Yes, but just a little. 


Whether you're interested in a casual festival experience, or an all-out access-all kind of experience, we have an affordable option for you. Even if your plan is just to see a couple movies, you might find that our MovieHopper Card is well-worth the $50 investment.

At $50, if you attend (5) screenings, your investment is fully paid for; and even if you don’t attend (5) screenings during the festival, your MovieHopper card comes with a year-round membership (includes discounted and free screenings, workshops, and events).

Click here for further badge, MovieHopper Card, and membership details.


Atlanta Film Festival -- Our main festival website; everything about everything is here!
Box Office FAQ -- Ticketing, membership, and box office questions, answered.
Membership Information -- Save money, see movies. Become a member today!
SCHED -- View our online schedule, purchase your tickets; all from one location, on your computer, or from a mobile device.


All festival sales made online, or at the festival box office, are final upon purchase. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our box office personnel using the information provided below. 


At all festival venues, box office will open 1-hour before the first screening of the day, and will close 30 minutes after the last screening of the day commences.

Our box office team loves texts -- for the quickest response to your inquiry, send us one!

Text/Call: 470-296-0170
Email: ticketing@atlantafilmfestival.com 

Messages left by phone, email, and/or text, outside of the box office hours, will be answered upon the next box office opening.


Stay up-to-date on all festival happenings and contribute to the social experience of other festival-goers by using our #ATLFF hashtag! Everyone here at Festival Headquarters loves photos and can't wait to see your favorite festival moments!

Thank you for supporting our local film community and the Atlanta Film Festival!

Have questions about JOE - OPENING NIGHT FILM - PASS HOLDER RSVP? Contact Atlanta Film Festival

When & Where

Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

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Atlanta Film Festival

The Atlanta Film Festival is a membership-based 501(c)(3) arts non-profit with a mission to lead the community in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. ATLFF presents a diverse slate of year-round offerings for film-lovers, filmmakers, and industry professionals.  Year round programs —screenings, parties, panels, workshops, and other educational events –provide a forum for building the community of film lovers and film supporters.  By bringing audiences and filmmakers together, the Festival has the opportunity to broaden the perspective of both artists and moviegoers. 

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