Atlanta Film Festival: 5 free events to attend

You don't have to spend money to enjoy the Atlanta Film Festival.

While dedicated filmmakers and attendees will spend between $50-$800 to join the Atlanta Film Society and receive a ten-day pass to the festival, or spend $10 per film screening, there are a few events that are free.

From the screening of HBO’s “Confirmation” to a live concert at Ponce City Market, here are five things you can do for free during the Atlanta Film Festival:

Revisit the 1993 film “Dazed & Confused,” a tale of high school drugs and drinking in the ‘70s ahead of the screening of the film’s “spiritual sequel,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” on April 2.

The “Dazed & Confused” screening will take place at the Plaza Theatre on April 1 at 9:30 p.m.

RSVP for the screening here.

Honoring Victor Nunez: “Ruby in Paradise”:

Victor Nunez, whose relationship with the festival goes back to the 1979 screening of his feature debut "Gal Young 'Un," will be honored during a special screening at the High Museum.

His 1993 film “Ruby in Paradise” will be screened on April 2 at 7 p.m. The film starred Ashley Judd in her debut role.

Nunez will attend this event.

RSVP for this event here.

"Fried Green Tomatoes"

The 25th anniversary of "Fried Green Tomatoes" will be acknowledged at the Atlanta Film Festival with a free screening of the movie, hosted by Macon-native and NBC's "30 Rock" actor Jack McBrayer.

The movie, which was filmed in Georgia, will be screened at the Plaza Theatre on April 3 at noon.

For $20, festivalgoers can also can attend an after party at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The Whistle Stop Café, which is featured in the movie, will provide fried green tomatoes. Sweet Auburn Barbecue will cater food, too.

RSVP for the free screening and purchase tickets to the after party here.


Festival attendees won’t have to pay to see “Confirmation,” an HBO film about Anita Hill, the former assistant of Clarence Thomas who accused him of sexual harassment during his 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings.

The movie was filmed in Atlanta and stars "Scandal's" Kerry Washington.

“Confirmation” will screen at the Rialto Center for the Arts on April 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

RSVP for this screening here.

Sound & Vision

Big Freedia, the New Orleans bounce artist whose voice can be heard in Beyonce's viral video "Formation," is among the artists that will perform at this event.

The festivities will take place on the lower level and on the roof of Ponce City Market on April 7 at 7 p.m.

In addition to Freedia’s performance, there will be a screening of virtual reality short film “Interrupture.” Local bands Culture Culture and Wrenn will also perform.

There is no RSVP required for this event.

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