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Opening Night Film Premiere & Party

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ Balboa Theatre

JOJO RABBIT

Official Opening Night Film Premiere

Come Watch With Us | October 15, 2019 |

The San Diego International Film Festival opens Tuesday,  October 15, 2019. Kick off the 2019 Festival with a bang and join us for an unforgettable opening night! Check out the filmmakers on the red carpet and catch Jojo Rabbit! A huge hit at the Toronto Film Festival where director Taika Waititi won the TIFF Ebert Director Award! After the film join us at the Parq Nightclub for the After Party, including live music with Liquid Blue, bites and no-host bar.

Synopsis: Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie , Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant

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San Diego, CA 92101

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Doors Open

VIP Reception – Presented by First Republic Bank

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Enter on 6th Ave between Broadway and E Street

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See you there! Oct 15, 2019

Balboa Theatre

The elegant and historical Balboa Theatre is the backdrop for the Opening Night red carpet and the film screening. Doors open at 5pm. Arrive in time to pick out a great seat and order a cocktail. VIPs head to the VIP reception with complimentary Stella Artois, craft cocktails with Cuervo Tradicional, delicious bites from Pillbox Tavern, Liberty Call Distilling and others.

After Party

Head over to Parq Nightclub for the after party. Enjoy live music by Liquid Blue, complimentary bites and no-host bar. Luxury transport to the afterparty compliments of MIB Transportation.

October 15 - 20, 2019

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