Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Presented by
This is where it all starts! Be part of the scene with celebrities, filmmakers and industry insiders at the beautiful Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. To kick off this year’s festival this exclusive film screening is a full-blown Hollywood event at the Opening Night Film & After Party presented by Hollywood Casino-Jamul. The Party will have it all and is included in your opening night ticket. Live music, DJ’s, dancing, bites and beverages at the stunning rooftop at the Westgate Hotel make this an event not to miss!
Opening Night Film – Balboa Theatre
5:00pm – Red Carpet – Get downtown early to catch the red carpet show before the opening night film!
For our Patrons & VIP's, lounges open with complimentary sips and savors with hosted bar.
6:00pm – Doors Open for General Admission. Come early for best seats!
Rush line will be admitted 10 minutes before the screening starts — so don’t be late.
6:30pm – Film Screening with Q&A session to immediately follow.
Official Opening Night After Party – Westgate Hotel Rooftop
9:00pm – Party the night away under the stars overlooking beautiful Downtown San Diego — just a short two block walk from the Balboa Theatre.
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Executive Producers: Peter Luo and Belton Lee
Producers: Paula Wagner, Jonathan Sanger, and Reginald Hudlin
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell
Synopsis: Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark case that desegregated schools, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, MARSHALL, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.