Special Screening: David Gordon Green's JOE (Tue., March 18)

Oxford Film Festival is proud to present a special screening of Joe, adapted from the Larry Brown novel of the same name.  A private friends and family screening will be held at the Oxford Malco Commons on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Remaining tickets will be given to the public in a lottery system.

Screenwriter Gary Hawkins and family members will be on hand for a Q&A after the screenings. The Friends of the Library group from the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free reception from 6 to 7 pm at the Oxford Malco Commons with some appetizers available.

A cash bar will also be available at the Malco.

Directed by David Gordon Green and starring Nicolas Cage, the film is about an ex-con, the unlikeliest of role models, who meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.

How the ticket lottery will work:

A limited number of free tickets for each screening will be available through a ticket lottery. Entries will be accepted online at oxfordfilmfest.com/ticketlottery for up to two tickets until 5:00 p.m., March 17, 2014. At 5:00 p.m., names will be drawn at random for a limited number of free tickets. Winners will be notified by the method selected online (telephone, email, or text message).

Only one entry is allowed per person. Like VIP ticket holders, lottery ticket winners must arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening begins. Unclaimed tickets will be released to the public 10 minutes before the screening begins.

Tickets are subject to availability.