May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Free Screening of Upstairs Inferno

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Upstairs Inferno, 90 minutes

6-8 pm

Location: Powerhouse, 413 S. 14th St

On June 24, 1973, a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge was deliberately set on fire: an event which held the title of "Largest Gay Mass Murder in U.S. History" for 43 years. Sponsored by Oxford Film Festival and Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Oxford Film Fest Joins the January Art Crawl

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The Parker “Spy” Collection
Burns Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center, 710 E. Jackson Avenue
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 to 3:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Forty spy movie posters and other memorabilia from the Parker Collection will be exhibited at Burns Belfry Museum from January 23 to February 11. The local family is opening their collection to Oxford for the first time.

Win Parker is retired from the Intelligence Community. Tamara Parker is a retired Army Lt. Col. Their son, Harrison Parker, is an Air and Space Attorney and an Ole Miss Law School graduate. Win, Tamara and Harrison are Oxford residents and look forward to meeting other spy-film fans from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on January 23 as part of the Oxford Art Crawl.
 

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Dinner and a Movie
Frame Up/Basement Gallery, 125 Courthouse Square
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Frame Up/Basement Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition by
Oxford, Mississippi artist J-MAN, from January 22 to February 26. An opening reception will be held on February 6 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm The show, titled “Dinner and a Movie,” will be a tribute to the effect of Andy Warhol’s artwork on hat of J-MAN, with works ranging from pop art portraits of popular actors and actresses, to depictions of materialism and consumerist culture in the food industry, to interactive pieces combining art and technology. For more information, please visit www.jmanworld.com

A raffle of the original art for this year’s Oxford Film Festival poster (see program cover) will be held with the Frame Up/Basement Gallery show. Proceeds from the raffle will go to support the 2019 Oxford Film Festival.

The Spirit Seam: Sets and Clips
Misbits Gallery, 1415 University Avenue, Suite L
Open MWF from 9:00 am-12:00 pm or by appointment: email Valerie Guinn Polgar at valerie@misbitsnma.com or call 662-612-4730

The show by artist Ashley Gerst will feature sets and clips from her recent animated film The Spirit Seam, which combines stop motion, 2D and 3D animation. The set design involves 3D printed and painted sets as well as crocheted and knitted materials. Gerst has spent years painstakingly researching the lives of Appalachian people in mid-century mining country: the houses they lived in, the furniture they used and the cars they drove to the mines are all recreated in the magical yet realistic world where the Spirit Seam takes place. As a proud descendant of a Pennsylvania mining family, Gerst feels it’s important to keep the detail in the film as accurate as possible to transport the audience to this lost era. Practical sets alongside the digital 3D character models have been created and all elements will be combined into a unique film that tells the story of Polliwog and Pap-Paw, their world, and the occasional magical creature they encounter here and there. The show opens January 23 and closes February 20.

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Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Drink Beer - Watch Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies

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Join the Oxford Film Festival at The Growler (265 North Lamar Blvd, Suite Y) from 4-8 pm on Sunday to enjoy a beer with proceeds going to the Oxford Film Festival and to learn more about the 2018 festival and see the finished version of Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (formerly Kudzu Zombies) before its March worldwide release. 

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Deepsouth screening for World AIDS Day

Powerhouse (413 South 14th St), Doors open at 630 with film at 7. Discussion to follow.

Free screening in partnership with Sarah Isom Center and Oxford Film Festival of deepsouth:

Beneath layers of history, poverty and now soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive. 'deepsouth' is a documentary about the new American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners.

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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Oxford Premiere of Blood Country

Location: Powerhouse (413 South 14th St)

Doors open at 630 and cash bar.
Movie at 7. 


The newest film from Travis Mills: A true story of murder, injustice and disorder in Mississippi following the Civil War, based on the short story "The Outlaw, the Sheriff, and the Governor" by Robert E. Jones. Joe Loftin is accused of killing his brother in Lawrence County, Mississippi and it's up to Sheriff Dan Lee to bring him to justice in this Western film set in the South. 

Tickets $10 in advance. Tickets in advance at: http://bloodcountry.bpt.me/

At Door $15.

Proceeds go to support the Oxford Film Festival and the filmmaker!

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Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Double Feature Bash!

Oxford Film Festival Double Feature Bash!

Presented by Trezevant Realty and MaxxSouth

Proceeds go to support the 2018 Oxford Film Festival!

Costumes encouraged! We will provide the tricks and the treats!

When: Halloween

Time: Doors open at 630 pm

Bash from 7-Midnight in Gallery with popcorn, candy and cash full bar (non alcoholic beverages also available)

Movies in Theater!

Halloween (newly restored!) @7 pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show @9 pm

Tickets $30 with cash bar (includes $10 entrance to both films and popcorn candy)

Prop bag - $10

VIP Tickets $50 (includes $10 entrance to both films, appetizers and drinks in VIP lounge and prop bag for Rocky!) - Limited to 50

VIPs have reserved seats in theater and also a private party room!

 

Thank our sponsors of The Double Feature Bash:

Trezevant Realty

MaxxSouth

Ron and Becky Feder Foundation for the Beaux Arts

Hudson and Susan Hickman

Dr. Ralph and Douglas Vance

Lagunitas

Ink Spot

 

Buy Tickets here! 

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Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

15th Anniversary screening of Whale Rider

The Whale Rider will return one night only for a special 15th anniversary screening on August 22 as part of the Oxford Park Commission Movies in the Park. Nathan Robbins will perform live at 7 pm before the start of the film. It is free and family friendly. Join us! 

Rain Location is Pavilion. 

In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation for over 1,000 years, a male heir born to the Chief succeeds to the title. The time is now. The Chief's eldest son, Porourangi, fathers twins - a boy and a girl. But the boy and his mother die in childbirth. The surviving girl is named Pai. Grief-stricken, her father leaves her to be raised by her grandparents. Koro, (the Chief) refuses to acknowledge Pai as the inheritor of the tradition and claims she is of no use to him. But her grandmother, Flowers, sees more than a broken line, she sees a child in desperate need of love. And Koro learns to love the child. When Pai's father, Porourangi, now a feted international artist, returns home after twelve years, Koro hopes everything is resolved and Porourangi will accept destiny and become his successor. But Porourangi has no intention of becoming Chief. He has moved away from his people both physically and emotionally. After a bitter argument with Koro he leaves, suggesting to Pai that she come with him. She starts the journey but quickly returns, claiming her grandfather needs her. Koro is blinded by prejudice and even Flowers cannot convince him that Pai is the natural heir. The old Chief is convinced that the tribe's misfortunes began at Pai's birth and calls for his people to bring their 12 year old boys to him for training. He is certain that through a gruelling process of teaching the ancient chants, tribal lore and warrior techniques, the future leader of their tribe will be revealed to him. Meanwhile, deep within the ocean, a massive herd of whales is responding, drawn towards Pai and their twin destinies. When the whales become stranded on the beach, Koro is sure this signals an apocalyptic end to his tribe. Until one person prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the people. The Whale Rider.

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Jul
9
3:00 PM15:00

Auditions for community film

Join us for auditions for the 7th annual community film, FIFTEEN, on July 9 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center (413 South 14th Street). 

Scheduled auditions are now closed. An open call will be held from 5-6 pm on July 9. We suggest showing up early to sign up for a spot. 

The 2018 Oxford Film Fest community film will be filmed in Summer or Fall of 2017. The first event will be held at the Maker's Market on Saturday, June 17 at noon. We will have a table reading for people to hear the story and sign up to be an extra or crew member. Auditions for speaking parts will be held on July 9 at 3 pm at the Powerhouse with callbacks on July 13. 

Cast Breakdown

Maggie, 15 years old. Teenager with rebellious spirit but pretty with inner strength but crisis of confidence. She is going through inner turmoil of teen angst but in a world where every move is watched. Same ethnicity as Mom.

Mom, 40s, confident, tall and beautiful. Someone that people notice when she crosses the street. Elegant housewife type. Same ethnicity as Maggie.

Clerk: 30s-60s. Must be able to speak with a bored effect yet some charm to be a salesman of the app. Any look or ethnicity.

Kaye, 70s-80s. Confident, elegant. Glamorous older woman that people don’t question when she speaks. Can be any ethnicity but must have appropriate age.

Child/Hannah. A young girl, 5-8 years old. Can have any look or ethnicity.

Dad: A father figure that is with Hannah. Average guy, any look or ethnicity.

Waiter – 1. Any age over 18. Any look or ethnicity.

Extras:

Restaurant goers – 5-10

Pizza chef in background – 1

Outside Saint Leo’s crowd – 50-100 people

Selfie group- 6 teens

Mom Mob – 20-40 people

Final Scene Mob – 10-20 people

Grocery Store Mob of Inside Fans – 20 people

Grocery Store Mob of Outside Fans – 20 people

Mob of people on street during Child scene – 20-40 people

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Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Best of Oxford Film Fest in Vicksburg!

BEST OF OXFORD FILM FEST TOURS VICKSBURG

OXFORD, MS- Oxford Film Festival will take the greatest hits of the February 2017 festival to Vicksburg on June 24 in partnership with The Strand Theatre. The Best of Oxford Film Festival free screening will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will screen Firemax, Otha Turner, All Are Welcome Here, Broken Paths and Shake Em On Down. This is part of a state wide tour in June of the Best of Oxford Film Festival.

"We are so excited to take the Best of Oxford Film Fest tour around the state, "Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "I am also pleased to get to partner with The Strand in Vicksburg.”

FILM LOGLINES & RUN TIMES

ALL ARE WELCOME HERE is a short documentary on the Mississippi Coast's reaction to House Bill 1523 approved by Governor Bryant that gives people the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on their religious beliefs. The total run time for the film is 28 minutes and 26 seconds.

BROKEN PATHS is a music video filmed in Brandon, Miss. Created by Stace and Cassie and J. B. Lawrence. The video is 4 minutes and 44 seconds.

The Oxford community film FIREMAX features superheroes in the town of Oxford with no crime to fight. The run time for this film is 10 minutes.

The short documentary OTHA TURNER digs into the archives to take us back in time to Labor Day 1978. In the late 1950’s, fife and drum legend Otha Turner began hosting annual Labor Day picnics at his property in Gravel Springs, Mississippi. The documentary runs for 6 minutes and 2 seconds.

SHAKE EM ON DOWN tells the story of Mississippi Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues. The film is 56 minutes and 40 seconds long.

 

 

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Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Best of Oxford Film Fest Tour - Grenada!

BEST OF OXFORD FILM FEST TOUR COMES TO GRENADA           

Oxford Film Festival will travel to four Mississippi towns in June, bringing the best films from the festival, which took place in February.

June 22 the tour will stop in Grenada, MS at First and Green. Oxford Film Festival is partnering with AfterGlow Film Festival for the free screening.  Screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. showing Firemax, Otha Turner, All Are Welcome Here, The Fox and the Whale and Some Freaks. The screening will end at 9 p.m.

"We are so excited to take the Best of Oxford Film Fest tour around the state, "Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "I am also pleased to get to partner with AfterGlow Film Festival and First & Green as they are doing great things in Grenada!”

Donations for Oxford Film Festival and AfterGlow Film Festival will be accepted at the event.

LOGLINES & RUN TIMES

All Are Welcome Here is a short documentary on the Mississippi Coast's reaction to House Bill 1523 approved by Governor Bryant that gives people the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on their religious beliefs. The total run time for the film is 28 minutes and 26 seconds.

The Oxford community film Firemax features superheroes in the town of Oxford with no crime to fight. The run time for this film is 10 minutes.

The short documentary Otha Turner digs into the archives to take us back in time to Labor Day 1978. In the late 1950’s, fife and drum legend Otha Turner began hosting annual Labor Day picnics at his property in Gravel Springs, Mississippi. The documentary runs for 6 minutes and 2 seconds.

Some Freaks follows the love story of one-eyed high school senior Matt and 250 lb Jill. However, when graduation comes and Jill moves cross-country to go to college, she then loses over 50 lbs - much to Matt's surprise when he arrives to visit her. While Matt struggles to accept Jill's new body, Jill begins to question whether Matt is really the man she wants to date.

The Fox and the Whale is the tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale. The film is 12 minutes and 13 seconds long.

 

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

Best of Oxford Film Fest on the Road!

BEST OF OXFORD FILM FEST TOUR COMES TO OCEAN SPRINGS

Oxford Film Festival will travel to Ocean Springs this June to take the Best of the fest to the coast. On June 2 and 3 the Best Of screenings will take place at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center.

The Friday, June 2 screening is 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. and will showcase the films ALL ARE WELCOME HERE and SOME FREAKS. Director Vincenzo Mistretta will be on hand to discuss his film, ALL ARE WELCOME HERE which was filmed on the coast of Mississippi. 

On Saturday, June 3 screenings begin at 10 a.m. with the first block ending at noon before a brief break for the 12:45 p.m. screening. The films to be screened in the first block are are Broken Paths, Refuge, The Fox and the Whale and Joel Blass.

The second block for June 3 will begin at 12:45 p.m. and end at 2:45 p.m., and will include Firemax, Breakfast, Otha Turner and Don’t Come Around Here

"We are so excited to take the Best of Oxford Film Fest tour around the state,” Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "I am also pleased to get to partner with R&B Feder Charitable Foundation for the Beaux Arts and The Mary C. for the third year in a row.”

Tickets may be purchased online at http://themaryc.org/.

FILM LOGLINES & RUN TIMES

ALL ARE WELCOME HERE is a short documentary on the Mississippi Coast's reaction to House Bill 1523 approved by Governor Bryant that gives people the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on their religious beliefs. The total run time for the film is 28 minutes and 26 seconds.

 BREAKFAST tells the story of when a young man suffering from anorexia is pressured to eat breakfast by his boyfriend, the couple are thrust into an otherworld where their anxieties and frustrations are made horrifyingly real. The run time for the film is 9 minutes and 42 seconds.

 BROKEN PATHSis a music video filmed in Brandon, Miss. Created by Stace and Cassie and J. B. Lawrence. The video is 4 minutes and 44 seconds.

DON’T COME AROUND HERE  follows Chuck back to the home he ran away from after learning his father doesn’t have much time left to live. There he must come to terms with his troubled brother Lenny, his own fears, and a secret he has been hiding for years.

 The Oxford community film FIREMAX  features superheroes in the town of Oxford with no crime to fight. The run time for this film is 10 minutes.

JOEL BLASS was a public servant to Mississippi, and he inspired his fellow Mississippians to boldly carve out a new future for their state, despite being vilified by the press and threatened by forces of segregation.  Joel Blass fought for justice, freedom, and equal rights for every citizen. The film is an hour and 14 minutes long.

The short documentary OTHA TURNER  digs into the archives to take us back in time to Labor Day 1978. In the late 1950’s, fife and drum legend Otha Turner began hosting annual Labor Day picnics at his property in Gravel Springs, Mississippi. The documentary runs for 6 minutes and 2 seconds.

REFUGE is a chronicle of human stories from the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. The film runs for 20 minutes.

SOME FREAKS follows the love story of one-eyed high school senior Matt and 250 lb Jill. However, when graduation comes and Jill moves cross-country to go to college, she then loses over 50 lbs - much to Matt's surprise when he arrives to visit her. While Matt struggles to accept Jill's new body, Jill begins to question whether Matt is really the man she wants to date.

THE FOX AND THE WHALE  is the tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale. The film is 12 minutes and 13 seconds long.

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Best of Oxford Film Fest in Jackson!

FIRST STOP OF BEST OF OXFORD FILM FEST TOUR IS JACKSON

OXFORD, MS- Oxford Film Festival will travel to four Mississippi towns in June kicking off in Jackson on June 1, bringing the best films from the festival, which took place in February.

The screening on June 1 will take place at restaurant and brewery Hal & Mal’s from 7 to 9 p.m. The free screening is in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival and will showcase five films including Firemax, Otha Turner, All Are Welcome Here, Broken Paths and Shake Em On Down.      

"We are so excited to take the Best of Oxford Film Fest tour around the state, "Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "I am also pleased to get to partner with Crossroads Film Society and Hal & Mals in Jackson.”

Donations for Oxford Film Festival and Crossroads Film Society will be accepted at the event.

LOGLINES & RUN TIMES

All Are Welcome Here is a short documentary on the Mississippi Coast's reaction to House Bill 1523 approved by Governor Bryant that gives people the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on their religious beliefs. The total run time for the film is 28 minutes and 26 seconds.

Broken Paths is a music video filmed in Brandon, Miss. Created by Stace and Cassie and J. B. Lawrence. The video is 4 minutes and 44 seconds.

The Oxford community film Firemax features superheroes in the town of Oxford with no crime to fight. The run time for this film is 10 minutes.

The short documentary Otha Turner digs into the archives to take us back in time to Labor Day 1978. In the late 1950’s, fife and drum legend Otha Turner began hosting annual Labor Day picnics at his property in Gravel Springs, Mississippi. The documentary runs for 6 minutes and 2 seconds.

Shake Em On Down tells the story of Mississippi Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues. The film is 56 minutes and 40 seconds long.

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May
7
2:00 PM14:00

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

What: THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.

When: May 7 @ 2 pm

Where: Powerhouse Community Arts Center (413 South 14th St)

Cost: Free, donations accepted 

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Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Best of Oxford Film Festival - Vicksburg!

BEST OF OXFORD FILM FEST TOURS VICKSBURG

OXFORD, MS- Oxford Film Festival will take the greatest hits of the February 2017 festival to Vicksburg on June 24 in partnership with The Strand Theatre. The Best of Oxford Film Festival free screening will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will screen Firemax, Otha Turner, All Are Welcome Here, Broken Paths and Shake Em On Down. This is part of a state wide tour in June of the Best of Oxford Film Festival.

"We are so excited to take the Best of Oxford Film Fest tour around the state, "Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "I am also pleased to get to partner with The Strand in Vicksburg.”

FILM LOGLINES & RUN TIMES

ALL ARE WELCOME HERE is a short documentary on the Mississippi Coast's reaction to House Bill 1523 approved by Governor Bryant that gives people the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on their religious beliefs. The total run time for the film is 28 minutes and 26 seconds.

BROKEN PATHS is a music video filmed in Brandon, Miss. Created by Stace and Cassie and J. B. Lawrence. The video is 4 minutes and 44 seconds.

 The Oxford community film FIREMAX features superheroes in the town of Oxford with no crime to fight. The run time for this film is 10 minutes.

The short documentary OTHA TURNER digs into the archives to take us back in time to Labor Day 1978. In the late 1950’s, fife and drum legend Otha Turner began hosting annual Labor Day picnics at his property in Gravel Springs, Mississippi. The documentary runs for 6 minutes and 2 seconds.

SHAKE EM ON DOWN tells the story of Mississippi Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues. The film is 56 minutes and 40 seconds long.

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Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Tammy and the Bachelor and Panel Discussion

Screening: Tammy and the Bachelor (Joseph Pevney, 1957)

Panel: The Barefoot Housewife or How Women were perceived in the 1950s

Co-Hosted with Sarah Isom Center

Panelist: Kevin Cozart

s the Operations Coordinator at the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

. A native Mississippian, he has been a member of the University’s staff since 2004 and has served on the the University’s Staff Council, advisor for the UM Pride Network,  president of the Graduate Student Council, and currently is co-director of the ALLIES program. A UM gradate, Kevin holds Master’s degrees in Journalism with an Integrated Marketing Communications emphasis and Higher Education and Student Personnel. He also teaches a 

lasses that explore gender and sexuality in visual media and the Internet

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Date: April 22

Time: 7 - 9 pm

Location: Locals

Tickets: Free, Donations Accepted, Cash bar and menu

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Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

OFF Screener Meeting

Want to be a film festival screener for the 2018 year? Well join us for our informational meeting at the Oxford Enterprise Center (9 Industrial Park Drive) in the conference room from noon to 1 to learn how to screen and if not yet, to get signed up! 

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Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Eat at Pita Pit and raise money for Oxford Film Fest

We have partnered with Pita Pit for a GroupRaise fundraiser. Anyone who eats at Pita Pit and mentions us on April 11 from 10 am to 1130 pm helps us to obtain 15% of sales! 

Step 1: RSVP online at: https://www.groupraise.com/events/29288

Step 2: Go to Pita Pit on April 11 and when you purchase your meal mention Oxford Film Festival and follow the restaurant's instructions to receive 15% of your meal's price donated back to Oxford Film Festival.

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