The Oxford Film Festival is deeply troubled and disheartened by the passage of HB 1523 signed into law today by Governor Phil Bryant. It is morally reprehensible. The Oxford Film Festival’s mission is not only to entertain with independent cinema but to enlighten with a range of diverse voices. We are committed to making sure the voices of our LGBT friends are heard and better served in this state and, toward that end, we are adding a new LGBT series to our February film festival. We are proud to stand with so many in Mississippi who are working to build a more promising, more enlightened, and open state for all. Please join us and encourage your friends not to abandon our state in its time of need but, instead, to stand up and be heard.
Melanie Addington, Executive Director