Seersucker Shakedown: A benefit to support the Oxford Film Festival

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Seersucker Shakedown

Celebrating the release of the new book Milk & Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker

A benefit to support the Oxford Film Festival

 

Oxford Film Festival and Nautilus Publishing are teaming up for a special book launch to benefit the nonprofit Oxford Film Festival. Seersucker Shakedown will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center (413 South 14th St).

 

With live music, appetizers with a southern flair and Abita Seersucker beer and a special Seersucker gin cocktail courtesy of Proof Beverages, the event is sure to make you feel right at home wearing your best seersucker suit. A special presentation by Milk & Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker author Bill Haltom will also be held. 

 

“We are so excited to kick off summer with such a fun party with our friends from Nautilus Publishing,” Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said. “We are already gearing up for the 2017 festival and have been hosting monthly screenings and workshops and appreciate the wonderful support Oxford provides.”

 

Tickets not only include admission to the event, but it also includes the book that Haltom will sign on site. Those wearing their best seersucker are entered to win two VIP passes to the 2017 Oxford Film Festival set for February 15-19, 2017.

 

Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://seersuckershakedown.bpt.me/. Tickets are $35 for OxFilm society and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council members or $40 for non-members. An extra ticket can be purchased with the first ticket without the book for $20 for members or $25 for non-members.  If purchased at the door, tickets are $45 for members or $50 for non-members with the option to buy a second ticket without the book for $30 for members or $35 for non-members.

 

ABOUT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL

 

The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, including narrative and documentary features and shorts; Mississippi narratives, documentaries and music videos, and narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  

Oxford Film Festival Offers Free Screening of Quentin Tarantino Film

Oxford Film Festival will show Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof” on April  16 at 7:30 p.m. in Shelter on Van Buren at no charge.

“Death Proof” is an action/horror film written and directed by Tarantino. The film stars Kurt Russell as Mike—a dangerous, psychopathic stuntman who stalks the many female leads, including stars Rosario Dawson, Sydney Poitier, and Rose McGowan. Mike then uses his stunt vehicles, which are “death proof”—but only to the driver—to carry out his murderous fantasies. 

“Death Proof” is part of Oxford Film Festival’s Underground screening series. This will be the second film screening offered by the festival outside of its yearly event and is set to become a monthly occurrence.

Instead of charging a set price, attendance is pay-what-you-can. The festival also reiterates that while the screening itself is free and open to all, audiences are encouraged to try a meal or drink at Shelter. 

Shelter on Van Buren is located at 1221 Van Buren Ave in Oxford, under Neilson’s Department.

 

Oxford Film Festival to Co-Host Screening of LGBTQ Shorts

To be held in conjunction with Oxford’s first Pride Parade, Crossroads Film Society and Oxford Film Festival have partnered to provide a free screening of five curated short films.

 The LGBTQ Shorts: Struggles and Celebrations of Being Out the Deep South will be shown on Sunday, May 8 at 4 p.m. at Shelter on Van Buren.

 The Pride Parade, organized by Matt Kessler in conjunction with the University of Mississippi Sarah Isom Center, will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.

 “We are so happy to partner with Crossroads during this important weekend in Oxford,” Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said. “We hope that people celebrate and enjoy the screenings with us on Mother’s Day especially with films such as Instababy which address gay couples adopting in Mississippi and The Ballad of Little Pam which touches on the relationship between mother and daughter. We appreciate the support of Shelter on Van Buren for being an inclusive venue that helps support a showcase of a variety of films.”

 “These LGBTQ films were wonderfully received recently at the Crossroads Film Festival, and we are delighted that all the filmmakers involved agreed enthusiastically to have a rescreening in conjunction with the first annual Oxford Pride and in partnership with our sister Festival in Oxford”, said Robbie Fisher, President of the Crossroads Film Society. 

 

Film Descriptions:

Out in Alabama (12 Min., Director / Producer Bonnie Blue Edwards)

A celebration of friendships formed at Pride events in Birmingham, AL.

 

Instababy (12 Min., Co-Creators Lauren Cioffi and Rosie Haber)

In Episode One of The Front’s “New Deep South” series, a gay couple in Jackson, MS trying to adopt a child improvise with the best resource at their disposal: Instagram

 

RSVP (13 Min., Director Shannon Beeby; Producer Ryan Jonze)

A gay widower fulfills his lover’s last request to spread his ashes at the beach.

 

Peace in the Valley (15 Min., Directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher)

Eureka Springs, Arkansas’s liberals were among the first to vote in favor of LGBT rights, but supporting the economy are conservative tourists supporting the Great Passion Play.

 

The Ballad of Little Pam (9 Min., Director Casey Parks; Producers Aubree Bernier-Clarke and Casey Parks)

Pam and her mother can co-exist…as long as Pam agrees not to date women.

 

For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com

 

ABOUT CROSSROADS FILM SOCIETY

Founded in 1999, the Crossroads Film Society celebrates the art of filmmaking in all of its diversity and depth with film screenings year-round and with its annual Crossroads Film Festival each spring.  The Society facilitates and promotes a broad spectrum of film-related events for the community, presents films from around the world, the South and Mississippi to audiences in Mississippi, promotes dialogue and educational opportunities for filmmakers and audiences, and offers a juried competition to honor films in a wide variety of genres including features, shorts, documentaries, animation, music videos, and others.

 

ABOUT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL

The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings, including narrative and documentary features and shorts; Mississippi narratives, documentaries and music videos, and narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  

 

 

Oxford Film Fest named to Top 50 for 3rd year!

For the third year in a row, Oxford Film Festival has been named to MovieMaker Magazine's "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2016." Submissions for the 2017 film festival open on May 1 and more information is available at http://oxfordfilmfest.com/get-involved/submit/

This year we have added three new categories: Music Documentaries and New Media and LGBT films. 

Read the full article at http://www.moviemaker.com

Oxford Film Festival Official Stance on HB 1523

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. 

Sincerely,

 

Melanie Addington, Executive Director