This September during SarahFest hosted by Sarah Isom Center, a free documentary about women cinematographers, Cameraperson, will be a part of the free Monday Movies series hosted by Oxford Film Festival at the Burns Belfry. The event will be held on September 17 at 630 pm.
Burns Belfry is located at 710 Jackson Ave E, Oxford, MS 3865.
“Rather than offering a straightforward narrative, the film invited us behind the lend into this cameraperson’s world, where we witness a captivating collage of episodic images and stories connected thematically, textually, sonically, and emotionally. The film vividly combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry.” POV Pressroom
The Sarah Isom Center and Oxford Film Festival will be presenting a free screening of Tim Wolff’s documentary, “The Sons of Tennessee Williams” on September 25th at 7:00pm located at the Powerhouse (413 South 14th Street).
The film focuses on the story of the cultural revolution started by gay men in New Orleans during the 1960s. In the 1950s, homosexuality was illegal in all 50 states, but by the late 1960s, the state of Louisiana chartered four gay Mardi Gras clubs which sparked the fight for LGBT+ rights. The film explores the discriminatory “Jim Crow” type laws which targeted homosexual Americans. The documentary demonstrates how these gay men from New Orleans fought back against unjust laws and everyday oppression through clubs, drag, music, glitter, dancing, and performing while maintaining a humorous attitude through adversity.
Wolff’s film has received praise from The New York Times calling it “irrespressibly funny” and “lightly debauched and thoroughly colorful…an irreverent spoof of aristocratic tradition and a deadly serious protest against social injustice.”