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Wednesday, February 20
 

5:30pm

Table Read Mississippi: BEULAH

The Mississippi Film Office, Mississippi Film & Video Alliance, and OxFilm will host the third Table Read Mississippi in conjunction with the 10th annual Oxford Film Festival.

A table read is a gathering of actors around a table to read a script aloud to give filmmakers, producers and writers an idea of how the final production will sound. It is a valuable tool in the creative process, because it can ensure that a scene actually plays well using real actors and conveys the intended message to the audience.

The featured script will be  BEULAH written by Gail Gilchriest (MY DOG SKIP) based on the novel Why Beulah Shot Her Pistol Inside the Baptist Church written by the late Clayton Sullivan, professor of religion at the University of Southern Mississippi.

The film will be produced in Mississippi by New Albany, MS native Hudson Hickman (pictured; former VP of TV Production at MGM; The Love Boat, MacGyver, Stargate)  and directed by Steve Herek (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, Mr. Holland’s Opus). Both will be in attendance.

Admission is FREE

The event will be hosted at The Powerhouse in Oxford at 413 South 14th Street.

Reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by Table Read Mississippi at 6:00 p.m.




Wednesday February 20, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Powerhouse Community Arts Center 413 S. 14th St., Oxford MS 38655
 
Thursday, February 21
 

6:00pm

Thacker Mountain Radio
Limited Capacity seats available

The Oxford Film Festival and Thacker Mountain Radio -- a live, unrehearsed broadcast out of Oxford that features literary readings and an eclectic mix of musical performances to “cheering, footstomping, applauding spectators” -- have teamed up to celebrate a weekend of movies with an opening night extravaganza. Hosted by Jim Dees, Guests to be announced. -- NO TICKET REQUIRED


Thursday February 21, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

7:15pm

Ten
Limited Capacity seats available

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi’s Media & Documentary Projects Center is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old. 3rd annual Community Film, 15 min. Not in competition. Also screens: once on Thursday, twice on Friday, twice on Saturday, once on Sunday.


Filmmakers


Thursday February 21, 2013 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Lyric Theater 1006 Van Buren Ave., Oxford MS 38655

7:15pm

Festival Kickoff
Limited Capacity seats available

After Thacker Mountain Radio, stick around for a preview of the festival weekend: previews, introductions, and the premiere of the 2013 Community Film, TEN. -- NO TICKET REQUIRED

Thursday February 21, 2013 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Lyric Theater 1006 Van Buren Ave., Oxford MS 38655
 
Friday, February 22
 

11:00am

Flatland
Limited Capacity seats available

Barton's pick: When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur Square and his curious granddaughter Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have ruled Flatland for thousands of years. 35 min. (Animation block) Not in competition. Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S3)


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

Grandmothers (Abuelas)
Limited Capacity seats available

In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years. Using real-life testimonials this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. 10 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

Ham (Jamón)
Limited Capacity seats available

Jose is a teenage pig living in a Spanish town, and he is the only pig in his family. One day a new neighbor moves in next door, and Jose starts to come to terms with who he really is. 8 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

Mayday
Limited Capacity seats available

When an emergency crash landing leaves a young girl alone in the woods, she must defend herself against herself. 4 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

Strings
Limited Capacity seats available

A marionette puppet with aspirations of glory, realizes that the way to fulfill them is not that simple when you are a puppet with feelings. 12 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S3)


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

The Loop
Limited Capacity seats available

A stop-motion animation exploring human relationships with anxiety. Through the use of metaphorical structure the main character demonstrates reactions and possible responses to an abstract feared stimulus. 12 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

America 101
Limited Capacity seats available

One man's life becomes the lesson of the day as he takes a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience. 10 min. Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S2) (Narrative Shorts Block 2)



Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

Crush 472
Limited Capacity seats available

Tim thinks he might just have found the girl of his dreams, again! 4 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

DeafBlind
Limited Capacity seats available

A deaf and blind woman and a young man share a spiritual and disturbing connection. 16 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

Dinner with Holly
Limited Capacity seats available

A young couple has a big plan to spice up their love life when their friend, Holly, comes over for dinner. 12 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S2)


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

Double or Nothing
Limited Capacity seats available

Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. When a homeless man approaches them on the street, Clark gets an idea. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this dark comedy by master playwright Neil LaBute. 11 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

Emergency Contact
Limited Capacity seats available

Things get dicey when a woman reveals to her live-in boyfriend that she's listed him as her emergency contact. 6 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

The Beard
Limited Capacity seats available

An elderly Sikh who has been victimized as a result of his race struggles to deal with his given circumstances in the aftermath of the violent attack. 6 min. Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (Narrative Shorts block 2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

The Dark Companion
Limited Capacity seats available

Howard (a puppet) has an existential crisis and nervous breakdown when he, and only he, can see his puppeteer: a featureless, humanoid shape that always looms over him, that he calls his Dark Companion. His relationship with his wife and friends quickly breakdown, when no one believes him, forcing Howard to take drastic measures. 14 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers
avatar for Darrell C. Hazelrig

Darrell C. Hazelrig

Writer/Director, New Puppet Order
Editor of "Good Grief Suicide Hotline"


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:00am

The Hiccup
Limited Capacity seats available

Two friends desperately trying to skip town find that an overheated radiator is the least of their problems. 10 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:45pm

Camino, the Journey to Santiago
Limited Capacity seats available

This short documentary is a film about a pilgrim's hike across Spain on the popular Camino de Santiago. It is an impressionistic film that creates a casual narrative about the ancient journey and what it is like during its modern revival. 15 min. (Documentary Shorts block) Also screens: Saturday 1:30 p.m. (S3)



Friday February 22, 2013 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:45pm

Reborning
Limited Capacity seats available

Jean likes to make something out of nothing. 8 min. (Documentary Shorts block) Also screens: Saturday 12:45 p.m. (S2)



Friday February 22, 2013 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:45pm

The Urban Herd
Limited Capacity seats available

The story of how a small herd of goats in an inner city vacant lot brings joy and unity to a diverse community, leading to questions about the role of nature in the urban experience. 13 min. (Documentary Shorts block) Also screens: Saturday 1:30 p.m. (S3)

Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:45pm

Ten
Limited Capacity seats available

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi’s Media & Documentary Projects Center is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old. 3rd annual Community Film, 15 min. Not in competition. Also screens: once on Thursday, twice on Friday, twice on Saturday, once on Sunday.


Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

1:00pm

Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton
Limited Capacity seats available

With fans including Billy Bob Thornton, Dave Matthews, Peter Buck, Derek Trucks, Phish, Widespread Panic, and Blues Traveler, Colonel Bruce Hampton began his career with an unprecedented six figure record deal in 1970. After releasing the worst selling album in the history of Columbia Records, he made a brave decision and continued his musical career, devoting himself to creating pure art rather than attempt any commercial success. See Colonel Bruce LIVE at Proud Larry’s, Friday Feb. 22! 87 min. Not in competition.

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

1:15pm

Tennessee Queer
Limited Capacity seats available

When “out and proud” Jason Potts returns to his Tennessee hometown he quickly learns that life has not gotten better for the gay high school kids. Wanting to give them some hope, Jason plans to hold the first ever gay pride parade down Main Street. Unknown to Jason, a conservative politician plots to use the parade for his own political reasons. 90 min. Also screens: Saturday 2:45 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

Crush
Limited Capacity seats available

One woman's quest to find the perfect chair. 7 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m. (S1)

Filmmakers
avatar for Jen West

Jen West

Four x Productions
Filmmaker
RP

Rebecca Pugh

WAAY-TV
Never regret the things you have done, only the things you haven't.



Friday February 22, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

Free Kick (Libre Directo)
Limited Capacity seats available

Having turned 60, Adela is living a life she never wanted. She has no children, a husband who walks all over her and, worst of all, nothing to look forward to. Then one day she has the chance to win 300,000 euros and leave her old life behind. All she has to do to get it is kick a ball into an open goal from the halfway line at half-time in a Spanish league match. Accepting the challenge, Adela starts training for the big day. In Spanish with English subtitles. 12 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m. (S2)



Friday February 22, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

Remake
Limited Capacity seats available

A smash and grab robbery takes an unexpected twist when two thieves find themselves confronted with a haul they can't possibly carry. 6 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

Split Time
Limited Capacity seats available

A man and a woman in their mid-thirties. Attractive, single day-dreamers, they cross each other a million times without ever meeting. Yet, they are meant to be together. 3 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

The Potential Wives of Norman Mao
Limited Capacity seats available

Norman Mao is an overweight, socially-awkward junior businessman from Hong Kong, who at the age of 33 is still a virgin and unwed. Desperate to get him married, his parents take him on an international junket across the globe to find him a worthy Chinese wife. Narrated by George Takei. 9 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

Why I Make Movies
Limited Capacity seats available

A short explanation of one filmmaker's unsatisfying life at work and home but glamorous lifestyle when he's accepted into film festivals. 4 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m. (S2)


Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:00pm

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Limited Capacity seats available

Plimpton! is a feature length documentary film about the exciting life and times of Paris Review co-founder, participatory journalist, protean New York literary impresario, and friend to many, George Plimpton. 89 min. Preceded by Ten. Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S2)

Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:00pm

Ten
Limited Capacity seats available

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi’s Media & Documentary Projects Center is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old. 3rd annual Community Film, 15 min. Not in competition. Also screens: once on Thursday, twice on Friday, twice on Saturday, once on Sunday.


Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:15pm

Antenna
Limited Capacity seats available

A history of the Antenna, Memphis' first punk rock club, and the musical explosion it inspired. 96 min. Preceded by We Didn’t Get Famous and Drawing on a Dream. Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 3:15pm - 5:45pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:15pm

Drawing on a Dream
Limited Capacity seats available

The colorful complexities of the late Delta rocker and artist, Duff Dorrough of Ruleville. 14 min. preceded by We Didn’t Get Famous, followed by Antenna. (Not in competition) Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m.



Friday February 22, 2013 3:15pm - 5:45pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:15pm

We Didn't Get Famous: The Story of the Southern Music Underground, 1978-1990
Limited Capacity seats available

The Southern bands making what we'd now call 'indie' music in the 1980s were as equally in debt to punk rock, new wave, and Big Star, as they were to Southern culture and traditions. Their Southern identity, which was sometimes accepted and embraced only reluctantly so, and geographical roots deeply affected the route these bands and their local scenes took. Their sound, spirit, style, and careers were all shaped by being from the South. 20 min. Screens before Drawing on a Dream and Antenna. Also screens: Sunday 12:00 p.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 3:15pm - 5:45pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:45pm

Pictures of Superheroes
Limited Capacity seats available

An out-of-work maid gets a job cleaning up after an overworked businessman and the aggressively messy roommate he's forgotten about, sending her into a surreal world of candy, insult comics, and pretend marriages. 74 min. Preceded by the Golden Bough. Also screens: Sunday 3:15 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 3:45pm - 6:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:45pm

The Golden Bough (Der Goldene Zweig)
Limited Capacity seats available

After a string of unsuccessful job interviews, out-of-work David realizes that someone is conspiring to keep him from finding employment. Based on a short story by Salman Rushdie. In German with English subtitles. 25 min. Screens before Pictures of Superheroes. Also screens: Sunday 3:15 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 3:45pm - 6:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:15pm

Come Morning
Limited Capacity seats available

As evening falls, two hunters, a 10-year-old boy and his grandfather, wander into the darkening woods to track down their recent kill. To their horror, they discover that, instead of a deer, they've shot a trespassing neighbor. With a history of land disputes with the neighbor's family fresh on his mind, the grandfather decides to hide the body. 85 min. Preceded by Pretty Monsters. Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S1)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:15pm

Pretty Monsters
Limited Capacity seats available

When a man and his young son spend the night at a motel in the town where the father grew up, the man gives in to an old temptation and invites a woman to their room. 11 min. Screens before Come Morning. Also screens: Saturday 10:00 a.m. (S1)

Filmmakers
avatar for Ben Rednour

Ben Rednour

I've noticed a direct correlation to my drinking & the number of times I've been tasered in the workplace.


Friday February 22, 2013 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:45pm

Native Son
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2012, Elvis Presley, born in 1935, had been gone 35 years. That same year, he would have been 77 years old (he died in 1977). And 56 years before, Elvis had performed at the historic 1956 homecoming show in Tupelo. These numbers were not lost on writer/director Mike McCarthy, who, after pitching the idea of a seven foot tall bronze statue of Elvis Presley to the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, went about shooting a documentary on Taylor, Mississippi sculptor Bill Beckwith, as he rushed to complete the inspired pose (taken from the Roger Marshutz photo) by deadline. In the process, McCarthy discovers his own personal connection to the homecoming show. 56 min. Not in competition. Preceded by Tupelove.

Filmmakers
BA

Barclay/Braddock Agencies

Barclay/Braddock Agencies
Main street insurance agents serving the insurance needs of NJ School Boards, municipalities, sewerage authorities/MUAs, businesses and residents for over 85+ years.


Friday February 22, 2013 5:45pm - 7:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:45pm

Tupelove
Limited Capacity seats available

Created for the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tupelove explores the boyhood mythos of Elvis, which features little-known places in and around Tupelo, Mississippi. Narrated by Elvis Presley’s original drummer, D.J. Fontana. 15 min. Screens before Native Son.

Filmmakers
BA

Barclay/Braddock Agencies

Barclay/Braddock Agencies
Main street insurance agents serving the insurance needs of NJ School Boards, municipalities, sewerage authorities/MUAs, businesses and residents for over 85+ years.


Friday February 22, 2013 5:45pm - 7:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

6:00pm

Congratulations
Limited Capacity seats available

Jim and Bridget are on a road trip to visit Jim's mother on the anniversary of his father's death. Along the way, Jim proposes and Bridget says no. When they arrive at his mother's house, she showers them with congratulations. Caught up in the moment, they pretend to be engaged for the weekend. 93 min. Preceded by Tracer Gun. Also screens: Sunday 1:00 p.m. (S1)


Friday February 22, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

6:00pm

Tracer Gun
Limited Capacity seats available

A little mistake turns into a living nightmare when Abby apologizes for a drunken kiss by giving the right gift to the wrong man. 17 min. Precedes Congratulations. Also screens: Sunday 1:00 p.m. (S1)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

7:30pm

Conversation with Roger Avary
Limited Capacity seats available

Best known for his work with Quentin Tarantino, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, and their Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction, screenwriter Roger Avary discusses his more recent projects, including adaptations of literary works such as The Rules of Attraction and Beowulf. 60 min.


Moderators
Friday February 22, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

7:30pm

Uprising
Limited Capacity seats available

Tells the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of a brutal dictatorship has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. 85 min. Also screens: Sunday 2:45 p.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

8:00pm

The Discoverers
Limited Capacity seats available

Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Griffin Dunne) takes his begrudging teenage kids – Zoe and Jack – on a road trip to a conference in hopes of putting his career back on track. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes AWOL on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. 104 min. Also screens: Sunday 5:00 p.m. (S2)


Filmmakers


Friday February 22, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

8:30pm

Spotlight Film #1
Limited Capacity seats available

Spotlight Film #1: BEST FRIENDS FOREVER. Directed by Stacey Storey. Harriet, a comic book artist with a secret, and her reckless BFF, Reba, take their ’76 AMC Pacer on the open road and their friendship gets a wild ride towards an impending nuclear apocalypse. Premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT (January 2013).



Friday February 22, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

8:30pm

Ten
Limited Capacity seats available

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi’s Media & Documentary Projects Center is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old. 3rd annual Community Film, 15 min. Not in competition. Also screens: once on Thursday, twice on Friday, twice on Saturday, once on Sunday.


Filmmakers

Friday February 22, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655
 
Saturday, February 23
 

9:00am

Children’s Acting Workshop with Oxford Acting Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

Acting is part of a collaborative process that cannot happen without the work of Writers, Directors, Gaffers, Set Designers, Makeup artist, local communities, among others. The workshop will touch on both games and techniques that can help a young actor’s understanding of the work, time, and devotion it takes to truly understand and embody any character within a film or play. -- Free, reservation required -- 9:00-10:30 a.m. (9-11 year olds); 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (12-17 year olds)



Saturday February 23, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Powerhouse Community Arts Center 413 S. 14th St., Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Pretty Monsters
Limited Capacity seats available

When a man and his young son spend the night at a motel in the town where the father grew up, the man gives in to an old temptation and invites a woman to their room. 11 min. Screens before Come Morning. Also screens: Friday 5:15 p.m. (S3)

Filmmakers
avatar for Ben Rednour

Ben Rednour

I've noticed a direct correlation to my drinking & the number of times I've been tasered in the workplace.


Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Flatland
Limited Capacity seats available

Barton's pick: When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur Square and his curious granddaughter Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have ruled Flatland for thousands of years. 35 min. (Animation block) Not in competition. Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S2)



Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Grandmothers (Abuelas)
Limited Capacity seats available

In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years. Using real-life testimonials this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. 10 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S2)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Ham (Jamón)
Limited Capacity seats available

Jose is a teenage pig living in a Spanish town, and he is the only pig in his family. One day a new neighbor moves in next door, and Jose starts to come to terms with who he really is. 8 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Mayday
Limited Capacity seats available

When an emergency crash landing leaves a young girl alone in the woods, she must defend herself against herself. 4 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Strings
Limited Capacity seats available

A marionette puppet with aspirations of glory, realizes that the way to fulfill them is not that simple when you are a puppet with feelings. 12 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S2)



Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

The Loop
Limited Capacity seats available

A stop-motion animation exploring human relationships with anxiety. Through the use of metaphorical structure the main character demonstrates reactions and possible responses to an abstract feared stimulus. 12 min. (Animation block) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself
Limited Capacity seats available

Plimpton! is a feature length documentary film about the exciting life and times of Paris Review co-founder, participatory journalist, protean New York literary impresario, and friend to many, George Plimpton. 89 min. Preceded by Ten. Also screens: Friday 3:00 p.m. (S3)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Tips from Casting Agents and Actors in the Trenches
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn more about breaking into Hollywood and independent productions from a range of panelists, with topics on the casting process from getting an audition to choosing an agent. Panelists will be announced closer to the event (check back here) -- Free, no ticket required! 60 min.


Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lyric Theater 1006 Van Buren Ave., Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Come Morning
Limited Capacity seats available

As evening falls, two hunters, a 10-year-old boy and his grandfather, wander into the darkening woods to track down their recent kill. To their horror, they discover that, instead of a deer, they've shot a trespassing neighbor. With a history of land disputes with the neighbor's family fresh on his mind, the grandfather decides to hide the body. 85 min. Preceded by Pretty Monsters. Also screens: Friday 5:15 p.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:15am

April's Way
Limited Capacity seats available

April defies the odds by living. But when she outgrows the school system and no adult day programming is available, her family must find a way for her to continue to thrive with meaningful work and relationships. 35 min. (Mississippi Documentary Block)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:15am - 2:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:15am

DVD Blues: or Thad calls Barton about Renaldo and Clara
Limited Capacity seats available

Barton Segal sold Thad Lee a seemingly faulty copy of Renaldo and Clara, so Thad calls Barton for answers. 10 min. (Mississippi Documentary block) Not in competition.


Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:15am - 2:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:15am

Manifest Destiny 2.0
Limited Capacity seats available

Armed with the 50th Anniversary special edition audio book of the original, unedited version of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road", two intrepid road trippers ball the jack across America's West. Reprising the westward movement of Manifest Destiny through John Ford's location where he filmed "The Searchers", Manifest Destiny 2.0, the film makers take the viewer into a postmodern Brigadoon known to the world as Burning Man. 15 min. Not in competition. (Mississippi Documentary Block)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:15am - 2:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:15am

Mickle’s Pickle
Limited Capacity seats available

The story of a small town pickle shop, its eccentric owner, and the theft of the store's beloved icon, a giant pickle. 15 min. (Mississippi Documentary block)

Filmmakers
NW

Nathan Willis

LWN.net
Nathan Willis is a reporter and editor at the Linux news site LWN.net.  He is also a font developer whose open source fonts have been included in the Google Web Font collection, co-founder of the Texas Linux Fest conference, and a contributor to the Open Font Library project. He has spoken at Libre Graphics Meeting, MeeGo Conf and GUADEC.



Saturday February 23, 2013 11:15am - 2:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:15am

Pizza Shop
Limited Capacity seats available

A master pizzaiola, working in rural Mississippi, discusses his craft. 2 min. (Mississippi Documentary Short)

Filmmakers
BG

Ben Guest

Movie love...



Saturday February 23, 2013 11:15am - 2:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:15am

Growing Our Own
Limited Capacity seats available

Each summer, high school students from all types of racial and socioeconomic backgrounds from all over Mississippi attend a nine-day seminar on race, civil justice, and community while learning the dark history of civil rights of their state, not taught in Mississippi schools. 27 min. (Mississippi Documentary block)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:15am - 2:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

30 Miles
Limited Capacity seats available

Two time-lapse accounts of the same 30-mile trip; taken 23 years apart and presented via split-screen. 4 min. (Experimental Shorts block)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Dance Elephant Dance
Limited Capacity seats available

Featuring a man in an elephant costume, Dance Elephant Dance uses images of multiple elephants in outer space to portray a pachyderm's awkward desire to get his groove on. 4 min. (Experimental Shorts block)


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Don’t Break Down
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is total garbage. 7 min. (Experimental Shorts block)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Screens in the Experimental Shorts block. 1 min.


Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Melt in the Shade
Limited Capacity seats available

Screens in the Experimental Shorts block. 6 min.

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Milk Sorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

Screens in the Experimental Shorts block. 1 min.

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Music for a Self-Transforming Machine
Limited Capacity seats available

Aesthetic machineVirtual architectureUnfrozen musicInevitablyCelestial music boxFolds inside itselfRecursive sculptureFractal ego-boundaryChaos in motion. 4 min. (Experimental Shorts block)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Notes on the Revolution (Silent Version)
Limited Capacity seats available

A short film structured around found footage of a New Orleans Mardi Gras in 1948 that incorporates the aphorisms of the poet Louis Bourgeois. 4 min. (Experimental Shorts block) A second version with music by Dennis Herring screens during the Mississippi music video block.


Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Rolling Stock
Limited Capacity seats available

An experimental digital short film examining ideas of perception and subjectivity as two workers toil in a surreal factory. 8 min. (Experimental Shorts block)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Slices of Clarity
Limited Capacity seats available

A short experimental movie comprised of photographs, videos, and archival super 8mm film footage, that investigates the relationship between memory, landscape, and place through the lens of Alzheimer’s Disease. 5 min. (Experimental Shorts block)


Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

11:45am

Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment
Limited Capacity seats available

Screens in the Experimental Shorts block. 13 min.

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

My Brooklyn: Race, Real Estate and the Future of Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

Follow director Kelly Anderson's journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that - despite its status as the third most profitable shopping area in New York City - is maligned for its inability to appeal to the affluent residents who have come to live around it. 75 min. Preceded by Boomtown. Also screens: Sunday 2:45 p.m. (S3)


Filmmakers
avatar for Kelly Anderson

Kelly Anderson

Director, Realistic Pictures, Inc.
I have been making documentaries on social issues for 25 years. When my daughter was diagnosed with OCD 2 years ago, I realized that there was no media for families and - most importantly - for kids about this difficult and scary illness. Chris Baier (another OCD parent) and I decided to make UNSTUCK to provide information, peer support and hope for families dealing with OCD. I am also a professor of documentary filmmaking at Hunter College in... Read More →



Saturday February 23, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Boomtown
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1875, the Horn Silver Mine was discovered in the red rock cliffs of southwestern Utah. The town of Frisco was born and quickly became one of the most economically productive and notoriously violent towns in the Wild West. 'Boomtown' blends serendipitously found audio interviews of the town sheriff and other remaining inhabitants, recorded just before their deaths, with images of the decaying ghost town in 2011. 12 min. Screens before My Brooklyn. Also screens: Sunday 2:45 p.m. (S3)



Saturday February 23, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Documentary Filmmaking
Limited Capacity seats available

Each year filmmakers and industry professionals take a look at the hot topics in documentary filmmaking. Hosted by Media and Documentary Projects Director Andy Harper, the panel will include Deirdre Haj (Executive Director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival), Shirley Mixon (Programming Director for Mississippi Public Broadcasting), film critic Gerald Peary and documentary filmmaker Shannon McCoy Cohn (The Super, OFF 2007). Co-sponsored by the Mississippi Intellectual Property Institute. 60 min. -- Free, no ticket required!




Saturday February 23, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lyric Theater 1006 Van Buren Ave., Oxford MS 38655

1:30pm

Camino, the Journey to Santiago
Limited Capacity seats available

This short documentary is a film about a pilgrim's hike across Spain on the popular Camino de Santiago. It is an impressionistic film that creates a casual narrative about the ancient journey and what it is like during its modern revival. 15 min. (Documentary Shorts block) Also screens: Friday 12:45 p.m. (S2)



Saturday February 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

1:30pm

Reborning
Limited Capacity seats available

Jean likes to make something out of nothing. 8 min. (Documentary Shorts block) Also screens: Friday 12:45 p.m. (S2)



Saturday February 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

1:30pm

The Urban Herd
Limited Capacity seats available

The story of how a small herd of goats in an inner city vacant lot brings joy and unity to a diverse community, leading to questions about the role of nature in the urban experience. 13 min. (Documentary Shorts block) Also screens: Friday 12:45 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

1:30pm

Ten
Limited Capacity seats available

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi’s Media & Documentary Projects Center is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old. 3rd annual Community Film, 15 min. Not in competition. Also screens: once on Thursday, twice on Friday, twice on Saturday, once on Sunday.


Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

Ole Miss Filmmaking Workshop Films
Limited Capacity seats available

Film projects from an intensive 3½-day workshop held at the University of Mississippi in July 2012, designed to introduce amateurs to both film appreciation and the actual techniques of filmmaking. 30 min. Not in competition.


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

Eating Alabama
Limited Capacity seats available

A quest to eat locally becomes a meditation on community, the South and sustainability and a story about why food matters. 63 min. Preceded by Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo. Also screens: Sunday 5:00 p.m. (S1)

Filmmakers
AG

Andrew Grace

Andrew Beck Grace is a documentary filmmaker and native Alabamian. He\'s a past fellow at the CPB/PBS Producers Academy and directs the Documenting Justice program at the University of Alabama.



Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo
Limited Capacity seats available

This film studies 'the baroque complexity of the South' through the musings of Mobile, Ala. native Eugene Walter, author, actor, artist, creator and chef. Using Walter's own radio broadcasts as narration, the film takes a peek at the simple ingredients that make up the Gulf Coast and its signature cuisine, gumbo, and shows how their staggered repetition builds something wholly unique and intricately beautiful. 10 min. Screens before Eating Alabama. Also screens: Sunday 5:00 p.m. (S1)


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

Music in Film
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel of music supervisors and attorneys specializing in entertainment law will address issues and questions facing filmmakers adding music to their films, and musicians looking to work with the industry. Co-sponsored by the Mississippi Intellectual Property Institute. 60 min. Free, no ticket required!




Saturday February 23, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lyric Theater 1006 Van Buren Ave., Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

Tennessee Queer
Limited Capacity seats available

When “out and proud” Jason Potts returns to his Tennessee hometown he quickly learns that life has not gotten better for the gay high school kids. Wanting to give them some hope, Jason plans to hold the first ever gay pride parade down Main Street. Unknown to Jason, a conservative politician plots to use the parade for his own political reasons. 90 min. Also screens: Friday 1:15 p.m. (S1)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

Genrevolt
Limited Capacity seats available

Movie romance isn't all it's cracked up to be, as a couple discovers when they scramble to find the right genre for them. 9 min. (Mississippi Narrative block)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 2:45pm - 5:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

Grasshopper!
Limited Capacity seats available

An average suburban housewife tries to stop her neighbor from going on a rampage after he witnesses a gruesome attack. 15 min. (Mississippi Narrative block)



Saturday February 23, 2013 2:45pm - 5:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

S for Sally
Limited Capacity seats available

When her 10-year-old daughter Sally starts having difficulties, Mona sets out to help her despite the lack of support from her husband Phil, the schools or the church. 13 min. Work in progress screening/not in competition. (Mississippi Narrative block)



Saturday February 23, 2013 2:45pm - 5:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

The Retirement Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Originally entered in the 2012 Mississippi 48 Hour Film Challenge. Shot in the style of "The Office," this film tells the story of a superhero's retirement party. 9 min. (Mississippi Narrative block)


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:45pm - 5:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

Third Shift
Limited Capacity seats available

Elaine and Melinda are holed up in a small town diner. They’ve been on the run and are now pinned into a corner. They know they’ve been followed, but by whom they aren’t sure. Their only comfort is that they are fairly certain that their pursuers don’t know their faces either. Can they uncover their assassin’s identity before it’s too late? Everyone is a suspect. 33 min. (Mississippi Narrative block)

Filmmakers
avatar for Glenn Payne

Glenn Payne

Filmmaker/Improv Actor/Fine Artist, West of Shake Rag
Filmmaker


Saturday February 23, 2013 2:45pm - 5:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

Tube
Limited Capacity seats available

Melanie Moore has forgotten a life without television. 25 min. (Mississippi Narrative Block)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 2:45pm - 5:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:45pm

Music in the Hall and Oxford Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Selections filmed during Music in the Hall, a grass roots music video series based in Oxford, Mississippi, and Oxford Sessions, a new video series featuring recordings done unplugged and in a location unique to every artist.

Filmmakers
DM

Daniel Morrow

likes music I'm tall, relatively speaking.



Saturday February 23, 2013 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

4:00pm

Screenwriting as Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderator Coop Cooper talks with veteran screenwriter David Sheffield (The Nutty Professor, Coming to America), film critic-turned-screenwriter Kim Voynar, screenwriter and professor Chris Offutt (True Blood, Treme), and film critic Gerald Peary on the importance of storytelling for the screen. 60 min. Free, no ticket required!

[Due to illness, David Sheffield had to cancel. Instead, Roger Avary stepped in.]




Saturday February 23, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lyric Theater 1006 Van Buren Ave., Oxford MS 38655

5:00pm

Mississippi Music Videos
Limited Capacity seats available

Bye Bye Baby / Directed by Danny Klimetz for Oxford Sessions; performed by Gina Sexton -- A Change is Coming / Directed by Danny Klimetz for Oxford Sessions; performed by Zechariah Lloyd -- Crossroads Blues / Directed by Bryan Ward; performed by Adam Gussow -- Flood You Under / Directed by Russell Fox; performed by Robodrum -- Growing Pains / Directed by Deepak Mantena; performed by Junk Culture -- In The Garden / Directed by Robert Earl Reed; performed by Jimbo Mathus -- JoLynn / Directed by Danny Klimetz for Oxford Sessions; performed by Bill Perry -- Lanthanum / Directed by Clay Hardwick; performed by Loki -- -- Mother Never Held Me / Directed and performed by Wolf Ruffin -- Notes on the Revolution / Directed by Louis Bourgeois; music by Dennis Herring -- Passing By / Directed by Daniel Ethridge; performed by Clayton Matthews Pepper -- Twice On Sunday / Directed by Ryan Frazier; performed by Bonfire Orchestra -- Waiting for You / Performed by Andrew and Ciera -- White Buffalo / Directed by Daniel Lee Perea; performed by Jimbo Mathus (not in competition) -- Zebraprint / Directed by Michael Williams; performed by Sipsy Fires


Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

America 101
Limited Capacity seats available

One man's life becomes the lesson of the day as he takes a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience. 10 min. Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3) (Narrative Shorts Block 2)




Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

Crush 472
Limited Capacity seats available

Tim thinks he might just have found the girl of his dreams, again! 4 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

DeafBlind
Limited Capacity seats available

A deaf and blind woman and a young man share a spiritual and disturbing connection. 16 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

Dinner with Holly
Limited Capacity seats available

A young couple has a big plan to spice up their love life when their friend, Holly, comes over for dinner. 12 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3)



Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

Double or Nothing
Limited Capacity seats available

Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. When a homeless man approaches them on the street, Clark gets an idea. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this dark comedy by master playwright Neil LaBute. 11 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

Emergency Contact
Limited Capacity seats available

Things get dicey when a woman reveals to her live-in boyfriend that she's listed him as her emergency contact. 6 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

The Beard
Limited Capacity seats available

An elderly Sikh who has been victimized as a result of his race struggles to deal with his given circumstances in the aftermath of the violent attack. 6 min. Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (Narrative Shorts block 2)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

The Dark Companion
Limited Capacity seats available

Howard (a puppet) has an existential crisis and nervous breakdown when he, and only he, can see his puppeteer: a featureless, humanoid shape that always looms over him, that he calls his Dark Companion. His relationship with his wife and friends quickly breakdown, when no one believes him, forcing Howard to take drastic measures. 14 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers
avatar for Darrell C. Hazelrig

Darrell C. Hazelrig

Writer/Director, New Puppet Order
Editor of "Good Grief Suicide Hotline"


Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

The Hiccup
Limited Capacity seats available

Two friends desperately trying to skip town find that an overheated radiator is the least of their problems. 10 min. (Narrative Shorts block 2) Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

An Ordinary Hero
Limited Capacity seats available

The amazing true story of one white Southern woman's courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement. By the time she was 19, Joan Trumpauer was shot at, attacked, and put on death row but that's just the beginning of her remarkable journey to help change the world. 91 min. Preceded by Rebels: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss. Also screens: Sunday 2:00 p.m. (S1)

Filmmakers

Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:30pm

Rebels: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss
Limited Capacity seats available

On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first black student enrolled at the University of Mississippi. His journey to Ole Miss began with the State of Mississippi's denial and open defiance of the federal court's mandate of his admission. It ended on the night of September 30th as thousands of armed protestors rioted against the U.S. Marshals, Mississippi National Guard, and U.S. Troops sent by President Kennedy. This is the incredible true story of one man's mission for equality and a state that would do everything in its power to stop him. 58 min. Screens before An Ordinary Hero. Also screens: Saturday 1:30 p.m. (S3)

Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

6:30pm

Ten
Limited Capacity seats available

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi’s Media & Documentary Projects Center is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old. 3rd annual Community Film, 15 min. Not in competition. Also screens: once on Thursday, twice on Friday, twice on Saturday, once on Sunday.


Filmmakers


Saturday February 23, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

7:15pm

Spotlight Film #2
Limited Capacity seats available

Spotlight Film #2: This Is Martin Bonner. Directed by Chad Hartigan. Fifty-something Martin Bonner (Paul Eenhorn) leaves his old life behind and relocates to Reno, where he finds work helping released prisoners transition to life on the outside, while trying his hand at speed dating and passing time as a soccer referee on weekends. Meanwhile, Travis Holloway (Richmond Arquette) has just been released from prison after serving 12 years. Surprising both of them, Travis and Martin form an unlikely friendship that offers them reciprocal support and understanding. Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT (January 2013).


Saturday February 23, 2013 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

9:00pm

Awards Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we present the Spirit of the Hoka award to the best films in our categories as determined by our judges. 60 min.


Saturday February 23, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Lyric Theater 1006 Van Buren Ave., Oxford MS 38655
 
Sunday, February 24
 

12:00pm

Ten
Limited Capacity seats available

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi’s Media & Documentary Projects Center is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to create a documentary film starring 10-year-olds from the Oxford/Lafayette County community discussing the joys and trials of being 10 years old. 3rd annual Community Film, 15 min. Not in competition. Also screens: once on Thursday, twice on Friday, twice on Saturday, once on Sunday.


Filmmakers


Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Crush
Limited Capacity seats available

One woman's quest to find the perfect chair. 7 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Friday 2:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers
avatar for Jen West

Jen West

Four x Productions
Filmmaker
RP

Rebecca Pugh

WAAY-TV
Never regret the things you have done, only the things you haven't.



Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Free Kick (Libre Directo)
Limited Capacity seats available

Having turned 60, Adela is living a life she never wanted. She has no children, a husband who walks all over her and, worst of all, nothing to look forward to. Then one day she has the chance to win 300,000 euros and leave her old life behind. All she has to do to get it is kick a ball into an open goal from the halfway line at half-time in a Spanish league match. Accepting the challenge, Adela starts training for the big day. In Spanish with English subtitles. 12 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Friday 2:30 p.m. (S2)



Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Remake
Limited Capacity seats available

A smash and grab robbery takes an unexpected twist when two thieves find themselves confronted with a haul they can't possibly carry. 6 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Friday 2:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers

Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Split Time
Limited Capacity seats available

A man and a woman in their mid-thirties. Attractive, single day-dreamers, they cross each other a million times without ever meeting. Yet, they are meant to be together. 3 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Friday 2:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers

Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

The Potential Wives of Norman Mao
Limited Capacity seats available

Norman Mao is an overweight, socially-awkward junior businessman from Hong Kong, who at the age of 33 is still a virgin and unwed. Desperate to get him married, his parents take him on an international junket across the globe to find him a worthy Chinese wife. Narrated by George Takei. 9 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Friday 2:30 p.m. (S2)

Filmmakers


Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Why I Make Movies
Limited Capacity seats available

A short explanation of one filmmaker's unsatisfying life at work and home but glamorous lifestyle when he's accepted into film festivals. 4 min. (Narrative Shorts block 1) Also screens: Friday 2:30 p.m. (S2)


Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Screen 2, Malco Oxford Studio 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Pride and Joy
Limited Capacity seats available

For the past six years, Joe York has traveled across the South in a state vehicle chronicling the unique people, places, and culture of America’s tastiest region. See what he found in this opus on contemporary Southern food culture. 57 min. Not in the competition. Screens after Ten and Lecile.

Filmmakers


Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Lecile
Limited Capacity seats available

Lecile Harris, 76, began his career as a bull rider and bullfighter, but a devastating accident in the arena at the age of 52 led him into comedy as a full-time professional rodeo clown. 29 min. Screens after Ten, before Pride and Joy. Not in competition.

Filmmakers


Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Antenna
Limited Capacity seats available

A history of the Antenna, Memphis' first punk rock club, and the musical explosion it inspired. 96 min. Preceded by We Didn’t Get Famous and Drawing on a Dream. Also screens: Friday 3:15 p.m. (S1)

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Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Drawing on a Dream
Limited Capacity seats available

The colorful complexities of the late Delta rocker and artist, Duff Dorrough of Ruleville. 14 min. preceded by We Didn’t Get Famous, followed by Antenna. (Not in competition) Also screens: Friday 3:15 p.m.



Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

We Didn't Get Famous: The Story of the Southern Music Underground, 1978-1990
Limited Capacity seats available

The Southern bands making what we'd now call 'indie' music in the 1980s were as equally in debt to punk rock, new wave, and Big Star, as they were to Southern culture and traditions. Their Southern identity, which was sometimes accepted and embraced only reluctantly so, and geographical roots deeply affected the route these bands and their local scenes took. Their sound, spirit, style, and careers were all shaped by being from the South. 20 min. Screens before Drawing on a Dream and Antenna. Also screens: Friday 3:15 p.m. (S1)

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Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

1:00pm

Congratulations
Limited Capacity seats available

Jim and Bridget are on a road trip to visit Jim's mother on the anniversary of his father's death. Along the way, Jim proposes and Bridget says no. When they arrive at his mother's house, she showers them with congratulations. Caught up in the moment, they pretend to be engaged for the weekend. 93 min. Preceded by Tracer Gun. Also screens: Friday 6:00 p.m. (S2)


Sunday February 24, 2013 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

1:00pm

Tracer Gun
Limited Capacity seats available

A little mistake turns into a living nightmare when Abby apologizes for a drunken kiss by giving the right gift to the wrong man. 17 min. Precedes Congratulations. Also screens: Friday 6:00 p.m. (S2)

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Sunday February 24, 2013 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

An Ordinary Hero
Limited Capacity seats available

The amazing true story of one white Southern woman's courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement. By the time she was 19, Joan Trumpauer was shot at, attacked, and put on death row but that's just the beginning of her remarkable journey to help change the world. 91 min. Preceded by Rebels: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss. Also screens: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (S1)

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Sunday February 24, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

Rebels: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss
Limited Capacity seats available

On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first black student enrolled at the University of Mississippi. His journey to Ole Miss began with the State of Mississippi's denial and open defiance of the federal court's mandate of his admission. It ended on the night of September 30th as thousands of armed protestors rioted against the U.S. Marshals, Mississippi National Guard, and U.S. Troops sent by President Kennedy. This is the incredible true story of one man's mission for equality and a state that would do everything in its power to stop him. 58 min. Screens before An Ordinary Hero.

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Sunday February 24, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

My Brooklyn: Race, Real Estate and the Future of Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

Follow director Kelly Anderson's journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that - despite its status as the third most profitable shopping area in New York City - is maligned for its inability to appeal to the affluent residents who have come to live around it. 75 min. Preceded by Boomtown. Also screens: Saturday 12:00 p.m. (S2)


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Kelly Anderson

Director, Realistic Pictures, Inc.
I have been making documentaries on social issues for 25 years. When my daughter was diagnosed with OCD 2 years ago, I realized that there was no media for families and - most importantly - for kids about this difficult and scary illness. Chris Baier (another OCD parent) and I decided to make UNSTUCK to provide information, peer support and hope for families dealing with OCD. I am also a professor of documentary filmmaking at Hunter College in... Read More →



Sunday February 24, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

2:45pm

Boomtown
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1875, the Horn Silver Mine was discovered in the red rock cliffs of southwestern Utah. The town of Frisco was born and quickly became one of the most economically productive and notoriously violent towns in the Wild West. 'Boomtown' blends serendipitously found audio interviews of the town sheriff and other remaining inhabitants, recorded just before their deaths, with images of the decaying ghost town in 2011. 12 min. Screens before My Brooklyn. Also screens: Saturday 12:00 p.m. (S2)



Sunday February 24, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:15pm

Pictures of Superheroes
Limited Capacity seats available

An out-of-work maid gets a job cleaning up after an overworked businessman and the aggressively messy roommate he's forgotten about, sending her into a surreal world of candy, insult comics, and pretend marriages. 74 min. Preceded by the Golden Bough. Also screens: Friday 3:45 p.m. (S2)

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Sunday February 24, 2013 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

3:15pm

The Golden Bough (Der Goldene Zweig)
Limited Capacity seats available

After a string of unsuccessful job interviews, out-of-work David realizes that someone is conspiring to keep him from finding employment. Based on a short story by Salman Rushdie. In German with English subtitles. 25 min. Screens before Pictures of Superheroes. Also screens: Friday 3:45 p.m. (S2)

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Sunday February 24, 2013 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

4:45pm

Uprising
Limited Capacity seats available

Tells the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of a brutal dictatorship has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. 85 min. Also screens: Friday 7:30 p.m. (S3)

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Sunday February 24, 2013 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Screen 3 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:00pm

Eating Alabama
Limited Capacity seats available

A quest to eat locally becomes a meditation on community, the South and sustainability and a story about why food matters. 63 min. Preceded by Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo. Also screens: Saturday 2:00 p.m. (S2)

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Andrew Grace

Andrew Beck Grace is a documentary filmmaker and native Alabamian. He\'s a past fellow at the CPB/PBS Producers Academy and directs the Documenting Justice program at the University of Alabama.



Sunday February 24, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:00pm

Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo
Limited Capacity seats available

This film studies 'the baroque complexity of the South' through the musings of Mobile, Ala. native Eugene Walter, author, actor, artist, creator and chef. Using Walter's own radio broadcasts as narration, the film takes a peek at the simple ingredients that make up the Gulf Coast and its signature cuisine, gumbo, and shows how their staggered repetition builds something wholly unique and intricately beautiful. 10 min. Screens before Eating Alabama. Also screens: Saturday 2:00 p.m. (S2)



Sunday February 24, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Screen 1 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655

5:00pm

The Discoverers
Limited Capacity seats available

Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Griffin Dunne) takes his begrudging teenage kids – Zoe and Jack – on a road trip to a conference in hopes of putting his career back on track. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes AWOL on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. 104 min. Also screens: Friday 11:00 a.m. (S3)

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Sunday February 24, 2013 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Screen 2 1111 Jackson Ave W, Oxford MS 38655