Oxford Film Festival announces filmmaker appearances and new screening of family films – The Oxford Eagle
The 2022 Oxford Film Festival (in-person March 23-27, virtual March 27-April 3) has announced the presence of musician Suzanne Vega, who stars in Michael Tully’s lover, belovedand A love song director Max Walker-Silverman (who will also receive Oxford FF’s Rising Star Award) at the film festival later this month.
They will join several filmmakers who are expected to make the trip to Oxford for this year’s edition of the film festival.
As previously announced, the film lineup will feature 118 films, representing 18 countries, including 38 feature films (16 narrative and 22 documentaries), 67 short films (narrative, documentary, LGBTQIA+, ambitious and experimental, student and Mississippi-based productions) , and 13 music videos.
A full slate of special events and parties will include a secret screening of a movie in the making and a tribute to the late Bill Luckett, a beloved pillar of the Mississippi film industry and a familiar presence at the Film Festival. from Oxford, plus a new family-focused presentation highlighted by a projection by Cheryl Allison honkingabout the internationally renowned goose.
From March 23-27, all screenings will take place at the Malco Oxford Commons Cinema located at 206 Commonwealth Boulevard. From March 27 to April 27. 3, Virtual Cinema screenings will be offered through Eventive.
“The Oxford Film Festival has long been a nationally celebrated event among filmmakers and industry veterans,” said Jim Brunzell, Acting Executive Director. “This year looks no different due to the large number of filmmakers already confirmed and expected to come to Oxford and represent their films. Local moviegoers here in Oxford, Mississippi and nearby Memphis also know this is a destination festival where they can immerse themselves in film, meet and engage filmmakers and filmmakers, and ask them all the questions we have regularly. have as we leave the theater. We’re thrilled to announce that this year we’ll be able to clearly introduce our moviegoers to many directors, writers, actors, producers, and more!
At Michael Tully’s lover, beloved, Suzanne Vega reinterprets the words of outspoken author Carson McCullers in an experimental blend of film, theater and music. Vega joins Tully in Oxford for Q&A after the screening.
Closing night, A love song Director Max Walker-Silverman will join one of his film’s stars, Dale Dickey, in receiving the film festival’s Rising Star Award to celebrate his stellar directorial debut. Dickey has already been announced as this year’s recipient of the Oxford FF’s Breakthrough Acting Award.
The film features Dickey and Wes Studi as a couple, childhood sweethearts several years ago, both now widowed. They reunite at a campsite and reconnect, sharing stories, memories and emotions during a night by a lake in the mountains.
The late addition of Cheryl Allison’s documentary adds to the family side of the Oxford Film Festival lineup. honking. The film is a lovingly entertaining look at the unexpected relationship that developed between filmmaker Allison and a goose she encountered in a park in Dallas, Texas.
Dumped and alone in a pond in the park, Honk spent his days dodging cars, begging for food and looking for friends. However, when Allison stumbled upon the gossip during the pandemic lockdown and social distancing, this unlikely couple turned to companionship.
After Allison shared videos of Honk and her interactions with him on social media, he became an overnight sensation. With nearly 80,000 followers on Instagram, he has become a much-needed symbol of hope, friendship and love during a time of overwhelming struggle and loss for so many.
The screening will be preceded by videos from the Kid Filmmakers Camp sponsored by OxFilm and the Oxford Film Festival.
For a full list of additional filmmakers who are expected to attend, participate in post-screening Q&As, and meet Oxford moviegoers, please click on the document link below:
Oxford Film Festival 2022 – Breaking News.docx
The Oxford Film Festival would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors: Malco Theatres, Donna Ruth Roberts, Selig Polyscope Company, Steven & Gay Case, MaxxSouth Broadband, Panavision, Tito’s Handmade Vodka Charter Road Hospitality, Inc., Yoknapatawpha Arts Conseil, Kristina Carlson, Mike Overstreet Properties, Blue Clock Designs, The Isom House, Fisher Productions, LLC, Cannon Lot, Proof Beverages, The Local Voice, R&B Feder Foundation, SoLa, Taproot Audio Design, Uno Mas, The Indoor Advantage, Crossroads Animal Hospital, Regions Bank, The Lyric Oxford, Bottletree Bakery, Common Ground Coffee Bar, Deep Fried T-Shirts, McEwen’s Oxford, Moe’s Original BBQ, Oxford Gourmet & Gifts, Proud Larry’s, Square Pizza and The Blind Pig Pub .
Nor would it be possible without the generous support of the following grants: Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), South Arts, Visit Mississippi and Visit Oxford.
The Oxford Film Festival/OxFilm (OXFF) will require all ticket and badge holders to present proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen to attend any screening or indoor event hosted by OXFF.
A negative COVID-19 test result will not be accepted. Wearing a mask is mandatory for all OXFF participants inside.
The Oxford Film Festival will continue to share updates as health guidelines evolve. For any questions or additional assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877.560.3456 (FILM). To purchase passes or tickets or for more information, please visit: https://www.oxfordfilmfest.com/.