Festival Schedule 2009
• Unless otherwise indicated, all ﬁlms will screen at Malco’s Oxford Studio Cinema. • All ﬁlms contain adult content and are not recommended for children under 18 unless otherwise indicated. • All times are tentative and subject to change. Refer to our website (oxfordﬁlmfest.com) for the latest info on guest scheduling, panel and event info.
Screen 1 Thursday One Screen
Friday Three Screens 10:30 a.m. Media Panel at the Overby Center (Univ. of Mississippi campus)
Saturday Three Screens 12:30 p.m Powerhouse Community Arts Center, Finn on the Fly 9:00 p.m. The Lyric Oxford, Award Ceremony
Sunday Two Screens
7:00 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks Double Decker Conﬁdential Sunshine Cleaning Psycho Sleepover
12:00 p.m. I Kicked Luis Gúzman in the Face 12:20 p.m. Last Cup: the World Series of Beer Pong 2:00 p.m. Sexy Thing 2:15 p.m. Bama Girl 4:00 p.m. Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans 5:30 p.m. Prom Night in Mississippi * 7:30 p.m. Gospel Hill 9:20 p.m. Chasing the White Dragon
12:00 p.m. Foreign Language Shorts: Spielzeugland (Toyland) L’enfant perdue Pelo Ouvido Schlimazel Because there are things you never forget Padam 2:00 p.m. I Saved the World from Global Warming! 2:20 p.m. Coney Island’s for the Birds 2:40 p.m. School Play 4:00 p.m. Shorts: Faithful Departed George and Karl Old Grace Book of Wisdom 5:00 p.m. Shorts: My Deer Friend Neland Circle (Un)Wanted Oedipus Rex 6:00 p.m. The Queue 6:15 p.m. Visioneers 8:00 p.m. The Adventure 8:30 p.m. Good Dick 10:15 p.m. Interplanetary
10:00 a.m. Mississippi Drug War Blues: The Case of Cory Maye 10:30 a.m. Neshoba 12:00 p.m. Make-Out with Violence 2:00 p.m. Waiting to Tingle 2:30 p.m. Luke and Brie are on a First Date * 4:00 p.m. Music Video Block: Perfect Day – Change – Crystal – Falling from Mars – The 70’s Song – Lost Cause – Think of Me – Wink – Last Great Golden State - Clouds Cover Everything - It’s Not About What I Want It’s What You’ve Got – Fighting Machines 5:00 p.m. $5 Cover (Sneak Preview) 6:00 p.m. Animation Block: E1even Roses – Symphony – Talon d’argile – The Cave – Way Home – Atencion al cliente – Over the Hill – Zombie Gets a Date 6:45 p.m. Ballast
10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 5:20 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. TBA after Saturday’s Award Ceremony 2:00 p.m. Ballast 4:00 p.m. Trucker
The Cursed Head of Elvis Altered by Elvis Of All the Things Crude Independence** M for Mississippi Full Moon Lightnin’ The Code: Episode 5 Made in Japan Héroes: No Hacen Falta Alas Para Volar
TBA after Saturday’s Award Ceremony
1:35 2:00 3:45 4:15
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6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 8:10 p.m. 8:35 p.m.
The Beekeepers Rattle Basket Greener The Stanton Family Grave Robbery The Wednesdays The Last Lullaby Best of the Wurst Food Fight
10:00 a.m. Playing Columbine 12:00 p.m. Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture 1:45 p.m. Experimental Block: One Last Shock Strife of Tongues Grand Wheel Cataract Badlands A Realistic Fear Portrait of a Filmmaker Victims Sisters The Legacy of Cotton 3:15 p.m. Stasis 3:30 p.m. Excision 4:00 p.m. Kodak Demo 5:00 p.m. Distribution Panel 6:30 p.m. Night Crawlers TBA after Saturday’s Award Ceremony
* Regional Premiere. ** World Premiere.
a A Letter from the Co-directors of the 2009 Oxford Film Festival Welcome to everyone joining us for this year’s festival! The festival is designed just for you: both ﬁlmmakers and fans of independent ﬁlm. To that end, we have gone to great lengths to create a schedule of events with as much diversity as possible. There is something for almost everyone at the festival this year. The Oxford Film Festival has been blessed from the very beginning with unique and well-crafted independent ﬁlms, and this year’s schedule is one of our best so far. As you read through the pages of the program, ﬁnd the ﬁlms that interest you (or that would interest someone you know) and make a special date to come take part in the screenings. This is a rare opportunity for you to see a ﬁlm at the beginning of its journey, fresh off the press in most cases. Many of the ﬁlmmakers will be here, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet them and discuss their work one on one. The festival needs your support through attendance, and these ﬁlmmakers enjoy nothing more than interacting with their audiences, something they cannot do outside of the festival environment. So come on out, get your tickets early and bring a friend. There are almost a hundred great movies to watch this year, and there will be many talented directors, screenwriters, actors, and entertainment writers here taking part in Question and Answer sessions and panel discussions. Saturday night, we will host our awards ceremony at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre on the Square; if you haven’t been yet, this is a reason to check it out. We have worked hard to set the stage for another great festival, and hope to see you there! Contact us if you have any questions – and give us your feedback – at info@oxfordﬁlmfest.com. Take care, and we’ll see you at Malco. MMM
Roll Credits…. Sixth Annual Oxford Film Festival (2009) Co-directors: Michelle Emanuel, Molly Fergusson, Micah Ginn Coordinator for Media, Panels, and Volunteers: Melanie Addington Coordinator for Hospitality: Diala Chaney Coordinator for Children’s Workshop: Bruce Butler Curator, Experimental Block: Brooke White Poster and Ad Design: Amy Woodward Evans / Wide Eye Design Program Design: Susan Bauer Lee Web Design: Steven Hopper / Distinct Image Screening Committee: Melanie Addington, Bruce Butler, Marta Chevalier, Jason Dewland, Katherine Rhodes Fields, Ross Haenﬂer, Lance Herrington, Debbie Hughes, Jessica Minihan, Minjoo Oh, Kate O’Neil, Charlene Ott, Terry Ott, Donna Ruth Roberts, Matt Saye, Laura Sheppardson, Skadi Snook, Tamara Warhol Special Thanks to: Aidan Addington, Harry Addington, Lynda Addington, Wayne Andrews, Bill Beckwith, Bradley Bishop, Thom Cardwell, Elliott Chaney, Phillip Chaney, Daisy Cheng, John Currence, Dianne Fergusson, Meta Poole Ginn, JoJo Ginn, Matthew Graves, Andy Harper, Mary Hartwell Howorth, Samir Husni, Gloria Kellum, Danny Klimetz, Nathan McDaniel, Dylan Parker, Anne Pitts, Julia Rholes, Jimmy Rout, Karen Scott, Barton Segal, Ron Shapiro, Tim Sims, Kevin Stuart, Smith and Ethan Stuart, Hugh Stump, Joanne Wilkinson, and the citizens of Oxford. The Oxford Film Festival is an independent non-proﬁt organization with 501c3 status. All donations are tax deductible. Contact us! info@oxfordﬁlmfest.com or call 877-560-FILM
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february 5-8, 2009
aa a Late Night Snacks Things That Go Bump in the Night
Three late-night/end-of-day offerings this year are being served up for those who like their horror campy and with dark comedy. In Night Crawlers, an unwitting hero is drawn into battle with hillbilly vampires in a small Texas town. The ﬁght gets messy and becomes a race against time to keep the balance of good versus vampire from tipping. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers circa 1986 spend the most gruesome night of their lives fending off the psycho escapees from a nearby insane asylum. The bodies pile high and so do the gags (literally) as this Psycho Sleepover slices its way through a long night! A special sneakpreview of Interplanetary can best be described as “Aliens meets Ofﬁce Space” when aliens invade a working space station – not to be missed! And see a special cameo from our Erik Jambor, one of our judges! Take a seat and watch the mayhem!
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Dear Visitors and Film Folk, On behalf of the people of Oxford and the Board of Aldermen, I wish to extend a generous welcome to you while you are here to attend the 2009 Oxford Film Festival. We are thrilled to have our own ﬁlm festival as an outlet for sharing knowledge, educating viewers and artistic expression. In addition to its charm and hospitality, Oxford offers excellent venues for ﬁlm observation. We are proud of past festivals in terms of attendance and content. While you will be occupied by the festival’s activities, we hope there will also be sufﬁcient time for you to get acquainted with Oxford. Please enjoy the gentle beauty of the campus of the University of Mississippi, the friendly scale of our streets and neighborhoods, and the diverse amenities offered by excellent restaurants and shops. Thank you for contributing to its growing list of things to do and see. Enjoy your visit and please let us know if we can help you in any way while you are here. With best wishes. Sincerely, Richard Howorth
Ron Tibbett Audience Award Your vote counts! Be sure to turn in your ballot (available with your festival pass) to vote for your favorite ﬁlm of the festival. The award is named in memory of Ron Tibbett, founder of the Magnolia Film Festival, whose contributions to ﬁlm in Mississippi will be forever remembered and appreciated. Turn in your audience ballot at the Merchandise Table by Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets Tickets may be purchased 1) online via malco.com, 2) onsite in advance at the Malco Oxford Studio Cinema on Jackson Avenue West, or 3) during the festival at the venue. Prices: One-Day Pass = $10.00 ($7.00 for students) Four-Day Pass = $30.00 ($20.00 for students) Our Children’s Film – Finn on the Fly – at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center (on the corner of University Ave. and S. 14th Street) is FREE for both children and adults on Saturday, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Award Ceremony, catered by our sponsors, $15/person, $25/ couple is not included with the 4-day pass. Tickets are available at the door.
february 5-8, 2009
aaa Welcome back, OFF alums! We are pleased to screen the new projects of returning ﬁlmmakers: • The Adventure, produced by Alex Orr, who directed Blood Car (OFF 2008). • Altered by Elvis, a documentary by Jayce and Tiffany Bartok, who together directed the feature The Cake Eaters (OFF 2008) • Because There are Things You Never Forget, a short in Italian by Lucas Figueroa, who directed Boletos por favor (OFF 2008) in Spanish. • Greener, a short by Keith McDaniel, who directed the documentary The Clinton 12 (OFF 2007). • Luke and Brie are on a First Date features an original score by Keegan DeWitt, who scored Aaron Katz’s Quiet City (OFF 2008). Both Katz and DeWitt have cameo roles in the ﬁlm as well. • M for Mississippi is the new blues documentary from Damien Blaylock and Roger Stolle, who also directed Hard Times (OFF 2007) about bluesman Big George Brock. • Made in Japan is directed by Ciro Altabas, who directed the Spanish short DVD (OFF 2008). • Multiple OFF alum Thad Lee (October, OFF 2003; The Red Dawns, OFF 2005; Blue Mountain, Mantis Rhes, OFF 2007) has multiple offerings this year: Double Decker Conﬁdential, and several music videos from local musicians Bobby Joyner and the Sundowners, Tyler Keith and the Preachers’ Kids, and Blue Mountain. • Two of our alums are also serving as judges this year: Sam Frazier, Jr. (Programming to Die For, OFF 2005; From the Files of a Very Concerned Psychologist, OFF 2008) is judging shorts, and Joe York (Whole Hog and Above the Line: Saving Willie Mae’s Scotch House, OFF 2007; Sorry We’re Open, OFF 2008) is judging documentaries. It is great to see the new work of old friends – but it is also great to meet new friends in this year’s OFF class!
The Oxford Film Festival Awards Ceremony: The Most Anticipated Night of the Year Amps Up this February.
You asked for it, you got it. The OFF awards show this year will include more pyrotechnics, more stunt-ﬂyers, and more rope-ladders than ever before. The festival culminates on Saturday night, the 7th of February, in what can only be called an awards extravaganza. The night will feature clips from all the nominated ﬁlms in all categories, as well as the presentation of the Spirit of the Hoka statuette to all winning ﬁlmmakers in attendance. We have a lot of fun with the ceremony, but we also use the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the outstanding ﬁlms that make the festival a success each year. So put on your top hat and white gloves (or at least a t-shirt and jeans) and come on out to the awards show. Ron Shapiro will be hosting along with a mystery guest-host and the evening will be full of surprises and laughs!
aa a Take Home a Musical Souvenir of Oxford by Daniel Morrow As a college town, the home of Ole Miss, Oxford has had a great music scene for quite some time. Twenty-ﬁve years ago, The Tangents ruled the roost. The presence of great blues musicians such as R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough helped fuel a scene that saw the birth of groundbreaking bands like Beanland and The Hilltops in the late eighties and early nineties. Bands such as Blue Mountain, The Cooters and Kudzu Kings carried the town into the millennium. The current scene is an eclectic mix of many styles and attitudes. As an Oxford resident and wannabe writer, I started a blog a couple years ago, OxfordMusicSnob.com, to help residents and visitors navigate the great music options around town. We held the First Annual Oxford Music Festival this past fall, and it was a rousing success. It was conﬁrmation of the bounty of talent we have in this town. Music Fest 2.0 this fall will be bigger and better. The compilation CD we’ve put together for the Oxford Film Festival is a great representation of that talent as well. All the tracks are by Oxford musicians, and the recording was also done in the Oxford area. Most are recently recorded, with the ﬁrst two tracks being the exception. The ﬁrst track is an unreleased song that Charlie “Love” Jacobs of the Tangents recorded in 1993 before his death. The entire album is set to be released this year. The second track is about a decade old, but I included it because I’ve long felt should be the anthem of the town and campus. I think the students at Ole Miss should be singing the Kudzu King’s “I Love Beer” at halftime of football games. The rest of the CD is a mix of roots rock and roll, indie, singer/ songwriter, bluegrass, punk, gospel, blues, classical, country, and comedy. We hope you enjoy and think of Oxford when you pop it in. Track List Charlie “Love” Jacobs
Kudzu Kings Blue Mountain Charlie Mars Colour Revolt Mayhem String Band Rocket 88 George McConnell Jimbo Mathus The Lexington Brothers Avenue Hearts Sanders Bohlke Aaron Hall Eric Deaton Afrissippi Sleeping Bulls Bluff City Backsliders The Cooters
I Love Beer Pappa Listen to the Dark Side Moses of the South Extra Gold Fightin’ Side Goodbye So Long Good Old Time Sit Down Strangers Suicide Suitcase Easy Way Turn it Around Singha Andora No. 2 Saide Green Take a Stand
Pick up your copy of the 2009 Oxford Film Festival CD Compilation for $10 at the Merchandise Table in the theater lobby!
Double Decker Confidential
Do not miss this one! Micah Ginn, OFF co-director and investigative reporter, sat down with Double Decker Conﬁdential writer/director/star Thad Lee, to get the skinny on this epic piece of who-dunnit noir. MG: What was the origin of Double Decker Conﬁdential? TL: Barton Segal suggested we make a movie out of Double Decker Festival stock footage. Then Scott Barretta seconded the motion. MG: How difﬁcult has it been to pull together? Explain some of the hurdles. TL: Ask me again when I pull it together. MG: In two words, describe Double Decker Conﬁdential. TL: Stop bomb. MG: Now, do it in 8 words. TL: Volunteer detectives stop bomb from exploding British bus. MG: If you were pitching this ﬁlm in Hollywood, let us hear your pitch. TL: It’s gold, baby. Go ahead and green light it. MG: What about if you were pitching it in Holly Springs? TL: I’m a lifetime member at Graceland Too. Now let’s get it done. MG: Can you give us a few of the names/local celebrities that we can expect to see in the ﬁlm? TL: Johnny McPhail, Tate Moore, Jane Rule Burdine, Jack Pendarvis, Rhes Low, Laurie Fisher, Joe York, Willie from Local Color, Dusty (my neighbor in Taylor), Micah Ginn MG: How did you pay all the extras featured during the Double Decker Festival scenes? TL: Everybody got two smokes and a Schlitz. Nothing more, nothing less. MG: Some critics have called this ﬁlm “Speed meets Driving Miss Daisy”. Is that fair? TL: More than fair. The critics are very kind. MG: What is that stain on your shirt? TL: You mean my initials? MG: Can I have your shirt? TL: This is getting pretty lame. Are you really going to print all this? MG: What project are you working on right now? TL: Still working on the Blue Mountain documentary and a screenplay. MG: Advice for the young indie ﬁlmmakers out there? TL: Quit asking so many questions and go make some mistakes. MG: Finish this sentence: People will love Double Decker Conﬁdential if... TL: They like little plot and technical mastery.
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Local Actor Pulls the Hat Trick in This Year’s Festival If you don’t know who Johnny McPhail is, you will after this year’s festival. That’s because he stars in three different features in the fest lineup: Double Decker Conﬁdential (Thursday, 7:15 p.m.), Chasing the White Dragon (Friday, 9:20 p.m.), and Ballast (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.). McPhail sat down with festival co-director Micah Ginn for a Q&A session. Here’s the result: MG: How did you get the part in each of the three ﬁlms? JM: Luck. Ballast was an open casting call in Jackson, and I was taped by Francine Thomas. I received a call a couple of months later to meet with the director, Lance Hammer. After a number of interviews with him, I got the part. For Chasing the White Dragon, I went to an open casting call in Tupelo to audition for one line. They gave me a supporting role on the spot as the homicide detective. Thad Lee and I have known each other for years, and I played the role of a bartender in his ﬁlm, October. He contacted me for this latest role [in Double Decker Conﬁdential]. MG: How different are the characters in the three ﬁlms, and which was your favorite? Which was the most challenging? JM: In Ballast I play a kindly neighbor, Chasing the White Dragon depicts me as a concerned and dedicated detective, and in Thad’s movie, I play a crazed and maniacal mayor. I tried not to pattern this character after Richard Howorth. My favorite role is deﬁnitely
Experimental Block Experimental ﬁlms are often described as non-mainstream, Avantgarde, moving paintings and non-Hollywood. This year’s Experimental Film block is no exception. Historically, Experimental ﬁlms have provided an alternative to the traditional viewing experience since they often do not follow a speciﬁc prescribed structure. Initially, Experimental ﬁlms were concerned with the manipulation of the ﬁlm by physically altering the surface, but today’s Experimental ﬁlmmakers are embracing new digital strategies that are focused on pushing the medium of ﬁlm and video to express their ideas. This year’s Experimental block will feature a wide range of exciting work that deﬁnes how varied and complex Experimental ﬁlmmaking is today. The ﬁlms featured this year include; animation, altered 16 mm ﬁlm stock, new genre documentary and new narrative storytelling. It is a new generation of Experimental ﬁlmmaking that we are excited to introduce at this year’s OFF! This year’s Experimental ﬁlm block will be in Screen 3 on Saturday at 1:45pm.
the mayor. The most challenging, John in Ballast. MG: What draws you to acting? Has this been a lifelong pursuit? JM: Curiosity is what initially drew me to acting. I had always had a fascination with the big screen and wondered what it would be like to see myself there. It has not been a lifelong pursuit, but it has been a lifelong dream. I was approached about twenty years ago by the casting director of The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, so I actually “got the bug,” saw it as a possibility, and began the pursuit when I was 50-something. MG: How does performing in ﬁlm change your appreciation of movies? JM: It is extremely hard work for cast and crew---I don’t think a lot of moviegoers realize this. MG: What is on the horizon for you? Any new ﬁlms coming out? JM: Since Ballast has rocked the movie industry with worldwide nominations and awards, I have many contacts and promises---Everyone loves a winner. I do have a new ﬁlm coming soon—yours*, which will be released whenever you say. I hope I’m not revealing some big secret here, but I’m really excited about your ﬁlm and am honored to be a part of it. MG: Well thank you for the compliment. One last question: What would be your dream role? JM: My dream role would be a major part in a western--preferably a Tarantino, a Thad Lee, or a Micah Ginn ﬁlm. MG: You, sir, are too kind! Thank you for your time and your work. JM: Thanks! * Micah Ginn’s next ﬁlm project, featuring Johnny McPhail and a cast of thousands, will (hopefully) see a local premiere sometime in 2009. Stay tuned!
Mission Statement Founded in 2003 as a project of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, the Oxford Film Festival is an independent non-proﬁt 501c3 organization committed to celebrating the art of independent cinema. The Oxford Film Festival entertains and educates its participants, providing residents and visitors with the opportunity to watch independent ﬁlms as well as to meet the ﬁlmmakers and learn from industry professionals. The variety of ﬁlms and panels attracts ﬁlmgoers of all ages and backgrounds.
a Children’s Workshop Keeping You in Stitches, Interstitially The Oxford Film Festival, in conjunction with local comedy troupe Laff Co. and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, is pleased to present a Children’s Filmmaking Workshop on Saturday, February 7th for children aged 6 to 15. In a workshop designed to get young people involved in the movie-making process, participants will be treated to a day-long lesson in movie-production from all aspects, on both sides of the camera.
During the workshop funded by the Create Foundation, participants will be divided according to their individual interests. A short ﬁlm will be shot on location in a loosely improvised format and edited afterwards for a Spring 2009 premiere. The participants will leave the workshop with increased insight into the inner workings of ﬁlm production. Building on the successes of last year’s workshop, this year’s workshop has been expanded to include longer classes with a break for a pizza lunch and a children’s ﬁlm – Finn on the Fly – provided by KidsFirst.org. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. A DVD of the completed feature, as well as admission to the red carpet Spring premiere is included with the nominal $10.00 entry fee. Participants of the workshop can look forward to a day of fun and ﬁlmmaking that is sure to educate and inform.
The comedy stylings of Blake Buck and Craig Davis will be featured throughout the festival this year between ﬁlm screenings and during the awards ceremony. Buck and Davis, of BIG HOT SHO productions, came to our attention during the ﬁlm submission process. Their sketch comedy show “It’s Late and You’re Drunk” was an off-beat bit of brilliance that we had to ﬁnd a way to show the Festival audience. So don’t worry about a dark and boring theatre if you get to your show a little early, the boys from Big Hot Sho will have something on the screen to make you laugh! Learn more about them at www.bighotsho.com
Where is… Graceland Too? Paul McLeod – who claims to be the “world’s biggest Elvis Presley fan” – is featured in the documentary Altered by Elvis. His museum/archive of Elvis-inspired memorabilia, Graceland Too, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Admission is $5.00, and tours are led by McLeod himself or his son (Elvis) at all hours of the day and night. A late-night visit to Graceland Too has been a rite of passage for Ole Miss students (and faculty!) since 1991. How to get there from Malco’s Oxford Studio Cinema: Turn right on Jackson Avenue West, turn left on Highway 6. Take exit for Highway 7, turn left (direction Holly Springs). Continue on Hwy 7 about 30 miles, arrive in Holly Springs. Turn right on Gholson Avenue. (If you have a GPS system, here is the address: 200 East Gholson Avenue, Holly Springs, Miss.) See Altered by Elvis on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. on Screen 2.
c = Kid Friendly • B = Mississippi • q = Narrative • 7 = Documentary v = Experimental • C = Animation • f= Music Video
2009 Film List
$5 Cover (Sneak Preview)
A special preview screening of selections from $5 Cover, a multiplatform series from MTV Networks, directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan). Emerging musicians from Memphis, Tennessee, play themselves as they ﬁght for love, inspiration, and money to pay the rent.
Michael Greathouse Inspired by ﬁlm noir and black and white Hollywood horror ﬁlms. In these videos – a series of short video loops produced exclusively with composited computer animation – there is no beginning and no end, only a single moment continually repeating like a skipping record. Questions are not answered; the story is implied but never deﬁned.
q 60 min. Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Screen 1
v 6 min Saturday, 1:45 p.m. Screen 3 (block)
The Adventure Mike Brune A middle class couple in retirement takes a leisurely excursion to the park for a picnic. The serenity of an intimate meal in nature is shattered by the appearance of a distraught mime on the run from a mysterious threat.
Ballast Lance Hammer A boy in the Mississippi Delta struggles to come to terms with the death of his father, while his mother and uncle squabble over what to make of what’s left of their tentative family bonds. Presented by Ground Zero Blues Club
22 min. Friday, 8:00 p.m. Screen 2
q 96 min. Saturday, 6:45 p.m., Screen 1 Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Screen 1
Altered by Elvis Jayce and Tiffany Bartok This documentary exploration of lives both deeply and permanently affected by Elvis Presley follows those who have been imprinted, fathered, fulﬁlled and even destroyed by the “King of rock and roll.” Included among the interviews is Paul McLeod, owner of Graceland Too in Holly Springs, Miss.
7 54 min. Saturday, 10:15 a.m. Screen 2
Bama Girl Rachel Goslins A young black woman’s quest to become the 2005 Homecoming Queen at the University of Alabama includes running against not only 15 other co-eds, but a strictly segregated Greek system, internal black politics, and, most ominously, a secret all-white association called ‘The Machine’ that has been controlling campus politics at the University for most of the past century. This is a ﬁlm about black and white, about the Old South and the New South, and about an unexpected microcosm of electoral politics that mirrors much of what is happening across our country today.
7 Atención al cliente (Attention Customers) C David Alonso and Marcos Valin In a cold and hostile future, an old lady is forced to break the rules in order to get some food for her little dog. 8 min., Spain Saturday, 6:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
72 min. Friday, 2:15 p.m. Screen 1
Because There Are Things You Never Forget q Lucas Figueroa Naples, Italy. 1950. Four young friends are playing soccer out on the street when their ball is accidentally kicked into the evil old lady’s yard. They’ll never play with their ball again, and for that, the revenge will be deadly. 12 min., Argentina, In Italian with English subtitles. Friday, 1:25 p.m., Screen 2
The Beekeepers Richard Robinson This experimental documentary on the environmental crisis surrounding beekeeping and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) features interviews from beekeepers while exploring this most ancient of professions in its current crisis. As the honeybee is often referred to as the new canary in the coal mine, The Beekeepers looks to the implications for our environment when millions of bees just disappear.
The Cave: An Adaptation of Plato’s Allegory in Clay
Michael Ramsey An excerpt from Plato’s Republic, the ‘Allegory of the Cave’ is a classic commentary on the human condition. Here, it has been adapted and brought to life by shooting over 4,000 still photographs of John Grigsby’s wonderful claymation. The look was achieved by use of candlelight in a real ﬁre that burned at the back of the set. 4 min., Saturday, 6:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
Jarek Zabczynski Song by: Theory 5 min, Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
Chasing the White Dragon Kathilynn Phillips Six young crystal methamphetamine addicts living in a small town, affected by the death of one of their own and trapped in a torrent of violence, deceit, paranoia, and passion, each must decide whether to leap from the careening roller coaster or ride it to its nightmarish end. Filmed in Tupelo, Miss.
qv 28 min. Friday, 1:35 p.m. Screen 3
Best of the Wurst
95 min. Friday, 9:20 p.m. Screen 1
Grace Lee A Korean American ﬁlmmaker discovers Berlin – the city, its neighborhoods, its history and inhabitants – through its ultimate snackfood: Currywurst. 24 min., In German and English with English subtitles. Friday, 8:10 p.m., Screen 3
Clouds Cover Everything Book Of Wisdom Lorne Hiltser Danny Brown was unhappy with his life – invisible to the girl he liked, and constantly antagonized by his co-worker – when a magical book boasting ‘All the Answers’ appeared in his apartment. As his life begins to turn around, Danny wonders if the change is for the better?
Jay Hollinsworth Song by: New Radiant Storm King
f Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
q 26 min. Canada Friday, 4:20 p.m. Screen 2
The Code: Episode 5
Alexis Eggertsen A psychosexual descent into the authentic self, the ﬁlm seeks the origins of behavior and of transformation as the viewer is plunged into the silver sea of psyche. 5 min. Saturday, 1:45 p.m., Screen 3 (block)
Daniel Guaqueta The Code is a music show broadcast online (thecode.us) that features regional artists, meaning anyone producing music and art between Memphis and New Orleans. Episode 5 features Bear Colony, Red Hill City, N.T. Bullock and more. 15 min, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Screen 2
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Coney Island’s For The Birds Alexis Neophytides Intrigue and excitement, illegal betting and steroid testing, cutthroat competition and cash prizes? No, this isn’t the Kentucky Derby, it’s pigeon racing! The sport rages on in Brooklyn, where New York City’s largest pigeon club, with 27 members, sits right in the heart of Coney Island. Anthony and Larry Martire, a father and son pigeon racing team, take us through the fall racing season from pre-race selection and training, to the drive and release (up to 500 hundred miles away) of the birds, and ﬁnally to the tense waiting period for their return to see who will take home the big prize.
become a free-for-all, as oil companies descend on small rural towns, like Stanley, N.D. (population 1,300), to negotiate land rights and mineral deeds with farmers and then start drilling into the shale miles below. Features stunning cinematography of the northern plains and revealing interviews with farmers receiving checks for wells on their property and oil workers ﬁlling the motels, bars, and jails as small town America faces the unyielding global thirst for oil and all the accompanying change.
7 100 min WORLD PREMIERE Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Screen 2
7 15 min. Friday, 2:20 p.m. Screen 2
Crystal Jason Lapeyre Song by: Fresh I.E. Wilson
Crude Independence Noah Hutton In 2006, the United States Geological Survey estimated there to be more than 200 billion barrels of crude oil resting in a previously unreachable formation beneath western North Dakota. With oil climbing to record prices and new drilling technologies becoming available, the area has
The Cursed Head of Elvis Meets the Annual Ole Miss Filmmaking Workshop Featured in this year’s festival is The Cursed Head Of Elvis, a campy short ﬁlm produced, written, and directed in one week by the 9th Annual Ole Miss Filmmaking Workshop. The workshop, which took place during July, provides a crash-course in ﬁlmmaking for high-school aged youth and adults, and this year’s class worked hard to complete their project. Using only a few props and a lot of imagination, the workshoppers used the campus of Ole Miss as the setting for the wacky adventures swirling around a plagued ceramic Elvis head. Be sure to check this ﬁlm out for some goofy laughs and inventive ﬁlmmaking by a class full of future auteurs. This intensive four-day workshop designed to introduce amateurs to both ﬁlm appreciation and the actual techniques of ﬁlmmaking is presented each summer by the University of Mississippi’s Ofﬁce of Outreach. For information about the upcoming 2009 workshop, check out their website (www. outreach.olemiss.edu/summer/ ﬁlmmaking/).
f 4 min. Canada Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
The Cursed Head of Elvis A short ﬁlm by the 9th Annual Ole Miss Filmmaking Workshop (July 2008). One piece of advice…you don’t want to touch the Elvis head.
qB 10 min. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Screen 2
Double Decker Confidential Thad Lee Two volunteer detectives discover a plot to explode the Double Decker bus during the Double Decker Festival and decide to stop it.
qB 45 min. Thursday, 7:15 p.m.
c = Kid Friendly • B = Mississippi • q = Narrative • 7 = Documentary v = Experimental • C = Animation • f= Music Video
Pedram Goshtasbpour A misanthropic loner is convinced that a box of roses will get him the woman of his dreams in this fabulously twisted tale of 3D-vs-2D animated terror. 5 min, Canada/Hong Kong, Saturday, 6:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
aa Fighting Machines
Chris McCoy Song by: New Intruders 3 min. Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
Finn on the Fly
L’enfant perdue (The Lost Child)
Josephine Mackerras Elisabeth starts getting mysterious phone calls and is certain a man is spying on her. She lures him into her apartment, overcomes him and takes control, or so she thinks. The clamp tightens. Who is the victim here? Who is the perpetrator? The past these two people refuse to face must reveal itself. 19 min., France, In French with English subtitles. Friday, 12:15 p.m., Screen 2
Mark Jean Finn, a cool, life-loving’, Frisbee-playing dog, and his owner, shy 13-yearold Ben, suddenly ﬁnd their lives changed when Finn is accidentally transformed into a human being when Dr. Madeline Madsen’s experiment goes wrong. Once on two legs, Finn teaches Ben to feel the wind in his fur, catch Frisbees like a dog and, ultimately, to ﬁnd his own pack. Presented by KidsFirst.org
c 100 min. Saturday, 12:30pm Powerhouse Community Arts Center
Richard Bates A neglected teen takes refuge in the dreams that used to haunt her and orchestrates a shocking plan to prove her worth to her disapproving parents. 18 min. Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Screen 3
Daniel Lee A short, melancholy story of a man who tries to bring his wife back from the dead. 3 min. Friday, 4:00 p.m., Screen 2
Falling From Mars
Tracie Laymon Song by: Alyssa Suede 4 min. Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie Think you know New Orleans history? Well, think again. A fascinating look at one of the city’s most mysterious neighborhoods with writer and Tremé resident Lolis Eric Elie where black and white, free and enslaved, rich and poor cohabitated, collaborated, and clashed to create much of what deﬁnes New Orleans today. Drawing on footage shot before and after Hurricane Katrina, and much never-before-seen archival footage, Tremé’s forgotten past is uncovered in a riveting tale of hope, heartbreak, and endurance.
7 68 min. Friday, 4:00 p.m. Screen 1
Chris Taylor When we walk into a supermarket, we assume that we have the widest possible choice of healthy foods. But, in fact, over the course of the 20th century, our food system was co-opted by corporate forces whose interests do not lie in providing the public with fresh, healthy, sustainably-produced food. Fortunately for America, an alternative emerged from the counter-culture of California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, where a group of political anti-corporate protesters--led by Alice Waters--voiced their dissent by creating a food chain outside of the conventional system. The unintended result was the birth of a vital local-sustainable-organic food movement which has brought back taste and variety to our tables.
Have you read … Lolis Eric Elie? An acclaimed journalist for the New Orleans TimesPicayune, Lolis Eric Elie is the author of Smokestack Lighting: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country and the editor of Cornbread Nation 2: The United States of Barbecue. He has written liner notes for Ellis Marsalis and is a producer of the Smithsonian Institute’s Jazz Oral History Project. He is a co-director of the documentary, Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (Friday at 4:00 p.m. on Screen 1).
Learn more about… the Slow Food Movement
7 83 min. Friday, 8:35 p.m. Screen 3
(also called the Sustainable Food Movement)
Full Moon Lightnin’ John Gardiner It has been over 60 years since New York City bluesman, Floyd Lee, left the hill country of Mississippi and turned his back on a troubled childhood and a harsh life in the cotton ﬁelds. Abandoned by a mother he never knew, Floyd still wrestles with unanswered questions about his mysterious and painful past. Floyd, now 73, and his band embark on a deeply personal journey back home to Mississippi to reconnect with the family he left behind and search for the family he never knew. Along the way they are forced to deal with a tragedy that will change their lives forever.
7 B 93 min. Saturday, 5:20 p.m. Screen 2
George & Karl
Grainger David In this silent black and white ﬁlm, two friends living in the outskirts of a big city will do anything to help each other survive. 4 min. Friday, 4:05 p.m., Screen 2
In the documentary ﬁlm Food Fight, chef Alice Waters is interviewed about her decision to use only locally produced ingredients in her Berkeley, Calif. Restaurant Chez Panisse, which sparked a revolution in American cuisine. Also interviewed in the ﬁlm is Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism at UC-Berkeley, who also appeared in the ﬁlm King Corn. To learn more about the Slow Food Movement, check out some of the following resources: Cheney, Ian and Curtis Ellis. King Corn. 2007. Available on DVD from Docurama. Kingsolver, Barbara. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. HarperCollins, 2007. 978-0060852559. Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Penguin, 2008. 978-1594201455. ---. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin, 2006. 978-1594200823. Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation. Houghton-Mifﬂin, 2001. 978-0395977897. Waters, Alice. The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution. Clarkson-Potter, 2007. 978-0060852559 ---. Chez Panisse Café Cookbook. William Morrow Cookbooks, 1999. 978-0060175832.
Gospel Hill Good Dick Marianna Palka When a lonely young girl named Anna walks into her local independent video store in search of an erotic ﬁlm, the clerk behind the counter vows to transcend her emotional barriers and win her heart in this quirky relationship comedy written, directed by, and starring Marianna Palka. Though the lovelorn clerk in question is a bit of a creep and perhaps even a potential stalker, the contentious relationship forged between the pair as he repeatedly seeks Anna’s affections (and is continually shot down) eventually leads to an unusual, yet wholly unavoidable, confrontation that offers offbeat insight into the state of modern romance.
Giancarlo Esposito Race relations in Julia, South Carolina are strained just as they were when a black civil rights activist was assassinated in the town thirty years before when the residents of a black neighborhood are being forced out of their homes to make way for a multimillion-dollar golf course development.
q 98 min. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Screen 1
q 86 min. Friday, 8:30 p.m. Screen 2
Grand Wheel Gavin Heffernan This experimental documentary about the Peace Movement in the United States takes a passionate, often disturbing look at a divided nation. Created in the vein of Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 Koyaanisqatsi,
aa Grand Wheel features exclusive footage from an eclectic list of settings, including a Surfside Veteran’s Memorial, a California Carnival, and an Iraq War Protest in downtown Los Angeles.
v 6 min. Saturday, 1:45 p.m. Screen 3 (block)
Greener Keith McDaniel Karen Greener is married, middle-aged, a little plump, and a little bored with her life. But when she meets her young, perky, beautiful next-door neighbor Amber, Karen realizes the grass may not always be greener on the other side of the fence.
overshadowed by the political spin of the subject and nobody really cared. All of the acclaim that Kiefer deserved was shifted to Dr. Peter Figgstromm, inventor of a revolutionary new type of freezer baggies. When, nearly ten years after the matter, Kiefer is denied tenure as a chemistry professor at a lower level college, his previously suppressed subconscious is unleashed. 19 min. Friday, 2:00 p.m., Screen 2
Interplanetary Chance Shirley Nine employees of Interplanetary Corporation live and work on Mars. Their days aren’t particularly interesting, much less exciting, until they are assaulted by a murderous band of strangers and a seemingly unstoppable alien creature. Do these attacks have anything to do with the Martian fossil recently uncovered by one of the employees? Will the rapidly increasing body count adversely affect Interplanetary’s stock price? And can anyone survive long enough to ﬁll out the inevitable paperwork?
q 90 min. Friday, 10:15 p.m. Screen 2 Work-in-progress screening
q 14 min. Friday, 3:45 p.m. Screen 3
It’s not about what I want, it’s what you got Héroes: No Hacen Falta Alas Para Volar (Hero, Wings are not necessary to fly)
Àngel Loza Pascal Kleiman was born without arms, but that did not impede him from continuing his career as a disc jockey in techno music. A clear example that will-power is stronger than any obstacle, whatever it is. 25 min., Spain. In Spanish and French with English subtitles. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Screen 2
Gerald Zecker Song by: The Woggles Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
Kodak Demonstration Janet Tiller will demonstrate Kodak’s Vision3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219, “the next step in the evolution of motion picture ﬁlm,” by using the ﬁlm itself in her presentation. 45 min. Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Screen 3
I Kicked Luis Gúzman in the Face Sherwin Shilati A young man’s reputation is made once he makes up a story about kicking actor Luis Gúzman in the face. That is, until Luis hears about it.
q 19 min. Friday, 12:00 p.m. Screen 1
I Saved The World From Global Warming!
Nolan Wang After Kiefer Donovan had discovered the solution to the worldwide threat of global warming, it seemed as if his accomplishment had been
Who is… Luis Gúzman? You’ve no doubt seen Luis Gúzman in the ﬁlms of Steven Soderbergh (Trafﬁc, Out of Sight, The Limey) and Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love), and on VH1’s I Love the 70s/80s/90s/etc. You may have also heard his voice on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He’s a character actor with a distinctive look (some say “wolﬁsh”) and a distinctive Puerto Rican accent. In the short ﬁlm, I Kicked Luis Gúzman in the Face (Friday, 12:00 p.m. on Screen 1), you see whether or not he has a sense of humor.
aaa Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong Dan Lindsay In January 2006, Billy Gaines and Duncan Carroll held the inaugural World Series of Beer Pong outside of Las Vegas. In 2007, they doubled the prize money to $20,000, and in doing so, more than tripled the number of teams. Players from across the country descended on Mesquite, Nevada to compete for the money and, more importantly, for their chance to be crowned World Series Champion. For four of these competitors, beer pong is more than a simple pastime—it’s a way of life.
7 84 min. Friday, 12:20 p.m. Screen 1
The Last Lullaby Jeffrey Goodman Price, a former hit man, is struggling to cope with retirement and the “easy life,” which is not the instant peace and calm that Price expected, but rather emptiness, boredom, and, worst of all, restlessness. As Price falls back into his old life he ﬁnds his old ways no longer work for him when his heart opens, and he ﬁnds life outside his profession. The tension boils, as Price must ﬁnally decide to close himself off again or open himself up to a world beyond his control.
q 93 min. Friday, 6:15 p.m. Screen 3
Late Great Golden State
Jim Hollander Song by: Mike Stinson 4 min. Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
The Legacy of Cotton
April Grayson Made using a camera-less photographic technique, this ﬁlm is an abstract exploration of the legacy of cotton farming in Mississippi and the United States. 3 min. Saturday, 1:45 p.m., Screen 3 (block)
aaa Lost Cause Thad Lee Song by: Tyler Keith and the Preacherâ€™s Kids
fB 4 min. Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
What isâ€Śbeer pong? Beer pong (also called Beirut, lob pong, BP, etc.) is a drinking game in which players throw a ping-pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in one of several cups of beer on the other end. The game typically consists of two two-player teams, one on each side of a table, and a number of cups set up on each side. There are no ofďŹ cial rules, so rules may vary widely, though usually there are six or ten plastic cups arranged in a triangle on each side. The number of players on a team can vary as well, from one to three or more. When a ball lands in a cup, the defending team must consume all of the beer inside that cup. The cup isnâ€™t generally completely ďŹ lled. It is also common to have a glass of water with the purpose of cleaning the ball between throws. An August 2008 Time article stated that cups were 1/4 to 1/3 full. The game is won by eliminating all the other teamâ€™s cups before all of oneâ€™s own cups are eliminated. The losing team must then consume all the beer remaining in the winning teamâ€™s cups. The order of play varies â€“ both players on one team shoot followed by both players on the other team, or players on opposite teams can alternate back and forth. Today, beer pong is played at parties, North American colleges and universities and elsewhere, such as tailgating or other sporting events. The game is also played by high school students, despite the fact that supplying alcohol to persons under the age of 21 in the United States, or the age of 19 in most Canadian provinces, is illegal. Although the preceding guidelines are common, the rules may be subject to a wide variety of modiďŹ cations and additions that often vary based on the area of the country, the state, or even the house in which a particular game of beer pong is played. See Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong, Friday at 12:20 p.m. on Screen 1. (From Wikipedia.org)
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Mississippi Blues by Greg Johnson M for Mississippi is exactly what its subtitle states - “A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues.” This travelogue follows producers Roger Stolle (owner of Clarksdale’s Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art) and Jeff Konkel (founder of Broke & Hungry Records) on a seven day tour documenting regionally known blues performers in Mississippi. While the subjects are mostly well-known to fans of the blues, many of the musicians featured in the ﬁlm will be new to those only familiar with B. B. King or Muddy Waters. Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Cadillac John Nolden, Bill Abel, Robert Belfour, and L. C. Ulmer are only a few of the showcased bluesmen. For those unable to physically tour the raw blues sites of Mississippi, this ﬁlm provides a unique opportunity to hear Jimmy “Duck” Holmes sing at his Blue Front Café in Bentonia, be regaled in T-Model Ford’s Greenville house with stories from his “bad man” days, or see Robert Bilbo Walker dance to “Johnny B Good”, sans audio, at Sarah’s Kitchen in Clarksdale (legal issues prevented the ﬁlmmakers from using Walker’s audio performance of the Chuck Berry song). A trip to R. L. Boyce’s house in Como provides an intimate glimpse into the blues house party, where friends and neighbors still gather for good food, good music, and great fun. A conversation with an unnamed musician, referred to in the ﬁlm as the Mississippi Marvel, highlights the tensions that often still exist between church music and the blues. This mystery bluesman wants his identity concealed because of his status as a church deacon and the congregation’s negative attitudes toward blues as the “devil’s music.” M for Mississippi doesn’t strive to give a history of the blues. According to Stolle “It’s about capturing a disappearing music and culture as it really is – in the juke joints, cotton ﬁelds and house parties of Mississippi. Our project isn’t about the big names. It’s about the names you need to know – whether it’s an 80year-old guitarist you’ve never heard of or a juke owner who just doesn’t give a damn.” Urgency was partly behind the impetus of making this ﬁlm says Konkel, “When you talk about young Delta blues artists, you’re talking about guys in their ﬁfties. Many of the artists in this ﬁlm are well past 80. They’re the last living link to a rapidly vanishing blues tradition. We’ll always have blues, but it won’t be like this. This ﬁlm aims to celebrate this music and the musicians while they’re still here and can beneﬁt from the exposure.” Despite, or perhaps because of, minimal production elements (one camera and one sound man) M for Mississippi manages to capture something of the musical and cultural essence of a region. Greg Johnson is the Blues Curator and Associate Professor in the University of Mississippi Libraries Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Chad Hartigan Luke and Brie are on a ﬁrst date, but the hazards of this term, and the incessant need for casualness keep their evening ebbing and ﬂowing between ﬂirtations and misunderstandings. For Luke, it’s a night ﬁlled with questions and opportunities, if he can only keep Brie’s interest away from three smarmy ofﬁce workers, two hipsters with a pizza and one “old friend.” Over the course of the date, the two will navigate both the social jungle of Los Angeles and the complicated landscape of attraction, leading both Luke and Brie to a night they will never forget. REGIONAL PREMIERE
q 77 min. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Screen 1
M For Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues Damien Blaylock and Jeff Konkel Everyone knows the blues came from Mississippi. Here’s an update: They never left. This timely road movie explores the thriving underbelly of a dying American art form in the land where it began: Mississippi. A spirited, weeklong journey through the birthplace of the blues captures the proverbial “real deal” in its home where it is most comfortable and authentic: the jukes, the front yards, the cotton ﬁelds. More than just a collection of concert performances, this feature-length ﬁlm collects the sounds, images and feel of both the performers and their native landscape, an environment essential to their livelihoods and inseparable from their art. By showcasing such a fascinating foreign land so close to home, the ﬁlmmakers hope to inspire countless others to make their own road trips down Mississippi’s blue highways.
7B 95 min Saturday, 3:45 p.m. Screen 2
Made in Japan
Ciro Altabas A man tries to explain to his girlfriend why he is late for their date. His opening line? “My mother admitted that the man who I thought was my father was not my father.” 6 min., Spain. In Spanish with English subtitles. Saturday, 7:15 p.m., Screen 2
aaa Make-out with Violence The Deagol Brothers Twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school, struggle to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy’s mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the undead Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead.
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q 108 min. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. Screen 1
Mississippi Drug War Blues: The Case of Cory Maye Paul Feine At 11p.m on December 26, 2001 police in Prentiss, Mississippi raided the residence of Cory Maye, a 21-year-old father who was at home with his 18-month-old daughter Ta’Corriana.The cops were looking for drugs and smashed through the back door. In the ensuing chaos, Maye hunkered down with his daughter in a bedroom and when the police broke down that door, he ﬁred three bullets, one of which killed Ofﬁcer Ron Jones. Maye testiﬁed in court that the police did not identify themselves until after they had entered his residence; indeed, he testiﬁed that they did not identify themselves until after he had ﬁred his shots. The police tell a different story. They claim that they identiﬁed themselves multiple times before entering Maye’s house and bedroom, and that there was no way Maye couldn’t have known who they were. A jury rejected Maye’s case that he was acting in self-defense and he was sentenced to death for the murder of Ofﬁce Ron Jones. Media coverage of Maye’s case has led to new trials and sentences, but this is an ongoing story about the intersection of race (Maye is black and Jones was white); the war on drugs; the disturbing increase in the militarization of police tactics; and systemic ﬂaws in the criminal justice and expert-testimony systems. It is a tragedy in which one man is dead and another may spend his life in prison.
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7B 25 min. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Screen 1
My Deer Friend Andrew Dean Cherry Deer season is here and Glen, an energetic pre-teen, is faced with the pressure to kill a deer in order to win his father’s respect. Though
unsuccessful in the past, Glen is now ready to show his dad that he has what it takes to be a man. Conﬁding in his best friend Richard, a white-tail deer, Glen falls deeper into depression and despair.
q 11 min. Friday, 5:00 p.m. Screen 2
Joel T. Rose An affair with his stepmother leads Oedipus into a fatal confrontation with his father; based on the play by Sophocles. 5 min. Friday, 5:45 p.m., Screen 2
vampire lord who watches quietly over this small town, waiting for the girl with the special bloodline to be discovered, who just happens to be Rob’s pregnant girlfriend, Macy. Hillbilly vampires and small town politics collide in this witty, dark comedy thriller that’ll make you wonder who you know who might be a Night Crawler! 90 min. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Screen 3
Sean O’Brien Bernard, the black sheep of a perfect family, has a secret: every day, he calls random numbers in an attempt to connect on any level with another human being. Unfortunately, on this particular sunny day in Neland Circle, someone answers back: Stacey. By rummaging through his house, Stacey is able to reveal to Bernard that he’s not so different from his parents or older brother. After all, we all have secrets. 20 min. Friday, 5:15 p.m., Screen 2
Neshoba Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano For more than forty years, Mississippi refused to prosecute the Klansmen responsible for the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, even though they bragged openly about what they did. In 2005, pressured by a multi-racial coalition of Neshoba County citizens calling for justice, Mississippi indicted the alleged mastermind, Preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist. The ﬁlmmakers follow Killen from his indictment through his conviction, capturing for the ﬁrst time the outspoken views of a Klan member charged with a civil rights murder and exposing the mindset of a man who still feels the murders were justiﬁed as “self-defense” of a way of life. Through exclusive interviews with Killen and members of the victims’ families, and candid interviews with a diverse group of black and white Neshoba County citizens, the ﬁlm reveals the political and social system that perpetuated an atmosphere of fear and promoted statesanctioned terrorism, allowing murderers to walk free.
Of All The Things Jody Lambert One of the most successful and diverse songwriter/producers of the `70s and `80s, with hits like ‘Ain’t No Woman Like The One I’ve Got’, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’, ‘Baby Come Back’, ‘One Tin Soldier’, ‘Don’t Pull Your Love’ and ‘Nightshift’, Dennis Lambert had chart-toppers in almost every genre of music, and at one point, four of his songs were simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat previously accomplished only by The Beatles. That was then. Today, he’s a 60-year-old family man selling real estate in Florida. But it turns out his obscure 1972 solo album is huge... in the Philippines. A Filipino concert promoter has been begging Dennis to come tour for decades, and in 2007 -- thirtyﬁve years after the album’s release -- he ﬁnally agreed to go.
7 85 min. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Screen 2
Old Grace Nathan Chitayat When Jeff Leland dies an untimely death, he leaves behind a father who, ashamed of the senseless loss, embarks on a road trip to get rid of a painful reminder. Unfortunately, he’s stuck with another reminder; his grandson, Little Jack. Now the two must ﬁnd a way to get along as each grieves in his own way.
90 min. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Screen 1
q 10 min. Friday, 4:10 p.m. Screen 2
Benjamin Wilbanks Simple small town boy Rob is presented with an opportunity to make some quick money and escape life in a small town overrun with vampires. But he and his best friend Coop get more than they bargain for when they discover they’re actually stealing from a dark and twisted
One Last Shock Adam Paradis How do we see images and what do they say to us? They all have a
aaa meaning and an inherent value which can differ from person to person. Using 16mm educational and industrial media as source material, this confrontational, essayistic assemblage looks under the surface of America’s media saturated culture into media use and manipulation, and its inﬂuential tendencies.
v 6 min. Saturday, 1:45 p.m. Screen 3 (block)
Over the Hill
Peter Baynton The elderly residents of the Over the Hill Rest Home are whiling away the years in a leisurely fashion. Life is rosy, though rather slow. That is, until one particularly cunning trio of grannies discovers a sinister secret lurking deep in their walls, so sinister that it changes their understanding of elderly care forever! 8 min. UK Saturday, 6:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block)
José Manuel Carrasco Not wanting to be alone, Pilar decides to go to a dating agency and gets a blind date. What she doesn’t realize is that her date has different plans that have nothing to do with hers. 12 min., Spain. In Spanish with English subtitles. Friday, 1:40 p.m., Screen 2
Pelo Ouvido (Through the Ear)
Joaquim Haickel After an attempted assault in a serious automobile accident with Charlie, her husband, Keyt tries to preserve, in the midst of irreparable loss, the passionate side of their relationship. 17 min., Brazil. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Friday, 12:35 p.m., Screen 2
Perfect Day Ben Michael Diamant Song by: Hoku
f 1 min. Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
Playing Columbine Danny Ledonne On April 20th 1999, the United States was rocked by a horriﬁc school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. In the years to follow, many forms of media began to sort out the events of that day. Books were published. Films were produced. Then in 2005, one Colorado man created an amateur videogame exploring the actions and possible motives of the two shooters. Offered as a free online computer game, it was downloaded over half a million times, became immensely controversial and brought a pressing question to the public discussion: we can read Columbine, we can watch Columbine, but can we play Columbine? Moreover, should we?
ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made. Until then, blacks and whites had had separate proms even though their classrooms have been integrated for decades. The seemingly inconsequential rite of passage suddenly becomes profound as the weight of history falls on teenage shoulders. We quickly learn that change does not come easily in this sleepy Delta town. Freeman’s generosity fans the ﬂames of racism—and racism in Charleston has a distinctly generational tinge. REGIONAL PREMIERE
7B 90 min. Canada Friday, 5:30 p.m. Screen 1
7 94 min. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Screen 3
Psycho Sleepover Portrait of a Filmmaker Mark Mamalakis The director returns to 16mm and Super 8mm ﬁlm footage which he shot years ago as a ﬁlm student but never edited until now, with a personal expression on becoming and being a ﬁlmmaker
Eric Gosselin and Adam Deyoe Debbie has a bit of a problem: last year her boyfriend went crazy and she had to kill him with an axe. Now she’s sixteen, a misﬁt at school, harassed by her mother, and monitored by creepy psychologists. What’s a girl to do? How about a sleepover with some new supposed friends? And how about that escaped hoard of raving psychopaths—can they come over too?
86 min. Thursday, 10:30 p.m.
2 min. Saturday, 1:45 p.m. Screen 3 (block)
The Queue Prom Night in Mississippi Paul Saltzman In 1997, Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was
Jonathan Miles A perfectly rational man is driven to extremes by the frustrations of modern life and an automated telephone system. Witness his transformation from passive customer to radicalized sociopath and violent criminal, as he is pushed to breaking point.
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Thomas L. Phillips Wherever Cerina Strickland and her sister Tabitha go, emotional devastation is sure to follow in their wake. Shielding them from the darker consequences of their ﬁckle and self-centered relationships, Stuart Clemons has been their best, and only, friend since childhood. But when Cerina, jealous for his undivided attention, tries to sabotage his burgeoning relationship with Bridgett, a whimsical divorcee she ironically ﬁxed him up with, the girls’ friendship with Stuart becomes strained to the breaking point. 98 min. Friday, 2:00 p.m., Screen 3
A Realistic Fear Carling McManus Using only handmade techniques, found footage and newspaper clippings free-fall through the frame to explore the impact of media imagery and the psychology of fear.
v 3 min. Saturday, 1:45 p.m. Screen 3 (block)
Schlimazel Maxim Ronkin Unlucky all his life, Mark Levin, a young man in his late 20’s, becomes frustrated with his life and work. After being humiliated by his boss, Mark takes his frustration out on a little boy who is making a mess at his workplace. During the conﬂict Mark slips and falls what should be a deadly fall, but an old man catches Mark at the last moment. The odd looking old man reveals that he is Death and it’s Mark’s “time to go”. While trying to buy his way out, Mark discovers that the address on Death’s list is not his own. Certain the person who is supposed to die is a different Mark Levin, he convinces Death to check out the address.
q 30 min, Israel. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Friday, 12:55 p.m. Screen 2
aaa School Play Rick Velleu A group of ﬁfth graders in upstate New York stages a performance of The Wizard of Oz. From the daily challenges of being a child to the realization that the end of elementary school might mean the end of youth, the ﬁlm is a touching window into the lives of ﬁve ordinary and extraordinary children: Joey, Jeffrey, Elizabeth, Isabel, and Nick.
7 72 min. Friday, 2:40 p.m. Screen 2
The 70s Song Thad Lee Song by: Blue Mountain
fB 4 min. Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
The 16th Oxford Conference for the Book The University of Mississippi • Oxford, Mississippi March 26–28, 2009
Dedicated to Mississippi Gulf Coast artist, author, and naturalist Walter Inglis Anderson (1903–1965) Speakers to include: Members of the Anderson family, Patti Carr Black, Christopher Maurer, Patricia Pinson, and other experts on the artist’s life and work Peggy Whitman Prenshaw’s address commemorating the 100th anniversary of Eudora Welty’s birth A celebration of American Poetry Month with poets Jimmy Kimbrell and Camille Dungy Sessions with Jay Asher, Hodding Carter III, John Freeman, Major Jackson, Haven Kimmel, Terry McDonell, David Maraniss, Lydia Millet, JoAnne Pritchard Morris, Jack Pendarvis, Julia Reed, Trenton Lee Stewart, Jerry W. Ward Jr., J. Peder Zane, and others. For more information concerning the conference, contact:
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Denie Pentecost On a dry suburban day, a 12-year-old is caught between the conﬂicting worlds of family, friendship and imagination. Struggling to endure a confusing love, and longing simply to be seen, the child survives by transforming pain into beauty. 14 min. Australia Friday, 2:00 p.m., Screen 1
Robert Todd The fourth part of Todd’s experimental “passing” series: washing, watching, rebuilding. 3 min. Saturday, 1:45 p.m., Screen 3 (block)
Spielzeugland (Toyland) Jochen Alexander Freydank Winter 1942. A small town in Germany. Despite her good neighborly relations with the Silbersteins, Marianne Meissner has certain difﬁculties to be really behind them in those dangerous times. Marianne’s son Heinrich entertains a close friendship with David, the son of the Silbersteins, whose deportation is imminent. What can Marianne tell
aaa her son? For his sake in order to protect him she tries to make him believe that the neighbors are going on a journey to Toyland.
q 14 min. Germany. In German with English subtitles. Friday, 12:00 p.m. Screen 2
Spitting Game: The College Hook Up Culture 7 Denice Ann Evans There are four segments of hooking up: Pre-Game, The Game, Post Game, and The Wrap Up. Within each segment students, experts, and parents speak openly about alcohol, drugs, assault, casual sex, and the state of relationships on college campuses. The social norm of hooking up, which is drinking alcohol and having casual sex, has affected an entire generation of college students. Through frank discussions, private & group interviews, and cinema vérité style interviews, writer/director Denice Ann Evans is able to get into the underbelly of the hook up culture. 82 min. Saturday, 12:00 p.m., Screen 3
The Stanton Family Grave Robbery
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Mark Potts The death of their father is the jumping-off point for this original comedy about three brothers looking to reconnect. Against his wishes, their father is buried in Texas. The older two siblings decide to take matters into their own hands, starting by kidnapping their baby brother and digging up their father’s cofﬁn to return it to Oklahoma. 81 min. Friday, 4:15 p.m., Screen 3
Stasis Brendan Beachman A photographer realizes he can stop time by holding his breath. 12 min. Saturday, 3:15 p.m., Screen 3
Strife of Tongues Michael David Perkins A dense re-telling of the creation of the world and the subsequent restlessness of a species bent on its own destruction.
v 12 min. Saturday, 1:45 p.m. Screen 3 (block)
Christine Jeffs Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski now ﬁnds herself a thirty something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah, is still living at home with their dad Joe, a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes.
Erick Oh A mass of shapeless forms gravitates in a row toward a dark, gigantic sphere. One by one, they get tossed by tentacles to become a part of the ominous sphere. Suddenly, one of the forms dramatically awakens and struggles against the stream in order to escape. C 5 min. South Korea Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
q 92 min. Thursday, 8:15 p.m.
Talon d’argile Patrick Bouchard A dreamlike universe, ampliﬁed only by the power of the material, emerges from a block of clay. C 2 min. Canada Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
Think of Me Thad Lee Song by: Bobby Joyner and the Sundowners
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James Mottern Diane Ford, a vivacious and successful independent truck driver, leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son shows up at her door. Peter hasn’t seen his mother since he was a baby and wants Diane as little as she wants him; but with his father Len in the hospital, Diane and Peter are stuck with each other, at least for a while. Burdened with this new responsibility and seeing the life of freedom she’s fought for jeopardized, Diane steps reluctantly into her past and looks sidelong at a future that is not as simple or straightforward as she had once believed. 90 min. Sunday, 4:00 p.m., Screen 1
Michael Williams This short ﬁlm shot on 16mm explores a controversial issue from an often unrepresented perspective. 6 min. Friday, 5:35 p.m., Screen 2
Way Home Erick Oh One autumn day, a determined dung beetle ﬁnds a fresh pile of dung. As he shapes it into a ball, he begins to roll it across the landscape on a long journey. On his way home he thinks fondly of his wife and family waiting for him. Finally, at the end of a day of overcoming several difﬁcult obstacles, he nears home and sees his family awaiting him in the distance. However, despite the end of his arduous journey in sight, there is one more unexpected obstacle in store for him.
Nino Strohecker Using a restored 16 mm black & white home movie from 1938 which survived not only the Second World War but also the 70 years since, the ﬁlmmaker asks: When can one call himself a victim? Are you a victim if you are blindly following propaganda? Or in that case are you not already a perpetrator? Are you a victim, when you are forced to do something against your own will without ﬁnding the courage to ﬁght it? Are we not, now more than ever, victims of propaganda brought to us by media?
v 23 min. Sweden Saturday, 1:45 p.m. Screen 3 (block)
C 9 min. South Korea Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
Conor Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. O’Leary have been prisoners of old age for too long, so when they discover a way to feel young again, they take it – every Wednesday. But soon the law comes knocking at their door.... 14 min. Ireland Friday, 6:00 p.m., Screen 3
Jared Drake George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable life. He has a wife, a child, a house, and a boat. Every day George goes to work as a level-three Visioneer with the Jeffers Corp, the largest corporation in the history of mankind. When people around him begin to spontaneously explode, George tries to ignore them, like the rest of the population. But as the explosion epidemic increases, George is told by his doctor that the dreams he’s having are a symptom of impending explosion and is advised to stop having them. Unfortunately, he can’t, and George is forced to face the truth in order to save himself.
Thad Lee Song by: Blue Mountain with Lyon Chadwick
Lizzie Harris Oglesby A young nameless man seeking the truth contemplates life and questions of time, speciﬁcally the amount of time it takes for a certain brand of shampoo to cause a tingling sensation. Are all of life’s answers available for those who take the time to wait? Time will tell, and a rubber duck named Steve will be there to ﬁnd out. 7 min. Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Screen 1
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Zombie Gets a Date
90 min. Friday, 6:15 p.m. Screen 2
Waiting to Tingle
Leetal Platt Even Zombies need to be social.
C 2 min. Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Screen 1 (block)
aa Panel Discussion: What is the role of a film critic? a Friday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. Overby Center Auditorium, University of Mississippi This event is free and open to the public. Are critics meant to serve as mediators between a ﬁlm and its audience only before they purchase a ticket, or do they instead help to shape the way we think about movies in general? Join us as Kim Voynar, Features Editor for Movie City News, discusses with print and new media ﬁlm critics their varied experiences. Kim Voynar Kim Voynar is Features Editor for Movie City News, where she writes two weekly columns and ﬁlm reviews, and blogs about ﬁlm, ﬁlm-related politics and feminist issues on her blog, Film Essent. Prior to Movie City News, she was a ﬁlm critic and managing editor of Cinematical.com for nearly four years. In between traveling the fest circuit for her job, she homeschools her four youngest kids, and in her spare time, does makeup design for a local youth theater. Lisa Rosman Formerly the ﬁlm editor of the Brooklyn Rail, Lisa Rosman has worked as a ﬁlm journalist for such publications as Movie City News, Premiere magazine, New York Magazine, Indiewire, and the national online weekly Flavorpill, where she serves as ﬁlm editor in addition to her duties as a ﬁlm critic for Us Weekly. She has also commented on ﬁlm for the radio network NPR, as well as the television networks the IFC and TNT. She has served as the ofﬁcial blogger for Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival for the last two years. and ran the popular ﬁlm blog The Broad View at lisarosman.blogspot.com for three years. She has also worked as a labor organizer for the garment workers’ union and as an assistant for Elmo on Sesame Street. Eric Snider Eric D. Snider is a freelance writer, critic, columnist, humorist, bon vivant, raconteur and man-abouttown. He was raised in Southern California, lived in Utah for 10 years, and now resides in beautiful Portland, Ore. He is a proliﬁc ﬁlm critic, if not a discerning or reliable one, reviewing some 300 movies a year, and he regularly covers the Sundance, Portland, CineVegas and South By Southwest ﬁlm festivals. His “Snide Remarks” humor column is published weekly at EricDSnider. com. In addition, Eric occasionally performs comedy songs he has written, and has recorded two alleged CDs of that alleged material. Eric’s material appears regularly in these publications: City Weekly (Salt Lake City), Glenn Beck’s Fusion, Film.com, Cinematical, eFilmCritic, Hollywood B****slap, Online Film Critics Society, Rotten Tomatoes.
Scott Weinberg Scott Weinberg is the author of over 1,900 movie reviews and is currently a member of the Online Film Critics Society. Scott is the Managing Editor of Cinematical.com, eFilmCritic.com, HollywoodBitchslap.com, where he focuses on new theatrical releases, classics on DVD, cult ﬁlms both obscure and atrocious, and extensive coverage of the Sundance, South By Southwest, Toronto, and Philadelphia ﬁlm festivals. His reviews can also be found on websites such as DVD Talk, JoBlo’s Movie Emporium (DVD Clinic), Horror.com, Daily-Reviews.com, The Apollo Movie Guide, Monsters at Play, MrSkin. com, and Netﬂix, while his opinionated movie rants can regularly be heard on WGN radio in Chicago and WMET radio in Washington D.C. Scott also writes features (and the daily Newsday Reports) for Rotten Tomatoes as well as a DVD column for Femme Fatales Magazine. John Beifuss John Beifuss has been a reporter at The Commercial Appeal, the daily newspaper in Memphis, since 1983, and its movie reviewer since 1996. He is proud that his ﬁrst professional article – titled “Twin Titans of Terror: The Co-starring Films of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi” -- appeared in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. He has written for the New York Times, TV Guide, American Film and other publications. His movie blog is TheBloodshotEye.com, and he hosts a Monday morning radio show called “Welcome to the Working Week” on WEVL-FM 89.9 in Memphis. He was born in Chicago and is a 1981 graduate of Northwestern University. Jeffrey Wells Jeffrey Wells writes a daily stream-ofHollywood-consciousness column for Hollywood Elsewhere, which he’s been running on his own since August 2004. October ‘08 marked his ten-year anniversary in writing an online Hollywood column -- two full columns per week from ‘98 to March ‘06, and a severalstories-per-day blog format on HE since March ‘06. Wells began his online adventure with a twice-weekly online Hollywood column for Mr. Showbiz in October 1998. He wrote the same column for Reel.com from ‘99 to ‘02, and then for Kevin Smith (www.moviepoopshoot.com) from ‘02 to ‘04. Wells wrote and reported regularly for Entertainment Weekly from ‘91 to ‘96, for People from ‘96 to ‘98 and wrote a weekly Hollywood column for the L.A. Times Syndicate from ‘94 to ‘99. He also wrote a weekly N.Y. Daily News column in ‘93’94. Through the ‘90s he freelanced for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Newsday, Washington Post, Men’s Journal, etc. James Rocchi Film critic James Rocchi currently writes for Cinematical.com, as well as the “What to See” weekly feature and other columns for the website of American Movie Classics. He also writes theatrical and DVD reviews for Redbox.com and the ‘Rocchi’s Retro Rental’ column for The San
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Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate.com. He’s the weekly reviewer for Minneapolis/St. Paul’s 93X radio. He’s written about pop culture and movies for publications like MSN Movies, Mother Jones and Metro Newspapers, and his past work includes positions as the ﬁlm critic for Netﬂix from 2001-2005 and the ﬁlm critic for San Francisco’s CBS-5 from 2005-2008. He’s a “Tomatometer” critic at Rotten Tomatoes, a member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics of America), LAFCA (Los Angeles Film Critic’s Association) and the OFCS (Online Film Critics Society). When not sitting expectantly in the dark of a movie theater, Rocchi enjoys California’s scenic beauty, the company of his cat Coaly and talking about himself in the third person. Don’t miss this free panel on Friday morning in the Overby Center!
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Isn’t That What’s His Name? Fans of both television and ﬁlm will recognize many favorites in this year’s OFF lineup: Sunshine Cleaning features a star-studded cast, with Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (Junebug, Enchanted, Doubt), Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Devil Wears Prada), Academy Award winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine, Get Smart), Steve Zahn (Rescue Dawn, Shattered Glass), and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, American Fork). Jason Ritter, son of the late John Ritter and grandson of the late Tex Ritter, appears in Good Dick, alongside writer/director Marianna Palka, Tom Arnold (Happy Endings), and Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Superbad). Gospel Hill is directed by Giancarlo Esposito (SherryBaby, Mo’ Better Blues, Do the Right Thing), who also stars alongside Angela Bassett (ER, Akeelah and the Bee, Waiting to Exhale), Danny Glover (Brothers and Sisters, Honeydripper, Dreamgirls), and Julia Stiles (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity, Save the Last Dance). The Last Lullaby includes Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down) and Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, Come Early Morning, Deadwood). See comedian Zach Galifanakis (Dog Bites Man, Tru Calling) play the straight man in Visioneers with Judy Greer (Arrested Development, 27 Dresses, Miss Guided), Mia Maestro (The Motorcycle Diaries, Alias), and Missi Pyle (Pretty Ugly People, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Heroes). Hear narration from Drew Carey (The Price is Right, Whose Line is it Anyway, The Drew Carey Show) in Mississippi Drug War Blues. Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Made of Honor), Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality, Law and Order) and Nathan Fillion (Waitress, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) star in Trucker with Oxford’s own Joey Lauren Adams (Come Early Morning, The Break-Up, Chasing Amy). In this weekend’s ﬁlms, we will certainly ﬁnd “faces to watch.” Alongside the big names, enjoy these not-yet-famous actors in ﬁlms by up and coming directors on the verge of the next big project. Impress your friends by saying you saw them “when….”
Panel Discussion: Marketing and Distribution, The Pillars of a Successful Film Saturday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m. Malco Studio Cinema, Screen 3 Entry is available with purchase of ﬁlm festival pass (day or weekend). You have made the best ﬁlm in the world. But so far, only your mom and best friend have seen it. Now comes the most important step, getting your art out to the masses. Join us as moderator Chris Holland, of B-Side.com discusses tips with industry insiders. Chris Holland Chris Holland has been writing about movies since 1991. In 1996 he co-founded Stomp Tokyo, a ﬁlm review web site described by the New York Times as “a place to indulge one’s questionable cinematic taste.” In 2003 Stomp Tokyo published a compendium of reviews in a book called Reel Shame: Bad Movies and the Hollywood Stars Who Made Them. Chris now puts his expertise in movies and ﬁlm festivals to use at B-Side Entertainment as the Manager of Festival Operations. He writes the blog Film Festival Secrets as well as Blue Glow and contributes to Slackerwood. His most recent book, Film Festival Secrets: A Handbook for Independent Filmmakers, is now available at Amazon.com. Larry Jackson Larry Jackson is a principal in EZTakes, Inc. and co-creator of iArtHouse. com, a leading Internet distribution site for world cinema. He began his career as Managing Director of the historic Orson Welles Cinema Complex in Cambridge, Mass., known for the programming and marketing of independent and foreign ﬁlm discoveries. He introduced legendary ﬁlms like Jamaica’s The Harder They Come, which played there for six years. Larry co-founded The Association of Specialized Film Exhibitors (ASFE), the ﬁrst trade organization for arthouse theaters. He created the ﬁlm program of The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, where he also served as its curator. In the production world, Larry worked for many years as a close friend and associate of director Orson Welles on a variety of ﬁlm and stage productions. Formerly Executive Vice President of Miramax Films, he earlier served as Senior VP of Orion Pictures and The Samuel Goldwyn Company. Larry has produced feature ﬁlms and documentaries, produced and directed the ﬁlm, Bugs Bunny Superstar, and has worked on such diverse pictures as Mystic Pizza, Stranger Than Paradise, Sid and Nancy and Silence Of The Lambs. Larry has been a distribution consultant to directors like Orson Welles, Hal Ashby and Richard Rush and to organizations like The American Film Marketing Association (AFM), The Sundance Institute, and The New Zealand Film Commission. He was an advisor on emerging technology and the entertainment industry for IBM New Media. In 2001, Larry relocated to Amherst, Mass. and joined the veteran
U.S. theatrical distributor, Northern Arts Entertainment, where he serves as President and Head of Distribution. Larry received a B.A. in English and a M.A.T. in Visual Communications from Cornell University, and has lectured frequently on ﬁlm at Boston University, Paciﬁc Film Archives, Cornell, UCLA, NYU, Screen Leaders Ireland, The American Film Institute and others. Nina Parikh Nina Parikh has served as the Deputy Director of the Mississippi Film Ofﬁce for the last 10 years. She’s a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi’s ﬁlm program and studied ﬁlm production at New York University. Before working with the Mississippi Film Ofﬁce, she freelanced working mainly in the camera department and in various production ofﬁce roles within the industry on commercials, movies, documentaries, music videos and short ﬁlms. She is the director of the Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop which takes place each summer and is an adjunct professor teaching Introduction to Filmmaking at Millsaps College. She is the co-author of Get Creative: The Digital Video Idea Book, a book for anyone that wants to learn to do more with a digital video camera. She is currently working on two feature documentaries in her free-time and recently co-produced the Sundance award-winning feature ﬁlm Ballast. The ﬁlm was also nominated for 4 Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York and 6 Indie Spirit Awards in Los Angeles. In addition, she is a founding member of the Crossroads Film Festival & Society and the Mississippi Film and Video Alliance (an organization created to support and nurture indigenous ﬁlmmaking in Mississippi). Nina lives in Jackson, Mississippi with her husband Jerel Levanway, their chocolate lab and a new kitten. Michael Jackson Chaney Michael Jackson Chaney is a professor of Film and Television and Sound Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Prior to teaching he worked as a television producer in New York City for clients such as Hearst Publications, the Seagram Company, and the New York Times. He has been a consultant and special events programmer for the Savannah Film Festival since it’s inception in 1998. His ﬁlm and time based media work address the interplay of spirituality and social constructs. He uses multiple channel video, ﬁlm and sound as well as performance. His time based media work has been exhibited internationally. His short ﬁlms have been included in numerous international ﬁlm festivals including the Black Maria Film Festival, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, The Savannah Film Festival, The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, The Virginia Film Festival, and The Cannes Short Film Corner. Born in Greenwood and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Michael Jackson Chaney holds a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in
Pasadena, California and an M.F.A. from Tufts University/The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has completed post-graduate studies in theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Orian Williams Orian Williams, was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Baylor University, Orian moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990’s to pursue a career in the ﬁlm business. After a few years as a commercial producer, Orian formed a fortuitous alliance with the director E. Elias Merhige. Currently Orian and Elias have several projects in different stages of development. Williams worked on Shadow of the Vampire, the Academy Award nominated ﬁlm starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich at Saturn Films, Nicolas Cage’s production company. He then joined forces with his good friend Donal Logue, to produce Tennis, Anyone...?, a dark comedy and Logue’s feature ﬁlm directing debut. In 2004 Orian secured the rights to the book “Touching from a Distance,” a biography based on the life of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the band Joy Division, written by Ian’s widow, Deborah Curtis. The highly regarded photographer/video director Anton Corbijn directed the adaptation: Control, which had its world premiere in Cannes 2007. Orian is currently working on several projects, including: a documentary based on Jack Kerouac’s novel The Big Sur, called One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur, a feature ﬁlm directed by Joel Plotch starting Brian Cox and Isabella Rossellini, and an upcoming adaptation of Walker Percy’s novel The Second Coming, to be directed by Wim Wenders. Jen Yamato Jen Yamato parlayed a lifelong love of movies and pop culture into a career at Rotten Tomatoes.com, a leading movie and reviews website, where she has written about ﬁlm and DVD features for nearly four years. As Senior Editor, she writes regular columns and features for Rotten Tomatoes and co-hosts the weekly Review Revue video, and is always on the lookout for a hidden gem to add to her list of favorite ﬁlms. She currently resides in Los Angeles, and is still getting used to the hustle and bustle of life in Hollywood. Join us on Saturday afternoon for this interesting panel discussion. Bring your questions!
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The Spirit of Hoka Award The Oxford Film Festival is committed not only to showing quality ﬁlms, but also to rewarding the ﬁlmmakers who’ve worked so hard to make them. We reward each winner with a statuette. The Academy Awards might have their coveted “Oscar,” but only winners of the Oxford Film Festival competition will be able to get their hands on a “Hoka.” This means that in addition to receiving the respect of their peers, this year’s winners will be individually awarded statues to commemorate their achievements. The model for these unique award statues is the legendary Chickasaw Indian princess, Hoka. Famous locally as the namesake of the Hoka Theater and the subject of a celebrated series of paintings by Oxford artist Bill Lester, Hoka was an even greater ﬁgure in the Oxford of the past. “I came across Princess Hoka in the history of Lafayette County and was impressed that the ﬁrst name on the land deed is a Native American, and a woman at that,” said Ron Shapiro, owner of the now-defunct Hoka Theater. “I believe she represents Native Americans, women and independence in a very positive way.” The task of sculpting the award statues fell into the capable hands of renowned sculptor and now retired Ole Miss art professor Bill Beckwith. Oxonians might recognize Beckwith’s work from the life-size William Faulkner statue that occupies a bench in front of Oxford’s city hall; or they might have peeked into Beckwith’s spacious sculpture studio adjoining the popular Taylor Restaurant and Grocery. Since no pictures of Hoka have survived, Beckwith relied on his own imagination and the inspiration of Native American folk music to create a likeness that was, to him, “…powerful, feminine and selfcontained.” “I depicted her as a young Chickasaw Indian girl wrapped in a deerskin,” said Beckwith, “Which is probably not accurate to the time period she lived in. The Chickasaw had lived with the white man for 300 years by then (the early-to mid-1800s) and had taken on their style of clothing.” The statues themselves are 12-inch polymer sculptures painted to imitate bronze, using a method known as patina. The faux bronzing was even convincing enough to fool visitors to Beckwith’s studio. “I had a mailman come into the studio and he couldn’t believe the statues weren’t bronze until he picked one up and felt how light it was,” said Beckwith. Pieces such as the Hoka statues are personally signiﬁcant to Beckwith, who has a fascination with, and a deep respect for, Native American culture. “I think they had a better way of life than we do now,” said Beckwith, “…We get so egotistical about the progress we’ve made, but I don’t think it has all been for the best.” The award statues aren’t Beckwith’s ﬁrst foray into American Indian subject matter; he has also been commissioned by the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma to create a likeness of the revered Chief Piomingo. Whether a person is carving the features of a famous historical ﬁgure from a slab of clay or shooting a high concept, low-budget art ﬁlm, Beckwith encourages people to tap into their creative sides. “I think God smiles when you’re creative,” said Beckwith. “You’re happier, everything is better. It’s like the Christian idea of being reborn.” — Sam McClatchy
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Who’s Judging Whom? Our panel of esteemed judges select award winners in each category from nominees selected by the festival co-directors, based primarily on feedback from the volunteer screening committee. Narrative Features Category: Jack Barbera has taught courses in ﬁlm at the University of Mississippi since 1976 and has served as a judge at the Oxford Film Festival and the Magnolia Independent Film Festival in Starkville almost since their founding. His nine-minute ﬁlm, The Janitor, was screened at the Silver Images Film Festival in Chicago. Barbera has lectured on ﬁlm at several scholarly conferences, and published essays on ﬁlm including his most recent in Romance Monographs, “Uses of Elastic Space: The Vertigo Shot.”
Wayne Andrews has been involved with the arts for 25 years ranging from working with publishers, historic theatres, and cultivating events that capture the artistic identity of a region. In his role as Executive Director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council he works to promote the arts in the City of Oxford and Lafayette County. Joe York is a producer/director of documentary projects at the University of Mississippi’s Center for Documentary Projects. His documentary ﬁlms include Sorry, We’re Open, Saving Willie Mae’s Scotch House, and Whole Hog, among others. York also produces Highway 61 Radio which airs weekly on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and he is the author of With Signs Following: Photographs from the Southern Religious Roadside (University Press of Mississippi). Experimental Shorts Category:
Erik Jambor is the Executive Director of Indie Memphis, which saw record attendance for its 11th annual ﬁlm festival last October. A graduate of Florida State University’s Film School, Erik co-founded the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama and served as Director for its ﬁrst eight years, developing a festival that became a ﬁlmmaker favorite and served as a catalyst for the area’s ﬁlm community. He has served on a numerous festival juries, including Slamdance, South by Southwest, Atlanta and Nashville. James Rocchi currently writes for Cinematical.com, as well as the “What to See’ weekly feature and other columns for the website of American Movie Classics. He also writes theatrical and DVD reviews for Redbox. com and the ‘Rocchi’s Retro Rental’ column for The San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate.com. He’s the weekly reviewer for Minneapolis/St. Paul’s 93X radio. He’s written about pop culture and movies for publications like MSN Movies, Mother Jones and Metro Newspapers, and his past work includes positions as the ﬁlm critic for Netﬂix from 2001-2005 and the ﬁlm critic for San Francisco’s CBS-5 from 2005-2008. He’s a ‘Tomatometer” critic at Rotten Tomatoes, a member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics of America), LAFCA (Los Angeles Film Critic’s Association) and the OFCS (Online Film Critics Society).
Laura Antonow is the director of three educational travel programs at the University of Mississippi’s Division of Continuing Education – The Academic Traveler, Study USA and the New York Internship Experience. She continues to teach in the Department of Art as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Originally from Oxford, Laura returned in 1994 after receiving her B.S. from the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Texas at Arlington, and her M.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in New York City. While in New York, she also served as the chief lighting designer in the exhibitions department at the Guggenheim Museum. Locally, she has served as President of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, on the Powerhouse Steering Committee, and on the screening committee of the Oxford Film Festival. She currently serves on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Documentary Features Category:
Michael Jackson Chaney is a professor of Film and Television and Sound Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Prior to teaching he worked as a television producer in New York City for clients such as Hearst Publications, the Seagram Company, and the New York Times. He has been a consultant and special events programmer for the Savannah Film Festival since its inception in 1998.
Kim Voynar is Features Editor for Movie City News, where she writes two weekly columns and ﬁlm reviews, and blogs about ﬁlm, ﬁlm-related politics and feminist issues on her blog, Film Essent. Prior to Movie City News, she was a ﬁlm critic and managing editor of Cinematical for nearly four years.
Brooke White, originally from Hampstead, NH, received her BFA in 1999 from Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics in Printmaking and Photography and her MFA from Cornell University in Video and Photography. Brooke joined the
Ole Miss faculty in 2005. Her research has taken her to Africa, Europe, South East Asia and Latin America. Her work has been shown on both the international and national level in exhibitions and ﬁlm festivals. She has been the curator of the Oxford Film Festival’s Experimental Block since 2007.
Sponsors The Oxford Film Festival expresses its gratitude and appreciation to the following individuals and corporations:
Short Formats Category (Animated, Documentary, Narrative Shorts, Music Videos):
Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau
Alice Walker is a local artist and producer. Her ﬁlm, Glorious Mail, pre-screened during the 3rd Oxford Film Festival (2005) before playing numerous festivals around the South. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Board of Theatre Oxford. Sam Frazier, Jr. has been, a screener for the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival for the past six years in Birmingham, Ala., where he also resides. He has been a reviewer for Film Threat, and has made many short form ﬁlms, including Programming to Die For and From the Files of a Very Concerned Psychologist, which have screened at the Oxford Film Festival. Eric D. Snider is a freelance writer, critic, columnist, humorist, bon vivant, raconteur and man-abouttown. He was raised in Southern California, lived in Utah for 10 years, and now resides in beautiful Portland, Ore. He is a proliﬁc ﬁlm critic, if not a discerning or reliable one, reviewing some 300 movies a year, and he regularly covers the Sundance, Portland, CineVegas and South By Southwest ﬁlm festivals. His “Snide Remarks” humor column is published weekly at EricDSnider.com.
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Genre List Animated Shorts - Block = Sat., 6:00 p.m., Screen 1 Atencion al cliente The Cave: An adaptation of Plato's Allegory in Clay Eleven Roses Over the Hill Symphony Talon d'argile Way Home Zombie Gets a Date Documentary Features Altered by Elvis = Sat., 10:15 a.m., Screen 2 Bama Girl = Fri., 2:15 p.m., Screen 1 Crude Independence = Sat., 2:00 p.m., Screen 2 Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans = Fri., 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 Food Fight = Fri., 8:35 p.m., Screen 3 Full Moon Lightnin' = Sat., 5:20 p.m., Screen 2 Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong = Fri., 12:20 p.m., Screen 1 M For Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues = Sat., 3:45 p.m., Screen 2 Neshoba = Sat., 10:30 a.m., Screen 1 Of All The Things = Sat., 11:30 a.m., Screen 2 Playing Columbine = Sat., 10:00 a.m., Screen 3 Prom Night in Mississippi = Fri., 5:30 p.m., Screen 1 School Play = Fri., 2:40 p.m., Screen 2 Spitting Game: The College Hook Up Culture = Sat., 12:00 p.m., Screen 3 Documentary Shorts Best of the Wurst = Fri., 8:10 p.m., Screen 3 Coney Island's For The Birds = Fri., 2:20 p.m., Screen 2 Héroes: No Hacen Falta Alas Para Volar (Hero, Wings are not necessary to ﬂy) = Sat., 7:30 p.m., Screen 2 Mississippi Drug War Blues: The Case of Cory Maye = Sat., 10:00 a.m., Screen 1 Children’s Film Finn on the Fly = Sat., 12:30pm, Powerhouse Community Arts Center Experimental Shorts - Block = Sat., 1:45 p.m., Screen 3 Badlands Cataract Grand Wheel The Legacy of Cotton One Last Shock Portrait of a Filmmaker A Realistic Fear Sisters Strife of Tongues Victims Narrative Feature Ballast = Sat., 6:45 p.m., Screen 1; Sun., 2:00 p.m., Screen 1 Chasing the White Dragon = Fri., 9:20 p.m., Screen 1 Good Dick = Fri., 8:30 p.m., Screen 2 Gospel Hill = Fri., 7:30 p.m., Screen 1 Interplanetary (Work-in-progress screening) = Fri., 10:15 p.m., Screen 2 The Last Lullaby = Fri., 6:15 p.m., Screen 3 Luke and Brie Are on a First Date = Sat., 2:30 p.m., Screen 1 Make-out with Violence = Sat., 12:00 p.m., Screen 1 Night Crawlers = Sat., 6:30 p.m., Screen 3 Psycho Sleepover = Thur., 10:30 p.m. Rattle Basket = Fri., 2:00 p.m., Screen 3 The Stanton Family Grave Robbery = Fri., 4:15 p.m., Screen 3 Sunshine Cleaning = Thu., 8:15 p.m. Trucker = Sun., 2:00 p.m., Screen 1 Visioneers = Fri., 6:15 p.m., Screen 2 Narrative Short The Adventure = Fri., 8:00 p.m., Screen 2 Because There Are Things You Never Forget = Fri., 1:25 p.m., Screen 2
The Beekeepers = Fri., 1:35 p.m., Screen 3 Book Of Wisdom = Fri., 4:20 p.m., Screen 2 The Cursed Head of Elvis = Sat., 10:00 a.m., Screen 2 Double Decker Conﬁdential = Thur., 7:15 p.m. L’enfant perdue (The Lost Child) = Fri., 12:15 p.m., Screen 2 Excision = Sat., 3:30 p.m., Screen 3 Faithful Departed = Fri., 4:00 p.m., Screen 2 George & Karl = Fri., 4:05 p.m., Screen 2 Greener = Fri., 3:45 p.m., Screen 3 I Kicked Luis Gúzman in the Face = Fri., 12:00 p.m. Screen 1 I Saved The World From Global Warming! = Fri., 2:00 p.m., Screen 2 Made in Japan = Sat., 7:15 p.m., Screen 2 My Deer Friend = Fri., 5:00 p.m., Screen 2 Neland Circle = Fri., 5:15 p.m., Screen 2 Oedipus Rex = Fri., 5:45 p.m., Screen 2 Old Grace = Fri., 4:10 p.m., Screen 2 Padam = Fri., 1:40 p.m., Screen 2 Pelo Ouvido = Fri., 12:35 p.m., Screen 2 The Queue = Fri., 6:00 p.m., Screen 2 Schlimazel = Fri., 12:55 p.m., Screen 2 Sexy Thing = Fri., 2:00 p.m., Screen 1 Spielzeugland (Toyland) = Fri., 12:00 p.m., Screen 2 Stasis = Sat., 3:15 p.m., Screen 3 (Un)Wanted = Fri., 5:35 p.m., Screen 2 Waiting to Tingle = Sat., 2:00 p.m., Screen 1 The Wednesdays = Fri., 6:00 p.m., Screen 3 Mississippi Films Ballast = Sat., 6:30 p.m., Screen 1; Sun., 2:00 p.m., Screen 1 Chasing the White Dragon = Fri., 9:20 p.m., Screen 1 The Code: Episode 5 = Sat., 7:00 p.m., Screen 2 The Cursed Head of Elvis = Sat., 10:00 a.m., Screen 2 Double Decker Conﬁdential = Thur., 7:15 p.m. Faithful Departed = Fri., 4:00 p.m., Screen 2 Full Moon Lightnin’ = Sat. 5:20 p.m., Screen 2 The Legacy of Cotton = Sat., 1:45 p.m., Screen 3 (block) Lost Cause / Tyler Keith and the Preachers’ Kids = Sat., 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block) M For Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues = Sat., 3:45 p.m., Screen 2 Mississippi Drug War Blues: The Case of Cory Maye = Sat., 10:00 a.m., Screen 1 Neshoba = Sat., 10:30 a.m., Screen 1 Prom Night in Mississippi = Fri., 5:30 p.m., Screen 1 The 70s Song / Blue Mountain = Sat., 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block) Think of Me / Bobby Joyner and the Sundowners = Sat., 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block) Wink / Blue Mountain with Lyon Chadwick = Sat., 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 (block) Music Video - Block = Sat., 4:00 p.m., Screen 1 Change / Theory Clouds Cover Everything / New Radiant Storm King Crystal / Fresh I.E. Wilson Falling From Mars / Alyssa Suede Fighting Machines / New Intruders It’s Not About Qhat I Want, It’s What You Got / The Woggles Late Great Golden State / Mike Stinson Lost Cause / Tyler Keith and the Preachers’ Kids Perfect Day / Hoku The 70s Song / Blue Mountain Think of Me / Bobby Joyner and the Sundowners Wink / Blue Mountain with Lyon Chadwick The Code: Episode 5 = Sat., 7:00 p.m., Screen 2
Published on Apr 8, 2013
Printed guide to the 6th annual Oxford Film Festival. Contains schedule, film descriptions, profiles of panelists and judges, sponsor advert...