IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Taylor kicks off its holiday season this Saturday with the annual Taylor Holiday Farmers’ Market and parade; the Yes Virginias holiday band re-forms; Synergy Brass Quintet plays two shows at the Ford Center; Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey wraps up the dismal Rebel football season; Author Robert Dalby’s new book “Piggly Wiggly Christmas” is reviewed; the Ford Center invites the entire community to its first Gingerbread Village; the Oxford Chamber of Commerce unveils its annual Shop Oxford campaign; and the UM Choral Department rings in the holiday season at the Ford Center. Click here to download the complete issue in PDF format. (December 2, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN — Oxford Film Freak takes a look at this year’s Gotham Independent Film Award Winners and what you should be sure to rent. (December 2, 2010, Page 15)
IN THIS WEEKS ISSUE: Pianist Christopher O’Riley play the Ford Center next Tuesday; Holiday films are introduced by the Oxford Film Freak; Blue Mountain is set to rock Proud Larry’s all weekend; Quirky OT columnist George Atkins gives helpful tips on the inevitable airport delay; VOX PRESS features an evening with Neil White and Louis Bourgeois on Nov. 30; and YAC’s annual holiday party approaches featuring its popular ornament auction benefitting the Arts Council. Click here and download the complete issue in PDF format. (November 25, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Several films coming out over the next month should put people in the holiday mood to sit in the theater and enjoy an eclectic mix of dramas, action, romance and comedy. Oxford Film Freak gives a break down of some soon to be holiday hits. (November 24, 2010, Page 6, 11)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Aquila Theatre Company brings Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the Ford Center; the University Museum will host its first Family Activity Day on Saturday, Nov. 13; the Thacker Mountain Trail system is dissected by Oxford Town Outdoor columnist Michelle McAnally; the Colorado band Signal Path will play Proud Larry’s; and the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its first Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 13. Click and download the complete issue in PDF format. (November 11, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford resident and former William Morris agent Sam Haskell recently announced to Variety that he had purchased the rights to Oxford resident Curtis Wilkie’s book, “The Fall of The House of Zeus.” Both men are friends with the subject of the book, Richard “Dickie” Scruggs the high profile attorney and also another Oxford resident whom was sentenced in June 2008 for trying to bribe a judge in a case involving legal fees. (November 11, 2010, Page 12)
Director Tate Taylor gave a little help to the local arts community when he purchased one of Taylor artist Bill Beckwith’s statues. Taylor was so impressed that he then also invited Beckwith down to the set of “The Help” being filmed in Greenwood. (October 18, 2010, Page 2a)
A film as much about a sense of place as it is about the relationships that occur over one vacation weekend in Memphis, “Open Five” is a quiet but beautiful film by Memphis filmmaker Kentucker Audley. Opening Indie Memphis next Thursday, the film will screen at 9 p.m. at the Playhouse on the Square.
For more on the festival, visit www.indiememphis.com.
Note: The printed edition stated today instead of Thursday, Oct. 21. (October 14, 2010, Page 11)
“The Oxford EAGLE: A Community Newspaper in the Internet Age” tells the story of the local paper amidst common industry reports of metro newspapers closing or cutting jobs. The film, made by Mykki Newton, will premiere at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Overby Center at the UM campus. (October 12, 2010, Page 2)
This is part of an occasional series where Oxford Film Freak will follow along with the inaugural Ole Miss Cinema Competition. This week several students discussed their projects that are contenders for the $500 production prize. (October 7, 2010, Page 13)