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)
IN THIS WEEKS ISSUE – The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet plays the Ford Center kicking off the 2010-11 season; OT columnist Jim Dees get a cassette tape ripped off; Author Tom Franklin’s new book “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” is reviewed; Tennessee musician Jennifer Niceley rolls into town for two shows; and Proud Larry’s hosts a benefit for the Highway 61 Blues Museum next week. Download the full issue in PDF format. (October 1, 2010)
A new film professor and new film competition at the University of Mississippi is helping kick off changes in the Department of Theatre Arts including a potential new film minor. (September 30, 2010, Page 12)
OXFORD TOWN – Memphis filmmaker Willy Bearden’s feature film starring Corey Parker, Julia Ewing, Hailey Giles and Savannah Bearden plays for one night only in Oxford at the Malco tonight. The story, set in Magnolia, Mississippi in 1946 follows a grief-stricken family who receive a visitor from the friend of a fallen soldier. The film was shot in Tupelo, Holly Springs and Memphis. For showtimes, visit www.malco.com (September 23, 2010, Page 12)