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)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Rooster’s Blues House plays host to the Joe Krown Trio on both Friday and Saturday; Scottish band The King’s Road plays a house concert on Friday; Lablemates Ingram Hill and the Benjy Davis Project play Proud Larry’s on Thursday, Sept. 16; and Outdoor Columnist Michelle McAnally turns us on to the Enid Lake Dam recreation site;. Download the entire issue in PDF format. (September 17, 2010)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – Austin, Texas rocker Alejandro Escovedo returns to Oxford, Off Square Books and Proud Larry’s on Tuesday, Sept. 14; The Gertrude Ford Center releases its exciting 2010-11 schedule, Sports columnist Steven Godfrey re-visits the Ole Miss Rebel football debacle last Saturday; Taylor Farmers’ Market rolls into Fall; and Thacker Mountain Radio features Mister Baby. Download the entire issue in PDF format. (September 10, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN –The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts brings classic Broadway, fun family shows and big-name performers to the University of Mississippi for the 2010-11 season. Singer Amy Grant (pictured) will perform on Friday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Additional Ford Series performances, all beginning at 8 p.m., include the musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” on Nov. 9, “Oklahoma!” on Nov. 19, “Forever Plaid” on Jan. 22 and “A Chorus Line” on March 26, just to name a few. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details of what could prove to be the most exciting and most anticipated season ever at the Gertrude Ford Center. (September 9, 2010, Page 5)
OXFORD TOWN – The Oxford Film Freak gets busy this week with her annual coverage of fall films — some coming to Oxford and some, unfortunately, not. Regardless, 3D films seem to rule the season as well as the return of some longtime favorites like Affleck and Willis. Turn to Pages 12 and 13 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and check out what could turn out to be a decent run for film this fall. Could “Jackass 3D” lead the way? Doubtful, but you should pick up an Oxford Town and read about it anyhow. (September 9, 2010, Page 12, 13)