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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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2013 Oxford Film Fest offers lots for locals

The 2013 Oxford Film Festival set for this weekend will offers all types of films, but two areas – music and local films – will probably be of special interest to many of those attending the festival screenings. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the offerings, including this year’s community film project. (February 20, 2013, Page 4)

Oxford Film Festival features local touch

This weekend’s Oxford Film Festival, in its eighth year, will be featuring lots of films directed, produced and filmed locally and featuring local residents in the cast. There are a number of narratives and documentaries with the local touch as well as a couple of non-competing movies and works-in-progress. Editor Don Whitten talks about some of the must-see movies and warns that planning and early arrival is important. (February 9, 2011, Page 4)

Documenting Mississippi

Documenting Mississippi in 2010 meant examining topics ranging form post-oil spill living to green living with a little bit of Klan, strip tease and food mixed in. Oxford Film Freak takes a look at the Mississippi documentaries at this year’s Oxford Film Festival. (January 27, 2011, Page 11)

Oxford Film Festival unveils 2011 schedule

Oxford Film Festival recently announced its 2011 line up including 13 world premieres, three national premieres, 33 regional premieres, 10 Mississippi premiers and other spotlight films. The festival is scheduled for Feb. 10-13, 2011. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com  (January 6, 2011, Page 12)

York’s “Smokes and Ears” popular at Tupelo Film Festival

OXFORD TOWN – It would have to take something pretty special for me to become fascinated with pig ears. But then, Joe York’s documentaries typically fit the bill to give me a new perspective on a topic. His latest, “Smokes and Ears” played at the Tupelo Film Festival last weekend and took third place in the Best Documentary category. (May 20, 2010)

Crossroads Film Festival features locals

OXFORD TOWN – Local filmmakers and a bit of Oxford will be highlighted in Jackson this weekend at the 2010 Crossroads Film Festival. The festival kicks off Friday with Mary Warner’s “Thacker Mountain Radio: The Documentary.” The festival also includes a music video from Taylor’s Dent May and a short film by Joe York “Smoke and Ears.” For more information on the festival, visit www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com(April 15, 2010, Page 13)

Stories of home

Local filmmakers share Mississippi tales in this weekend’s Oxford Film Festival. Sarah Freeland Simonson took part in creating a film about the tradition of “dinner on the grounds.” Ferriday Mansel McClatchy worked on a short documentary about a tortilla-making family in New Albany, and Mary Warner worked with Joe York to expand her documentary on Thacker Mountain Radio. (February 5, 2010, Page 1B)

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