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Hollywood South revisits Oxford Film Festival 2012

OXFORD TOWN – Hollywood South syndicated columnist Jamie O’Quinn (pictured here) takes a fond look back at the 2012 Oxford Film Festival held last month at the Malco Studio Cinema. It’s her opinion that while the selection of films chosen for viewing (at OFF) is an integral part of a festival, it’s the people in attendance who are the greatest attraction. “From film producers, directors, screenwriters, musicians, actors, crew to volunteers, the interactions with these creative and passionate people remain the most intriguing part of the experience,” O’Quinn states in her column. Share O’Quinn’s memorable retrospective of this year’s film festival on Page 12 in Oxford Town issue No. 970. (March 15, 2012)

Quentin Tarantino hooks Oxonians

OXFORD TOWN – Current Oxford actor Johnny McPhail and former resident J.D. Evermore have been cast in the new Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” set to begin filming in January. Turn to Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to check out the Film Freak’s coverage of the two actors and this awesome honor. (November 10, 2011, Page 11)

‘The Hanging of Big Todd Wade’

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington is a sucker for film … any film … especially when it’s produced in Oxford and Lafayette County. Filmmaker Micah Ginn wrapped up the filming of his latest short comedy “The Hanging of Todd Wade” last week featuring approximately 70 Oxonians dressed in period costumes from the late 1800s and Addington was there with camera in tow. Check out her preview of the interesting day in the snow on the back cover of Oxford Town this week as she gives you a sneak peek of a feature scheduled for publication in The Oxford EAGLE on Feb. 10. (January 20, 2011, Page 16)

Oxford Ballet Presents the ‘Nutcracker Ballet’ this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Ballet presents its fourth version of the “Nutcracker Ballet” on Dec. 11-12 at the Ford Center. Artistic Director Genevieve Fortner has assembled a group of world class, nationally recognized dancers as well as local actors and dancers to fill the cast. Pages 8 and 12 has information and tons of photos by photographer Mike Stanton featuring the annual performance that has become an Oxford tradition. (December 9, 2010, Page 8, 12)

Oxford Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’

On Dec. 11 and 12 at 3 p.m. at the Getrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” starring several local actors as well as special guests. (December 1, 2010, Page 1)

Local actress hooked on movie-making

As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)

Thacker backers to stage radio play Thursday

To help raise funds for Thacker Mountain Radio and to kick off his eighth novel, “Infamous,” local author Ace Atkins is presenting a vintage radio-style serial with a host of local actors who will bring the book’s characters to life on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theater. Also featured in Oxford Town(April 21, 2010, Page 1)

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