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)
Matthew Graves, filmmaker with the University of Mississippi, will present his new hour-long film, “Rebels: James Meredith & the Intergration of Ole Miss,” at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Gertrude Ford Center. (September 28, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)
OXFORD TOWN – Last year, the Oxford Film Festival premiered Oxford’s first community film and it was a huge success — arguably, the most popular film of the entire festival. This year, Director Matt Graves continues the tradition by bringing the new community film, “The Show Must Go On,” to the forefront this weekend. Turn to Page 18 in this week’s special Film Festival issue to read a Q&A with Graves, penned by Oxford Town contributor Eliza McClure. (February 9, 2012, Page 18)
The 90-second film will be played at the end of half-time during Saturday’s game on the “jumbotron.” The 3D glasses will be placed on each seat in the stadium Friday night and Saturday morning by a local Boy Scout troop. The theme of the promo had been kept tightly under wraps until recently. However, a poster made to promote the event gives away some clues the film will feature Ole Miss athletes as giants.