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Micah Ginn

Film fest crowds pack theaters

Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Malco movie theater during the annual Oxford Film Festival. In its ninth year, organizers were happy with the turnout and are already planning for next year’s 10th anniversary show. Read about the festival and see the list of winners in today’s EAGLE. (February 13, 2012, Page 1A)

Oxford, local actors ready for their close-up this weekend

This year’s community film project, “The Show Must Go On,” will feature about 130 Oxonians. The 25-minute dark comedy will be shown at various times this weekend during the Oxford Film Festival. For more about film, turn to today’s Oxford Living section on 1B. (February 10, 2012, Page 1B)

Community film director Matthew Graves interviewed

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)

Height lands local business owner part in community film

The community film, “The Hanging of Big Todd Wade,” debuts Saturday during the Oxford Film Festival. Get a sneak preview of director Micah Ginn’s newest project in today’s Oxford Living. (February 11, 2011, Page 1B)

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)

Mississippi movie storytellers abound

OXFORD TOWN – Most Mississippians are natural born storytellers. So, it comes as no surprise that this year’s Oxford FIlm Festival is chock full of creative narrative stories for the visual medium. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features Melanie Addington’s introduction to Mississippi’s narative stories coming to the Oxford Film Festival on Feb. 10. (February 3, 2011, Page 8)

‘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 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)

Ole Miss to show university’s first 3-D commercial

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.

(more…) (October 29, 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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