FIRST STOP OF BEST OF OXFORD FILM FEST TOUR IS JACKSON
OXFORD, MS- Oxford Film Festival will travel to four Mississippi towns in June kicking off in Jackson on June 1, bringing the best films from the festival, which took place in February.
The screening on June 1 will take place at restaurant and brewery Hal & Mal’s from 7 to 9 p.m. The free screening is in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival and will showcase five films including Firemax, Otha Turner, All Are Welcome Here, Broken Paths and Shake Em On Down.
"We are so excited to take the Best of Oxford Film Fest tour around the state, "Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "I am also pleased to get to partner with Crossroads Film Society and Hal & Mals in Jackson.”
Donations for Oxford Film Festival and Crossroads Film Society will be accepted at the event.
LOGLINES & RUN TIMES
All Are Welcome Here is a short documentary on the Mississippi Coast's reaction to House Bill 1523 approved by Governor Bryant that gives people the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on their religious beliefs. The total run time for the film is 28 minutes and 26 seconds.
Broken Paths is a music video filmed in Brandon, Miss. Created by Stace and Cassie and J. B. Lawrence. The video is 4 minutes and 44 seconds.
The Oxford community film Firemax features superheroes in the town of Oxford with no crime to fight. The run time for this film is 10 minutes.
The short documentary Otha Turner digs into the archives to take us back in time to Labor Day 1978. In the late 1950’s, fife and drum legend Otha Turner began hosting annual Labor Day picnics at his property in Gravel Springs, Mississippi. The documentary runs for 6 minutes and 2 seconds.
Shake Em On Down tells the story of Mississippi Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues. The film is 56 minutes and 40 seconds long.