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Published on September 16th, 2019 | by TLV News


Food Film Fest Will Be Held On Sept. 17 at Old Armory Pavilion

The Oxford Film Festival and Oxford Community Market have teamed up for a special one-night Food Film Festival on Tuesday, September 17 about 7 pm. The event is free but donations to both non-profits are encouraged. The regular farmer’s market will be held at the Old Armory Pavilion from 3–6:30 pm and the party will continue at 7 pm with free hot dogs, popcorn, and other treats for the movies. Chairs will be provided but bringing lawn chairs is encouraged.

“We are very excited to partner with the Oxford Film Festival on this project. OXCM’s mission is to support our farmers by generating interest in local food. A great way to do that is to find creative ways to partner with other organizations to build community and give people ways to get involved in supporting the local food system as well as our awesome film festival,” Betsy Chapman said.

The audience will get to decide the winning film by voting during the screening. A question and answer will be held with attending filmmakers after the screening.

Films highlighted that evening are as follows:

A Food Love Note
Director: Mary Stanton Knight
Run Time: 6:22 
A short doc about food, love, and what happens when you build a life around the two.
Restaurant co-owner Lauren Stokes was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease as a young child and grew up on a bland diet, longing to eat fresh vegetables, fruits, or even a seeded burger bun. Now, years later and able to enjoy food, Lauren and her husband John Stokes run an Italian eatery, Tarasque Cucina in Oxford, Mississippi.

Director: Tracy S. Facelli
Run time: 17:24
After Steve’s wife Natalie dies unexpectedly, he finds the last thing she did for him was to make his favorite dessert. 

Baking in Progress
Directors: Angela Rabin, Jerry J. Wilson, and Isaac Engelberg
Run Time: 4:40
Baking in Progress looks at the changing landscape of New Albany, Mississippi through the eyes of Sugaree’s Bakery, a  confectionery dedicated to building a more inclusive and accepting South.

Sweet Sorghum
Director: Jonathan Smith
Run Time: 08:58
Two sorghum molasses makers talk about what it is that drives them to grow the crop, maintain the antique equipment used to harvest and process, and then cook down the juice into sorghum molasses.

Oxford Food Film Festival 2019
Director: Kimberly Pearson
Run Time: 14:28
A look at one family and their food traditions.

Soul of the Kitchen
Director: Kat Hernandez
Run Time: 05:57
A Southern Foodways film.

Director: Zaire Love
Run Time: 07:53
A Southern Foodways film.

Pizza Roots & Routes: Milwaukee
Director: Daniel Lee Perea
Run Time: 10:30
An exploration of how the culture and immigrants of Milwaukee gave birth to the tavern style pizza which spread across the Midwest.

Grown From Here
Directors: Ellie Campbell and Caitlyn Richtman
Run Time: 04:57
Grown From Here is a profile of Oxford’s own Chicory Market, a full-service grocery with a mission of connecting local farmers and food producers with Oxford and Lafayette County, Mississippi, and surrounding communities.

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