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Published on October 9th, 2019 | by TLV News


Free Screening of “Intruder in the Dust” Featured As Part of Faulkner Weekend

 As part of the celebration, A Literary Bit of Faulkner, Chancellor’s House and Oxford Film Festival invite you to enjoy a free screening of Intruder in the Dust, filmed and world premiered in Oxford, Mississippi in 1949. The film will play at 5 pm on Sunday, October 13 in the ballroom. Full cocktail service will also be available and donations can be made to the Cofield Room.

The movie is set in 1940s Mississippi as two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge. After the free screening, guest and author John Cofield will speak about Faulkner and the Cofield Collection.

A spokesporson for Chancellor’s House said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Oxford Film Festival to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the film Intruder in the Dust with a screening in our Grand Ballroom. Noted author and folk historian John Cofield will join us for the screening and to say a few words. This event falls during both ‘A Literary Bit of Faulkner’ weekend and the hotel’s first ‘Partners in the Arts Week,’ which will feature opening receptions/events for artists of varying mediums as well as live performances from our ‘Live in the Lobby Lounge Music Series.'”

The weekend is hosted by Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and Visit Oxford. Learn more about all events at oxfordarts.com. To reserve your free seats to the film, please go to oxfordfilmfest.com and select the Year Round Events tab or go directly to: https://oxffyearly.eventive.org/schedule/5d93c3130b584d002bb7c6b6

You can find the a full listing of events for A Literary Bit of Faulkner weekend HERE.

Documentary about Faulkner Household Screening Thursday, October 24
Food Film Fest Will Be Held On Sept. 17 at Old Armory Pavilion

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