Published on December 23rd, 2016 | by Brittain Thompson0
Free Screening of Local Film Glorious Mail at Shelter
Oxford, Miss. (TLV) – Marking the 10 year anniversary of Oxford local Alice Walker and Mississippi native JD Evermore‘s Glorious Mail, Shelter on Van Buren will be hosting a free screening of the film Friday, December 30 at 7 pm.
Glorious Mail is the story of a gay antique dealer and community theatre actor who causes a local and federal controversy with his new mailbox which was made by his lesbian artist friend, prompting a Jewish filmmaker to travel from NYC to the small town of Sinnaville to cover the story. Set in 2004, this hilarious Southern mockumentary explores tolerance and equality and celebrates gay marriage in Mississippi long before it was legal.
The cast list features several familiar names including the Bruce Butler and Susan McPhail, Oxford’s Favorite Townie Ron “Ronzo” Shapiro, and Oxford’s favorite comedian Bruce Butler.
This local film has garnered several awards. It was an Official Selection for the 2007 Bluegrass Independent Film Festival, the 2007 First Annual Long Beach Q Film Festival, and the 2007 Indie Memphis Film Festival. It was awarded Second Best Feature at the 2007 Appalachian Film Festival and Best Actor at the 2007 Birmingham SHOUT! Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and was the Winner of the True Grit Award for Best Feature at the 2007 Indie Grits Film Festival.
This will assuredly be a night of nostalgia and rejoicing in the progress Mississippi, as well as the nation, has made towards creating a tolerant and supportive world. Stop in an support local efforts.
“Does the world need another mockumentary? When it’s all about a mailbox shaped like a person bending over and taking the days correspondence in the rear, the answer is yes. . . Christopher Guest’s ‘Waiting for Guffman,’ an ode to the joys of small town drama, has finally spawned a kissing cousin.” -FilmStew.com