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Published on February 18th, 2021 | by TLV News


New Mississippi Film “Texas Red” Comes to Oxford

True story of African-American Fugitive Arrives During Black History Month

On Thursday, February 25 and Saturday, February 27, 2021, a new feature film titled Texas Red will play at the drive-in movie theater, OFF to the Drive-In, located at the Cannon Lot, 100 Thacker Loop, in Oxford, Mississippi, courtesy of the Oxford Film Festival.

The film, not about Texas at all, is inspired by true events about an African-American man who ran from a posse in the cold winter of 1940 in Mississippi. Grammy-nominated blues artist Cedric Burnside from Holly Springs, Mississippi stars as Texas Red. The movie also features local Oxford actor Johnny McPhail. Thus far, the film has also been selected by the Durango Film Festival in Colorado and the Denton Black Film Festival in Texas

Texas Red is one of the twelve Western feature length films that Travis Mills produced and directed during 2020. Facing many obstacles including a global pandemic, Mills and his team still succeeded in their goal to complete filming on all twelve of these productions, four of which were filmed in Mississippi. The first, which premiered on January 15 and is now available on Amazon, is titled Bastard’s Crossing and features former Film Commissioner Ward Emling in the lead role. One of the twelve Westerns will be released each month this year, screened at local theaters, available to order on DVD, and eventually exhibited nationwide through Amazon. For more information about the series of films, please visit facebook.com/12Westerns

Tickets can be purchased at online here.

For all inquiries about Texas Red and the 12 Westerns, please contact Travis Mills at travismills@runningwildfilms.com

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