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Published on January 31st, 2018 | by Brittain Thompson


Oxford Film Festival Adds Two More Films to Massive Schedule

The 2018 Oxford Film Festival  has announced the the addition of two films to its schedule, with Ted Geoghegan’s Mohawk and Jake Mahaffy’s Midwinter joining the lineup, as well as the full details and participants of this year’s filmmaker panels. OFF also announced that the City of Oxford will issue an official proclamation naming February 5-11 “Oxford Film Festival Week” in celebration of the film festival’s 15th anniversary.

Geoghegan’s Mohawk is the latest film from the critically-acclaimed genre filmmaker (We’re Still Here). The film is set during the War of 1812, where a young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge. The film stars Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington, Noah Segan, and past OFF Hoka honoree Robert Longstreet, and has made a mark at a number of genre film festivals, like Fantasia. Geoghegan is set to attend and participate in a Q&A following the screening.

Mahaffy’s Midwinter focuses on a pregnant woman, who returns to her family’s empty cabin to spend time alone, only to find her estranged mother already there waiting for her. What begins as a tentative reunion on the shortest day of the year quickly turns dark. Memphis-based producer Adam Hohenberg will be in attendance and will take part in a Q&A after the film.

“As we ramp up for next week’s 15th Anniversary edition of the Oxford Film Festival, it’s exciting to add a couple very cool and provocative films, that also happen to feature female leads, to what was already a fantastic lineup,” said Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie AddingtonThe Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain was an associate editor of The Local Voice from 2015-2018, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, Mississippi.

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