Oxford Film Festival

Published on June 4th, 2020 | by TLV News


Oxford Film Festival Introduces “OFF to the Drive-In,” a New Drive-In Theater in Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford Film Festival continues to embrace and expand upon its role as the region’s film culture lifeline, by introducing the debut of its brand new OFF to the DRIVE IN with Ed Wood’s cult classic Plan 9 from Outer Space kicking off the drive-in on Thursday, June 11 and Loki Mulholland’s timely documentary The Evers about the family of slain Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers, shown on Friday and Saturday, June 12–13.

Presenting Sponsor Cannon Motors will host the screenings at the Cannon Lot located at 100 Thacker Loop.

Executive Director Melanie Addington said. “We are very excited to debut our OFF to the DRIVE IN film presentations, as I’m sure many of our locals are, ready to get out of the house and see some films while safely following CDC guidelines.

Most importantly in this climate and in Mississippi, highlighting the great Mississippi-produced film The Evers on the anniversary of Medgar Evers’ death is crucial to further the conversation to improve our lives. A special conversation will be included with the film from the family and director.”

The Evers
Director: Loki Mulholland
Country: USA
Running Time: 91 minutes

June 12 & 13 at 8 pm at Cannon Motors Lot (100 Thacker Loop)
Pre-purchases only

On June 12, 1963, an assassin’s bullet ended the life of Medgar Evers, the Field Secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. From the Emmy-winning director of “The Uncomfortable Truth” comes the incredible true story of one family’s unbreakable love and tragic sacrifice in the name of freedom for everyone. THE EVERS is a powerful testament of love, faith and family in the quest for a better world.

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Director: Ed Wood
Country: USA
Running Time: 79 minutes

June 11 at 8 pm at Cannon Motors Lot (100 Thacker Loop)
Pre-purchases only

Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible “Plan 9” into action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth, the lives of the living are in danger. Colorized restored edition!

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