Published on June 12th, 2020 | by TLV News


Oxford Film Festival Presents 8th Virtual Film Festival Week: June 12–21


Oxford Film Festival offers another robust lineup of films for the summer, with two family films at OFF to the Drive-In with Julio Vincent Gambuto’s Team Marco on June 18, and Jim Henson’s beloved classic Labyrinth on June 19 and 20. Presenting Sponsor Cannon Motors will host the screenings at the Cannon Lot located at 100 Thacker Loop.

This week’s Virtual Art House offerings are highlighted by Tom Bean and Luke Poling’s documentary focusing on the one-of-a-kind participatory journalist, George Plimpton in Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, Daniel Karslake’s documentary on families struggling with the new world outlook on LGBTQ issues, For They Know Not What They Do, and Menelek Lumumba‘s animated drama, 1 Angry Black Man.

Nothin’ No Better

Oxford Film Festival’s 8th Weekly Virtual Film Fest puts local filmmaking front and center with Ben and Bo Powell’s film Nothin’ No Better which looks at the town of Rosedale, Mississippi. Two shorts programs include Project(ions), an experimental film program, as well as a Student Shorts program.

Executive Director Melanie Addington said. “From alumni films like Plimpton! that we can support with our Virtual Art House model, to one of my favorite films, Labyrinth, from Mississippian’s own Jim Henson, at OFF to the DRIVE-IN and hosting Miss Junteenth as well as providing free pizza from Dodo Pizza to create some sort of Juneteenth celebration for Oxford, to our Weekly Virtual Film Festival supporting artists from around the world, we are busy over at Oxford Film Festival shining a light on what makes our town truly special: the love of the arts.

Table read of “Phelandra” – Oxford FF 2020 Screenplay Winner
Live reading set for June 13 at 4 pm CST

“Phelandra” – Oxford FF 2020 Screenplay Winner

A comedic thriller about an SAT tutor who’s hired by a wealthy woman to murder her husband’s houseplant. It’s about how we choose to spend our time, how possessive we are of other people’s time, and how dangerous and seductive the phenomenon of “novelty” can be. More information on the film project’s progress can be found on Instagram (@jonnymarblesfilms) or at www.jonnymarblesfilms.com.

The reading includes: 
Madeline Wise (HBO’s Crashing), Jonathan Marballi (House of Cards, Broad City) Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager), and other special guests.

The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new, and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com

Read more about each film / block here:

OFF to the Drive-In
Mississippi Film Presentation: Nothin’ No Better
Short Film Program: Project(ions)
Short Film Program: Student Shorts
Virtual Art House

Oxford Virtual Film Festival Virtual Week 8: Virtual Art House
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