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Published on March 9th, 2017 | by TLV News


The Powerhouse screens “Best of Oxford Film Festival”

Oxford Film Festival is over but Oxford moviegoers can still catch the screenings of the “Best Of,” The Powerhouse will host a screening of six films March 16 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. the screening is free but donations are encouraged.  

The six films include Some Freaks, Firemax, Goodbye Neenaw, Otha Turner, Paco,
and Fox and the Whale, all six are Hoka winners at the 2017 festival.

Firemax, the first film to run, is an Oxford community film, written and directed by Rory Ledbetter.  The film is set and filmed in Oxford, and tells the story of what happens when there is no crime for a superhero to fight.  

The second film to run is Goodbye Neenaw, which won for Best Narrative Short. Directed by Donald Ian Black, Goodbye Neenaw follows a brother and sister traveling into the California mountains to scatter the ashes of their grandmother.

Also showing is winner of Best Mississippi Short Film Otha Turner. This short documentary takes place in Gravel Springs, Mississippi and digs into the archives to travel back to Labor Day 1978. Winner of Best New Media Paco will be the fourth film of the night to be shown at Best of Oxford.

The Fox and the Whale directed by Robin Joseph won the Hoka for Best Animation. The film is the tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale.  

The feature film Some Freaks won Best Narrative Feature Film and was directed by Ian
MacAllister-McDonald. The film to close out the event follows the love story of a one-eyed high school senior and a 250-pound girl and how their relationship plays out during college when Jill loses weight.

The total run time of this event is two hours and forty-four minutes with an intermission after the short films. Concessions and beer will be available for purchase. The event is free but donations are accepted. The films are friendly to families with some adult themes for 14 and up in Some Freaks. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com. The Local Voice Ligature

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