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Thursday, February 9
 

6:00pm

Thacker Mountain Radio

The Oxford Film Festival and Thacker Mountain Radio -- a live, unrehearsed broadcast out of Oxford that features literary readings and an eclectic mix of musical performances to “cheering, footstomping,
applauding spectators” -- have teamed up to celebrate a weekend of movies with an opening night extravaganza.

Hosted by Jim Dees
Guests to be announced


Thursday February 9, 2012 6:00pm - 7:15pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

6:00pm

Afrissippi

Performance is not included with Music Festival pass. Admission for Thacker Mountain Radio/Oxford Film Festival opening night fundraiser must be purchased.

Guelel Kumba, Eric Deaton, Justin Showah, Kinney Kimbrough

From desert trance marches to fisherman chanteys, Afrissippi channels ancestral African boogies & today's Mississippi hill country groove through the Delta Recording style to give birth to a brand new sound. Super Chikan Johnson said it best when he declared, "It's like the blues trying to be born!"


Thursday February 9, 2012 6:00pm - 7:15pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

6:00pm

The Yalobushwackers

The Yalobushwackers are the house band for Thacker Mountain Radio. Performance is not included with Music Festival pass. Admission for Thacker Mountain Radio/Oxford Film Festival opening night fundraiser must be purchased.

Duff Dorough, Mark Yacovone, Slade Lewis, Wallace Lester



Thursday February 9, 2012 6:00pm - 7:15pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

6:00pm

Young Buffalo

Performance is not included with Music Festival pass. Admission for Thacker Mountain Radio/Oxford Film Festival opening night fundraiser must be purchased.

Ben Yarbrough, Jim Barrett



Thursday February 9, 2012 6:00pm - 7:15pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

7:30pm

The Show Must Go On

Second Annual Oxford Community Film

During a performance of a community theatre's murder mystery play, an actor is actually killed. With a state arts commissioner in attendance to determine future funding for the theatre, the cast and crew have no choice but to continue with the show.


Directed by

Thursday February 9, 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

8:30pm

Effie Burt

Jazz, Soul, Adult Contemporary and Gospel



Thursday February 9, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

9:30pm

Jimmy Phillips and the Ruminators

Jimmy Phillips, Ben Johnson, Jamison Hollister, Bub Branton


Thursday February 9, 2012 9:30pm - 10:30pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

11:30pm

The Eric Deaton Trio (feat. Kent Kimbrough, son of Junior Kimbrough)

Thursday February 9, 2012 11:30pm - 11:45pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

11:45pm

Young Buffalo

Ben Yarbrough, Jim Barrett



Thursday February 9, 2012 11:45pm - Friday February 10, 2012 12:30am
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655
 
Friday, February 10
 

10:00am

Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary films capture a moment in time.  They tell a story.  They tell someone else’s story.  They reveal truths, challenge assumptions, and often compel audiences to take action.  They serve as a record for history.  Whether their films reflect the news or make the news, documentary filmmakers face many issues and challenges. Can that archival image or recording be used? Is it fair use?  What about the rights of publicity?   Documentarians and lawyers discuss the challenges and legal pitfalls of making documentary films.

Andy Harper (moderator), Joe York, Will Wilkins, Ryanne Duffie.



Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

Frontman

When the former frontman of 'Stanley and the Knives' suddenly dies, his old friends and band mates are forced back together after twenty-five years apart. Cracks soon start to appear in their relationships and it becomes clear why they split up in the first place. Frontman is a musical journey of five strangers, becoming friends for the second time. Regional Premiere.


Directed by
BH

Ben Hyland

Filmmaker


Friday February 10, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:15pm

Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

The Churchteam, arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America, has taken millions from casinos in their short existence. But since every team member is a Christian and some are pastors, there is a constant battle to answer this question: How can you be Christian and play blackjack for a living? Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by

Friday February 10, 2012 12:15pm - 2:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Ballerina

Frank Gross seems to be a man who has it all: a quiet home in the suburbs, a good job, a daughter who loves him. Then, on a day much like today, there comes a knock at a door and his orderly world slides sideways into the darkness beyond what we know. Ballerina is a provocative, thoughtful drama about love, time, what we can prevent, and what we can't no matter how much we might want to.

17 minutes

Mississippi Premiere


Directed by

Friday February 10, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Hellion

Little seven-year old Petey falls prey to his older brothers' hellion ways. Regional Premiere. (World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012).


Directed by

Friday February 10, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Terrebonne

Set on the imperiled coast of Louisiana, Terrebonne is the meditative story of a brother and sister who encounter unexpected trouble when they venture deep into the swamp in search of the mythic ivory-billed woodpecker. Filmed partially in Mississippi. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

The Birthday Present

For her ninth birthday Joey's parents (Sean Bridgers and Joey Lauren Adams) think they've gotten her “what  every little girl wants.” But her real birthday wish is about to come true in an unexpected way.

16 minutes

Mississippi Premiere




Friday February 10, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Fatakra

Naveen left India to chase his dreams in America. Today, three years and a recession later, his wife and son join him.


Directed by
SM

Soham Mehta

www.sohammehta.com | www.shunyatheatre.org


Friday February 10, 2012 12:30pm - Saturday February 11, 2012 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Ms. Marvel's Day Off

What does a super heroine do when she's not working? Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 12:30pm - Saturday February 11, 2012 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

The Orderly

The Orderly is a comedy set in the early 1950s about a timid orderly that finds himself late for his first day of work and his first assignment: transporting two psychiatric patients to another facility 8 hours away, with only 6 hours to get them there. With each minute and mile that passes, Norville desperately struggles to keep his own sanity along this tense, bizarre and chaotic ride. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

2:00pm

Spears Brothers

Access to VIP Tent is restricted to sponsors and invited guests.



Friday February 10, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
VIP Tent

2:15pm

Awaken the Dragon

A short documentary exploring the unknown world of dragon boating, the world's largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20 plus a drummer and a steers person. The film allows the audience to travel to three areas of the United States to discover the hidden sport to absorb the gripping visuals, sounds, and feelings that come with dragon boat racing.

18 minutes

Regional Premiere


Directed by

Friday February 10, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:15pm

Cardboard Titanics

Delusional people build, row, and race boats made solely of cardboard and duct tape in an insane effort to recapture the American dream.

10 minutes


Directed by
SF

Sam Frazier, Jr.

Desperate To Be Different Productions
I make comedic short documentaries of intelligent & successful people doing stupid things for no apparent reason (except that it's really fun).



Friday February 10, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:15pm

Irma

Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women's professional wrestling. Filmed in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, a notorious district of Mexico City, Irma contradicts everything we have come to expect from stories reported from Mexico. Featuring music written and performed by Ms. Gonzalez, Irma's story surges with love and deceit, masculine strength, feminine charms, and an extraordinary sense of humor. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by

Friday February 10, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:15pm

Saint

One man's quest to re-masculate Jesus. World Premiere.


Directed by

Friday February 10, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:15pm

The New Debutantes

Ms. Pat knows growing up isn't easy. She hopes her class in social etiquette gives kids the skills to make it. World Premiere.


Directed by
JT

Jarratt Taylor

i'm a pisces!!! | | i also produce short social documentaries.



Friday February 10, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:15pm

Training Wheels

At the age of 6, after a devastating encounter with a pile of garbage, Tommy decided that learning how to ride a bicycle just wasn't worth it. Now, fifteen years later, 21-year-old Tommy Kha is rethinking that decision. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:25pm

Cellmates

Leroy Lowe (Tom Sizemore), grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan, confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden Merville (Stacy Keach) chooses Emilio, a Hispanic field worker (Héctor Jiménez), to be his cellmate.

1 hour 25 minutes

Regional Premiere


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 2:25pm - 4:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

2:30pm

Screenwriting

You have a story to tell. You think it could make a great movie or TV show. Now what? Join our panel of working screenwriters tell their stories of bringing their pages to the screen. Alan Arrivée (moderator), Chris Offut, Tanya Wright.

Unfortunately, Joey Lauren Adams (listed in our printed program) is unable to attend this year's festival.



Friday February 10, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:00pm

David Shirley

Access to VIP Tent is restricted to sponsors and invited guests.



Friday February 10, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
VIP Tent

3:30pm

Secret Screening: Bunker (preview) and Holiday Road

The identity of the secret screening has been revealed!

1. Bunker (sneak preview screening). Directed by Kim Voynar. 12 minutes. Narrative Short.
A pacifist married couple in their late 20's spends an evening at their Seattle home, where they can't keep a plant alive or a fish tank clean of algae, pondering what it means to be the grown-up. On the eve of their anniversary, they imagine their preparedness for dealing with the aftermath of revolution ... or a real zombie apocalypse. Would their love survive? Would they buy guns? And most importantly, in an apocalyptic situation ... would they eat meat?

2. Holiday Road. Directed by Todd Berger (The Scenesters, OFF 2010), Bill Palmer, Bobby Miller, Daron Nefcy, Benny Grinnell, Ian Eastin, Mary McIlwain, Aaron Arendt, Michael Suter, Dee Robertson, Doug Manley, Helena Wei, Andrew Putschoegl. 72 minutes. Narrative Feature.
The spirit of the holidays is showcased in this feature length anthology of 12 separate comedy short films written and directed by 13 of today's hottest up and coming independent writer/directors. Premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival to a packed audience.


Friday February 10, 2012 3:30pm - 5:45pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

4:15pm

The Show Must Go On

Second Annual Oxford Community Film

During a performance of a community theatre's murder mystery play, an actor is actually killed. With a state arts commissioner in attendance to determine future funding for the theatre, the cast and crew have no choice but to continue with the show.


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

4:15pm

After-School Special

A man and a woman have an awkward encounter at an indoor playground in this Neil LaBute penned slice-of-life starring Sarah Paulson and Wes Bentley.

10 minutes

Mississippi Premiere


Directed by

Friday February 10, 2012 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

4:15pm

Bathing and the Single Girl

A raw and irreverent comedic look at the unspoken horrors of dating and bathing with younger men.

11 minutes

 



Friday February 10, 2012 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

4:15pm

The Last Payphone in Los Angeles

A day in the life of a busy Los Angeles payphone. World Premiere.




Friday February 10, 2012 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

4:45pm

Dean Faulkner Wells: Interviewed for Les Carnets de Route

Dean Faulkner Wells (1936-2011) was the daughter of Dean Swift Faulkner, William Faulkner’s youngest brother, and Louise Hale.  As her father died in a plane crash months before her birth, her famous uncle raised her as a daughter in Oxford, Mississippi, where she lived most of her life. Dean collected and retold the ghost stories that her uncle “Pappy” used to tell, as well as write her own stories, including stories for children. She and her husband Larry Wells ran Yoknapatawpha Press, a regional publishing house.  Several months before her untimely death in July 2011, she gave what would be her last interview to François Busnel, host of the French television show La Grande Librairie (The Great Bookstore) for his monthly literary series, Les Carnets de Route (Road Journals).

30 minutes



Friday February 10, 2012 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

5:00pm

How to Cheat

Mark's decided to do something bad.


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

5:45pm

To Live and Die in Avoyelles Parish

The latest documentary from the Southern Foodways Alliance details a different hog-roasting celebration: the Cochon de Lait Festival. The annual Mother's Day tradition sees some 30-odd hogs hoisted up on metal racks that resemble giant coat hangers and cooked for several hours near a roaring blaze. The results, named for the suckling pigs that often are used in the recipe, are tender white flesh encased in the crispy skin known as “cracklin.”


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

6:00pm

LA Comedy Shorts Festival 2011 Best of the Fest

The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is currently the largest comedy film festival in the United States, presenting four, funny-packed days of screenings, parties, and panels, plus a star-studded red carpet awards event.  Co-founded by Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal, Special Agent Oso, Malcolm in the Middle), L.A. Comedy Shorts attracts heavyweights from the world of comedy. Major sponsors include Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow’s website ‘FunnyOrDie.com’, Cartoon Network, Atom.com and “Atom TV” on Comedy Central, and Freemantle’s Atomic Wedgie.  Sit back and enjoy some of the best that 2011 has to offer, and we'd love to see you in L.A. this April!  lacomedyshorts.com

2011 BEST OF FEST
WROARF:  Support a recession-hit American family for just four hundred dollars per day, plus tax.
Karl Mulberry:  Set against a world of roller blades, water balloons, and accordions, KARL MULBERRY is a comedy about a conflicted sixteen year old boy who needs a father, but doesn't want to lose his mother.

Dates on Tape: Kevin Spacey, a man of many talents, is single and ready to mingle. Watch as he tells you a little about his best...attributes.

The Interview:  The last man on earth tries to get a job from the second-to-last man on earth.

Adoption Agency:  Before Kim Jong Il (REX LEE from HBO's Entourage) can adopt an American baby worthy enough to take over his empire, he must first charm the panel of interviewers at the adoption agency.

4 Pounds:  Over the course of four life changing weeks, an actor focuses his considerable will on the goal of losing some weight. As the people in his life try to dissuade him from his ruinous path, he ignores them in his headlong rush towards self destruction.
Dik:  A concerned father of a six year old takes it the wrong way.

What Up Little Kid:   A music video dedicated to all the little kids out there.

Bear Force One:  Two eager, naive guys pitch their idea for the movie 'Bear Force One' to a Hollywood executive. While leaving Alaskan bearcountry, bears take over the President's airplane, and now it's up to the Commander in Chief, a secret service guard, and a flight attendant to regain control at 30,000 feet in this satire of airplane/hijacking films.


Friday February 10, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

6:15pm

Happy

Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

7:00pm

Perfection

Kristabelle, still living with her mother, cuts herself to feel alive but when she meets Simon, a newly sober British stand-up comic, their unlikely romance proves that love can be more than skin deep. World Premiere.


Directed by


Friday February 10, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

8:00pm

Red Moon

Red Moon chronicles the life and times of famed submarine commander, Alexei Ovechkin, Russian hero and hapless werewolf. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by
avatar for Jimmy Marble

Jimmy Marble

I love making soup and cake. | | I also direct movies and music videos with my friends www.siroccoresearchlabs.com. We live together in Los Angeles, CA, and enjoy collaborating together every day.


Friday February 10, 2012 8:00pm - 8:20pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

8:15pm

Fresh Skweezed

Maggie, a street smart 11 year old, is stifled by a shaky home-life and constant torment from the neighborhood bully. With a fair share of moxie and a talent for the hustle, this little spitfire is fighting for more than just stability in her turbulent surroundings. Her life's turned sour and she has no choice but to make a stand. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by
avatar for Ben Rednour

Ben Rednour

I've noticed a direct correlation to my drinking & the number of times I've been tasered in the workplace.


Friday February 10, 2012 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

8:20pm

Dick Night

Rachel hasn't been out of the house since being left at the altar two months ago, but some rebound sex tonight and she'll be over Mark for good... if she can just deal with the vampires at her door.

1 hour 22 minutes

Mississippi Premiere


Directed by

Friday February 10, 2012 8:20pm - 10:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

8:30pm

Child Star

Friday February 10, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

8:30pm

Machine Gun Kelly and the G-Men

Alt Country

Kelley Norris, Tim Burkhead, Jesse Pinion, Ben Yarbrough



Friday February 10, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Proud Larry's 211 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

8:45pm

Butterfly Rising

When her brother dies, singer Lilah Belle (McGhee Monteith) embarks on a road trip to escape her grief, but not before coaxing Rose Johnson (Tanya Wright), the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia, to go with her. These two broken souls steal a vintage truck and head out on the open road to a fated encounter with the mythical, magical 'Lazarus of the Butterflies'. What occurs with the strange Butterfly Man transforms their destinies and binds the women together" forever.

1 hour 32 minutes

Mississippi Premiere


Directed by
TW

Tanya Wright

I am the Master of my Fate. I am the Captain of my Soul. Plays the role of Deputy Kenya Jones on HBO's TRUE BLOOD. Author of BUTTERFLY RISING, writer director of movie of the same name. Dog named Macarena (yes, like the dance, LOL!). LOVES dark chocolate, pizza, anything and everything Asian (Chinese! Japanese! Thai!). Grew up in the Boogie Down (Bronx, that is). Author of the book, BUTTERFLY RISING (deemed one of the 'finest debut novels... Read More →



Friday February 10, 2012 8:45pm - 10:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

9:30pm

Silas Reed and Da'Books

Electro/Soul/Jazz/Rock

Silas Reed, IV, Eric Todd Leslie, Joe Messina. Bryan Davis



Friday February 10, 2012 9:30pm - 10:30pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

9:30pm

The Minor Adjustments

Friday February 10, 2012 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Proud Larry's 211 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

10:30pm

DJ D-Wade
Friday February 10, 2012 10:30pm - 11:00pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

10:30pm

The Congress

Friday February 10, 2012 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Proud Larry's 211 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

11:00pm

Break-beat Pre Show
Friday February 10, 2012 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

11:30pm

Shooting Out the Lights

Rock

Joseph Nettles, Andy Thompson, Zach Thompson, Max Hipp, Beau Bourgeois


Friday February 10, 2012 11:30pm - Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30am
Proud Larry's 211 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

11:45pm

Break-beat (feat. DJ Brendan Rich and Tim Burkhead)
Friday February 10, 2012 11:45pm - Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30am
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655
 
Saturday, February 11
 

10:00am

Back in Oxford

A student documentary exploring the underground rap culture in Oxford, Miss. An interesting view of this small town, told through a lens many people are not familiar with.

16 minutes

World Premiere



Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

10:00am

On the Porch with T-Model Ford

Punk rock musician Tyler Keith interviews bluesman T-Model Ford about his life and music on a porch before a show in Mississippi. World Premiere.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

10:00am

Proud Larry's: In Between the Scenes

Proud Larry's is a great window into the Oxford Scene's past and in its future. This short film highlights past memories of Oxford music scene veterans as well as those who are shaping the scene today. The music featured is provided by Oxford's own Balance. World Premiere.




Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

10:00am

The Beacon

The Beacon is the story of a 52 year old diner, an Oxford, Mississippi institution. It is a place full of colorful characters and stories, fiercely loyal customers and employees, and deep ties to the South's complicated past.

15 minutes

World Premiere


Directed by
AO

Abby Olivier

Camilla, Aristede, and I are so fortunate to have been selected to participate in the Oxford Film Fest! I am excited to share the love for the Beacon which I now have after making this film! | | "It is our inward journey that leads us through time – forward or back, seldom in a straight line, most often spiraling. Each of us is moving, changing, with respect to others. As we discover, we remember; remembering, we discover; and most... Read More →



Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

10:00am

Year of Our Lord on Thacker Mountain Radio

T.R. Pearson speaks about the Year of Our Lord, a book he made with Langdon Clay about Lucas McCarty and the Moorhead Trinity House of Prayer. Lucas and the church choir perform after Pearson's tale of how and why the book was made. World Premiere.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

10:00am

Yokna

Yokna looks at the sustainable agriculture movement in Oxford, MS by focusing on Yokna Bottoms Farm six miles south of town. Through documenting the farm's second Spring growing season, the film shows how the farm and community have a reciprocating influence on each other. World Premiere.



Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

10:00am

Perfection

Kristabelle, still living with her mother, cuts herself to feel alive but when she meets Simon, a newly sober British stand-up comic, their unlikely romance proves that love can be more than skin deep. World Premiere.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

10:00am

Financing Your Independent Film

You have a great idea for your film.  The crew is lined up.  You’ve even got a cast in mind. People have offered to help you pay for things. Now what?  Do you form a new company?  Bring in partners?  Sell stock?  What states have the best incentives?  Join us for a panel discussion on the best way – practically and legally – to finance your film.

Steve Beckman, Shawnessy B. Howell, Jeff Begun.



Saturday February 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Sonny

The historic Mississippi River town of Helena in the Arkansas Delta, is the home of the longest running blues radio show in the world. The King Biscuit Time blues show, which began in 1941 has featured 'Sunshine' Sonny Payne as the DJ since 1951. World Premiere.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - Sunday February 5, 2012 12:25pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Birdboy

Little Dinky starts a new day on her way to school with her beloved father, but a terrible industrial accident is going to change her life forever. Based on the graphic novel PSICONAUTAS by Alberto Vázquez.

13 minutes




Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15am
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

The Show Must Go On

Second Annual Oxford Community Film

During a performance of a community theatre's murder mystery play, an actor is actually killed. With a state arts commissioner in attendance to determine future funding for the theatre, the cast and crew have no choice but to continue with the show.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

5 Minutes Each

A tale of the hermitic life of artists, who are enclosed in their own world of ideas, striving to create the epochal masterpiece. Even if they succeed, the image they create is the reflection of themselves. And with the same fervor, they repeat the process in endless cycles.

10 minutes        


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Dance in B minor

The animation is a simple love story about a man and a woman from the two conflicting communities in the divided island of Cyprus. Obstacles in their environment are making their coming together difficult. However, the couple is determined to reach each other.

4 minutes


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Entanglement

A turbulent journey of unrequited love set in the garden of one's subconscious.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Gilded Age Gladiator

An animated documentary that recounts the career of 19th century boxer John L. Sullivan. Using animated characters, the film details Sullivan's rise from barroom brawler to America's first sports celebrity. The film highlights Sullivan's 1889 battle for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, an epic 75-round bout that was covered by the international press despite the fact that it was an illegal bare-knuckle fight. It was the last title bout fought under bare-knuckle rules, marking the turning point in boxing's transition from outlaw entertainment to respectable sport.




Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Spirit of the Bluebird

Using spray paint on a garage where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally murdered in 1999, Cree artist Jesse Gouchey paints a large scale animation of a bluebird in flight. The beauty and freedom of the bluebird's motion is contrasted with remembrances of Gloria's surviving family members, who give an emotional glimpse of a woman lost to violence and the injustice of the legal system.


Directed by
XC

Xstine Cook

I'm a Canadian artist, based in Calgary, Alberta, a few hours above Montana. I've driven to Mississippi from here. Three times. A mask and puppet maker and experimental theatre artist for over 20 years, I now include film making in my art practice. | | I have a wicked profile pic, but I can't post it without getting Facebook involved. And really, aren't they involved enough already? | |


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

The Owl Who Had a Wish Tangled to His Foot

A heartwarming story about being an outcast, friendship and owls.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Dwellings

Over time, two houses slowly destroy each other.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 12:00pm - 3:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:25pm

William Tyler: Behold the Spirit

William Tyler invites you to explore his music through his own thoughts, words, and images. World Premiere.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:25pm - 12:50pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

The Fifty-Nine Team

The Fifty-Nine Team is a detailed look into the personalities and stories behind one of the greatest college football teams ever assembled.  With over 30 interviews, archival footage, and rarely seen film clips and photos, you'll learn first-hand the highs and lows of this heralded national-championship squad.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:30pm

Ballerina

Frank Gross seems to be a man who has it all: a quiet home in the suburbs, a good job, a daughter who loves him. Then, on a day much like today, there comes a knock at a door and his orderly world slides sideways into the darkness beyond what we know. Ballerina is a provocative, thoughtful drama about love, time, what we can prevent, and what we can't no matter how much we might want to.

17 minutes

Mississippi Premiere


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Fatakra

Naveen left India to chase his dreams in America. Today, three years and a recession later, his wife and son join him.


Directed by
SM

Soham Mehta

www.sohammehta.com | www.shunyatheatre.org



Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Hellion

Little seven-year old Petey falls prey to his older brothers' hellion ways. Regional Premiere. (World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012).


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Ms. Marvel's Day Off

What does a super heroine do when she's not working? Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

Terrebonne

Set on the imperiled coast of Louisiana, Terrebonne is the meditative story of a brother and sister who encounter unexpected trouble when they venture deep into the swamp in search of the mythic ivory-billed woodpecker. Filmed partially in Mississippi. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:30pm

The Birthday Present

For her ninth birthday Joey's parents (Sean Bridgers and Joey Lauren Adams) think they've gotten her “what  every little girl wants.” But her real birthday wish is about to come true in an unexpected way.

16 minutes

Mississippi Premiere



Saturday February 11, 2012 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:50pm

Rhino Resurrected

“Go to Rhino Records on Westwood Boulevard…” – Wild Man Fischer.

Rhino Resurrected is the iconoclastic story of a ramshackle little record store that became a hub of hardcore music misfits, a launching pad for influential music careers, and a groundbreaking and irreverent record label revered by music lovers worldwide. The inspiration for the film came last spring when the founder of Rhino, Richard Foos, opened a “pop-up” record store that tried to re-create the “Rhino” vibe and quickly turned into a celebration of and elegy for a music culture that’s all but lost. The film features killer live performances from Richard Thompson, Mike Watt, Peter Case, Little Willie G and thee Midnighters, Dr. Demento, Temple City Kazoo Orchestra and so much more – it’s a must see for any music fan!

Regional Premiere.


Directed by
avatar for Keith Shapiro

Keith Shapiro

Truly independent director Keith Shapiro doesn’t like to take NO for an answer so he continues to make films he wants to see, his way, on passion fueled budgets. A lifetime lover of music and film, he decided it would be best to combine the two. | | Growing up under the grey but nurturing skies of Pittsburgh, PA, he went west to Los Angeles in the booming late 90s and liked what he saw. He’s worked steadily as a director, editor... Read More →



Saturday February 11, 2012 12:50pm - 2:30pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

1:20pm

The Show Must Go On

Second Annual Oxford Community Film

During a performance of a community theatre's murder mystery play, an actor is actually killed. With a state arts commissioner in attendance to determine future funding for the theatre, the cast and crew have no choice but to continue with the show.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

Gin Gin and Eric

Access to VIP Tent is restricted to sponsors and invited guests.


Saturday February 11, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
VIP Tent

2:00pm

The Fifty-Nine Team

The Fifty-Nine Team is a detailed look into the personalities and stories behind one of the greatest college football teams ever assembled.  With over 30 interviews, archival footage, and rarely seen film clips and photos, you'll learn first-hand the high


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

Expiration Date

A young student is forever changed when an expired cup of ramen noodles enters his life.


Directed by
FF

Felicity Flesher

I am an Oxford, MS native and sophomore Cinema and Media Studies major at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. | | | | Expiration Date is my first short film. I made it over the summer during an internship at Ole Miss.


Saturday February 11, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

2:00pm

Humble Circumstances

Three long distance friends are looking to reunite on a camping trip but need a few more supplies. A young woman, a gas station attendant, is looking to close her store for the night but is held up by a would-be thief. Through a winding unfolding of events their worlds collide and will inevitably end in bloodshed.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

2:00pm

Man at the Door

When a middle class white woman, who has recently separated from her husband and moved to Chicago, goes downstairs to her apartment lobby with a UPS slip in hand, she finds an illegal Mexican laborer at her doorstep, bleeding from a stab wound and begging to be let in. The decision she makes forces her to face the dangers of the city and its seemingly alien inhabitants.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

2:00pm

The Ninth Floor

Alex Embers, a despondent young man, experiences recurring dreams about an imaginary lover in the midst of WWII. Alex feels he must help her. When his dreams and reality become intertwined, he is faced with the decision of leaving the meaningless world he has always known for a chance to save the only girl he has ever loved.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

2:15pm

Patriot Guard Riders

The suffering of soldiers and their families is largely invisible to most Americans. But not to the Patriot Guard Riders, a 200,000 strong motorcycle group who attend military funerals to honor the fallen, and to protect grieving families from the Westboro Baptist Church, who descends on the funerals to harass them. Regional Premiere.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

Confederate Buddha

Music by Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition




Saturday February 11, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

Fall Apart

Music by the Cooters


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

Positions in Space

Music by Ashley W.


Directed by
AW

Ashley W.

Singer/Songwriter (Ashley W.), Film Composer (Gypsy Heart), Punk Drummer (Astrocasket), Poet and overall hoopy frood.



Saturday February 11, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

2:30pm

The Road Less Traveled

Music by Jake Wood


Directed by
DL

Daniel Lee Perea

WATCH THE GYPSY HEART TRAILER HERE: | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1hVCKd4dUs | Official Facebook: www.gypsyheartmovie.com | | Ok there's a box that said "write something about yourself." So I says to myself "Ok I'll write something." I am the Deep South's answer to both Glenn Danzig AND Roger Corman. I am ordained in 8 religious organizations. And I am THAT DAMN GOOD. | | | | | | | | The jack of all... Read More →



Saturday February 11, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

3:00pm

Love Cannon

Access to VIP Tent is restricted to sponsors and invited guests.



Saturday February 11, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
VIP Tent

3:00pm

Frontman

When the former frontman of 'Stanley and the Knives' suddenly dies, his old friends and band mates are forced back together after twenty-five years apart. Cracks soon start to appear in their relationships and it becomes clear why they split up in the first place. Frontman is a musical journey of five strangers, becoming friends for the second time. Regional Premiere.


Directed by
BH

Ben Hyland

Filmmaker



Saturday February 11, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Dear Father

A stranger reveals his alienation from the world and longing for spiritual transcendence in six letters to his loved ones.

12 minutes


Directed by
avatar for Adnan X. Khan

Adnan X. Khan

Adnan X. Khan is a cinematographer who makes visually striking films and commercials. His strong interest in art, literature and philosophy defines his sensibilities as an image maker. After years of living and working in Los Angeles, he is now based in Dubai.



Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Knot

The moment before a life changing event for this man. And his honest answer to the person who knows him best in this world.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Landscape for the Mind

Landscape of the Mind takes footage from several natural landscapes and combines them into one that elicits a painterly, psychological landscape of the collective experiences.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Marble Falls, Texas, July 4th 2011

4th of July celebration in the Texas Hill Country.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

NYCTL'S Pt. 2

Time lapse plates of the Manhattan skyline repurposed from a commissioned Times Square installation.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Only in Dreams

Over 3,000 images, shot entirely on a flatbed scanner, arranged into an avant-garde stop-motion film that explores the dynamic relationship between sight and sound.


Directed by
AB

Adam Badlotto

Filmmaker from South Florida.


Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Plural

An experimental digital short film exploring concepts of world-view, subjectivity, and relationships between human perception and nature.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Saskatchewan

16mm footage and Edison Voicewriter recordings introduce the filmmaker to a family he was too young to really know.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Soundtrack

Every city hides a sound.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

The Lady in the Box Car

In this dreamy tale of comedic horror, two shadowy outcasts cross paths in an abandoned boxcar. The murderous, vaudevillian Box Car Lady's secret life of baby dolls and meat cleavers is interrupted by a kazoo-playing hobo. Charlie Chaplin meets Quentin Tarantino, Lady in the Boxcar examines life in forgotten places.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Voicemail

In a Los Angeles California location, at the edge of the world, the night watchman stands guard- on the lookout patrolling for monsters. This is about what happens after all the stories are over.


Directed by
avatar for Bianca Schreiber

Bianca Schreiber

Video work, photo and mixed media installation. | http://biancaschreiber.wordpress.com/


Saturday February 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

4:00pm

Illumination

Alex, a flawed family man, is forced to endure a personal journey of enlightenment under extraordinary circumstances.


Directed by
avatar for Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Director, The Atoning
Filmmaker



Saturday February 11, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

4:00pm

Old Oak

Set in 1956, Old Oak tells the story of the last meal of a Death Row inmate. He asks for and is granted special permission to be escorted to his favorite diner for the occasion. Honey, the 10-year old daughter of the waitress, observes closely and narrates the story as the evening unfolds. USA Premiere.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

4:00pm

Gypsy Heart

A mysterious hitch-hiker gets picked up by a man on a road trip. But what can you ever really know about a stranger? World Premiere.


Directed by
DL

Daniel Lee Perea

WATCH THE GYPSY HEART TRAILER HERE: | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1hVCKd4dUs | Official Facebook: www.gypsyheartmovie.com | | Ok there's a box that said "write something about yourself." So I says to myself "Ok I'll write something." I am the Deep South's answer to both Glenn Danzig AND Roger Corman. I am ordained in 8 religious organizations. And I am THAT DAMN GOOD. | | | | | | | | The jack of all... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

4:00pm

The Best Day

On the day of her 10th birthday, happy-go-lucky Jenny discovers she and her family are pawns in a cruel experiment that repeats over and over... and Daddy likes things just the way they are.

17 minutes


Saturday February 11, 2012 4:00pm - 6:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

4:00pm

The Fall of Henry

One bad night, one misstep begins a confrontation between two people with their own perspectives about how and why things went badly. As the encounter goes on, every motive and sense of responsibility comes under scrutiny. When something goes wrong, is there really blame to be assigned? And how far back can it go? Look closely.


Directed by
avatar for Glenn Payne

Glenn Payne

Filmmaker/Improv Actor/Fine Artist, West of Shake Rag
Filmmaker



Saturday February 11, 2012 4:00pm - 6:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

4:15pm

Secret Screening: Bunker (preview) and Holiday Road

The identity of the secret screening has been revealed!

1. Bunker (sneak preview screening). Directed by Kim Voynar. 12 minutes. Narrative Short.
A pacifist married couple in their late 20's spends an evening at their Seattle home, where they can't keep a plant alive or a fish tank clean of algae, pondering what it means to be the grown-up. On the eve of their anniversary, they imagine their preparedness for dealing with the aftermath of revolution ... or a real zombie apocalypse. Would their love survive? Would they buy guns? And most importantly, in an apocalyptic situation ... would they eat meat?

2. Holiday Road. Directed by Todd Berger (The Scenesters, OFF 2010), Bill Palmer, Bobby Miller, Daron Nefcy, Benny Grinnell, Ian Eastin, Mary McIlwain, Aaron Arendt, Michael Suter, Dee Robertson, Doug Manley, Helena Wei, Andrew Putschoegl. 72 minutes. Narrative Feature.
The spirit of the holidays is showcased in this feature length anthology of 12 separate comedy short films written and directed by 13 of today's hottest up and coming independent writer/directors. Premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival to a packed audience.



Saturday February 11, 2012 4:15pm - 6:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

5:00pm

Music and Film

Where would film be without music?  The dramatic crescendo as the unknowing character leaves the house in the dark, the melancholy vocal as the lead character drives off into the future.  And where would music be without the art of film, giving images to sounds, bringing the lyrics visually alive, and introducing new audiences to music through videos.  Panelists will discuss how to choose the right song for a film, how they find the music, how the music finds them.  They will discuss the art of the music video and what direction to go with a particular song?  And often the most important part of music in film: licensing.  Who owns the songs if made for the film (scoring).  How do you go about securing a particular song for a scene, what kind of license do you need?  Join filmmakers, musicians, and attorneys as they discuss how music and film work together both creatively and legally.

Ted Speaker (moderator), Jonathan Rej, Rush Hicks, Ryanne Duffie Saucier.


Saturday February 11, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

6:15pm

This is What Love in Action Looks Like

In the summer of 2005, Zach, a 16-year-old boy from Memphis, Tenn. wrote on his MySpace blog that he had told his parents he was gay. Within days, his mother and father would send him to Love In Action, a fundamentalist Christian program that pledged to turn gay teens straight. After sharing his feelings on his blog, Zach’s story quickly spread from his friends to the local community before gaining national attention and sparking protests outside the organization's doors.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

6:30pm

Cardboard Titanics

Delusional people build, row, and race boats made solely of cardboard and duct tape in an insane effort to recapture the American dream.

10 minutes


Directed by
SF

Sam Frazier, Jr.

Desperate To Be Different Productions
I make comedic short documentaries of intelligent & successful people doing stupid things for no apparent reason (except that it's really fun).



Saturday February 11, 2012 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

6:30pm

Awaken the Dragon

A short documentary exploring the unknown world of dragon boating, the world's largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20 plus a drummer and a steers person. The film allows the audience to travel to three areas of the United States to discover the hidden sport to absorb the gripping visuals, sounds, and feelings that come with dragon boat racing.

18 minutes

Regional Premiere


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

6:30pm

Irma

Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women's professional wrestling. Filmed in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, a notorious district of Mexico City, Irma contradicts everything we have come to expect from stories repor


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

6:30pm

Saint

One man's quest to re-masculate Jesus. World Premiere.


Directed by

Saturday February 11, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

6:30pm

The New Debutantes

Ms. Pat knows growing up isn't easy. She hopes her class in social etiquette gives kids the skills to make it. World Premiere.


Directed by
JT

Jarratt Taylor

i'm a pisces!!! | | i also produce short social documentaries.


Saturday February 11, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

6:30pm

Training Wheels

At the age of 6, after a devastating encounter with a pile of garbage, Tommy decided that learning how to ride a bicycle just wasn't worth it. Now, fifteen years later, 21-year-old Tommy Kha is rethinking that decision. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by


Saturday February 11, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

8:00pm

Bill Perry Trio

Saturday February 11, 2012 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Proud Larry's 211 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

8:00pm

Award Ceremony

Join us as we present the Spirit of the Hoka award to the best films in each of our categories as determined by our judges.


Saturday February 11, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

8:30pm

Tate Moore and the Cosmic Door

Saturday February 11, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

8:45pm

Rocket 88

Mississippi Roots Rock, Juke Joint Gospel, Hill Country Blues, and more....

Jame Posey, Rosamond Posey, Robert Chaffe, Ryan Rogers, Nathan Robbins


Saturday February 11, 2012 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Proud Larry's 211 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

9:45pm

Jay Lang and the Devil's Due

Blues/rock

Jay Lang, Nate Robbins, Will Freeman, Harrison Smithl


Saturday February 11, 2012 9:45pm - 10:45pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655

9:45pm

Tyler Keith and the Apostles

Tyler Keith, Van Thompson, Cecil Thompson, Max Hipp


Saturday February 11, 2012 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Proud Larry's 211 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

11:00pm

Dead Gaze

A clever mix of lo-fi pop and "checked-free" grunge.

Cole Furlow and James Alexander Warren

 


Saturday February 11, 2012 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Proud Larry's 211 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

11:00pm

Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition

Catfish music for the masses.

Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition: Matt "Pizzle" Pierce, Justin Showah, Eric Carlton, Alex "Felix" Holeman


Saturday February 11, 2012 11:00pm - 11:59pm
The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford MS 38655
 
Sunday, February 12
 

12:00pm

Birdboy

Little Dinky starts a new day on her way to school with her beloved father, but a terrible industrial accident is going to change her life forever. Based on the graphic novel PSICONAUTAS by Alberto Vázquez.

13 minutes




Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15am
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

The Last Payphone in Los Angeles

A day in the life of a busy Los Angeles payphone. World Premiere.



Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

After School Special

A man and a woman have an awkward encounter at an indoor playground in this Neil LaBute penned slice-of-life starring Sarah Paulson and Wes Bentley.

10 minutes

Mississippi Premiere


Directed by

Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

Bathing and the Single Girl

A raw and irreverent comedic look at the unspoken horrors of dating and bathing with younger men.

11 minutes

 




Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:00pm

5 Minutes Each

A tale of the hermitic life of artists, who are enclosed in their own world of ideas, striving to create the epochal masterpiece. Even if they succeed, the image they create is the reflection of themselves. And with the same fervor, they repeat the process in endless cycles.

10 minutes


Directed by


Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

Dance in B minor

The animation is a simple love story about a man and a woman from the two conflicting communities in the divided island of Cyprus. Obstacles in their environment are making their coming together difficult. However, the couple is determined to reach each other.

4 minutes


Directed by


Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

Entanglement

A turbulent journey of unrequited love set in the garden of one's subconscious.


Directed by


Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

Gilded Age Gladiator

An animated documentary that recounts the career of 19th century boxer John L. Sullivan. Using animated characters, the film details Sullivan's rise from barroom brawler to America's first sports celebrity. The film highlights Sullivan's 1889 battle for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, an epic 75-round bout that was covered by the international press despite the fact that it was an illegal bare-knuckle fight. It was the last title bout fought under bare-knuckle rules, marking the turning point in boxing's transition from outlaw entertainment to respectable sport.




Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

Spirit of the Bluebird

Using spray paint on a garage where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally murdered in 1999, Cree artist Jesse Gouchey paints a large scale animation of a bluebird in flight. The beauty and freedom of the bluebird's motion is contrasted with remembrances of Gloria's surviving family members, who give an emotional glimpse of a woman lost to violence and the injustice of the legal system.


Directed by
XC

Xstine Cook

I'm a Canadian artist, based in Calgary, Alberta, a few hours above Montana. I've driven to Mississippi from here. Three times. A mask and puppet maker and experimental theatre artist for over 20 years, I now include film making in my art practice. | | I have a wicked profile pic, but I can't post it without getting Facebook involved. And really, aren't they involved enough already? | |



Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

The Owl Who Had a Wish Tangled to His Foot

A heartwarming story about being an outcast, friendship and owls.


Directed by

Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:00pm

Dwellings

Over time, two houses slowly destroy each other.


Directed by

Sunday February 12, 2012 12:00pm - 3:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

12:15pm

Red Moon

Red Moon chronicles the life and times of famed submarine commander, Alexei Ovechkin, Russian hero and hapless werewolf. Mississippi Premiere.


Directed by
avatar for Jimmy Marble

Jimmy Marble

I love making soup and cake. | | I also direct movies and music videos with my friends www.siroccoresearchlabs.com. We live together in Los Angeles, CA, and enjoy collaborating together every day.


Sunday February 12, 2012 12:15pm - 12:40pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

12:40pm

Dick Night

Rachel hasn't been out of the house since being left at the altar two months ago, but some rebound sex tonight and she'll be over Mark for good... if she can just deal with the vampires at her door.

1 hour 22 minutes

Mississippi Premiere


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Sunday February 12, 2012 12:40pm - 2:20pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

1:00pm

How to Cheat

Mark's decided to do something bad.


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Sunday February 12, 2012 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

1:30pm

Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

The Churchteam, arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America, has taken millions from casinos in their short existence. But since every team member is a Christian and some are pastors, there is a constant battle to answer this question: How can you be Christian and play blackjack for a living? Mississippi Premiere.


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Sunday February 12, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

2:00pm

The Show Must Go On

Second Annual Oxford Community Film

During a performance of a community theatre's murder mystery play, an actor is actually killed. With a state arts commissioner in attendance to determine future funding for the theatre, the cast and crew have no choice but to continue with the show.


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Sunday February 12, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

2:00pm

The Beast and the Babes

Access to VIP Tent is restricted to sponsors and invited guests.

Anna Donnell of Chauncey and the Beast, and friends.


Sunday February 12, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
VIP Tent

2:45pm

Fresh Skweezed

Maggie, a street smart 11 year old, is stifled by a shaky home-life and constant torment from the neighborhood bully. With a fair share of moxie and a talent for the hustle, this little spitfire is fighting for more than just stability in her turbulent su


Directed by
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Ben Rednour

I've noticed a direct correlation to my drinking & the number of times I've been tasered in the workplace.



Sunday February 12, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:00pm

Moon Pie Curtis

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Sunday February 12, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
VIP Tent

3:00pm

This is What Love in Action Looks Like

In the summer of 2005, Zach, a 16-year-old boy from Memphis, Tenn. wrote on his MySpace blog that he had told his parents he was gay. Within days, his mother and father would send him to Love In Action, a fundamentalist Christian program that pledged to turn gay teens straight. After sharing his feelings on his blog, Zach’s story quickly spread from his friends to the local community before gaining national attention and sparking protests outside the organization's doors.


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Sunday February 12, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:15pm

Butterfly Rising

When her brother dies, singer Lilah Belle (McGhee Monteith) embarks on a road trip to escape her grief, but not before coaxing Rose Johnson (Tanya Wright), the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia, to go with her. These two broken souls steal a vintage truck and head out on the open road to a fated encounter with the mythical, magical 'Lazarus of the Butterflies'. What occurs with the strange Butterfly Man transforms their destinies and binds the women together" forever.

1 hour 32 minutes

Mississippi Premiere


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Tanya Wright

I am the Master of my Fate. I am the Captain of my Soul. Plays the role of Deputy Kenya Jones on HBO's TRUE BLOOD. Author of BUTTERFLY RISING, writer director of movie of the same name. Dog named Macarena (yes, like the dance, LOL!). LOVES dark chocolate, pizza, anything and everything Asian (Chinese! Japanese! Thai!). Grew up in the Boogie Down (Bronx, that is). Author of the book, BUTTERFLY RISING (deemed one of the 'finest debut novels... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

3:30pm

Showtime

This film follows four high school girlfriends from rural Mississippi on their quest to win a state championship in basketball. Loss. Struggle. Friendship. Love. World Premiere.


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Ben Guest

Movie love...


Sunday February 12, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

4:30pm

Sonny

The historic Mississippi River town of Helena in the Arkansas Delta, is the home of the longest running blues radio show in the world. The King Biscuit Time blues show, which began in 1941 has featured 'Sunshine' Sonny Payne as the DJ since 1951. World Pr


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Sunday February 12, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

4:45pm

The Orderly

The Orderly is a comedy set in the early 1950s about a timid orderly that finds himself late for his first day of work and his first assignment: transporting two psychiatric patients to another facility 8 hours away, with only 6 hours to get them there. W


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Sunday February 12, 2012 4:45pm - 5:05pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 2 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655

5:00pm

Patriot Guard Riders

The suffering of soldiers and their families is largely invisible to most Americans. But not to the Patriot Guard Riders, a 200,000 strong motorcycle group who attend military funerals to honor the fallen, and to protect grieving families from the Westbor


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Sunday February 12, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

5:05pm

Cellmates

Leroy Lowe (Tom Sizemore), grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan, confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden Merville (Stacy Keach) chooses Emilio, a Hispanic field worker (Héctor Jiménez), to be his cellmate.

1 hour 25 minutes

Regional Premiere


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Sunday February 12, 2012 5:05pm - 6:55pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 1 1111 Jackson Avenue West

5:10pm

Rhino Resurrected

“Go to Rhino Records on Westwood Boulevard…” – Wild Man Fischer.

Rhino Resurrected is the iconoclastic story of a ramshackle little record store that became a hub of hardcore music misfits, a launching pad for influential music careers, and a groundbreaking and irreverent record label revered by music lovers worldwide. The inspiration for the film came last spring when the founder of Rhino, Richard Foos, opened a “pop-up” record store that tried to re-create the “Rhino” vibe and quickly turned into a celebration of and elegy for a music culture that’s all but lost. The film features killer live performances from Richard Thompson, Mike Watt, Peter Case, Little Willie G and thee Midnighters, Dr. Demento, Temple City Kazoo Orchestra and so much more – it’s a must see for any music fan!

Regional Premiere.


Directed by
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Keith Shapiro

Truly independent director Keith Shapiro doesn’t like to take NO for an answer so he continues to make films he wants to see, his way, on passion fueled budgets. A lifetime lover of music and film, he decided it would be best to combine the two. | | Growing up under the grey but nurturing skies of Pittsburgh, PA, he went west to Los Angeles in the booming late 90s and liked what he saw. He’s worked steadily as a director, editor... Read More →



Sunday February 12, 2012 5:10pm - 7:00pm
Malco Studio Cinema Screen 3 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford MS 38655