The Oxford Film Festival in Oxford, Mississippi announced their February 10-13, 2011 festival films, panels, workshops and conversations to play on February 10 at the Lyric Theatere, and February 11-13 at Malco Theater.

Opening the festival on Thursday, February 10 will be a special Thacker Mountain Radio show, a partner in presenting the film festival. The evening will continue with a screening of two short films. Les Blank’s “Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe,” and Ray McKinnon’s “Spanola Pepper Sauce Company,” before the feature film “Brother’s Justice,” starring and co-directed by Dax Shepard (currently a star of the popular television show “Parenthood.”).

Tickets are now available at Screening times will be available in January at The entire film and panel schedule is as follows with premiere status, director and Mississippi connection listed if available:

(* = Non-Competition)


All in Your Head; regional premiere; Director John Spottswood Moore
Amazonia; Mississippi premiere; Director Sam Chen
The Birds Upstairs; regional premiere; Director Christopher Jarvis
For a Fistful of Snow; regional premiere; Director Julien Ezri
Irasshai; regional premiere; Director Annie Tu
The Life and Times of a Dust Bunny; regional premiere; Director Emily Hamel
Ninjas vs. Guilt; regional premiere; Director David Chai
Prayers for Peace; regional premiere; Director Dustin Grella; subject’s mother is from Pontotoc, Miss.
The Sasquatch and the Girl; regional premiere; Director Trevor Knapp Jones
Stationary Guard Robot; regional premiere; Director Randall Hopkins
The Thomas Beale Cipher; regional premiere; Director Andrew S. Allen

Documentary Feature

Beijing Taxi; Mississippi premiere; director Miao Wang
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone; regional premiere; directed by Lev Anderson & Chris Metzler.
The Girls in the Band; world premiere; Director Judy Chaikin; subject is from Piney Woods
Mississippi Innocence*; world premiere; Director Joe York; film is based on the Innocence Project and role in Mississippi including board member John Grisham.
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History; world premiere; Director Chad Friedrichs
The Secret to a Happy Ending*; regional premiere; Directed by Barr Weissman; based on Drive-By Truckers
Southern Belle; Directors Kathy Conkwright & Mary Makley
What If Cannabis Cured Cancer; regional premiere; Director Len Richmond
Worst in Show; world premiere; Directors Don R. Lewis and John Beck

Documentary Short

The Blues According to Lightning Hopkins*; Director Les Blank
Dry Wood*; Director Les Blank
God’s Square Mile; regional premiere; Director Rachel Julkowski
Grounded by Reality; regional premiere; Directors Phoebe Brown and Elizabeth Strickler
Mozambique; Director Chris Zalla
The Mud and the Blood; regional premiere; Director George Motz
Robert Box-Perfect for the Kitchen; regional premiere; Director James Reford
Robyn Hitchcock in Memphis*; Director Peter Gilbert
Skimming the Surface; Directors Tim Arnold and Landon Lott
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe*; Director Les Blank


Aliki; regional premiere; director Richard Wiebe; director’s mother raised in Bruce, Miss
The Conjure Woman*; national premiere;  Director Christen Goguen; John Latartara, a member of the band Cornstar, is an associate professor of music theory and music technology at the University of Mississippi, Oxford
The Dance of Princess Hiroshibelle; national premiere; Director Volker Schütz
Flutter; Director Jaime Johnson; University of Mississippi student
Inside Out/Side One; regional premiere; Director Matt Meindl
A Movie by Jen Proctor; regional premiere; director Jennifer Proctor
Roundabout; regional premiere; Peter Byrne, Carole Woodlock
Sand; regional premiere; Director Cari Ann Shim Sham
Self-Portrait, world premiere; Director So Hyung Choi
Self-Portrait, Director Kory Drahos; University of Mississippi Department of Art student
Voice on the Line; Director Kelly Sears
Wrestling with my Father; regional premiere; Director Charles Fairbanks
Yellow Moon; national premiere; Director Dan Inglis

Family-Friendly *

This category is screening for free at the Lafayette-Oxford Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 12 and is not in competition.

Second Chances
My Dog Skip
The North Star
Opposite Day
Safety Smart: About Fire
This Way Up
The Trampoline

Late Night

Blood Therapy; Director Valarie O. Morris; Duane P. Craig (actor, makeup f/x artist) lives in Horn Lake, MS.
Happy Face; Director Franklin Laviola
Monster Hunt with James and Kevin; Director Stacey Shirley
Murderabilia; Director David Matthews; Crew from Jackson, Miss which was filming location
Night of the Punks; Director Dan Riesser
River City Dead; Director Daniel Lee; crew is from Blue Springs and Tupelo area which was filming location.
Shock; Director Chris Spear; The film was shot entirely in Jackson, during which all cast and crew lived in the city.

Mississippi Documentary

Bill Lilly Builds a Green House; world premiere; Director Thad Lee; filmed in Oxford, Miss
Brown Family Diary; World Premiere; Directors Eric Griffis, Tyler Keith, and Meghan Leonard; subject and crew are from Oxford, Miss.
The Sad Waltz; world premiere; Director Richard Ward; Director lives in Pass Christian, Miss.
Smokes and Ears*; Director Joe York, filmmaker from Oxford, Miss and on festival staff, subject from Jackson, Miss.
The South Will Rise Again; Director Ben Guest; filmed in Oxford, Miss and at the University of Mississippi.
Valentease; world premiere; Director Tobie Baker; filmed in Oxford, Miss.

Mississippi Music Video (listed by band)
All will screen Saturday, 11:10am (S1)

Jeff Allen (Oxford) / There Goes Santa Claus
Astrocasket (Tupelo) / 976-EVIL; world premiere; directed by Daniel Lee
Avenue Hearts (Oxford) / Hold On
The Cooters (Oxford)  / Carpetbaggers Live in Mississippi
Cory Taylor Cox (Oxford)  / If Snakes Were On Your Plane, I’d Be The First In Line To Administer The Anti-Venom
Good Paper (Oxford) / Line Up
Junk Culture (Oxford) / West Coast
Nash Street (Starkville) / Mississippi Queen
Stacy Robinson (Southaven)  / Acting Out for Love
Stork & Nick B. (Oxford) / Intent to Distribute
TTOCS Rekarp (Jackson)  / Coma Boy
T.B. Ledford (Jackson) /Cold Red Clay; Directed by Ron Blaylock
Tyler Keith and the Apostles (Oxford)/Shadow of a Cross; Directed by Thad Lee

Mississippi Narrative

25K *; world premiere; director Billy Chase Goforth; filmed on location in Oxford and Holly Springs, Miss. Cameo from UM Football Coach Houston Nutt.
All Work; regional premiere; Director Robert Davis, Produced by Alexander Mullen; Cast and crew were students at Oxford High School when filmed. Filmed on location in Oxford, Miss.
Blood Feud; Director Johnson Thomasson; Crew was from Mississippi and some portions of the film were shot on location in state.
The Hanging of Big Todd Wade*; world premiere; Director Micah Ginn; film created by Oxford Film Festival as a community film.
Lukos; Director Michael Williams; Cast and crew from Mississippi and filmed in state.
The Mistake; Director April Wren; cast and crew from Mississippi and filmed in state.
Treat or Eat; Director April Wren; cast and crew from Mississippi and filmed in state.
When Cotton Blossoms; Director Scott Magie; subject is Piney Woods School in Mississippi.
Where I Begin*; work in progress screening; Director Thomas L. Phillips; co-producer and co-writer Melanie L. Addington is from Oxford, Miss and the film was shot on location in Oxford, Scobie and Sardis, Miss.

Narrative Feature

Brotherhood; Mississippi premiere; Director Will Canon
Brother’s Justice*; regional premiere; Directors Dax Shepard and David Palmer
The Happy Poet; Mississippi premiere; Director Paul Gordon
Passenger Pigeons; Mississippi premiere; Director Martha Stephens
S&M Lawn Care; regional premiere; Director Mark Potts
Two Gates of Sleep; regional premiere; Director Alistair Banks Griffin; filming done in Poplarville, Miss.

Narrative Short

All Access; world premiere; Executive Producers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin family is from Canton, Miss.
Antiquities; Mississippi premiere; Director Daniel Campbell; star Jennifer Pierce Mathus lives in Oxford, Miss.
April; regional premiere; director Mike Piccirillo; Producer Barry Barclay from Jackson, MS.
Arkansas Traveler*; Mississippi premiere; directors Sean Bridgers & Michael Hemschoot
Conlang; Director Marta Masferrer
First Sunrise; regional premiere; Director Kenneth Price
God of Love; Mississippi premiere; Director Luke Matheny
Our Time Together; world premiere; Director David Lipson
Pillow; world premiere; Directors Miles B. Miller and Joshua H. Miller
Queen’s Day; regional premiere; Director Jeffrey Ruggles
Seeing; regional premiere; director Tony Bloodworth; Producer Barry Barclay from Jackson, MS.
Sexting; regional premiere; Director Neil LaBute
Skip Town; Director Banner Gwin; Actor Jimmy Hall is a University of Mississippi alumni and former football player for the Rebels.
Spanola Pepper Sauce Company*; Mississippi premiere; Director Ray McKinnon
Untitled; regional premiere; Director Chad Hartigan
When The Hurlyburly’s Done; Directors Hanna Maria Heidrich, Alex Eslam
The World of Film Festivals; Mississippi premiere; Director Jim Jacobs

Panels and Workshops

Conversation with Tracy Kilpatrick (casting agent)
Conversation with Andrew Meyer (film and music producer)
Conversation with Michael Adams (film critic and author)
How to Cut a Great Trailer and Promote Your Film on the Festival Circuit (Master class)
Speed Pitch Panel (distribution and production help)

The Oxford Film Festival program will soon be available on the Web site.


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