Crossroads Kicks Off with Cast and Crew Screening of The Hollars on March 31

Crossroads Film Festival Kicks Off with Hometown Screening of “The Hollars”
Mississippi showing honors cast and crew who worked on the film


JACKSON, MS – Robbie Fisher, Mississippi Crossroads Film Society President, today announced that “The Hollars” – filmed in central Mississippi in 2014 – will be the opening feature this year’s Film Festival, showing at 6:00 p.m. on March 31 at Malco Grandview Cinema in Madison.  Tickets are $20.

“I am delighted that Mississippians will have this opportunity to get a sneak peek of this great movie filmed across the area,” Fisher said. “This screening celebrates the culmination of many Mississippians’ talents and Tom Rice’s commitment to make movies in his hometown.”

“The Hollars” was directed by John Krasinski, who also stars.  The movie was filmed at Kings Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven, in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood, at Fondren Presbyterian Church, Methodist Rehab Center, St. Dominic Hospital, at Canton Municipal Utilities on the Square, and other areas in the Jackson metro area.

Along with Krasinski, other actors starring in the movie include Anna Kendrick, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Margo Martindale, Josh Groban, Randall Park, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Producer and Jackson native Tom Rice will attend the kickoff and take part in a question and answer session following the screening.

Tickets for this exclusive screening of “The Hollars” may be purchased online at Passes and tickets for the entire Festival (March 31 – April 3 at Malco Grandview Cinema) are also available online. All-Access passes are $50; discounts available for Crossroads members, students, and seniors.

“I can’t think of a better movie to kick-off the 17th Crossroads Film Festival,” Fisher said. “It’s just the start to a terrific three-day line-up of films from around the world, the U.S., the South and Mississippi. We are also hosting workshops and special screenings.  There is something for everyone.”

Workshops include cutting edge technology and equipment in the film industry and legal issues and information for those interested in the film and entertainment business.  A make-up artist will be onsite to demonstrate special effects and camera-ready make-up for films.  A special screening and discussion will be held featuring the work of the Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop.

Below is the full line-up.  All films will be shown at Malco Grandview Cinema in Madison, MS:

Thursday, March 31

  • The Hollars (6 PM), $20.

Friday, April 1 – DOUBLE FEATURE FRIDAY (6 PM & 8 PM), $10.

  • The Sound and the Fury.  Life and times of the Compson family.
  • Music Video Showcase.  Collection of music videos from across the USA and the globe.

Saturday, April 2

  • Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop, sponsored by Canton Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Film Office.  Films made during the Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop. (9 AM), FREE.
  • Blue Magnolia Docs.  4 short films about small businesses in north Mississippi. (9:30 AM), $8/$6
  • So You Want to Be in Pictures?  A delightful mix of short films exploring the lives of people in the film industry. (11 AM), $8/$6
  • Tearjerkers.  Explore the facets of being human through the lenses of a trusting boy in a war zone, a struggling young mother, and a brother and sister tucked away in the foothills. (11:05 AM), $8/$6
  • Animated Snippets.  From stop-motion Claymation and lush CG, to hand-drawn images and video game imagery, each film in this eclectic block is a different kind of animation. (11:10 AM), $8/$6
  • Eccentricities.  Delightfully quirky short films where you can be a Viking, write a letter to God, move through life backwards, play Russian roulette, or die on a train! (1 PM), $8/$6
  • Point of View.  Five films that explore different political and social issues. (1:30 PM), $8/$6
  • Synesthesia, and Other Beautiful Ways to See the World.  Visually-striking films from across the globe. (1:10 PM), $8/$6
  • Comedy Central (Mississippi).  Pinatas!  Peach cobbler!  Stolen milk money!  Scrabble tiles!  Sumo! (3:15 PM), $8/$6
  • Mississippi Showcase, sponsored by Hollywood Rentals.  Hometown fare by home grown filmmakers.  Proudly "Made in Mississippi" or by Mississippians! (3:40 PM), $8/$6
  • Triumph of the Human Spirit.  Seven diverse relationship films with a common theme: overcoming all obstacles and the triumph of a job well done. (3:20 PM), $8/$6
  • Thrills, Chills, and Outer Space!  If it's scary, horrifying, thrilling, chilling, or creepy…  it's here! (5:15 PM), $8/$6
  • It's All About the Music!  Six short films about making guitars (both cigar box and acoustic), playing in juke joints, and listening to awesome riffs deep in the Delta.  All hail music! (5:50 PM), $8/$6
  • LGBTQ.  Struggles and celebrations of being out in the Deep South. (5:20 PM), $8/$6
  • The Burden of Color.  Men of color experience racism. (7:20 PM), $8/$6
  • A Sunday Kind of Love.  Light romantic comedy - the perfect Date Night.  Don't forget the popcorn! (7:40 PM), $8/$6
  • Mature Fare.  Includes human sexuality, an art installation with erotic elements, and an unconventional relationship. (7:50 PM), $8/$6