April 5, 2017 -- The If Project, by Kathlyn Horan, follows a group of inmates incarcerated in a maximum-security women's prison who are part of a writing workshop co-created by a Seattle police detective and a repeat offender serving a 9-year sentence. Part of Southern Circuit Film Series
March 15, 2017 at Millsaps College -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, is the first feature documentary to tell the full story of the incomparable Maya Angelou. The film takes viewers on an incredible and unforgettable journey through the life and times of a true American icon. Part of Southern Circuit Series
The Crossroads Film Society, in conjunction with the Mississippi Film Office, will present director Katherine Dieckmann’s feature film Strange Weather, starring Holly Hunter, on February 20 at 7pm at the Malco Grandview Theatre in Madison. Filmed in Mississippi, Strange Weather is a poignant, lyrical drama about a mother (Holly Hunter), who, in an effort to deal with the grief over the death of her son, travels the back roads of the deep South to settle a score. Purchase tickets in advance for $15 (Brown Paper Tickets: http://bpt.me/2861284) or $20 at the door (if available).
Feb. 8, 2017, at Millsaps College -- Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, by Rick Goldsmith, tells the compelling story of basketball phenom Chamique Holdsclaw, the "female Michael Jordan," from her rise to WNBA stardom to her struggle with mental illness and the strength she called on to speak out about it.
Nov. 9, in the Auditorium of the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center at Tougaloo College -- 6 Angry Women, by Sridhar Reddy, presents the jury deliberation of six women, strangers brought together by their civic duty, who are each seeking to do the right thing in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed African American teenager by a white neighborhood watchman.
Oxford Film Festival and Crossroads Film Society to Co-Host Screening of LGBTQ Shorts
OXFORD, MS - To be held in conjunction with Oxford's first Pride Parade, Crossroads Film Society and Oxford Film Festival have partnered to provide a free screening of five curated short films.
The LGBTQ Shorts: Struggles and Celebrations of Being Out the Deep South will be shown on Sunday, May 8 at 4 p.m. at Shelter on Van Buren.
The Pride Parade, organized by Matt Kessler in conjunction with the University of Mississippi Sarah Isom Center, will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.
"We are so happy to partner with Crossroads during this important weekend in Oxford," Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said. "We hope that people celebrate and enjoy the screenings with us on Mother's Day especially with films such as Instababy which address gay couples adopting in Mississippi and The Ballad of Little Pam which touches on the relationship between mother and daughter. We appreciate the support of Shelter on Van Buren for being an inclusive venue that helps support a showcase of a variety of films."
"These LGBTQ films were wonderfully received recently at the Crossroads Film Festival, and we are delighted that all the filmmakers involved agreed enthusiastically to have a rescreening in conjunction with the first annual Oxford Pride and in partnership with our sister Festival in Oxford", said Robbie Fisher, President of the Crossroads Film Society.
Out in Alabama (12 Min., Director / Producer Bonnie Blue Edwards)
A celebration of friendships formed at Pride events in Birmingham, AL.
Instababy (12 Min., Co-Creators Lauren Cioffi and Rosie Haber)
In Episode One of The Front's "New Deep South" series, a gay couple in Jackson, MS trying to adopt a child improvise with the best resource at their disposal: Instagram
RSVP (13 Min., Director Shannon Beeby; Producer Ryan Jonze)
A gay widower fulfills his lover's last request to spread his ashes at the beach.
Peace in the Valley (15 Min., Directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher)
Eureka Springs, Arkansas's liberals were among the first to vote in favor of LGBT rights, but supporting the economy are conservative tourists supporting the Great Passion Play.
The Ballad of Little Pam (9 Min., Director Casey Parks; Producers Aubree Bernier-Clarke and Casey Parks)
Pam and her mother can co-exist...as long as Pam agrees not to date women.
For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com