‘As I Lay Dying’ premiere is Monday

OXFORD – James Franco’s film adaptation of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” starring north Mississippi actors and filmed in Mississippi, will get its theatrical premiere in Oxford on Monday.

The screening is 7 p.m. Monday at The Lyric Oxford.

Tupelo actress Casey Dillard and Baldwyn actor Kenny Cook landed roles in the movie, which also stars Franco, Logan Marshall-Green, Danny McBride and Tim Blake Nelson.

“As I Lay Dying” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and has been screened in New York and Los Angeles.

Tickets are $20.

There will be a Q&A following the screening with actors, producer Lee Caplin and executive producer Heidi Jo Markel.

The Lyric is also where Faulkner’s “Intruder in the Dust” premiered in 1949.

Visit oxfordfilmfest.com for more.

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