Oxford Film Fest update

Still featuring movies that will be shown this weekend at the Oxford Film Festival. I got this press release in yesterday:

The Oxford Film Festival, set for Feb. 10-13, 2011 has added a surprise screening of “Prairie Love,” hot off its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Prairie Love,” directed by Dusty Bias, tells the story of a mysterious vagrant living out of his car among the snowy plains discovers a nearly-frozen local with a pen-pal girlfriend, he sees an opportunity to change his lonely existence. The film will play out of competition on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 3:15 p.m.

A trailer can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/user/oxfordfilmfest along with trailers for other films at the festival. Other information on the film can be seen at http://prairielove.com/.

Producer and composer Ted Speaker will be available at the festival for interviews.

Due to a last minute change, “The Girls in the Band” will no longer be playing the festival.

Other recent schedule changes include a second screening of “25K,” filmed in Oxford and with a cameo by Ole Miss Rebels head football coach Houston Nutt – who also had a cameo in “The Blind Side.” “25K” will now play on Friday, Feb. 11 at 11:45 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6:45 p.m.

Also added were additional screenings of “The Hanging of Big Todd Wade,” the community film project sponsored by Kodak, Panavision and Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow. The film was produced by the Oxford Film Festival and executive produced by Sam Haskell and Zach Scruggs. “The Hanging of Big Todd Wade” will play Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. and with the awards ceremony at 8:30 p.m. The film will also play on Sunday, Feb. 13 at noon.

A TBA slot will remain open on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. to screen the short award winners that will be announced Saturday night.

The full schedule is available at oxford.slated.com and more information on the festival is available at www.oxfordfilmfest.com.

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