Oxford Film Festival to include Franco’s adaptation of Faulkner classic

wrThe Oxford Film Festival has announced selections for its annual festival, to be held February 26-March 1, 2015 at the Oxford Commons Malco.
Seven movies are included in the Narrative Feature Competition, while four selections highlight the Documentary Feature Competition. A host of films of various types of categories are also scattered throughout the four-day festival, now in its 12th year.
“The caliber of this year’s entries made our programming decisions difficult, but we are excited to present these films to our audience and host some of the filmmakers in Oxford,” said head programmer Michelle Emanuel.
The opening night event includes the Mississippi premiere of James Franco’s adaptation of William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury.”
Franco, a veteran of such films as “Spider Man” and “The Great Raid,” stars in the film he directed alongside Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Tim Blake Nelson. “The Sound and the Fury” presents a portrait of the Compson family, former Southern aristocrats struggling to deal with the dissolution of their family and its reputation.

MovieMaker Magazine named the film festival “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” earlier this year.

To learn more about the 2015 Oxford Film Festival, visit Oxfordfilmfest.com.

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