This year's Oxford Film Festival, which will take place between February 17-21, kicks off with a high caliber selection of independent films, including Amy J. Berg's acclaimed "An Open Secret" and Les Blank's "A Poem Is a Naked Person." Although the two biggest names at the festival are documentarians, the event does not shy away from narrative features, hosting the debuts of Tony Bloodworth's "Forced Move," as well as Mark Potts' "Spaghetti Man," among others.
The Oxford Film Festival has made a name for itself as of late for continuously growing and expanding its horizons as to the caliber of filmmakers and range of topics it presents in its lineup, recently hosting Q&A's with James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson for Franco's "The Sound and the Fury". Below are the feature's that will be screened at this year's festival:
"A Poem is a Naked Person," Director: Les Blank
"Archie's Betty," Director Gerald Peary
"The Armor of Light," Director Abigail Disney
"Babysitter," Director: Morgan Krantz
"Children of the Arctic," Director: Nick Brandestini
"Dixie," Director: Ryan Kelley
"Dude Bro Party Massacre III," Director: Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon
"Emebers," Director: Clare Carre
"Forced Move," Director: Tony Bloodworth
"Fundi, The Story of Ella Baker," Director: Joanne Grant
"Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi," Director: Neal Broffman
"Jonathan Demme Presents Made in Texas"
"The Keepers," Director: Sarah Kaye Larson, Joann Self Selvidge
"Ladies of the House," Director: John Wildman
"Longleaf: The Heart of Pine," Director: Rex Jones
"The Missing Girl," Director: A.D. Cavo
"Saved by Grave," Director: Johnny Remo
"Searching for Hell," Director: Pawel Nazaruk, Tomasz Adamski, Darek Barecki, Yuki Nakamura, Gloria Kurnik and James Kenney.
"The Sinking of Sozopol," Director: Kostadin Bonev
"Slip, Tumble and Slide," Director: Max Myers
"Spaghetti Man," Director: Mark Potts
"Texas Heart," Director: Mark David
"The Week," Director: John W. Mann, Jon Gunn
"What Lola Wants," Director: Rupert Glasson
On top of the 25 feature films, there is also an additional 119 shorts and music videos to be included in the festival, bringing the screenings to a grand total of 144 -- a new-record for the small film festival held in Oxford, Mississippi. For more information regarding the festival, visit their official website.