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‘It’s Time,’ which tells the story of Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins, premieres at the Oxford Film Festival, which begins March 18 and features screenings of 222 films and more than 100 events over five days. Photo courtesy Oxford Film Festival

‘It’s Time’ for the Oxford Film Festival

17th annual event brings more than 200 movies to community over five days MARCH 11, 2020 BY HANNAH HUMPHREYS The 2020 Oxford Film Festival, which begins March 18, will host the world premiere of “It’s Time,” the story of Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins, and screenings of 222 films and more than 100 other […]


Film Professor Makes International Debut

Sarah Hennigan heads to New Zealand for screening at Maoriland Film Festival MARCH 20, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART One of the most recent additions to the University of Mississippi’s Department of Theatre and Film faculty is already making great strides – across an ocean and into another hemisphere. Sarah Hennigan, assistant professor of film production, […]


Dr. James “Jim” Edward Shollenberger

The Life Legacy of James “Jim” Edward Shollenberger

Dr. James “Jim” Edward Shollenberger, 72, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born in Louisville, KY to the late James Alvin and Dorris Briel Shollenberger, Dr. Shollenberger served as […]


Senior Wins Top Poetry Prize at Southern Literary Festival

Jacqulyn Ladnier penned winning entry during poetry workshop.


Elizabeth Romary, a sophomore international studies major from Greenville, North Carolina, met actor Ethan Hawke at St. Bart’s Cathedral in New York, where Hawke’s documentary ‘Seymour: An Introduction’ was screened. Romary, who was in the city with her Honors College class, attended the event on her own time.

Class Analyzes New York In Film

Class meets with cinema professionals, explores New York movie sites.


Cinema Festival poster

UM Cinema Festival

The film screenings are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7PM as well as Saturday at 2PM. Tickets are available at the UM Box Office.


Chris Offutt (left), Dean Glenn Hopkins, and Associate Dean Richard Forgette | Photo by Robert Jordan/UM Communications

TOWN&COUNTRY Magazine’s American Atlas: Oxford, Mississippi by Chris Offutt

The small town where Faulkner created masterpieces has a larger-than-life reputation as the South’s downhome capital of culture.


Screenwriting guru Offutt calls Oxford home

The Daily Mississippian features the English professor, novelist, and screenwriter whose creative ventures include comic books and graphic novels.


Festival Awards Student Filmmakers

Jordan Berger and Houston Settle won the Spirt of the Hoka Award for Best Mississippi Narrative at the 10th Oxford Film Festival.


New Cinema Minor Puts the Lens on a Media-Rich World

We live in an increasingly media-rich world. There is hardly a profession that does not involve the uses of cinema to at least some extent. “Journalism, for instance, is reinventing itself as something well outside the confines of print,” said Alan Arrivée, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and director of the new interdisciplinary cinema minor […]