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Best of Oxford Film Festival features movies at the Powerhouse

The Oxford Film Festival may have been last month, but it’s still not too late to catch the movies that took home the coveted Spirit of the Hoka Award.

“The Best of the Oxford Film Festival” will be held at the Powerhouse on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A total of six films will be shown.

The first movie, “Firemax”, was the community film for this year and deals with superheroes (with unique powers) fighting crime around Oxford. “Firemax” was written and directed by Rory Ledbetter.

Next is “Goodbye Neenaw” which won for Best Narrative Short and directed by Donald Ian Black. The movie is about siblings traveling to the California mountains in order to spread their grandmother’s ashes.

Screening after will be “Otha Turner”, the winner for Best Mississippi Short Film. The short documentary is set in Gravel Springs, Mississippi and is about the famed nonagenarian fife player. After will be “Paco”, the winner of the fest’s Best New Media award.

“The Fox and the Whale”, the winner for Best Animated stays true to its title and tells the story of a fox going on a search for a mysterious whale.

Closing out the night will be the Best Narrative Feature Film, “Some Freaks”, directed by Ian MacAllister-McDonald. The movie follows the romance between a one-eyed boy and a 250 pound girl and how their relationship changes once she loses weight in college.

The total running time for the event will be two hours and forty-four minutes; there will be one intermission after the short films. Admission is free for the screenings and beer and concessions will be available for purchase. All films are family friendly with the exception of “Some Freaks” which is recommended for ages 14 and up.