Despite the weather, all is well at Regal Cinemas Parkway Place, the Mississippi Museum of Art and Hal and Mal's. All events are on schedule and the Crossroads "show" will go on!
If you haven't make it out, come spend the weekend with us. Buy your All-Access Pass or tickets at the Parkway Place Box Office throughout the festival. Box Office sales are Cash or Check only. If you bought tickets for Will Call while they were on sale online, the Will Call pick up table is inside the Parkway Place lobby, or the Museum of Art Saturday for the Workshops, and Hal & Mal's when you arrive at the party.
Spend the Day with us Saturday & Sunday and bounce from screen to screen. If a shorts block that includes Sundance Films isn't your thing, you can get a Taste of Mississippi flavor at 3 p.m. on Saturday which include films made in and by Mississippians.
Each 2 hour block of short films offers a diversity of top talent from around the world.
Head to the Museum of Art for workshops on Sound, Film & Music, New Media, and a lineup for the kids, too! And if you're a fan of the Raiders of the Lost Ark adaptation made by 3 Gulf coast teens years ago, they're back to show you how they did it. Spend the day at the Museum - you don't even have to leave for lunch since they have that great café at the new Museum.
We always get extremely strong Documentaries and Shorts each year so be sure to catch crowd-pleasers like "Of All the Things" on Saturday at 5 p.m. This doc gives you a look at Dennis Lambert, one of the most diverse songwriters/producers of the 70's and 80's, with hits like "Ain't No Woman Like The One I've Got", "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Nightshift".
On Saturday night, we have Bob Dylan film on Screen A, and the 2nd in our Global Lens series, "Let the Wind Blow." This series of high quality foreign features explores culture and draws on the threads that connect us together, as a species.
Then stay for the Mississippi Premier of 2008 Sundance Winner & Mississippi Made "Ballast" at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Award winners are back at 1 p.m. on Sunday with "Beyond the Call" brought to you from brothers behind the Academy-Award nominated feature documentary GENGHIS BLUES.
Then go crazy with our Short Comedy Showcases, or see the must see "Freedom's Call" which follows Dorothy Gilliam, the first female African-American reporter at the Washington Post, and renowned photographer Ernest Withers, as they journey across the Deep South.
This doc features James Meredith, the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Freedom's Call heralds the courage of journalists who covered their beat while enduring racism and violence.
Which leads up to Lars & the Real Girl on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Thank you for supporting Independent Film and Film in Mississippi. With your support, we will continue to help bring these stories to you.
Ok, maybe this should be a new thread, but can somebody tell me how in the world our daily newspaper can botch one of the biggest stories of the year - "damage worse than Katrina" to the north Jackson area. Since I was without power and still without cable (at Broad Street right now), I don't really know how the TV treated the story. I do know, however, that, relative to the size of the story, the size of the news coverage in the C.L. was scant.
When I drove through my neighborhood, I couldn't believe the amount of destruction caused by the storm. Where are the photos, where are the stories, where are the interviews, the human interest angle? I guess since the big dogs at the C.L. don't live in Jackson, they didn't think the story was relevant enough to report. After all, we only have about 7,000 homes damaged and we are, well, just Jackson.
Sorry to rant.
We drove into Jackson Saturday night to eat- I must say that we were very surprised to see that the electricity was still out all along I-55. It was kind of eerie...
They dang near moved into David Hartman's neighborhood on 16.