The Oxford Film Festival and Thacker Mountain Radio – two of Oxford’s arts and entertainment traditions – have teamed up to celebrate a weekend of movies with an opening night extravaganza on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Lyric Theatre. The Oxford Film Festival is also proud to announce their Feb. 10-13, 2011 festival films, panels, workshops and conversations to play at the Malco Theater from Feb. 11-13.

Opening the festival on Thursday, Feb. 10 will be a special Thacker Mountain Radio show from 6 to 7 p.m. with special guests Les Blank (documentary filmmaker), Michael Adams (author of Showgirls, Teenwolves and Astro Zombies) and musical guests Robert Belfour, Kenny Brown and more special guests. The evening will continue with a screening of two short films. Les Blank’s “Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe,” and Ray McKinnon’s “Spanola Pepper Sauce Company,” before the feature film “Brother’s Justice,” starring and co-directed by Dax Shepard (currently a star of the popular television show “Parenthood.”).

“The Oxford Film Festival is pleased to be teaming up with Thacker again for our opening night. We are excited to introduce our guests to one of our local treasures,” Executive Director Molly Fergusson said.

Afterwards, guests may mingle at the after-party with filmmakers and musical guests until closing at 1 a.m. The cost for the entire Thursday evening’s events is $20 and goes to benefit both non-profit events, Oxford Film Festival and Thacker Mountain Radio. Guests will receive a wristband so they may come and go through the evening.

For the festival, tickets are:

Thursday night = $20 for all; no student discount
Multi-day, Fri-Sat-Sun = $30; student discount (with valid ID) $25
Day pass (cannot be used on Thursday) = $15; student discount (with valid ID) $12
Saturday night party = $15, no student discount
Individual film pass = $8; student discount (with valid ID) $6.50

Tickets and complete schedule are available at www.oxfordfilmfest.com.


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