Friday, October 2, 2009


October 2, 2009: 60th Anniversary Screening of Intruder in the Dust, at the Lyric
7:00 p.m., $35/person (bundles of 10 tickets discounted)

To commemorate the anniversary of Intruder in the Dust, based on the novel by William Faulkner, the Oxford Film Festival is hosting a special screening of the film, on loan from MGM, at the Lyric Theatre, site of the 1949 premiere.

Local filmmaker Joe York’s documentary about the making of the film on location in Oxford will also be a part of the program. (Read more about that film here.) Special guest star Claude Jarman, Jr., Academy Award winner for The Yearling (Best Juvenile Star, 1947), will share his memories of being the teenage star of Intruder in the Dust.

This gala evening will begin with a reception catered by James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence. The menu will include many of the selections from the original cast party in 1949. Following the screenings, musical performances will close the night.

Schedule of Events

7:00-7:30 pm Reception for sponsors and ticket holders, catered by John Currence
7:30pm Premiere of Joe York's documentary about the making of Intruder in the Dust
8:00pm Watch the film, Intruder in the Dust, with Q&A following with Claude Jarman, Jr.
9:45pm Musical performances, TBD

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

Please contact us at 877-560-FILM for more information.anceled. Apologies for any inconveniences.

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