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Oxford Film Fest to Showcase Sundance Favorite "Walking Out"

walking-out-filmOxford Film Festival will screen the film Walking Out, written and directed by Alex and Andrew Smith, at 7 p.m., Monday, October 9, at Malco Oxford Commons, with producer Brunson Green in attendance for a Q&A.

Tickets may be purchased for $7 online at oxfordfilmfest.com or at the door for $12.

Based on an award-winning short story, Walking Out tells a crisis story between father and son (Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins) as they embark on a hunting trip and unexpectedly encounter a pack of grizzly bears. The movie received strong reviews in its debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. James Rainey of Variety.com described it as a “lyrical and moving exploration of both the Montana backwoods and the human soul.”

“Co-writers, co-directors and brothers Alex and Andrew J. Smith, who outdo The Revenant for sincerity, depth and gorgeousness, mount their tale with enough confidence to cut away from the action,” wrote Joshua Rothkopf in Timeout.com. “Flashbacks to Cal’s own stern father (a red-hatted Bill Pullman) situate the film on a battleground between impulsiveness and maturity.”

walking-out-scene“Between the excellent film and the Q&A with the producer Brunson Green, I am sure this will be one of our can’t-miss screenings,” said Melanie Addington, executive director of the Oxford Film Festival. “With our goal of fostering a presence of arts in the Oxford community, Malco Oxford Commons has and continues to play a pivotal role in this endeavor. We also appreciate the support of IFC Films for donating half the ticket sales to the festival.”

IFC Films acquired Walking Out after its Sundance premiere and will release it theatrically nationwide and on VOD in early October. The movie also features Bill Pullman as the grandfather, along with Alex Neustaedter and Lily Gladstone.

For information about the Oxford Film Festival, contact Melanie Addington at 662-801-6007 or email melanieaddington@oxfordfilmfest.com.

For questions or comments, email hottytoddynews@gmail.com. 

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