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The 2019 Oxford Film Festival Announces Roger Bart to Receive Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award

Roger Bart is the recipient of the 2019 Oxford Film Festival’s Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award. Photo courtesy of OFF.

The 2019 Oxford Film Festival (February 6-10) announced that Roger Bart will be honored with this year’s annual Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award prior to the Opening Night Gala screening of John Stimpson’s Ghost Light” on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center— located at 351 University Ave adjacent to the University of Mississippi.

“We pride ourselves in celebrating the work of actors’ actors with the Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award each year, and Roger Bart could not fit the bill more perfectly,” said Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington.

Addington said whether a movie spectator is impressed by the characters he has portrayed in films such as “American Gangster,” “Last Vegas,” and “Trumbo,” or maybe someone who favors genre and has appreciated him starring in films like “Hostel: Part II,” “The Midnight Meat Train,” and ” Excision,” Roger is an actor who exemplifies great character acting.

“This will be a wonderful night and setting to celebrate his career – prior to the Opening Night Gala screening of his latest film, “Ghost Light,” Addington said.

In addition to the films mentioned previously, Bart has also made a significant mark on TV (“Desperate Housewives”, “How I Met Your Mother,” “Graves”, and most recently, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”), as well as being a veteran and Tony and Drama Desk Award winner on the Broadway stage for plays such as “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

For more information on the 2019 Oxford Film Festival, visit the event’s website.


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