The Oxford Film Society announced today a special screening and fundraising event at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts (351 University Ave.) on March 18, 2020, featuring Frank Waldeck’s IT’S TIME, a dramatic telling of the story of Ole Miss Rebel football player Chucky Mulllins, his tragic on-field injury and its uplifting aftermath. The event will include a post-screening discussion of the film with the actors and some of the people they portray in the film.
Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington said, “The Oxford Film Festival has always included a dedicated focus on the films made by our local filmmakers, as well as films that have told the stories that our close to home. This is one of those stories that most everyone in Mississippi is familiar with and in many cases, has been touched by personally, in some way. It will be a wonderful evening for people in Oxford to come together to celebrate and honor a story and the people behind it that made a difference in so many lives – and continues to do so.”
IT’S TIME tells the story of Ole Miss Rebel defensive back Chucky Mullins, who, in 1989, became paralyzed while making a tackle against Vanderbilt player Brad Gaines. Mullins and Gaines were forever linked due to the aftermath of that play and a relationship was born out of tragedy.
Tickets to the gala event are $75 and sponsorship packages are also available. Half of the proceeds will go to the Chucky Mullins Foundation. Ticketing and additional information can be found at https://oxffyearly.eventive.org/schedule/5df2619e035b0f0029a034a7
ABOUT OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new, and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com.