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Ole Miss’ Best Secret Also its Worst Kept

OXFORD, Miss. – Jan. 31, 2019 – PRLog — When I look for a new documentary subject, I like to find something no one knows about. I want to be the one that breaks it to the world. It’s a rare occurrence…. Door Ajar – The M.B. Mayfield Story is not a secret nowadays but nor is it a story … Continue reading Ole Miss’ Best Secret Also its Worst Kept

MEREDITH & MAYFIELD

Door Ajar – The M.B. Mayfield Story The first time I talked to James Howard Meredith I was on the balcony of Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi. It was Saturday afternoon at the end of spring and the beginning of summer. My short-sleeved shirt was damp on my back, but not sticky and sweaty as … Continue reading MEREDITH & MAYFIELD

The 2019 Oxford Film Festival Announces Competition Selections (February 6-10)

“…submissions resulted in a lineup that will include 27 world premieres (including John Reyer Afamasaga’s DOOR AJAR – THE M.B. MAYFIELD STORY…”    READ FULL STORY

The Mystery of the Brown Bomber’s Bust

If you are of a certain age, you might remember driving by the home of the late M. B. Mayfield on old Highway 15 north of Ecru. One never knew what type of artwork would be “on exhibit” on the folk artist’s porch. A favorite of many was the bust of “The Brown Bomber” Joe Louis. It was such a favorite that it was stolen years ago, and now that a documentary is being filmed about the folk artist, there is new energy in the search for the stolen artwork.

Hardy, McConaughey, Buscemi & Boseman in Rookie Novelist’s Dream Team

Something that some authors think about is who would they cast in a movie of their book. Right from the start, I had my dream team selected. For the slick cockney accented Londoner Tiker, and the lead I couldn’t go past Mr. Tom Hardy. Even when he’s a lousy bugger you love Hardy. Matthew McConaughey … Continue reading Hardy, McConaughey, Buscemi & Boseman in Rookie Novelist’s Dream Team

Gratitude Vicariously

Sovrin’s Star by John Reyer Afamasaga takes place in the South at the end of the American Civil War. It doesn’t set out to teach a lesson. However, the awakenings experienced by the characters are nothing less than life-changing. In one scene, disabled child Sovrin; orphaned during the war experiences the meaning of gratitude when … Continue reading Gratitude Vicariously

Comparable Suffering?

Sovrin’s Star by John Reyer Afamasaga is a powerful, yet tender story of comparable suffering. Set in the South at the end of the American Civil War, life is hellish for everyone. Sovrin, an orphaned boy with spina bifida. Tiker, a street fighter and con artist from the streets of Cheapside London was also an … Continue reading Comparable Suffering?