FSFX: Celebrating Mississippi’s Literacy Legacy in Film
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The Grand 18 Hattiesburg
For two weeks in June, every corner of Hattiesburg is filled with music, art and rich culture thanks to Festival South, Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre arts festival.
If you ask the attorneys of Bryan Nelson P.A., a longtime Hattiesburg law firm, the city is like this all the time.
The Bryan Nelson firm has been a longtime supporter of the arts and Hattiesburg culture. The firm has made a point to dedicate time and resources to making life more colorful for the city’s residents and guests, for generations to come.
Part of the firm culture at Bryan Nelson Attorneys is to serve Hattiesburg and the people and organizations that drive its economy.
The firm has been a longtime supporter of Festival South, and this year they are proud to support FSFX: Celebrating Mississippi’s Literacy Legacy in Film.
Through special screenings and a pop-up exhibit, FestivalSouth celebrates Mississippi's impressive literary legacy and the role Mississippi writers have played in the history of cinema.
The film series boasts films based on works of MS Writers or written directly by MS writers.
FSFX plans to screen A Streetcar Named Desire (Williams), The Big Sleep (Faulkner), Crimes of the Heart (Henley), My Dog Skip (Morris), As I Lay Dying (Faulkner), A Time to Kill (Grisham), and Trapped (Iles). The exhibit will feature brief biographies and highlights from the careers of Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Willie Morris, John Grisham and Greg Iles
Mississippi has given rise to some incredible artistic talents: From Tennessee Williams to Elvis Presley and B.B. King to William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Morgan Freeman, the very soil seems to teem with creative potential.
Bolstered by attractive tax rebates and similarly attractive scenery, Mississippi has recently seen an increased presence from the film production community, with major Hollywood projects like Get On Up to smaller indies that are quickly gaining an audience and grabbing headlines setting up shop and shooting in the Magnolia state. Mississippi’s “Hub” City, Hattiesburg, MS now has a premiere film festival to showcase the state’s burgeoning film industry.
For these reasons, Bryan Nelson P.A. has decided to invest in and support the film expo in its efforts bring the state’s talent to the big screen.
Festival South is important to Hattiesburg for many reasons. For Hattiesburg residents, it provides numerous opportunities for them to get out and see entertainment from artists and performers that they would otherwise not normally see. For Artists and Entertainers, it is an opportunity to showcase their talents. And for Hattiesburg businesses, it is an opportunity to sponsor and host events and capture new customers who are out enjoying Festival South.
The film expo will award prizes to the best films. Those prizes include:
Golden Magnolia Best Feature Award, $500 cash prize
Golden Magnolia Best Short, $250 cash prize
Audience Award, short or feature
Awards will be announced at The Reel Big Movie concert and FSFX award on June 23.
The attorneys of Bryan Nelson urge everyone to grab their popcorn and meet them at The Grand Theater for the history-making event.
To learn more about the film festival, click here.
To learn more about Bryan Nelson P.A., click here.
About Bryan Nelson P.A. Attorneys at Law:
The offices of Bryan Nelson P.A. are located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hattiesburg is known as the "Hub City" because of the major highways and railway lines that pass through the city. From our offices located in Hattiesburg, our attorneys are able to travel to at least fifteen (15) county seats within an hour or less. Hattiesburg's convenient location has spawned one of the most economically active, dynamic and fastest growing areas in the Southeast.
The firm's practice consists of representing individuals, as well as a variety of both large and small businesses, including insurers, banking institutions, construction firms, transportation concerns, nursing homes, medical providers, and other professionals.
Members of the firm have extensive experience in both civil litigation and legal transactions. In the realm of civil litigation, members of the firm specialize in disputes arising from commercial transactions, construction defects and design, labor and employment, automobile accidents, premises liability accidents, medical malpractice, workers compensation, admiralty and offshore accidents, environmental claims, and mass tort litigation. From a transactional perspective, the firm furnishes legal services associated with personal transactions such as estate planning and administration, trust preparation, conservatorships, and guardianships, as well as business transactions such as the formation of business entities, purchase and sale agreements, and real estate transactions.
About Festival South:
FestivalSouth® is Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre arts festival, offering both free and ticketed events to local residents and cultural tourists. Presented by the Hattiesburg Concert Association (HCA), this year’s festival promises to be a two-week experience you won’t forget!
Whether it’s classical, jazz, country, or gospel, FestivalSouth® offers music for every age range and musical taste. Our FestivalArtists bring craftsmen, artisans, and tourists together to experience unique art and sculpture exhibits from local talent. Dance events bring exciting movement to the festival, while Artie Events for kids offer fun, fun, fun for FestivalFamilies. Two exciting new events in the festival this year are the FestivalSouth® Film Expo and Festival5k. Both events are fresh and exciting additions to the Festival that are sure to impress our audience!
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