The Oxford Film Festival will be hosting a new series entitled, “Monday Movies.” This series will feature a number of films every Monday including the film, Election Day, directed by Katy Chevigny.
On October 22, join us for our free Monday Movie Series in partnership with Burns Belfry located at 710 Jackson Avenue East.
The featured film for this day will be “Election Day,” which combines 11 stories shot simultaneously on November 2, 2004, from dawn until long past midnight and makes them one.
Award-winning director Katy Chevigny fielded 14 film crews to capture the action vérité-style in a diverse range of locations, including Chicago; the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South
Dakota; Dearborn, Mich.; Cincinnati and Shaker Heights, Ohio; Orlando and Quincy, Fla.; St.
Louis; New York; the little town of Sapulpa, Okla.; and the even tinier Stockholm, Wis. Election Day is as fast-paced and suspenseful as a thriller, with vote counts and political activism substituting for shootouts and car chases. The heroes of the day are ordinary Americans determined to vote, to turn out others to vote, and to see that the voting is legally and fairly done.
League of Women Voters will lead a discussion following the film.