Film Mississippi: 1914-2017

Film Mississippi: 1914-2017

June 7, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Little Building, downtown Hattiesburg
Lorraine Stuart 601.266.4117

In her lecture, “Film Mississippi: 1914-2017,” Nina Parikh, Deputy Director of the Mississippi Film Office, will discuss the state’s cinematic history as well as its future in the film industry. Scheduled to coincide with the Festival South Film Expo Festival (FSFX), Parikh’s lecture will take place Wednesday, June 7 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Little Building in downtown Hattiesburg.

Mississippi’s film history is rich with stories inspired by Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, John Grisham, and many more. Mississippi is also the birth place of some of the most recognizable names in the industry, such as Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Parker Posey, Gerald McRaney,, Jim Henson, Elvis, and Oprah Winfrey. Mississippi is also the location of a number of notable films that include A Time to KillThe Help, O, Brother Where Art Thou?, and My Dog Skip.  

This official bicentennial project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the Mississippi Development Authority.


For additional information, contact Lorraine Stuart at or 601.266.4117.