The Isom Center's Women in the Film Industry Series Presents: Joey Lauren Adams' "Come Early Morning"



The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at The University of Mississippi and Oxford’s Powerhouse Community Arts Center are proud to present a screening of actor-writer-director and former Oxonian Joey Lauren Adams’s film Come Early Morning (2006). Adams will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session with the audience. This program is part of the Sarah Isom Center’s series Women in the Film Industry.

The screening is free and open to the public. Tickets for the post-show reception with Adams are ten dollars. Ticket price includes food by the Main Event and a cocktail. Tickets for the reception will be available at the door.


"Ghosts in Gloves" with Dr. Derrick Harriell - Monday, March 2nd at Noon

Spring Brown Bags - HarriellAbout Derrick Harriell:

Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, but currently resides, with his wife and son, in Oxford MS where he teaches in the English and African-American Studies programs at The University of Mississippi. His poems have been widely published in numerous journals and anthologies. His first collection of poems, Cotton (Aquarius Press- Willow Books 2010), traces his southern familial roots. His most recent collection, Ropes (Aquarius Press- Willow Books 2013), won the 2014 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Book Award and is steeped in a historical conversation between heralded African American prizefighters Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, and Mike Tyson.



Provocateur and National Treasure John Waters to Visit

John Waters dropping off 16mm prints of his early works at the Film Society. Photo by Eugene Hernandez. (Borrowed from

To experience a John Waters movie is to experience the carnivalesque. No other filmmaker can make his audience laugh till their eyes water, cringe in their seats, and potentially throw up -- all in the same moment. To watch one of his films is to experience a delicious delirium that makes you realize that he has turned your world and expectations topsy-turvy.

Dennis Lim, the Film Society's Director of Programming at the Lincoln Center, says it best when he observes that John Waters is "a lifelong provocateur and by now a national treasure. John Waters is a singular, even prophetic figure within not only American cinema but also the broader landscape of American popular culture. From his early underground sensations to his subversive work within the mainstream, no filmmaker has done as much to blur and challenge the distinctions between high and low culture, and between good and bad taste.”

We are excited to welcome John Waters to our campus. This student-inspired event was made possible by generous support from the University Lecture Series, numerous university entities, and private donations.

Tickets will be free and available from the UM Box Office by mid February.


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