As tweeted a few minutes ago by Tracey Zeeck, today’s issue of Oklahoma Gazette is indeed deadCENTER-ific.
• First, colleague Phil Bacharach and I interviewed five directors about their Okie-connected movies, all showing at the festival. That includes actress Famke Janssen, who makes her behind-the-camera debut with the dramedy Bringing Up Bobby, which was shot here; and Lance McDaniel with the Chris Kattan comedy, Just Crazy Enough, also shot here.
With lesser star power but no dip in quality, there’s also the revenge flick The Unusual (Calling of) Charlie Christmas, the documentary Where Did the Horny Toad Go? and the comedy Cinema Six.
• Secondly, Phil and I also review six films beyond the above that you don’t want to miss
, whether because it’s really, really good or, in the case of Keyhole
, because it’s an utter mind-rape.
• Thirdly, Susannah Waite discusses the special Native American films
showing at deadCENTER, as part of a whole weekend of tribal culture
in the metro that extends to the Red Earth Festival and the Jim Thorpe Games.
• And finally — whew! — in the middle of today’s issue is a four-page advertising section from deadCENTER that includes a handy, pull-out schedule. (Oh, and wrapped inside that? The primary ballot
’s Best of OKC 2012
Unrelated to deadCENTER, but still all about movies, we spotlight two indie films currently playing in the metro that are outstanding: the brainy sci-fi drama Sound of My Voice
, about a cult, and Jack Black as a lovable murderer in Bernie
, which is about as far from Kung Fu Panda 2
as he could get.
Staying at home? Be sure to consult our DVD and Blu-ray reviews
, which is updated on a near-daily basis. Many suggestions — and warnings — reside there.
This weekend, you have absolutely no excuse not to see something. —Rod Lott