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OKG Newsletter


Topic: OCU

OCU to host sustainability conference

Ecological sustainability focus of Sept. 23-24 event.


News

Carmen Forman
Five speakers from across the nation will address ecological sustainability at Oklahoma City University’s two-day sustainability conference, “Caring for Our Home,” Sept. 23-24.
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Star is born again

Oklahoma City University revives the 1970s hit ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Jesus Christ Superstar
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Kirkpatrick Auditorium
2501 N. Blackwelder
208-5227
$12-$25
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Without Thunder

Life will go on. We promise.


Features

Matt Carney
The forecast for this lockout is Cold War, in more ways than one.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Let ‘The River’ run

Catch a Renoir classic for free, thanks to OCU.

Oklahoma City University continues its 30th annual Film Institute series on Jan. 22 with Jean Renoir’s “The River,” based on Rumer Godden’s 1946 novel.

The 1951 drama serves as an unconventional romance, centered on three girls in India who fall in love with the same man, an American solider (Thomas E. Breen) who lost one leg in the war. No less a cinema master than Martin Scorsese deems the Technicolor production as one of “the two most beautiful color films ever made. I watch that film three times a year. Sometimes four.” 

When Scorsese showed to Wes Anderson, the younger director was inspired to make “The Darjeeling Limited.” (If, like me, you found “Darjeeling” to be a blight on Anderson’s otherwise spotless filmography, blame Marty, I guess.)

According to a press release from OCU, “The River” was one of the two most requested films on the evaluation forms from last year’s series.

“The River” screens for free at 2 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Meinders School of Business’ Kerr-McGee Auditorium, 2501 N. Blackwelder.

Still to come are:
• “Children of Heaven,” Feb. 5;
• “The Milk of Sorrow,” Feb. 19; and
• “Sansho the Baliff,” March 4.

For more information, call 208-5472. —Rod Lott
by Rod Lott 01.09.2012 2 years ago
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Travelin’ man

Rick Steves comes to OKC with a simple message: See the world.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Rick Steves
7 p.m. Saturday
Hardemann Auditorium, Oklahoma Christian University
2501 E. Memorial Rd.
oc.edu/events
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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At a clip for April

Coming soon: heaven domes, Grateful Dead, and docs and shorts galore!

Another month, another flood of special-engagement films coming to a theater near you, but not necessarily the ones you expect. You'll be pleased if you're into shorts, documentaries and/or things that are free. Let’s get to ’em!

In chronological order, we have ...

The Dome of Heaven
6 p.m. April 5
University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Transformative Learning
100 University Drive, Edmond
free

UCO alum Diane Glancy returns to campus tonight to show her new film, The Dome of Heaven, a chronicle of a dysfunctional family’s struggle for stability. The free screening concludes with a Q-and-A with the director, who’s also a well-known, award-winning novelist, poet and playwright.




Red Carpet Film Festival
7 p.m. April 7
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua, Norman
$5

Six short films will be screened at the fourth annual Red Carpet Film Festival on Saturday. What makes them special is that they are produced by students of the Moore Norman Technology Center’s digital video production and graphic design classes, with scores provided by music students at ACM@UCO. Clocking in at 10 minutes each, the shorts are “Restless,” “My Eyes Are Bigger Than Yours,” “Vengeance,” “The Chill,” “The Guardian” and “Bring Me to Life.” Get tickets — only $5 — and more info at redcarpetfilmfest.webs.com.




Introduction to Documentary Film
2:30-4:30 p.m. April 12
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
$35

Here’s a nifty idea: Take a class for the fun of it, especially when said sessions explore documentaries. That’s the intent behind a two-hour class for six Thursdays, beginning April 12, as part of the University of Oklahoma’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Kathryn Jenson White, an Oklahoma Gazette film critic and associate professor at OU, will lead the classes at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. On the syllabus are such acclaimed, accessible, influential and even revolutionary works as Nanook of the North, The Thin Blue Line, Roger & Me, Grizzly Man, Shut Up and Sing and Taxi to the Dark Side. To register, call 325-3488 or visit olliatou.org.




Blue Like Jazz
April 13
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown, Moore Warren

Having earned $345,000 in 30 days, Blue Like Jazz is the most-funded film in Kickstarter history, and it opens in three metro theaters on April 13. With a cast of unknowns and based on Donald Miller’s best-selling 2003 nonfiction book, the comedy is about a young man who flees his Bible Belt upbringing to attend college at “the most godless campus in America,” and struggles with keeping his faith. I suppose this is counterprogramming to Cabin in the Woods?




Children of War
April 15
Fambul Tok
April 22
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business
2501 N. Blackwelder
free

OCU’s ongoing, free documentary series continues with Children of War, about former child soldiers in Uganda, on April 15 and Fambul Tok, about forgiveness following Sierra Leone’s brutal war, on April 22. Both are free. For more information, call 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu/film-lit.




Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up at the Movies 2012
7 p.m. April 19
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown, Hollywood Spotlight 14 in Norman

You know how Deadheads follow the Grateful Dead from concert to concert? I wonder if that holds true when the concert is a film. I guess you could find out April 19, when three area theaters host a never-before-seen summer 1989 gig from the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. A slideshow of band photos will precede the feature, as will a previously unreleased live track from 1974. Grab info and tickets at fathomevents.com, man!




Switch
6 p.m. April 24
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business
2501 N. Blackwelder
free

Screening on the OCU campus for free is the documentary Switch, about trends and the future of the energy industry, with an aim to encourage a balanced national understanding on the topic and its utter importance. Interested? Reserve your complimentary tickets at switchenergyproject.com. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 04.05.2012 2 years ago
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Righting wrongs

OCU law students are working to identify and remedy cases of wrongful conviction.


News

C.G. Niebank
Although it’s said justice is blind, and thus fair, mistakes are sometimes made — and innocent people are wrongfully convicted of crimes.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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C’mon, get slappy

Alloy Orchestra scores some pratfalls at OK Mozart.

As part of this week’s OK Mozart series in Oklahoma City, the Alloy Orchestra returns to perform a live soundtrack to silent films.

At 8 p.m. tonight at Oklahoma City University, the trio presents Masters of Slapstick, a 62-minute program of shorts starring some of the screen’s most legendary silent comedians: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle.

Alloy Orchestra is known for crafting unique, original soundtracks to films that had none, using an array of found percussion instruments and state-of-the-art electronics. The Massachusetts-based group was part of last year’s OK Mozart festivities with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, for which I interviewed Alloy leader Ken Winokur. It’ll give you a good idea of what to expect with tonight’s performance (as will the clip below), despite the difference in films being shown.

Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, visit okmozart.com. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Alloy Orchestra interview  
Metropolis DVD review 



by Rod Lott 06.11.2012 1 year ago
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Central suitor

OCU law school is set to move downtown with the purchase of the historic Central High building,


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City University School of Law is headed for downtown Oklahoma City, albeit not for at least a year. The school on July 13 beat out a bid by Oklahoma City Public Schools to buy the old Central High School building from American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company.
 
Monday, July 16, 2012
 
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