‘YERT’ in for a treat with several upcoming local screenings.
• In 2012, if you see only one documentary whose title is an acronym, make it “YERT.” Standing for “your environmental road trip,” the award-winning film follows a yearlong trip through all 50 of these United States to meet those men and women tackling environmental crises. The travelers also pledged to do so by creating less than one shoebox full of garbage per month, including recyclables.
Filled with heart and humor, “YERT” screens at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at Oklahoma City University’s Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business, 2501 N. Blackwelder. Admission is free, thanks to the fine folks at Transition OKC, Sierra Club and Technology Unlimited Inc. For more information, visit goinglocalokc.com.
• Directed by Yukon resident Ryan Scott, the all-Okie indie comedy “Wolf Head,” gets a big-screen debut at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas. Tickets are $7 (cash only), which isn’t bad at all to support a local fimmaker who, judging from the quality of the trailer, looks like he knows what he’s doing:
• “Clerks” director/airlines scourge Kevin Smith comes to town — well, beamed live, at least — with the one-night-only event, “Kevin Smith: Live from Behind.” Showing at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown USA and Norman’s Hollywood Spotlight 14, the three-hour show includes a Q-and-A with theater audiences and guest Jason Mewes for a recording of their “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old” podcast. Tickets top $15, because pot ain’t free, you know. Visit fathomevents.com.
• One night before, at Tinseltown, you can catch “The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think,” a sure-to-be-supper-trippy concert film filled with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. It’s another one-time event, so if you’re into block-rockin’ beats, mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Visitfathomevents.com.
• Anime nerds, unite! Japan’s “Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos” will screen for one day only, Jan. 20, at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas. If you know what that title means, this movie is geared directly toward you.
• Finally, one for your own living room: For the conspiracy theorist in you, Free Mind Films recently released “A Noble Lie: OKC ’95” on DVD. Directed by James Lane, the documentary raises questions about the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Spoiler alert: The official story is refuted. —Rod Lott
Action Rod Lott
Japan anime “Redline” imagines a future where racing isn’t such a big
deal in the sports world any more, with the clear exception of the
titular race, an anything-goes event held every five years.
If there’s a better action film this year, ‘The Raid’ will kick its ass into nonexistence.
Action Rod Lott
Fans of pure action cinema are apt to grow delirious with glee over The Raid: Redemption,
an Indonesian crime thriller that relies so much upon the universal
language of violence, one could enjoy it without subtitles.
Action Rod Lott
I love the character of Blade. I love the Blade comic books, starting with his debut in Marvel's Tomb of Dracula in the 1970s. I love all three Blade movies — yes, including that third one. Hell, I even love the short-lived Blade series Spike TV aired in 2006.
From anime conventions to Medieval fairs, a group of metro women has you covered for hair.
Features Carol Cole-Frowe
Five Wits Artistic Geekery is a metro-area company that sells
costume-play (or cosplay) wigs and other wearables designed for anime
convention-goers, Renaissance and Medieval fair revelers, drag queens, Lord of the Rings fans, “brony” college students (guys into My Little Pony) and anyone else who wants to play with taking on an alternate identity.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Past films of Hayao Miyazaki have featured a goldfish princess, forest spirits and a giant rabbit. From Up on Poppy Hill, however,
features the strangest creatures of all: teenagers! The family-friendly
drama from Studio Ghibli screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of
Art, 415 Couch. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.