Based partly in Oklahoma City, the production company Toy Gun Films sets its sights on making movies that change the world.
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In 2009, they started Toy Gun Films, a nonprofit production company based in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, aimed at producing films that tell stories of moral courage and overcoming social injustices from around the world. Green said that being a nonprofit was an ideal way to get their content out there for people to see and make a difference.
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Since 2005, Synapse Films has helped keep the sticky-floored spirit of
grindhouse cinema alive by issuing collections of coming attractions
under the 42nd Street Forever banner. Interested parties can catch up on the half-dozen titles thus far on DVD (I have, minus the lone XXX-Treme one) or opt for the new Blu-ray Edition. It's essentially a "greatest hits" piece, culling 80 trailers from all previous volumes.
Midwest City, home to Hollywood’s brightest stars!
Well, every Sunday night through Aug. 12, that is. Thanks to the Midwest City Parks and Recreation Department, the community now has Sunset Cinema, a free, outdoor movie series to call its own, beginning 20 minutes after the sun slowly dips below the horizon, like a lover waving goodbye.
While the series began last night with The Muppets, plenty of other titles await your blankets and lawn chairs at Charles J. Johnson Central Park Town Center, 7209 S.E. 29th.
• June 10, Puss in Boots • June 17, Top Gun • June 24, How to Train Your Dragon • July 1, Despicable Me • July 8, Megamind • July 15, Madagascar • July 22, Cars • July 29, Secretariat • Aug. 5, Gnomeo & Juliet • Aug. 12, Grease
Fun fact: Two of those selections star America’s most famous Scientologists. For more information, call 739-1293 or visit midwestcityok.org/sunset-cinemas. —Rod Lott