Pacino brings his brand of ‘Heat’ to our sweltering state.
“Say hello to my little friend!”
“Attica! Attica! Attica!” “I am the law!”
“You ever take a dump made you feel like you'd just slept for twelve hours?”
No doubt about it: Al Pacino is a living Hollywood legend, with an Academy Award on the mantle and his legacy in cinematic history secured.
So why, then, is he appearing next Friday night, Oct. 14 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville? Does he owe Beverly D’Angelo several months’ child support or something?
Either way, he is, and you can be one of the 1,600 lucky people to have an audience with him. At 9 p.m. Oct. 14, Pacino will give a one-man show about his career, rife with backstage scuttlebutt and film clips. A Q-and-A will follow. If I could be there, I’d ask him about that time Ben Stiller portrayed Pacino auditioning for the kiddie film “Beethoven.” (Didn’t see it? Skip to the 7:53 mark ...)
Tickets are $85 to $150. Call 800-622-6317 or visit winstarworldcasino.com. —Rod Lott
Music Hugh Foley Editor’s note: With Saturday marking Woody Guthrie’s 100th
birthday, we asked music scholar Hugh Foley for his take on why Guthrie
still matters. A professor at Rogers State University in Claremore,
Foley is the author of the Oklahoma Music Guide IIand a founding board member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
Ssshhhh! Secret blockbuster to screen for charity next week.
One of summer’s most-anticipated films yet to be released is screening early for charity, and you’re invited! Just don’t expect what to know for sure what you’re seeing until the lights go down.
At 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno, Citizens Caring for Children hosts “A Night at the Movies.” For a $50 ticket, not only do you gain admission, but get treated to hors d’oevures (or “snacks,” if you don’t speak fancy), drinks, popcorn, swag bags and the opportunity to take part in a silent auction featuring movie memorabilia.
It’s all for a good cause, as CCC is a nonprofit organization that provides shoes, clothes, books, school supplies and more to Oklahoma foster children. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the organization, so call 753-4099 or visit citizenscaringforchildren.org to secure your ticket.
But to play detective, if the “pre-screening of one of this summer's blockbuster hits” claim is legit, my money’s on The Bourne Legacy, for three reasons: 1. The movie opens three days later. 2. There's a press screening of Legacy scheduled at Harkins that night. 3. One of its producers, Frank Marshall, is no stranger to doing good deeds for Oklahoma charities. Remember when he brought Matt Damon to town for the premiere of the last Bourne movie?
Hey, that’s just my guess. I possess no insider knowledge. If I’m wrong, then my alternate pick is ParaNorman, because I can’t picture a charity going gung-ho for The Expendables 2. As cool as that would be. —Rod Lott
The spy franchise is 'Bourne' again with a new leading man.
Action Phil Bacharach
Just because you don’t have Jason Bourne, Matt Damon or a Robert Ludlum
novel to crib from doesn’t mean you can’t still wring some thrills out
of the Bourne franchise. With the dog days of the summer box-office season comes The Bourne Legacy, a respectable spy actioner, even if it falls short of the standard set by its predecessors.
Arts patron and urban developer John Belt leaves behind a lasting legacy with OKC’s historic arts district.
News Tim Farley
During a Christmas party last year at Paseo Originals Art Gallery, John
Belt walked up a flight of steps, looked to the crowd and immediately
burst into a booming rendition of “O Holy Night.”
Members of the metro music scene band together to pay tribute to one of its pioneers, the late Basile Kolliopoulos.
Music Louis Fowler Basile Benefit Bash with The True Believers, The Fortune Tellers, The Reverb Brothers, DJ Jon Mooneyham and more 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday VZD’s Restaurant & Club 4200 N. Western vzds.com 524-4203 $20 Friday, $10 Saturday