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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Documentary

Tiger beat

Beau Jennings is A-OK with the singer-songwriter tag, now that he has The Tigers rocking out behind him.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Beau Jennings & the Tigers with Black Canyon and Matt Jewett & the Rowdy Dow
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Beauty Day

Before ‘Jackass,’ there was Cap’n Video.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Don’t feel stupid: I didn’t know who Ralph Zavadil was, either. After all, we can’t be faulted for living in Oklahoma City instead of Ontario, Canada. Ultimately, it makes no difference, because Beauty Day, the documentary about the man, is a fun viewing nonetheless. That’s because there’s something about watching stunts of bodily harm that holds universal appeal.
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Brooklyn Castle

A real-life slice of chess pie.


Documentary

Rod Lott
At I.S. 318 junior high in Brooklyn, N.Y., the “geeks are the athletes,” and Brooklyn Castle is the story of how these inner-city kings and queens fight to keep their standings.
 
Monday, February 18, 2013

The Imposter

Too good to be true, and yet ...


Documentary

Rod Lott
Although now I can’t remember the publication, I recall reading an article about con artist Frédéric Bourdin and thinking, “This would make a really good documentary.” A few years later, The Imposter is that documentary.
 
Friday, February 15, 2013

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay — Away from Keyboard

The torrent site’s founders get a legal lesson IRL.


Documentary

Rod Lott
I first heard of The Pirate Bay when a friend told me about this site where he had just downloaded and watched Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle — then in theaters — at the comfort of his own home.

It hardly seemed worth the trouble. Obviously, I’m in the minority, as the site claims more than 25 million active users worldwide, who share movies, music, video games and other copyrighted works via torrent files.
 
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga / The Gatekeepers

Two new documentaries have little in common in subject, but share excellence in quality.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$6-$8

The Gatekeepers
daily, ongoing
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24
2501 W. Memorial
755-2466
amctheatres.com
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Burn

For a gripping documentary that humanizes firefighters, it’s ‘Burn,’ baby, ‘Burn.’


Documentary

Alyssa Grimley
Burn
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday
Moore Warren Theatre
1000 Telephone, Moore
detroitfirefilm.org
$15-$20
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FBI Code 98

It's about a bomb, but isn't one.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Despite how Warner Archive has branded it, 1963’s FBI Code 98 is not — repeat: not — film noir. All film noir is crime, but not all crime is film noir. That vaulted subgenre requires darkness, whereas this feature is so light and breezy, it’s practically a recruiting tool for the federal agency. It even has its own marching music.
 
Monday, May 6, 2013

The Arrested Development Documentary Project

As appetizing as a frozen banana in December.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Thanks to Netflix, we are mere days away from being able to bite into Arrested Development’s long-awaited, never-thought-it-would-happen fourth season. In the meantime, you might be inclined to consume The Arrested Development Documentary Project as an appetizer, seeing as how the documentary is now available on demand from FilmBuff.
 
Friday, May 10, 2013
 
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