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As the mastermind behind some of popular culture’s most iconic images (and co-creator of Pee-wee’s Playhouse), artist Wayne White is as complex an individual as his warped sense of humor would suggest. Catch Beauty Is Embarrassing — a documentary on the life and times of the complicated artist — 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stories We Tell

Family matters.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Stories We Tell is not only one of the year's best documentaries, but one of the format's more unique exercises of our time. You may have seen a story of this type before — just not told in this imaginative a fashion. I was reminded of the rush I felt encountering Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line or Michael Moore's Roger & Me in the late 1980s, and thinking, "Wow, a documentary can be like this, too?"
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

Mort! Mort! Mort! Mort!


Documentary

Rod Lott
In 1987, The Morton Downey Jr. Show burst out of nowhere — New Jersey, to be precise — and became a near-instant phenomenon, turning its loud-mouthed, chain-smoking host into the titan of trash TV. Less than two years later, ratings plummeted along with Downey's career. 
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Room 237

Rhetoric on redrum.


Documentary

Rod Lott
The Shining is about a novelist who goes mad while hotel-sitting over a winter break. The Shining is about the white man's genocide of Native Americans. The Shining is about the Holocaust. The Shining is about how Stanley Kubrick faked the Apollo moon landings. 

 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

The men and women behind the mask.


Documentary

Rod Lott
How appropriate that a history of the Friday the 13th fits into a snug 13 chapters on Blu-ray and DVD. It makes me wonder if its running time of 6.66 hours also were intentional. 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Grave secrets

What are you doing on Halloween? A documentary on Night of the Living Dead is coming to get you, Barbra.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Birth of the Living Dead / Night of the Living Dead
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
free-$9

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Narco Cultura

Crimes and rhymes collide in this disturbing and powerful documentary about the celebratory culture spawned by Mexico's drug war.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Richi Soto is a busy man. As a crime scene investigator in Juárez, Mexico — aka the murder capital of the world — how could he not be?

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Unhung Hero

Does size matter?


Documentary

Rod Lott

First, watch this.

 
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rewind This!

Be kind, Rewind.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Anyone who recalls the days of loading up on VHS rentals at mom-and-pop video stores back in "The Day" will feel that joy return in a rush from Rewind This!, on DVD from, appropriately, the FilmBuff label. 

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 
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