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Signal Sigur

Post-rock flick to chill our town Nov. 9.

This friendly notice is for all the Sigur Rós fans, and we know you’re out there: The Icelandic band’s second live film, “Inni,” is headed to Oklahoma City.

According to the website of its distributor, Cinema Purgatorio, “Inni” is scheduled to screen at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.

Given our apparently never-ending heat wave, it may not be all snowy here come November, but I get a chill just watching the trailer. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 09.30.2011 2 years ago
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Place this


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Connecticut architect Jon Pickard discusses “Place Purpose Form” in a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. today at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Drink this


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Beer is now an art form? We’ll drink to that!
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Mill and the Cross

A centuries-old painting comes to life in the slow-going, but visually sumptuous ‘The Mill and the Cross.’


Drama

Rod Lott
The Mill And The Cross
5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$8
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hitch this


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One of cinema’s all-time great suspensers, “Rear Window,” screens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sterlin’s sterling work

Harjo to be honored with state film award Saturday.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art has a slew of interesting documentaries, both shorts and feature-length, lined up between Thursday and Saturday for its American Indian Cinema Showcase.

If you can attend only one night, why not Saturday, when the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle will honor state filmmaker Sterlin Harjo pictured with an award? Here are the full details in the form of a press release, complete with quotes of things I didn’t really say. (Oh, those PR peeps!) —Rod Lott

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Honors Sterlin Harjo with Award for Achievement in Film
 
Oklahoma City, Nov. 1, 2011 — The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle has honored filmmaker Sterlin Harjo with the 2011 Tilghman Award celebrating achievement in cinema in the state.
 
The OFF will present Harjo with the Tilghman Award in a short ceremony Friday, Nov. 5, after a screening of his most recent works, a series of documentary shorts for Tulsa’s This Land Press. The screening, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art as part of the museum’s American Indian Cinema Showcase from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5.
 
Harjo, a 31-year-old member of the Seminole and Creek Nations, has earned international acclaim for films examining contemporary life of Native people. But his feature-length narratives – “Four Sheets to the Wind” in 2007 and “Barking Water” in 2009 – are emotionally rich motion pictures populated by complex characters.
 
“Sterlin’s films are invested with a humanity and depth of emotion that eludes many of his older, more experienced peers,” says OFCC President Rod Lott. “In a short period of time, Sterlin has really raised the bar for Oklahoma filmmakers. He more than deserves the Tilghman for his commitment to his art.”
 
OFCC’s 19 member critics choose as recipients of the award those individuals who have made significant contributions to film, advanced awareness of film in Oklahoma or highlighted Oklahoma as the home of talented and productive filmmakers, actors and others in the industry.
 
Raised in Holdenville and now living in Tulsa, Harjo began his filmmaking career while he was an art student at the University of Oklahoma. He credits a film class of Misha Nedeljkovich there with introducing him to the motion pictures of John Cassavetes and other independent-minded directors.
 
“It really opened my eyes to foreign films and independent films,” Harjo says. “He (Nedeljkovich) introduced me to all these different filmmakers and … the fact that you could make your own kind of film and it didn’t have to be like the stuff you see coming out of Hollywood.”
 
After launching into film, Harjo was selected to the Sundance Institute Filmmaker Lab. There he met producer Chad Burris, a Weatherford native, and the pair collaborated on a short film, “Goodnight Irene,” before tackling a larger project based on Harjo’s screenplay.
 
That resulting work, “Four Sheets to the Wind,” premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film tells the story of a young man named Cufe Smallhill (Cody Lightning) who goes to live with his troubled sister after the death of their father. The movie drew strong critical acclaim and earned a Sundance Special Jury Prize for Tamara Podemski, who portrayed Cufe’s sister. The actress later earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance.
 
In 2009, Harjo wrote and directed “Barking Water,” a haunting road film about a dying man and his ex-lover traveling across Oklahoma to visit the man’s estranged son. The movie also premiered at Sundance and has been screened around the world.
 
“I just don’t see myself making films about any other place,” Harjo says. “I mainly tell stories about contemporary Native people from specific tribes — usually Seminole and Creek — and the history of those tribes are that they were displaced from their homeland and put in Oklahoma. There’s a whole dynamic there that’s already created; it’s already complex, and it’s already going to influence my storytelling.”
 
Previous Tilghman Award recipients are documentary filmmaker Bradley Beeseley, Oklahoma City Museum of Art film curator Brian Hearn and Circle Cinema Foundation president Clark Wiens.
 
The Tilghman Award is named for William Matthew “Bill” Tilghman, widely credited with being the first individual to make a feature-length movie in what is now Oklahoma. He served as a deputy U.S. marshal and police chief in Oklahoma City, among other law-related positions. Tilghman also served as a state senator. In 1908, he made “A Bank Robbery,” which starred real-life bank robber Al Jennings recreating one of his crimes.
 
It was the first of several films Tilghman set in the state. In 1915, the lawman-turned-filmmaker made “Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws,” again starring actual criminals and the good guys who chased them. He is known for his attempts to deglamorize the outlaw villain and for striving to prove there are no outlaw heroes.
 
by Rod Lott 11.01.2011 2 years ago
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Kirkpatrick Foundation awards $1.25 million in grants

Local arts organizations among beneficiaries.


News

Carmen Forman
The Kirkpatrick Foundation Inc. awarded about $1.25 million to local nonprofits in the first three quarters of the year, keeping up with its usual projections.
 
Friday, November 4, 2011

VOTD: Sigur rush

Watch seven and a half gorgeous minutes of Sigur Rós’ soon-to-screen concert film, ‘Inni.’

If this black-and-white beauty is any indication of the artistry of Vincent Morisset’s upcoming concert documentary about Iceland’s best-known post-rock band, Sigur Rós, then I may just sell everything I own and buy a one-way plane ticket to Reykjavík after finally seeing this thing.

The song is “Festival” from the album “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.” The film, “Inni,” shows tomorrow at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, and focuses exclusively on the band’s performance, according to Morisset’s website. Watch:



For more about Morisset, who identifies himself as a "web-friendly director," watch this interview with him in Barcelona from earlier this year.

by Matt Carney 11.08.2011 2 years ago
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Film this


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In 1984, music producer Giorgio Moroder re-edited and restored the 1927 silent sci-fi film “Metropolis,” adding a rock soundtrack featuring the likes of Freddie Mercury, Billy Squier, Pat Benatar and Loverboy.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Inni

Beautiful, alien music gets a beautiful, alien concert film.


Documentary

Matt Carney
If you missed last night’s chance at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but like music, watch “Inni.” If you like film, watch “Inni.” Even if you liked Sigur Rós’ other concert documentary, “Heima,” go see “Inni.” I personally guarantee that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
 
Thursday, November 10, 2011
 
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