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‘Skate’ or die

It's a tough call.

Not that you’d notice, but here’s what’s been eating up my free time of late: As founder of The Movie Clubbed, I’ll be part of Saturday’s live skewering of Skatetown, U.S.A., an abomination of pop celluloid that was 1979’s both best and worst “rock and roller disco movie of the year!”

The details, from today’s Gazette:

"Turns out there’s a reason 1979’s Skatetown, U.S.A. has never hit VHS or DVD: It really sucks. The alleged comedy starring Scott Baio and Patrick Swayze will get a live, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style beating from The Movie Clubbed, whose members include a few Oklahoma Gazetteers, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Also to be skewered: a 1972 short by the OKC Urban Renewal Authority. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com."

This marks The Movie Clubbed’s second time at bat. The first was back in March, when we (me, Richard York, Brian Winkeler, Greg Elwell and Spencer Hicks) zapped Zardoz, the 1974 science-fiction slice of nonsense starring Sean Connery. We didn’t think we find a more painful follow-up, but we were wrong.

What’s “special” about this Skatetown screening is that the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has procured a 35mm print. That’s right: They weren’t all burned in anger. With any luck, this one will spontaneously combust as soon as we’re done with it, so buy your tickets now before they skate away. There's even an unofficial after-party at The Paramount on Film Row, for which Brian bought the Skatetown soundtrack LP off eBay. You've been warned, but see you there anyway? —Rod Lott



by Rod Lott 09.19.2012 1 year ago
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OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie

A documentary of one man’s battle with OCD, depression and autism, is the feel-bad film of the year.


Documentary

Rod Lott
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie
5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Groove for good

More than just a free festival of live music, Norman’s Groovefest turns the spotlight on human rights issues.


Features

Zach Hale
Groovefest
noon-10 p.m. Sunday
Andrews Park
201 W. Daws, Norman
groovefest.org
514-0781
free
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Theater of blood

In reviving the Grand Guignol tradition, Reduxion sets the stage for murder.


Performing Arts

Rod Lott
Night of Grand Guignol: French Theatre of Horror
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Oct. 27
Reduxion Theatre
1613 N. Broadway
reduxiontheatre.com
651-3191
$15-$18

 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Calvinist theory

Not satisfied with his previous recordings, Norman singer-songwriter John Calvin molds 'Wax' with a simple sincerity.


Music

Joshua Boydston
John Calvin with Desi & Cody and Young Readers
10 p.m. Thursday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
$6
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Good Grammer

Although half of her folk duo passed away a decade ago, Tracy Grammer made it her mission to keep Dave Carter’s voice alive.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Tracy Grammer
8 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Hills have eyes

Heritage Hills’ annual home tour illustrates the importance of protecting and preserving the city’s cultural landmarks.


Features

Gazette staff
Heritage Hills Historic Homes and Garden Tour
noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
405 N.W. 15th
heritagehills.org
206-8898
$12-$15
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Searching for Sugar Man

One sweet rockumentary.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
This is a golden age of documentaries, and I don’t mean the propagandistic variety via Michael Moore or 2016: Obama’s America. Given the pervasive timidity and lack of imagination in Hollywood today, film buffs are well advised to take stock of documentaries, where the most gripping stories are being told.
 
Monday, October 8, 2012

Knight watch

Batman soars into Oklahoma City to deliver a little BAM! POW! OOF! in an action-packed, effects-laden stage show.


Performing Arts

Rod Lott
Batman Live
7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
chesapeakearena.com
800-745-3000
$19.50-$69.50
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dan Deacon — America


Electronica

Joshua Boydston
Lots of adjectives can be used to describe mad-pop scientist Dan Deacon’s back catalog: zany, fun, disorienting, loud, clashing, dysfunctional and dizzying.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
 
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