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Topic: documentary

Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story

Do not pass ‘go.’ Do not collect $200. Do not watch this.


Documentary

Rod Lott
For my entire existence, I was under the impression Monopoly was a board game. Wrong! According to those interviewed in the feature documentary “Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story,” it is “about life” and “like life.” To have a set sit on your shelf is “a great source of pride.”
 
Monday, February 13, 2012

The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman

Love this music documentary madly.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
If you like rock ’n’ roll or drugs — or, perish the thought, even both — chances are you've gone through a Doors phase. Most likely that presumed phase was back in high school, when your parents didn't understand you and disheveled self-destruction was the height of romanticism.
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Re:Generation

What happens when DJs are forced to work with other artists? Just press play.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Re:Generation
Thursday
Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16
150 E. Reno
harkinstheatres.com
231-4747
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Queen: Days of Our Lives

Mercury rising.


Documentary

Rod Lott
As with all musical acts lucky enough to achieve worldwide success, Queen's grab of the golden ring was hardly a forgone conclusion, as this two-part, two-hour documentary shows.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Roger that!


Documentary

Rod Lott
Corman's World is not the first time producer Roger Corman has been the subject of a documentary film, but until the next one comes along, Alex Stapleton's stands definitive.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life / Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

One’s in tune; the other, tone-deaf.


Drama

Rod Lott
Because one usually has to enjoy the stature of a Johnny Cash, here are two musicians I never dreamed would get biopics: Serge Gainsbourg and Joe Meek.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012

Urbanized

If you build it, they will watch.


Documentary

Rod Lott
In my next life, I'm going to be an architect. I knew that before watching Urbanized, the documentary on the magic of cities, but now it's solidified.
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

Perdida

The weird, wild world of Mexican exploitation cinema through one family’s lens is captured in the documentary 'Perdida.'


Documentary

Rod Lott
Perdida
6 p.m. Thursday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
free
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

‘Royal’ treatment

The Freemasons, Knights Templar and Scottish Rite are subjects of a documentary being shot in part in Guthrie.


Features

Mia Cantu
Freemasonry is the world’s largest and oldest fraternity, which some believe dates as far back as the construction of King Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. It is based off the belief that every man is responsible for making the world a better place.
 
Thursday, March 29, 2012
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At a clip for April

Coming soon: heaven domes, Grateful Dead, and docs and shorts galore!

Another month, another flood of special-engagement films coming to a theater near you, but not necessarily the ones you expect. You'll be pleased if you're into shorts, documentaries and/or things that are free. Let’s get to ’em!

In chronological order, we have ...

The Dome of Heaven
6 p.m. April 5
University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Transformative Learning
100 University Drive, Edmond
free

UCO alum Diane Glancy returns to campus tonight to show her new film, The Dome of Heaven, a chronicle of a dysfunctional family’s struggle for stability. The free screening concludes with a Q-and-A with the director, who’s also a well-known, award-winning novelist, poet and playwright.




Red Carpet Film Festival
7 p.m. April 7
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua, Norman
$5

Six short films will be screened at the fourth annual Red Carpet Film Festival on Saturday. What makes them special is that they are produced by students of the Moore Norman Technology Center’s digital video production and graphic design classes, with scores provided by music students at ACM@UCO. Clocking in at 10 minutes each, the shorts are “Restless,” “My Eyes Are Bigger Than Yours,” “Vengeance,” “The Chill,” “The Guardian” and “Bring Me to Life.” Get tickets — only $5 — and more info at redcarpetfilmfest.webs.com.




Introduction to Documentary Film
2:30-4:30 p.m. April 12
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
$35

Here’s a nifty idea: Take a class for the fun of it, especially when said sessions explore documentaries. That’s the intent behind a two-hour class for six Thursdays, beginning April 12, as part of the University of Oklahoma’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Kathryn Jenson White, an Oklahoma Gazette film critic and associate professor at OU, will lead the classes at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. On the syllabus are such acclaimed, accessible, influential and even revolutionary works as Nanook of the North, The Thin Blue Line, Roger & Me, Grizzly Man, Shut Up and Sing and Taxi to the Dark Side. To register, call 325-3488 or visit olliatou.org.




Blue Like Jazz
April 13
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown, Moore Warren

Having earned $345,000 in 30 days, Blue Like Jazz is the most-funded film in Kickstarter history, and it opens in three metro theaters on April 13. With a cast of unknowns and based on Donald Miller’s best-selling 2003 nonfiction book, the comedy is about a young man who flees his Bible Belt upbringing to attend college at “the most godless campus in America,” and struggles with keeping his faith. I suppose this is counterprogramming to Cabin in the Woods?




Children of War
April 15
Fambul Tok
April 22
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business
2501 N. Blackwelder
free

OCU’s ongoing, free documentary series continues with Children of War, about former child soldiers in Uganda, on April 15 and Fambul Tok, about forgiveness following Sierra Leone’s brutal war, on April 22. Both are free. For more information, call 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu/film-lit.




Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up at the Movies 2012
7 p.m. April 19
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown, Hollywood Spotlight 14 in Norman

You know how Deadheads follow the Grateful Dead from concert to concert? I wonder if that holds true when the concert is a film. I guess you could find out April 19, when three area theaters host a never-before-seen summer 1989 gig from the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. A slideshow of band photos will precede the feature, as will a previously unreleased live track from 1974. Grab info and tickets at fathomevents.com, man!




Switch
6 p.m. April 24
Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business
2501 N. Blackwelder
free

Screening on the OCU campus for free is the documentary Switch, about trends and the future of the energy industry, with an aim to encourage a balanced national understanding on the topic and its utter importance. Interested? Reserve your complimentary tickets at switchenergyproject.com. —Rod Lott

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