Evolving focus

deadCenter Film Festival opens 2019 submissions.
deadCenter Film Festival 2018 wrapped in June, but the event’s organizers are already thinking about the future.

Western reels

A local film series explores portrayals of the American West.
This August, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum dusts off the reels of several classic pieces of Americana in anticipation of its annual Western Movie Matinees.

Rewind revival

VHS and Chill events make nostalgic movies on tape cool.
      In the beginning, there was RoboCop, a VHS copy in a cardboard box full of old movies and episodes of Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer taped from television.

Deadline OKC

48 Hour Film Project puts moviemaking on fast-forward.
Last year, Oklahoma City’s 48 Hour Film Project resulted in a 911 call.

deadCenter: Listening lesson

Javier Bardem lets the people of Bartlesville do the talking in Thy Kingdom Come.
Javier Bardem is the star of Thy Kingdom Come in the sense that he is far and away the most famous person in each scene.

deadCenter: Local premiere

Oklahoma City filmmaker Laron Chapman makes his directorial debut at deadCenter with You People.
Oklahoma City-based filmmaker Laron Chapman has watched deadCenter Film Festival grow over the years, which culminates as his debut feature film You People premieres at deadCenter opening night June 7 with an encore June 10.

deadCenter: Growing support

Weed the People is scheduled for a timely screening at deadCenter Film Festival.
Editor’s note: This article is part of a series examining cannabis and cannabinoids in Oklahoma leading up to the June 26 medical marijuana referendum.

deadCenter: Final destination

deadCenter Film Festival ICON winner Ryan Merriman wants to advance the film industry in Oklahoma.
A quarter century ago, Ryan Merriman earned his first acting role on The Mommies, playing the son of comedian Caryl Kristensen on the sitcom based on Kristensen’s standup act with Marilyn Kentz.

Next Issue: The 18th annual deadCenter Film Festival celebrates local and international filmmakers

P. 25 Now in its 18th year, the annual deadCenter Film Festival in downtown OKC celebrates world-class local and international filmmakers. Oklahoma Gazette deployed its writers to interview directors, producers and stars and review some of the movies populating this ever-growing local film event.

Pet project

Tower Theatre’s Stephen Tyler has grown film-loving Projector Club on the fly.
Tower Theatre has had its Projector Club for almost as long as it has been showing movies in its revived theater.

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