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Hitting All the Marks

Around Town It’s time once more for DeadCenter, the state’s biggest and highest profile film festival, June 6-9 in Oklahoma City. The DeadCenter Film Festival has such a great vibe, with many parties and extra events, that even friends who don’t love film as much as you do want to come along and bask in the atmosphere. While they’re there, you...

Red Dirt Quirkiness

Around Town While the film festival circuit doesn’t truly take the winter off (Sundance was in the frigid cold of Utah in January), projectors start to heat up once spring rolls around. March features the return of the Red Dirt Film Festival, taking place March 1-3 in Stillwater. This is an indie fest distilled to its essence, packed full of films...

From Sooner State to Silver Screen

If you’ve been in front of the big screen lately – or even the one in your living room – chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of home. More and more box office hits and television series are being filmed all over Oklahoma, from Enid and Harrah to Pauls Valley and Pawhuska. While many of us may be familiar with...

No False Starts

Around Town It’s that time of year again when we encourage a brief trip over the stateline to Missouri in search of the best documentary films in the world. The schedule for this year’s True/False Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 3 in Columbia, won’t be out until after this goes to print, but the festival is sure to have another slate...

Lassoing a New Life

In a world brimming with mega-IMAX theaters, unlimited internet streaming and ubiquitous rental kiosks, movie-viewing opportunities have expanded exponentially in the past decade. But for some folks, there’s nothing quite like the scent of buttered popcorn and a darkened, plush-seated, old-fashioned movie house for a flick fix. Enter Oklahoma City’s Rodeo Cinema. Executive director Kim Haywood says the movie house, which...