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A Little of Everything

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In Theaters As of this writing, it appears movie theaters are back in business, albeit at a smaller capacity and socially distanced. With that in mind, November has two big films coming to the silver screen with the hopes of pulling audience members back into the recliners, popcorn and soda in hand. First, there’s...

The Changing Film Landscape

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Around Town It has been incredible and, frankly, heartening, to see the speed with which the Oklahoma film community has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to technology, film festivals – which could easily have suffered death blows at the hands of the shutdown – have found ways to keep going,...

Superhero Worship

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From humble beginnings on the funny pages of 1890s newspapers, comics have thrust themselves upon the entertainment world with all the impact of an animated neutron bomb. Comic books have long ceased being just for kids. A pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1 cost 10 cents when printed in 1938; it sold...

Summer’s End Means Outdoor Flicks

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Around Town As summer comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to savor those last few weeks of family freedom and warm weather before school and autumn descend upon us. There are few better ways to do this than enjoying an outdoor movie. With plenty of options, you can find an enjoyable film to commemorate summer’s close. For those in...

Longings from LA

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One of Julia Wolov’s first childhood dreams was to become an Oral Roberts University cheerleader. By junior high, that dream was over. “I was too busy taking break-dancing lessons at the Jewish Community Center,” she says. What she has grown up to be is a successful comedy writer in Los Angeles for the past 19 years. As a kid, she had...

Hitting All the Marks

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...