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Longings from LA

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

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...

From Schmaltz to Satire

Around Town Circle Cinema’s sing-along presentations of White Christmas run Dec. 14 through Christmas Eve. Here are three quick reasons to give it a watch: The songs. Everyone knows the title song, but most of the tunes in the film are hummable and entertaining, from the archly amusing “Sisters” to the sentimental but still moving “Count Your Blessings.” The cast....