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Tuesday, June 7
 

12:00pm

Registration Lounge
Registration is moving back to Film Row! Join us at IAO Gallery to pick up your pass, purchase and register new All Access passes, and hang out with other film fanatics before and during the festival.

Tuesday June 7, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102
 
Wednesday, June 8
 

12:00pm

Registration Lounge
Registration is moving back to Film Row! Join us at IAO Gallery to pick up your pass, purchase and register new All Access passes, and hang out with other film fanatics before and during the festival.

Wednesday June 8, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102
 
Thursday, June 9
 

12:00pm

Registration Lounge
Registration is moving back to Film Row! Join us at IAO Gallery to pick up your pass, purchase and register new All Access passes, and hang out with other film fanatics before and during the festival.

Thursday June 9, 2016 12:00pm - 8:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102

12:00pm

The Superlative Light: A Documentary in 4 Parts

This exhibition deconstructs the short documentary, The Superlative Light (SXSW 2016), a film about photographer, Robert Shults, who went from homeless to home-owning artist after taking photos of the brightest light source in the known universe.

 Shults’ transition is examined in this installation throughout 4 specific mediums:

  1. a traditional, 2D documentary film (13:23)
  2. a virtual reality, full-immersion film that allows the viewer to experience the story in 360 degrees (13:36)
  3. a photographic installation highlighting Robert Shults’ diverse bodies of work, including images captured on the set of The Superlative Light.
  4. a behind the scenes video of the making of The Superlative Light  (3:02)

This show invites audiences to compare and contrast the documentary process across multiple formats. This approach deconstructs the nature of traditional documentary storytelling while simultaneously addressing themes of time travel, homelessness, and the photography process.

The Superlative Light: A Documentary in 4 Parts is the inaugural collaboration combining the talents of photographer Robert Shults and filmmaker Ben Steinbauer.


Thursday June 9, 2016 12:00pm - 8:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102

12:00pm

Film as Art

deadCenter is excited to partner with Current Studio to present SLICES, an exhibition of video art by four artists working in moving images. The exhibition will be on display from June 7 through 12, 2016.

Artists:
Tara Najd Ahmadi
Sarah Hearn
Cole Lu
Liz Rodda


Thursday June 9, 2016 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Current Studio 1218 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City

5:00pm

Opening Night Party
Passholder Only. 21+ Only.

deadCenter 2016 officially opens with our wildly popular cocktail party on the Oklahoma City Museum of Art rooftop. All passholders are invited to meet, mix, and mingle with our filmmakers and distinguished guests and enjoy complimentary wine and beer from our friends at Ruffino Wines and Stella Artois. Stop by and party before or after one of our two official Opening Night films!


Thursday June 9, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

6:00pm

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Seats 245

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is a touching, hilarious comedy that drew universal praise at Sundance and opened to record breaking crowds in New Zealand, where it was produced.

The film stars legendary kiwi actor Sam Neill as a grouchy bushman and newcomer Julian Dennison as a feisty foster kid forced to forge an alliance to survive the New Zealand wilderness. Director and former comedian Taika Waititi is well known for his deft comic work on WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and Boy and has been tapped by Marvel to direct the next THOR movie.

101 min, New Zealand

Director: Taika Waititi

Writer: Taika Waititi

Producers: Taika Waititi, Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Matt Noonan

Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Tioreore Ngatai- Melbourne, Oscar Knightley, Cohen Holloway, Stan Walker, Mike Minogue, Rhys Darby, Troy Kingi, Taika Waititi, Hamish Parkinson, Stu Giles, Lloyd Scott


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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is a touching, hilarious comedy that drew universal praise at Sundance and opened to record breaking crowds in New Zealand, where it was produced. The film stars legendary kiwi actor Sam Neill as a grouchy bushman and newcomer Julian Dennison as a feisty foster kid forced to forge an alliance to survive the New Zealand wilderness. Director and former comedianTaika Waititi is well known for his... Read More →



Thursday June 9, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

6:30pm

Comedy Shorts

Seats 196

These ten films are guaranteed to make you laugh so hard you pee.

A King’s Betrayal

The Barry and Ro Show

Breakery

Living Legend

Hello Charles

The Poets

Total Awesome Viking Power

Bra’d Squad

Thunder P.

Seth


Short Films
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Breakery

On his release from the Treemore Correctional Facility for Men, career burglar Karl Plunkett Jr. is determined to make amends for his earlier life of crime. Enlisting the help of younger brother Brian, Karl embarks on a quest for redemption – through the unconventional method of breaking into his former victim’s homes and replacing earlier stolen household items with goods of equal value. 14 min, New Zealand Director: Ben... Read More →
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Seth

Manic man-child Seth lives in his own demented world where time is of the essence, his only friends are his stuffed animals, and the words of Michael Jordan inspire him to take all the shots he can. 15 min, CA Director: Zach Lasry Writer: Zach Lasry Producers: Arianna Lyons, Dashiel Arnott Cast: Logan George, Emmett Smith
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A King's Betrayal

The final 24 hours in the life of a Piñata, as told from the Piñata's perspective. 8 min, CA Director: David A Bornstein Writer: Ari Grabb Producers: Andres Avalos, Lily Nguyen, Ahmed El-Mawas Cast: Bryson Robinson, Adrian Gomez, Tiffany Peterson
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Hello Charles

HELLO CHARLES tells the story of George, a young man who has arrived at a low moment in his life after years of mistakes and bad choices. About to make another really bad decision George gets a rather unexpected visit from Charles, his imaginary friend from childhood. 7 min Director: Hamish Grieve Writer: Hamish Grieve Producers: Mylissa Fitzsimmons, Quinn Haberman, Pedro Avila Cross Cast: Avi Rothman, Robert Carbo  
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Living Legend

The most dangerous drug lord in Peru must face his ultimate fear: moving out of his mother’s house.  15 min Director: Alonzo Llosa Writer: Alonzo Llosa Producer: Olga Goister
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Thunder P.

An IT guy arrives to fix a routine printer problem and uncovers a dark secret. 3 min Director: Steve Collins Writer: Steve Collins Producer: Steve Collins Cast: Paul Gordon, John Merriman
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The Poets

One is an overtly sexual poetess who lacks healthy boundaries. The other is an uptight, repressed poet obsessed with his grandmother. The Poets is a short comedy about two poetry students brought together by a homework assignment. 8 min, PA Director: Sean Gannet Writer: Lori Fischer Producers: David Matthew Douglas, Ryan McDonough, Brenden Hubbard Cast: Jeff Hiller, Susan Louise O'Connor
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Total Awesome Viking Power

When Viking role player Vidar is sidelined to "the land of the dead" he seeks help of the god Odin, who agrees to teach Vidar the ways of the Vikings if he takes him to a mystical Runestone. Together they embark on a journey that will test Vidar’s wits, bravery and his ability to go completely berserk. 15 min Director: Morten Forland Writer: Morten Forland Producers: Morten Forland, Edouard Marchand, Jennevie Oliveri, Karen... Read More →
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The Barry and Ro Show

Married tv stars Barry and Ro try to shoot a promo for their 1970's variety show. 6 min, CA Director: Jordan Liebowitz Writer: Mike Olson, Michael Snyder Producer: Todd Slawsby, John Schneider Cast: Jeff Richards, Whitney Rice, John Murray, Earl Skakel
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The Bra'd Squad

A former spy must rescue her son from an evil mastermind with the help of her elite team. 5 min, OK Director: Patrick Kirk Writers: Brian Gililland, Patrick Kirk, Mary Buss, Tinasha LaRaye, Lauren Belflower Producers: Brian Gililland, Amanda Hyden Cast: Mary Buss, Brian Gililland, Tinasha LaRaye, Lauren Belflower, James Wray, Catcher Stair, Daryl King, Brett Berland, Mitch Leasure  


Thursday June 9, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

8:30pm

Two Trains Runnin’

Seats 245

In June of 1964, hundreds of college students traveled to Mississippi to join the civil rights movement during Freedom Summer. That same summer, two groups of musicians and record collectors headed to Mississippi to find lost blues singers Son House and Skip James and coax them out of retirement. The groups were unaware of each other. And, finding the musicians was nearly impossible with the Ku Klux Klan roadblocks and church bombings. Luckily, they persevered.

TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ is an electrifying look at how a quest to rescue blues performers and preserve their music crashed head on with the violent race riots in Mississippi during Freedom Summer. The film revisits an important moment when America’s cultural and political institutions were dramatically transformed. And, it tells the remarkable story of how avid blues fans were able to save the music of their heroes.

 

 

79 min

Director: Sam Pollard

Writer: Benjamin Hedin

Producers: Benjamin Hedin , Dava Whisenant

Cast: Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams, Chris Thomas King


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Two Trains Runnin’

In June of 1964, hundreds of college students traveled to Mississippi to join the civil rights movement during Freedom Summer. That same summer, two groups of musicians and record collectors headed to Mississippi to find lost blues singers Son House and Skip James and coax them out of retirement. The groups were unaware of each other. And, finding the musicians was nearly impossible with the Ku Klux Klan roadblocks and church bombings. Luckily... Read More →



Thursday June 9, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

9:15pm

Rated “R” for Ridiculously Awesome Shorts

Seats 196

Ridiculously awesome and somewhat inapprops. These films are definitely NOT for the whole family.

Dog Bowl

The Party of Special Things to do

The Singularity

Putting the Dog to Sleep

MANOMAN

The Black Bear

Too Legit


Short Films
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MANOMAN

When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits. 10 min, United Kingdom Director: Simon Cartwright Producer: Kamilla Kristiane Hodol Cast: Gordon Pearson
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The Black Bear

Rule #1: Never feed bears. Rule #2: Do not approach within 100 meters. Rule #3: Avoid surprising bears. Rule #4: Keep your dog on a leash. Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear. 15 min Director: Méryl Fortunat- Rossi, Xavier Seron  Writers: Méryl Fortunat- Rossi, Xavier Seron  Producers: Origine Films, Hélicotronc  
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Dog Bowl

A heartbroken girl spiraling through life stumbles upon the true nature of her existence after stealing the vest off of a service dog. 19 min Director: Gordy Hoffman Writer: Gordy Hoffman Producers: Jason Lombardo, James Declan Toblin Cast: Marci Miller, Yong Kim, Chet Dixon, Tomas Oscar Andren
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Party of Special Things To Do

"The plan was to drink until the pain over. But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?" -Kanye West 7 min, OK Director: Matt Black Writer: Matt Black Producer: Laurence Vannicelli Cast: Kevin McMullin, Minji Kang, Mimi Jeffries
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Too Legit

After becoming pregnant from sexual assault on campus, a young woman goes on a journey to find out if the rape was "legitimate." Inspired by the statements of Senate Candidate Todd Akin. 17 min Director: Frankie Shaw Writer: Frankie Shaw Producers: Liz Destro, Frankie Shaw, Josh Bachove Cast: Zoe Kravitz, Teresa Palmer, Nate Corddry, Clark Gregg, Lauren Weedman
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The Singularity

THE SINGULARITY is a stop motion short originally edited as a six episode web mini-series. It is scored with music and sound from the album Future Former Self by Brooklyn band CHAPPO. Their album and lyrics as well as The Singularity revolve around the story of Rene Cogito traveling alone to the center of a black hole in order to communicate with a parallel universe and save mankind. As Rene journeys toward the singularity, his dreams merge... Read More →
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Putting the Dog to Sleep

A bereaved man copes with a burdensome past and realizes he is inextricably linked to it. 12 min, TX Director: Taylor Washington Writer: Taylor Washington Producer: Robert Ravenscroft Cast: Jason Newman, Austin Amelio, Johnny Walter, Kelly Cameron


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:15pm - 11:15pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

9:45pm

Electric Nostalgia

Seats 196
A young woman is haunted by visions of a faceless man after she is awoken from the dead in a body that is not her own.

ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA is the first feature film from writer/director/cinematographer Jacob Burns, and a perfect culmination of the vision and storytelling he has honed over the years with his outstanding short films, several of which played deadCenter.

Burns produced the film with long time collaborators Vinnie Hogan and Zach Burns. Hogan is an Austin based, Oklahoma born filmmaker with several deadCenter films under his belt and another feature in the works. Zach Burns is Jacob’s brother, a fine arts photographer and co-host of the webs series TALKIES.

Shot in gorgeous black and white, ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA features outstanding performances from Lauren Analla, Stephen Goodman, Page Tudyk and several actors who have graced our screens before and continue to delight in this latest science fiction drama. We are thrilled to World Premiere this beautiful film from one of Oklahoma’s most talented filmmakers.

91 min, OK

Director: Jacob Leighton Burns

Writer: Jacob Leighton Burns

Producers: Jacob Leighton Burns, Vinnie Hogan, Zachary Burns

Cast: Lauren Analla, Stephen Goodman, Page Tudyk, J. Alan Davidson, Josh Bonzie, Cait Brasel, Jamie Harris, Laurie Cummings

 


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Electric Nostalgia

A young woman is haunted by visions of a faceless man after she is awoken from the dead in a body that is not her own.  ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA is the first feature film from writer/director/cinematographer Jacob Burns, and a perfect culmination of the vision and storytelling he has honed over the years with his outstanding short films, several of which played deadCenter.   Burns produced the film with long time collaborators Vinnie Hogan... Read More →



Thursday June 9, 2016 9:45pm - 11:30pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

10:30pm

Opening Night After Party
Open to the public. 21+ only.

After a night of stellar films relax, unwind, and talk to filmmakers and attendees at Fassler Hall. With ample seating indoor and out, a wide selection of beers, and half price house-made sausages (it's a Late Night Sausage Party y'all), the Opening Night After Party is a great way to cap off Night One of deadCenter.


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30pm - Friday June 10, 2016 1:30am
Fassler Hall 421 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK
 
Friday, June 10
 

9:30am

deadCenter Runs on Dunkin' Filmmaker Breakfast
Filmmaker passholders only.

After a long night of fantastic films and phenomenal parties, start your morning off right with hot coffee and tasty donuts from our good friends at Dunkin’ Donuts.  And, sign up to meet with the sales agents and distributors brought in just for you!

Friday June 10, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
The Clark Building 16 NE 2nd Street

9:30am

Distribution Speed Dating
Filmmaker passholders only.

deadCenter is run by working filmmakers. And, we know how difficult and overwhelming the distribution process can be. With that in mind, we have partnered with our longtime sponsor Cox Communications to invite distributors from across the country to meet with every deadCenter filmmaker here at the festival. Whether you have a feature with tons of celebrities or a short film you made in college, this is your chance to bend the ear of a distribution professional and find out how it all works. Meetings are first come, first serve. Sign up at the venue. 

Friday June 10, 2016 9:30am - 12:00pm
The Clark Building 16 NE 2nd Street

10:00am

Registration Lounge
Registration is moving back to Film Row! Join us at IAO Gallery to pick up your pass, purchase and register new All Access passes, and hang out with other film fanatics before and during the festival.

Friday June 10, 2016 10:00am - 8:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102

10:00am

The Superlative Light: A Documentary in 4 Parts

This exhibition deconstructs the short documentary, The Superlative Light (SXSW 2016), a film about photographer, Robert Shults, who went from homeless to home-owning artist after taking photos of the brightest light source in the known universe.

 Shults’ transition is examined in this installation throughout 4 specific mediums:

  1. a traditional, 2D documentary film (13:23)
  2. a virtual reality, full-immersion film that allows the viewer to experience the story in 360 degrees (13:36)
  3. a photographic installation highlighting Robert Shults’ diverse bodies of work, including images captured on the set of The Superlative Light.
  4. a behind the scenes video of the making of The Superlative Light  (3:02)

This show invites audiences to compare and contrast the documentary process across multiple formats. This approach deconstructs the nature of traditional documentary storytelling while simultaneously addressing themes of time travel, homelessness, and the photography process.

The Superlative Light: A Documentary in 4 Parts is the inaugural collaboration combining the talents of photographer Robert Shults and filmmaker Ben Steinbauer.


Friday June 10, 2016 10:00am - 8:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102

12:00pm

Filmmaker & Press Lunch

Filmmaker and Press passholders only.

Talking burns calories! Refuel with hot, delicious lunch from Fuzzy's Taco Shops AND an icy cold Stella Artois beer at the Filmmaker and Press Lunch hosted by deadCenter’s Programming team. This one-stop event ensures you can promote your films to multiple outlets at once. And did we mention there will be beer?



Friday June 10, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Clark Building 16 NE 2nd Street

12:00pm

Film as Art

deadCenter is excited to partner with Current Studio to present SLICES, an exhibition of video art by four artists working in moving images. The exhibition will be on display from June 7 through 12, 2016.

Artists:
Tara Najd Ahmadi
Sarah Hearn
Cole Lu
Liz Rodda


Friday June 10, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Current Studio 1218 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City

12:30pm

Making Movies in Oklahoma
Filmmaker and Press passholders only.

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office is proud to present a panel discussion on how to leverage Oklahoma's outstanding 37% rebate and work with world class production services to make your next production in Oklahoma the best yet. The panel will be led by OF+MO Director Tava Sofsky

Friday June 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Clark Building 16 NE 2nd Street

5:30pm

Maya Angelou And Still I Rise

Seats 245
When Maya Angelou published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969, she introduced an honest look at the lives of African American women and launched a career that would lead to Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominations, three Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE is the first documentary about the iconic writer, poet, performer and activist who overcame racism and devastating abuse to become one of our culture’s greatest voices. Rare footage and photos unveil an intimate and often unknown view of her public and personal life with the power of her own words. And, interviews with artists like Alfre Woodward and Common and luminaries like President Bill Clinton offer insight into the legacy she leaves behind.

 
114 min

Directors: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack

Producers: Rita Coburn Whack, Bob Hercules,  Jay Alix, Una Jackman

Cast: Maya Angelou, Hillary Clinton, Common, Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodward. President Bill Clinton, Quincy Jones, Lou Gossett Jr., Guy Johnson, Cicely Tyson, John Singleton, Nikki Giovanni, Robert Loomis, Jules Feiffer


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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

When Maya Angelou published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969, she introduced an honest look at the lives of African American women and launched a career that would lead to Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominations, three Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE is the first documentary about the iconic writer, poet, performer and activist who... Read More →



Friday June 10, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

6:00pm

Okie Shorts

Seats 266

Homegrown goodness.

21 Guns

Home

CTRL

WRUNG

SWIRL

Last Broadcast

Heroes of the Realm

The Superlative Light


Short Films
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CTRL

In middle of a forest and without any memory, a woman assigned to assassinate someone discovers a weapon and the ability to kill. 7 min, OK Director: Brent Ryan Green Writer: Brent Ryan Green, Alexandra Harris Producers: Brent Ryan Green Cast: Alexandra Harris
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SWIRL

SWIRL is the story of a boy's first crush told through dance, exploring the journey your mind takes the first time you touch someone you love. Director: Lance McDaniel Writer: Lance McDaniel Choreographers: Hui Cha Poos, Brandi Kelley Producers: Lance McDaniel, Alyx Picard, Yousef Kazemi Cast: Emmett Prince, Aaron Stewart  
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WRUNG

Trevor Jacobs, a scarred and mysterious young drifter, makes ends meet by competing in the amateur rodeo circuit. A chance encounter with his long-lost father, the once famed bull-rider 'Bucking' Bill, spurs the deep emotional scars of the traumatic event in their past that lead to the death of Trevor's mother and Bill's subsequent abandonment. Faced with the ultimatum to stay with his Father and face a similar fate or blaze on towards a... Read More →
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Home (Okie)

HOME explores the importance of family by following a woman, Lupe Tovar, who grew up in the foster system and was eventually adopted at the age of 32 by a same-sex couple. 9 min, OK Director: Brandon Burnett Producers: Brandon Burnett, Clifton Raphael Cast: Lupe Tovar, Clay Finck-Ward, Bryan Finck-Ward
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Last Broadcast

The unseen final video of a government conspiracy Vblogger is found after her disappearance. 11 min, OK Director: Nathan Edwards Writer: J. Matthew Jacob Producers: Nathan Edwards, Briana Looby Cast: Briana Looby, Trinity Goodwin, Bruce Davis
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21 Guns

21 GUNS is a story of deep friendship, love and sacrifice in the life of a soldier and his family. 18 min, OK Director: Ben Hlavaty Writer: Luke Helms Producers: Sha'ree Green, Wendy A. Parker, Adam Smith, Andrew Smith Cast: Jordan Farris, Kyle Sailer, Jessica Mahon, Presley Mahaffay, Preston Simpson, Curt Martin, Joseph Anderson
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The Superlative Light

Documentary photographer, Robert Shults, went from being a homeless dreamer to a home-owning artist after taking photos of the brightest light source in the known universe, a laser in basement of the physics department at The University of Texas.  13 min, OK/TX Director: Ben Steinbauer Writers: Robert Shults, Ben Steinbauer Producers: Jennifer Mohr, Janice Woods Cast: Robert Shults, Nicholas Saenz
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Heroes of the Realm

In a world where magic reigns, one tyrant was the undisputed ruler. But when magic opens a portal to our world, it's up to a pizza delivery woman to make the most important delivery of her life. 9 min, OK Director: Kyle Roberts Writers: Matthew Price, Sean Thiessen, Jon Skelly Producers: Denise Castelli, Vahid Farzaneh, Kyle Roberts Cast: Kate Le, Stephen Goodman, Kato Buss, Alissa Ford


Friday June 10, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

6:30pm

Love, Sex, and Death Shorts

Seats 196

Yep, we’ve got all of this in these eight films.

Stutterer

Nothing Personal

Black Swell

Scattered

Beat Around the Bush

La Veilleuse

Thunder Road

The Mother 


Short Films
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Scattered

Derrick, a grieving husband, realizes that Adam, his deceased wife's lifelong best friend (and a thorn in Derrick's side), knows more about her than he ever has and ever will. Derrick doesn't even know where she would have wanted her ashes scattered. Together, they go on a journey to find peace and honor the woman who has changed both of their lives. A tale of friendship, music, and love. 9 min, OK Director: Chris Forest Writer: Victoria... Read More →
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Stutterer

A man with a cruel speech impediment must face his ultimate fear. 13 min Director: Benjamin Cleary Writer: Benjamin Cleary Producers: Serena Armitage, Shan Christopher Ogilvie Cast: Matthew Needham, Chloe Pirrie, Eric Richards
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Beat Around the Bush

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH is a short adventure comedy that follows UNA, a 75 year old widow recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, who struggles to stay optimistic as she tries her hand at achieving her very first orgasm ever. Fortunately, her two best friends, Goldie and Beatrice, are there to cheer her on. 12 min, British Columbia Director: Brianne Nord-Stewart Writer: Brianne Nord-Stewart Producers: Arielle Boisvert, Katelyn Mann, Brianne... Read More →
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The Mother

When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband's death. 11 min Director: Paolo Monico Producers: Ella Nuortila, Veronica Diaferia Cast: Mary Testa, Boris McGiver, Sylvia Kauders, Michele Hicks
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Nothing Personal

A chance meeting between old flames reveals how their past has never truly passed. 7 min, CA Director: Brian Norris Writer: Kelly Walker Producers: Kelly Walker, Ryan Garcia, Brian Norris Cast: Kelly Walker, Ryan Garcia
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Thunder Road

Grand Jury Prize Winner at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  Officer Arnaud loved his Mom. 13 min, CA Director: Jim Cummings Writer: Jim Cummings Producer: Mark Vashro Cast: Jim Cummings
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Black Swell

A man tries to kill himself in a motel room. 9 min Director: Jake Honig Writer: David Rysdahl Producers: Joseph J. DePasquale, David Rysdahl, Jake Honig Cast: Richard Kind, David Rysdahl
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La Veilluse

Pierre can't sleep anymore. He decides to hire a young woman who becomes her night-light, to help him to sleep again. 13 min, France Director: Joan Borderie


Friday June 10, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

7:00pm

Miss Stevens

Seats 196

Actress Lily Rabe won a Special Jury Award at SXSW for her performance as Miss Stevens in this film from writer/director Julia Hart, who was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Stuck at a crossroads in her personal life, it falls on Miss Stevens to chaperone three of her students — Billy, Margot, and Sam — on a weekend trip to a drama competition.

Exploring the fine line between being a grown up and being a kid, MISS STEVENS is about students becoming teachers and teachers coming to realize the messiness of youth that never really goes away.

86 min, CA

Director: Julia Hart

Writers: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz

Producers: Alex Turtletaub, Michael B. Clark, Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert

Cast: Lily Rabe, Timotheé Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nuñez


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Miss Stevens

Actress Lily Rabe won a Special Jury Award at SXSW for her performance as Miss Stevens in this film from writer/director Julia Hart, who was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.   Stuck at a crossroads in her personal life, it falls on Miss Stevens to chaperone three of her students — Billy, Margot, and Sam — on a weekend trip to a drama competition.   Exploring the fine line between being a grown up and being a kid, MISS... Read More →



Friday June 10, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

7:00pm

LIVE! at the Plaza - deadCenter
Open to the public.

What's that? A satellite location, you say? This year, the deadCenter love extends just a bit further to the Plaza District as we take over LIVE! on the Plaza for one night only. Join us for Oklahoma City's 2nd Friday artwalk in the Plaza District featuring local art, music, shopping & more! 

Friday June 10, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Plaza District 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK

8:00pm

District Up!

Seats 160

The Plaza District, Film Row, Paseo, Western Avenue, and H&8th. Each of these Oklahoma City districts may have a unique history and aesthetic, but they also have something in common: over the past few years they all have experienced a revival with the creation of regular events that bring businesses, neighbors, and "outsiders" together.

 

This feature-length documentary shares stories and advice on district revitalization throughout Oklahoma City from the people who helped create positive change in their communities and want to inspire others to do the same.

 

62 min, OK

Director: Dennis Spielman

Writer: Dennis Spielman

Producer: Dennis Spielman

Cast: Cayla Lewis, Rachael Taylor, Brian Bergman, Douglas Sorocco, Kristen Vails, Bradley Wynn


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District Up!

The Plaza District, Film Row, Paseo, Western Avenue, and H&8th. Each of these Oklahoma City districts may have a unique history and aesthetic, but they also have something in common: over the past few years they all have experienced a revival with the creation of regular events that bring businesses, neighbors, and "outsiders" together.   This feature-length documentary shares stories and advice on district revitalization throughout... Read More →



Friday June 10, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
District House 1755 NW 16th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

8:00pm

The Land

Seats 245

Teenage buddies Cisco, Boobie, Junior, and Patty Cake skateboard the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, dreaming of getting discovered by a sponsor and skating their way out of poverty. That is, until the boys discover a bag full of pills in the back of a stolen car. Cisco’s entrepreneurial instincts take over, and in a flash their lives get better. But no one counted on having to come face to face with the cold, calculating, and notorious drug queenpin, “Momma,” who runs the toughest gang in town.

Director Steven Caple Jr. makes an auspicious Sundance debut with this atmospheric film filled with pitch-perfect performances by an ensemble cast, including newcomer Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Linda Emond, who is bone chilling as Momma. More than a crime drama, THE LAND is a beautifully rendered story about friendship, values, and what it means for disaffected youth to come of age on the streets of Cleveland.

102 min, OH

Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Writer: Steven Caple Jr.

Producers: Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little, Tyler Davidson, Stephen Love, Blake Pickens

Cast: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Erykah Badu, Michael K Williams


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The Land

Teenage buddies Cisco, Boobie, Junior, and Patty Cake skateboard the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, dreaming of getting discovered by a sponsor and skating their way out of poverty. That is, until the boys discover a bag full of pills in the back of a stolen car. Cisco’s entrepreneurial instincts take over, and in a flash their lives get better. But no one counted on having to come face to face with the cold, calculating, and notorious drug... Read More →



Friday June 10, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

8:00pm

NOW PLAYING: Oklahoma Film + Music Filmmaker Reception
Passholder only. 21+ only.

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office invites all passholder to come celebrate with all our wonderful Oklahoma filmmakers at IAO Gallery. Serving as the official after party for Okie Shorts,  there's no shortage of friendly faces and interesting conversations! This party ensures there's no better way to hear about the amazing benefits of filming your production right here in Oklahoma.

Friday June 10, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102

8:45pm

Great Plains

Seats 266

GREAT PLAINS is a dramatic thriller about a mother and her boy running from a violent, abusive step dad. The film is directed by Blair Hayes (BUBBLE BOY) and filmed on location in Oklahoma.  

Tara Buck Pierce (TRUE BLOOD) stars as a tough Oklahoma cowgirl trying to raise and protect her son Kipp, played by newcomer Spencer Mabrey. After her new husband Tommy violently attacks her one too many times, she grabs Kipp and escapes, driving west down the old country roads - with dreams of California and starting over. 

The journey proves more challenging than she expected, and Murel turns to her Aunt Tess, played by Beth Grant (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, HEARTLAND). Meanwhile, Tommy relentlessly calls her, trying to convince her to come home and give him another chance. It looks as though she may give in, until secrets about Tommy’s relationship with Kipp are revealed. Horrified at what Tommy has done to her son, Murel realizes there’s more at stake than just her own safety, and runs harder and faster to keep Kipp away from danger. Saving herself was easy, but saving her son will be harder than she ever imagined.

88 min, OK

Director: Blair Hayes

Writers: Blair Hayes, Mike Bencivenga, Kristofer McNeeley

Producers: Mike Leahy, Lori Leahy, Kristofer McNeeley, Fernando Szew, Sharon Bordas

Cast: Tara Buck Pierce, Beth Grant, Spencer Mabrey, Damon Carney, Billy Blair, Larry Jack Dotson, Leah Philpott, Sean Stone, Brett Bower


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Great Plains

GREAT PLAINS is a dramatic thriller about a mother and her boy running from a violent, abusive step dad. The film is directed by Blair Hayes (BUBBLE BOY) and filmed on location in Oklahoma.   Tara Buck Pierce (TRUE BLOOD) stars as a tough Oklahoma cowgirl trying to raise and protect her son Kipp, played by newcomer Spencer Mabrey. After her new husband Tommy violently attacks her one too many times, she grabs Kipp and escapes, driving... Read More →



Friday June 10, 2016 8:45pm - 10:45pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

9:00pm

Black Mountain Poets

Seats 196

Super hunky Tom Cullen from Downton Abbey stars as the love interest for nearly everyone in this hilarious, improvised British comedy. But, the real stars are Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells, who play professional con artist sisters who assume the identity of Internationally renowned poets The Wilding Sisters after stealing their car while on the run from the cops. Competing for a large cash prize at a Poet’s Poetry Society retreat in the depths of the Black Mountains, the sisters are forced to confront not only their relationship but also their place in the world.

Black Mountain Poets is set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Black Mountains in Scotland, filled with hilarious performances from a fantastic cast, and directed with a light touch by Jamie Adams, who also directed Benny & Jolene and A Wonderful Christmas Time.

 

90 min, UK

Director: Jamie Adams

Producer: Jon Rennie

Cast: Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells, Tom Cullen


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Black Mountain Poets

Super hunky Tom Cullen from DOWNTON ABBEY stars as the love interest for nearly everyone in this hilarious, improvised British comedy. But, the real stars are Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells, who play professional con artist sisters who assume the identity of Internationally renowned poets The Wilding Sisters after stealing their car while on the run from the cops. Competing for a large cash prize at a Poet’s Poetry Society retreat in the depths... Read More →



Friday June 10, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Adventure Road Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:15pm

Freak Fest Shorts

Seats 196

Psychos, demons, and slashers…Oh, my!

Sebastian and Them

Awakenings

Larry Gone Demon

667, Neighbor of the Beast

Market St.

ELLE

Night of the Slasher


Short Films
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Awakenings

The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities. 14 min Director: Bhargav Saikia Writer: Bhargav Saikia Producer: Bhargav Saikia Cast: Palomi Ghosh, Saurabh Goyal, Mrudula Sathe, Jairaj Dalwani, Prisha Dabas
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ELLE

Maria and Jonathan meet after witnessing a car crash. Despite an instant attraction, Jonathan will have to come to terms with a strange companion who has invaded Maria’s life for too long: “ELLE”. 20 min Director: Vincent Toujas Writer: Giles Daoust Producers: Giles Daoust, Vincent Toujas Cast: Annabelle Hettmann, Théo Frilet, Camille Durand-Tovar
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667, Neighbor of the Beast

Ed is at a pivotal moment in his life when he meets a new neighbor whose intentions are suspect. 16 min, OK Director: John Aspinwall Writer: Tommy Austin Producers: John Aspinwall, Shane Smith Cast: Morgan Brown, Tommy Austin
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Larry Gone Demon

A frenetic, punk-rock nightmare centering on one asshole of a roommate. When three twenty-somethings must deal with the incorrigible and incredibly demonic Larry, they risk life and limb in an attempt to save the soul of their once-kind-and-unassuming friend while also procuring his five-hundred dollars in back rent.   14 min, NJ Director: Matthew John Lawrence Writer: Matthew John Lawrence Producers: Matthew John Lawrence, Nicholas... Read More →
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Night of the Slasher

A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and exact revenge. 11 min Director: Shant Hamassian Writer: Shant Hamassian Producers: Adam Lesar, Eve Constance, Shant Hamassian Cast: Lily Berlina, Scott Javore, Adam Lesar, David Swann, Eve Constance
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Market St.

On a seemingly ordinary commute in San Francisco, a woman finds herself on a journey of terror aboard a mysterious streetcar. 8 min, CA Director: Carlos Baena Producer: Sasha Korellis Cast: Fabianne Therese
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Sebastian and Them

Based on true events. Sebastian has to leave his childhood friends behind. The only problem is they don't want to leave him. 7 min Director: Benjamin Bee Writers: Benjamin Bee Producers: Benjamin Bee, Yiannis Manolopoulos Cast: Dan Mersh, Nat Luurtsema, Paul Litchfield, Jeremy Limb


Friday June 10, 2016 9:15pm - 11:15pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:30pm

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

This is a free outdoor screening.

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott, played by Henry Thomas. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, played by Drew Barrymore, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

This multiple Oscar and Golden Globe winning film from director Steven Spielberg is one of the great classics of modern cinema.  We are presenting it outside in the Myriad Gardens to celebrate the amazing career of editor Carol Littleton, who was born in Oklahoma City, raised in Miami, OK, and graduated with two degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Littleton was nominated for the Oscar for Best Film Editing for E.T.  

121 min, CA

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Melissa Mathison

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

Editor: Carol Littleton

Cast: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, C. Thomas Howell, Robert MacNaughton


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E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial

This is a free outdoor screening. | | After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott, played by Henry Thomas. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, played by Drew Barrymore, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls... Read More →



Friday June 10, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

11:00pm

405 Film Row Frolic
Passholder only. 21+ only.

After the movies have ended, join 405 Magazine for a raucous dance-a-thon fueled by delicious Stella Artois, Ruffino Wines, Svedka Vodka, and deadCenter’s amazing signature cocktail for 2016, the Lumina Bella.

Friday June 10, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday June 11, 2016 1:00am
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102
 
Saturday, June 11
 

9:00am

Animal WelFair
Free and open to the public.

Join The Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, The Bella Foundation SPCA and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society for a wild time on Saturday morning! Adopt an animal, learn how to prepare your pet in case of a disaster, and enjoy some interactive activities courtesy of these superstar organizations and others!
 
Then, head over to the MidFirst Theater at Harkins to screen Unlocking the Cage at 2 PM. 

Saturday June 11, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

9:30am

Wake Up with Dunkin' Donuts
Check off the most important meal of the day with hot coffee and tasty donuts provided by our good friends at Dunkin’ Donuts. Then, enjoy a full day of a film-related panel discussions specific to the film industry and the filmmaking process.

Saturday June 11, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
ACM@UCO 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. 73104

10:00am

Developing and Selling Scripts and Ideas
All panels are free and open to the public. 

Watch industry veterans explain how to turn your ideas into cash and your scripts into a film or TV series. Featuring: Amy Borg (American Chopper, Dirty Jobs), Max Federman (Lionsgate), and Matt Payne (Vegas, Memphis Beat) and moderated by Producer Vinnie Hogan (Electric Nostalgia).

Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
ACM@UCO 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. 73104

10:00am

kidsFest Shorts

This is a free screening.

Films for you and your favorite shorties.

Eggventure

Hola Llamigo

Can I Stay?

A Fistful of Presents

Stellar Moves:  The Story of Pluto

When I Grow Up

Miss Roboto

La Mano

Fish and Flower

Movie Magic


Short Films
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Eggventure

A Penguin and a Polar Bear and their love for the same egg. 3 min, CA Director: Danielle Johnson Writer: Danielle Johnson Producer: Danielle Johnson Cast: Danielle Johnson
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Fish and Flower

The boy is trying to keep the fish alive. 2 min, Kurdistan Director: Zanyar Tahmasebi Writer: Zanyar Tahmasebi Producer: Zanyar Tahmasebi Cast: Araz Tahmasebi
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Aloha Hohe

Today is the day Hohe finally becomes a true member of the Tiki Tribe and can impress the girl of his dreams, but chaos ensues when he discovers that his position in the tribe is not exactly what he had in mind. 2 min, FL Director: Kevin Temmer Producers: Kevin Temmer
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Hola Llamigo

On a piñata ranch, a strict father/son relationship is put to the test when the son befriends one of the livestock and then the ultimate sacrifice is on the line. 4 min, FL Directors: Christina Chang, Charlie Parisi Producers: Christina Chang, Charlie Parisi
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Movie Magic

An 11-year-old movie buff receives a visit from his Fairy Godfather and discovers he's destined to take the prettiest girl at school to the movies. 16 min, OK Director: Chris Oz McIntosh Writer: Chris Oz McIntosh Producer: Chris Oz McIntosh Cast: Rayden Alexander, Camille Columbus, Krista Forster, Samuel Moran, Darryl Cox
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La Mano

A girl uses a special bottle of hand sanitizer. 1 min Director: Grace Snyder Writer: Grace Snyder Producer: Grace Snyder , Adam Weider
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Stellar Moves: The Story of Pluto

Pluto goes on a journey to fulfill his dream of becoming a Planet.  4 min, FL Directors: Millivette Gonzalez, Tabia Lees, Valerie Sattazahn Producers: Millivette Gonzalez, Tabia Lees, Valerie Sattazahn
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Fistful of Presents

An outlaw confronts the most dangerous sheriff in the old west. 2 min, FL Director: Cole Clark Producer: Cole Clark
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Miss Roboto

Unfulfilled with her life, a dishwashing robot gets inspiration from a dance show. Despite her purpose, she tries to do something that she wasn’t programmed to do… TO GROOVE! 6 min Director: Natasha Rindt Writer: Natasha Rindt Producer: Natasha Rindt Cast: Natasha Rindt
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Can I Stay?

An apprehensive homeless girl must traverse a dangerous, wintry city in order to escape her adorable pursuers. 4 min, FL Directors: Paige Carter, Katie Knudson, Onyee Lo Producers: Paige Carter, Katie Knudson, Onyee Lo
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When I Grow Up

A third grade student daydreams about all the career options he could have in the future, while class is in session. 4 min, IL Director: Jamie Weiss Writer: Jamie Weiss Producer: Kevin Ash Cast: Alexander Lilly, McKenna Richards, Arabella LaFond, Miles Alexander, Bradley Newman, Khloe Kimbrough


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Myriad Gardens Terrace Room 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

10:00am

Slices: a Film as Art Panel Discussion
Please join us for a panel discussion with artists Sarah HearnCole Lu, and Liz Rodda who are all featured at Current Studio for deadCenter and David Steele Overholt who is featured at the Oklahoma Contemporary Showroom through August 2016. Panel discussion will be moderated by Oklahoma Contemporary Artistic Director, Jeremiah Davis.

Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Current Studio 1218 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City

10:00am

kidFest
Free and open to the public.

kidsFest is chock full of fun this year with our family-friendly kidsFest shorts program from 10 am - 11 am and lots of activities after. Join the Kidz Yoga Fairy after the screening for special yoga class hosted by Yoga Bliss and garden with SixTwelve!

Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

10:00am

Registration Lounge
Registration is moving back to Film Row! Join us at IAO Gallery to pick up your pass, purchase and register new All Access passes, and hang out with other film fanatics before and during the festival.

Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102

10:00am

The Superlative Light: A Documentary in 4 Parts

This exhibition deconstructs the short documentary, The Superlative Light (SXSW 2016), a film about photographer, Robert Shults, who went from homeless to home-owning artist after taking photos of the brightest light source in the known universe.

 Shults’ transition is examined in this installation throughout 4 specific mediums:

  1. a traditional, 2D documentary film (13:23)
  2. a virtual reality, full-immersion film that allows the viewer to experience the story in 360 degrees (13:36)
  3. a photographic installation highlighting Robert Shults’ diverse bodies of work, including images captured on the set of The Superlative Light.
  4. a behind the scenes video of the making of The Superlative Light  (3:02)

This show invites audiences to compare and contrast the documentary process across multiple formats. This approach deconstructs the nature of traditional documentary storytelling while simultaneously addressing themes of time travel, homelessness, and the photography process.

The Superlative Light: A Documentary in 4 Parts is the inaugural collaboration combining the talents of photographer Robert Shults and filmmaker Ben Steinbauer.


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W. Sheridan Ave. 73102

10:00am

Film as Art

deadCenter is excited to partner with Current Studio to present SLICES, an exhibition of video art by four artists working in moving images. The exhibition will be on display from June 7 through 12, 2016.

Artists:
Tara Najd Ahmadi
Sarah Hearn
Cole Lu
Liz Rodda


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
Current Studio 1218 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City

10:00am

deadCenter's Bricktown Headquarters
Open to the public. Passholder specials.


Fuzzy's Taco Shop is the official deadCenter headquarters in Bricktown,  and a can’t stop, won’t stop party full of great food and music. Grab some amazing tacos and superfly drinks inside, and head outdoors to enjoy DJ music and activities courtesy of G1GABLAST by Cox. And, Fuzzy's has a special line just for deadCenter passholders! So skip the crowd, grab a Stellarita, and enjoy a little deadCenter in the deadcenter of Bricktown.

Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 8:00pm
Fuzzy's Taco Shop 208 Johnny Bench Drive

10:30am

Stella Artois Filmmaker Brunch
Filmmaker passholders only. 

Recap your morning and kick off the second half of the Festival with pizza and beer! Stella Artois presents our Filmmaker Brunch, with pizza generously provided by our friends at Knuck's Wheelhouse. They've promised us a special breakfast pizza, so we're calling this one brunch!

Saturday June 11, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
ACM@UCO 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. 73104

11:00am

Editing Film and Television
All panels are free and open to the public.

Join editor Beau Leland (O, Brother!, Crazy Enough) for a discussion about the art of editing with Oklahoma Film ICON Carol Littleton, the Oscar nominated editor of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Body Heat, The Big Chill and Silverado.

Saturday June 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
ACM@UCO 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. 73104

11:00am

Not So Short Shorts

Seats 196

Not so short, but sooo good.

The Light Thief

The Foreverlands

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR

Phil’s Camino


Short Films
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Phil's Camino

A colorful and affecting short doc about Phil, a free spirit who wants to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain, while facing Stage 4 cancer in his hometown of Seattle.  Told he shouldn’t do the walk, he builds his own camino in the forest behind his house and ends up walking the same distance as the ancient pilgrimage The Camino de Santiago (about 500 miles).   Healthier after finishing his backyard Camino, he is able to... Read More →
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The Foreverlands

A drifter finds more than he bargained for when he meets the eccentric Henry Bonneville upon the road. Past and destiny soon collide when Ace realizes supernatural occurrences are at play and souls at stake and the mantic, Henry Bonneville may or may not be the devil. 27 min, OK Director: Kyle Kauwika Harris Writer: Kyle Kauwika Harris Producer: Kyle Kauwika Harris Cast: Zac Abbott, Mark Adam Goff
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The Light Thief

When the essence of Love is snatched from someone and locked away in a vessel with no name, what happens to those persons and how do they change? How can the broken hearted souls break that curse and recover from their pain? Can they regain their spark by overcoming dark supernatural forces? 19 min Director: Eva Daoud Writer: Eva Daoud
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The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared. 17 min Director: Romain Quirot Writer: Romain Quirot Producer: Jerome Lateur Cast: Hugo Becker, Nicolas Giraud, Emilie Gavois Kahn, Dorcas Coppin, Jean Luc Couchard, Bruno Lochet


Saturday June 11, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

11:15am

Even in Death

Seats 266

Screens with the documentary feature Life, Animated

EVEN IN DEATH is an animated short film about love, loss, and life. It chronicles a day in the life of Jonah, a young boy living in New Orleans who is about to experience a loss in his family. Faced with grief, Jonah is visited by the Grim Reaper (Death) and is taken on a charming adventure through New Orleans that ends with Jonah learning a lesson in life and the true depth of love.

9 min, OK

Directors: Zac Davis, Melinda Lauffenburger

Writer: Zac Davis

Producers: AutismOklahoma.org



Saturday June 11, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

11:15am

Life, Animated

Seats 266

Preceded by EVEN IN DEATH

From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.  This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. 

The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old whom suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.  Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.

LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with vérité scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality.  Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks.

Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

 

91 min

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Producer: Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman


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Life, Animated

Preceded by Even in Death. | | From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.  This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps... Read More →

Short Films
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Even in Death

Precedes Life, Animated. | | EVEN IN DEATH is an animated short film about love, loss, and life. It chronicles a day in the life of Jonah, a young boy living in New Orleans who is about to experience a loss in his family. Faced with grief, Jonah is visited by the Grim Reaper (Death) and is taken on a charming adventure through New Orleans that ends with Jonah learning a lesson in life and the true depth of love. 9 min, OK Directors: Zac Davis... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

11:30am

An Act of Love

Seats 196

AN ACT OF LOVE is about the trial that rocked the United Methodist Church and the minister who risked it all for his son.

In 2013, Rev. Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for
officiating a same-sex wedding for his oldest son. The wedding had been performed years before. But, a disgruntled member of his parish filed a complaint just before the 6-year statue of limitations was up. Immediately, the Schaefer family was thrust into the front of a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination.

AN ACT OF LOVE allows the Schafer family to guide the journey, but includes interviews with people on all sides of the issue to provide a balanced, emotional look at this equality issue shaking up most organized religions.

 

86 min

Director: Scott Sheppard

Writer: Scott Sheppard

Producers: Kate S. Logan, Scott Sheppard, Mike C. Manning, Pauley Perrette

Cast: Rev. Frank Schaefer, Tim Schaefer, Brigitte Schaefer, Jimmy Creech, Beth Stroud, Bishop Melvin G. Talbert


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An Act of Love

AN ACT OF LOVE is about the trial that rocked the United Methodist Church and the minister who risked it all for his son. In 2013, Rev. Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating a same-sex wedding for his oldest son. The wedding had been performed years before. But, a disgruntled member of his parish filed a complaint just before the 6-year statue of limitations was up. Immediately, the Schaefer family was... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Adventure Road Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

11:45am

Rebels & Rejects Shorts

Seats 196

Eight Stories that are off the beaten path.

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

Chasing the Sun

Miss Me: The Artful Vandal

Nora

The Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey‘s Corner

Sing for Your Supper

Hum

1985


Short Films
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1985

Adrian, a man with AIDS, is about to move in with his estranged mother. There's one problem: he wants to hide his symptoms. He makes a home appointment with a beauty consultant. 9 min, TX Director: Yen Tan Writer: Yen Tan Producers: Hutch, Kelly Snowden Cast: Robert Sella, Lindsay Pulsipher
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Hum

A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration. 9 min, CA Director: Tom Teller Writer: Tom Teller Producers: Tom Teller, Logan Day Cast: Adam Della Maggiora, Brodin Plett, Jackie Zhou
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Nora

A naive and endearing guy has become a sucker for girls with tattoos. But through his conversations with a tough and boldly tattooed girl, he comes to find out that some things people make the most visible are from a past they choose to keep hidden. 9 min, OK Director: Tanner Herriott Writer: Tanner Herriott Producers: Tanner Herriott, Amanda Hyden Cast: Olivia Abiassi, Matthew Holmes
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The Hollerin' Contest at Spivey's Corner

THE HOLLERIN’ CONTEST AT SPIVEY’S CORNER is a documentary short about the history, characters, and sounds of the National Hollerin’ Contest. Hollerin’ itself is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans, and the competition has been held annually in the small town of Spivey's Corner, NC since 1969. The film follows the stories of three former champions as they attempt to reclaim their... Read More →
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The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

The strange but true story of how Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a nationally celebrated symbol of perseverance while enduring a losing streak of epic proportions. Director and artist Mickey Duzyj traveled to Japan to uncover the story behind the horse's unlikely rise to fame, and presents this animated short as the answer to how an undersized horse who vowed to "Never Give Up" became known as The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere. | 18... Read More →
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Chasing the Sun

In the middle of an ill-conceived road trip, two long-separated siblings discover they have very different opinions when it comes to their long-buried family history, forcing them to face the past with hope and despair. 13 min, WA Director: Jeremy Mackie Writer: Jeremy Mackie Producers: Elizabeth Heile, Jonathan Caso, Eliza Flug Cast: Jesse Lee Keeter, Samara Lerman
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Sing for Your Supper

In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again. 15 min, CA Director: Mu Sun Writer: Michael Jonathan Smith Producers: Karen Lavender, Gensho Tasaka Cast: Bodhi Elfman, Georgina Reilly
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Miss Me: The Artful Vandal

At the height of a successful career at one of the world’s top advertising agencies, renowned Montreal-based “Miss Me” quit her job and took to the streets to become an underground street artist. Her goal? Self-liberation, authenticity, and to be a loud, counter-voice to the objectification of women in mainstream advertising. 4 min, CA Director: Mohammad Gorjestani Producer: Taylor Feltner


Saturday June 11, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:00pm

Casting, Auditioning and Acting
All panels are free and open to the public.
 
Hear actor and casting director Chris Freihofer (Breaking Bad) explain the process of auditioning, acting, and developing careers in acting along with fellow actors Laura Spencer (Big Bang Theory) and Velinda Godfrey (Heartland)

Saturday June 11, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
ACM@UCO 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. 73104

12:00pm

Command and Control

Seats 266

COMMAND AND CONROL is a harrowing documentary about a nuclear disaster that was barely averted just one state over in Damascus, Arkansas. Based on Eric Schlosser’s critically acclaimed book, COMMAND AND CONTROL exposes how the combination of technological complexity and human fallibility has repeatedly brought the nation and world to the brink of nuclear disaster.

COMMAND AND CONTROL draws upon recently declassified documents and eyewitness interviews to tell a minute-by-minute account of the events that unfolded on September 18, 1980, at a Titan II missile complex near Damascus, AR. The film offers a window into the system vulnerabilities and human fallibilities that could lead to catastrophe. The result is a gripping and suspenseful thriller that imparts crucial context to an issue Americans know little about. 

90 min,

Director: Robert Kenner

Writer: Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser

Producers: Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser, Mark Samels, Melissa Robledo


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Command and Control

COMMAND AND CONROL is a harrowing documentary about a nuclear disaster that was barely averted just one state over in Damascus, Arkansas. Based on Eric Schlosser’s critically acclaimed book, COMMAND AND CONTROL exposes how the combination of technological complexity and human fallibility has repeatedly brought the nation and world to the brink of nuclear disaster.   COMMAND AND CONTROL draws upon recently declassified documents and... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:00pm

Cleats for Kids Summer Kick Off Party

Free and open to the public.

Starting at noon, deadCenter welcomes the award-winning Cleats for Kids back to the festival for its summer kick-off party. From bounce houses to volleyball tournaments, there are a variety of activities geared toward children ages 10 and up. Cleats for Kids is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit that accepts donated shoes and athletic equipment and distributes it to the kids who need it most. Cleats for Kids is “To Kids, By Kids, For Kids,” engaging kids to give back to their community in sports-related community service. Grab your lightly used athletic shoes and equipment from the garage and head down to this awesome party hosted by the Cleats for Kids teen board.



Saturday June 11, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

12:00pm

Film as Art

deadCenter is excited to partner with Current Studio to present SLICES, an exhibition of video art by four artists working in moving images. The exhibition will be on display from June 7 through 12, 2016.

Artists:
Tara Najd Ahmadi
Sarah Hearn
Cole Lu
Liz Rodda


Saturday June 11, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Current Studio 1218 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City

1:00pm

Developing a Visual Style in Cinematography
All panels are free and open to the public. 

Learn how cinematographers develop a unique visual style in this conversation between Director and educator Fritz Kiersch (Children of the Corn) and two of his former OCU students, Jacob Leighton Burns (Electric Nostalgia) and Samuel L. Calvin (Great Plains). 

Saturday June 11, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
ACM@UCO 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. 73104

1:45pm

Game Changers Shorts

Seats 196

Short films so good that lives will be changed.

Alive & Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of South Africa

The Duke: Based on the Memoir “I’m The Duke” by J.P Duke

Step Into the Page

Pronouns

Bunee: The Boy from Constanta

The Waltz

Bacon and God’s Wrath


Short Films
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Pronouns

A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest. 9 min, IL Director: Michael Paulucci Writer: Michael Paulucci Producer: Cagney Gentry Cast: Patrick "Patches" Blanton
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Alive & Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of South Africa

Filmed in the heart of Limpopo, South Africa the village grannies “Vhakegula Vhakegula” lace up their soccer boots and start kicking their way through centuries of taboos. Through their camaraderie on the field they play serious soccer then break into laughter and song as they wage a singular fight for a decent life, true health and a snatch at joy in a brutal world.   20 min, NY Director: Lara-Ann de Wet Producer... Read More →
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Bunee: The Boy From Constanta

After spending the first six years of his life in the dreadful Romanian orphanage system of the 1980’s and 1990’s, a young boy searches for something to drive him in his new world and discovers that filmmaking could be the engine for his personal growth. 15 min, OK Director: Bunee Tomlinson Producer: Bunee Tomlinson Cast: Tommy Tomlinson, Susan Tomlinson, Bunee Tomlinson
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The Duke: Based on the Memoir "I'm The Duke" by J.P. Duke

Mired in a concussed haze, an ex-NFLer struggles to adjust to life off the field during Super Bowl Sunday. 21 min Director: Max Barbakow Writers: Derek J. Pastuszek, Andy Siara, Max Barbakow Producer: Dan Leonard Cast: LaMonica Garrett
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Step Into the Page

Glen Keane has created some of cinema’s most legendary animated characters, including Ariel from The Little Mermaid, The Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Tarzan. After leaving Disney to pursue new projects, Keane explores a new world of drawing in Virtual Reality — experimenting with cutting edge VR drawing tools as he reflects on his experiences and his philosophy on creating. 5 min, CA Director: Ashley... Read More →
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The Waltz

An immigrant mother faces an out of control hoarding compulsion and a crumbling marriage. She stumbles upon waltz lessons and reclaims her life through dance. The short is a universal story about the importance of family, personal struggle and the immigration experience. 11 min, NY Director: Trevor Zhou Writer: Trevor Zhou Producer: Christopher McInerney, Trevor Zhou Cast: Ruth Zhang, Yu Lu, Edward Furs, Jennifer Castro, Trevor Zhou
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Bacon & God's Wrath

A 90 year old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. 9 min, ON Director: Sol Friedman Producers: Sol Friedman, Sarah Clifford-Rashotte Cast: Razie Brownstone


Saturday June 11, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

2:00pm

Directing and Producing Films
All panels are free and open to the public. 

Join the Oklahoma Film and Music Office for a lively discussion with producers about the process of getting a film from script to screen, featuring OF&MO Director Tava Sofsky (The Mark of Zorro)Blake Pickens (The Land), Stephen Love (The Land), Stephen Caple Jr. (The Land)Blair Hayes (Great Plains), and Kristofer Neeley (Great Plains).

Saturday June 11, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
ACM@UCO 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. 73104

2:00pm

Unlocking the Cage

Seats 266

UNLOCKING THE CAGE follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections.


Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State.

UNLOCKING THE CAGE captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man’s lifelong quest to protect “nonhuman” animals


91 min, NY

Director: Chris Hegedus, DA Pennebaker

Producers: Chris Hegedus , Frazer Pennebaker, Rosadel Varela


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Unlocking the Cage

UNLOCKING THE CAGE follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

2:15pm

Electric Nostalgia

Seats 196

A young woman is haunted by visions of a faceless man after she is awoken from the dead in a body that is not her own.

ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA is the first feature film from writer/director/cinematographer Jacob Burns, and a perfect culmination of the vision and storytelling he has honed over the years with his outstanding short films, several of which played deadCenter.

Burns produced the film with long time collaborators Vinnie Hogan and Zach Burns. Hogan is an Austin based, Oklahoma born filmmaker with several deadCenter films under his belt and another feature in the works. Zach Burns is Jacob’s brother, a fine arts photographer and co-host of the webs series TALKIES.

Shot in gorgeous black and white, ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA features outstanding performances from Lauren Analla, Stephen Goodman, Page Tudyk and several actors who have graced our screens before and continue to delight in this latest science fiction drama. We are thrilled to World Premiere this beautiful film from one of Oklahoma’s most talented filmmakers.

 

 

91 min, OK

Director: Jacob Leighton Burns

Writer: Jacob Leighton Burns

Producers: Jacob Leighton Burns, Vinnie Hogan, Zachary Burns

Cast: Lauren Analla, Stephen Goodman, Page Tudyk, J. Alan Davidson, Josh Bonzie, Cait Brasel, Jamie Harris, Laurie Cummings

 


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Electric Nostalgia

A young woman is haunted by visions of a faceless man after she is awoken from the dead in a body that is not her own.  ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA is the first feature film from writer/director/cinematographer Jacob Burns, and a perfect culmination of the vision and storytelling he has honed over the years with his outstanding short films, several of which played deadCenter.   Burns produced the film with long time collaborators Vinnie Hogan... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Adventure Road Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

2:30pm

The Ties That Bind Shorts

Seats 196

Six films that focus on what brings us together.

Out of the Village

My Enemy, My Brother

Yes, We’re Open

Home

Glove

The Champion


Short Films
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Glove

The true story of a glove that's been floating forever in space since 1965. 6min Directors: Alexa Lim Haas, Bernardo Britto Writer: Bernardo Britto Producers: Ben Cohen, Brett Potter, Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva, Dennis Scholl Cast: Henry Parker 
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Home

As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday. 20 min,  Republic of Kosovo, United Kingdom  Director: Daniel Mulloy Writer: Daniel Mulloy Producers: Shpat Deda, Scott O'Donnell, Tim Nash, Chris Watling, Afolabi Kuti Cast: Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Tahliya Lowles, Zaki Ramadani
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My Enemy, My Brother

Zahed and Najah are two former enemies from the Iran-Iraq War who become blood brothers for life. 25 years after one saves the other’s life on the battlefield, they meet again by sheer chance in Canada. Considering the recent coverage of the Middle East this emotional documentary story of Najah and Zahed is a surprising affirmation of humanity that cuts across political borders. 17 min Director: Ann Shin Writer: Ann Shin Producer: ... Read More →
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The Champion

A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago. 18 min, MA Directors: Patrick McGowan, Brett Garamella
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Yes, We're Open

A story about an unlikely friendship between a convenience store owner and a shy, young girl.  14 min, OK Director: Yousef Kazemi Writer: Yousef Kazemi Producers: Yousef Kazemi, Vahid Farzaneh, Sha'ree Green, Wendy Parker Cast: Jason Leyva, Jesamine Katzman, Doug Van Liew, Gabrielle Reyes, Kyle Thomas
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Out of the Village

Shot in West Africa with a local cast and crew, OUT OF THE VILLAGE explores the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister. 17 min, CA Director: Jonathan Stein Writer: Luke A. Renner, Jonathan Stein Producer: Jonathan Stein Cast: Abraham Attah, Hannah Attah, Kobina Amissah-Sam


Saturday June 11, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

2:45pm

The Legend of Swee’ Pea

Seats 266

Oklahoma City is a Big League City with the coolest team in the NBA, the OKC Thunder. Sports stories are second nature to us. But, our judges fell especially hard for this intense look at the rollercoaster life of NBA star Lloyd "Swee' Pea" Daniels.

Lloyd Daniels was the biggest high school baller in NYC in 1986. He landed a spot at UNLV under Coach Jerry Tarkanian, despite not being able to read. But, he was arrested for buying crack cocaine from an undercover cop before his career even started.

THE LEGEND OF SWEE’ PEA follows the twists and turns of fortune in the life of a basketball prodigy who played in the NBA for 7 seasons: his dramatic downfall, miraculous comeback, and, finally, the bittersweet confrontation with a life imperfectly lived.

80 min,

Director: Benjamin May

Producer: Daniel B Levin


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The Legend of Swee’ Pea

Oklahoma City is a Big League City with the coolest team in the NBA, the OKC Thunder. Sports stories are second nature to us. But, our judges fell especially hard for this intense look at the rollercoaster life of NBA star Lloyd "Swee' Pea" Daniels.   Lloyd Daniels was the biggest high school baller in NYC in 1986. He landed a spot at UNLV under Coach Jerry Tarkanian, despite not being able to read. But, he was arrested for buying crack... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

4:30pm

Comedy Shorts

Seats 196

These ten films are guaranteed to make you laugh so hard you pee.

A King’s Betrayal

The Barry and Ro Show

Breakery

Living Legend

Hello Charles

The Poets

Total Awesome Viking Power

Bra’d Squad

Thunder P.

Seth

 

Short Films
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Breakery

On his release from the Treemore Correctional Facility for Men, career burglar Karl Plunkett Jr. is determined to make amends for his earlier life of crime. Enlisting the help of younger brother Brian, Karl embarks on a quest for redemption – through the unconventional method of breaking into his former victim’s homes and replacing earlier stolen household items with goods of equal value. 14 min, New Zealand Director: Ben... Read More →
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Seth

Manic man-child Seth lives in his own demented world where time is of the essence, his only friends are his stuffed animals, and the words of Michael Jordan inspire him to take all the shots he can. 15 min, CA Director: Zach Lasry Writer: Zach Lasry Producers: Arianna Lyons, Dashiel Arnott Cast: Logan George, Emmett Smith
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A King's Betrayal

The final 24 hours in the life of a Piñata, as told from the Piñata's perspective. 8 min, CA Director: David A Bornstein Writer: Ari Grabb Producers: Andres Avalos, Lily Nguyen, Ahmed El-Mawas Cast: Bryson Robinson, Adrian Gomez, Tiffany Peterson
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Hello Charles

HELLO CHARLES tells the story of George, a young man who has arrived at a low moment in his life after years of mistakes and bad choices. About to make another really bad decision George gets a rather unexpected visit from Charles, his imaginary friend from childhood. 7 min Director: Hamish Grieve Writer: Hamish Grieve Producers: Mylissa Fitzsimmons, Quinn Haberman, Pedro Avila Cross Cast: Avi Rothman, Robert Carbo  
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Living Legend

The most dangerous drug lord in Peru must face his ultimate fear: moving out of his mother’s house.  15 min Director: Alonzo Llosa Writer: Alonzo Llosa Producer: Olga Goister
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Thunder P.

An IT guy arrives to fix a routine printer problem and uncovers a dark secret. 3 min Director: Steve Collins Writer: Steve Collins Producer: Steve Collins Cast: Paul Gordon, John Merriman
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The Poets

One is an overtly sexual poetess who lacks healthy boundaries. The other is an uptight, repressed poet obsessed with his grandmother. The Poets is a short comedy about two poetry students brought together by a homework assignment. 8 min, PA Director: Sean Gannet Writer: Lori Fischer Producers: David Matthew Douglas, Ryan McDonough, Brenden Hubbard Cast: Jeff Hiller, Susan Louise O'Connor
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Total Awesome Viking Power

When Viking role player Vidar is sidelined to "the land of the dead" he seeks help of the god Odin, who agrees to teach Vidar the ways of the Vikings if he takes him to a mystical Runestone. Together they embark on a journey that will test Vidar’s wits, bravery and his ability to go completely berserk. 15 min Director: Morten Forland Writer: Morten Forland Producers: Morten Forland, Edouard Marchand, Jennevie Oliveri, Karen... Read More →
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The Barry and Ro Show

Married tv stars Barry and Ro try to shoot a promo for their 1970's variety show. 6 min, CA Director: Jordan Liebowitz Writer: Mike Olson, Michael Snyder Producer: Todd Slawsby, John Schneider Cast: Jeff Richards, Whitney Rice, John Murray, Earl Skakel
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The Bra'd Squad

A former spy must rescue her son from an evil mastermind with the help of her elite team. 5 min, OK Director: Patrick Kirk Writers: Brian Gililland, Patrick Kirk, Mary Buss, Tinasha LaRaye, Lauren Belflower Producers: Brian Gililland, Amanda Hyden Cast: Mary Buss, Brian Gililland, Tinasha LaRaye, Lauren Belflower, James Wray, Catcher Stair, Daryl King, Brett Berland, Mitch Leasure  


Saturday June 11, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

4:45pm

Two Trains Runnin’

Seats 266

In June of 1964, hundreds of college students traveled to Mississippi to join the civil rights movement during Freedom Summer. That same summer, two groups of musicians and record collectors headed to Mississippi to find lost blues singers Son House and Skip James and coax them out of retirement. The groups were unaware of each other. And, finding the musicians was nearly impossible with the Ku Klux Klan roadblocks and church bombings. Luckily, they persevered.

TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ is an electrifying look at how a quest to rescue blues performers and preserve their music crashed head on with the violent race riots in Mississippi during Freedom Summer. The film revisits an important moment when America’s cultural and political institutions were dramatically transformed. And, it tells the remarkable story of how avid blues fans were able to save the music of their heroes.

 

 

79 min

Director: Sam Pollard

Writer: Benjamin Hedin

Producers: Benjamin Hedin , Dava Whisenant

Cast: Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams, Chris Thomas King


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Two Trains Runnin’

In June of 1964, hundreds of college students traveled to Mississippi to join the civil rights movement during Freedom Summer. That same summer, two groups of musicians and record collectors headed to Mississippi to find lost blues singers Son House and Skip James and coax them out of retirement. The groups were unaware of each other. And, finding the musicians was nearly impossible with the Ku Klux Klan roadblocks and church bombings. Luckily... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:00pm

Black Mountain Poets

Seats 196

Super hunky Tom Cullen from Downton Abbey stars as the love interest for nearly everyone in this hilarious, improvised British comedy. But, the real stars are Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells, who play professional con artist sisters who assume the identity of Internationally renowned poets The Wilding Sisters after stealing their car while on the run from the cops. Competing for a large cash prize at a Poet’s Poetry Society retreat in the depths of the Black Mountains, the sisters are forced to confront not only their relationship but also their place in the world.

Black Mountain Poets is set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Black Mountains in Scotland, filled with hilarious performances from a fantastic cast, and directed with a light touch by Jamie Adams, who also directed Benny & Jolene and A Wonderful Christmas Time.

 

90 min, UK

Director: Jamie Adams

Producer: Jon Rennie

Cast: Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells, Tom Cullen


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Black Mountain Poets

Super hunky Tom Cullen from DOWNTON ABBEY stars as the love interest for nearly everyone in this hilarious, improvised British comedy. But, the real stars are Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells, who play professional con artist sisters who assume the identity of Internationally renowned poets The Wilding Sisters after stealing their car while on the run from the cops. Competing for a large cash prize at a Poet’s Poetry Society retreat in the depths... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Adventure Road Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:15pm

Strange Encounters Shorts

Seats 196

Video

She Stoops to Conquer

Theodora

The Land of Exodus

Blazing Sun

ENOS

Foley Artist


Short Films
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ENOS

Carl and Raymond come across something in the mountains that shouldn't be there. A 50 year old capsule from the early space programs. But...something is wrong with it. 7 min, OK Director: Ryan Scott Writer: Ryan Scott Producers: Ryan Scott, James Britt Cast: RJ Wagner, Jesse Sikora
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Theodora

Theodora, a young girl left to her own devices, spends the afternoon gathering seemingly random ingredients for an unusual feast. Equipped with an adept hand at petty larceny and amateur cookery, along with a dash of imagination, Theodora conjures the perfect dinner for herself, as well as an enigmatic friend. 5 min, CA Director: Henry Chaisson, Travis Bogosian Writer: Tess Carroll Producer: Mike Makowsky Cast: Mackenzie Brooke Smith
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Video

A woman's racist remark is captured on video by two teenage black girls. 15 min, NY Director: Randy Yang Writer: Randy Yang Producers: Pamela Rook, Randy Yang Cast: Reilly Brooke Stith, Alyson Schacherer, Mars Williams, Ron Scott
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Foley Artist

A sound technician who specializes in Foley effects (recreation of sounds for a film no directly recorded during shooting) has an accident that forces him to stay home for a few days. During that time the attractive neighbor across the street who has just arrived in the neighborhood becomes his new sound muse. 18 min, Spain Director: Toni Bestard  Writer: Toni Bestard  Producers: Ladat, Strange Friends  Cast: Diego Ingold... Read More →
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She Stoops to Conquer

A struggling talent-show performer wanders into a nightclub disguised in a mask, and is inexplicably attracted to the real-life doppelgänger of her masked character. She Stoops to Conquer is a fantastical oddity that celebrates those who defy the status quo in their search for self-expression. 16 min Director: Zack Russell Writers: Zack Russell, Kayla Lorette Producers: Marianna Khoury, Matt King, Andrew Ferguson Cast: Julian... Read More →
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The Land of Exodus

Obed, a Mexican street kid with hopes of making it to America, leads a recently kidnapped American teenager to the Mexico/United States border. 11 min, CA Director: Skinner Myers Writer: Skinner Myers Producer: Skinner Myers Cast: Rafael Martinez, Alonso Alvarez , Eddie Diaz, Link Ruiz , Moah Pollas 
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Blazing Sun

Under the leaden sky of a summer day, Eric goes to work to defend a great issue. But, blinded by stress, Eric is forgetting the most important thing... 24 min Director: Fred Castadot Writer: Fred Castadot Producer: Judith Langerome Cast: Aurélien Labruyère, Aurélia Bonta, Eric Godon, Edwige Baily, Igor Van Dessel, Gustave Delannoy, Celine Peret


Saturday June 11, 2016 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:30pm

Tower

Seats 245

On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others. TOWER won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. 

93 min, TX

Director: Keith Maitland

Producers: Megan Gilbride, Susan Thomson


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Tower

On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

5:30pm

Heartland

Seats 266

HEARTLAND is a wonderfully tense family drama directed by Maura Anderson, who production managed the Oscar nominated independent film, WINTER’S BONE. The film is co-written and produced by Oklahoma native Velinda Godfrey, who also plays the lead role.

HEARTLAND tells the story of a young Oklahoma artist who lands back in her mother’s stifling household after her girlfriend dies, but finds temporary escape in a reckless weekend affair with her brother’s girlfriend.

The mother is played perfectly by veteran actress Beth Grant, who has starred in three Oscar winning films and is also starring in GREAT PLAINS here at deadCenter. Laura Spencer, who plays the girlfriend, is an Oklahoma actress who now stars on THE BIG BANG THEORY and SLEEPY HOLLOW.

96 min, OK

Director: Maura Anderson

Writers: Velinda Godfrey, Todd Waring

Producers: Jennifer Wood, Velinda Godfrey, Maura Anderson

Cast: Velinda Godfrey, Laura Spencer, Beth Grant, Aaron Leddick, Eve Gordon, Steve Agee


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Heartland

HEARTLAND is a wonderfully tense family drama directed by Maura Anderson, who production managed the Oscar nominated independent film, WINTER’S BONE. The film is co-written and produced by Oklahoma native Velinda Godfrey, who also plays the lead role.   HEARTLAND tells the story of a young Oklahoma artist who lands back in her mother’s stifling household after her girlfriend dies, but finds temporary escape in a reckless... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

7:15pm

Freak Fest Shorts

Seats 196

Psychos, demons, and slashers…Oh, my!

Sebastian and Them

Awakenings

Larry Gone Demon

667, Neighbor of the Beast

Market St.

ELLE

Night of the Slasher


Short Films
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Awakenings

The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities. 14 min Director: Bhargav Saikia Writer: Bhargav Saikia Producer: Bhargav Saikia Cast: Palomi Ghosh, Saurabh Goyal, Mrudula Sathe, Jairaj Dalwani, Prisha Dabas
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ELLE

Maria and Jonathan meet after witnessing a car crash. Despite an instant attraction, Jonathan will have to come to terms with a strange companion who has invaded Maria’s life for too long: “ELLE”. 20 min Director: Vincent Toujas Writer: Giles Daoust Producers: Giles Daoust, Vincent Toujas Cast: Annabelle Hettmann, Théo Frilet, Camille Durand-Tovar
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667, Neighbor of the Beast

Ed is at a pivotal moment in his life when he meets a new neighbor whose intentions are suspect. 16 min, OK Director: John Aspinwall Writer: Tommy Austin Producers: John Aspinwall, Shane Smith Cast: Morgan Brown, Tommy Austin
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Larry Gone Demon

A frenetic, punk-rock nightmare centering on one asshole of a roommate. When three twenty-somethings must deal with the incorrigible and incredibly demonic Larry, they risk life and limb in an attempt to save the soul of their once-kind-and-unassuming friend while also procuring his five-hundred dollars in back rent.   14 min, NJ Director: Matthew John Lawrence Writer: Matthew John Lawrence Producers: Matthew John Lawrence, Nicholas... Read More →
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Night of the Slasher

A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and exact revenge. 11 min Director: Shant Hamassian Writer: Shant Hamassian Producers: Adam Lesar, Eve Constance, Shant Hamassian Cast: Lily Berlina, Scott Javore, Adam Lesar, David Swann, Eve Constance
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Market St.

On a seemingly ordinary commute in San Francisco, a woman finds herself on a journey of terror aboard a mysterious streetcar. 8 min, CA Director: Carlos Baena Producer: Sasha Korellis Cast: Fabianne Therese
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Sebastian and Them

Based on true events. Sebastian has to leave his childhood friends behind. The only problem is they don't want to leave him. 7 min Director: Benjamin Bee Writers: Benjamin Bee Producers: Benjamin Bee, Yiannis Manolopoulos Cast: Dan Mersh, Nat Luurtsema, Paul Litchfield, Jeremy Limb


Saturday June 11, 2016 7:15pm - 9:15pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

7:30pm

O' Brother!

Seats 266

O' BROTHER! is a wild comedy starring comedian Spencer Hicks as Michael, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff who is caught on an adultery website and loses his wife and job in the public scandal. His estranged gay brother Luke (Lance McDaniel) comes to the rescue and hides Michael with the drag performers Kitty Bob Aimes and Norma Jean Goldenstein at his gay bar and dinner theater, The Boom. While Luke is dealing with his boy toy employee Angel (Del Murphy), Michael is quickly whisked away by his ex-con best friend Terry (Mathew Alvin Brown). Terry leads Michael on an adventure through strip clubs, bachelor parties, cock fights and gang warehouses, where he will either die in a gun fight with a Mexican gangster (Wilson Navas) or reconcile with his brother and join his true love (Stephanie Pena)

83 min, OK

Director: Lance McDaniel

Writers: Lance McDaniel, Melissa Scaramucci, Spencer Hicks

Producers: Lance McDaniel, Kenny Pitts, Rogelio Almeida

Cast: Spencer Hicks, Lance McDaniel, Stephanie Pena, Matthew Alvin Brown, Brett Young, Jeffrey Meek, Del Murphy, Wilson Navas, Edna Garcia, Dustin Wilson, Philip Paz, Jessica Bohne, Joel Decker, Sarah Henry, Kenny Pitts, Heath Robinson, Terrance Charles Bread, Mariah Webb, Victor Caballero, Colin Raley


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O, Brother!

O, BROTHER! is a wild comedy starring comedian Spencer Hicks as Michael, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff who is caught on an adultery website and loses his wife and job in the public scandal. His estranged gay brother Luke (Lance McDaniel) comes to the rescue and hides Michael with the drag performers Kitty Bob Aimes and Norma Jean Goldenstein at his gay bar and dinner theater, The Boom. While Luke is dealing with his boy toy employee Angel (Del... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:00pm

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Seats 245

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is a touching, hilarious comedy that drew universal praise at Sundance and opened to record breaking crowds in New Zealand, where it was produced.

The film stars legendary kiwi actor Sam Neill as a grouchy bushman and newcomer Julian Dennison as a feisty foster kid forced to forge an alliance to survive the New Zealand wilderness. Director and former comedian Taika Waititi is well known for his deft comic work on WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and Boy and has been tapped by Marvel to direct the next THOR movie.

101 min, New Zealand

Director: Taika Waititi

Writer: Taika Waititi

Producers: Taika Waititi, Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Matt Noonan

Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Tioreore Ngatai- Melbourne, Oscar Knightley, Cohen Holloway, Stan Walker, Mike Minogue, Rhys Darby, Troy Kingi, Taika Waititi, Hamish Parkinson, Stu Giles, Lloyd Scott


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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is a touching, hilarious comedy that drew universal praise at Sundance and opened to record breaking crowds in New Zealand, where it was produced. The film stars legendary kiwi actor Sam Neill as a grouchy bushman and newcomer Julian Dennison as a feisty foster kid forced to forge an alliance to survive the New Zealand wilderness. Director and former comedianTaika Waititi is well known for his... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

8:00pm

Rated “R” for Ridiculously Awesome Shorts

Seats 196

Ridiculously awesome and somewhat inapprops. These films are definitely NOT for the whole family.

Dog Bowl

The Party of Special Things to do

The Singularity

Putting the Dog to Sleep

MANOMAN

The Black Bear

Too Legit


Short Films
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MANOMAN

When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits. 10 min, United Kingdom Director: Simon Cartwright Producer: Kamilla Kristiane Hodol Cast: Gordon Pearson
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The Black Bear

Rule #1: Never feed bears. Rule #2: Do not approach within 100 meters. Rule #3: Avoid surprising bears. Rule #4: Keep your dog on a leash. Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear. 15 min Director: Méryl Fortunat- Rossi, Xavier Seron  Writers: Méryl Fortunat- Rossi, Xavier Seron  Producers: Origine Films, Hélicotronc  
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Dog Bowl

A heartbroken girl spiraling through life stumbles upon the true nature of her existence after stealing the vest off of a service dog. 19 min Director: Gordy Hoffman Writer: Gordy Hoffman Producers: Jason Lombardo, James Declan Toblin Cast: Marci Miller, Yong Kim, Chet Dixon, Tomas Oscar Andren
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Party of Special Things To Do

"The plan was to drink until the pain over. But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?" -Kanye West 7 min, OK Director: Matt Black Writer: Matt Black Producer: Laurence Vannicelli Cast: Kevin McMullin, Minji Kang, Mimi Jeffries
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Too Legit

After becoming pregnant from sexual assault on campus, a young woman goes on a journey to find out if the rape was "legitimate." Inspired by the statements of Senate Candidate Todd Akin. 17 min Director: Frankie Shaw Writer: Frankie Shaw Producers: Liz Destro, Frankie Shaw, Josh Bachove Cast: Zoe Kravitz, Teresa Palmer, Nate Corddry, Clark Gregg, Lauren Weedman
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The Singularity

THE SINGULARITY is a stop motion short originally edited as a six episode web mini-series. It is scored with music and sound from the album Future Former Self by Brooklyn band CHAPPO. Their album and lyrics as well as The Singularity revolve around the story of Rene Cogito traveling alone to the center of a black hole in order to communicate with a parallel universe and save mankind. As Rene journeys toward the singularity, his dreams merge... Read More →
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Putting the Dog to Sleep

A bereaved man copes with a burdensome past and realizes he is inextricably linked to it. 12 min, TX Director: Taylor Washington Writer: Taylor Washington Producer: Robert Ravenscroft Cast: Jason Newman, Austin Amelio, Johnny Walter, Kelly Cameron


Saturday June 11, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:15pm

The Master Cleanse

Seats 266

Down, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins… a lot more.

Oscar winner Anjelica Houston (PRIZZI’S HONOR) and Emmy nominees Oliver Platt (WEST WING) and Johnny Galecki (THE BIG BANG THEORY) star in this wildly unique, masterfully made, thoughtful comedy. 

The feature debut from writer/director Bobby Miller, THE MASTER CLEANSE is a humorous, weird, and soulful fantasy that examines how we deal with the things that weigh us down in life, ultimately asking the all-important question: given the opportunity to literally face your demons, what would you do?

81 min, CA

Director: Bobby Miller

Writer: Bobby Miller

Producers: Jordan Horowitz, Aaron L. Gilbert, Johnny Galecki

Cast: Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Oliver Platt, Anjelica Huston, Kyle Gallner, Diana Bang


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The Master Cleanse

Down, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins… a lot more.   Oscar winner Anjelica Houston (PRIZZI’S HONOR) and Emmy nominees Oliver Platt (WEST WING) and Johnny Galecki (THE BIG BANG THEORY) star in this wildly unique, masterfully made, thoughtful comedy.  The feature debut from... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:00pm

deadCenter Awards Ceremony
Open to the public.

Meet all of our festival award winners and mingle with our Oklahoma Film ICONs at this casual outdoor awards ceremony sponsored by our long time supporters, OG&E. Hang around after and enjoy the sights and sounds of A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story underneath the stars with another FREE outdoor screening.

Saturday June 11, 2016 9:00pm - 9:30pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

9:00pm

In One Ear... Silent Rave

Open to the public.

Come for the video art; stay for the party! Oklahoma Contemporary and deadCenter Film Festival present a silent rave, DJ’d by artist David Steele Overholt, at Oklahoma Contemporary’s Showroom. Overholt’s In One Ear …, a kaleidoscope of overlapping video clips broadcast on the Showroom windows and ruled by a soundtrack at 99.9 FM, will serve as the launch pad for the party, which continues with food trucks, drinks, and games. All guests will receive a complimentary set of FM headphones. Join us as festivities kick off after dark and rock into the night.  


Saturday June 11, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday June 12, 2016 2:00am
Oklahoma Contemporary NW 11th & Broadway

9:30pm

A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

This is a free outdoor screening.

Packed wall to wall with the greatest music from Texas and beyond, including performances from Willie Nelson, Radiohead, Ray Charles, Beck, Johnny Cash, Alabama Shakes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bonnie Raitt, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY is music to the ears of fans everywhere.

This film highlights the PBS series evolution through pivotal bookings, proving that after 40 years and 800 performers, ACL is more relevant now than ever before. Featuring interviews with dozens of artists and fans, and untold insights from long-time producer Terry Lickona, a musical institution himself, A SONG FOR YOU transcends the television show and gives audiences a front-row seat and backstage pass to the greatest performances of the longest running music show in television history.

 

96 min, TX

Director: Keith Maitland

Producers: Susan Thomson, Tom Gimbel, Hillary Pierce, Sarah Wilson

Cast: Willie Nelson, Beck, Buddy Guy, Jeff Tweedy, Bonnie Raitt, Matthew McConaughey, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Emmylou Harris 


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A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

Packed wall to wall with the greatest music from Texas and beyond, including performances from Willie Nelson, Radiohead, Ray Charles, Beck, Johnny Cash, Alabama Shakes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bonnie Raitt, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY is music to the ears of fans everywhere.   This film highlights the PBS series evolution through pivotal bookings, proving that after 40 years and 800 performers... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

11:00pm

Awards Night After Party
Outdoor Dance Party open to the public.
VIP Party in the Myriad Gardens Garden Pavilion passholder only. VIP Party 21+ only.


After A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story, you’ll either want to get up and dance or keep dancing the night away. Follow the music to the south side of the gardens to a FREE dance party for all guests outside featuring a passholder-only cocktail party in the Myriad Gardens Garden Pavilion.  

Saturday June 11, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday June 12, 2016 1:00am
Water Stage Plaza at the Myriad Gardens 301 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
 
Sunday, June 12
 

10:00am

deadCenter's Bricktown Headquarters
Open to the public. Passholder specials.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is the official deadCenter headquarters in Bricktown and, as our Official Watering Hole, is a great place for food and tasty, tasty beverages. Grab some amazing tacos and superfly drinks and catch up with friends old and new. And, Fuzzy's has a special line just for deadCenter passholders! So skip the crowd, grab a Stellarita, and enjoy a little deadCenter in the deadcenter of Bricktown.

Sunday June 12, 2016 10:00am - 8:00pm
Fuzzy's Taco Shop 208 Johnny Bench Drive

12:00pm

The Ties That Bind Shorts

Seats 117

Six films that focus on what brings us together.

Out of the Village

My Enemy, My Brother

Yes, We’re Open

Home

Glove

The Champion


Short Films
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Glove

The true story of a glove that's been floating forever in space since 1965. 6min Directors: Alexa Lim Haas, Bernardo Britto Writer: Bernardo Britto Producers: Ben Cohen, Brett Potter, Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva, Dennis Scholl Cast: Henry Parker 
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Home

As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday. 20 min,  Republic of Kosovo, United Kingdom  Director: Daniel Mulloy Writer: Daniel Mulloy Producers: Shpat Deda, Scott O'Donnell, Tim Nash, Chris Watling, Afolabi Kuti Cast: Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Tahliya Lowles, Zaki Ramadani
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My Enemy, My Brother

Zahed and Najah are two former enemies from the Iran-Iraq War who become blood brothers for life. 25 years after one saves the other’s life on the battlefield, they meet again by sheer chance in Canada. Considering the recent coverage of the Middle East this emotional documentary story of Najah and Zahed is a surprising affirmation of humanity that cuts across political borders. 17 min Director: Ann Shin Writer: Ann Shin Producer: ... Read More →
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The Champion

A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago. 18 min, MA Directors: Patrick McGowan, Brett Garamella
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Yes, We're Open

A story about an unlikely friendship between a convenience store owner and a shy, young girl.  14 min, OK Director: Yousef Kazemi Writer: Yousef Kazemi Producers: Yousef Kazemi, Vahid Farzaneh, Sha'ree Green, Wendy Parker Cast: Jason Leyva, Jesamine Katzman, Doug Van Liew, Gabrielle Reyes, Kyle Thomas
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Out of the Village

Shot in West Africa with a local cast and crew, OUT OF THE VILLAGE explores the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister. 17 min, CA Director: Jonathan Stein Writer: Luke A. Renner, Jonathan Stein Producer: Jonathan Stein Cast: Abraham Attah, Hannah Attah, Kobina Amissah-Sam


Sunday June 12, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

12:15pm

Unlocking the Cage

Seats 196

UNLOCKING THE CAGE follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections.


Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State.

UNLOCKING THE CAGE captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man’s lifelong quest to protect “nonhuman” animals


91 min, NY

Director: Chris Hegedus, DA Pennebaker

Producers: Chris Hegedus , Frazer Pennebaker, Rosadel Varela


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Unlocking the Cage

UNLOCKING THE CAGE follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 12:15pm - 2:15pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:30pm

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Seats 196

When Maya Angelou published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969, she introduced an honest look at the lives of African American women and launched a career that would lead to Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominations, three Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE is the first documentary about the iconic writer, poet, performer and activist who overcame racism and devastating abuse to become one of our culture’s greatest voices. Rare footage and photos unveil an intimate and often unknown view of her public and personal life with the power of her own words. And, interviews with artists like Alfre Woodward and Common and luminaries like President Bill Clinton offer insight into the legacy she leaves behind.

 
114 min

Directors: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack

Producers: Rita Coburn Whack, Bob Hercules,  Jay Alix, Una Jackman

Cast: Maya Angelou, Hillary Clinton, Common, Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodward. President Bill Clinton, Quincy Jones, Lou Gossett Jr., Guy Johnson, Cicely Tyson, John Singleton, Nikki Giovanni, Robert Loomis, Jules Feiffer


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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

When Maya Angelou published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969, she introduced an honest look at the lives of African American women and launched a career that would lead to Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominations, three Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE is the first documentary about the iconic writer, poet, performer and activist who... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Adventure Road Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:45pm

kidsFest Shorts

Seats 117

This is a free screening.

Films for you and your favorite shorties.

Eggventure

Hola Llamigo

Can I Stay?

A Fistful of Presents

Stellar Moves:  The Story of Pluto

When I Grow Up

Miss Roboto

La Mano

Fish and Flower

Movie Magic


Short Films
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Eggventure

A Penguin and a Polar Bear and their love for the same egg. 3 min, CA Director: Danielle Johnson Writer: Danielle Johnson Producer: Danielle Johnson Cast: Danielle Johnson
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Fish and Flower

The boy is trying to keep the fish alive. 2 min, Kurdistan Director: Zanyar Tahmasebi Writer: Zanyar Tahmasebi Producer: Zanyar Tahmasebi Cast: Araz Tahmasebi
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Aloha Hohe

Today is the day Hohe finally becomes a true member of the Tiki Tribe and can impress the girl of his dreams, but chaos ensues when he discovers that his position in the tribe is not exactly what he had in mind. 2 min, FL Director: Kevin Temmer Producers: Kevin Temmer
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Hola Llamigo

On a piñata ranch, a strict father/son relationship is put to the test when the son befriends one of the livestock and then the ultimate sacrifice is on the line. 4 min, FL Directors: Christina Chang, Charlie Parisi Producers: Christina Chang, Charlie Parisi
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Movie Magic

An 11-year-old movie buff receives a visit from his Fairy Godfather and discovers he's destined to take the prettiest girl at school to the movies. 16 min, OK Director: Chris Oz McIntosh Writer: Chris Oz McIntosh Producer: Chris Oz McIntosh Cast: Rayden Alexander, Camille Columbus, Krista Forster, Samuel Moran, Darryl Cox
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La Mano

A girl uses a special bottle of hand sanitizer. 1 min Director: Grace Snyder Writer: Grace Snyder Producer: Grace Snyder , Adam Weider
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Stellar Moves: The Story of Pluto

Pluto goes on a journey to fulfill his dream of becoming a Planet.  4 min, FL Directors: Millivette Gonzalez, Tabia Lees, Valerie Sattazahn Producers: Millivette Gonzalez, Tabia Lees, Valerie Sattazahn
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Fistful of Presents

An outlaw confronts the most dangerous sheriff in the old west. 2 min, FL Director: Cole Clark Producer: Cole Clark
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Miss Roboto

Unfulfilled with her life, a dishwashing robot gets inspiration from a dance show. Despite her purpose, she tries to do something that she wasn’t programmed to do… TO GROOVE! 6 min Director: Natasha Rindt Writer: Natasha Rindt Producer: Natasha Rindt Cast: Natasha Rindt
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Can I Stay?

An apprehensive homeless girl must traverse a dangerous, wintry city in order to escape her adorable pursuers. 4 min, FL Directors: Paige Carter, Katie Knudson, Onyee Lo Producers: Paige Carter, Katie Knudson, Onyee Lo
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When I Grow Up

A third grade student daydreams about all the career options he could have in the future, while class is in session. 4 min, IL Director: Jamie Weiss Writer: Jamie Weiss Producer: Kevin Ash Cast: Alexander Lilly, McKenna Richards, Arabella LaFond, Miles Alexander, Bradley Newman, Khloe Kimbrough


Sunday June 12, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

1:00pm

Even in Death

Seats 196

Screens with the documentary feature Life, Animated

EVEN IN DEATH is an animated short film about love, loss, and life. It chronicles a day in the life of Jonah, a young boy living in New Orleans who is about to experience a loss in his family. Faced with grief, Jonah is visited by the Grim Reaper (Death) and is taken on a charming adventure through New Orleans that ends with Jonah learning a lesson in life and the true depth of love.

9 min, OK

Directors: Zac Davis, Melinda Lauffenburger

Writer: Zac Davis

Producers: AutismOklahoma.org



Sunday June 12, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

1:00pm

Life, Animated

Seats 196

Preceded by EVEN IN DEATH

From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.  This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. 

The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old whom suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.  Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.

LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with vérité scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality.  Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks.

Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

 

91 min

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Producer: Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman


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Life, Animated

Preceded by Even in Death. | | From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.  This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps... Read More →

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Even in Death

Precedes Life, Animated. | | EVEN IN DEATH is an animated short film about love, loss, and life. It chronicles a day in the life of Jonah, a young boy living in New Orleans who is about to experience a loss in his family. Faced with grief, Jonah is visited by the Grim Reaper (Death) and is taken on a charming adventure through New Orleans that ends with Jonah learning a lesson in life and the true depth of love. 9 min, OK Directors: Zac Davis... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

2:45pm

Strange Encounters Shorts

Seats 117

Video

She Stoops to Conquer

Theodora

The Land of Exodus

Blazing Sun

ENOS

Foley Artist


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ENOS

Carl and Raymond come across something in the mountains that shouldn't be there. A 50 year old capsule from the early space programs. But...something is wrong with it. 7 min, OK Director: Ryan Scott Writer: Ryan Scott Producers: Ryan Scott, James Britt Cast: RJ Wagner, Jesse Sikora
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Theodora

Theodora, a young girl left to her own devices, spends the afternoon gathering seemingly random ingredients for an unusual feast. Equipped with an adept hand at petty larceny and amateur cookery, along with a dash of imagination, Theodora conjures the perfect dinner for herself, as well as an enigmatic friend. 5 min, CA Director: Henry Chaisson, Travis Bogosian Writer: Tess Carroll Producer: Mike Makowsky Cast: Mackenzie Brooke Smith
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Video

A woman's racist remark is captured on video by two teenage black girls. 15 min, NY Director: Randy Yang Writer: Randy Yang Producers: Pamela Rook, Randy Yang Cast: Reilly Brooke Stith, Alyson Schacherer, Mars Williams, Ron Scott
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Foley Artist

A sound technician who specializes in Foley effects (recreation of sounds for a film no directly recorded during shooting) has an accident that forces him to stay home for a few days. During that time the attractive neighbor across the street who has just arrived in the neighborhood becomes his new sound muse. 18 min, Spain Director: Toni Bestard  Writer: Toni Bestard  Producers: Ladat, Strange Friends  Cast: Diego Ingold... Read More →
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She Stoops to Conquer

A struggling talent-show performer wanders into a nightclub disguised in a mask, and is inexplicably attracted to the real-life doppelgänger of her masked character. She Stoops to Conquer is a fantastical oddity that celebrates those who defy the status quo in their search for self-expression. 16 min Director: Zack Russell Writers: Zack Russell, Kayla Lorette Producers: Marianna Khoury, Matt King, Andrew Ferguson Cast: Julian... Read More →
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The Land of Exodus

Obed, a Mexican street kid with hopes of making it to America, leads a recently kidnapped American teenager to the Mexico/United States border. 11 min, CA Director: Skinner Myers Writer: Skinner Myers Producer: Skinner Myers Cast: Rafael Martinez, Alonso Alvarez , Eddie Diaz, Link Ruiz , Moah Pollas 
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Blazing Sun

Under the leaden sky of a summer day, Eric goes to work to defend a great issue. But, blinded by stress, Eric is forgetting the most important thing... 24 min Director: Fred Castadot Writer: Fred Castadot Producer: Judith Langerome Cast: Aurélien Labruyère, Aurélia Bonta, Eric Godon, Edwige Baily, Igor Van Dessel, Gustave Delannoy, Celine Peret


Sunday June 12, 2016 2:45pm - 4:45pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

3:00pm

The Legend of Swee’ Pea

Seats 196

Oklahoma City is a Big League City with the coolest team in the NBA, the OKC Thunder. Sports stories are second nature to us. But, our judges fell especially hard for this intense look at the rollercoaster life of NBA star Lloyd "Swee' Pea" Daniels.

Lloyd Daniels was the biggest high school baller in NYC in 1986. He landed a spot at UNLV under Coach Jerry Tarkanian, despite not being able to read. But, he was arrested for buying crack cocaine from an undercover cop before his career even started.

THE LEGEND OF SWEE’ PEA follows the twists and turns of fortune in the life of a basketball prodigy who played in the NBA for 7 seasons: his dramatic downfall, miraculous comeback, and, finally, the bittersweet confrontation with a life imperfectly lived.

80 min,

Director: Benjamin May

Producer: Daniel B Levin


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The Legend of Swee’ Pea

Oklahoma City is a Big League City with the coolest team in the NBA, the OKC Thunder. Sports stories are second nature to us. But, our judges fell especially hard for this intense look at the rollercoaster life of NBA star Lloyd "Swee' Pea" Daniels.   Lloyd Daniels was the biggest high school baller in NYC in 1986. He landed a spot at UNLV under Coach Jerry Tarkanian, despite not being able to read. But, he was arrested for buying crack... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

3:15pm

An Act of Love

Seats 196

AN ACT OF LOVE is about the trial that rocked the United Methodist Church and the minister who risked it all for his son.

In 2013, Rev. Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for
officiating a same-sex wedding for his oldest son. The wedding had been performed years before. But, a disgruntled member of his parish filed a complaint just before the 6-year statue of limitations was up. Immediately, the Schaefer family was thrust into the front of a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination.

AN ACT OF LOVE allows the Schafer family to guide the journey, but includes interviews with people on all sides of the issue to provide a balanced, emotional look at this equality issue shaking up most organized religions.

 

86 min

Director: Scott Sheppard

Writer: Scott Sheppard

Producers: Kate S. Logan, Scott Sheppard, Mike C. Manning, Pauley Perrette

Cast: Rev. Frank Schaefer, Tim Schaefer, Brigitte Schaefer, Jimmy Creech, Beth Stroud, Bishop Melvin G. Talbert


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An Act of Love

AN ACT OF LOVE is about the trial that rocked the United Methodist Church and the minister who risked it all for his son. In 2013, Rev. Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating a same-sex wedding for his oldest son. The wedding had been performed years before. But, a disgruntled member of his parish filed a complaint just before the 6-year statue of limitations was up. Immediately, the Schaefer family was... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Adventure Road Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

3:30pm

Not So Short Shorts

Seats 117

Not so short, but sooo good.

The Light Thief

The Foreverlands

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR

Phil’s Camino


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Phil's Camino

A colorful and affecting short doc about Phil, a free spirit who wants to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain, while facing Stage 4 cancer in his hometown of Seattle.  Told he shouldn’t do the walk, he builds his own camino in the forest behind his house and ends up walking the same distance as the ancient pilgrimage The Camino de Santiago (about 500 miles).   Healthier after finishing his backyard Camino, he is able to... Read More →
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The Foreverlands

A drifter finds more than he bargained for when he meets the eccentric Henry Bonneville upon the road. Past and destiny soon collide when Ace realizes supernatural occurrences are at play and souls at stake and the mantic, Henry Bonneville may or may not be the devil. 27 min, OK Director: Kyle Kauwika Harris Writer: Kyle Kauwika Harris Producer: Kyle Kauwika Harris Cast: Zac Abbott, Mark Adam Goff
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The Light Thief

When the essence of Love is snatched from someone and locked away in a vessel with no name, what happens to those persons and how do they change? How can the broken hearted souls break that curse and recover from their pain? Can they regain their spark by overcoming dark supernatural forces? 19 min Director: Eva Daoud Writer: Eva Daoud
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The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared. 17 min Director: Romain Quirot Writer: Romain Quirot Producer: Jerome Lateur Cast: Hugo Becker, Nicolas Giraud, Emilie Gavois Kahn, Dorcas Coppin, Jean Luc Couchard, Bruno Lochet


Sunday June 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

3:45pm

Heartland

Seats 196

HEARTLAND is a wonderfully tense family drama directed by Maura Anderson, who production managed the Oscar nominated independent film, WINTER’S BONE. The film is co-written and produced by Oklahoma native Velinda Godfrey, who also plays the lead role.

HEARTLAND tells the story of a young Oklahoma artist who lands back in her mother’s stifling household after her girlfriend dies, but finds temporary escape in a reckless weekend affair with her brother’s girlfriend.

The mother is played perfectly by veteran actress Beth Grant, who has starred in three Oscar winning films and is also starring in GREAT PLAINS here at deadCenter. Laura Spencer, who plays the girlfriend, is an Oklahoma actress who now stars on THE BIG BANG THEORY and SLEEPY HOLLOW.

96 min, OK

Director: Maura Anderson

Writers: Velinda Godfrey, Todd Waring

Producers: Jennifer Wood, Velinda Godfrey, Maura Anderson

Cast: Velinda Godfrey, Laura Spencer, Beth Grant, Aaron Leddick, Eve Gordon, Steve Agee


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Heartland

HEARTLAND is a wonderfully tense family drama directed by Maura Anderson, who production managed the Oscar nominated independent film, WINTER’S BONE. The film is co-written and produced by Oklahoma native Velinda Godfrey, who also plays the lead role.   HEARTLAND tells the story of a young Oklahoma artist who lands back in her mother’s stifling household after her girlfriend dies, but finds temporary escape in a reckless... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

4:00pm

A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

Seats 117

Packed wall to wall with the greatest music from Texas and beyond, including performances from Willie Nelson, Radiohead, Ray Charles, Beck, Johnny Cash, Alabama Shakes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bonnie Raitt, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY is music to the ears of fans everywhere.

This film highlights the PBS series evolution through pivotal bookings, proving that after 40 years and 800 performers, ACL is more relevant now than ever before. Featuring interviews with dozens of artists and fans, and untold insights from long-time producer Terry Lickona, a musical institution himself, A SONG FOR YOU transcends the television show and gives audiences a front-row seat and backstage pass to the greatest performances of the longest running music show in television history.

 

96 min, TX

Director: Keith Maitland

Producers: Susan Thomson, Tom Gimbel, Hillary Pierce, Sarah Wilson

Cast: Willie Nelson, Beck, Buddy Guy, Jeff Tweedy, Bonnie Raitt, Matthew McConaughey, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Emmylou Harris 


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A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

Packed wall to wall with the greatest music from Texas and beyond, including performances from Willie Nelson, Radiohead, Ray Charles, Beck, Johnny Cash, Alabama Shakes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bonnie Raitt, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY is music to the ears of fans everywhere.   This film highlights the PBS series evolution through pivotal bookings, proving that after 40 years and 800 performers... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kirkpatrick Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:30pm

Okie Shorts

Seats 117

Homegrown goodness.

21 Guns

Home

CTRL

WRUNG

SWIRL

Last Broadcast

Heroes of the Realm

The Superlative Light


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CTRL

In middle of a forest and without any memory, a woman assigned to assassinate someone discovers a weapon and the ability to kill. 7 min, OK Director: Brent Ryan Green Writer: Brent Ryan Green, Alexandra Harris Producers: Brent Ryan Green Cast: Alexandra Harris
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SWIRL

SWIRL is the story of a boy's first crush told through dance, exploring the journey your mind takes the first time you touch someone you love. Director: Lance McDaniel Writer: Lance McDaniel Choreographers: Hui Cha Poos, Brandi Kelley Producers: Lance McDaniel, Alyx Picard, Yousef Kazemi Cast: Emmett Prince, Aaron Stewart  
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WRUNG

Trevor Jacobs, a scarred and mysterious young drifter, makes ends meet by competing in the amateur rodeo circuit. A chance encounter with his long-lost father, the once famed bull-rider 'Bucking' Bill, spurs the deep emotional scars of the traumatic event in their past that lead to the death of Trevor's mother and Bill's subsequent abandonment. Faced with the ultimatum to stay with his Father and face a similar fate or blaze on towards a... Read More →
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Home (Okie)

HOME explores the importance of family by following a woman, Lupe Tovar, who grew up in the foster system and was eventually adopted at the age of 32 by a same-sex couple. 9 min, OK Director: Brandon Burnett Producers: Brandon Burnett, Clifton Raphael Cast: Lupe Tovar, Clay Finck-Ward, Bryan Finck-Ward
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Last Broadcast

The unseen final video of a government conspiracy Vblogger is found after her disappearance. 11 min, OK Director: Nathan Edwards Writer: J. Matthew Jacob Producers: Nathan Edwards, Briana Looby Cast: Briana Looby, Trinity Goodwin, Bruce Davis
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21 Guns

21 GUNS is a story of deep friendship, love and sacrifice in the life of a soldier and his family. 18 min, OK Director: Ben Hlavaty Writer: Luke Helms Producers: Sha'ree Green, Wendy A. Parker, Adam Smith, Andrew Smith Cast: Jordan Farris, Kyle Sailer, Jessica Mahon, Presley Mahaffay, Preston Simpson, Curt Martin, Joseph Anderson
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The Superlative Light

Documentary photographer, Robert Shults, went from being a homeless dreamer to a home-owning artist after taking photos of the brightest light source in the known universe, a laser in basement of the physics department at The University of Texas.  13 min, OK/TX Director: Ben Steinbauer Writers: Robert Shults, Ben Steinbauer Producers: Jennifer Mohr, Janice Woods Cast: Robert Shults, Nicholas Saenz
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Heroes of the Realm

In a world where magic reigns, one tyrant was the undisputed ruler. But when magic opens a portal to our world, it's up to a pizza delivery woman to make the most important delivery of her life. 9 min, OK Director: Kyle Roberts Writers: Matthew Price, Sean Thiessen, Jon Skelly Producers: Denise Castelli, Vahid Farzaneh, Kyle Roberts Cast: Kate Le, Stephen Goodman, Kato Buss, Alissa Ford


Sunday June 12, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

5:45pm

Miss Stevens

Seats 196

Actress Lily Rabe won a Special Jury Award at SXSW for her performance as Miss Stevens in this film from writer/director Julia Hart, who was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Stuck at a crossroads in her personal life, it falls on Miss Stevens to chaperone three of her students — Billy, Margot, and Sam — on a weekend trip to a drama competition.

Exploring the fine line between being a grown up and being a kid, MISS STEVENS is about students becoming teachers and teachers coming to realize the messiness of youth that never really goes away.

86 min, CA

Director: Julia Hart

Writers: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz

Producers: Alex Turtletaub, Michael B. Clark, Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert

Cast: Lily Rabe, Timotheé Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nuñez


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Miss Stevens

Actress Lily Rabe won a Special Jury Award at SXSW for her performance as Miss Stevens in this film from writer/director Julia Hart, who was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.   Stuck at a crossroads in her personal life, it falls on Miss Stevens to chaperone three of her students — Billy, Margot, and Sam — on a weekend trip to a drama competition.   Exploring the fine line between being a grown up and being a kid, MISS... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 5:45pm - 7:45pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:00pm

Tower

Seats 196

On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others. TOWER won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. 

93 min, TX

Director: Keith Maitland

Producers: Megan Gilbride, Susan Thomson


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Tower

On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adventure Road Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:15pm

Love, Sex, and Death Shorts

Seats 117

Yep, we’ve got all of this in these nine films.

Stutterer

Nothing Personal

Black Swell

Scattered

Beat Around the Bush

La Veilleuse

Thunder Road


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Scattered

Derrick, a grieving husband, realizes that Adam, his deceased wife's lifelong best friend (and a thorn in Derrick's side), knows more about her than he ever has and ever will. Derrick doesn't even know where she would have wanted her ashes scattered. Together, they go on a journey to find peace and honor the woman who has changed both of their lives. A tale of friendship, music, and love. 9 min, OK Director: Chris Forest Writer: Victoria... Read More →
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Stutterer

A man with a cruel speech impediment must face his ultimate fear. 13 min Director: Benjamin Cleary Writer: Benjamin Cleary Producers: Serena Armitage, Shan Christopher Ogilvie Cast: Matthew Needham, Chloe Pirrie, Eric Richards
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Beat Around the Bush

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH is a short adventure comedy that follows UNA, a 75 year old widow recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, who struggles to stay optimistic as she tries her hand at achieving her very first orgasm ever. Fortunately, her two best friends, Goldie and Beatrice, are there to cheer her on. 12 min, British Columbia Director: Brianne Nord-Stewart Writer: Brianne Nord-Stewart Producers: Arielle Boisvert, Katelyn Mann, Brianne... Read More →
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The Mother

When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband's death. 11 min Director: Paolo Monico Producers: Ella Nuortila, Veronica Diaferia Cast: Mary Testa, Boris McGiver, Sylvia Kauders, Michele Hicks
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Nothing Personal

A chance meeting between old flames reveals how their past has never truly passed. 7 min, CA Director: Brian Norris Writer: Kelly Walker Producers: Kelly Walker, Ryan Garcia, Brian Norris Cast: Kelly Walker, Ryan Garcia
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Thunder Road

Grand Jury Prize Winner at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  Officer Arnaud loved his Mom. 13 min, CA Director: Jim Cummings Writer: Jim Cummings Producer: Mark Vashro Cast: Jim Cummings
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Black Swell

A man tries to kill himself in a motel room. 9 min Director: Jake Honig Writer: David Rysdahl Producers: Joseph J. DePasquale, David Rysdahl, Jake Honig Cast: Richard Kind, David Rysdahl
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La Veilluse

Pierre can't sleep anymore. He decides to hire a young woman who becomes her night-light, to help him to sleep again. 13 min, France Director: Joan Borderie


Sunday June 12, 2016 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:30pm

Great Plains

Seats 196

GREAT PLAINS is a dramatic thriller about a mother and her boy running from a violent, abusive step dad. The film is directed by Blair Hayes (BUBBLE BOY) and filmed on location in Oklahoma.  

Tara Buck Pierce (TRUE BLOOD) stars as a tough Oklahoma cowgirl trying to raise and protect her son Kipp, played by newcomer Spencer Mabrey. After her new husband Tommy violently attacks her one too many times, she grabs Kipp and escapes, driving west down the old country roads - with dreams of California and starting over. 

The journey proves more challenging than she expected, and Murel turns to her Aunt Tess, played by Beth Grant (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, HEARTLAND). Meanwhile, Tommy relentlessly calls her, trying to convince her to come home and give him another chance. It looks as though she may give in, until secrets about Tommy’s relationship with Kipp are revealed. Horrified at what Tommy has done to her son, Murel realizes there’s more at stake than just her own safety, and runs harder and faster to keep Kipp away from danger. Saving herself was easy, but saving her son will be harder than she ever imagined.

88 min, OK

Director: Blair Hayes

Writers: Blair Hayes, Mike Bencivenga, Kristofer McNeeley

Producers: Mike Leahy, Lori Leahy, Kristofer McNeeley, Fernando Szew, Sharon Bordas

Cast: Tara Buck Pierce, Beth Grant, Spencer Mabrey, Damon Carney, Billy Blair, Larry Jack Dotson, Leah Philpott, Sean Stone, Brett Bower


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Great Plains

GREAT PLAINS is a dramatic thriller about a mother and her boy running from a violent, abusive step dad. The film is directed by Blair Hayes (BUBBLE BOY) and filmed on location in Oklahoma.   Tara Buck Pierce (TRUE BLOOD) stars as a tough Oklahoma cowgirl trying to raise and protect her son Kipp, played by newcomer Spencer Mabrey. After her new husband Tommy violently attacks her one too many times, she grabs Kipp and escapes, driving... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:45pm

Command and Control

Seats 117

COMMAND AND CONROL is a harrowing documentary about a nuclear disaster that was barely averted just one state over in Damascus, Arkansas. Based on Eric Schlosser’s critically acclaimed book, COMMAND AND CONTROL exposes how the combination of technological complexity and human fallibility has repeatedly brought the nation and world to the brink of nuclear disaster.

COMMAND AND CONTROL draws upon recently declassified documents and eyewitness interviews to tell a minute-by-minute account of the events that unfolded on September 18, 1980, at a Titan II missile complex near Damascus, AR. The film offers a window into the system vulnerabilities and human fallibilities that could lead to catastrophe. The result is a gripping and suspenseful thriller that imparts crucial context to an issue Americans know little about. 

90 min,

Director: Robert Kenner

Writer: Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser

Producers: Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser, Mark Samels, Melissa Robledo


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Command and Control

COMMAND AND CONROL is a harrowing documentary about a nuclear disaster that was barely averted just one state over in Damascus, Arkansas. Based on Eric Schlosser’s critically acclaimed book, COMMAND AND CONTROL exposes how the combination of technological complexity and human fallibility has repeatedly brought the nation and world to the brink of nuclear disaster.   COMMAND AND CONTROL draws upon recently declassified documents and... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Kirkpatrick Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:15pm

Rebels & Rejects Shorts

Seats 117

Eight Stories that are off the beaten path.

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

Chasing the Sun

Miss Me: The Artful Vandal

Nora

The Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey‘s Corner

Sing for Your Supper

Hum

1985


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1985

Adrian, a man with AIDS, is about to move in with his estranged mother. There's one problem: he wants to hide his symptoms. He makes a home appointment with a beauty consultant. 9 min, TX Director: Yen Tan Writer: Yen Tan Producers: Hutch, Kelly Snowden Cast: Robert Sella, Lindsay Pulsipher
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Hum

A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration. 9 min, CA Director: Tom Teller Writer: Tom Teller Producers: Tom Teller, Logan Day Cast: Adam Della Maggiora, Brodin Plett, Jackie Zhou
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Nora

A naive and endearing guy has become a sucker for girls with tattoos. But through his conversations with a tough and boldly tattooed girl, he comes to find out that some things people make the most visible are from a past they choose to keep hidden. 9 min, OK Director: Tanner Herriott Writer: Tanner Herriott Producers: Tanner Herriott, Amanda Hyden Cast: Olivia Abiassi, Matthew Holmes
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The Hollerin' Contest at Spivey's Corner

THE HOLLERIN’ CONTEST AT SPIVEY’S CORNER is a documentary short about the history, characters, and sounds of the National Hollerin’ Contest. Hollerin’ itself is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans, and the competition has been held annually in the small town of Spivey's Corner, NC since 1969. The film follows the stories of three former champions as they attempt to reclaim their... Read More →
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The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

The strange but true story of how Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a nationally celebrated symbol of perseverance while enduring a losing streak of epic proportions. Director and artist Mickey Duzyj traveled to Japan to uncover the story behind the horse's unlikely rise to fame, and presents this animated short as the answer to how an undersized horse who vowed to "Never Give Up" became known as The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere. | 18... Read More →
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Chasing the Sun

In the middle of an ill-conceived road trip, two long-separated siblings discover they have very different opinions when it comes to their long-buried family history, forcing them to face the past with hope and despair. 13 min, WA Director: Jeremy Mackie Writer: Jeremy Mackie Producers: Elizabeth Heile, Jonathan Caso, Eliza Flug Cast: Jesse Lee Keeter, Samara Lerman
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Sing for Your Supper

In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again. 15 min, CA Director: Mu Sun Writer: Michael Jonathan Smith Producers: Karen Lavender, Gensho Tasaka Cast: Bodhi Elfman, Georgina Reilly
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Miss Me: The Artful Vandal

At the height of a successful career at one of the world’s top advertising agencies, renowned Montreal-based “Miss Me” quit her job and took to the streets to become an underground street artist. Her goal? Self-liberation, authenticity, and to be a loud, counter-voice to the objectification of women in mainstream advertising. 4 min, CA Director: Mohammad Gorjestani Producer: Taylor Feltner


Sunday June 12, 2016 8:15pm - 10:15pm
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

8:30pm

O' Brother!

Seats 196

O' BROTHER! is a wild comedy starring comedian Spencer Hicks as Michael, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff who is caught on an adultery website and loses his wife and job in the public scandal. His estranged gay brother Luke (Lance McDaniel) comes to the rescue and hides Michael with the drag performers Kitty Bob Aimes and Norma Jean Goldenstein at his gay bar and dinner theater, The Boom. While Luke is dealing with his boy toy employee Angel (Del Murphy), Michael is quickly whisked away by his ex-con best friend Terry (Mathew Alvin Brown). Terry leads Michael on an adventure through strip clubs, bachelor parties, cock fights and gang warehouses, where he will either die in a gun fight with a Mexican gangster (Wilson Navas) or reconcile with his brother and join his true love (Stephanie Pena)

83 min, OK

Director: Lance McDaniel

Writers: Lance McDaniel, Melissa Scaramucci, Spencer Hicks

Producers: Lance McDaniel, Kenny Pitts, Rogelio Almeida

Cast: Spencer Hicks, Lance McDaniel, Stephanie Pena, Matthew Alvin Brown, Brett Young, Jeffrey Meek, Del Murphy, Wilson Navas, Edna Garcia, Dustin Wilson, Philip Paz, Jessica Bohne, Joel Decker, Sarah Henry, Kenny Pitts, Heath Robinson, Terrance Charles Bread, Mariah Webb, Victor Caballero, Colin Raley


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O, Brother!

O, BROTHER! is a wild comedy starring comedian Spencer Hicks as Michael, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff who is caught on an adultery website and loses his wife and job in the public scandal. His estranged gay brother Luke (Lance McDaniel) comes to the rescue and hides Michael with the drag performers Kitty Bob Aimes and Norma Jean Goldenstein at his gay bar and dinner theater, The Boom. While Luke is dealing with his boy toy employee Angel (Del... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:45pm

The Master Cleanse

Seats 196

Down, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins… a lot more.

Oscar winner Anjelica Houston (PRIZZI’S HONOR) and Emmy nominees Oliver Platt (WEST WING) and Johnny Galecki (THE BIG BANG THEORY) star in this wildly unique, masterfully made, thoughtful comedy. 

The feature debut from writer/director Bobby Miller, THE MASTER CLEANSE is a humorous, weird, and soulful fantasy that examines how we deal with the things that weigh us down in life, ultimately asking the all-important question: given the opportunity to literally face your demons, what would you do?

81 min, CA

Director: Bobby Miller

Writer: Bobby Miller

Producers: Jordan Horowitz, Aaron L. Gilbert, Johnny Galecki

Cast: Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Oliver Platt, Anjelica Huston, Kyle Gallner, Diana Bang


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The Master Cleanse

Down, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins… a lot more.   Oscar winner Anjelica Houston (PRIZZI’S HONOR) and Emmy nominees Oliver Platt (WEST WING) and Johnny Galecki (THE BIG BANG THEORY) star in this wildly unique, masterfully made, thoughtful comedy.  The feature debut from... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 8:45pm - 10:45pm
Adventure Road Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:00pm

Game Changers Shorts

Seats 117

Short films so good that lives will be changed.

Alive & Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of South Africa

The Duke: Based on the Memoir “I’m The Duke” by J.P Duke

Step Into the Page

Pronouns

Bunee: The Boy from Constanta

The Waltz

Bacon and God’s Wrath


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Pronouns

A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest. 9 min, IL Director: Michael Paulucci Writer: Michael Paulucci Producer: Cagney Gentry Cast: Patrick "Patches" Blanton
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Alive & Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of South Africa

Filmed in the heart of Limpopo, South Africa the village grannies “Vhakegula Vhakegula” lace up their soccer boots and start kicking their way through centuries of taboos. Through their camaraderie on the field they play serious soccer then break into laughter and song as they wage a singular fight for a decent life, true health and a snatch at joy in a brutal world.   20 min, NY Director: Lara-Ann de Wet Producer... Read More →
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Bunee: The Boy From Constanta

After spending the first six years of his life in the dreadful Romanian orphanage system of the 1980’s and 1990’s, a young boy searches for something to drive him in his new world and discovers that filmmaking could be the engine for his personal growth. 15 min, OK Director: Bunee Tomlinson Producer: Bunee Tomlinson Cast: Tommy Tomlinson, Susan Tomlinson, Bunee Tomlinson
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The Duke: Based on the Memoir "I'm The Duke" by J.P. Duke

Mired in a concussed haze, an ex-NFLer struggles to adjust to life off the field during Super Bowl Sunday. 21 min Director: Max Barbakow Writers: Derek J. Pastuszek, Andy Siara, Max Barbakow Producer: Dan Leonard Cast: LaMonica Garrett
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Step Into the Page

Glen Keane has created some of cinema’s most legendary animated characters, including Ariel from The Little Mermaid, The Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Tarzan. After leaving Disney to pursue new projects, Keane explores a new world of drawing in Virtual Reality — experimenting with cutting edge VR drawing tools as he reflects on his experiences and his philosophy on creating. 5 min, CA Director: Ashley... Read More →
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The Waltz

An immigrant mother faces an out of control hoarding compulsion and a crumbling marriage. She stumbles upon waltz lessons and reclaims her life through dance. The short is a universal story about the importance of family, personal struggle and the immigration experience. 11 min, NY Director: Trevor Zhou Writer: Trevor Zhou Producer: Christopher McInerney, Trevor Zhou Cast: Ruth Zhang, Yu Lu, Edward Furs, Jennifer Castro, Trevor Zhou
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Bacon & God's Wrath

A 90 year old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. 9 min, ON Director: Sol Friedman Producers: Sol Friedman, Sarah Clifford-Rashotte Cast: Razie Brownstone


Sunday June 12, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Morningstar Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:15pm

The Land

Seats 196

Teenage buddies Cisco, Boobie, Junior, and Patty Cake skateboard the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, dreaming of getting discovered by a sponsor and skating their way out of poverty. That is, until the boys discover a bag full of pills in the back of a stolen car. Cisco’s entrepreneurial instincts take over, and in a flash their lives get better. But no one counted on having to come face to face with the cold, calculating, and notorious drug queenpin, “Momma,” who runs the toughest gang in town.

Director Steven Caple Jr. makes an auspicious Sundance debut with this atmospheric film filled with pitch-perfect performances by an ensemble cast, including newcomer Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Linda Emond, who is bone chilling as Momma. More than a crime drama, THE LAND is a beautifully rendered story about friendship, values, and what it means for disaffected youth to come of age on the streets of Cleveland.

102 min, OH

Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Writer: Steven Caple Jr.

Producers: Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little, Tyler Davidson, Stephen Love, Blake Pickens

Cast: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Erykah Badu, Michael K Williams


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The Land

Teenage buddies Cisco, Boobie, Junior, and Patty Cake skateboard the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, dreaming of getting discovered by a sponsor and skating their way out of poverty. That is, until the boys discover a bag full of pills in the back of a stolen car. Cisco’s entrepreneurial instincts take over, and in a flash their lives get better. But no one counted on having to come face to face with the cold, calculating, and notorious drug... Read More →



Sunday June 12, 2016 9:15pm - 11:15pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

11:00pm

Closing Night After Party
Open to the public. 21+ only.

Say adieu to friends old and new at the very last party of deadCenter 2016. Come chase the end-of-fest blues away with the Blues at Mojo's Blues club, located in the heart of Bricktown next to Chelino's. 


Sunday June 12, 2016 11:00pm - Monday June 13, 2016 1:00am
Mojo's Blues Club 1 E. California Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104