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Thursday, June 11
 

5:00pm

Opening Night Party
PASSHOLDERS ONLY

OG&E officially opens deadCENTER 2015 with this wildly popular cocktail party on the rooftop of our headquarters, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. All passholders are invited to meet and mingle with our filmmakers and distinguished guests and sip on complimentary wine and beer while listening to the sweet sounds of the Born in November Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, we have extended the party all evening so you can stop by before or after one of two official opening night films.
 
Must be 21 and up to attend.

Thursday June 11, 2015 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Rooftop 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

6:00pm

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies is a dazzling intellectual feast that was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and directed by Robert Gordon and Oscar winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom). William F. Buckley, the leader of the new conservative movement, and Gore Vidal, leftist novelist and polemicist, battle for the soul of America in a series of debates hosted by ABC during the 1968 Presidential Conventions. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born.


87min/CA

Director: Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon
Executive Producer: Julie Goldman, Clif Phillips
Producer: Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon, Caryn Capotosto (Co-Producer)
Cinematographer: David Leonard
Editor: Aaron Wickenden & Eileen Meyer
Sound Designer: Pete Horner / Skywalker Sound
Music: Jonathan Kirkscey
Additional Credits: Assistant Editor: Lee Rosch
Principal Cast: Gore Vidal, Eric Alterman, Ginia Bellafante, Linda Bridges, Reid Buckley, Dick Cavett, Christopher Hitchens, Brooke Gladstone, Sam Tanenhaus, Matt Tyranauer


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Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies is a dazzling intellectual feast that was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and directed by Robert Gordon and Oscar winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom). William F. Buckley, the leader of the new conservative movement, and Gore Vidal, leftist novelist and polemicist, battle for the soul of America in a series of debates hosted by ABC during the 1968 Presidential Conventions. Live and unscripted, they kept... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

6:30pm

Comedy Shorts
Who doesn't need a good laugh?

Program Order
Star Cadets - 7 min
Sympathy - 6 min
Band of Thieves - 14 min
Detective Calzone - 8 min
The Last Sandwich - 4 min
Girl B - 12 min
Open 24 Hours - 7 min
Born to be Mild - 15 min
Laughing Out Loud - 8 min
The Outfit - 12 min 

Short Film
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Sympathy

A young professional woman encourages her barista to follow his (her) dreams. | | 6 min | Director: Aaron David DeFazio | Writer: Bekah Brunstette | Producer: Megan Galizia | Cast: Virginia Kull, Olli Haaskivi
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Girl B

A girl and a boy are having breakfast together. They tell each other about their first time. | 12 min, Netherlands | Director: Maira Rachmadiev | Writer: Maira Rachmadiev
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Star Cadets

Jax and Bingo are not the most skilled star-pilots that the Earth's Space Force has to offer - which is why they're stuck patrolling the deep fringes of the known universe. Amidst the nebulae, asteroid fields, brown dwarfs and gas giants, the two wing men finally find what they've been looking for - a connection.  7 min, USA | Director: Joe Nicolosi | Producer: Stephanie Noone | Cast: Jason Newman, Arthur Simone
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Detective Calzone

When a new piece of evidence arrives for an unsolved case, Detective Lenny Calzone decides to put in a late night at the crime lab. | 8 min, OK | Director: Austin Tolin | Producer: Austin Tolin, Nathan Smith, Michael Bartnett | Cast: Byron Brown, Adriene Mishler 
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Open 24 Hours

A contract killer gets more than he bargained for in a backwater convenience store. | 7 min, USA | Director: Henry Chaisson | Writers: Mike Makowsky & Henry Chaisson | Producer: Mike Makowsky | Cast: Dale Raoul, Chad Todhunter, Brad Leland, John Funk
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Laughing Out Loud

A woman, completely immersed in all forms of electronic social networking, is thrown into a situation where she only gets one last chance to send one last text message to one last person. | 8 min | Director: Daniel Clements | Writer: Daniel Clements
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Born to be Mild

The modern world is constantly speeding up. But not for the Dull Men's Club - a group of men quite content with life's more sedate pleasures. | 15 min, UK | Director: Andy Oxley | Producers: Andy Oxley, Grover Click | Cast: Leland Carlson, Kevin Beresford, Peter Willis, Steve Wheeler, Neil Brittlebank
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The Outfit

An outfit unwittingly triggers rumors about the sexuality of a conservative congressman. Inspired by actual events | 12 min, USA | Director: Yen Tan | Writer: Yen Tan, Don Swaynos | Producers: Kelly Snowden, Hutch | Cast: AJ Bowen, Anna Margaret Hollyman
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The Last Sandwich

An exploration of a man's obsession and handling of not having something they love and need to live. Also, sandwiches. | 4 min, USA | Director: Mark Potts | Writer: Mark Potts | Producers: Reilly Smith, Mark Potts | Cast: Benjamin Crutcher, Brand Rackley, Winston Carter
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A Band of Thieves

After Josie, a sharp shooting teenager with an affinity for outlaws, is grounded for shooting her brother in the face with an arrow, she devises the ultimate crime spree. With a stolen Cadillac, a six-gun, and the help of her love struck neighbor, Ryan, Josie sets out to rob her town for every penny its worth - turning a quiet Texas suburb into the lawless playground of her imagination. 14 min, TX | Director: Fidel Ruiz-Healy | Writer: Fidel... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

7:00pm

Hollis
Picture the smartest kid in your high school. That’s Darryl. Except Darryl was born in a small town to an impoverished family with a brother suffering from cerebral palsy and an alcoholic widower. Darryl applies for his dream college... and gets in. He can't afford college, much less a private one. After several months of waiting for financial aid, Darryl succumbs to the fact that he is staying in town to take care of his family. That despair turns into pure joy as he receives a full scholarship. But what Darryl wants most could tear his world apart. Quick decisions threaten everything Darryl has worked for. As the fabric of his life splits between his dreams and duty to family, his father’s words begin to ring in his ears: “There just ain’t no free tickets out.”
95 min, OK
Director: Sonny Priest
Producer: Adam Carter IV, Brian Christopher Cates
Writer: Sonny Priest
Cast: Ty Fanning, Matt Altobelli, Terry Masters, Cassidee Vandalia

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Hollis

Picture the smartest kid in your high school. That’s Darryl. Except Darryl was born in a small town to an impoverished family with a brother suffering from cerebral palsy and an alcoholic widower. Darryl applies for his dream college... and gets in. He can't afford college, much less a private one. After several months of waiting for financial aid, Darryl succumbs to the fact that he is staying in town to take care of his family. That... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:30pm

Rolling Papers
When Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014, the Denver Post named Ricardo Baca as the world’s first marijuana editor of a major newspaper. Rolling Papers is an exciting, insightful, and at times hilarious look at how the Denver Post covered this hot national issue with a team of straight-laced staff writers and offbeat freelancers. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm on a new beat: pot journalism. This opening night documentary is so fresh, it even smells green. 

79 min/ CO

Director: Mitch Dickman

Executive Producer: Dave Berlin, Joni Eddy

Producer: Britta Erickson, Daniel Junge, Karl Kister

Cinematographer: Zachary Armstrong

Editor: Zachary Armstrong, Davis Coombe, Tim Kaminski

Sound Designer: Jason McDaniel

Additional Credits: Producer: Alison Greenberg-Millice, Producer: Katie Shapiro, Executive Producer: Chad Troutwine, Executive Producer: Walker Diebel

 

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Rolling Papers

When Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014, the Denver Post named Ricardo Baca as the world’s first marijuana editor of a major newspaper. Rolling Papers is an exciting, insightful, and at times hilarious look at how the Denver Post covered this hot national issue with a team of straight-laced staff writers and offbeat freelancers. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

9:15pm

Rated R Shorts (No, Seriously)
Not for the easily offended, these seven films are sure to entertain adult audiences (in an awesome way.)

Program Order

Myrna the Monster - 14 min
The Peter Party - 5 min
Hallway - 4 min
SOLD - 7 min
KISS KISS FINGERBANG - 10 min
Kimi Kabuki - 19 min
Le Pedophile - 13 min
Interesting Ball - 13 min 

Short Film
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Hallway

Shot exclusively in a secret sex club in New York City, a drug-induced couple unleash upon each other an existential barrage of delusion and broken dreams. | 4 min, USA | Director: Leah Shore | Writer: Leah Shore | Producers: leah shore, Henry Roosevelt, Johnathan Federico | Cast: Sarah Ellen Stephens, Margaret Singer
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SOLD

A girl wakes up to realize she’s been sold into sex slavery. | 7min, USA | Director: Nathan Edwards | Writer: Nathan Edwards
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Interesting Ball

A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach. | 13min, USA | Director: DANIELS | Writers: Justin Becker, Benjamin Brewer, Alex Brewer, Dustin Emerson Straube, Daniel Scheinert | Producers: Daniel Scheinert & Stefanie Lynch | Cast: Bryan Condon, Ani Raya-Flores, Waymond Lee, Rosa Handelman, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Allyn Rachel, Asa Seret, Jonathan Wang, Jesse Fleece, Dugan O’Neal... Read More →
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KISS KISS FINGERBANG

A nice guy discovers a dark side of his personality when his girlfriend reveals her hidden weakness. | 10 min, USA | Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat | Writer: Gillian Wallace Horvat | Producers:  Daniel Waters, Riel Roch Decter, Gillian Wallace Horvat | Cast: Anton Yelchin, Kate Lyn Sheil, Buck Henry
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Kimi Kabuki

Madeline, a devoted house wife discovers her husband is attending an Adult Industry Expo behind her back. Resolving to confront him about his deceit, she follows him to the convention. When Madeline's plans for a sincere conversation go terribly awry, it leads her to find solace in the last place she could have expected. | 19 min, USA | Director: Yoko Okumura | Writer: Yoko Okumura | Producer:  Laura Noxon | Cast: Teresa Hegji, Jo Mei... Read More →
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Myrna the Monster

A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20 something. | 14min, USA | Director: Ian Samuels | Writer: Ian Samuels | Producers: Ki Jin Kim, Giulia Caruso, David Harris, Brendan Kennedy | Cast: Kathleen Hanna
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The Peter Party

Boys will be Boys | 5min, USA | Director: Robert G. Putka | Writer: Robert G. Putka | Producer: Robert G. Putka, Benjamin Measor | Cast: Robert G. Putka, Jason Botsford, David Norris
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Le Pedophile

Nina has lived a traumatizing past since she's a little girl. She attempts to break this vicious circle and take reality back into her own hands. | 13 min, France | Director: Ara Ball | Writer: Ara Ball | Producers: Jean-Philippe Bernier, Estelle Champoux | Cast: Patrick Renaud, Monia Chokri, Valérie Fortin, Kennedy Brodeur


Thursday June 11, 2015 9:15pm - 11:15pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:45pm

DOUBLEHEADER - GrappleHabit: Oklahoma City's Addiction to B.L.O.W. AND The Real Enemy

GrappleHabit: Oklahoma City's Addiction to B.L.O.W.

This is the story of blood, sweat, and over mid20‘s tears. How 7 ladies became hometown legends in one night. This is B.L.O.W.: Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling. Grapple Habit is a creative comedic insight of OKC's first female professional wrestling league. The ridiculous trials and tribulations of a group of girls with the same dream: to wrestle.

16 min, OK

Director: Leslie Hensley
Producer: Leslie Hensley
Writer: Leslie Hensley
Cast: Chase Vegas, Amy Halasa, Shavonne McRee, Leslie Hensley, Jennifer Hutchings, Eboni Adams, Candise Anderson, Sherry Dowlen, Zachary Cox, Jacob Becannen, Dawn Rice, Johnny Cafarella

The Real Enemy

On September 21st, 2014, a group of self-proclaimed devil worshipers held a public 'Black Mass' in Oklahoma City. It makes international news when the local Archbishop threatens to sue to get back an allegedly stolen, blessed communion wafer to be used in the event. The controversy is only heightened as the city-owned event center refuses to cancel the event. 'The Real Enemy' follows along as the devil worshipers, opposing Satanists, Christian exorcists, protesters, city officials and the media prepare for the unholy event, providing an inside look into contemporary and alternative spiritualities of the Bible Belt.

53min/OK

Director: Tate James & Daniel Giles Helm
Writer: Tate James & Daniel Giles Helm
Producer: Tate James & Daniel Giles Helm
Principal Cast: Adam Daniels, James Hale, Everett Cox





Short Film
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Grapple Habit: Oklahoma City's Addiction to B.L.O.W.

This is the story of blood, sweat, and over mid20‘s tears. How 7 ladies became hometown legends in one night. This is B.L.O.W.: Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling. Grapple Habit is a creative comedic insight of OKC's first female professional wrestling league. The ridiculous trials and tribulations of a group of girls with the same dream: to wrestle. | 16 min, USA | Director: Leslie Hensley | Producer: Leslie Hensley... Read More →

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The Real Enemy

On September 21st, 2014, a group of self-proclaimed devil worshipers held a public 'Black Mass' in Oklahoma City. It makes international news when the local Archbishop threatens to sue to get back an allegedly stolen, blessed communion wafer to be used in the event. The controversy is only heightened as the city-owned event center refuses to cancel the event. 'The Real Enemy' follows along as the devil worshipers, opposing Satanists, Christian... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 9:45pm - 11:45pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

10:30pm

Opening Night After Party
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

After all the great movies, you will need a place to relax, unwind, and talk to filmakers. Head on over to Fassler Hall to experience one of Oklahoma City's newest hot spots. Their beer garden features hundreds of beers and tons of seating inside and out! 

Thursday June 11, 2015 10:30pm - Friday June 12, 2015 1:30am
Fassler Hall 421 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
 
Friday, June 12
 

10:00am

Stella Artois Waffles and Beer Filmmaker Brunch

What a better way to start the day than with an ice-cold Stella Artois and tasty Belgian waffles? Sit down and sort out the rest of the day's films, panels, and parties while networking with fellow filmmakers and the festival programmers who tirelessly battled for your film.
FILM MAKER PASSES ONLY

Friday June 12, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Mezzanine 415 Couch Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

10:30am

Distribution Speed Dating
FILMMAKER PASSHOLDERS ONLY 

deadCENTER is run by working filmmakers. We know how difficult and overwhelming the distribution process is for independent filmmakers. So, we have we have partnered with Cox Communication to invite sales agents and distributors from all across the country to meet with every deadCENTER filmmaker here at the festival. 

To line up a meeting, simply sign up at the complimentary Stella Artois Filmmaker Brunch hosted by the Programming team that brought you to deadCENTER from 10:00am to noon at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

These speed dating meetings are five minutes and to get the best slot, be sure to get to the brunch early. 



Friday June 12, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

11:00am

OF+MO Panel: Making Movies in Oklahoma
DeadCENTER screens a large number of films made right here in the festival's birthplace.

At 11 a.m. join film directors and producers as they discuss making films in Oklahoma.

Friday June 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

12:30pm

Distribution Panel
ALL PANELS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Since we have all of these great distributors in town, we want to share their expertise with as many people as possible. At 12:30pm, we will gather all our experts together for a panel discussion about the current state of distribution.

 

Friday June 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

1:30pm

A Conversation with Oklahoma ICON Bob Berney
Oklahoma Film ICON Bob Berney from Picture House joins entertainment attorney Jay Shanker with McAfee Taft and Film Curator Michael J. Anderson with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to discuss what happens to films once they are in the can. From marketing and distribution to festivals to legal issues to theatrical screenings, these experts will help you figure out what happens next! 

Friday June 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

2:30pm

A Conversation with Oklahoma City Mayor and Filmmaker Mick Cornett
Mayor Mick Cornett is one of America's most popular mayors, serving as President of the National Association of Mayors and appearing on Ellen to promote a fitness plan that helped Oklahoma City lose one million pounds. His latest venture is a documentary film that explains three of the most significant factors in our city's renaissance: Oklahoma City: The Boom, the Bust and the Bomb. Come hear about Mayor Cornett's experience making his first feature film and telling the story of the city he loves most. 

Friday June 12, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

3:30pm

A Conversation with Oklahoma ICON Bradley Beesley
Oklahoma Film ICON Bradley Beesley (Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, Okie Noodling, Fearless Freaks) joins documentary filmmaker Ben Steinbauer (Winnebago Man) and former deadCENTER programmer and filmmaker Melissa Scaramucci (Making Arrangements) to discuss how unique local stories can find a major global audience. Beesley will also share highlights from some of his most entertaining films. 

Friday June 12, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

5:00pm

Happy Hour- In the Raw
It's gonn be hot! Stop by Bricktown's favorite sushi joint for awesome drink specials for all deadCENTER Passholders. All are welcome. Pass holders get special deals!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PASSHOLDER SPECIALS

Friday June 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
In the Raw 200 Oklahoma Ave #130

5:30pm

The Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford Prison Experiment is a scorching drama that plays like a thriller as the true story of Stanford students randomly chosen for a prison experiment turn into sadistic guards, shaming the students selected to play inmates. The experiment got so out of control, it was stopped after 6 days. The film stars Oscar nominee Bill Crudup, who last filmed in Oklahoma on the film Rudderless, and a boatload of up and coming Hollywood actors led by Moises Arias, who starred in The Kings of Summer at deadCENTER 2013. 

122 min/CA

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarex
Screenwriter: Tim Talbott
Executive Producer: Brian Geraghty, Bob Leary, Katie Leary
Producer: Brent Emery, Karen Lauder, Lizzie Friedman, Greg Little, Lauren Bratman
Co-Producer: Rachel Lauder
Cinematogrpaher: Jas Shelton
Editor: Frenando Collins
Composer: Andrew Hewitt
Cast: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

Based on a true story, the thrilling The Stanford Prison Experiment follows the events of Stanford students randomly selected to participate in a prison experiment. This scorching drama chronicles the 6-day experiment as the students who play the guards shame the students chosen as inmates.  | The film stars Tony nominee Billy Crudup, who most recently stared in Rudderless, which film on location in Oklahoma as well as Moises... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

6:00pm

Okie Shorts
Homegrown just how we like them.

Program Order
Route 66 - 10 min
Confidence - 4 min
Crouching Lion, Hidden Treasure - 6 min
Calls to Okies - 18 min
Adam & Kizzie - Train - 6 min
Ronnie BoDean - 10 min
Chute Fighter - 13 min
Toy Rockets - 8 min
Policy of Truth - 12 min
Lawn Duel - 6 min
Tornado - 3 min
Hoboken Coffee Roasters - 2 min 

Short Film
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Confidence

Ashley had a great day of merriment. After settling down to read a blank book a curious man catches her eye. Building up her confidence she decides to approach this man. | 4 min, OK | Director: Daniel Aaron Austin | Writer: Daniel Aaron Austin | Producer: James Russell | Cast: Ashley Jordan Mandanas, James Russell
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Tornado

A girl struggles with a feeling of internal chaos and destruction. | 3 min, OK | Director: Lauren Bumgarner
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Route 66

Route 66 has deteriorated over the years since the inception of the interstate system. The revitalization of the "Mother Road" is integral to the survival of the communities through which the road travels. This documentary investigates the importance of preserving history and how it portends understanding of innovation and change. | 10 min, OK | Director: McKinleigh Lair | Producer: Clifton Raphael | Cast: Michael Wallis, Secretary Gary Ridley... Read More →
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Ronnie BoDean

Ronnie BoDean, a larger-than-live outlaw who must shake off an epic hangover and use his considerable street knowledge to take on his greatest challenge yet- babysitting his jailed neighbor's precocious kids. When Ronnie's out-of-the-frying-pan-and-into-the-fire approach to child rearing lands the kids in the cross hairs of a psychotic thug, it's up to Ronnie to save the day. | 13 min, OK | Director: Steven Paul Judd | Writers: Steven Paul... Read More →
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Lawn Duel

A simple game of "keep your trash off of my lawn" escalates into a western showdown between two suburban men. | 6 min, OK | Director: John Aspinwall | Writer: Kevin Blankenship | Producers: John Aspinwall, Kevin Blankenship | Cast: Morgan Brown, Mike Waugh
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Chute Fighter

A teenage cowgirl takes action to get back the last connection she has with her dead father. | 13 min, OK | Director: Laurel Parmet | Writer: Laurel Parmet | Producers: Natasha Giliberti, Jason Ludman | Cast: Kelsey Anderson, Tyler Goodman, Morgana Shaw
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Calls to Okies

In the early 1980s, before the Jerky Boys brought prank phone calls to a mainstream audience, a group of Oklahoma teenagers were conducting strange backwoods experiments with their landline telephone. These underground prank calls gained infamy, and became known as Park Grubbs, garnering such fans as The Flaming Lips, Daniel Clowes (Ghostworld, Art School Confidential), and Peter Bagge (Hate). Directed by two Okie filmmakers, Bradley Beesley... Read More →
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Hoboken Coffee Roasters

Hoboken Coffee is a coffee shop about 30 minutes from where I live and I've wanted to shoot a video there since the first time I visited. The owners are cool, they roast some wonderful coffee, and they've got a great thing going up in Guthrie. It's a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. | 2 min, OK | Director: Tanner Herriott | Writer: Tanner Herriott | Producer: Tanner Herriott | Cast: Try Woods
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Toy Rockets

When a little girl's rocket fails at lift off, an unexpected turn of events keep her dream alive. | 8 min, OK | Directors: Allyson Holland, Ladan Ghannadpor | Writer: Jonathan Cox | Producer: William Marshall Web | Cast: Laura Galt, Campbell Snavely, Dew Nappattaloong, Matt Piland
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Adam & Kizzie - Train

A musical dance video featuring four versions of the artists, Adam & Kizzie. The video showcases the essence of Adam & Kizzie who are essentially a "two-man" band: all instruments played by Adam; all voices sung by Kizzie. | 6 min, OK | Director: Brandon Johnson | Writers: Brandon Johnson, Kimila Ledbetter, Adam Ledbetter | Producer: Brandon Johnson | Cast: Adam & Kizzie
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Crouching Lion Hidden Treasure

A magical journey of a princess’s quest to a fantastic somewhere. A lion, a ninja, and a treasure sought after - will she find what she seeks and be happy ever laughter? | 6 min, OK | Director: Kyle Roberts
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Policy of Truth

All Dwight wants to do is take his father, Walter, out to breakfast. But as Walter's illness becomes clearer during one eventful morning, Dwight realizes their relationship can never be the same again. | 12 min, OK | Director: Nick Demos | Writers: Doug Bost, Cait Brennan | Producers: Gio Messale, Nick Demos, Francine Bizar | Cast: Stephen Kunken, Nick Wyman


Friday June 12, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:30pm

Love, Sex & Death Shorts
These ten little films focus on what makes the world go round.

Program Order

Destroyer - 9 min
Warning Labels - 14 min
Adjust-A-Dream - 6 min
The First Hope - 12 min
Dad's Dead - 11 min
Scrabble - 11 min
Actresses - 10 min
Elevator - 8 min
The Answers - 8 min
Technical Support  - 3 min

Short Film
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Actresses

Follows the relationship between a young aspiring actress and an off-Broadway star.  | 11min, NY | Director: Jeremy Hersh | Executive Producer: Jonathan Cohen, Sydney Buchan and Kevin Hayden | Producer: Natasha Giliberti | Writer: Jeremy Hersh | Cast: Taylor Hess, Rebecca Henderson
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Adjust-A-Dream

On the verge of moving in together, a gay couple shopping for their first mattress discover more differences than pillow top versus memory foam. | 6 min, USA | Director: Jonathan Wysocki | Writer: Jonathan Wysocki | Producer: Jonathan Wysocki | Cast: Tom DeTrinis, Doug Tompos, Victor Dante
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Destroyer

A husband (Alan Ruck, Spin City) drives his wife out to the country with a mind for retribution. | 9 min, SD | Director: Andrew Kightlinger, | Producer: Adam Emerson, Dohui Kim | Cast: Alan Ruck, Judith Hoag 
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Elevator

The boy is afraid of elevators. But one day, for love, he goes to meet the fear... | 8 min | Director: Asan Djantaliev | Writer: Asan Djantaliev
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Scrabble

'Scrabble' addresses the secret desire to break out of the routine of a loveless relationship and illuminates with irony the depths of humanity behind a traditional facade - using a simple board game. | Once the first rush of love in a relationship has passed and the daily routine has set in, the point comes where you want to feel free again. Theo lives just such a dull routine in his allotment shed, his passion for his wife Barbara long... Read More →
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The Answers

Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean? | 8 min, USA | Director: Michael Goode | Producers: Michael Goode, Daniel Lissing | Cast: Daniel Lissing, Rose Mclver
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Dad's Dead

Dad died, and now Rae has to break the news to her sister, Natalie. Natalie is in a psych ward. Dad put Natalie there. | 11 min | Director: Robert G. Putka | Producers: Eilis Cahill, Ben Measor, Robert G. Putka, Joe Battaglia  | Writer: Robert G. Putka | Cast: Eilis Cahill, Clare McNulty
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The First Hope

After seeing Leia kiss Luke on his VHS copy of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, a young boy develops an inappropriate crush of his own. | 12 min, USA | Director: Jeremy David White | Writer: Austin Reynolds | Producers: Kyle Lauresen, Eric F. Martin, Jeremy David White | Cast: Davis Desmond, Lili Reinhart
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Warning Labels

Mindy and Gil, coworkers at the CDC, meet for a drink after work. When their friends Thad and Jessie join them, it becomes clear that everyone has fallen for the wrong person. Mindy and Gil fight for a moment of true connection but they discover that in this heightened world filled with blatant warning labels, the most hazardous thing in life is, in fact, love. | 14 min, USA | Director: Jennifer Morrison | Writer: Jenelle Riley | Producers... Read More →
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Technical Support

Technical Support follows The Girl as she frantically attempts to repair her robot lover. Can she save his brain? | 3 min, USA | Director: Sweaters | Writer: Travis Tindell | Producer: Nathan Poppe | Cast: Tory Ayers, Trevor Pratt, Matt Goad, Alaina Avants, Allen Cory


Friday June 12, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:45pm

7 Chinese Brothers

Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. All seems awash, except for the fact he finds himself smitten with the boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta). 

Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (T.V. on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe), and do his cantankerous grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud?

7 CHINESE BROTHERS - written & directed by Bob Byington (SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME) - is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.

75 min/TX

Director: Bob Byington
Executive Producer: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Kevin Corrigan
Producer: Seana Flanagan, Molly Christie Benson, Nancy Schafer
Screenwriter: Bob Byington
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta, Stephen Root, Olympia Dukakis

 

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7 Chinese Brothers

Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. All seems awash, except for the fact he finds himself smitten with the boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta).  Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (T.V. on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe), and do... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

7:00pm

Film Row Frolic
Film Row's entertainment law gurus at Dunlap Codding are hosting an outdoor party for everyone to enjoy while passholder parties rage inside IAO. Food trucks, live music, and entertainment galore will fill the streets of the recently renovated Film Row District. The Paramount, Joey's Pizza, and are business will also be in on the fun! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Friday June 12, 2015 7:00pm - Saturday June 13, 2015 12:00am
Dunlap Codding Sheridan Ave. between Lee Ave. and Shartel Ave.

7:15pm

Gloria

A bold and compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and redemption, Gloria chronicles the life of international pop star Gloria Trevi, the “Mexican Madonna.” Carefully groomed by an abusive manager and propelled by her politically charged lyrics and unashamed sexuality, Gloria shoots to unparalleled stardom—until a sex scandal that mesmerized the world brings her crashing down.  

La osada y cautivante historia de ambición, traición y redención que cuenta Gloria es una crónica de la vida de la estrella de pop internacional Gloria Trevi, la “Madonna mexicana”. Bajo la tutela de un manager abusivo, catapultada a la fama por sus canciones de contenido político y una sexualidad sin tapujos, el ascenso de Gloria al estrellato no tenía parangón... Hasta que un escándalo sexual que mantuvo al mundo en vilo la derrumbó.

126 min/Mexico
Spanish with English Subtitles
Español con subtítulos en inglés

Director: Christian Keller
Screenwriter: Sabina Berman
Producers:  Matthias Ehrenberg, Ricardo Kleinbaum, Alan B. Curtiss
Executive Producers:  Anthony Picciuto, Charlotte Larsen, Max Appedole, Glenn Himes, Pedro Solis Camara, Angel Losada, Barrie M. Osborne, Christian Keller
Cinematogrpaher: Martin Boege (AMC) 
Editing: Adriana Martinez, Patricia Rommel 
Production Design: Julieta Alvarez 
Costume Design: Gilda Navarro
Casting: Alejandro Reza
Score: Lorne Balfe
Additional Credits: Producer: Barrie M. Osborne, Christian Keller, Executive Producer: Max Appedole, Glen Himes, Pedro Solís Cámara, Ángel Losada
Cast: Sofía Espinosa, Marco Pérez, Tatiana Del Real, Ximena Romo

 

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Gloria

A bold and compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and redemption, Gloria chronicles the life of international pop star Gloria Trevi, the “Mexican Madonna.” Carefully groomed by an abusive manager and propelled by her politically charged lyrics and unashamed sexuality, Gloria shoots to unparalleled stardom—until a sex scandal that mesmerized the world brings her crashing down.   126 min/Mexico | Spanish with... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Devon Energy Auditorium 333 West Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102

7:30pm

Twilight Concert Series
Friday June 12, 2015 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Myriad Botanical Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

8:00pm

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

116 min/USA

Director: Stanley Nelson
Producer: Laurens Grant, Stanley Nelson
Writer: Stanley Nelson
Associate Producer: Nicole London


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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 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
PASSHOLDERS ONLY

The Oklahoma Film and Music Office invites all passholders to come and celebrate all of the wonderful Oklahoma filmmakers with their NOW PLAYING party at IAO lounge. The party starts later this year so it can serve as an official after party for Okie Shorts. Come listen to great Oklahoma music and drink delicious beer from Hanson's Mmmhops. There's no better way to hear about the amazing benefits of filming your production right here in Oklahoma than this party. 

Friday June 12, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
IAO Gallery 706 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

8:45pm

The Overnight
Jason Schwartzman is astoundingly hilarious in this raunchy comedy that also stars Adam Scott from Parks and Recreation and Taylor Shilling from Orange is the New Black as a couple from Seattle that is lured into the lurid world of a new age couple from Los Angeles.  A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on. If you are offended by sex and nudity, this is not the film for you. Otherwise, come enjoy the funniest film you will see this year. 

80 min/CA

Director/writer: Patrick Brice
Producer: Naomi Scott
Editor: Chris Donlon
Cinematographer: John Guleserian
Executive Producer: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Adam Scott
Cast: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godreche 

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The Overnight

Jason Schwartzman is astoundingly hilarious in this raunchy comedy that also stars Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Taylor Shilling (Orange is the New Black) as a couple from Seattle that is lured into the lurid world of a new age couple from Los Angeles.  A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on. If you are offended by sex and nudity, this is not the film for you. Otherwise, come enjoy... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 8:45pm - 10:45pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:00pm

Uncle John
Dutch, a small town bully turned born again Christian, has gone missing. John, a loved member of the community, is not a suspect, but has everything to do with it. Rumors about Dutch’s fate are hot topics around town. Dutch’s younger brother, Danny, who shares the family’s bad rap, has his own theory about the mystery and it centers on John. Meanwhile, John’s nephew, Ben, leads a life replete with snarky jokes and gourmet coffee as a Chicago graphic designer. His confused and budding relationship with his coworker, Kate, leads them on an impromptu trip north to see the town he grew up in. They arrive just as John struggles to navigate the increasing threats from Danny’s suspicions.
114 min, USA 
Directer: Steven Piet
Writer: Erik Crary, Steven Piet
Producers: Erik Crary Executive Producer: Gary Jesdanun
Cast: John Ashton, Alex Moffat, Jenna Lyng, Ronnie Gene Blevins

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Uncle John

Dutch, a small town bully turned born again Christian, has gone missing. John, a loved member of the community, is not a suspect, but has everything to do with it. Rumors about Dutch’s fate are hot topics around town. Dutch’s younger brother, Danny, who shares the family’s bad rap, has his own theory about the mystery and it centers on John. Meanwhile, John’s nephew, Ben, leads a life replete with snarky jokes and... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:15pm

Horror Shorts
Think you're fearless? Try sleeping with lights off after these seven creepy films.

Program Order
Son - 14 min
The Samaritans - 13 min
Pervert - 18 min
Daddy's Little Girl - 5 min
Mattresside - 18 min
The End - 18 min
The Listing - 9 min 

Short Film
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Mattresside

Sue (Rose McIver) runs a used mattress store owned by her ailing mother. When Sue’s successful sister Angelica (Jennifer Morrison) informs her that she moving out of their shared apartment and in with her new boyfriend, Sue gives her the gift of a mattress - one with a frightening surprise inside. Both comically outrageous and emotionally charged, “Mattresside” is a about abandonment, and the lengths one will go to secure the... Read More →
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Pervert

A lonely innkeeper lets his predatory streak bloom when an unaccompanied young lady shows up looking for a room for the night. | 18 min, USA | Director: Michael Roberson | Writer: Michael Roberson | Producers: Michael Roberson, Deja Bernhardt | Cast: Hal Schneider, Mindy Rast-Keenan
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Son

A sheltered kid cons his way into a sick day. Left alone for the first time, he stumbles upon a sinister family secret. | 14 min, USA | Director: Judd Myers | Writers: Judd Myers, Cole Hill | Producers: Nicole Marxen-Myers, Bryce Richardson, Judd Myers | Cast: Joey Morris, Susana Gibb
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The End

The young Lia, married to a banker that she no longer loves, sees its existence toggle in the wake of an unprecedented crisis. Outside reign chaos, the money has more courses, food is scarce. | Brutally burst into their homes, a band of thugs determined to survive is going to turn their lives in the course of a brief but wild behind closed doors. | Is Lia ready for the Nature should resume its rights? | 18 min, France... Read More →
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Daddy's Little Girl

A precocious young girl uses her self-taught science knowledge to take control and finally tackle the problem of her abusive father head on. | | 5 min, TN | Director: Chad McClarnon | Producer and Writer: Trey McClarnon | Cast: Robin-August Fritsch, Michael Kitts, Sulivan Street
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The Listing

A beautiful two-story starter home in a quaint little neighborhood. Spacious, well built, and a real bargain price! One little thing we should mention: all former occupants have never left alive. | 9 min, USA | Director: Luke Jaden
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The Samaritans

A salesman faces the most difficult negotiation of his life. | 13 min, USA | Director: John Bryant | Writer: John Bryant | Producers: Zane Rutledge, Curtis Pollock, Mark Reeb, John Bryant | Cast: Mark Reeb, Heather Kafka, Bill Wise


Friday June 12, 2015 9:15pm - 11:15pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:30pm

This Is Spinal Tap
This Is Spinal Tap shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get bak on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

82 min, USA
Director: Rob Reiner
Screenwriters: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner
Producer: Erik Crary
Executive Producer: Gary Jesdanun
Cast: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner 
 

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This is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get bak on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.



Friday June 12, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

11:00pm

Slice Magazine's Founder Frolic
PASSHOLDERS ONLY

Our Film Row neighbors at Slice Magazine host one of the most popular passholder events with this 1980's themed Founders Frolic at IAO Gallery. Come meet the people that started deadCENTER from scratch and grew it into one of the "20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World". Speaking of cool, nothing's cooler than a New Wave Flashback party with awesome 80's music, bitchin video games, and totally tubular drinks that will take you back in time.  

Friday June 12, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday June 13, 2015 1:00am
IAO Gallery 706 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
 
Saturday, June 13
 

10:00am

kidsFEST Shorts
FREE SCREENING

Spend your Saturday morning with the kiddos at the Gardens! Head on down to the Terrace Room for a series of kid-friendly shorts. Then, bask in the sunlight and play in the Children's Garden!

Program Order
Elevator - 8 min
Lemonade Standoff - 6 min
Confetti - 4 min
Simorgh - 5 min
Daydream - 3 min
A Pirate's Life - 4 min
The Uncanny Adventures of the Fist and Haygirl - 9 min
Warm Wishes - 1 min
Home Cooking - 1 min
Creatures of the Hidden Realm - 1 min
Gone - 7 min
Isabelle's Garden - 9 min 

Short Film
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Confetti

Dave Smith is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. At least that's what he thinks until one fateful morning when he wakes up to find his house full of balloon animals and confetti. Unable to explain their mysterious appearance, he turns to a private investigator, who discovers the truth about his identity. | 4 min, VA | Director: Eli Hall, Elizabeth Cassell, Rico Vigliotti, Tilden Lexa | Writers: Eli Hall, Elizabeth Cassell, Rico Vigliotti... Read More →
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Daydream

Daydream is about a young boy struggling to read. Even though he is trying due to his mental disability, ADHD, he is unable to concentrate and drifts into dream. | 3 min, OK | Director: Lily Smith | Directory of photography: Sam Brown   | Cast: Jonathan Newberry, Rachel Cloos, Amanda Smith/ Evan Amis, Miles King, Lawri Saunders, Sarah Fryer, Abby Miner, Madison Newberry,Rachel... Read More →
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Elevator

The boy is afraid of elevators. But one day, for love, he goes to meet the fear... | 8 min | Director: Asan Djantaliev | Writer: Asan Djantaliev
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Gone

Luke is a boy, no longer a child but not even really a teenager. His life feels dull suddenly, and he no longer wants to play in the same way he used to. When he sees his younger sister play with creative abandon, he feels an emptiness from his lack of imagination. | Luke uses writing as a way to express himself, telling the story of 'Danny' who is suddenly stifled by boredom. 'Danny' searches for inspiration, and decides that he will only... Read More →
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Simorgh

Simorgh is a personal interpretation of The Conference of the Birds. A choreographic piece that incorporates Persian music, calligraphic art and ornament designs to tell the traditional Persian story of life that deals with the fragility of self worth. | It centers around a few birds of different breeds, each representative of a particular human characteristic; ego, greed, avarice, etc. | The birds are seemingly satisfied with their perceptions... Read More →
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Home Cooking

A young girl discovers that her college roommates cooking is very different from mom's home cooking. | 2 min, USA | Director: Elizabeth Herrick | Writer: Elizabeth Herrick | Producer: Elizabeth Herrick | Cast: Elizabeth Herrick, Robert Herrick
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Isabelle's Garden

"Isabelle's Garden" is an uplifting story of a community coming together in reciprocity, through the hopes and dreams of a young Choctaw girl and her garden. Kiowa filmmaker and UCO professor, Jeffrey Palmer, created this film with students from UCO which premiered at Sundance.  | | 9min/OK | Director: Jeffrey Palmer | Co-Director: Youngsun Yun | Producer: Lauren Palmer, Morgan Denny | Cast: Isabelle Cox
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The Uncanny Adventures of the Fist and Haygirl

Two young super hero crime fighters, The Fist and Hay Girl are called upon once again to save the Mayor from the Evil Dr. Vertex.The lord and master of all things, Triangles. Along their way to save the Mayor they have several distractions and obstacles to get past. They only have so much time before Dr. Vertex turns the Mayor into a Triangle. Will they make it in time? | 9 min, USA | Director: Chris Packwood | Writer: Taylor Fitzsimmons... Read More →
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A Pirate's Life

After reading about pirates, a young boy devises a series of steps to become just like the swashbucklers in his book. | 4 min, USA | Director: Isabella Olaguera | Writer: Isabella Olaguera
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Creatures of the Hidden Realm

Creatures of the Hidden Realm is a short paper animation in which fantasy creatures come to life from the imagination of a girl who is desperately trying to write a story. | 2min, USA | Director: Alexia Salingaros | Writer: Alexia Salingaros | Cast: Sophia Salingaros
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Lemonade Standoff

Things quickly turn sour when a brother and sister launch competing lemonade stands right next to each other. | 6 min | Directors: Karson Monger, Ryan Beard, Sam Crowell, Saunder Boyle | Writers: Karson Monger, Ryan Beard, Sam Crowell, Saunder Boyle | Producers: Light House Studio | Cast: Charlie Vavrik, Elena Lazorishak
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Warm Wishes

Three marshmallows come to life, escape from their bags and go on an adventure across the kitchen to jump into a mug of hot chocolate. | 1 min, USA | Director: Isabella Olaguera


Saturday June 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Myriad Botanical Gardens - Terrace Room 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

10:00am

Stella Artois Filmmaker Brunch
FILMMAKER PASSHOLDERS ONLY

Located at a private residence- 16 E 2nd Street. 

You've experienced two days of the festival and we need to make sure you keep your energy up. Sit down and sort out the rest of the day's films, panels, and parties while networking with felow filmmakers. Filmmaker passes only, please.  

Saturday June 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Private Residence

10:00am

VIP Filmmaker Brunch
FILMMAKER PASSHOLDER ONLY

Filmmakers, you need to keep up your strength before a full day of films. To ramp it up, we have invited some of our biggest sponsors to talk to you about your films and glean a little bit of magic. OKC Community Leader Bob Meinders is opening up his fabulous new pad downtown to welcome friends and filmmakers to this exclusive brunch.  

Saturday June 13, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Private Residence

11:45am

Deep Impact Shorts
Whether it's emotional or physical these shorts will take their characters on a journey into the unknown.

Program Order
Marathon - 13 min
Kitty - 6 min
Code Oakland - 21 min
Velvet Not Velveteen - 7 min
Boxeadora - 15 min
Melville - 15 min
The Other Side - 20 min 

Short Film
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Boxeadora

One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dream of Olympic glory. Boxeadora tells the story of her harrowing journey against insurmountable odds to become Cuba’s first female boxer | 15 min, USA | Director: Meg Smaker | Producer: Meg Smaker
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Kitty

Tensions rise on a young couple's sightseeing tour as they discuss the cat sitter they've hired for the weekend. Yoshiko and Fukuo Ogawa star in this patient, funny Japanese-language short drama elegantly set in the American Southwest. Written and directed IFP's 2014 Arizona Filmmakers of the year, Stephanie Lucas and Josh Kasselman. | 6 min, USA | Director: John Kasselman | Writer: John Kasselman
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Marathon

A young woman searches for someone from her past but suddenly learns she may not be ready to find what she's looking for. | 13 min, USA | Director: Lauren Smitelli | Writer: Lauren Smitelli | Producers: Aaron Schnobrich, Dave Futernick | Cast: Elaine Carroll, Lauren Lapkus
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Melville

Marcus is dealing with some serious shit. | 15 min, USA | Director: James M. Johnston | Writer: James M. Johnston | Producers: Derek Brown, Red Sanders | Cast: Rodney Lucas, Big Cliff Watkins, Ammie Leonards, Phyllis Cicero
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Code Oakland

This film examines the evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs who are determined to not leave youth of color on the sidelines as Silicon Valley spreads across the Bay and into the home of the second largest black community in California. Kalimah Priforce, who at age 8, organized a hunger strike to get books for his group home, and Kimberly Bryant, a successful electrical engineer turned founder of Black Girls Code, are... Read More →
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The Other Side

Work is hard, love is tough, and bullets are cheap. At a perilous crossroads in their relationship, Kate and Abby find themselves embroiled in a botched burial job in the desert. Pitted against each other, a bloodthirsty gang of meth-heads, and bodies that just won't stay dead, our lovers must face the ultimate trial to prove themselves worthy in the face of imminent danger, death...and chicken. | 20 min, USA | Director: Scott Brown | Writer... Read More →
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Velvet Not Velveteen

Judi Sorrento is a troubled young woman who has difficulty communicating to the outside world. He mother Jackie is at her wits end and taking measures to get on with her life. An accidental meeting with a musician chasing his dreams changes the course of their lives. | 7 min, USA | Director: Shane Smith | Writer: Shane Smith | Producers: John Aspinwall, Nathan Raglin | Cast: Jessi Kyle, Cindy Hanska, Kendon Lacy


Saturday June 13, 2015 11:45am - 1:45pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:00pm

Hollis
Picture the smartest kid in your high school. That’s Darryl. Except Darryl was born in a small town to an impoverished family with a brother suffering from cerebral palsy and an alcoholic widower. Darryl applies for his dream college... and gets in. He can't afford college, much less a private one. After several months of waiting for financial aid, Darryl succumbs to the fact that he is staying in town to take care of his family. That despair turns into pure joy as he receives a full scholarship. But what Darryl wants most could tear his world apart. Quick decisions threaten everything Darryl has worked for. As the fabric of his life splits between his dreams and duty to family, his father’s words begin to ring in his ears: “There just ain’t no free tickets out.”
95 min, OK
Director: Sonny Priest
Producer: Adam Carter IV, Brian Christopher Cates
Writer: Sonny Priest
Cast: Ty Fanning, Matt Altobelli, Terry Masters, Cassidee Vandalia

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Hollis

Picture the smartest kid in your high school. That’s Darryl. Except Darryl was born in a small town to an impoverished family with a brother suffering from cerebral palsy and an alcoholic widower. Darryl applies for his dream college... and gets in. He can't afford college, much less a private one. After several months of waiting for financial aid, Darryl succumbs to the fact that he is staying in town to take care of his family. That... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:15pm

Shaun the Sheep
This is a FREE screening for families and kids of all ages. 

Shaun the Sheep
 is a hilarious animated feature from four-time Academy Award winning animator and director Nick Park. Starting as a spin-off of the wildly popular Wallace and Gromit franchise, Shaun starred in the animated short film A Close Shave before getting his own television series on BBC, which is now broadcast in 180 countries.  This awesome family friendly feature follows Shaun and his friends as they venture out of the grasslands into the big city. As with all of our kids films, this film is free and open to the public.  

85 min

Lionsgate presents a Studiocanal and Aardman Animations production.

   

Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak 
Screenplay by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak    
Produced by: Julie Lockhart and Paul Kewley  


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Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep is a hilarious animated feature from four-time Academy Award winning animator and director Nick Park. Starting as a spin-off of the wildly popular Wallace and Gromit franchise, Shaun starred in the animated short film A Close Shave before getting his own television series on BBC, which is now broadcast in 180 countries. This awesome family friendly feature follows Shaun and his friends as they venture out of the grasslands into... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 12:15pm - 2:15pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:30pm

How to Dance in Ohio

A first kiss, a first dance. For kids from all walks of life, these first steps toward intimacy are at once exciting and terrifying. For some teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum, the transition can be nothing less than paralyzing. How to Dance in Ohio is a beautiful, enlightening film that follows a group of teenagers with an array of developmental challenges as they prepare for an iconic event – a spring formal dance. Entertaining, funny and heartbreaking, How to Dance in Ohio challenges us to question and celebrate the path to human connection and to rethink the definition of normal. 

 

88min/OH

Director: Alexandra Shiva
Executive Producer: Jason Blum
Producer: Bari Pearlman, Alexandra Shiva
Cinematographer: Laela Kilbourn
Editor: Toby Shimin
Assistant Director: Joy E. Reed
Composer: Bryan Senti

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How to Dance in Ohio

A first kiss, a first dance. For kids from all walks of life, these first steps toward intimacy are at once exciting and terrifying. For some teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum, the transition can be nothing less than paralyzing. How to Dance in Ohio is a beautiful, enlightening film that follows a group of teenagers with an array of developmental challenges as they prepare for an iconic event – a spring formal... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Devon Energy Auditorium 333 West Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102

12:30pm

The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers
A songwriter from Oklahoma, Beau Jennings spent the last few years writing songs about his boyhood hero and 'Oklahoma's favorite son' Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie star. As songs accumulated, Beau realized the need to further explore the source of his inspiration, and a plan was hatched to travel the U.S. retracing Will Rogers' footsteps, performing songs about Will at locations where significant events in his life took place. Beau decided that the performances should be filmed for the creation of a feature-length documentary film and accompanying album with the working title The Verdigris - a reference to the river that runs through Will's hometown of Oologah, OK and through Beau's hometown of Inola, OK.
61 min, OK 
Director: Beau Jennings
Writer: Beau Jennings
Producer: Eric Steele and Adam Donaghey
Cast: Beau Jennings

Screens with short film: 

I Like JD

Why did Lorna Dixon travel more than 4,000 miles to see JD McPherson? That’s the question “I LIKE JD” aims to answer. The mini-doc follows the 26-year-old music enthusiast as she  takes two trains, three planes and a cab ride to get from Corby, England, to Guthrie, Oklahoma just to see Broken Arrow’s JD McPherson perform live.

4 min/OK

Producer: Nathan Poppe
Cinematographer/Editor: Travis Tindell
Sound recordist: Michael Clardy
Art director: Kalyn Barnoski


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The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers

A songwriter from Oklahoma, Beau Jennings spent the last few years writing songs about his boyhood hero and 'Oklahoma's favorite son' Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie star. As songs accumulated, Beau realized the need to further explore the source of his inspiration, and a plan was hatched to travel the U.S. retracing Will Rogers' footsteps, performing songs about Will at... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:45pm

Comedy Shorts
Who doesn't need a good laugh?

Program Order
Star Cadets - 7 min
Sympathy - 6 min
Band of Thieves - 14 min
Detective Calzone - 8 min
The Last Sandwich - 4 min
Girl B - 12 min
Open 24 Hours - 7 min
Born to be Mild - 15 min
Laughing Out Loud - 8 min
The Outfit - 12 min

Short Film
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Sympathy

A young professional woman encourages her barista to follow his (her) dreams. | | 6 min | Director: Aaron David DeFazio | Writer: Bekah Brunstette | Producer: Megan Galizia | Cast: Virginia Kull, Olli Haaskivi
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Girl B

A girl and a boy are having breakfast together. They tell each other about their first time. | 12 min, Netherlands | Director: Maira Rachmadiev | Writer: Maira Rachmadiev
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Star Cadets

Jax and Bingo are not the most skilled star-pilots that the Earth's Space Force has to offer - which is why they're stuck patrolling the deep fringes of the known universe. Amidst the nebulae, asteroid fields, brown dwarfs and gas giants, the two wing men finally find what they've been looking for - a connection.  7 min, USA | Director: Joe Nicolosi | Producer: Stephanie Noone | Cast: Jason Newman, Arthur Simone
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Detective Calzone

When a new piece of evidence arrives for an unsolved case, Detective Lenny Calzone decides to put in a late night at the crime lab. | 8 min, OK | Director: Austin Tolin | Producer: Austin Tolin, Nathan Smith, Michael Bartnett | Cast: Byron Brown, Adriene Mishler 
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Open 24 Hours

A contract killer gets more than he bargained for in a backwater convenience store. | 7 min, USA | Director: Henry Chaisson | Writers: Mike Makowsky & Henry Chaisson | Producer: Mike Makowsky | Cast: Dale Raoul, Chad Todhunter, Brad Leland, John Funk
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Laughing Out Loud

A woman, completely immersed in all forms of electronic social networking, is thrown into a situation where she only gets one last chance to send one last text message to one last person. | 8 min | Director: Daniel Clements | Writer: Daniel Clements
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Born to be Mild

The modern world is constantly speeding up. But not for the Dull Men's Club - a group of men quite content with life's more sedate pleasures. | 15 min, UK | Director: Andy Oxley | Producers: Andy Oxley, Grover Click | Cast: Leland Carlson, Kevin Beresford, Peter Willis, Steve Wheeler, Neil Brittlebank
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The Outfit

An outfit unwittingly triggers rumors about the sexuality of a conservative congressman. Inspired by actual events | 12 min, USA | Director: Yen Tan | Writer: Yen Tan, Don Swaynos | Producers: Kelly Snowden, Hutch | Cast: AJ Bowen, Anna Margaret Hollyman
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The Last Sandwich

An exploration of a man's obsession and handling of not having something they love and need to live. Also, sandwiches. | 4 min, USA | Director: Mark Potts | Writer: Mark Potts | Producers: Reilly Smith, Mark Potts | Cast: Benjamin Crutcher, Brand Rackley, Winston Carter
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A Band of Thieves

After Josie, a sharp shooting teenager with an affinity for outlaws, is grounded for shooting her brother in the face with an arrow, she devises the ultimate crime spree. With a stolen Cadillac, a six-gun, and the help of her love struck neighbor, Ryan, Josie sets out to rob her town for every penny its worth - turning a quiet Texas suburb into the lawless playground of her imagination. 14 min, TX | Director: Fidel Ruiz-Healy | Writer: Fidel... Read More →


Saturday June 13, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
American Fidelity Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

1:00pm

deadCENTER's Bricktown Headquarters
OPEN TO PUBLIC, PASSHOLDER SPECIALS

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is official deadCENTER headquarters in Bricktown and a non-stop orgy of great food and music. To keep things rocking, Fuzzy's is hosting live DJ sets all day Saturday and Sunday while serving amazing tacos and superfly drinks inside. There is a special line for deadCENTER passholders. Skip the crowd, grab a Stellarita, and get down in the heart of Bricktown.  

Saturday June 13, 2015 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Fuzzy's Taco Shop 208 Johnny Bench Drive

1:30pm

A Conversation with Oklahoma ICON Bird Runningwater
University of Oklahoma graduate Bird Runningwater belongs to the Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache people and is the Director of Native American and Indigenous Programs for the Sundance Institute. In this discussion, he will talk about programming for Sundance and his efforts to identify and support indigenous filmmakers from around the world. 

Saturday June 13, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

2:30pm

Native Storytelling

The Chickasaw Nation recently finished production on the half hour documentary film, First Encounter. The film is set in 1540 and tells the story of how the Chickasaws originally partnered with and ultimately ran off Hernando de Soto and his Spanish conquistadors. First Encounter is the first in a series of documentary films being created by the Chickasaw Nation Multimedia Group to preserve their own history on film.

deadCENTER has partnered with the Chickasaw Nation for many years. Their first narrative feature, Pearl, opened the film festival in 2009. So, when we saw First Encounter and learned of their goal to use the medium of film to capture their unique history, we decided to create a broader program to look at how Native American’s have been passing down and preserving their stories through the generations.

Native Storytelling is the first of three Special Event Screenings that deadCENTER will host at the Museum of Art during this year’s festival. On Saturday, June 13, at 2:30pm, deadCENTER will present a Chickasaw Nation band, a traditional oral storyteller, Choctaw visual artist D.G. Smalling, a short narrative film from Kiowa filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer called Isabelle’s Garden, and the Chickasaw Nation’s First Encounter. Following the performances and film screenings, there will be a hosted discussion about the history and future of Native storytelling.

The Chickasaw Nation will host a reception immediately following at their Oklahoma City headquarters and gallery in Bricktown, Exhibit C, at 1 East Sheridan. 

Thanks to the Chickasaw Nation, this screening is free and open to the public.
First come, first serve.


Saturday June 13, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

2:30pm

The Good, the Bad, & the Somewhere Inbetween Shorts
Yep, we got all those here - you be the judge.

Program Order
Tiger Hood - 7 min
Spear Hunter - 14 min
The Future Perfect - 11 min
El Porvenir - 14 min
I'll Be Home Soon - 15 min
Crooked Candy- 6 min
The Coin - 8 min
Unmappable - 23 min 

Short Film
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Unmappable

Unmappable is a documentary short that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. This meditative portrait will unveil the inner workings of a man whose work is lauded as poetic, artful and innovative - a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally. | 22 min, USA | Directors: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma | Producers: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma
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Crooked Candy

Kinder Surprise eggs are so popular around the world that they're practically a global rite of childhood. Except, that is, in the United States, where they're illegal and considered a choking hazard. This is the story of a man whose appreciation for the little chocolate eggs runs so deep that he's become a Kinder smuggler. | 6 min, USA | Director & Producer: Andrew Rodgers | Cinematographer & Editor: Harvey Robinson | Sound Recording... Read More →
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The Coin

Kathryn Morris (Cold Case) portrays an indignant mother who radiates negativity onto her cherubic young son (Jack Ryan Shepherd). For no apparent reason, she scolds him from the car and into the liquor store, where she orders him to sit and wait on the cold concrete floor. Alas, the boy is saved by the presence of a homeless man, Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future). He utters words of wisdom and hands the kid a "magical quarter…" | 8... Read More →
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Tiger Hood

Patrick Barr, a.k.a. "Tiger Hood," has a passion for golf. What he doesn't have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner of Spring St. and Lafayette, amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. | 7 min | Director: Christopher André Marks | Producers: Josh Swade, Dave Chamberlain, Christopher Marks | Cast: Patrick Q.F. Barr
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Spear Hunter

Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy. | 14min, USA | Director: Adam Roffman, Luke Poling | Producers: Adam Roffman, Luke... Read More →
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The Future Perfect

The Future Perfect is a minimalist time travel story that centers on the relationship between a hired gun, Hardesty, and his boss, Greenwood. As the film unfolds, we come to understand that a major crisis in the future has its origins in a minor moment from the past. The location: a train platform in 1968. The target: A 10 year-old boy who is destined to be patient zero of a horrible virus. The moral dilemma Hardesty faces plays out, somewhere... Read More →
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El Porvenir

El Porvenir is an inside look at the world of Mexican cockfighting, where men and roosters meet at the intersection of life, death, and sport. This short documentary follows Abelardo Olguín Cuevas, a third-generation Mexican cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's traditions in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the country. Cockfighting has been Abelardo's passion since he was five years old. Now, with... Read More →
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I'll Be Home Soon

A young man is suddenly held captive by his own family but it is unclear from whom he is trying to escape. | 15 min, UK | Director: James Everett


Saturday June 13, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

2:45pm

7 Chinese Brothers

Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. All seems awash, except for the fact he finds himself smitten with the boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta). 

Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (T.V. on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe), and do his cantankerous grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud?

7 CHINESE BROTHERS - written & directed by Bob Byington (SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME) - is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.

75 min/TX

Director: Bob Byington
Executive Producer: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Kevin Corrigan
Producer: Seana Flanagan, Molly Christie Benson, Nancy Schafer
Screenwriter: Bob Byington
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta, Stephen Root, Olympia Dukakis

 

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7 Chinese Brothers

Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. All seems awash, except for the fact he finds himself smitten with the boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta).  Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (T.V. on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe), and do... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

3:00pm

DOUBLEHEADER - GrappleHabit: Oklahoma City's Addiction to B.L.O.W. AND The Real Enemy

GrappleHabit: Oklahoma City's Addiction to B.L.O.W.

This is the story of blood, sweat, and over mid20‘s tears. How 7 ladies became hometown legends in one night. This is B.L.O.W.: Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling. GrappleHabit is a creative comedic insight of OKC's first female professional wrestling league. The ridiculous trials and tribulations of a group of girls with the same dream: to wrestle.

16 min, OK

Director: Leslie Hensley
Producer: Leslie Hensley
Writer: Leslie Hensley
CastChase Vegas, Amy Halasa, Shavonne McRee, Leslie Hensley, Jennifer Hutchings, Eboni Adams, Candise Anderson, Sherry Dowlen, Zachary Cox, Jacob Becannen, Dawn Rice, Johnny Cafarella

The Real Enemy

On September 21st, 2014, a group of self-proclaimed devil worshipers held a public 'Black Mass' in Oklahoma City. It makes international news when the local Archbishop threatens to sue to get back an allegedly stolen, blessed communion wafer to be used in the event. The controversy is only heightened as the city-owned event center refuses to cancel the event. 'The Real Enemy' follows along as the devil worshipers, opposing Satanists, Christian exorcists, protesters, city officials and the media prepare for the unholy event, providing an inside look into contemporary and alternative spiritualities of the Bible Belt.

53min/OK

Director: Tate James & Daniel Giles Helm
Writer: Tate James & Daniel Giles Helm
Producer: Tate James & Daniel Giles Helm
Principal Cast: Adam Daniels, James Hale, Everett Cox


 


Short Film
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Grapple Habit: Oklahoma City's Addiction to B.L.O.W.

This is the story of blood, sweat, and over mid20‘s tears. How 7 ladies became hometown legends in one night. This is B.L.O.W.: Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling. Grapple Habit is a creative comedic insight of OKC's first female professional wrestling league. The ridiculous trials and tribulations of a group of girls with the same dream: to wrestle. | 16 min, USA | Director: Leslie Hensley | Producer: Leslie Hensley... Read More →

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The Real Enemy

On September 21st, 2014, a group of self-proclaimed devil worshipers held a public 'Black Mass' in Oklahoma City. It makes international news when the local Archbishop threatens to sue to get back an allegedly stolen, blessed communion wafer to be used in the event. The controversy is only heightened as the city-owned event center refuses to cancel the event. 'The Real Enemy' follows along as the devil worshipers, opposing Satanists, Christian... Read More →


Saturday June 13, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

3:15pm

City of Gold

CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s relationship to his beloved and sprawling metropolis, Los Angeles. Gold has long been adored in his hometown for his cultural writing about LA’s hidden culinary treasures; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much passion as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills.

With a stroke of his pen, he’s changed the lives of countless immigrant chefs, newly discovered by voracious foodies who avidly track his reviews. CITY OF GOLD explores the rigor, knowledge, and curiosity that make Gold’s style of criticism nationally recognized. Mapping Los Angeles through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences, Jonathan Gold reveals a complex, paradoxical urban landscape that will surprise newcomers and locals alike.

Featuring celebrity chefs Roy Choi, David Chang, and Ludo Lefebvre, as well as the chefs and owners behind some of Gold’s favorites: Jitlada (Thai), Guelaguetza (Oaxacan), Meals by Genet (Ethiopian), and Chengdu Taste (Sichuan). CITY OF GOLD offers the rare opportunity to discover the true Los Angeles through the eyes of its foremost cultural writer, and most loyal fan.

91min/CA

Director: Laura Gabbert
Executive Producer: Jamie Wolf, Braxton Pope
Producer: Laura Gabbert, Holly Becker
Cinematographer: Jerry Henry, Goro Toshima
Editor: Greg King, Bill Haugse
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Andrea Lewis
Principal Cast: Jonathan Gold



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City of Gold

CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s relationship to his beloved and sprawling metropolis, Los Angeles. Gold has long been adored in his hometown for his cultural writing about LA’s hidden culinary treasures; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much passion as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills. With... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

3:15pm

Lone Man's Land
University of Oklahoma graduate Ezra Gentle brings his first feature documentary to deadCENTER along with co-director Sheila Bright, a long time Oklahoma journalist and storyteller.  The films tells the plight of a family in the Oklahoma Panhandle fighting to maintain what generations of ranchers built on the fringes of the west as the government seeks to increase lease prices to help fund education. 

65 min, OK 

Directors: Ezra Gentle; Sheilah Bright
Writer: Sheilah Bright
Producer: Ezra Gentle
Cast: Bob Apple, Jane Apple

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Lone Man's Land

Cowboys in the Oklahoma Panhandle fight to maintain what generations of ranchers built on the fringes of the west. Kenton ranchers battle soaring land prices driven high by a state government seeking more education funding. | 65 min  | Directors: Ezra Gentle; Sheilah Bright | Writer: Sheilah Bright | Producer: Ezra Gentle | Cast: Bob Apple, Jane Apple



Saturday June 13, 2015 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Devon Energy Auditorium 333 West Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102

3:30pm

Not So Short Shorts
Beautifully intense short films from around the globe. 

Program Order
LUCID - 18 min
This Way Up - 28 min
NOMANSLAND - 35 min 

Short Film
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LUCID

Karen's nightmares always pick up where they left off the night before, and it's affecting her marriage. She wants to control her dreams, but she's not the one creating them. | | 18 min  | Director: Kevin K. Shah | Writers: Marion Kerr, Kevin K. Shah | Producer: Kevin K. Shah | Cast: Marion Kerr, Ross Marquand
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NOMANSLAND

In contemporary Copenhagen’s cruisy underground, handsome Christian struggles to pick up the pieces of his shattered life after the untimely death of his ex-lover, whose family blames Christian for keeping secrets not of his making. NOMANSLAND is a gritty, beautifully acted and emotionally powerful drama about grief, the persistence of love, and the price of authenticity. | | 35 min  | Director: Karsten Geisnaes | Writer: Flemming... Read More →
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This Way Up

A homeless man living in the storm drains beneath the Las Vegas strip must create a fake life to keep the truth hidden from his daughter. | 28 min, USA | Director: Jeremy Cloe | Writers: Jeremy Cloe, Mike Langer | Producer: Mike Langer | Cast: Charley Rossman, Masam Holden, Anna Lieberman


Saturday June 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
American Fidelity Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:00pm

Happy Hour- In the Raw
It's gonna be hot! Stop by Bricktown's favorite sushi joint for awesome drink specials for all deadCENTER Passholders. All are welcome. Pass holders get special deals! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PASSHOLDER SPECIALS

Saturday June 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
In the Raw 200 Oklahoma Ave #130

5:00pm

Stella Artois Happy Hour at Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Hit the Brick for some of the best tacos in town, and of course, more ice-cold Stella. Special deals for passholders, but everyone is welcome! 

Saturday June 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fuzzy's Taco Shop 208 Johnny Bench Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:15pm

Love, Sex & Death Shorts
These ten little films focus on what makes the world go round.

Program Order

Destroyer - 9 min
Warning Labels - 14 min
Adjust-A-Dream - 6 min
The First Hope - 12 min
Dad's Dead - 11 min
Scrabble - 11 min
Actresses - 10 min
Elevator - 8 min
The Answers - 8 min
Technical Support  - 3 min

Short Film
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Actresses

Follows the relationship between a young aspiring actress and an off-Broadway star.  | 11min, NY | Director: Jeremy Hersh | Executive Producer: Jonathan Cohen, Sydney Buchan and Kevin Hayden | Producer: Natasha Giliberti | Writer: Jeremy Hersh | Cast: Taylor Hess, Rebecca Henderson
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Adjust-A-Dream

On the verge of moving in together, a gay couple shopping for their first mattress discover more differences than pillow top versus memory foam. | 6 min, USA | Director: Jonathan Wysocki | Writer: Jonathan Wysocki | Producer: Jonathan Wysocki | Cast: Tom DeTrinis, Doug Tompos, Victor Dante
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Destroyer

A husband (Alan Ruck, Spin City) drives his wife out to the country with a mind for retribution. | 9 min, SD | Director: Andrew Kightlinger, | Producer: Adam Emerson, Dohui Kim | Cast: Alan Ruck, Judith Hoag 
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Elevator

The boy is afraid of elevators. But one day, for love, he goes to meet the fear... | 8 min | Director: Asan Djantaliev | Writer: Asan Djantaliev
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Scrabble

'Scrabble' addresses the secret desire to break out of the routine of a loveless relationship and illuminates with irony the depths of humanity behind a traditional facade - using a simple board game. | Once the first rush of love in a relationship has passed and the daily routine has set in, the point comes where you want to feel free again. Theo lives just such a dull routine in his allotment shed, his passion for his wife Barbara long... Read More →
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The Answers

Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean? | 8 min, USA | Director: Michael Goode | Producers: Michael Goode, Daniel Lissing | Cast: Daniel Lissing, Rose Mclver
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Dad's Dead

Dad died, and now Rae has to break the news to her sister, Natalie. Natalie is in a psych ward. Dad put Natalie there. | 11 min | Director: Robert G. Putka | Producers: Eilis Cahill, Ben Measor, Robert G. Putka, Joe Battaglia  | Writer: Robert G. Putka | Cast: Eilis Cahill, Clare McNulty
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The First Hope

After seeing Leia kiss Luke on his VHS copy of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, a young boy develops an inappropriate crush of his own. | 12 min, USA | Director: Jeremy David White | Writer: Austin Reynolds | Producers: Kyle Lauresen, Eric F. Martin, Jeremy David White | Cast: Davis Desmond, Lili Reinhart
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Warning Labels

Mindy and Gil, coworkers at the CDC, meet for a drink after work. When their friends Thad and Jessie join them, it becomes clear that everyone has fallen for the wrong person. Mindy and Gil fight for a moment of true connection but they discover that in this heightened world filled with blatant warning labels, the most hazardous thing in life is, in fact, love. | 14 min, USA | Director: Jennifer Morrison | Writer: Jenelle Riley | Producers... Read More →
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Technical Support

Technical Support follows The Girl as she frantically attempts to repair her robot lover. Can she save his brain? | 3 min, USA | Director: Sweaters | Writer: Travis Tindell | Producer: Nathan Poppe | Cast: Tory Ayers, Trevor Pratt, Matt Goad, Alaina Avants, Allen Cory


Saturday June 13, 2015 5:15pm - 7:15pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:30pm

Eternal Princess

Capturing Olympic Glory featuring Oklahoma’s favorite adopted Olympian Nadia Comaneci is the second Special Event Screening at deadCENTER. On Saturday, June 13, at 5:30pm, deadCENTER will present Eternal Princess, Katie Holmes’ new documentary short film about Olympic Gold medalist and gymnastic legend Nadia Comaneci. The film was produced for ESPN and debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last month. For the special event, the filmmakers will join Nadia and Bart Conner to discuss the process of bringing Nadia’s story to life and illuminating her harrowing journey from communist Romania to Norman, Oklahoma. 


In 1976, a 14-year-old Nadia Comaneci became an overnight sensation after she accomplished what no one had ever done before in professional gymnastics—she scored a perfect 10. Eternal Princess is an intimate look at her inner struggles, personal dedication, and greatest success.

Director: Katie Holmes
Producer: Jason Bergh, Cole Angenendt, Emily Isacson, Sal Masekela
Editor: Todd Shoemaker 
Cinematographer: Michael Rizzi 
Composer: Ains "Brainz" Prasad, Guitar played by Eric Jackson
Cast: Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Paul Ziert



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Eternal Princess

In 1976, a 14-year-old Nadia Comaneci became an overnight sensation after she accomplished what no one had ever done before in professional gymnastics—she scored a perfect 10. Eternal Princess is an intimate look at her inner struggles, personal dedication, and greatest success.



Saturday June 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

5:30pm

Harry & Avis
Set in the breathtaking expanses of Scotland’s countryside & Edinburgh proper, Harry & Avis is a romantic comedy following two eccentric lovers who take a camping trip to Loch Lomond National Park. This spontaneous camping trip is meant to invigorate the couple’s relationship, but Harry’s neurotic existential ponderings interfere. As Harry finds himself contemplating life’s perplexing questions, Avis tries her best to remind him the importance of care-free spontaneity. Just as the two begin to find a middle ground, they find themselves in the midst of a mystery
76 min, OK
Director: Nathan Hollis
Producer: Susanna Green, Nathan Hollis
Writer: Nathan Hollis
Cast: Margot Mount, Nathan Hollis, Colin Healy

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Harry & Avis

Set in the breathtaking expanses of Scotland’s countryside & Edinburgh proper, Harry & Avis is a romantic comedy following two eccentric lovers who take a camping trip to Loch Lomond National Park. This spontaneous camping trip is meant to invigorate the couple’s relationship, but Harry’s neurotic existential ponderings interfere. As Harry finds himself contemplating life’s perplexing questions, Avis tries her best... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:45pm

Welcome to Happiness

deadCENTER favorite Nick Offerman brings his fouth feature to town with the metaphysical dramedy Welcome to Happiness. A children's book author is the gatekeeper to a mysterious door in his closet that only allows certain people to enter. When he learns where the door leads, his life is forever changed.

108 min, US

Director: Oliver Thompson
Writer: Oliver Thompson
Producers: Bay Dariz, Kyle Gallner, Molly C. Quinn, Oliver Thompson 
Cast: Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby, Nick Offerman, Keegan-Michael Key, Brendan Sexton III, Josh Brener, Molly C. Quinn, Paget Brewster, Frances Conroy



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Welcome to Happiness

deadCENTER favorite Nick Offerman brings his fourth feature to town with the metaphysical drama Welcome to Happiness. A children's book author is the gatekeeper to a mysterious door in his closet that only allows certain people to enter. When he learns where the door leads, his life is forever changed. | | 100 min, US | Director: Oliver Thompson | Writer: Oliver Thompson | Producers: Bay Dariz, Kyle Gallner, Molly C. Quinn, Oliver... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 5:45pm - 7:45pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:00pm

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

116 min/USA

Director: Stanley Nelson
Producer: Laurens Grant, Stanley Nelson
Writer: Stanley Nelson
Associate Producer: Nicole London

 


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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:00pm

SKID
Oklahoma director Ryan Staples Scott returns to deadCENTER with this hilarious airplane comedy. Blissfully unaware that Atlantica flight 1945 is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an unusual female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude. The unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith. Passenger Hank Hazard, who's unusually polite but constant requests-prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline- tests the limits of the crew's customer service. Hank's odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board.

92 min, OK
Director: Ryan "Staples" Scott
Writer: Rene Gutteridge
Producer: Tim Brown, Vicki Brown
Principal Cast: Wil Crown, Torey Byrne, Dustin McKamie, Cindy Hanska, Brett Bower, and Laurie Cummings

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SKID

Blissfully unaware that Atlantica flight 1945 is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an unusual female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude. The unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Devon Energy Auditorium 333 West Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102

6:15pm

Rated R Shorts (No, Seriously)
Not for the easily offended, these seven films are sure to entertain adult audiences (in an awesome way.)

Program Order

Myrna the Monster - 14 min
The Peter Party - 5 min
Hallway - 4 min
SOLD - 7 min
KISS KISS FINGERBANG - 10 min
Kimi Kabuki - 19 min
Le Pedophile - 13 min
Interesting Ball - 13 min 

Short Film
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Hallway

Shot exclusively in a secret sex club in New York City, a drug-induced couple unleash upon each other an existential barrage of delusion and broken dreams. | 4 min, USA | Director: Leah Shore | Writer: Leah Shore | Producers: leah shore, Henry Roosevelt, Johnathan Federico | Cast: Sarah Ellen Stephens, Margaret Singer
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SOLD

A girl wakes up to realize she’s been sold into sex slavery. | 7min, USA | Director: Nathan Edwards | Writer: Nathan Edwards
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Interesting Ball

A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach. | 13min, USA | Director: DANIELS | Writers: Justin Becker, Benjamin Brewer, Alex Brewer, Dustin Emerson Straube, Daniel Scheinert | Producers: Daniel Scheinert & Stefanie Lynch | Cast: Bryan Condon, Ani Raya-Flores, Waymond Lee, Rosa Handelman, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Allyn Rachel, Asa Seret, Jonathan Wang, Jesse Fleece, Dugan O’Neal... Read More →
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KISS KISS FINGERBANG

A nice guy discovers a dark side of his personality when his girlfriend reveals her hidden weakness. | 10 min, USA | Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat | Writer: Gillian Wallace Horvat | Producers:  Daniel Waters, Riel Roch Decter, Gillian Wallace Horvat | Cast: Anton Yelchin, Kate Lyn Sheil, Buck Henry
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Kimi Kabuki

Madeline, a devoted house wife discovers her husband is attending an Adult Industry Expo behind her back. Resolving to confront him about his deceit, she follows him to the convention. When Madeline's plans for a sincere conversation go terribly awry, it leads her to find solace in the last place she could have expected. | 19 min, USA | Director: Yoko Okumura | Writer: Yoko Okumura | Producer:  Laura Noxon | Cast: Teresa Hegji, Jo Mei... Read More →
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Myrna the Monster

A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20 something. | 14min, USA | Director: Ian Samuels | Writer: Ian Samuels | Producers: Ki Jin Kim, Giulia Caruso, David Harris, Brendan Kennedy | Cast: Kathleen Hanna
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The Peter Party

Boys will be Boys | 5min, USA | Director: Robert G. Putka | Writer: Robert G. Putka | Producer: Robert G. Putka, Benjamin Measor | Cast: Robert G. Putka, Jason Botsford, David Norris
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Le Pedophile

Nina has lived a traumatizing past since she's a little girl. She attempts to break this vicious circle and take reality back into her own hands. | 13 min, France | Director: Ara Ball | Writer: Ara Ball | Producers: Jean-Philippe Bernier, Estelle Champoux | Cast: Patrick Renaud, Monia Chokri, Valérie Fortin, Kennedy Brodeur


Saturday June 13, 2015 6:15pm - 7:15pm
American Fidelity Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:00pm

Anesthesia
Glenn CloseKristen Stewart and Sam Waterson lead an all star cast in the latest feature from actor-director Tim Blake Nelson. Nelson is a Tulsa native that is receiving the 2015 Oklahoma Film ICON Award from deadCENTER. He was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for his director debut, Eye of God. In Anesthesia, Nelson weaves together several New York stories that collide when a Columbia Professor played by Sam Waterson is mugged on the doorsteps of his apartment building. deadCENTER is thrilled to offer this one time screening which will include a Q&A with director Tim Blake Nelson.  

90 min/NY

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Screenwriter: Tim Blake Nelson
Producer: Julie Buck, Josh Hetzler, Tim Blake Nelson, Christopher Scott, John Molli
Editor: Mako Kamitsuna
Cinematographer: Christina Voros
Executive Producer: Anthony J. Nicholson, Dennis Mykytyn, Houston King, Jonathan Gray
Composer: Jeff Danna
Co-Producer: Jessica Hong
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Sam Waterston, Glenn Close, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol, Michael K.  

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Anesthesia

Glenn Close, Kristen Stewart and Sam Waterson lead an all star cast in the latest feature from actor-director Tim Blake Nelson. Nelson is a Tulsa native that is receiving the 2015 Oklahoma Film ICON Award from deadCENTER. He was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for his director debut, Eye of God. In Anesthesia, Nelson weaves together several New York stories that collide when a Columbia Professor played by Sam Waterson is mugged... Read More →




Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

8:00pm

Okie Not So Short Shorts
Four awesome 20 minute films from homegrown filmmakers.

Program Order
Culpability - 23 min
Unbreachable - 25 min
Funeral School - 20 min
Course of Food - 17 min 

Short Film
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Culpability

Edger, a young photographer who has recently isolated himself, starts being haunted by the images of a white rabbit and a scarecrow. | 25 min, OK | Director: James Austin Kerr | Producers: James Austin Kerr, Sha'ree Green, Wendy A Parker, Vahid Farzaneh, WeerNProduction, Freestyle Marketing and Films | Cast: James Austin Kerr, Presley Mahaffay, Erika Daly, Samantha Radcliffe
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Unbreachable

Unemployment and financial woes have Brent and Kayla on the brink of collapse. An opportunity arises to fix all their problems, but it may cause more harm than good. | 25 min, OK | Director: Ben Hlavaty | Writer: Ben Hlavaty | Producers: Ben Hlavaty, Kim Hennan | Cast: Rett Terrell, Kola Olasiji, Jami Harris
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Course of Food

In "Course of Food" we uncover the story of a sustainable hog rancher in Waynoka, OK, Andy Bowen. Andy, along with his father in law Kim Barker, practice sustainability in ranching and raising animals because they both believe that this is the best way to live. Andy raises free range hogs , along with chickens and cows. The film examines Andy's life and career in this sometimes struggling industry. | 17 min, OK | Director: Christopher Hunt... Read More →
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Funeral School

Funeral School spends a few weeks with students at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)--but not just any students. Rather than pursuing degrees in chemistry, history, sociology, business, or mass communications, Funeral School focuses on students majoring in funeral services. Subsequently, UCO was the first university in the country to offer such a degree. But, more importantly, this short documentary depicts what it's like to study... Read More →


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:15pm

The Overnight
Jason Schwartzman is astoundingly hilarious in this raunchy comedy that also stars Adam Scott from Parks and Recreation and Taylor Shilling fromOrange is the New Black as a couple from Seattle that is lured into the lurid world of a new age couple from Los Angeles.  A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on. If you are offended by sex and nudity, this is not the film for you. Otherwise, come enjoy the funniest film you will see this year. 

80 min/CA

Director/writer: Patrick Brice
Producer: Naomi Scott
Editor: Chris Donlon
Cinematographer: John Guleserian
Executive Producer: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Adam Scott
Cast: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godreche 

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The Overnight

Jason Schwartzman is astoundingly hilarious in this raunchy comedy that also stars Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Taylor Shilling (Orange is the New Black) as a couple from Seattle that is lured into the lurid world of a new age couple from Los Angeles.  A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on. If you are offended by sex and nudity, this is not the film for you. Otherwise, come enjoy... Read More →




Saturday June 13, 2015 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:30pm

By Blood
By Blood chronicles American Indians of African descent as they battle to regain their tribal citizenship. The film explores the impact of this battle, which has manifested into a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people. The film demonstrates both sides of the battle, the shared emotional impact of the issue, and the rising urgency of the debate: a Native American and African American history has been overlooked, and a tribal body feels as though their sovereignty is under siege.
64 min, USA
Directors: Marcos Barbery & Sam Russell
Producer: Marcos Barbery


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By Blood

By Blood chronicles American Indians of African descent as they battle to regain their tribal citizenship. The film explores the impact of this battle, which has manifested into a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people. The film demonstrates both sides of the battle, the shared emotional impact of the issue, and the rising urgency of the debate: a Native American and African American history has... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:00pm

Awards Ceremony
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Meet all of our festival award winners and mingle with our Oklahoma Film ICONS at this casual awards ceremony sponsored by our long time supporters at Devon Energy. Stay to enjoy another FREE outdoor movie from your friends at deadCENTER.

Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00pm - 9:30pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

9:30pm

Being Evel

A generation of Americans grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel - watching him every Saturday on Wide World of Sports and buying his Ideal toys. For producer/subject Johnny Knoxville and so many others, he was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the 70's. But few knew the incredible and often complex aspects of his epic life, which, like his jumps, was sometimes glorious and sometimes disastrous. With an entire genre of sports ascending from his daring inventiveness, now is the time to look at this extreme man and his complicated legacy. Academy Award- winning director Daniel Junge delivers thrills and spills, while also reflecting on what our heroes represent in ourselves.

100min/CA

Director: Daniel Junge 
Writer: Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe
Produced by Johnny Knoxville Jeff Tremaine, Mat Hoffman, Brendan Kiernan Justin Moore-Lewy, Daniel Junge
Executive Producer: Molly Thompson, Susan Werbe, Dirk Hoogstra, George Hamilton, Robert Lewis
Director of Photography: Robert Muratore
Edited by Davis Coombe
Animation by Stefan Nadelman

 

 

 

 



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:30pm - 10:45pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

11:00pm

Closing Night Party
OUTDOOR DANCE PARTY OPEN TO PUBLIC, VIP PARTY IN CRYSTAL BRIDGES FRONT LOBBY FOR PASSHOLDERS ONLY

Local superstar band SquadLive brings the heat on Saturday night as we celebrate Awards Night with a raging dance party outside and a private passholder cocktail party inside the Crystal Bridge South Lobby. Live music and tons of filmmakers are the highlight of this annual bash.  

Saturday June 13, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday June 14, 2015 1:00am
Myriad Garden's Waterstage 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

11:00pm

Awards Night After Party
21 and up. Pass holder only indoors. Open to the public outdoors!

MORE INFO TO COME 

Saturday June 13, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30am
Myriad Botanical Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
 
Sunday, June 14
 

11:30am

The Good, the Bad, & the Somewhere Inbetween Shorts
Yep, we got all those here - you be the judge.

Program Order
Tiger Hood - 7 min
Spear Hunter - 14 min
The Future Perfect - 11 min
El Porvenir - 14 min
I'll Be Home Soon - 15 min
Crooked Candy- 6 min
The Coin - 8 min
Unmappable - 23 min 

Short Film
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Unmappable

Unmappable is a documentary short that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. This meditative portrait will unveil the inner workings of a man whose work is lauded as poetic, artful and innovative - a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally. | 22 min, USA | Directors: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma | Producers: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma
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Crooked Candy

Kinder Surprise eggs are so popular around the world that they're practically a global rite of childhood. Except, that is, in the United States, where they're illegal and considered a choking hazard. This is the story of a man whose appreciation for the little chocolate eggs runs so deep that he's become a Kinder smuggler. | 6 min, USA | Director & Producer: Andrew Rodgers | Cinematographer & Editor: Harvey Robinson | Sound Recording... Read More →
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The Coin

Kathryn Morris (Cold Case) portrays an indignant mother who radiates negativity onto her cherubic young son (Jack Ryan Shepherd). For no apparent reason, she scolds him from the car and into the liquor store, where she orders him to sit and wait on the cold concrete floor. Alas, the boy is saved by the presence of a homeless man, Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future). He utters words of wisdom and hands the kid a "magical quarter…" | 8... Read More →
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Tiger Hood

Patrick Barr, a.k.a. "Tiger Hood," has a passion for golf. What he doesn't have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner of Spring St. and Lafayette, amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. | 7 min | Director: Christopher André Marks | Producers: Josh Swade, Dave Chamberlain, Christopher Marks | Cast: Patrick Q.F. Barr
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Spear Hunter

Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy. | 14min, USA | Director: Adam Roffman, Luke Poling | Producers: Adam Roffman, Luke... Read More →
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The Future Perfect

The Future Perfect is a minimalist time travel story that centers on the relationship between a hired gun, Hardesty, and his boss, Greenwood. As the film unfolds, we come to understand that a major crisis in the future has its origins in a minor moment from the past. The location: a train platform in 1968. The target: A 10 year-old boy who is destined to be patient zero of a horrible virus. The moral dilemma Hardesty faces plays out, somewhere... Read More →
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El Porvenir

El Porvenir is an inside look at the world of Mexican cockfighting, where men and roosters meet at the intersection of life, death, and sport. This short documentary follows Abelardo Olguín Cuevas, a third-generation Mexican cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's traditions in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the country. Cockfighting has been Abelardo's passion since he was five years old. Now, with... Read More →
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I'll Be Home Soon

A young man is suddenly held captive by his own family but it is unclear from whom he is trying to escape. | 15 min, UK | Director: James Everett


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:00pm

By Blood
By Blood chronicles American Indians of African descent as they battle to regain their tribal citizenship. The film explores the impact of this battle, which has manifested into a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people. The film demonstrates both sides of the battle, the shared emotional impact of the issue, and the rising urgency of the debate: a Native American and African American history has been overlooked, and a tribal body feels as though their sovereignty is under siege.
64 min, USA
Directors: Marcos Barbery & Sam Russell
Producer: Marcos Barbery


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By Blood

By Blood chronicles American Indians of African descent as they battle to regain their tribal citizenship. The film explores the impact of this battle, which has manifested into a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people. The film demonstrates both sides of the battle, the shared emotional impact of the issue, and the rising urgency of the debate: a Native American and African American history has... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:15pm

kidsFEST Shorts
FREE SCREENING
Here's your second chance to catch some of our best kid and family friendly short films. 

Program Order
Elevator - 8 min
Lemonade Standoff - 6 min
Confetti - 4 min
Simorgh - 5 min
Daydream - 3 min
A Pirate's Life - 4 min
The Uncanny Adventures of the Fist and Haygirl - 9 min
Warm Wishes - 1 min
Home Cooking - 1 min
Creatures of the Hidden Realm - 1 min
Gone - 7 min
Isabelle's Garden - 9 min 

Short Film
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Confetti

Dave Smith is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. At least that's what he thinks until one fateful morning when he wakes up to find his house full of balloon animals and confetti. Unable to explain their mysterious appearance, he turns to a private investigator, who discovers the truth about his identity. | 4 min, VA | Director: Eli Hall, Elizabeth Cassell, Rico Vigliotti, Tilden Lexa | Writers: Eli Hall, Elizabeth Cassell, Rico Vigliotti... Read More →
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Daydream

Daydream is about a young boy struggling to read. Even though he is trying due to his mental disability, ADHD, he is unable to concentrate and drifts into dream. | 3 min, OK | Director: Lily Smith | Directory of photography: Sam Brown   | Cast: Jonathan Newberry, Rachel Cloos, Amanda Smith/ Evan Amis, Miles King, Lawri Saunders, Sarah Fryer, Abby Miner, Madison Newberry,Rachel... Read More →
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Elevator

The boy is afraid of elevators. But one day, for love, he goes to meet the fear... | 8 min | Director: Asan Djantaliev | Writer: Asan Djantaliev
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Gone

Luke is a boy, no longer a child but not even really a teenager. His life feels dull suddenly, and he no longer wants to play in the same way he used to. When he sees his younger sister play with creative abandon, he feels an emptiness from his lack of imagination. | Luke uses writing as a way to express himself, telling the story of 'Danny' who is suddenly stifled by boredom. 'Danny' searches for inspiration, and decides that he will only... Read More →
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Simorgh

Simorgh is a personal interpretation of The Conference of the Birds. A choreographic piece that incorporates Persian music, calligraphic art and ornament designs to tell the traditional Persian story of life that deals with the fragility of self worth. | It centers around a few birds of different breeds, each representative of a particular human characteristic; ego, greed, avarice, etc. | The birds are seemingly satisfied with their perceptions... Read More →
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Home Cooking

A young girl discovers that her college roommates cooking is very different from mom's home cooking. | 2 min, USA | Director: Elizabeth Herrick | Writer: Elizabeth Herrick | Producer: Elizabeth Herrick | Cast: Elizabeth Herrick, Robert Herrick
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Isabelle's Garden

"Isabelle's Garden" is an uplifting story of a community coming together in reciprocity, through the hopes and dreams of a young Choctaw girl and her garden. Kiowa filmmaker and UCO professor, Jeffrey Palmer, created this film with students from UCO which premiered at Sundance.  | | 9min/OK | Director: Jeffrey Palmer | Co-Director: Youngsun Yun | Producer: Lauren Palmer, Morgan Denny | Cast: Isabelle Cox
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The Uncanny Adventures of the Fist and Haygirl

Two young super hero crime fighters, The Fist and Hay Girl are called upon once again to save the Mayor from the Evil Dr. Vertex.The lord and master of all things, Triangles. Along their way to save the Mayor they have several distractions and obstacles to get past. They only have so much time before Dr. Vertex turns the Mayor into a Triangle. Will they make it in time? | 9 min, USA | Director: Chris Packwood | Writer: Taylor Fitzsimmons... Read More →
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A Pirate's Life

After reading about pirates, a young boy devises a series of steps to become just like the swashbucklers in his book. | 4 min, USA | Director: Isabella Olaguera | Writer: Isabella Olaguera
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Creatures of the Hidden Realm

Creatures of the Hidden Realm is a short paper animation in which fantasy creatures come to life from the imagination of a girl who is desperately trying to write a story. | 2min, USA | Director: Alexia Salingaros | Writer: Alexia Salingaros | Cast: Sophia Salingaros
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Lemonade Standoff

Things quickly turn sour when a brother and sister launch competing lemonade stands right next to each other. | 6 min | Directors: Karson Monger, Ryan Beard, Sam Crowell, Saunder Boyle | Writers: Karson Monger, Ryan Beard, Sam Crowell, Saunder Boyle | Producers: Light House Studio | Cast: Charlie Vavrik, Elena Lazorishak
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Warm Wishes

Three marshmallows come to life, escape from their bags and go on an adventure across the kitchen to jump into a mug of hot chocolate. | 1 min, USA | Director: Isabella Olaguera


Sunday June 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
American Fidelity Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:15pm

SKID
Oklahoma director Ryan Staples Scott returns to deadCENTER with this hilarious airplane comedy. Blissfully unaware that Atlantica flight 1945 is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an unusual female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude. The unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith. Passenger Hank Hazard, who's unusually polite but constant requests-prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline- tests the limits of the crew's customer service. Hank's odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board.

92 min, OK
Director: Ryan "Staples" Scott
Writer: Rene Gutteridge
Producer: Tim Brown, Vicki Brown
Principal Cast: Wil Crown, Torey Byrne, Dustin McKamie, Cindy Hanska, Brett Bower, and Laurie Cummings

Features
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SKID

Blissfully unaware that Atlantica flight 1945 is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an unusual female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude. The unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 12:15pm - 2:15pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

12:30pm

City of Gold

CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s relationship to his beloved and sprawling metropolis, Los Angeles. Gold has long been adored in his hometown for his cultural writing about LA’s hidden culinary treasures; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much passion as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills.

With a stroke of his pen, he’s changed the lives of countless immigrant chefs, newly discovered by voracious foodies who avidly track his reviews. CITY OF GOLD explores the rigor, knowledge, and curiosity that make Gold’s style of criticism nationally recognized. Mapping Los Angeles through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences, Jonathan Gold reveals a complex, paradoxical urban landscape that will surprise newcomers and locals alike.

Featuring celebrity chefs Roy Choi, David Chang, and Ludo Lefebvre, as well as the chefs and owners behind some of Gold’s favorites: Jitlada (Thai), Guelaguetza (Oaxacan), Meals by Genet (Ethiopian), and Chengdu Taste (Sichuan). CITY OF GOLD offers the rare opportunity to discover the true Los Angeles through the eyes of its foremost cultural writer, and most loyal fan.

91min/CA

Director: Laura Gabbert
Executive Producer: Jamie Wolf, Braxton Pope
Producer: Laura Gabbert, Holly Becker
Cinematographer: Jerry Henry, Goro Toshima
Editor: Greg King, Bill Haugse
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Andrea Lewis
Principal Cast: Jonathan Gold

 


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City of Gold

CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s relationship to his beloved and sprawling metropolis, Los Angeles. Gold has long been adored in his hometown for his cultural writing about LA’s hidden culinary treasures; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much passion as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills. With... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

12:30pm

How to Dance in Ohio

A first kiss, a first dance. For kids from all walks of life, these first steps toward intimacy are at once exciting and terrifying. For some teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum, the transition can be nothing less than paralyzing. How to Dance in Ohio is a beautiful, enlightening film that follows a group of teenagers with an array of developmental challenges as they prepare for an iconic event – a spring formal dance. Entertaining, funny and heartbreaking, How to Dance in Ohio challenges us to question and celebrate the path to human connection and to rethink the definition of normal. 

88min/OH

Director: Alexandra Shiva
Executive Producer: Jason Blum
Producer: Bari Pearlman, Alexandra Shiva
Cinematographer: Laela Kilbourn
Editor: Toby Shimin
Assistant Director: Joy E. Reed
Composer: Bryan Senti
 

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How to Dance in Ohio

A first kiss, a first dance. For kids from all walks of life, these first steps toward intimacy are at once exciting and terrifying. For some teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum, the transition can be nothing less than paralyzing. How to Dance in Ohio is a beautiful, enlightening film that follows a group of teenagers with an array of developmental challenges as they prepare for an iconic event – a spring formal... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

1:00pm

deadCENTER's Bricktown Headquarters
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PASSHOLDER SPECIALS

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is official deadCENTER headquarters in Bricktown and a non-stop orgy of great food and music. To keep things rocking, Fuzzy's is hosting live DJ sets all day Saturday and Sunday while serving amazing tacos and superfly drinks inside. There is a special line for deadCENTER passholders. Skip the crowd, grab a Stellarita, and get down in the heart of Bricktown.  

Sunday June 14, 2015 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Fuzzy's Taco Shop 208 Johnny Bench Drive

2:15pm

Okie Shorts
Homegrown just how we like them.

Program Order
Route 66 - 10 min
Confidence - 4 min
Crouching Lion, Hidden Treasure - 6 min
Calls to Okies - 18 min
Adam & Kizzie - Train - 6 min
Ronnie BoDean - 10 min
Chute Fighter - 13 min
Toy Rockets - 8 min
Policy of Truth - 12 min
Lawn Duel - 6 min
Tornado - 3 min
Hoboken Coffee Roasters - 2 min

Short Film
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Confidence

Ashley had a great day of merriment. After settling down to read a blank book a curious man catches her eye. Building up her confidence she decides to approach this man. | 4 min, OK | Director: Daniel Aaron Austin | Writer: Daniel Aaron Austin | Producer: James Russell | Cast: Ashley Jordan Mandanas, James Russell
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Tornado

A girl struggles with a feeling of internal chaos and destruction. | 3 min, OK | Director: Lauren Bumgarner
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Route 66

Route 66 has deteriorated over the years since the inception of the interstate system. The revitalization of the "Mother Road" is integral to the survival of the communities through which the road travels. This documentary investigates the importance of preserving history and how it portends understanding of innovation and change. | 10 min, OK | Director: McKinleigh Lair | Producer: Clifton Raphael | Cast: Michael Wallis, Secretary Gary Ridley... Read More →
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Ronnie BoDean

Ronnie BoDean, a larger-than-live outlaw who must shake off an epic hangover and use his considerable street knowledge to take on his greatest challenge yet- babysitting his jailed neighbor's precocious kids. When Ronnie's out-of-the-frying-pan-and-into-the-fire approach to child rearing lands the kids in the cross hairs of a psychotic thug, it's up to Ronnie to save the day. | 13 min, OK | Director: Steven Paul Judd | Writers: Steven Paul... Read More →
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Lawn Duel

A simple game of "keep your trash off of my lawn" escalates into a western showdown between two suburban men. | 6 min, OK | Director: John Aspinwall | Writer: Kevin Blankenship | Producers: John Aspinwall, Kevin Blankenship | Cast: Morgan Brown, Mike Waugh
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Chute Fighter

A teenage cowgirl takes action to get back the last connection she has with her dead father. | 13 min, OK | Director: Laurel Parmet | Writer: Laurel Parmet | Producers: Natasha Giliberti, Jason Ludman | Cast: Kelsey Anderson, Tyler Goodman, Morgana Shaw
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Calls to Okies

In the early 1980s, before the Jerky Boys brought prank phone calls to a mainstream audience, a group of Oklahoma teenagers were conducting strange backwoods experiments with their landline telephone. These underground prank calls gained infamy, and became known as Park Grubbs, garnering such fans as The Flaming Lips, Daniel Clowes (Ghostworld, Art School Confidential), and Peter Bagge (Hate). Directed by two Okie filmmakers, Bradley Beesley... Read More →
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Hoboken Coffee Roasters

Hoboken Coffee is a coffee shop about 30 minutes from where I live and I've wanted to shoot a video there since the first time I visited. The owners are cool, they roast some wonderful coffee, and they've got a great thing going up in Guthrie. It's a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. | 2 min, OK | Director: Tanner Herriott | Writer: Tanner Herriott | Producer: Tanner Herriott | Cast: Try Woods
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Toy Rockets

When a little girl's rocket fails at lift off, an unexpected turn of events keep her dream alive. | 8 min, OK | Directors: Allyson Holland, Ladan Ghannadpor | Writer: Jonathan Cox | Producer: William Marshall Web | Cast: Laura Galt, Campbell Snavely, Dew Nappattaloong, Matt Piland
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Adam & Kizzie - Train

A musical dance video featuring four versions of the artists, Adam & Kizzie. The video showcases the essence of Adam & Kizzie who are essentially a "two-man" band: all instruments played by Adam; all voices sung by Kizzie. | 6 min, OK | Director: Brandon Johnson | Writers: Brandon Johnson, Kimila Ledbetter, Adam Ledbetter | Producer: Brandon Johnson | Cast: Adam & Kizzie
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Crouching Lion Hidden Treasure

A magical journey of a princess’s quest to a fantastic somewhere. A lion, a ninja, and a treasure sought after - will she find what she seeks and be happy ever laughter? | 6 min, OK | Director: Kyle Roberts
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Policy of Truth

All Dwight wants to do is take his father, Walter, out to breakfast. But as Walter's illness becomes clearer during one eventful morning, Dwight realizes their relationship can never be the same again. | 12 min, OK | Director: Nick Demos | Writers: Doug Bost, Cait Brennan | Producers: Gio Messale, Nick Demos, Francine Bizar | Cast: Stephen Kunken, Nick Wyman


Sunday June 14, 2015 2:15pm - 4:15pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

2:30pm

Deep Impact Shorts
Whether it's emotional or physical these shorts will take their characters on a journey into the unknown.

Program Order
Marathon - 13 min
Kitty - 6 min
Code Oakland - 21 min
Velvet Not Velveteen - 7 min
Boxeadora - 15 min
Melville - 15 min
The Other Side - 20 min

Short Film
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Boxeadora

One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dream of Olympic glory. Boxeadora tells the story of her harrowing journey against insurmountable odds to become Cuba’s first female boxer | 15 min, USA | Director: Meg Smaker | Producer: Meg Smaker
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Kitty

Tensions rise on a young couple's sightseeing tour as they discuss the cat sitter they've hired for the weekend. Yoshiko and Fukuo Ogawa star in this patient, funny Japanese-language short drama elegantly set in the American Southwest. Written and directed IFP's 2014 Arizona Filmmakers of the year, Stephanie Lucas and Josh Kasselman. | 6 min, USA | Director: John Kasselman | Writer: John Kasselman
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Marathon

A young woman searches for someone from her past but suddenly learns she may not be ready to find what she's looking for. | 13 min, USA | Director: Lauren Smitelli | Writer: Lauren Smitelli | Producers: Aaron Schnobrich, Dave Futernick | Cast: Elaine Carroll, Lauren Lapkus
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Melville

Marcus is dealing with some serious shit. | 15 min, USA | Director: James M. Johnston | Writer: James M. Johnston | Producers: Derek Brown, Red Sanders | Cast: Rodney Lucas, Big Cliff Watkins, Ammie Leonards, Phyllis Cicero
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Code Oakland

This film examines the evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs who are determined to not leave youth of color on the sidelines as Silicon Valley spreads across the Bay and into the home of the second largest black community in California. Kalimah Priforce, who at age 8, organized a hunger strike to get books for his group home, and Kimberly Bryant, a successful electrical engineer turned founder of Black Girls Code, are... Read More →
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The Other Side

Work is hard, love is tough, and bullets are cheap. At a perilous crossroads in their relationship, Kate and Abby find themselves embroiled in a botched burial job in the desert. Pitted against each other, a bloodthirsty gang of meth-heads, and bodies that just won't stay dead, our lovers must face the ultimate trial to prove themselves worthy in the face of imminent danger, death...and chicken. | 20 min, USA | Director: Scott Brown | Writer... Read More →
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Velvet Not Velveteen

Judi Sorrento is a troubled young woman who has difficulty communicating to the outside world. He mother Jackie is at her wits end and taking measures to get on with her life. An accidental meeting with a musician chasing his dreams changes the course of their lives. | 7 min, USA | Director: Shane Smith | Writer: Shane Smith | Producers: John Aspinwall, Nathan Raglin | Cast: Jessi Kyle, Cindy Hanska, Kendon Lacy


Sunday June 14, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
American Fidelity Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

2:45pm

Lone Man's Land
University of Oklahoma graduate Ezra Gentle brings his first feature documentary to deadCENTER along with co-director Sheila Bright, a long time Oklahoma journalist and storyteller.  The films tells the plight of a family in the Oklahoma Panhandle fighting to maintain what generations of ranchers built on the fringes of the west as the government seeks to increase lease prices to help fund education. 

65 min, OK 

Directors:
 Ezra Gentle; Sheilah Bright
Writer: Sheilah Bright
Producer: Ezra Gentle
Cast: Bob Apple, Jane Apple

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Lone Man's Land

Cowboys in the Oklahoma Panhandle fight to maintain what generations of ranchers built on the fringes of the west. Kenton ranchers battle soaring land prices driven high by a state government seeking more education funding. | 65 min  | Directors: Ezra Gentle; Sheilah Bright | Writer: Sheilah Bright | Producer: Ezra Gentle | Cast: Bob Apple, Jane Apple



Sunday June 14, 2015 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

3:00pm

Harry & Avis
Set in the breathtaking expanses of Scotland’s countryside & Edinburgh proper, Harry & Avis is a romantic comedy following two eccentric lovers who take a camping trip to Loch Lomond National Park. This spontaneous camping trip is meant to invigorate the couple’s relationship, but Harry’s neurotic existential ponderings interfere. As Harry finds himself contemplating life’s perplexing questions, Avis tries her best to remind him the importance of care-free spontaneity. Just as the two begin to find a middle ground, they find themselves in the midst of a mystery
76 min, OK
Director: Nathan Hollis
Producer: Susanna Green, Nathan Hollis
Writer: Nathan Hollis
Cast: Margot Mount, Nathan Hollis, Colin Healy

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Harry & Avis

Set in the breathtaking expanses of Scotland’s countryside & Edinburgh proper, Harry & Avis is a romantic comedy following two eccentric lovers who take a camping trip to Loch Lomond National Park. This spontaneous camping trip is meant to invigorate the couple’s relationship, but Harry’s neurotic existential ponderings interfere. As Harry finds himself contemplating life’s perplexing questions, Avis tries her best... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

3:00pm

The Veil: A Work in Progress

The final Special Event Screening is The Veil  - A Work in Progress. deadCENTER Prize winner and Oklahoma native Brent Ryan Green has been igniting the film festival circuit for years with award winning shorts filmed on location across the globe. From his Tokyo based Paper Flowers to his South African filmed drama Half Good Killer, Green has taken on harsh settings and intense topics to explore ideas of faith on film. 

Green returned home to Oklahoma to direct his first feature, the sci-fi adventure The Veil. And, while the film is not quite complete, Green has agreed to screen a “Work in Progress” version of the film to celebrate our fifteenth anniversary. The one time screening will take place on Sunday, June 14, at 3:00pm at the Museum of Art. Green will be on hand to present the film, discuss his process of filming in Oklahoma and explore the challenges of bringing such an ambitious science fiction project to the big screen. 

The Veil
In a war-torn land where tribal factions are constantly at war and human life bears no value, a fierce warrior struggles to release himself from a violent existence and join the princess of a sacred tribe in creating a new world together. The Veil stars William Levy (“Dancing with the Stars, Addicted), William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Royals), and Serinda Swan (Graceland, TRON: Legacy). 

Director: Brent Ryan Green
Writer: Jeff Goldberg
Producer: Brent Ryan Green & Jeff Goldberg 
Cast: William Levy, William Moseley, Serinda Swan



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The Veil

In a war-torn land where tribal factions are constantly at war and human life bears no value, a fierce warrior struggles to release himself from a violent existence and join the princess of a sacred tribe in creating a new world together. The Veil stars William Levy (“Dancing with the Stars, Addicted), William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Royals), and Serinda Swan (Graceland, TRON: Legacy).



Sunday June 14, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

3:15pm

The Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford Prison Experiment is a scorching drama that plays like a thriller as the true story of Stanford students random chosen for a prison experiment turn into sadistic guards, shaming the students selected to play inmates. The experiment got so out of control, it was stopped after 6 days. The film stars Oscar nominee Bill Crudup, who last filmed in Oklahoma on the film Rudderless, and a boatload of up and coming Hollywood actors led by Moises Arias, who starred in The Kings of Summer at deadCENTER 2013. 

122 min/CA

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarex
Screenwriter: Tim Talbott
Executive Producer: Brian Geraghty, Bob Leary, Katie Leary
Producer: Brent Emery, Karen Lauder, Lizzie Friedman, Greg Little, Lauren Bratman
Co-Producer: Rachel Lauder
Cinematogrpaher: Jas Shelton
Editor: Frenando Collins
Composer: Andrew Hewitt
Cast: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby
 

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

Based on a true story, the thrilling The Stanford Prison Experiment follows the events of Stanford students randomly selected to participate in a prison experiment. This scorching drama chronicles the 6-day experiment as the students who play the guards shame the students chosen as inmates.  | The film stars Tony nominee Billy Crudup, who most recently stared in Rudderless, which film on location in Oklahoma as well as Moises... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:00pm

Horror Shorts
Think you're fearless? Try sleeping with lights off after these seven creepy films.

Program Order
Son - 14 min
The Samaritans - 13 min
Pervert - 18 min
Daddy's Little Girl - 5 min
Mattresside - 18 min
The End - 18 min
The Listing - 9 min 

Short Film
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Mattresside

Sue (Rose McIver) runs a used mattress store owned by her ailing mother. When Sue’s successful sister Angelica (Jennifer Morrison) informs her that she moving out of their shared apartment and in with her new boyfriend, Sue gives her the gift of a mattress - one with a frightening surprise inside. Both comically outrageous and emotionally charged, “Mattresside” is a about abandonment, and the lengths one will go to secure the... Read More →
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Pervert

A lonely innkeeper lets his predatory streak bloom when an unaccompanied young lady shows up looking for a room for the night. | 18 min, USA | Director: Michael Roberson | Writer: Michael Roberson | Producers: Michael Roberson, Deja Bernhardt | Cast: Hal Schneider, Mindy Rast-Keenan
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Son

A sheltered kid cons his way into a sick day. Left alone for the first time, he stumbles upon a sinister family secret. | 14 min, USA | Director: Judd Myers | Writers: Judd Myers, Cole Hill | Producers: Nicole Marxen-Myers, Bryce Richardson, Judd Myers | Cast: Joey Morris, Susana Gibb
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The End

The young Lia, married to a banker that she no longer loves, sees its existence toggle in the wake of an unprecedented crisis. Outside reign chaos, the money has more courses, food is scarce. | Brutally burst into their homes, a band of thugs determined to survive is going to turn their lives in the course of a brief but wild behind closed doors. | Is Lia ready for the Nature should resume its rights? | 18 min, France... Read More →
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Daddy's Little Girl

A precocious young girl uses her self-taught science knowledge to take control and finally tackle the problem of her abusive father head on. | | 5 min, TN | Director: Chad McClarnon | Producer and Writer: Trey McClarnon | Cast: Robin-August Fritsch, Michael Kitts, Sulivan Street
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The Listing

A beautiful two-story starter home in a quaint little neighborhood. Spacious, well built, and a real bargain price! One little thing we should mention: all former occupants have never left alive. | 9 min, USA | Director: Luke Jaden
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The Samaritans

A salesman faces the most difficult negotiation of his life. | 13 min, USA | Director: John Bryant | Writer: John Bryant | Producers: Zane Rutledge, Curtis Pollock, Mark Reeb, John Bryant | Cast: Mark Reeb, Heather Kafka, Bill Wise


Sunday June 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:00pm

Happy Hour- In the Raw
It's gonna be hot! Stop by Bricktown's favorite sushi joint for awesome drink specials for all deadCENTER Passholders. All are welcome. Passholder's get special deals! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PASSHOLDER SPECIALS

Sunday June 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
In the Raw 200 Oklahoma Ave #130

5:00pm

Stella Artois Happy Hour at Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Don't let hunger get the best of you. Hit up Fuzzy's for some sustenance before checking a few more films off your must-see list. Special deals for passholders, but everyone is welcome!

Sunday June 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fuzzy's Taco Shop 208 Johnny Bench Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:15pm

Okie Not So Short Shorts
Four awesome 20 minute films from homegrown filmmakers.

Program Order
Culpability - 23 min
Unbreachable - 25 min
Funeral School - 20 min
Course of Food - 17 min 

Short Film
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Culpability

Edger, a young photographer who has recently isolated himself, starts being haunted by the images of a white rabbit and a scarecrow. | 25 min, OK | Director: James Austin Kerr | Producers: James Austin Kerr, Sha'ree Green, Wendy A Parker, Vahid Farzaneh, WeerNProduction, Freestyle Marketing and Films | Cast: James Austin Kerr, Presley Mahaffay, Erika Daly, Samantha Radcliffe
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Unbreachable

Unemployment and financial woes have Brent and Kayla on the brink of collapse. An opportunity arises to fix all their problems, but it may cause more harm than good. | 25 min, OK | Director: Ben Hlavaty | Writer: Ben Hlavaty | Producers: Ben Hlavaty, Kim Hennan | Cast: Rett Terrell, Kola Olasiji, Jami Harris
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Course of Food

In "Course of Food" we uncover the story of a sustainable hog rancher in Waynoka, OK, Andy Bowen. Andy, along with his father in law Kim Barker, practice sustainability in ranching and raising animals because they both believe that this is the best way to live. Andy raises free range hogs , along with chickens and cows. The film examines Andy's life and career in this sometimes struggling industry. | 17 min, OK | Director: Christopher Hunt... Read More →
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Funeral School

Funeral School spends a few weeks with students at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)--but not just any students. Rather than pursuing degrees in chemistry, history, sociology, business, or mass communications, Funeral School focuses on students majoring in funeral services. Subsequently, UCO was the first university in the country to offer such a degree. But, more importantly, this short documentary depicts what it's like to study... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 5:15pm - 7:15pm
American Fidelity Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:30pm

Uncle John
Dutch, a small town bully turned born again Christian, has gone missing. John, a loved member of the community, is not a suspect, but has everything to do with it. Rumors about Dutch’s fate are hot topics around town. Dutch’s younger brother, Danny, who shares the family’s bad rap, has his own theory about the mystery and it centers on John. Meanwhile, John’s nephew, Ben, leads a life replete with snarky jokes and gourmet coffee as a Chicago graphic designer. His confused and budding relationship with his coworker, Kate, leads them on an impromptu trip north to see the town he grew up in. They arrive just as John struggles to navigate the increasing threats from Danny’s suspicions.
114 min, USA 
Directer: Steven Piet
Writer: Erik Crary, Steven Piet
Producers: Erik Crary Executive Producer: Gary Jesdanun
Cast: John Ashton, Alex Moffat, Jenna Lyng, Ronnie Gene Blevins

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Uncle John

Dutch, a small town bully turned born again Christian, has gone missing. John, a loved member of the community, is not a suspect, but has everything to do with it. Rumors about Dutch’s fate are hot topics around town. Dutch’s younger brother, Danny, who shares the family’s bad rap, has his own theory about the mystery and it centers on John. Meanwhile, John’s nephew, Ben, leads a life replete with snarky jokes and... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

5:45pm

The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers
A songwriter from Oklahoma, Beau Jennings spent the last few years writing songs about his boyhood hero and 'Oklahoma's favorite son' Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie star. As songs accumulated, Beau realized the need to further explore the source of his inspiration, and a plan was hatched to travel the U.S. retracing Will Rogers' footsteps, performing songs about Will at locations where significant events in his life took place. Beau decided that the performances should be filmed for the creation of a feature-length documentary film and accompanying album with the working title The Verdigris - a reference to the river that runs through Will's hometown of Oologah, OK and through Beau's hometown of Inola, OK.
61 min, OK 
Director: Beau Jennings
Writer: Beau Jennings
Producer: Eric Steele and Adam Donaghey
Cast: Beau Jennings

Screens with short film: 

I Like JD

Why did Lorna Dixon travel more than 4,000 miles to see JD McPherson? That’s the question “I LIKE JD” aims to answer. The mini-doc follows the 26-year-old music enthusiast as she  takes two trains, three planes and a cab ride to get from Corby, England, to Guthrie, Oklahoma just to see Broken Arrow’s JD McPherson perform live.

4 min/OK

Producer: Nathan Poppe
Cinematographer/Editor: Travis Tindell
Sound recordist: Michael Clardy
Art director: Kalyn Barnoski
 

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The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers

A songwriter from Oklahoma, Beau Jennings spent the last few years writing songs about his boyhood hero and 'Oklahoma's favorite son' Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie star. As songs accumulated, Beau realized the need to further explore the source of his inspiration, and a plan was hatched to travel the U.S. retracing Will Rogers' footsteps, performing songs about Will at... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 5:45pm - 7:45pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

6:00pm

Welcome to Happiness

deadCENTER favorite Nick Offerman brings his fouth feature to town with the metaphysical dramedy Welcome to Happiness. A children's book author is the gatekeeper to a mysterious door in his closet that only allows certain people to enter. When he learns where the door leads, his life is forever changed.

100 min, US

Director: Oliver Thompson
Writer: Oliver Thompson
Producers: Bay Dariz, Kyle Gallner, Molly C. Quinn, Oliver Thompson 
Cast: Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby, Nick Offerman, Keegan-Michael Key, Brendan Sexton III, Josh Brener, Molly C. Quinn, Paget Brewster, Frances Conroy


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Welcome to Happiness

deadCENTER favorite Nick Offerman brings his fourth feature to town with the metaphysical drama Welcome to Happiness. A children's book author is the gatekeeper to a mysterious door in his closet that only allows certain people to enter. When he learns where the door leads, his life is forever changed. | | 100 min, US | Director: Oliver Thompson | Writer: Oliver Thompson | Producers: Bay Dariz, Kyle Gallner, Molly C. Quinn, Oliver... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Inasmuch Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

7:45pm

Not So Short Shorts
Beautifully intense short films from around the globe. 

Program Order
LUCID - 18 min
This Way Up - 28 min
NOMANSLAND - 35 min 

Short Film
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LUCID

Karen's nightmares always pick up where they left off the night before, and it's affecting her marriage. She wants to control her dreams, but she's not the one creating them. | | 18 min  | Director: Kevin K. Shah | Writers: Marion Kerr, Kevin K. Shah | Producer: Kevin K. Shah | Cast: Marion Kerr, Ross Marquand
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NOMANSLAND

In contemporary Copenhagen’s cruisy underground, handsome Christian struggles to pick up the pieces of his shattered life after the untimely death of his ex-lover, whose family blames Christian for keeping secrets not of his making. NOMANSLAND is a gritty, beautifully acted and emotionally powerful drama about grief, the persistence of love, and the price of authenticity. | | 35 min  | Director: Karsten Geisnaes | Writer: Flemming... Read More →
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This Way Up

A homeless man living in the storm drains beneath the Las Vegas strip must create a fake life to keep the truth hidden from his daughter. | 28 min, USA | Director: Jeremy Cloe | Writers: Jeremy Cloe, Mike Langer | Producer: Mike Langer | Cast: Charley Rossman, Masam Holden, Anna Lieberman


Sunday June 14, 2015 7:45pm - 9:45pm
FerrellOil Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

8:15pm

Mekko

Mekko paints the portrait of a homeless Native American parolee in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As he struggles to find his way in the outside world after two decades behind bars, the titular Mekko discovers a chaotic yet occasionally profound and beautiful community of impoverished natives which now includes Bunnie, one of his old carousing buddies from his wilder youth.

Though Mekko finds some peace in this society that exists on the fringes of our modern world, he also uncovers a darkness that threatens to destroy it from within. After a tragic series of events, Mekko dedicates himself to a quest for revenge which he believes will cleanse the sickness from this collective of marginalized individuals and perhaps atone for the sins that landed him in jail so many years ago.

84 min/OK

Director/writer: Sterlin Harjo
Producer: Jasper  Zweibel, Chad Burris
Editor: Blackhorse Lowe
Cast: Rod Rondeaux, Zahn McClaron, Wotko Long, Sarah Podemski
 

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Mekko

Mekko paints the portrait of a homeless Native American parolee in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As he struggles to find his way in the outside world after two decades behind bars, the titular Mekko discovers a chaotic yet occasionally profound and beautiful community of impoverished natives which now includes Bunnie, one of his old carousing buddies from his wilder youth. Though Mekko finds some peace in this society that exists on the fringes of our... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Williams Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

9:30pm

Out to Win

Out to Win is a documentary film from award-winning Sundance alumni Malcolm Ingram that serves as an overview and examination of lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. Chronicling the present, framed within a historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT community and their true selves. This film is told through the voices of pioneers including Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, John Amaechi, Billy Bean, Jason Collins, and Brittney Griner.

99 min/USA, Canada 

Director: Malcolm Ingram
Producers: Malcolm Ingram Nhaelan McMillan Matt Thomas
Executive Producers: Harvey Cohen Nhaelan McMillan Michael A. Petryshyn
Associate Producer: Doug Langway
Consulting Producer: Cyd Zeigler
Editor: Sean Stanley
Director of Photography: Andrew MacDonald
Cast: David Kopay, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, John Amaechi, Billy Bean, Wade Davis, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Charline Labonté, Conner Mertens, Chandler Whitney

 


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Out to Win

Out to Win is a documentary film from award-winning Sundance alumni Malcolm Ingram that serves as an overview and examination of lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. Chronicling the present, framed within a historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
The Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens 301 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

11:00pm

Closing Night After Party- Flint
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Say adieu to friends old and new at the very last party of deadCENTER 2015. Flint's patio is across the street from our closing night film and a perfect place to raise a toast to the wonderful filmmakers that make our festival so awesome.  

Sunday June 14, 2015 11:00pm - Monday June 15, 2015 1:00am
TBA