deadCENTER Film Festival

at Downtown Oklahoma City
 
 

MovieMaker magazine has referred to it as one of the 20 "Coolest" festivals in the world. It's the deadCENTER Film Festival, which is the largest of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. The name refers to the festival's geographic location; Oklahoma City, and downtown OKC in particular, is known as the "dead center" of the United States. Over the festival's 15-year tenure, thousands of films have been screened, from slasher movies and heavy dramas to slapstick comedies and thought-provoking documentaries. All types of filmmakers are involved, including fresh-faced film students and the likes of Spike Jonze, who opened deadCENTER in 2010. All-access passes are available for $150, or individual tickets can be purchased for specific films 20 minutes prior to screening. deadCENTER is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that's made possible each year by the generous donations of supporters of the independent arts in Oklahoma.

 

 

Thursday, June 9

5:00 PM — Opening Night Party at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
6:00 PM — “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (narrative feature) at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
6:30 PM — Comedy Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
7:00 PM — “Two Trains Runnin’” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
9:15 PM — Rated “R” for Ridiculously Awesome Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
9:45 PM — “Electric Nostalgia” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
10:30 PM — Opening Night After Party at Fassler Hall

 

Friday, June 10

5:30 PM — “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” (documentary feature) at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
6:00 PM — Okie Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
6:30 PM — Love, Sex, and Death Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
6:45 PM — “Black Mountain Poets” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
7:00 PM — “Miss Stevens” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
8:00 PM — “District Up!” (documentary feature) at District House
8:00 PM — “The Land” (narrative feature) at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
8:45 PM — “Great Plains” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
9:15 PM — Freak Fest Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
9:30 PM — **special free screening** of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” at Myriad Botanical Gardens

 

Saturday, June 11

10:00 AM — **free** kidFest at Myriad Botanical Gardens
11:00 AM — Not So Short Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
11:15 AM — “Life, Animated” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
11:30 AM — “An Act of Love” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
11:45 AM — Rebels & Rejects Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
12:00 PM — “Command and Control” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
1:45 PM — Game Changers Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
2:00 PM — “Unlocking the Cage” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
2:15 PM — “Electric Nostalgia” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
2:30 PM — The Ties That Bind Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
2:45 PM — “The Legend of Swee’ Pea” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
4:30 PM — Comedy Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
4:45 PM — “Two Trains Runnin’” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
5:00 PM — “Black Mountain Poets” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
5:15 PM — Strange Encounters Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
5:30 PM — “Tower” (documentary feature) at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
5:30 PM — “Heartland” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
7:15 PM — Freak Fest Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
7:30 PM — “O’ Brother!” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
8:00 PM — “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (narrative feature) at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
8:00  PM — Rated “R” for Ridiculously Awesome Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
8:15 PM — “The Master Cleanse” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
9:00 PM — deadCENTER Awards Ceremony at Myriad Botanical Gardens
9:30 PM — **special free screening** of “A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story” at Myriad Botanical Gardens

 

Sunday, June 12

12:00 PM — The Ties That Bind Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
12:15 PM — “Unlocking the Cage” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
12:45 PM — **free** kidsFest Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
1:00 PM — “Life, Animated” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
2:45 PM — Strange Encounters Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
3:00 PM — “The Legend of Swee’ Pea” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
3:15 PM — “An Act of Love” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
3:30 PM — Not So Short Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
3:45 PM — “Heartland” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
4:00 PM — “A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story” at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
5:30 PM — Okie Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
5:45 PM — “Miss Stevens” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
6:00 PM — “Tower” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
6:15 PM — Love, Sex, and Death Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
6:30 PM — “Great Plains” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
6:45 PM — “Command and Control” (documentary feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
8:15 PM — Rebels & Rejects Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
8:30 PM — “O’ Brother!” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
8:45 PM — Game Changers Shorts at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
9:15 PM — “The Land” (narrative feature) at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
11:00 PM — Closing Night After Party at Mojo’s Blues Club

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