PressPausePlay – The Panel

June 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Following a screening of the film PRESSPAUSEPLAY at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, we sat down with three deadCENTER Filmmakers (Gregory Bayne, Darren Hoffman, and Fritz Kierch) to discuss the issues raised in the film. Moderator: Ryan Jewell

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For those of you who missed the first screening of the documentary PRESSPAUSEPLAY, you also missed a discussion with three deadCENTER Filmmakers (Gregory Bayne of JENS PULVER: DRIVEN, Darren Hoffman of TRADITION IS A TEMPLE, and Fritz Kiersch of FIRST AND FEMALE) discussing the issues raised in the film. But fear not! our crack team of videographers were on hand to record the entire discussion, and you can watch it on YouTube right here! Or if you prefer to listen on the go, we also have it available in podcast form. Subscribe on iTunes today and automatically get new content as it comes!
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deadCENTER on YouTube!

Video Producer Tanner Herriott, reporter Katie Kurtz and a team of volunteer photogs were on hand at nearly every deadCENTER event this year, and did a fantastic job of covering it on video.  Check out this playlist of their dispatches, and look for more in the coming days.



Today’s Schedule Has Some Changes

To try and maximize the opportunity for everyone to see our award winning films, we have made some adjustments to today’s schedule for Harkins. If you’ve been using our online film scheduler, we’ve already updated it so these changes are reflected there. If you prefer to look at dead trees when planning your day, we will have these printed out at all the venue box offices as well.

5:00pm – Harkins Screen 1 – S&M Lawn Care

5:30pm – Harkins Screen 2 – Fordson

7:00pm – Harkins Screen 1 – The Dead Inside

7:00pm – Harkins Screen 2 – Revolucion

9:00pm – Harkins Screen 2 – Trollhunter

The rest of today’s schedule is here. If you’re using our iphone app, you’ll have to press “sync” to get the updated schedule on your phone.

deadCENTER 2010 closing night; photo by Rex Barrett

Here are your 2011 deadCENTER Award Winners

Grand Jury – Feature Narrative: Paradise Recovered
Sponsored by Devon Energy

Grand Jury – Documentary Feature: Elevate
Sponsored by Kirkpatrick Foundation

Best Narrative Short: Pillow
Sponsored by Stella Artois

Best Documentary Short: First & Female
Sponsored by Chesapeake Energy

Special Jury Prize: Fordson
Sponsored by Cardinal Engineering

Best Oklahoma Film: Little Town of Bethlehem
Sponsored by Oklahoma Film & Music Office

Best Student Film: Chill Pill
Sponsored by Chuck Ferrell

Best Short Screenplay: Twelve Days
Sponsored by Chip & Shannon Fudge

A big thanks to our panel of judges:
Nick Casevettes
Sterlin Harjo
Lynette Meyer
Brad Beasley
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Oklahoma Film and Music Office

2011 deadCENTER Awards and Closing Night Film

Be sure to make it out to the lawn at 3rd & EK Gaylord tonight for our Awards Ceremony and fantastic closing night film, Elevate. The awards start at 9pm, with the film to follow at 9:30.

After the film, head up to 9th and Broadway for the always excellent Closing Night Party.

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deadCENTER 2010 closing night; photo by Rex Barrett

See a video recap of the Opening Night Party

The latest in our ongoing series of video dispatches it up and it features some great interviews with visiting and local filmmakers as they taken in the fun (if a little windy) Opening Night Party. Watch our deadCENTER video crew talking to people on the roof of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art last night below.

(photo from twitter user @jenlinm

Whew. Thursday was great. Time to take on Friday.

Thanks to everyone who came out last night – there was awesome turnout for all our screenings, and, of course, the rooftop party at the museum.

(photo from twitter user @jenlinmcclin )

Today kicks off with the Filmmaker Coffee at 11, followed by PressPausePlay at 2, both at the museum. And don’t forget the Friday Night Frolic tonight at 9pm! You can check out the full schedule here.

Have fun, everyone.


deadCENTER in 60 seconds

Take a look at one of the bumpers that plays before each screening.  Consider it a trailer of trailers.

music: “At Brillig” by The Non

We Have Limos For All Your Venue-to-Venue Transportation Needs

That’s right, folks, we have FREE limos provided by King’s Limousine that will transport you in super-style between all our screening venues. They’ll be running the same route between the venues all weekend, so no matter what screening you’re at and what venue you need to get to, there will be someone along to get you where you need to go.


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