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.
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.
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
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.
We’ll be bringing you exclusive video throughout the festival and below is our first installment – an interview with the Director and Producer of Talihina Sky. Stephen Mitchell and Casey McGrath talked with our own Katie Kurtz about the great film that seemingly half of OKC showed up for last night. Enjoy.
Last night we had our kick-off party, featuring an outdoor screening of The Kings of Leon documentary, Talihina Sky. It went well. Like really, really well (maybe a little TOO well for some of us). All of us on the staff of deadCENTER are thrilled when we see pictures like the one posted by twitter user @toddscottballje:
We’re not sure yet how many people showed up, but are pretty confident it was more than last year. But it really wasn’t the numbers that bowled us over – it was the energy the audience had. You guys rock.
So from all the staff – thanks to all you audience members and our volunteers for coming out and making our first night awesome. Stick around for the next few days – we’ve got a lot planned. You can plan the rest of your festival here.
UPDATE: George Lang has a good write-up on last night’s festivities here.
In the run up to this year’s festival, we’ve had some great press around the country from all sorts of cool publications and sources. But one of the most fun things we’ve been featured in are the comic-strip style ads for BodyTrends, “The Housewives of the 405.” Created by friend of the festival Brian Winkeler, the story has been following one of the Housewives, Rebecca, as she prepares for her film’s debut at deadCENTER. Despite being a completely fictional film, we really want to see “Fatal Femme.”
The exciting conclusion ran today in the Oklahoma Gazette, and is set at what’s sure to be the best place to be tonight. Check out the first part below and then head over to The Housewives’ homepage to see the exciting conclusion.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
One feature composed of 10 short films celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, asking what is the revolution today and what it means to the young minds of Mexico.
WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT:
It’s a powerful, moving work of art by noteworthy names like Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.
WHAT ARE THEY ABOUT?
Bringing the funny
WHY SHOULD I WATCH THEM?
Coen-esque craziness… Tarantino-rific tirades… Brandon Walsh’s coolest girlfriend all grown up… Matthew Alvin Brown’s shoes… the list goes on and on…