deadCenter Film Festival has announced the addition of two high profile films to the 2019 festival line-up: Yesterday, a rock-n-roll comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle; and, Growing Up George, an animated short film about Thunder NBA All-Star Paul George. Yesterday will screen as the official Closing Night Film on Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m., at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas. Growing Up George will screen for free before the music documentary Bluebird on Saturday, June 8, at 9 p.m., outdoors at the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn.
Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He's about to become a very big deal. From Danny Boyle, the Academy Award®-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, and 28 Days Later; and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.
Featuring new versions of The Beatles most beloved hits, Yesterday stars Himesh Patel from BBC’s Eastenders, Lily James from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Emmy winner Kate McKinnon from Saturday Night Live.
Growing Up George is the latest offering from OKC Thunder Films, working in conjunction with Deep Sky Productions of Portland, OR and inspired by the artwork of Thunder global super fan Nanae Yamano of Japan. OKC Thunder Films has produced several projects, including The Kiwi Way, Si Señor!, and Mr. Thunder about Thunder player Nick Collison, which made its debut at the 2018 deadCenter Film Festival.
Growing Up George focuses on Thunder forward Paul George’s major influences that made him the player and person he is today. Specifically, it centers on his older sister Teiosha and his mother Paulette. It’s a story of family love and bonding, female empowerment, dedication to one’s craft and recovering from adversity.