Today’s featured event:
See “Marley,” the definitive documentary about reggae legend Bob Marley, which will kick off the 2012 deadCENTER Film Festival with a free outdoor screening at 8:30 tonight at the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, 725 S Lincoln Blvd. on the Oklahoma River.
Directed by Academy Award winner Kevin MacDonald, “Marley” explores the amazing music and career of the man that introduced reggae music to the world.
“Marley” is one of more than 100 films from around the world and all over Oklahoma that will be featured at this year’s festival, according to a news release.
From Sundance favorites “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” and “The Queen of Versailles” to celebrity hosted screenings from James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Chris Kattan to Oklahoma=made films from Bartlesville, Shawnee, Vici, Pauls Valley and Edmond, deadCENTER 2012 offers a diverse selection of films for all moviegoers.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will serve as the official headquarters for the festival and will screen films throughout the festival, with several screening locations throughout the downtown area. Harkins Bricktown Theaters will host several feature films, and IAO Gallery on historic Film Row will feature the popular short film programs. The recently renovated Myriad Gardens Grand Lawn will host the festival’s second outdoor screening on Saturday, June 10. The Downtown Library will host a Free Kids Fest on Saturday morning and a Sundance human rights film, “Granito” on Saturday afternoon.
Academy Award winner Gray Frederickson will be honored with the Oklahoma Film ICON award on opening night Thursday at the OKCMOA. Gray produced “The Godfather: Part II,” “The Outsiders,” and “Apocalypse Now” before returning to Oklahoma to start the film program at Oklahoma City Community College and open Graymark Productions. Gray is executive producer on two films at this year’s festival, “The Grand Energy Transition” about Robert Hefner and “Just Crazy Enough” a comedy starring Chris Kattan as twins.
For more information, go to www.deadcenterfilm.org.
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