deadCENTER Film Festival

DeadCenter Film Festival
12:14 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Oklahoma Musician Goes on Journey to Find "Oklahoma's Favorite Son" Will Rogers

Credit Matt Goad

The 15th annual deadCENTER Film Festival kicked off yesterday and lasts through Sunday. One film making its world premiere at deadCENTER.

That’s the sound from the cabin of an airplane descending into Barrow, Alaska. On board are two Oklahoma filmmakers—Beau Jennings and Bradley Beesley—heading to shoot footage for a documentary that retraces the footsteps of “Oklahoma's Favorite Son” Will Rogers.

Two Oklahomans, that is, flying into Alaska to shoot a scene on the fateful 1935 plane crash of two other Okies—Will Rogers and Wiley Post.

"We made a number of jokes about a couple of Okies flying back to Barrow, Alaska and wondered how smart we were to do so."

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deadCENTER Film Festival
8:30 am
Thu June 11, 2015

deadCENTER Opening Night Films Focus on Culture Clashes, Marijuana & Pro Wrestling

The 15th edition of the deadCENTER Film Festival kicks off today, highlighting dozens of independent films —ranging from comedies, dramas, documentaries and short films— from Oklahoma and around the world.

For screening times and to purchase festival passes, visit

deadCenter Film Festival
10:13 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Oklahoma Icons Support Local Filmmakers Through Education and Encouragement

Two of deadCenter Film Festival's 2014 Oklahoma Icons honorees (pictured top to bottom): "Children of the Corn" director Fritz Kiersch and special effects makeup artist Matthew Mungle
Credit Nikole Robinson Carroll / KOSU

The deadCENTER Film Festival held its kickoff reception on the rooftop of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art last night.

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll reports two honored guests, both Oklahoma natives, were in attendance. 

The deadCENTER Film Festival runs through Sunday.  More information is available at

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:23 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

The Posthuman Project Gives Teenagers Superpowers

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival is in full swing in downtown Oklahoma City.

One of the homegrown films premiering at the festival is The Posthuman Project. The film recalls teenage movies of the past...if those teenagers had superpowers.

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:59 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Oklahoma Films Featured at deadCENTER Film Festival

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches today in downtown Oklahoma City. Of the 24 feature-length films screening at the festival, ten of those are made in Oklahoma or have an Oklahoma connection.

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JenX recalls the movies of youth and more
7:40 am
Tue June 10, 2014

JenX: The Past and Future of Movies in Oklahoma City

The summer blockbuster movie season is going strong.

In this week’s JenX, Jennifer Lindsey McClintock takes us back to a younger age of film making.

Jennifer is an Oklahoma City native who works in marketing and public relations.

You can reach her on Twitter: @jeninthe405.

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:47 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

deadCENTER to Feature Footloose, Blues Documentary & Aerosmith Rockumentary

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches on Wednesday, June 11 in downtown Oklahoma City. While the festival is ticketed, there are several opportunities for the public to enjoy free outdoor screenings of the 1984 version of Footloose, the music documentary Take Me to the River and an Aerosmith concert documentary.

deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:55 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

deadCENTER Embraces Name Confusion, Celebrates Horror Films

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches on Wednesday, June 11 in downtown Oklahoma City. While the festival is named for being in the "dead center" of Oklahoma City in arguably the "dead center" of America, there has been some confusion in the past that it's a horror film festival.

Well, since the festival falls on Friday the 13th for the first time this year, deadCENTER is embracing the name confusion and celebrating the horror genre.