deadCENTER Film Festival

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."

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 deadcenterfilm.org.

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 deadcenterfilm.org.

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.

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

You can reach her on Twitter: @jeninthe405.

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.

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.