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It’s here! 2021 deadCenter Film Festival is in-person, online, virtual – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-06-10 16:10:36 –

Oklahoma City (Free press) — At the 21st deadCenter Film Festival, Executive Director Alyx Picard Davis succeeded in launching the festival on the Eventive Portal, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, based on lessons learned from last year’s event.

But this time around, I’m looking forward to Picard Davis returning to real human interaction at the fest.

“Well, we’re very excited to go for a four-day face-to-face activity,” Picard said Thursday morning. “I’m going to spend a few hours happy hour with Ponyboy. There are some after parties, so I feel like I’m back in the core DNA of the deadCenter this year while maintaining accessibility last year. So everything I’m excited to get started. “

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Winchester Drive In, Thursday’s Opening Night Festival at 6930 S. Western Ave. How it ends, A comedy drama in which Los Angeleno (Zoelister Jones) has to travel the city and go to a party before the end of the world. The cast includes modern comedy all-stars such as Nick Kroll, Fred Armisen, Charlie Day, and Whitney Cummings.

Such a screening wasn’t possible in 2020, but Picard Davis said the launch of the virtual festival kept everything going on when so many events were happening along the way.

“We are grateful for the resources we have to move forward and for the honest support we have used them,” she said. “Even among everything else, it was still a bright place for me last year.”

This year’s festival will feature theater screenings at the Tower Theater, Rodeo Cinema, the Oklahoma City Museum, an event at 21c Hotel and Social Capital, a Friday night afterparty at Prairie Surf Studios, and a screening at 9:30 pm on Saturday. It is done. Summer of the Soul (… or when the revolution couldn’t be aired) Booker T. Washington Park, 400N. On High Avenue.

Roots Armir “? Uestlove” directed by Thompson, Summer of soul It records the Harlem Cultural Festival, which took place in 1969 at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem for six weeks. Excerpted from recently unearthed footage, the film features Stevie Wonder, Sly & The Family Stone, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight & The Pips, BB King, Mahalia Jackson, and five-dimensional performances.

This year’s event has plenty of opportunities to watch movies responsibly in the theater, but most of the movies are available on the Eventive portal.

Alyx Picard, Executive Director of deadCenter, will attend one of the many events he led in the state before the 2020 pandemic. (BRETTDICKERSON / Okla City Free Press)

Picard Davis isn’t sure how future festivals will be divided into virtual and live events, but how things will evolve as the film industry reasserts in the post-pandemic world. He said he was watching over.

“To be honest, part of it depends on how the industry collapses,” said Picard Davis. “There are big theater chains that people don’t necessarily like to be able to show movies at home. But also because there are so many people who like it and people talk about their money, we know how people consume movies. I think we are at the forefront of this evolution.

“We’ve always been fascinated by how technology and art intersect. I think this is exactly the future outlook, as long as the audience, industry and filmmakers allow it,” she said. Told.

Now that vaccinated individuals can safely use the festival’s virtual reality headset, deadCenter’s technology fair is centered around technology-dependent and technology-complementary films, Picard Davis said. Come back with VR programming.

“We’ve partnered with Thunder Launchpad to bring you the latest augmented reality apps to tell the story of sports enthusiasts,” she said. “It’s back this year and brings back the movies we chose last year so people can see those stories the way they intended.”

Picard continued. “And if you haven’t seen a story told in virtual reality. It’s completely different from playing games or playing around in virtual reality. The story we chose, VR, is It can’t be a gimmick to tell it. It really has to bring something to the table, insert you into the story, and do something innovative to think of it as a deadCenter VR film. “

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Last updated: June 10, 2021 3:10 pm Brett Dickerson – Editor

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