Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an under-seat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on the screen instead with today's deal: for $10, you get two individual screening tickets (a $20 value) to the 10th-annual deadCENTER Film Festival from Wednesday, June 9, through Sunday, June 13. This Groupon is valid for any showing in any of the seven locations, with the exception of the OKC Museum of Art.
For 10 years, this critically acclaimed film festival, the largest in Oklahoma City, has attracted filmmakers from around the world to showcase eclectic creations of independent-film arts. The name "deadCENTER" refers to Oklahoma City's geographic location in the center of the United States, along with the festival's central setting within OKC. There are seven locations that will be showing the fest’s documentaries, animated shorts, narrative features, kids’ shorts, midnight movies, comedy shorts, and Oklahoma-centric work. Hold tight to BMX legend Mat Hoffman’s handlebars for a wild ride in The Birth of Big Air (June 9) or get an insider’s look into the meticulous process of movie reviewing in For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism. DeadCENTER will also be showing the silent-film epic Metropolis (June 11, 5:30 p.m.) in its recently discovered, full-length version. Click here for a full list of all of the films showing at the festival and be sure to check the schedule to find out when they’re showing.
With two tickets in your holster, bring a film buddy or go on two separate eye-saturating solo missions. Unlike blockbuster releases, deadCENTER Film Festival encourages intimate viewing experiences, providing many Q&A sessions with filmmakers after the shows. This year's special guests include Mat Hoffman, Spike Jonze, Elvis Mitchell, and Jesse Isenberg.