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Against all odds

The story of an underdog thoroughbred, Mine That Bird, is depicted in a new film and mobile bus tour.


Features

Aimee Williams
The talent behind the upcoming 50 to 1 movie is democratizing their film premiere, swapping the red carpet for a tour bus.
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sundance kids

Two local screenwriters caught the eye of William H. Macy, who filmed Rudderless — his feature-length directorial debut — right here in Oklahoma.


Features

Aimee Williams
Last time Oklahoma Gazette checked in with Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison, the two local filmmakers had a screenplay touted by actor William H. Macy on its way to production, with hopes of seeing the project through to the end.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughy and Jared Leto turn in award-worthy performances in this HIV/AIDS drama.


Drama

Aimee Williams

Ron Woodroof’s story has not been as extensively acknowledged as documented celebrity cases of HIV/ AIDS (e.g. Anthony Perkins, Magic Johnson, Freddie Mercury) and, until now, has remained in the mainstream media’s peripheral.

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

About Time

Not even time travel can save this charming, but largely by-the-book romantic comedy.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
Anglophiles rejoice! Love Actually director Richard Curtis is back with an easy-to-digest rom-com with a twist of magical realism.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Spectacular story

Oklahoma author Tim Tharp approves of The Spectacular Now’s buzzed-about film adaptation.


Drama

Aimee Williams
Tim Tharp doesn’t need vampires, magical powers or a dystopian backdrop to make his novels relevant. The award-winning, Oklahoma-based author’s realism distinguishes him from the bulk of young-adult storytellers.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen's latest is immersed in melancholy as the tale of one woman's yearning for normalcy.


Drama

Aimee Williams
Cinema has seen its fair share of manic females and nervous breakdowns, but no one captures bourgeois-Anglo neurosis as astutely as Woody Allen.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I'm So Excited

Don’t be too excited for Pedro Almodovar’s I’m So Excited and its slapstick comedy aboard an airplane.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
When the male flight attendants eventually do an impromptu, drunken dance routine to the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited,” it seems as if Almodovar felt he had to formulate an entire comedy to justify this sole dance sequence, when a short film most likely would have sufficed.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Brontë Sisters

Poetry in emotion.


Drama

Aimee Williams
Originally released in 1979, André Téchiné’s The Brontë Sisters takes the previously highly fictionalized story of the Bronte sisters and imposes an auteur’s vision.
 
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Shades of cinema

Now in its third incarnation, the In Color Film Festival screens works that address diversity, either directly or indirectly.


Features

Aimee Williams
In Color Film Festival
11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday
The Paramount OKC
701 W. Sheridan
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
706 W. Sheridan
incolorfilmfest.weebly.com
$10-$75
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

No bones about it

An annual benefit gala raises money for service dogs


Features

Aimee Williams
Canines and Cowboys Gala
6-11 p.m. Saturday
Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center
1700 W. Independence, Shawnee
cci.org/swevents
$30
800-572-2275
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

On the Road

Hey, Jack Kerouac, they finally made a movie of your classic novel. Now for the tricky part ...


Drama

Aimee Williams
Walter Salles’ On the Road extends a fragmented blip on the map of American poetry — one that doesn’t necessitate resurrection.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Prana power

Get a workout and help your lungs while supporting a great cause.


Features

Aimee Williams
Breathe In, Help Out
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday
Hidden Dragon Yoga
26 N.E. 10th
748-4674
$10
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The To Do List

Even if it only has S-E-X on its mind, this isn’t your ordinary gross-out comedy.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
Let’s talk about sex. Specifically, how absurd sex can be.
 
Friday, July 26, 2013

Soap and glory

A local charity gathers the bare necessities for those who need them the most.


Features

Aimee Williams
Instead of hoarding hotel soap from past vacations, why not donate those extra toiletries to a good cause?
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peruse Peru

Celebrate the Peruvian way of life with dancing and food.


Food and Drink Features

Aimee Williams
Peruvian Independence Day Festival
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads
7000 Crossroads
plazamayorok.com
887-4504
free

 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
 
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