OKGazette.com - Features http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-127-1-features.html <![CDATA[Meowie wowie - How much do you really know about The Cloud? You know, that mysterious place — utilized by services such as Dropbox, iCloud, etc. — where we store digital data in order to access it across multiple devices. For Annie (Cameron Diaz, The Other Woman) an]]>

Internet Cat Video Festival 
7 p.m. Saturday
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W. Reno Ave.

<![CDATA[Prime real estate - After purchasing the entire building, the owner of The Paramount OKC plans to expand its film-related offerings.]]> Oklahoma City’s Film Row district — once an area that housed vacant downtown businesses and no residential property — has undergone a serious transformation in the past few years. Until recently, there was little left of the area that used to be a bustling film exchange of the early 20th century.]]> <![CDATA[Far from dead - This year’s deadCENTER Film Festival features an influx of Oklahoma talent, a byproduct of the state’s burgeoning film industry.]]> deadCENTER Film Festival
Downtown Oklahoma City
<![CDATA[Back in action - Rebuilding after last May’s tornadoes, Winchester Drive In Theatre is once again open for business.]]> When many local cinephiles heard word that the legendary Winchester Drive In Theatre was hit hard by last year’s epic spate of tornadic activity, an aura of sadness spread throughout the community. After all, the drive-in was a celebratory gathering place for movie fans looking for nostalgia and families looking for inexpensive entertainment, as well as an integral part of the Oklahoma City landscape, a piece of the past that, sadly, is pretty much dead in America.]]> <![CDATA[Premiere league - This month’s Premiere on Film Row celebrates superheroes of the world, both fictional and real.]]>

Premiere on Film Row

6-9 p.m. Friday

Film Row

700 W. Sheridan Ave.




<![CDATA[Seeing red - Saturday’s Red Carpet Film Festival highlights the collaborative works of Moore Norman Technology Center students.]]>

MNTC Red Carpet Film Festival

7 p.m. Saturday

The Sooner Theatre

101 E. Main St., Norman


364-5763 ext. 4120


<![CDATA[Against all odds - The story of an underdog thoroughbred, Mine That Bird, is depicted in a new film and mobile bus tour.]]> The talent behind the upcoming 50 to 1 movie is democratizing their film premiere, swapping the red carpet for a tour bus.]]> <![CDATA[Flying high - Video journalist Brent Weber’s new documentary explores the bittersweet realities of living with special needs.]]>

Real Live Angels

4 p.m. Saturday

The Paramount OKC

7 N. Lee Ave.



<![CDATA[Wills power - Oklahoma legend Bob Wills finally gets his cinematic due thanks to OKPOP.]]> Chuck Berry. Little Richard. Elvis Presley. These are usually the first names that come to mind when rattling off who the originators of rock and roll were. Sadly, only to those in the know, the name Bob Wills — the King of Western Swing — very rarely makes the list. But if Tulsa’s Oklahoma Museum of Pop Culture (OKPOP) has its way, it could rewrite the pop music history books forever.]]> <![CDATA[Get shorty - The best of 2013’s short films come to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.]]>

2014 Academy Award-nominated animated short films

5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 28-March 1; 12:30 p.m. Sunday and March 2


2014 Academy Award-nominated live-action short films

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 28-March 1; 3 p.m. Sunday and March 2


Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive




<![CDATA[Sundance kids - Two local screenwriters caught the eye of William H. Macy, who filmed Rudderless — his feature-length directorial debut — right here in Oklahoma.]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Freestyle flow - Oklahoma’s own Freestyle Productions has aspirations so large they’ll only fit on the silver screen.]]> Over the last six years, Moore-based Freestyle Productions has become a major hub for Oklahoma film production. By offering affordable access to state-of-the-art camera equipment and studio facilities and often serving as producers, they’ve helped bring over a hundred projects to fruition.]]> <![CDATA[The Best Films of 2013 - ]]>
<![CDATA[Merry disc-mas - And a happy Blu year! Spin the holidays in high-def style with these nine DVD and Blu-ray gift suggestions for yourself or others.]]>


Christopher Nolan’s three Batman movies have been issued together on Blu-ray before, but not as lavishly and bells-and-whistles-laden as with the six-disc The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition ($99.97), limited to 141,000 sets. As if the films weren’t excellent in themselves, the sturdy box houses three Bat-toys, one 48-page book and five art prints by cult illustrator Mondo.

<![CDATA[Film preservation - The revival of The Paramount OKC theater has the historic Film Row district beaming once again.]]>

When Oklahoma became a state back in 1907, the film industry moved into the area now known as the Film Exchange District, or Film Row. In those days of early cinema, studios set up screening houses across the country for theater owners to preview movies and decide which ones they would carry.

<![CDATA[Southern comfort - A native Texan hopes to move the hearts and minds of homophobes nationwide with Southern Baptist Sissies.]]>
Southern Baptist Sissies
7 p.m. Friday
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ
3901 NW 63rd St.
<![CDATA[Hogan’s Fable - An Oklahoma City filmmaker’s feature film debut is set to premiere at this weekend’s Austin Film Festival.]]> One cold night in early January 2011, an Oklahoma City-based filmmaker returned from a drink at the bar to housesit his parents’ old, empty abode. But the familiarity of the attic, staircase and the basement door quickly faded when a mass blackout affected the entire neighborhood. Vinnie Hogan has replayed this horrifying scenario since childhood, and he met this dark fate not only with the illumination of his cellphone but also with the idea for his first feature film.]]> <![CDATA[‘The good crazy’ - Renewed attention for Project Nim has ensured that animal rights — and the documentaries that chronicle them — are having a reawakening.]]> Bob Ingersoll gets emails every day. He reads each one. The senders often turn into friends. Those friends lead him to other areas of interest related to his work. But Ingersoll does not want this story to be about him. ]]> <![CDATA[Reel change - A new screen, upgraded sound and digital projection make moviegoing at Oklahoma City Museum of Art better than ever. ]]> With last Friday’s showing of the Norwegian adventure Kon-Tiki, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art reopened its 250-seat Noble Theater, debuting more than $160,000 of digital renovations.]]> <![CDATA[Shades of cinema - Now in its third incarnation, the In Color Film Festival screens works that address diversity, either directly or indirectly.]]> 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