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OKG Newsletter


Topic: screening

Felonious frisking

Also known as gate rape, according to reputable sources


CFN

Gazette staff
We’re glad to see what we have lovingly termed the “Hands Off My Junk, G-Man! Act of 2011” being introduced in our fine state House of Representatives.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Let's talk about sex

The documentary “Let’s Talk About Sex” combines interviews, animation and archival material to paint an engaging, urgent picture of American youth in crisis.


Youth

Courtney Silva
Talking about the tough stuff may become a little easier when the recent TLC documentary “Let’s Talk About Sex” screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N. Western.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Near-'Midnight' movie

Once a staple of movie theaters, the midnight movie is attempting a metro resurgence


Features

Rod Lott
Once a staple at theaters nationwide, the midnight movie is now something most experience at home.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Film this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
A screening of “The Hedgehog” will prove that even those who are prickly on the outside can be lovable on the inside.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Down in ‘The Boondocks’

A controversial cartoon concerning Martin Luther King Jr. will be screened at UCO.

As part of its “King Week” activities in observance of Monday’s national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the University of Central Oklahoma has a unique screening planned: an episode of the Adult Swim animated series “The Boondocks.”

Based on the daily comic strip by Aaron McGruder, “The Boondocks” has proven both popular and highly controversial since beginning its run on Cartoon Network’s late-night block in 2005. 

At 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19, you can see why. The first-season episode “Return of the King” will be shown in Room 300 of the Nigh University Center. Originally aired on King’s 77th birthday, the ep won a Peabody Award in 2006, but not without some serious feather-ruffling.

“Return” imagines that King wasn’t felled by his assassin’s bullet. Instead, he plunges into a three-decade coma, only to awaken to find he doesn’t like the African-American leaders who have emerged in his absence: “Is this it? This is what I got all those ass-whoopings for? ... I've seen what's over the horizon, and I promise you, you niggas have nothing to celebrate! And no, I won't get there with you.”

No stranger to complaining to the press, an offended Rev. Al Sharpton demanded an apology and that the episode be pulled. Instead, the network issued a statement that read in part, “We think Aaron McGruder came up with a thought-provoking way of not only showing Dr. King's bravery, but also of reminding us of what he stood and fought for.”

A discussion will following the screening, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call 974-3588. —Rod Lott



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Bomb threat

A collaborative local effort produces technology to thwart suicide bombers.


News

Clifton Adcock
On the conference room table sat what resembled a large, black camcorder from the early ’90s, but the yellow warning label on it —  Caution: Radiation — betrayed the item’s benign appearance.
 
Monday, July 9, 2012

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

The definition of art is challenged — often with full nudity — in this dynamic documentary.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 
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