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OKG Newsletter


Topic: film

The Cake Eaters' bakes a sentimental story worth every slice


Music

Mike Robertson
 "The Cake Eaters" is the story of two families whose present is bracketed and, in some ways confined, by a shared past. Beagle (Aaron Stanford, "X-Men: The Last Stand") lives a soli...
 
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Woman in an unhappy marriage finds life in 'Everlasting Moments'


Music

Phil Bacharach
At first blush, "Everlasting Moments" might sound like a litany of art-house film clichés. Set in Sweden in the early 20th century, its saga of a quiet, strong-willed woman and her lout of a hus...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Locals cast alongside A-list Hollywood leads in movie imagined by Okie pulp novelist


Music

Joe Wertz
There's a new deputy in Guthrie " the simple sort of Stetson-wearing, small-town sheriff who keeps easy company and enjoys a cup of coffee and a slice or two of pie. Lou Ford is easygoing and un...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Oklahoma City Museum of Art screens 'Goodbye Solo'


Music

Doug Bentin
The Solo of "Goodbye Solo" is a cab driver (Souleymane Sy Savane) in Winston-Salem, N.C. Originally from Senegal, he has family back in the old country to which he sends as much of his paycheck ...
 
Thursday, July 23, 2009

Designer makes for a colorful subject in 'Valentino: The Last Emperor'


Music

Doug Bentin
Welcome to the world of haute couture, where grown men argue passionately about whether an overpriced dress looks more beautiful with 20 strips of sequin-laden material or with 18. Valentino Cle...
 
Thursday, July 30, 2009

Museum screens 'The Windmill Movie' documentary


Music

Doug Bentin
Alexander Olch's documentary "The Windmill Movie" is a difficult film to like, and an impossible film to love. Like its subject, documentarian Richard P. Rogers, it dissembles and remains at...
 
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Documentary 'Food, Inc.' pulls back veil on food industry


Music

Phil Bacharach
The documentary "Food, Inc." begins, appropriately enough, in a grocery store, its brightly lit and vaguely antiseptic aisles stocked with name-brand cereals, soups and salad dressings. The expa...
 
Thursday, August 27, 2009

Séraphine' presents canvas with more painting, less explaining


Music

Mike Robertson
The myth of the lone, misunderstood, genius artist toiling away in obscurity is a narrative that has come to overshadow " or at least dominate " the value we put on artists. That is, one has a t...
 
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thick with racial tension, shady dealings, urban gardeners fight for South Central plot


Music

Joe Wertz
In 1992, to soothe tensions after riots induced by the Rodney King verdict, the city of Los Angeles sectioned off a 14-acre garden plot, hoping to sow seeds of community goodwill that would over...
 
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oklahoma City University screens film on unsolved Chinese disaster


Music

Paige Lawler
Americans tend to focus completely on what's happening here and often overlook other countries that are struggling to catch up to the technological lifestyle we live every day. Filmmaker Jia Zha...
 
Thursday, October 8, 2009
 
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