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OKCine Latino Film Festival adds a student film program in its third year

OKCine Latino Film Festival adds a student film program in its third year

The annual festival returns March 25 to CHK|Central Boarhouse.

42

And that’s fine with me. 42 — the number Robinson wore on his uniform — tells an important story that, almost inconceivably, has eluded big-screen treatment since Robinson himself starred in 1950’s The Jackie Robinson Story. Relative unknown Chadwick Boseman (TV’s Persons Unknown) gives a stirring, if uncomplicated, performance as the supremely gifted ballplayer who

Police Story / Police Story 2

It’s the next one that does. Fast-forward at least a decade later. In college, a friend showed me a VHS tape of an episode of The Incredibly Strange Film Show, a British documentary miniseries. Chan was that ep’s subject, and clips from 1985’s Police Story — and maybe even 1988’s Police Story 2, if memory

42

And that’s fine with me. 42 — the number Robinson wore on his uniform — tells an important story that, almost inconceivably, has eluded big-screen treatment since Robinson himself starred in 1950’s The Jackie Robinson Story. Relative unknown Chadwick Boseman (TV’s Persons Unknown) gives a stirring, if uncomplicated, performance as the supremely gifted ballplayer who

The Protector / Crime Story

Glickenhaus’ The Protector casts Chan in one of the Asian superstar’s three mid-’80s, ill-fated attempts at conquering American cinema, with the other two being The Big Brawl and The Cannonball Run. While this 1985 film is nowhere near the greatness of the product Chan churned out back home, it’s worth the while. It’s also now

The reverend returns

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of that historic achievement, Greason will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday’s Oklahoma City RedHawks game against the Albuquerque Isotopes at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. It will mark a different kind of delivery for the pastor and ex-pitcher, who for more than 40 years has delivered the Sunday sermon

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