deadCENTER in the Plaza District!

April 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

April shortsSUITE-deadCENTER features the best in 24Hr Video Races

Oklahoma City – deadCENTER Film screens short films on the first Wednesday of every month at the XO Lounge in the Colcord Building, downtown Oklahoma City and the second Friday of every month with LIVE On the Plaza in the Plaza District. On Wednesday, April 1st and Friday, April 10th deadCENTER will return to the filmmaker-focused format to highlight short films that were created for the annual 24 Hour Video Race sponsored by Living Arts, Philbrook Museum of Art and the IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City. “These films are some of the funniest and most creative shorts we see all year,” states Program Director, Melissa Scaramucci. “It’s pretty amazing what people can come up with in a very short amount of time. While deadCENTER screens the Grand Jury winner at the annual fest, we have enough of these shorts, we felt it was time to give them their own night. ”

Featuring a question and answer period with veteran racer and professional editor, Beau Leland, attendees will lean about the specific and complex components to entering, and winning a film race. “The film race is the first thing Team Awesome – which created the feature “Rainbow Around the Sun” – ever did. We had to have a team name to race, so we chose ‘Awesome.’ From that experience, we knew we had to keep working and writing together – the film race keeps us on our toes, creatively,” continues Leland. Screening will be Team Awesome’s Misscommunication, Team Monkey’s The Public View, and Team Pick Six (Minus One) with Special Delivery which won the Videophile award at the 2009 video race in February.

The XO Lounge, which hosts the monthly event, will continue to run beer and drink specials for the screening on Wednesday, April 1st. Doors open at 8:15pm and the program begins at 8:30pm. Must be 21 to enter. The LIVE on the Plaza screening will be at PhotoArt Photography Studio at 1738 NW 16th St. in the Plaza District. Doors open at 7pm and the program begins at 7:30pm. These events are free and open to the public.

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