deadCENTER Film Festival

Laron Chapman visited the KGOU studios in Norman to talk about his film, "You People."
Caroline Halter / KGOU

Oklahoma City filmmaker Laron Chapman premiered his first feature film, "You People," at the deadCenter Film Festival in June and won the award for Best Oklahoma Film. It’s the story of an adopted black college student in Oklahoma named Chad who grew up in a white, middle class family coming to terms with who he is.

A planned development at the old Logan County hospital in Guthrie would be affected by a proposed end to the state’s Affordable Housing Tax Credit program.
Brent Fuchs / Journal Record

One bill filed during the special legislative session would end Oklahoma’s film rebate program, while another piece of legislation would eliminate the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Tax Credit.

7 Film Picks You Can't See Anywhere Else . . . Yet

Jun 11, 2015

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicked off Wednesday, and so did our very own deadCENTER Film Festival  in downtown Oklahoma City. Celebrating its 15th year with screenings of 100 films produced in 2014 and 2015, it’s more than a night at the movies.

Ralph Ellison in conversation, holding a cigar and a copy of his novel
Ralph Ellison Foundation

The Ralph Ellison Festival brings together an array of Oklahoma musicians, authors, artists and publishers for one evening, this Friday on Film Row. The line-up includes poets Candace Liger, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Lauren Zuniga and Short Order Poems; musicians Culture Cinematic and Gregory Jerome; and visual artists Skip Hill and RJ Woods, creator of New Myth Comics.

With Father’s Day upon us, our hope is that this week’s OneSix8 might inspire an outing with dear ol’ Dad...and the rest of family.

Oklahoma City’s own Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents its third annual Spring Festival called “The Music of France” at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. The four-part concert series takes place Thursday, June 12, Saturday, June 14, Sunday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 17.