6 pm: Cash bar and light bites available in the Museum Lobby
6:30 pm: Screening of The Godfather (1972) in OKCMOA’s Noble Theater, preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion.
Plus, Film Society members can own a unique piece of cinematic history! While supplies last, the Museum Store will have a limited number of 35mm film strips available for purchase from a reel of The Godfather that was projected for theater screenings.
This event is free and exclusive to OKCMOA Film Society Members (including Fellow, Friend, and Sustainer members). Click here to register now.
To join the OKCMOA Film Society, call 405-278-8207 or visit: OKCMOA.com/filmsociety
About Gray Frederickson:
OSCAR and Emmy award-winning producer Gray Frederickson’s career has spanned more than five decades. Three of his films are included in The American Film Institute’s Top 100. He earned an OSCAR for producing The Godfather Part II and an Emmy Award for Dream No Little Dream, The Life and Times of Robert S. Kerr.
A native of Oklahoma City, Frederickson attended Casady School and the University of Oklahoma before making it on the big screen. With more than fifty titles to his credit, the list includes The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, and the cult hit written and filmed in Oklahoma—The Outsiders. Other credits include Ladybugs, My Five Wives, and One From the Heart. Frederickson served as executive producer of Heaven’s Prisoners starring Alec Baldwin and wrote the original story for Twentieth Century Fox’s film Bad Girls starring Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell, and Madeleine Stowe.
Shortly after producing South of Heaven, West of Hell in 1999, Frederickson returned home to support the creation of a technical digital cinema program at Oklahoma City Community College. Graduates are finding success and recognition in the entertainment industry throughout the United States. In addition to the nine movies Frederickson has produced locally through his production company GrayMark Productions, including Cloud 9, Surveillance, and Soul’s Midnight, he recently teamed with longtime friend and colleague Francis Ford Coppola to produce Distant Vision, an experimental live cinema movie, in the college’s movie studio.
Frederickson is a former vice president in charge of feature film production at Warner Bros./Lorimar and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Art and Sciences, Directors Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild.
About The Godfather:
“Francis Ford Coppola’s epic features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone’s family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972.” -Paramount Pictures