The latest and greatest installment of the deadCenter Film Festival is only the beginning when it comes groundbreaking documentary filmmaking and the very best in independent cinema at OKCMOA this month. Museum Films is very proud to be the exclusive Oklahoma City venue for Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation, a fresh and invigorating, behind-the-scenes documentary portrait of the era-defining music festival. Less than three years after Woodstock, Aretha Franklin recorded her masterpiece at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, a no-less legendary moment in music history that is finally reaching cinema screens in the wonderful new concert film, Amazing Grace.
Speaking of iconic artists, June also brings the local premiere of Walking on Water, an amazing documentary portrait of the great Christo as he finally achieves his career-long ambition of creating an installation of floating piers across a gorgeous alpine lake.
June’s documentary theme continues with the truly astonishing Black Mother, an impressionistic portrait of black Jamaica that inaugurates this month’s film series, “Planet Africa: A Celebration of African & African Diaspora Cinema,” screening only at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Joining this experimental work of non-fiction are three repertory highlights: London reggae-scene cult classic, Babylon (1980); and two by Senegalese master Djibril Diop Mambéty, all-time African classics Touki Bouki (1973) and Hyenas (1992).
Rounding out this month’s Oklahoma City premieres is the moving new Japanese romance Asako I & II, the 2018 Cannes Film Festival highlight from rising Japanese auteur Ryûsuke Hamaguchi.
Lastly, the June’s Third Thursday celebration brings two Pride-themed classics: Desert Hearts (1986) and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). Admissions to both films is free with your Third Thursday: Pride ticket. There is something for everyone during deadCenter month at Oklahoma City’s premier art house cinema.
Click to view and print the June 2019 Film Schedule + Calendar. Printed film schedules will also be available in the theater lobby.