Getting Ready for deadCENTER

· Joanthan Poritsky

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Alright candler readers, get ready to tune in next week for coverage from the 9th Annual deadCENTER Film Festival. I’m pretty excited to head out to Oklahoma City for the fest. I’ll be doing my darndest to keep the site up to date daily, so you’d better check back. I’m also working out the kinks in a liveblogging system so you may even be able to see what I’m thinking instantaneously. Sound exciting? You bet your ass it is. 6 days and counting. Here are some highlights from the official press release, but there will be much much more to come. For more info hit up

Notable works juried in this year include Official Rejection, a documentary that walks us through the painful submission - and rejection - process inherent in independent film. There will be a public panel on this very topic, led by visiting filmmakers and distinguished film critics. There will be a free screening of Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, shown for a hippie-infused outdoor audience. Filmmaker-of-note Chopper Burnet brings The Twenty to deadCENTER. Chopper is the voice of NBC – literally. He’s the voice that you hear on NBC’s national promos. The stars will shine at Weather Girl, which is a hilarious and star-studded feature. And our Okie- made documentary Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo is sure to draw an enthusiastic hometown crowd.