Deadcenter Preview: Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo

· Joanthan Poritsky

Tomorrow, my day will begin around 5am in Manhattan (NY, not Kansas) but it will end, most likely, in an Oklahoma City back alley somewhere around 2am. After landing, I’m going to rush to try to see the third act of this opening film at the 9th Annual Deadcenter Film Festival, Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo. (Don’t worry, I’ll squeeze in a full screening somewhere in there). This documentary feature by Bradley Beesley tells the story of female inmates participating in the Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo, which was only first allowed in 2006. The trailer tells the story better than I do, so just watch. Remember to check back here early and often as I’ll be constantly updating with Deadcenter goings on all week.