The 12th annual deadCenter Film Festival opens this week jam-packed with the best local and independent films in the nation!

June 6th through June 10th, downtown Oklahoma City will be transformed into a massive movie-screening gathering. This year the festival is preparing to kick off the festival with screening of the movie ‘Marley’ directed by Kevin Macdonald, a documentary exploring the life and music of Bob Marley.

watch 'Marley' Trailer

The Wednesday night screening is open to the public, starting at 8.30 p.m. People can gather at the north shore of the Oklahoma River, and on the south shore event organizers are bring out a 60-foot Jumbotron where they will play ‘Marley.’

Other notable movies to look out for during the festival include the short/native series: “Not So Short Shorts,” “Rated ‘R’ For Ridiculously Awesome Shorts,” “9 Lives Shorts,” and “Comedy Shorts.” Each one has a category so that the viewer can see several under one category.

There are also a lot of local Oklahoma films being featured including: “Grand Energy Transition,” “The Dome of Heaven,” and “The Sh*ttiest Move Ever Made” to name a few.

deadCetner Film Festival has been named ‘one of the top 20 coolest movie festivals in the world’ – it’s main focus is to promote independent filmmakers and their movies. The unusual name comes due to the geographical location of the festival – downtown Oklahoma City, or also the ‘dead center of the United States.’

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