Premiere on Film Row, sponsored by Fowler Honda, is a family-friendly event on the third Friday of each month, year-round, featuring film screenings, live music, art exhibitions and gourmet food trucks. There is no cost to attend.
For the May 2014 Premiere on Film Row, the big highlight is the Critical Mass Productions’ public movie filming event along with several other activities happening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 16.
Premiere attendees will be given the chance to participate, as actors and actresses or, for the shy at heart, film crewLocal production company Critical Mass Productions, LLC will give public a chance to work as actors and film crew during a live shooting of “The Frog Prince” at Premiere on Film Row, a public block party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 16 along W. Sheridan Avenue between Dewey and Shartel avenues downtown.
Critical Mast Productions will host call times throughout the entire event, and Premiere attendees will be given the chance to participate, as actors and actresses or, for the shy at heart, film crew. The community masterpiece will then be published online following the event.
The Individual Artists of Oklahoma will host the 36th annual juried fiber art exhibition. The exhibit, jurored by New Mexico artist John Garrett, will feature Oklahoma fiber artists ranging from traditional crafts to innovative art in a show honoring quality workmanship and original design. Featured pieces will range from weaving, needlework, basketry, quilting, soft sculpture, beading, paper and more. IAO will also host emerging indie artists Sarah Clough Chambers, Kelly Chambers and Tiffany McKnight in the Project Space Gallery.
Gourmet food trucks will include La Gumbo Ya Ya, Eric Pops, Klemm’s Smoke Haus, Lalo’s I Love My Taco Chop, 2 Brothers Bistro, Kosmos BBQ and Green and Grilled.
The Paramount OKC, located at 701 W. Sheridan Ave., will celebrate will celebrate indie artists of all sorts with a free outdoor screening of “Cinema Paradiso” as the sun sets. An outdoor concert featuring The Indigos and Sephra will precede the outdoor screening, while inside a foreign film festival will continue beginning at 6 p.m. with The Max Ridgway Trio performing in the café starting at 7 p.m.
A chance to see an exclusive indie concert and win tickets to the much beloved deadCENTER Film Festival will be occupying The Hart Building, located at 726 W. Sheridan Ave. KOSU and The Spy FM will host an exclusive acoustic performance by Oklahoma City-based singer/songwriter Chelsey Cope in the Hart Building studio. There is no cost to attend, but attendees must have a ticket to enter. Email [email protected] for a chance to win tickets to this exclusive performance. Meanwhile, deadCENTER Film Festival will offer Premiere attendees the chance to win two All Access Passes to this year’s film festival. Attendees can stop by the Hart Building for the special deadCENTER t-shirt scavenger hunt.
Blue Seven’s “Clean Start Finale” will host their demin exhibition that has been nearly a year in the making at Dunlap Codding, 609 W. Sheridan Ave. The exhibition will feature more than 75 pairs of raw-denim jeans that were worn by members of the community six days a week, and were washed for the first time after seven months. Live music will be by Mike Black and the Stingrays while bounce houses and interactive crafts will be available for Premiere’s young attendees.
Local Americana band IDABEL will perform at 7 and 8:30 p.m. at The Hub OKC, 7 N. Lee Ave. The Okay See will offer a special edition IDABEL t-shirt as a part of their Featured Friends series, and outdoor games will be provided by BENT. All attendees that tag The Hub OKC on social media will receive 10% off purchases for the night.
Film Row is the last remaining film exchange district in the U.S. Beginning in 1907, Hollywood studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Fox Films had operations in the 42-block area between Classen Boulevard and Walker Avenue along Sheridan Avenue. Film exchanges served the film industry as distribution centers, where theater owners came to view and lease films. Film Row was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.