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Critically acclaimed documentary Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times will lead deadCENTER Opening Night film screenings beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, located at 415 Couch Dr.

The 2011 deadCENTER Film Festival is June 8 – 12 at seven locations in downtown Oklahoma City. Click here for the most updated schedule.

For 14 months, Director Andrew Rossi was given unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom. The film chronicles the transformation of the media industry during a time of rapid change and uncertainty that has touched every news room in America. Page One offers an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-record quotes and skillful page-one pitching that brings one of the world’s most venerable newspapers to fruition each and every day.

According to Executive Director Lance McDaniel, long-time deadCENTER Board member Brian Hearn was instrumental in bringing the film to Oklahoma City.

“Brian was with us this January at Sundance where people raved that Page One was the best film at the festival,” McDaniel said. “Thanks to Brian’s persistence, Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media agreed to screen it at deadCENTER as its final film festival before being released nationally.”

The film is family friendly and runs 88 minutes. Individual tickets are $10 at the door. All-access passes are $100 and can be purchased online.

The film will screen a second time at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Harkins Bricktown 16, located at 150 E. Reno Ave.


[via deadCENTER Film Festival]

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