Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Festival will celebrate the release of its 2021 festival schedule with a fundraising event and screening of the Oklahoma-made film “Golden Arm” at the Winchester Drive-in, located at 6930 S Western Ave. in Oklahoma City, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Maureen Bharoocha (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”), “Golden Arm” uses sports and humor to share the story of a tough lady trucker who trains her wimpy best friend to compete in the National Ladies Arm Wrestling Championship. The film stars Mary Holland (“Happiest Season”), Betsy Sodaro (“Hubie Halloween”), Dot-Marie Jones (“Glee”), Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Eugene Cordero (“Kong: Skull Island”) and more who round out an all-star supporting ensemble. “Golden Arm” was filmed in Oklahoma City and the surrounding region throughout the summer of 2019, creating over 200 jobs for local talent and crew throughout its production. Filming locations included The District Hotel (formerly The Habana Hotel), Classen Coffee Company and Edna’s, to name a few.
While the schedule release has been an annual event for deadCenter Film Festival, this is the first time organizers have presented the launch as a fundraiser with a drive-in screening of an Oklahoma-made movie like “Golden Arm”. Tickets for the schedule launch are $75 per vehicle and include admission to the drive-in, complimentary beer or wine, popcorn and the opportunity to meet the local cast and crew of the film.
Promising a record number of feature-length movies at its upcoming festival to be held June 10-20, 2021, both virtually and with select in-person events, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office is proud to be a sponsor of the 2021 deadCenter Film Festival and will soon make further announcements about its participation in this year’s activities.
For more information on the 2021 deadCenter Schedule Launch Party and to purchase tickets, visit deadcenterfilm.org.
About Oklahoma Film + Music Office
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, visit okfilmmusic.org.