PLAYING June 9th at 9:00 PM at the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn. Add to your schedule.
“MR. THUNDER” celebrates the earnest and authentic career of the 15-year NBA veteran who became a popular and important face of the Thunder franchise over his 10-year tenure in Oklahoma City. Set over the final two weeks of his playing career, Collison reflects on his time in the NBA, the work and approach required to make it happen, and the relationships that made it special. Thunder cameras followed Collison over the two-week stretch which included his final seven regular season games.
In the film, Collison refers to himself and his style of play as “the basketball version of a janitor.”
“You gotta dive on the floor, you do it. You gotta set a screen, you do it. Take a hard foul, you do it. That’s what you’re supposed to do and I think that’s just how I play.”
The screening of “MR. THUNDER” will be followed by a new documentary, “IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW,” about the iconic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. With rare interviews and never-before-seen concert footage, the film takes viewers on a trip through the history, myth, and legend of one of the greatest American rock bands of all time. The film also serves as a portrait of band leader Ronnie Van Zant, a poet and prophet for the common man whose life was cut tragically short, but whose legacy endures to this day.
“MR. THUNDER” and “IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW” are two of 135 films that will screen at the 2018 deadCenter Film Festival, June 7-10, at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in downtown Oklahoma City. deadCenter will also host a Virtual Cinema of eleven Virtual Reality films all weekend at 21C Museum Hotel. For a full schedule and information on buying passes or tickets, please visit www.deadcenterfilm.org.