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deadCenter Film Festival and Myriad Gardens teaming up for tornado relief

May 23, 2013

YellowBrix

May 23--The 13th Annual deadCenter Film Festival and Myriad Botanical Gardens are teaming up with community relief groups and corporate sponsors to help raise money and facilitate clothing and goods donations for this week's tornado victims.

On the evenings of June 5-9, deadCenter will show free outdoor movies at the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn starting at 9:15 p.m. Donation buckets, clothing drop boxes, volunteer sign-up stations and community partner booths will be open and available to the public before and during the screenings.

Festival organizers are working with the United Way, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and other local organizations to identify the most pressing needs to address at that time.

Devon Energy will present "The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling" on June 5, the Kirkpatrick Foundation will present "The Last of the Mohicans" on June 7, Chesapeake Energy will present "The Short Game" on June 8, and CK Cleaners will present "Stevie Nicks: In your Dreams" on June 9.

All films are free and open to the public. Donations are not required, but are encouraged.

"The relief effort in Moore will be long and arduous," said deadCenter Executive Director Lance McDaniel in a news release. "Our goal is to inspire people to continue to donate and provide help after the initial shock wears off."

The deadCenter Film Festival is Oklahoma's largest film festival for the past 13 years and one of the "Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" according to MovieMaker magazine.

This year's festival is June 5-9 and includes 115 comedies, dramas, hard-hitting documentaries and short films from Oklahoma and around the world.

For more information, go online to www.deadcenterfilm.org.

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