'The Dead Don't Die'

Indie-film auteur Jim Jarmusch surprises with a zombie horror-comedy, “The Dead Don’t Die,” with an all-star cast including Bill Murray (left), Chloe Sevigny and Adam Driver, opening this weekend. Abbot Genser/Focus Features via AP

A pair of new indie comedies, the annual Drum Corps International contest and “Field of Dreams” for Father’s Day are among this week’s specialty cinema offerings.


“Late Night”: Emma Thompson stars as a late-night TV host legend whose audience is fading; Mindy Kaling plays the female writer who’s hired to shake things up.

“The Dead Don’t Die”: Indie-film auteur Jim Jarmusch (“Stranger Than Paradise,” “Only Lovers Left Alive”) makes a zombie horror-comedy with an eclectic cast: Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez, Adam Driver and many others.

“The Souvenir”: Popcorn is free for those attending this tale of an artistic young woman whose dangerous new relationship defies the wishes of her family. Starring Tilda Swinton and her daughter.

“Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People”: With a special introduction that ties in with a Gilcrease Museum exhibit, this documentary about the famed newspaper publisher screens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14.

“Native Spotlight: Edge of the Knife”: Co-director Helen Haig-Brown is on hand for a Q-and-A following a 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, screening of this drama based on an old mythology, with this the first feature film spoken only in dialects of the Haida language (only 20 known speakers still alive).

“Sooner State Chapter Event: Summer Silent Shorts”: The showing of three vintage two-reel silent short films (“The Dogs of War” starring “Our Gang”; a William S. Hart short; a Buster Keaton short) begins at 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, with piano and theater pipe organ accompaniment for the films.


“Field of Dreams”: The beloved 1989 Kevin Costner drama returns to the big screen thanks to a Turner Classic Movies presentation. Showtimes are set for 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, and 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow.

“DCI 2019: Tour Premiere”: This Drum Corps International one-night event is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow.

Michael Smith



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