Every year the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City gives an award to an Oklahoma filmmaker whose success in the film industry brings honor and respectability to the state. The recipient of the 2013 Oklahoma Film ICON Award will be presented to Hollywood producer Hunt Lowry,
The Oklahoma Film ICON Award debuted in 2012 and two individuals won the honor: Oscar winning producer Gray Frederickson (The Godfather) and actor James Marsden (X-Men, Superman Returns). I interviewed Marsden after he received the award, and despite his Hollywood success, he seemed genuinely honored to win the award.
Hunt Lowry, a graduate of Casady School in Oklahoma City, produced both the Oscar winning Last of the Mohicans as well as the legal drama A Time to Kill, based on the novel by John Grisham. His award will be accompanied by a free outdoor screening of Last of the Mohicans on June 7 at 9:30 p.m.
Wes Studi, a critically acclaimed Native American actor from No Fire Hollow, OK. will be on hand to present the award to Lowry.
The deadCENTER Film Festival will open on Wednesday, June 5, with a screening of The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling and will conclude on Sunday, June 9 with a screening of Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams. Renegade Cinema will be at deadCENTER the entire weekend with interviews as well as reviews of all the biggest movies.