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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 10, 2012: Check out the hometown premiere of “The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas” in Shawnee

by Brandy McDonnell Published: November 10, 2012

Cinema Centre 8 Shawnee, OK

Today’s featured event:

SHAWNEE – Check out the hometown premiere of the Oklahoma-made film “The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas” at 7 tonight at Cinema Centre 8, 3031 N Harrison.

A question-and-answer session will follow the screening.

McLoud filmmaker Adam Hampton wrote, directed and co-starred in the darkly comedic costumed vigilante drama, which made its world premiere over the summer during the 12th Annual deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City. He made the movie in and around Shawnee.

“There’s this idea of these simplified heroes that are gonna come in and save us and solve all our problems. They kind of John Wayne in or they Superman in and then they fly off, and for problems like these intangibles, it’s not like robbing a bank (that you can stop easily). It’s stuff that just persists and it’s cancerous,” Hampton told me in an interview back in the summer.

“It wasn’t about ‘let’s make comic book scenes,’ it was ‘let’s take someone who’s very pure and very sweet and almost like the Frank Capra sort of character and then watch him deal with something that’s so ugly.’”

To read more of my interview with Hampton, click here. For more information, go to

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by Brandy McDonnell
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Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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