OKC's Rodeo Cinema honoring Chadwick Boseman and Olivia de Havilland with special screenings this weekend
Rodeo Cinema, Oklahoma City's nonprofit independent cinema in Stockyards City, is honoring the memory of two movie stars who recently passed away with special screenings this weekend.
In honor of the Aug. 28 death of Chadwick Boseman, Rodeo Cinema is presenting a one-night-only event screening of the 2014 biopic "Get On Up" at 8 tonight.
Boseman stars as legendary entertainer James Brown in the biographical drama, directed by Tate Taylor and written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Nelsan Ellis as Bobby Byrd, Dan Aykroyd as Ben Bart, Viola Davis as Susie Brown, Craig Robinson as Maceo Parker, and Octavia Spencer as Aunt Honey.
Boseman died last month at age 43 after a private four-year fight with colon cancer.
At 5 p.m. Sunday, Rodeo Cinema will pay homage to Oscar-winning Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland with a special screening of the 1949 romantic drama "The Heiress," for which she won the second of her two Oscars.
In the film, Catherine (de Havilland), a young woman who stands to inherit her father's large fortune, falls in love when she meets Morris (Montgomery Clift). Morris gives her the love and affection her father doesn't, which she desperately needs. But Catherine's father (Ralph Richardson), believing Morris is only after the money, tells Catherine she will be disinherited if she marries him. Morris' true intentions are put to the test when he finds out about the amended will.
Best known for her roles in "Gone with the Wind," "To Each His Own" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood," de Havilland was a British-American actress who was nominated five times for Academy Awards, winning twice. The major works of her cinematic career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in 49 feature films and was one of the leading actresses of her time. For many years, she was the last surviving performer of Hollywood's Golden Age of cinema. She died July 26 at the age of 104.
As previously reported, Rodeo Cinema is taking numerous COVID-19 precautions, including required masks for guests, sneeze guards at the registers, staff in masks and gloves, social distancing signage, reduced theater capacity and more.