Film Festival Premiere – Skating polly: Ugly Pop

21st annual deadCenter Film Festival
June 14, 2021

Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo are step-sisters from Oklahoma who founded their band, Skating polly at the ages of 14 and 9, respectively. They call their style of music, “Ugly Pop”: infectious melodies, but with real-life blemishes still showing. This film is a documentary exploring the early years of Skating Polly. Peyton and Kelli get their first tastes of success, and try to stay true to themselves and their love of music. We see the sisters grow as people and musicians and how they became the band they are today. Their earnestness throughout is refreshing and inspiring.

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I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.

-Robin Williams

The man who resisted Trump is worth listening to

Michael D'Antonio, © CNN
June 12, 2021

Think about this: The president of the United States demands that you tell the acting attorney general to get rid of a special prosecutor. Not just any special prosecutor, but the one investigating the campaign that got the president elected in the first place. How would you feel?

Michael D'Antonio
Michael D’Antonio

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There was a girl knocking on my hotel room door all night! Finally, I let her out.

-Henny Youngman

Skating Polly: Ugly Pop ONLINE PREMIERE

Dead Center Festival 2021
June 12, 2021

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Christian Eriksen stable and awake after Euro 2020 match collapse

© AlJazeera
June 12, 2021

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen was conscious in hospital, officials said, following his sudden collapse on the pitch of Parken Stadium during his country’s Euro 2020 game against Finland.

UEFA, the football tournament’s ruling body, said in a Twitter post the 29-year-old “has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised” after Saturday’s incident in Copenhagen. Denmark’s football body said on Twitter Eriksen was “conscious” and undergoing tests.

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Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry