(FREE Outdoor Screening) Victor/Victoria
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

(FREE Outdoor Screening) Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria

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Narrative Feature / Runtime: 134 Mins / Classic Film, Okie Ties
Directed by Blake Edwards


SYNOPSIS: Classic 1982 British-American musical comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, and John Rhys-Davies.

Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews), a down-and-out British soprano, struggles to find work in the nightclubs of 1930s Paris. While trying to scam a free meal, Grant meets cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston), who comes up with an idea that will change everything. Acting as her manager, Toddy bills Grant as a male female impersonator. When the nightclubs eat it up, the duo makes it big -- even a Chicago mobster (James Garner) is enamored with Grant. But keeping the truth a secret is no easy task.


Join us for this free outdoor screening in the back yard of Kendall Whittier's newest bar, 473 Bar, followed by a performance by The Golden Ones. Screening at sundown, around 7:30 PM.

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(FREE) Short Film Screenplay Readings
Oct
10
12:30 PM12:30

(FREE) Short Film Screenplay Readings

ABOUT: Live readings by local actors of the four short film screenplay finalists. Directed by Michael Wright and Produced by Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon.

If It Were Easy

Short Film Screenplay / Runtime: 15 Pages
Written by Jeremiah Fillmore


SYNOPSIS: A white father tries to understand the hardships his biracial son begins to face in his everyday life. Feeling lost at first, he attempts to approach the matter in a new light.


Promises

Short Film Screenplay / Runtime: 7 Pages
Written by W.W. Webb


SYNOPSIS: On a warm Christmas Eve in Florida, Jeff camps out on his front lawn in a protest against Santa Claus.


Gathering Grace

Short Film Screenplay / Runtime: 13 Pages
Written by Melissa Goodall


SYNOPSIS: A family copes with the loss of their matriarch and wonders if they can keep her traditions alive.


Don't Tell Mama

Short Film Screenplay / Runtime: 8 Pages
Written by Donna Wheeler


SYNOPSIS: A caring uncle, living in a small village with his beloved millennial niece, goes against his overprotective Latino family with her, when his niece decides it's time to move to the big, dangerous city instead of staying at home with the llamas.

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(FREE) Feature Film Screenplay Screenings
Oct
10
3:00 PM15:00

(FREE) Feature Film Screenplay Screenings

ABOUT: The Unproduced Feature Film Screenplay Finalists will be presented onscreen, featuring a scene, split screen with storyboard and voice over reading.

Firebird

Feature Film Screenplay / Runtime: 97 Pages
Written by Kathryn Machi


SYNOPSIS: A Cherokee ballerina with a fractured family life wins a prestigious grant to dance The Firebird, her dream ballet, in France, but returns home when her beloved grandmother is dying. Transcending her great heartache and loss, she creates an Indigenous fusion dance company that honors her Native roots and reunites her family.


The Dog Who Fell To Earth by Mark Polish

Feature Film Screenplay / Runtime: 97 Pages
Written by Mark Polish


SYNOPSIS: A story of hope, faith, and healing through the help of a mysterious dog. Set in the "Land of Enchantment", the story centers around Jethro Miller, an architect who has lost everything since the abduction of his young daughter. Failing to end his life, Jethro discovers MOON, a white “Bowie-eyed” boxer. If his one blue eye, one brown eye, wasn’t weird enough, Moon's request to return home to another planet takes the weird to WTF. Together these two lost souls build a bond through their belief that they both will be reunited with their loved ones.


Tulsa '21

Feature Film Screenplay / Runtime: 101 Pages
Written by Anita Azenet


SYNOPSIS: Racial tensions in 1921 Tulsa did not keep teenagers Dick and Sarah, an interracial couple, from being in love. Their devotion is tested when they find themselves at the center of the historical race riot and attempt to escape the violence, pillage and air bombs that tore their city apart. Inspired by true events.


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Spirit Citizen (Doc Short) / Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans (Doc Feature)
Oct
10
4:30 PM16:30

Spirit Citizen (Doc Short) / Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans (Doc Feature)

Spirit Citizen

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 6 Min / Native American, Okie Ties
Directed by Nicholas Corrao


SYNOPSIS: Cheyenne-Arapaho artist Egdar Heap of Birds talks about his art and its connection to the land.

Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 90 Min / First Nations
Directed by Ryan White and Joanne Storka


SYNOPSIS: Hunter, fisherman, and lacrosse-enthusiast Eric "Dirt" McComber provides for his family and honors his Iroquois heritage while staying one step ahead of the law.

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TAFF Short Docs
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

TAFF Short Docs

Spam 3 Ways

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 5 Min / Asian-American
Directed by Christopher Kim


SYNOPSIS: This cheeky blend of recipe video and personal essay explains how Spam, the canned meat product, saved filmmaker Christopher Kim from self-hatred and helped him to love his Asianness.


OUT on the Streets

Documentary Short / Runtime: 17 Min / LGBTQ
Directed by John Haley


SYNOPSIS: A sobering look into the lives of two homeless gay teens in Chicago.


Beautiful Rainbow

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 5 Min / Disability
Directed by Heather Rickles


SYNOPSIS: Meet Matthew and Tay, two students in a program that teaches challenged individuals the ins-and-outs of the farm-to-table restaurant business.


Former Sinners of the Future

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 8 Min / Experimental
Directed by Drew Durepos


SYNOPSIS: A personal and experimental exploration of friendship, memory, and art.


Vietnam Aftermath

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 30 Min / Military
Directed by Tom Phillips


SYNOPSIS: More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, four veterans from New Jersey share their stories for the first time, revealing strength and resiliency on the face of rejection, death, and nightmares.


He's Still Fast

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 27 Min / Immigrant
Directed by Andrew Quinton Holzschuh


SYNOPSIS: A look at an Ethiopian immigrant's first year in America as he rediscovers his love of competitive running after having survived the brutality and horror of political imprisonment in his homeland.

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Peggy (Narr Short) / Mother's Little Helpers (Narr Feature)
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

Peggy (Narr Short) / Mother's Little Helpers (Narr Feature)

Peggy

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Narrative short / Runtime: 12 Min
Directed by Justin O'Neal Miller


SYNOPSIS: Peggy - loved by some and hated by others - is the seemingly perfect mother, wife, and event planner, but her powers will be put to the test as chaos threatens to wreak havoc at her son's 8th birthday party.

Mother's Little Helpers

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Narrative feature / Runtime: 95 Min / LGBTQ
Directed by Kestrin Pantera


SYNOPSIS: Joy Pride, an aging hippie with only weeks to live, is visited by her estranged children in this darkly comic family drama.

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Thunderdance  (Narr Short) / Hurdle (Doc Feature)
Oct
10
8:30 PM20:30

Thunderdance (Narr Short) / Hurdle (Doc Feature)

Thunderdance

Narrative short / Runtime: 5 Min / Native American
Directed by Lee Cipolla


SYNOPSIS: In the 1950s, a Native American dishwasher faces down adversity using the magnetic power of his rock 'n roll dance.

Hurdle

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Documentary feature / Runtime: 87 Min
Directed by Michael Rowley


SYNOPSIS: Two men separated by a wall struggle to teach their arts - parkour and photography - to the youth of occupied Palestine.

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(FREE) Book Reading - Clarissa Jacobson: I Made A Short Film, Now WTF Do I Do With It  (a guide to film festivals, promotion, and surviving the ride)
Oct
11
12:30 PM12:30

(FREE) Book Reading - Clarissa Jacobson: I Made A Short Film, Now WTF Do I Do With It (a guide to film festivals, promotion, and surviving the ride)

Book Reading:

I Made A Short Film, Now WTF Do I Do With It (a guide to film festivals, promotion, and surviving the ride)

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Book Reading
Written by Clarissa Jacobson


SYNOPSIS: Written by award-winning and Tulsa American alumni, filmmaker Clarissa Jacobson, I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It, is jam-packed with hard-earned knowledge, tips, and secrets on how to enter film festivals, promote your movie… and SUCCEED!

Clarissa's award winning short film, Lunch Ladies screened at Tulsa American and festival around the world.

Clarissa will read from her book and impart advice about what to do with your short film.

Check out where to watch **Lunch Ladies** here: www.lunchladiesmovie.com

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That Beetle Down There (Doc Short) / Feather and Pine (Doc Feature)
Oct
11
2:00 PM14:00

That Beetle Down There (Doc Short) / Feather and Pine (Doc Feature)

That Beetle Down There

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 8 Min / Native America, Okie Ties
Directed by Tim Arnold


SYNOPSIS: The American Burying Beetle is a fascinating creature at the heart of a conflict between conservationists and Osage Indians.


Feather and Pine

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Documentary Feature / Runtime: 82 Min
Directed by Star Rosencrans and Michael James Beck


SYNOPSIS: A portrait of a county pushed closer to death following the closing of a lumber mill, this film is light on exposition, but manages to tell its story with beautiful imagery and a haunting soundtrack.


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Sac du Merde (Narr Short) / Love Flower (Narr Feature)
Oct
11
4:30 PM16:30

Sac du Merde (Narr Short) / Love Flower (Narr Feature)

Sac du Merde

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 13 Mins / Okie Ties
Directed by Greg Chwerchak


SYNOPSIS: Mazel Mankowitz clings to optimism in NYC's often awful dating scene in this hilarious short.


Love Flower

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Narrative Feature / Runtime: 89 Mins / Okie Ties
Directed by Sahm McGlynn


SYNOPSIS: When an obnoxious friend from college invites himself to crash indefinitely on the couch, the life of a pushover is irrevocably altered in this quirky and beautiful comedy.

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(FREE) Unveiling the Mystique of a Film Score
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

(FREE) Unveiling the Mystique of a Film Score

Unveiling the Mystique of a Film Score

Panel / Runtime: 90 minutes / Okie Ties
Panel: Paul Cristo and Joseph Rivers


SYNOPSIS: Joseph Rivers and Paul Cristo shed some light and offer practical advice to emerging filmmakers about scoring films.

PAUL CRISTO has been composing and conducting film and television music spanning two decades. He's composed the scores to projects such as MGM's "Species: The Awakening", the SyFy Channel's "Warehouse 13", and Chris Long’s (The Mentalist) documentary "A Tale of Two Thieves". Paul has also developed a relationship with the Tulsa Ballet inaugurally with his ballet "Festa," and looks forward to future collaborations. Paul currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to compose for feature films and television.

JOSEPH RIVERS is a J. Donald Feagin Professor of Music and Film Studies at the University of Tulsa and Chair of the Department of Film Studies, and teaches classes in film scoring, film music, and composition. His compositional projects encompass concert, stage, and film, including the documentary film, High Stakes: The Life and Times of E.W. Marland, and music for the ballet, Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet, portraying the story of the Osage Tribe.

FREE and Open to the public.

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Okie Short Films
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Okie Short Films

Albright

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 18 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Ethan Cooper


SYNOPSIS: This documentary follows Oklahoma teacher Kelly Albright as she runs for political office in the wake of the 2018 teacher walkout.

The Grid At Coal HIll

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 7 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Dwight Chalmers


SYNOPSIS: An eerie work, best described in the director's own words - "Life after the machine has left your town, all that remains is a memory of the grid."

The Stand-In

Narrative short / Runtime: 18 Min / LGBTQ, Okie Ties
Directed by Yousef Kazemi


SYNOPSIS: With the help of a stand-in mother, Bryan comes to terms with his biological mother's refusal to attend his wedding to his partner Jack.

Plato's Ship of State

Narrative short / Runtime: 10 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Connie Fawcett


SYNOPSIS: An adaptation of an excerpt from Plato's most influential book, The Republic, this short shows Socrates using his method to win over his students.

Getaway

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Narrative short / Runtime: 16 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Ethan Cooper


SYNOPSIS: The celebration of a perfect bank heist is cut short by the revelation of one simple mistake that pits thief against thief.

Faces of the 47th: The Art of Activism

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Documentary short / Runtime: 53 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Cacky Poarch


SYNOPSIS: To call attention to Oklahoma's national ranking of 47th in education funding, artist Sarah Agee organizes a massive, statewide art installation of public-school student portraits.

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The Helping Hand (Narr Short) / Wretch (Narr Feature)
Oct
11
8:30 PM20:30

The Helping Hand (Narr Short) / Wretch (Narr Feature)

The Helping Hand

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 10 Mins / Okie Ties
Directed by Brenden Hubbard


SYNOPSIS: A high-tech baby monitor becomes a technological nightmare.

Wretch

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Narrative Feature / Runtime: 84 Mins / LGBTQ
Directed by Matthew Dunehoo


SYNOPSIS: In an effort to cure his boyfriend's cancer, a young man takes up the study of an occult magic under the tutelage of a hippie restaurateur and her sinister guru.

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Her Turf (Doc Short) / Patrinell: The Total Experience (Doc Feature)
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Her Turf (Doc Short) / Patrinell: The Total Experience (Doc Feature)

Her Turf

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 18 Mins / African American
Directed by Shantel Hansen


SYNOPSIS:Three women share their stories of struggle and triumph in a male-dominated field, football refereeing.


Patrinell: The Total Experience

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Documentary Feature / Runtime: 94 Mins / African American
Directed by Tia Young and Andrew Elizaga


SYNOPSIS: Rev. Patrinell Staten Wright, Seattle's "First Lady of Gospel," leads her world-famous Total Experience Gospel Choir into an uncertain future against encroaching gentrification.

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Family Screening - Where The Red Fern Grows (2003)
Oct
12
1:30 PM13:30

Family Screening - Where The Red Fern Grows (2003)

Where The Red Fern Grows

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Narrative Feature / Runtime: 86 Min / Okie Ties; Family Film
Directed by Lyman Dayton and Sam Pillsbury


SYNOPSIS: Based on the children's book of the same name by Wilson Rawls,and filmed in Oklahoma, follow the story of Billy Colman who buys and trains two Redbone Coonhound hunting dogs to hunt raccoons in the Ozark mountains.

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TAFF Narrative Shorts
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

TAFF Narrative Shorts

Mni Wiconi: Water is Life

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Narrative short / Runtime: 3 Mins / Latino, Native American
Directed by Miguel Antonio Genz, Jeremias Galante


SYNOPSIS: A haunting, yet beautiful, animation that illustrates, without words, the link between the fossil fuel industry and climate change.


The Tattooed Heart

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Narrative short / Runtime: 9 Mins
Directed by Sheldon Wong Schwartz


SYNOPSIS: A creative writing teacher at a juvenile detention center makes a terrible discovery when she decides to investigate the claims of her troubled student.


Pinball

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Narrative short / Runtime: 8 Mins
Directed by Naveen Chaubal


SYNOPSIS: A boy breaks free from his routine to chase a peculiar dream: competitive bus racing.


Nora Ephron Goes To Prison

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Narrative short / Runtime: 8 Mins
Directed by Hannah Elless


SYNOPSIS: Two women in prison forge a bond and find an escape in their love of Nora Ephron movies.


The Spirit Seam

Narrative short / Runtime: 15 Mins
Directed by Ashley Gerst


SYNOPSIS: The story of Pollywog and her Pap-Paw, this charming animation uses a variety of techniques to give a glimpse of life in a 1950s Appalachian coal-mining town.


Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla

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Narrative short / Runtime: 13 Mins / Latino, LGBTQ
Directed by Carlos Valdivia


SYNOPSIS: One week before an interview at a prestigious firm, a student's financial aid is cut, putting his plans in jeopardy.


Life's Opportunities

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Narrative short / Runtime: 4:56 Min / African-American
Directed by Rock White


SYNOPSIS: A woman fights boredom and tiredness while waiting for the train in this cinematic parable.


Landings

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Narrative short / Runtime: 21 Min
Directed by Cameron Watson


SYNOPSIS: In 1977, an IRS agent is sent to a small town in the Mojave desert to investigate the disappearance of an alleged time-traveler.

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Okie Student Shorts
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Okie Student Shorts

Poolside

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Narrative Short/Comedy / Runtime: 6 Mins
Directed by Halle Frieden


SYNOPSIS: An insecure girl tries to enjoy her time at a hotel pool.


Memio

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Narrative Short/Comedy / Runtime: 9 Mins
Directed by Matthew Hanisch


SYNOPSIS: When a grandmother hesitates to try a new product designed to combat the effects of her dementia, her grandson must help her overcome her fears to improve both their lives.


Self Portrait

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 3 Mins / LGBTQ, Native American
Directed by Faun Harjo


SYNOPSIS: Struggling with gender identity, sexual orientation, and cultural identity has been a normal aspect of my life. Being pulled in and out of native culture and feeling like my queerness was unwelcome by my people, I separated myself for years. Now I explore my relationship with my culture by decolonizing myself and others by sharing my identity openly and honestly.


Hazel

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 7 Mins / Horror
Directed by Sara Eustaquio


SYNOPSIS: Something unusual happens while a group of young people is hanging out by the pool at night.


The Father's Melody

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 11 Mins / Christian
Directed by Matthew Simonson


SYNOPSIS: A bitter man revisits his childhood home after his father passes away, and is forced to come to terms with the music and the faith he abandoned long ago.


Don't Try This At Home

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 6 Mins / Comedy
Directed by Tim Massey


SYNOPSIS: After a messy breakup, a girl drowns her sorrows at a roller rink.


Price of Living

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 9 Mins
Directed by Chandler Berrett


SYNOPSIS: A 1930s African American bit actor struggles over his distaste for the racist stereotypes he portrays on-screen and the need to feed his family.


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Narrative Short / Runtime: 8 Mins
Directed by Ty Tush


SYNOPSIS: Four people, an axe, a knife, a bottle, a book, & a fire.


Bowl/Over

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 9 Mins
Directed by Ray SaVonne & Anastacia C.C. Davis


SYNOPSIS: As a college student battles with her own insecurities, she is faced with a decision that could change the course of her life forever.


Aging Bull

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 3 Mins / Animation
Directed by Jake Mohan


SYNOPSIS: A boxing match between old friends.


Back in the Saddle

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 20 Mins
Directed by Jacob Jolly


SYNOPSIS: After suffering a debilitating cycling injury, Caleb Corff decides to sign up for the longest race he's ever done. Through the peaks and valleys of his training, he learns a priceless lesson about life.

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Sparky and Butch (Narr Short) / Foosballers (Doc Feature)
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Sparky and Butch (Narr Short) / Foosballers (Doc Feature)

Sparky and Butch

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 15 Mins / Okie Ties
Directed by Kyle Kleinecke


SYNOPSIS: In this gentle spoof of a 70s TV show, two retired cops chase leads and ladies at an assisted living facility.


Foosballers

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Documentary Feature / Runtime: 96 Mins / Okie Ties
Directed by Joe Heslinga


SYNOPSIS: Most people know foosball as the game they used to play in their parent's basement, but for some die-hard fans, foosball isn't just a game... it's a way of life. Enter the underground world of professional foosball, a sport that's been around for over 40 years but no one knows exists. Through an ensemble cast, FOOSBALLERS not only uncovers a forgotten piece of sports history, it follows 6 of the best table soccer players in the world as they prepare for the sport's most prestigious event, The Tornado World Championships. Featuring Oklahoma native and world champion foosball player Tommy Adkisson.


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TAFF Music Short Films
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

TAFF Music Short Films

Broncho "Big City Boys"

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Music Video / Runtime: 4 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Richard Farmer


SYNOPSIS: Inspired by The Outsiders, this music video from Broncho tells the story of Ponygirl, who causes a 30-woman rumble when she is tempted to leave the Rockers and join the Fashionistas.


Studio House Project

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Dcoumentary Short / Runtime: 9 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Ethan Cooper


SYNOPSIS: A group of young friends use a temporarily vacant house as a studio space to make music.


Arthur King - Changing Landscapes (Wauters Farm)

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Dcoumentary Short / Runtime: 19 Min
Directed by Brian Canning and Sam Johnson


SYNOPSIS: LA-based art collective Arthur King goes to a small farm in Iowa to record audio and video to be later used in a grand visual art and music performance on site.


Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper

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Dcoumentary Feature / Runtime: 57 Min
Directed by Steven Gaddis


SYNOPSIS: Thanks to the efforts of a record store owner in Dallas, legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper is reunited with the surviving members of his band's original line-up to play a surprise show 40 years after parting ways.


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