September 29
6:00 p.m.


Philbrook Museum
2727 S. Rockford Rd. Tulsa, OK 74114

True Grit


Year: 1969 / Runtime: 128 min.
Directed by Henry Hathaway

True Grit is about A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. Directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell. The screenplay was written by Marguerite Roberts, adapted from a Charles Portis novel. The cast also features Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Strother Martin. John Wayne won his only Academy Award with his performance of Rooster Cogburn in this film. Not Rated.

Admission is FREE. Several incentives to attend outside if seeing the film:

  • TCM Trivia question will be asked with prizes to be won.
  • First 75 guests receive a FREE copy of the book!
  • A pair of Tulsa American Film Festival VIP Passes and two pairs of All Access passes will be given out.

Presented by Tulsa American Film Festival, Booksmart Tulsa, Philbrook Museum and Turner Classic Movies Backlot.





October 03
11:00 a.m.

Circle Cinema
10 South Lewis Ave.  Tulsa, OK 74104


The Song of Bernadette

Year: 1943 / Runtime: 156 min.
Directed by Henry King

The film that won Tulsa's very own, Jennifer Jones an Academy Award for Best Actress, The Song of Bernadette is based on the novel by Franz Werfel. Directed by Henry King, this drama focuses on Bernadette Soubirous (Jennifer Jones), a young French woman who experiences vivid visions of the Virgin Mary. While many dismiss her claims, certain people, including the priest Dominique Peyramale (Charles Bickford), slowly begin to believe her. Eventually, Bernadette is deemed a saint, and becomes a nun at a convent, where she must deal with jealousy from others who resent her revered status.

Presented by Tulsa American Film Festival, OLLI@OSU, This Land Press and Turner Classic Movies Backlot.

Check back for more ticketing information.





October 08
11:00 a.m.

Circle Cinema
10 South Lewis Ave.  Tulsa, OK 74104


Year: 1928 / Runtime: 82 min. + Panel: 30 min.
Directed by Edward Carewe

Ramona Come Closer: Composing and Adapting an Historically-based Score for a Lost Silent Classic. Walter Aaron Clark, Aaron Fruchtman and Victor Payan

In 1928 United Artists released the silent film Ramona, based on Helen Hunt Jackson’s beloved tale of Old California. A star vehicle for Dolores Del Rio, Ramona was an early example of producing a new song to promote the movie. The song, “Ramona” written by Mabel Wayne and L. Wolfe Gilbert, became an international hit. The worldwide popularity of the title song endured, yet the film, unlike the tune, was lost for 80 years. Alone print was discovered in the Czech Republic in 2010 and restored by the Library of Congress.

In 2015 David Spear and Joseph Julian Gonzalez composed a new score of original themes, arranged the title song, and adapted sacred and Spanish classical music. In the main title, “Ramona” is sung and recurs throughout in instrumental variations. In “The Sunrise Hymn,” a scene where Ramona meets her future husband, a friar sings a hymn and is joined antiphonally by his congregants. Cántico del Alba (Morning Song), chanted daily in the California missions of the mid-1800s, was adapted and synchronized in an effective vocal arrangement matching the on-screen performance. Enrique Granados’s song, “La Maja Dolorosa” is arranged for violin to underscore two final scenes.

The composers will mount a screening of Ramona and lead a performance of their score with NYU musicians. After the screening a discussion of the scoring process and use of historical musical sources will be held with the composers and the authors of the abstract before being opened up to the audience.

Presented by the University of Tulsa, Tulsa American Film Festival and Turner Classic Movies Backlot and screened as part of Circle Cinema's: Second Saturday Silents.

Tickets available at www.circlecinema.com





October 12 - 16
6:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m.

Circle Cinema
10 South Lewis Ave. 
Tulsa, OK 74104

Dick Tracy's G-Men


Year: 1939 / Runtime: 236 min (several episodes running back to back)
Directors: William Witney, John English

Continuing with our tribute to Jennifer Jones, make sure to stop by the Circle Cinema gallery to see non-stop episodes of Dick Tracy's G-Men, starring Ralph Byrd and special appearance by one Phyllis Isley, the future Oscar-winning Jennifer Jones. FREE and open to the public.