(FREE) NATHAN YOUNG EXHIBIT OPENING AND RECEPTION: INFINITE PEYOTE ROAD
Oct
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

(FREE) NATHAN YOUNG EXHIBIT OPENING AND RECEPTION: INFINITE PEYOTE ROAD

NATHAN YOUNG EXHIBIT OPENING AND RECEPTION: INFINITE PEYOTE ROAD

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Special event / Runtime: 15 min. / Video Art Installation
Artist: Nathan Young


Event info: Join us at Circle Cinema as we kick-off the 2017 Tulsa American Film Festival with the opening of Nathan Young's multimedia exhibit, followed by reception, sponsored by the Tulsa Office of Film, Music Art & Culture. See the video art installation and the art exhibit in the lobby while enjoying snacks and refreshments at this FREE EVENT. Additional support from Oklahoma Center for the Humanities.

SYNOPSIS: Infinite Peyote Road (for Harry Smith) is a multi-media installation consisting of video projection, photography, and prints. The video projection presents Native American Church (the peyote religion) members practicing peyote music. The videos have been slowed down to a fraction of their original speed, the slowed down sound is then altered and re-inserted back into each video as ethereal droning music. As the slowed images of the singers take on the characteristics of a painting or a photograph, viewers can examine coded and improvised ritual items on the screen - a box of Marlboros by a drum in place of sacred tobacco, a Pittsburg Pirates hat with its iconic P to reference peyote. Much like the expositional work by early 20th century Native American painters like the Kiowa 5 (many of whom were peyotists), these images document an era of American Indian religious practice.

The photography and prints of Infinite Peyote Road utilize the artists own personal family photos, found photography, original photography and various experimental print making methods. Digitally altered images of now deceased Road Men (Native American Church ceremonial leaders) sit next to the found image of a peyote meeting held in a prison. The printed works in the installation consist of imagined and re-imagined logos of Native American Church chapters.


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SHORT PROGRAM 1 (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)
Oct
11
7:45pm 7:45pm

SHORT PROGRAM 1 (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)

SHORT PROGRAM 1

NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS / Runtime: 96 min.


BUTCH: LEGEND OF LANGSTON

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 19 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by DAVID TESTER & CHRISTOPHER HUNT


SYNOPSIS: Set in Langston University, the nation's westernmost HBCU (historically black college or university), Butch: Legend of Langston explores the many myths, stories, and legends of a man who has lived on campus since 1961.


THE BULLETEERS

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 9 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by KYLE ROBERTS


SYNOPSIS: When a quirky but deadly outlaw returns to town, it's up to a masked hero to gather a group of misfits to save the townspeople from the wrath of Todd.


U R a DIAL TONE

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U R a DIAL TONE / Runtime: 10 min.
Directed by LAUREN KINSLER


SYNOPSIS: Sylvia loves her job as a sign language interpreter, where she makes phone calls for deaf people. Sure, sometimes she gets too emotionally involved and a computer glitch sucks her into her callers’ lives, but who doesn’t break the rules every now and then?

TYLER

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 7 min.

Directed by ANDY KOEGER/DAN FRATZ


SYNOPSIS: A young woman in present-day New Orleans undergoes an unusual physical transformation.


ESTRELLA

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 11 min.

Directed by BRANDON HUGO ARROYO


SYNOPSIS: A daughter learns to love the creativity her mother left behind.


LITTLE POTATO

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 14 min.

Directed by WES HURLEY


SYNOPSIS: Wes Hurley's autobiographical journey of growing up gay in the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, and how life changed with his eventual immigration to America.


PORK.0

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 17 min.

Directed by BRETT KUXHAUSEN


SYNOPSIS: Carl Blake is on a quest: to breed the perfect pig, and to turn the American pork system on its heels by producing some of the tastiest and happiest pigs in the country.


LUNCH LADIES

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 19 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by J.M. LOGAN


SYNOPSIS: Two burnt out high school lunch ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp's personal chefs.


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SPACEMAN (Narrative Short Film)/MICKEY REECE'S ALIEN (Narrative Feature Film)
Oct
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

SPACEMAN (Narrative Short Film)/MICKEY REECE'S ALIEN (Narrative Feature Film)

SPACEMAN

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 19 min.

Directed by CHRISTOPHER OLIVA


SYNOPSIS: A young man with big aspirations sets out on a very curious path to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut.


MICKEY REECE'S ALIEN

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 70 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by MICKEY REECE


SYNOPSIS: A surrealist vision inspired by the later years of Elvis and Priscilla Presley's tumultuous marriage, Mickey Reece's Alien is a rumination on spirituality, space and divine existentialism.

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(FREE) OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY, FEATURING PAUL BENJAMAN BAND
Oct
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

(FREE) OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY, FEATURING PAUL BENJAMAN BAND

OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY, FEATURING PAUL BENJAMAN BAND

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INFO: A live musical tribute to complement the TAFF screening of the documentary Mad Dogs & Englishmen, in which Leon Russell performs alongside Joe Cocker in his 1971 American tour.

This Wednesday night concert features Tulsan Paul Benjaman leading a band of Okies in their iterations of the songs from the film. Expect the classics, stay for the surprises.


PARTY DATE: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PARTY TIME: 9:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.

PERFORMANCE TIME: 10:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Heirloom Rustic Ales, 2113 E Admiral Boulevard, Tulsa, Oklahoma, OK 74110

Party is free and open to the public. Cash bar.

MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN is screening Sunday, October 15th, at Woody Guthrie Center, 4:00 P.M. Sponsored by Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Art & Culture.

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(FREE) SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY READINGS & LUNCHEON, Directed by Rob Harmon
Oct
12
12:00pm12:00pm

(FREE) SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY READINGS & LUNCHEON, Directed by Rob Harmon

SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY READINGS & LUNCHEON

SCREENWRITING / Runtime: 60 min. / FREE

Directed by ROB HARMON


SYNOPSIS: Rena Cook directs local Tulsa actors in a live reading of the three short film screenplay finalists.

4 MINUTES OF TRUTH - written by Ted Satterfield

THE LAST SLICE OF PIE - written by Lesley Cessna-Kontowicz

YES AND - written by Adrienne Dawes

This event is FREE and open to the public. Come have lunch on us and hear Tulsa based actors read these short film screenplays.

Sponsored by Oklahoma Film + Music Office. Food suppled by Mazzio's.


 

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(FREE) A CONVERSATION WITH DOUG CLAYBOURNE
Oct
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

(FREE) A CONVERSATION WITH DOUG CLAYBOURNE

A CONVERSATION WITH DOUG CLAYBOURNE

 
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INTERVIEW / Runtime: 90 min.

VENUE: Woody Guthrie Center


INFO: Please join us for a special evening of lively conversation with Doug Claybourne, Film Producer/Poet/Painter. A University of Tulsa graduate, raised in Tulsa, Doug will touch on the high points of his career working on unforgettable films, beginning in 1976 working on his first motion picture, Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. That film began a career that included, among others: The Black Stallion,The Escape Artist, The Black Stallion Returns, Peggy Sue Got Married, War of the Roses, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, The Mask of Zorro, Jack, Nights of Rodanthe, North Country and Rumble Fish. Claybourne will focus on his experience filming Rumble Fish, 35 years ago in Tulsa. This was the first film Doug produced for Francis Coppola as a director and it remains Doug's and Coppola’s favorite of their many pictures.

Moderated by Tava Maloy Sofsky (Director, OF + MO), who calls Doug her producing partner and mentor of many years.

Sponsored by Oklahoma Film + Music Office, this event is FREE and open to the public.

After conversation, head over to Guthrie Green and catch a screening of Rumble Fish, starting at sundown.

After the screening, the Tulsa American Film Festival After Party celebrating Rumble Fish will be held at Mainline Art & Cocktails, starting at 9:00 PM.

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JESSICA (Narrative Short Film)/ PALACIOS (Narrative Feature Film)
Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

JESSICA (Narrative Short Film)/ PALACIOS (Narrative Feature Film)

JESSICA

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 11 min.

Directed by JESSICA KINGDON


SYNOPSIS: Two women who share a name and appearance meet when one hires the other to clean her house.


PALACIOS

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 77 min.

Directed by ROBERT T. HERRERA


SYNOPSIS: Eugene, an inner-city teen, escapes the streets and hides away on a rooftop during the 4th of July holiday. Here he meets Holly, a young widow. The two unlikely companions commit to spending the day together above the city.

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OLANCHO (Documentary Feature Film)
Oct
12
8:30pm 8:30pm

OLANCHO (Documentary Feature Film)

OLANCHO

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 70 min.

Directed by CHRISTOPHER VALDES & TED GRISWOLD


SYNOPSIS: Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame by making music for the region’s drug cartels. When some of his song lyrics get him in trouble, Manuel must make the most difficult decision of his life: continue the quest for fame, or flee.

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(FREE) RUMBLE FISH (Classic Screening)
Oct
12
8:30pm 8:30pm

(FREE) RUMBLE FISH (Classic Screening)

Rumble Fish

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SPECIAL SCREENING / Runtime: 94 min. / CLASSIC FILM / LOCAL TIES

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola


INFO: The production of Rumble Fish in Tulsa celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Tulsa American Film Festival and Guthrie Green are proud to present Rumble Fish outdoors at Guthrie Green, Thursday evening, October 12th.

SYNOPSIS: Rumble Fish is an American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Rumble Fish by Tulsa native, S. E. Hinton, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Coppola. The film centers on the relationship between Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke), a revered former gang leader wishing to live a more peaceful life, and his younger brother, Rusty James (Matt Dillon), a teenaged hoodlum who aspires to become as feared as Motorcycle Boy.

Coppola directed the film back-to-back the same year in 1982 with The Outsiders, using much of the same cast and crew.

Shot in black in white, Rumble Fish is notable for its avant-garde style with a film noir feel, stark high-contrast and features an experimental score by Stewart Copeland, drummer of the musical group The Police.

Before the screening, make sure to attend our Conversation with Doug Claybourne, producer of Rumble Fish. Woody Guthrie Center, 6:30 P.M., free also.

After the screening, join us at Mainline Art & Cocktails for our Thursday Night After Party, 9:00 P.M.

Screening sponsored by Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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(FREE) THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY at MAINLINE ART & COCKTAILS
Oct
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

(FREE) THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY at MAINLINE ART & COCKTAILS

Thursday Night After Party at Mainline Art & Cocktails

 
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INFO: The Thursday Night After Party at Mainline Art & Cocktails celebrates our Thursday nights events, specifically our Rumble Fish events. Join us at Mainline Art & Cocktails, have a drink, listen to some 80's music and check out our special Rumble Fish photo exhibit, curated by Tulsa Historical Society & Museum.

FREE and open to the public. Cash Bar. Snacks provided.

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(FREE) TULSA FILM MIXER + PANEL SERIES: THE INS AND OUTS OF LOW BUDGET HORROR FILMMAKING
Oct
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

(FREE) TULSA FILM MIXER + PANEL SERIES: THE INS AND OUTS OF LOW BUDGET HORROR FILMMAKING

TULSA FILM MIXER & PANEL: THE INS AND OUTS OF LOW BUDGET HORROR FILMMAKING

PANEL / Runtime: 60 min. /5:30 P.M. Reception / 6:30 P.M. Panel

Moderated by CHRISTOPHER LONG


INFO: From Blood Cult, to Hellraiser: Judgment, Oklahoma has a history of hosting productions of horror movies. Horror is notoriously one of the hardest genres to pull off, with budgetary constraints rendering a successful project nearly impossible. Whether the films are terrifying, campy, or something else entirely, the genre isn’t losing popularity. Oklahomans continue to build the tradition of Sooner State scares, with and are involved in every aspect of horror filmmaking.

Panel: John Wooley, Writer and Filmmaker Krista Perry, Hair and Makeup Artist Samuel Calvin, Director of Photography

Join us for a Friday the 13th edition of The Tulsa Film Mixer and Panel Series to discuss the good, the bad, and the nightmare inducing aspects of low budget horror, Okie- style.

FREE and open to the public.

 
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SHORT PROGRAM 2 (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)
Oct
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

SHORT PROGRAM 2 (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)

SHORT PROGRAM 2

NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS / Runtime: 89 min.


CATS WANT TO BREAK FREE

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 8 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by DRAYKE HORNIG


SYNOPSIS: A cat, in a video, gives a tutorial about making cat videos. But when he tires of this job, he must BREAK FREE.


PANIC ATTACK!

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 3 min.

Directed by EILEEN O'MEARA


SYNOPSIS: You know the nagging thoughts that start with "Did I leave the coffee on?" and turn into "Am I pregnant with a devil-baby”? This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.


WE TOGETHER

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 7 min.

Directed by HENRY KAPLAN


SYNOPSIS: A short film about a zombie who comes to remember the person who he used to be.


I LOVE YOU LIKE SCIENCE

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 7 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by MAT MILLER


SYNOPSIS: A poem from a broken heart.


MUTT

NARRATIVE / Runtime: 13 min.

Directed by ERIN SANGER


SYNOPSIS: A family's plan to stage an intervention unravels.


KOJO

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 14 min.

Directed by MICHAEL FEQUIERE


SYNOPSIS: Twelve-year-old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney reflects on his tireless work ethic, learning from his mentor and father, saxophonist Antoine Roney, and the current state of jazz music.


THE COLLECTION

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 11 min.

Directed by ADAM ROFFMAN


SYNOPSIS: Two friends stumble upon the holy grail of movie memorabilia in the most unlikely of places.


GIRTY FAMILY SINGERS

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 6 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by JEREMY CHARLES

Produced by FireThief Productions and Cherokee Nation Businesses


SYNOPSIS: For generations, the Girty family has shared and passed down Cherokee songs.


TWO LANE

NARRATIVE / Runtime: 13 min. LOCAL TIES

Directed by JAKE LURVEY


SYNOPSIS: An old man and a boy meet on the road to Tulsa.


SWIMMING IN THE DESERT

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 15 min.

Directed by ALVARO RON


SYNOPSIS: In the drought-stricken town of Agua Dulce, a ten-year-old girl challenges her grandfather, to follow a crazy plan that will bring water back to the dry river.

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MANKILLER (Documentary Feature Film)
Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

MANKILLER (Documentary Feature Film)

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 73 min. / LOCAL TIES
Directed by VALERIE RED-HORSE MOHL


SYNOPSIS: In 1985, Wilma Mankiller was elected the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. This is the story of her ascent through hardships, defying the odds and overcoming rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as a groundbreaking American leader. Through rare interviews and archival footage, MANKILLER weaves an account of the life of a Chief and the transformation of her nation, and explores the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller.

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WILL SAMPSON RETROSPECTIVE - POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (Classic Screening)
Oct
13
10:00pm10:00pm

WILL SAMPSON RETROSPECTIVE - POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (Classic Screening)

WILL SAMPSON RETROSPECTIVE - POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE

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RETROSPECTIVE / Runtime: 91 min. / Classic Film Program / LOCAL TIES
Directed by BRIAN GIBSON


Tickets: $6/Circle member, $8/non-Circle member

As part of Tulsa American Film Festival's Oklahoma Classic Film Program, we continue with our Will Sampson Retrospective. The last of three Will Sampson films, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Friday, October 13, 2017 at Circle Cinema.


SYNOPSIS: The supernatural horror film, Poltergeist II: The Other Side is the second of the Poltergeist series, premiering in 1986 and featuring the return of the original family, who again battle a spirit trying to harm their daughter, Carol Anne. Starring, Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein and Will Sampson.

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(FREE) TULSA FILM MIXER & PANEL: A CONVERSATION WITH HOLLYWOOD CASTING DIRECTOR TRICIA WOOD
Oct
14
10:30am10:30am

(FREE) TULSA FILM MIXER & PANEL: A CONVERSATION WITH HOLLYWOOD CASTING DIRECTOR TRICIA WOOD

TULSA FILM MIXER + PANEL SERIES: A CONVERSATION WITH HOLLYWOOD CASTING DIRECTOR TRICIA WOOD

INTERVIEW / 60 mins.

MODERATED BY WENDY ROBERTS-GARRETT


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INFO: The second TULSA FILM MIXER + PANEL SERIES during the 3rd Tulsa American Film Festival is a Saturday morning brunch and conversation with Casting Director, Tricia Wood (La La Land, American Pastoral and Disturbia.)

Tricia Wood started her casting career as an intern in 1993 in the Features Casting Department at Paramount Pictures Studio under her mentor and then Sr. VP of Casting, Deborah Aquila. During the next three years Tricia continued her casting education in the Features Casting department, moving up from Casting Assistant to Casting Associate. After a brief period of working in production, Tricia reunited with Deborah Aquila in 1999 as an independent casting team. After several years as a successful independent casting company, in 2014 Aquila Wood Casting joined Lionsgate Entertainment as their in-house casting department. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tricia is a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation and Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She studied Architecture at Oklahoma State University before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Film. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Help us welcome Tricia and enjoy brunch on Tulsa American Film Festival and Tulsa FMAC in the Circle Cinema lobby.

FREE and open to the public.

 
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(FREE) NATIVE SHORTS (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)
Oct
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

(FREE) NATIVE SHORTS (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)

NATIVE SHORTS

NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS / Runtime: 65 min.


MY SOUL REMAINER

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 6 min.

Directed by NANOBAH BECKER


SYNOPSIS: The music video for Laura Ortman’s passionate ‘My Soul Remainer’ roars from the mountain tops with impressionistic imagery inspired by the elements.


IN THE BEGINNING WAS WATER AND SKY

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 13 min.

Directed by RYAN WARD


SYNOPSIS: In parallel stories, two Chippewa children navigate the dark corners of American history trying to find their way back to a home that may be lost forever.


COYOTE STORY

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 5 min.

Directed by DANIEL SEMAN


SYNOPSIS: The Ojibwe story of how a sly coyote gets his meal by playing a trick on unsuspecting ducks.


CREE CODE TALKER

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 14 min.

Directed by ALEXANDRA LAZAROWICH


SYNOPSIS: Charles ‘Checker’ Tomkins fought in the Second World War, and served as a Cree Code Talker with the United States Air Force. As with other indigenous languages, Cree was used to transmit crucial military communications, and proved a vital secret weapon in combat.


METAL ROAD

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 27 min.

Directed by SARAH DEL SARONDE


SYNOPSIS: For decades, thousands of Navajos have worked the railroads, maintaining the trans-continental network. Metal Road follows three Navajo railroaders as they leave their homeland to replace aging tracks under extreme weather conditions.

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OKIE STUDENT SHORTS (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)
Oct
14
4:00pm 4:00pm

OKIE STUDENT SHORTS (Narrative & Documentary Short Films)

OKIE STUDENT SHORTS

NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS / Runtime: 112 min.


BREATHE

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 10 min.

Directed by CODY WILSON


SYNOPSIS: The story of an athlete's unfaltering quest to become an Olympian.


BEARDS

NARRATIVE / Runtime: 10 min. / MOCKUMENTARY

Directed by MARCUS YOUNG


SYNOPSIS: A mockumentary exploring the beard epidemic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


OUR HOME

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 11 min.

Directed by BUNEE TOMLINSON


SYNOPSIS: What do a near death experience and eight orphans have in common? A home that changed the course of their lives forever.


FROM THE WATER TO THE WOODS: THE CHOCTAW STORY

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 14 min.

Directed by LOGAN CROSSLEY


SYNOPSIS: Choctaw culture keepers share their heritage through storytelling.


AS SHE GOES

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 7 min.

Directed by AUDREY KURTZ


SYNOPSIS: A young woman with social anxiety meets her boyfriend's family for the first time.


OUT FROM SMOKE & ASH

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 22 min. / EXPERIMENTAL

Directed by LISANDRO BOCCACCI


SYNOPSIS: In 1921, the Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood of Greenwood was one of the most affluent all-black communities in America. Using a mix of storytelling approaches, Out From Smoke & Ash contemplates the riot that devasted Greenwood, and its impact on a community.


CIRCUS CITY, USA

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 38 min.

Directed by ADAM WRIGHT


SYNOPSIS: Since the early 1940s, more than 20 circus companies have made their home in Hugo, Oklahoma. The town's unique history has earned it the nickname of Circus City, USA, and a population that is comprised of clowns, characters, and charmers.

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(FREE) AWARDS HOUR
Oct
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

(FREE) AWARDS HOUR

TULSA AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS HOUR


INFO: The festival awards will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Circle Cinema (theater 2), 6:30 P.M. The following awards will be handed out. Jury panels announced soon.:

  • Best Narrative Feature Film
  • Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Best Ensemble in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Best Director of a Narrative Feature Film
  • Best Cinematographer of a Narrative Feature Film

  • Best Narrative Short Film
  • Best Director of a Narrative Short Film
  • Best Cinematographer of a Narrative Short Film

  • Best Documentary Feature Film
  • Best Director of a Documentary Feature Film
  • Best Cinematographer of a Documentary Feature Film

  • Best Documentary Short Film
  • Best Director of a Documentary Short Film
  • Best Cinematographer of a Documentary Short Film

  • Best Oklahoma Student Short Film
  • Best Director of an Oklahoma Student Short Film
  • Best Cinematographer of an Oklahoma Student Short Film

  • Best Screenplay (Un-Produced Short Film)

  • Best Oklahoma Film

  • Bill Blair Award for Excellence in Film
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THE CAPTIVATING VOICE OF ARTIST KALYN FAY (Documentary Short Film) / THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE (Documentary Feature Film)
Oct
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

THE CAPTIVATING VOICE OF ARTIST KALYN FAY (Documentary Short Film) / THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE (Documentary Feature Film)

THE CAPTIVATING VOICE OF ARTIST KALYN FAY

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 5 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by STERLIN HARJO

Produced by FireThief Productions and Cherokee Nation Businesses


SYNOPSIS: Kalyn Fay Barnoski is an up and coming singer-songwriter, pursuing art in many forms.


THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 74 min.

Directed by SAM WAINWRIGHT DOUGLAS


SYNOPSIS: In 2015, the indigenous art collective Postcommodity constructed Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.- Mexico border. Aided by the communities on both sides of the border, the artists installed a series of 28 oversized inflatable spheres that stretched out a mile in each direction. Repellent Fence draws parallels to other large scale land artworks, while questioning the idea of borders and divisions.

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TEMPO (Narrative Short Film) / THE STRANGE ONES (Narrative Feature Film)
Oct
14
8:30pm 8:30pm

TEMPO (Narrative Short Film) / THE STRANGE ONES (Narrative Feature Film)

TEMPO

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 12 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by BRIAN LAWES


SYNOPSIS: When Seth suddenly stops speaking, his parents turn to a therapist to uncover the reasons behind his mutism.


THE STRANGE ONES

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NARRATIVE / Runtime: 82 min.

Directed by LAUREN WOLKSTEIN and CHRISTOPHER RADCLIFF


SYNOPSIS: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

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(FREE) ONSCREEN OKLAHOMA: HOLLYWOOD REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SOONER STATE (Lecture)
Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

(FREE) ONSCREEN OKLAHOMA: HOLLYWOOD REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SOONER STATE (Lecture)

ONSCREEN OKLAHOMA: HOLLYWOOD REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SOONER STATE

LECTURE / Runtime: 60 min. / History

Discussion led by ELIZABETH ANTHONY


INFO: Oklahoma has come of age with the art of filmmaking itself and has been the subject of hundreds of movies over the last century. People who have never visited Oklahoma learn much of what they think they know about the state from the movies. But what exactly is it they have learned? Film historian Elizabeth Anthony, author of ReelClassics.com, has made a documentary for the Oklahoma Historical Society about how Oklahoma has been portrayed on film and reveals all! Sponsored by OKPOPS.

 
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(FREE) YOUR WAY BACK TO ME (Documentary Feature Film)
Oct
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

(FREE) YOUR WAY BACK TO ME (Documentary Feature Film)

YOUR WAY BACK TO ME

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 60 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by ALEXANDRA DIETZ


SYNOPSIS: Hannah Sheridan is half Cheyenne and half Kiowa, born in El Reno, Oklahoma. After a decade away from home and following a career in the U.S. Navy, Hannah returns to her community to fulfill her role in the mourning rituals to honor her recently deceased relatives.

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MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN (Documentary Feature Film)
Oct
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN (Documentary Feature Film)

MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 117 min. / CLASSIC FILM / LOCAL TIES

Directed by PIERRE ADIDGE


SYNOPSIS: Directed by Pierre Adidge, Mad Dogs & Englishmen is a 1971 American film documenting Joe Cocker's 1970 U.S. tour. The film features Cocker and Leon Russell, and was released on March 29, 1971.

Screening at Woody Guthrie Center and sponsored by Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Art & Culture.

Complementing the TAFF screening of the documentary Mad Dogs & Englishmen, The Paul Benjaman Band will perform music from the film at the Tulsa American Opening Night Party, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9:00 PM, at Heirloom Rustic Ales.

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SHILOH (Documentary Short Film) / STRUGGLE & HOPE (Documentary Feature Film)
Oct
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

SHILOH (Documentary Short Film) / STRUGGLE & HOPE (Documentary Feature Film)

SHILOH

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 32 min. / LOCAL TIES

Directed by MARK D. WILLIAMS


SYNOPSIS: Boxer Shiloh LeBeau's journey to the 2016 Ringside World Championship reveals that her toughest battles might take place outside of the ring.


STRUGGLE & HOPE

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DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 65 min. LOCAL TIES

Directed by KARI BARBER


SYNOPSIS: Among the wealth of untold American stories is that of the rise and slow disappearance of all-black towns that sprung up in the American West following the end of the Civil War. Most of these towns have now been swallowed up by nearby counties and cities, or are clinging desperately for their survival. Struggle & Hope mines the stories of the last-remaining residents of several all-black towns in Oklahoma, while charting their efforts to ensure their towns aren't lost to history.

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