The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers, directed by Beau Jennings

Documentary feature; 62 minutes.

A songwriter from Oklahoma, Beau Jennings spent the last few years writing songs about his boyhood hero and 'Oklahoma's favorite son' Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie star. As songs accumulated, Beau realized the need to further explore the source of his inspiration, and a plan was hatched to travel the U.S. retracing Will Rogers' footsteps, performing songs about Will at locations where significant events in his life took place.

Oklahoma production.

Screening Sunday, October 18, 4:30 p.m. at Gilcrease Museum as part of TAFFest’s American Indian program.