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