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Circle Cinema Film Festival
July 11 - July 15
After debuting in 2018 as part of Circle Cinema’s 90th birthday celebration, the Circle Cinema Film Festival is back in 2019 with an exciting showcase of original storytelling through film, art, music and experiences. The festival brings a stellar lineup of diverse films and special guests to Tulsa, including some fresh from this year’s Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. Film programming, with an emphasis on Oklahoma-centric independent films and filmmakers, will include a mix of documentaries and features along with some classic and even silent films.
Highlights for Circle Cinema Film Festival 2019 to include:
Meet the Filmmaker: Crystal Kayiza-Lunch and film screening with former Jenks HS film student and Sundance documentarian. More about her https://filmmakermagazine.com/people/crystal-kayiza/)
Red Dog (2019)- Q&A following film with Oklahoma native Luke Dick, now a Nashville-based songwriter, singer and filmmaker. (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/luke-dick-republican-hair-red-dog-sxsw-806942/)
Bluebird (2019) – Q&A with filmmakers following film – Stars Oklahoma’s Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift – (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/bluebird-cafe-documentary-sxsw-2019-taylor-swift-784034/)
Okies in Silent Film (1920s) a curated retrospective of Oklahoma actors who appeared in silent films. Includes live musical accompaniment on Circle’s 1928 theatre pipe organ hosted by Dr. Joseph Rivers, TU professor and head of Film Studies Department.
Terlton (2019) – World premiere – Q&A with filmmaker Sterlin Harjo – A story about the power of community. In the summer of 1985, a small town in Oklahoma suffered an unimaginable tragedy; one-fourth of their community was killed in an explosion at Aerlex Corp, a local fireworks factory.
Cole Justice (1989) -30th Anniversary screening with an “8’s The Place” Walk of Fame dedication to Tulsa filmmaker Carl Bartholomew.
Juice: How Electricity Explains the World (2019) – Oklahoma premiere – Q&A with Tulsan Robert Bryce, executive producer and filmmaker. https://www.juicethemovie.com
Words From A Bear (2019) – Q&A with filmmakers following film – https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/n-scott-momaday-words-a-bear-film-review-sundance-2019-1180556
Arrows of Outrageous Fortune (2019); Q&A following film with OKC filmmaker Mickey Reese.
Graveyard Shift presents: Slumber Party 10 – Annual all-night horror movie fest joins the CCFF fun.
American Heretics: Politics of the Gospel (2018) -Q&A following film with film directors. With community partner All Souls Unitarian Church.
Masked and Anonymous (2003) An evening with film and TV (Seinfeld, etc) writer Larry Charles and special screening of the film he wrote with Bob Dylan. Presented by the Bob Dylan Center.
Lindy Waters III (2019) – Documentary featuring OSU’s basketball star Lindy Waters. With Tulsa filmmaker Kyle Bell and special guest for Q&A (Kyle was recently selected for the 2019 Sundance Native Filmmakers Lab)
Gray Frederickson – Walk of Fame dedication & film screening in partnership with the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
Student short film program – Submission link here https://filmfreeway.com/CircleCinemaFilmFestival?pending=true
91st BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION with cake and special guests including Peggy Dow Helmerich
ART – Tulsa filmmaker/photographer, Shane Brown’s exhibit opens and runs during the festival
MUSIC – Luke Dick and Republican Hair perform at 473 Bar in Kendall Whittier at part of the Circle Cinema Film Festival – Tulsa’s David Horne and the David Hornes open.
FILM PANELS & SPEAKERS – TBA
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