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Tulsa American Film Festival
October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Over the course of five days, 65 films will be screened across Tulsa as part of the Tulsa American Film Festival with Gilcrease playing host Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14.
The Latino American Program screening will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, while the Native American Program screening will be Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 13
- All That We Carry, directed by Erin Kokdil (Narrative Short – 9 min): A Guatemalan woman tries to make a new home in Oakland. But can a new beginning erase a painful past?
- The Coko, directed by Gianluca Morganti (Narrative Short – 9 min): An illegal Latino immigrant works grueling hours in a restaurant kitchen to provide for his pregnant wife.
- Meeting Brown, directed by Ana Monaco (Narrative Short – 10 min): A LatinaX woman is forced to choose between her culture or a future with the man she loves.
- Kiko, directed by Felix Martez (Narrative Short – 24 min): A young factory manager is forced to choose between what is right and what is legal when ICE raids the factory and a friend is deported and separated from her daughter.
- Paralysis, directed by Melissa De Leon (Narrative Short – 5 min): Diana, a young mother, fears what comes in the night.
- Mestizo, directed by Kristofer Karlsson (Narrative Short – 17 min): Two young migrants attempt to cross a deadly stretch of desert known as the “Devils Highway” between the U.S./Mexico border.
- DACAmented, directed by St. Clair Detrick-Jules (Doc Short – 17 min): Nine fearless and young DACA recipients narrate their wrenching stories about navigating life under Trump.
Sunday, October 14
- The Bridge, directed by Randi LeClair (Narrative Short – 14 min): After two high school football stars are found dead, decade’s long racial tensions sizzle in a small-town diner.
- Jack, directed by Maya Craig (Doc Short – 4 min): The disappearance of what was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, and the demise of the Native Americans that relied on it.
- Our Tiospaye // Our Family, directed by Meg Griffiths and Scott Faris (Doc Short – 11 min): Three Pine Ridge-bound Teach For America educators who arrived in South Dakota with radically disparate perspectives on the place. Shaped by the contours of the land, the support of their communities, and the strength of their students, each discovered a deeper purpose.
- ᎠᏴᏓᏆᎶᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎧᏖᎾ, directed by Joseph Herb (Narrative Short – Animation – 9 min): Long ago, two boys feed a small starving snake. It grows up to be a large Uktena that fights Thunder.
- The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets, directed by Adam Khalil (Doc Short – 10 min): An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and postmortem justice through the case of the “Kennewick Man.”
- Cowboy, directed by Boise Esquerra (Narrative Short – 20 min): Beau, a lonely bitter cowboy is set at ease when he crosses paths with a promiscuous female vagabond.
- Neemkomok, directed by Douglas Cushnie (Narrative Short – 20 min): Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised in the early 1800’s.
To purchase tickets for screenings at Circle Cinema, Woody Guthrie Center and Kendall Whittier, visit www.tulsaamericanfilmfest.com.