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Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival
October 30, 2019
An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 2, 2019
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch will celebrate the 140th birthday of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son with the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival on Wednesday, October 30, through Saturday, November 2. Many activities are planned to honor the memory of Will Rogers, Cherokee cowboy philosopher and movie actor. A complete schedule can be found at www.dogirons.com/program.
Beginning October 30, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival will feature up-and-coming filmmakers exhibiting their work at venues throughout Claremore. Also included in this festival will be showings of films featuring Will Rogers. On November 1 at 7 p.m., Will Rogers Memorial Museum will host an interview with Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry and Wyatt McCrea.
On Saturday, November 2, the day will begin with the Cherokee Nation Wings Race (1K fun run or 5K race) in the Rogers State University Nature Preserve. At 10 a.m., the Pocahontas Club will perform its traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Will Rogers, followed by a reception and film screening. Also beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 10 p.m., the 23rd annual Native American Festival at Rogers State University’s Centennial Center will feature Native music and dancing, Cherokee storytelling, and make-and-take arts and crafts activities.
The festival will conclude with the Dog Iron Awards Ceremony on November 2 at 7 p.m. Co-hosts for the ceremony will be Barry Corbin, C. Thomas Howell, Terrence Julien, and Ariel Tweto. For more information please call 918-341-0719 or visit www.dogirons.com.