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Oklahoma Black Heritage Film Festival
February 9, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
The Oklahoma Historical Society’s Black Heritage Committee will present an African American film festival and workshop at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, February 9, from noon to 5 p.m. The event will feature Oklahoma filmmakers and films pertaining to the Sooner State. The festival is free and open to the public, with limiting seating.
At 2:30 p.m. writer and producer Robert Burch of OETA and ShIronbutterfly Ray of Muskogee’s Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, will lead a discussion for amateurs on the process of documentary production. Moderated by Joyce Jackson, publisher and editor of Shades of Oklahoma magazine, the workshop will focus on the resources available to filmmakers and how to submit a documentary into film festivals.
The majority of the films showcased are inaugural efforts by Oklahomans interested in the state’s African American history. After each showing, filmmakers will be available for questions from the audience.
Celebrating the Lady: 2nd Street, the Making of the Charlie Christian Jazz Festival by Harold G. Jones
From Dunjee to Star Spencer by Willie Baker
And They Called Us Colored by Dr. Tonya Anderson
Forest Anderson: The Black Oklahoma Millionaire by David P. Lee
Never-before-seen films of Langston University Historian-in-Residence Currie Ballard presented by Bruce Fisher
Douglass High School: A Legacy of Striving for Excellence by Stanford White
Where the Legends Went by Oscar D. Ray