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The People’s House film screening at Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival

November 1, 2023, 12:30 p.m.1 p.m.

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On Wednesday, November 1, at 12:30 p.m., The People’s House will be shown at the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre in Claremore. The film has earned a nomination in the Dog-Iron Award category. It was directed by Oklahoma native Bryan Beasley and produced with support from the Inasmuch Foundation and the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS).

The People’s House covers the in-depth history of the Capitol, the importance of the building, the years-long restoration process, its resilience over the decades, and more. Interviewees include Trait Thompson, executive director of the OHS, former project manager for the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration project and author of “The Oklahoma State Capitol”; Dr. Bob Blackburn, former executive director of the OHS; former governors including George Nigh and Frank Keating; and Marilyn Luper Hildreth, daughter of civil rights leader Clara Luper. It is narrated by John Erling, a former Tulsa radio host inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame.

Thanks to the Cherokee Nation, all 2023 Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival showings are free. See the full schedule for 2023.



November 1, 2023
12:30 p.m.–1 p.m.
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Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017