In conjunction with OKMozart, the city of Bartlesville will play host to the Oklahoma Indian Summer Native Film Festival to be held June 14, 2014 from 11am to 8pm at Theatre Bartlesville, 312 S. Dewey Ave.
The special event will feature a screening of the recently-completed documentary, Playground of the Native Son, which tells the story of the 1920s Hominy Indians football team. The film was shot in the Bartlesville area in late 2012. Additional films to be screened include The Dead Can’t Dance by Wichita artist Rod Pocawachit; Play Visions of Yesterday from local artist Kevin Mnich; and The Cherokee Word for Water which was shot in Oklahoma and chronicles the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Special guests scheduled to appear at the festival include writer/producer Celia Xavier (Playground of the Native Son) and actor Richard Ray Whitman (The Cherokee Word for Water, Four Sheets to the Wind).
Tickets for the entire film festival cost $20 while individual screening tickets may be purchased for $10. To order tickets, please call (918) 397-2125.
For more information on the Oklahoma Indian Summer Native Film Festival, please visit:http://okindiansummer.