Guthrie Green Movies

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“STARRING OKLAHOMA”

Films by Circle Cinema on the Guthrie Green lawn

Enjoy sitting under the stars watching classic film and music big screen productions that made Oklahoma proud. Naturally, it kicks off with a tribute to Woody Guthrie.

 

9-13-2012

BOUND FOR GLORY (1976) PG, 147 min., Biography/Drama/Music

A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America’s greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Oklahoma home in the 1930s to find work, and discovered the suffering and strength of America’s working class. Stars David Carradine, Ronny Cox and Melinda Dillon.

 

9-20-12

ALICE’S RESTAURANT (1969) NR, 111 min. Comedy/Drama/Music

Critically acclaimed chronicle of hippie life during the late 1960s, the film is based on the song by folk music troubadour Arlo Guthrie, Woody’s son, this tribute to “the lost generation” features memorable scenes with other folk artists like Pete Seeger, who join 22-year-old Arlo in song to make a profound statement about war, protest and social change which inspired a new generation to create a lifestyle outside of the mainstream.

 

9-27-12

VICTOR VICTORIA (1982) PG, 132 min. Comedy/Music/Romance

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. Directed by Tulsa-born Blake Edwards, it stars Norman native James Garner, Julie Andrews, and Robert Preston. It’s got it all—singing, dancing, cross-dressing.

10-4-12

UHF (1989) PG-13, 97 min. Comedy

Weird Al Yankovic’s wacky movie about a lunatic running a public television station. Tulsa starred in film since it was shot all around the metro area. Joining Weird Al in the cast are Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards and a host of others including many locals as extras. Enjoy the fun recognizing various Tulsa landmarks and locations and maybe seeing someone you know on the big screen!

10-11-12

MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN (1971) NR, 117 min. Documentary/Music

A filmed record of the 1971 American concert tour undertaken by Joe Cocker, the British blues singer, and the largely American entourage (band, choir, friends, wives, children, groupies) that accompanied him. The entire group numbered almost 40 people, most of whom were on stage during most of the performances. Band mates for the tour included Tulsa Sound legends Leon Russell, Carl Radle and Jim Keltner.

 

 

10-18-12 EYE OF GOD (1997) R, 84 min. Drama

Written and directed by Tulsa native Tim Blake Nelson, it features Tulsa actress Mary Kay Place and Oklahoma City actor/casting director Chris Freihofer along with Nick Stahl and Martha Plimpton. Set in Oklahoma and filmed in and around Tulsa and Collinsville, it’s a bleak tale of small-town tragedy and loss of faith about a recently sprung ex-con who hastily marries a shy waitress with whom he had been corresponding while in prison. Only after their rushed courtship and hasty marriage does she learn of his violent past.

10-25-12

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