See this empowering new made-in-Tulsa film directed by Dr. Tamecca Rogers on the big screen as part of Circle’s REEL Indie program! Dr. Rogers aims to fight systemic racism through the Tulsa community and, ultimately, the United States. The documentary explores what Oklahomans and lawmakers can offer to rectify this community issue, create opportunities, and drive change. Join us for a special opening night event, including:
6:30p: Pre-film reception to meet Dr. Rogers, enjoy live jazz, and see a performance by the Coco Dance Group.
7:30p: Film screening followed by a live in-theater musical performance and Q&A. Krisheena Suarez will sing “Woman,” her song featured in the film. Afterwards, Dr. Rogers and other cast members will take questions from the audience.
Tickets $8 Circle Members, $11 adults, $9 students/teachers/seniors/military. “Crown” will continue to screen daily from Sat 2/18-Thu 2/24, with showtimes available soon.
About the film: This relevant and timely documentary explores the lived experiences of prominent local Black women in Tulsa pertaining to racism and discrimination in the workplace and school. It is also a call to action for Oklahoma to join 19 other states to pass the CROWN ACT to prevent bullying and discrimination based on ethnic hair in the workplace and schools. In the documentary, different generations of women share their experiences and give a voice to Black women who are constantly silenced, ignored, or censored. During the documentary, Toya Forbes talks about her life experiences and challenges with her natural hair. She candidly stated, “I did not know if I would be able to get different jobs or be able to be in corporate professional settings.” The documentary showcases how beauty and professionalism don’t have to be defined by the status quo. It also reveals that racial discrimination and bullying come not only from non-Black people but are also deeply rooted in the Black community.
About the Coco Dance Company: They are a group of dancers from the age of 9-14, which was established in 2021 by Kimberly Grime. Not only are the young ladies a team of dancers, they focus on what it means to be dainty, educated and classy. They strive to be exemplary while having fun in the same breath. I have attached a picture.
REEL Indie presents new independent films without major distribution deals to audiences at Circle Cinema. From local artists telling uniquely Oklahoma stories to up-and-coming directors honing their craft, great movies that might otherwise go unseen now have their moment on the big screen.