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Sunday, June 14 • 5:45pm - 7:45pm
The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers

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A songwriter from Oklahoma, Beau Jennings spent the last few years writing songs about his boyhood hero and 'Oklahoma's favorite son' Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie star. As songs accumulated, Beau realized the need to further explore the source of his inspiration, and a plan was hatched to travel the U.S. retracing Will Rogers' footsteps, performing songs about Will at locations where significant events in his life took place. Beau decided that the performances should be filmed for the creation of a feature-length documentary film and accompanying album with the working title The Verdigris - a reference to the river that runs through Will's hometown of Oologah, OK and through Beau's hometown of Inola, OK.
61 min, OK 
Director: Beau Jennings
Writer: Beau Jennings
Producer: Eric Steele and Adam Donaghey
Cast: Beau Jennings

Screens with short film: 

I Like JD

Why did Lorna Dixon travel more than 4,000 miles to see JD McPherson? That’s the question “I LIKE JD” aims to answer. The mini-doc follows the 26-year-old music enthusiast as she  takes two trains, three planes and a cab ride to get from Corby, England, to Guthrie, Oklahoma just to see Broken Arrow’s JD McPherson perform live.

4 min/OK

Producer: Nathan Poppe
Cinematographer/Editor: Travis Tindell
Sound recordist: Michael Clardy
Art director: Kalyn Barnoski
 

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The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers

A songwriter from Oklahoma, Beau Jennings spent the last few years writing songs about his boyhood hero and 'Oklahoma's favorite son' Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie star. As songs accumulated, Beau realized the need to further explore the source of his inspiration, and a plan was hatched to travel the U.S. retracing Will Rogers' footsteps, performing songs about Will at... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 5:45pm - 7:45pm
MidFirst Bank Theater at Harkins 150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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