Wildcatter Exchange Presents The Tyler Black Film Collection Symposium
6:30pm October 18, 2014 at the Gladney Center for Adoption Mabee Hall
6300 John Ryan Dr., Fort Worth
The Wildcatter Exchange is proud to present a special screening and panel discussion of Sack Amusement Enterprises 1947 release Juke Joint, one of seven feature-length films in the Tyler, Texas, Black Film Collection housed in the Hamon Arts Library at SMU. Gloria Austin, President of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, will moderate the panel. Panelists will include film historian Michael H. Price, a member of the original rediscovery team; journalist Bob Ray Sanders, who was among the first to report on the discovery; musician and cultural historian Josh Alan Friedman; and musicologist and bandleader Sumter Bruton. Hailed as “the missing link in Black cinema” by actor/filmmaker Ossie Davis, the Tyler Black Films Collection represents an important period in Texas’ film history.
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Thank you Fort Worth For Supporting the inaugural Wildcatter Exchange!
March 2014 Participants Included:
Bud Kennedy, Michael H. Price, Tammy Melody Gomez, Texas poet laureates Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, Scott Krokowski, Jeff Prince, James Michael Taylor, Chrystal Anne, Patricia Vermillion, Peter Gorman, The Dallas Screenwriters Association, Endeavor Cinema Group, Dr. James Riddlesperger. Cary Darling, Matt Smith, Giles McCrary, Kirby Warnock, Richard F. Selcer, Kevin S. Foster, Tom Huckabee, Mark A. Nobles, Jacob Furr, Kevin Aldridge, Vincent Neil Emerson, Andrew Blanton, Rebecca Balcarcel, LeeAnn Olivier, Jeffrey DeLotto, Tony Rizzo, Richard Bailey, Mike Nichols, Pecha Kucha Fort Worth and many more. The WOW Bus was on hand and the Tarrant Makers built and launched Confetti Rockets. You could take your picture in the Photo Booth and of course meet, mix and mingle with writers, poets, filmmakers, song writers and journalists! If you have ever read a book, watched a movie, gone to a play, listened to live or recorded music, read a newspaper, magazine or comic book, this is the event for YOU!
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