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The Wildcatter Exchange is proud to be the Fort Worth Weekly’s Critic’s Choice award winner for ‘Best Art Collective’ 2014


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.

The Wildcatter Exchange is a 501(c)3 Limited Liability Corporation. All donations are tax deductible.

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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!

Everybody loves a good story

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Amphibian Stage Productions

Landers MachineShop

Old Home Supply

Tarrant Makers
TCU Press
The Starr Conspiracy

Endeavor Cinema Group

Shipping & Receiving Bar

The Artful Village
Near Southside
PechaKucha Night

Volunteers Needed

Making the Wildcatter successful requires dedicated volunteers to make guests and talent feel comfortable and welcome.

The Wildcatter Exchange is looking for 30 to 40 energetic, outgoing volunteers to help run the festival. Of course, care will be taken in scheduling so that you can attend all the Wildcatter programs of interest to you.

If you would like to volunteer please contact:

Paula Knowles


The Wildcatter Exchange is open and free to the public but that does not mean we don’t need your support. If you have the means and inclination please find the ‘Donate Today’ button on this page and help us make The Wildcatter Exchange Fort Worth’s best new entertainment and cultural event of 2014! Come on! Be a Wildcatter!