Crystal Kayiza/Edgecombe

Crystal Kayiza, who won an Emmy Award for a short film she made at Jenks High School in 2012, comes to Circle Cinema on Thursday, July 11, for its second annual film festival. She will be screening her latest short film, which has played other film festivals, and speaking with the audience.

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The Circle Cinema Film Festival, in its second annual edition, kicks off July 11 with a full day of events, but the week offers other special movie-screen showings like the Cure in concert and Benedict Cumberbatch on the London stage playing Hamlet.


“Midsommar”: A group of college buddies goes to Sweden for what appears to be an idyllic nine-day festival. But looks can be deceiving, and in this case deadly, in the new film from the director of 2017’s horror-show “Hereditary.”

Circle Cinema Film Festival: The second annual festival, celebrating the theater’s 91st birthday, begins Thursday, July 11, with these events:

Noon Have lunch with and meet the filmmaker of “Edgecombe,” a documentary short made by Crystal Kayiza, who won an Emmy Award in 2012 as a student for a film she made in teacher Clifton Raphael’s Jenks High School filmmaking class. Her new short film is a portrait of North Carolina’s impoverished rural Edgecombe County. A Q-and-A with Kayiza, moderated by Raphael, will take place after the film, and a Kitchen 66 box lunch will be provided.

7 p.m. — “Red Dog”: This new documentary looks at the 1980s experience of a boy growing up around the atmosphere of the notorious Oklahoma City strip joint. A Q-and-A with filmmaker/Nashville songwriter Luke Dick will follow the film. In addition, Dick’s band Republican Hair will perform at an after party beginning about 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at nearby Bar 473.

7:30 p.m. — “The Outsiders”: A screening of the Tulsa-shot film favorite will be preceded by Oklahoma native film producer Gray Frederickson (an Oscar winner for “The Godfather, Part II”) being honored with a Walk of Fame medallion and by him introducing his film, “The Outsiders.”

9:30 p.m. — “Outsiders”-themed after party: This party begins about 9:30 p.m. at the Ambassador Hotel featuring 1960s to ’80s music playing and Outsiders House Museum founder Danny Boy O’Connor in attendance for this event with snacks, cash bar and special guests.

“NT Live: Hamlet”: Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role in this encore presentation of a live performance from 2016 in London, back by popular demand to mark National Theater Live’s 10th anniversary. Screening at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8.

“Cine de Oro: La Perla”: Admission is free for these monthly movie classics from the Mexican film industry, including this 1947 adventure-drama. Sponsored by Casa de la Cultura of Tulsa, the Mexican Consulate and Circle Cinema. Showing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.


“The Cure — Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London”: Frontman Robert Smith and his renowned English rock band celebrate four decades of music in concert, screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Cinemark Tulsa.

Metropolitan Opera on the big screen: Experience the Metropolitan Opera’s series “The Met: Live in HD” with encore live performances of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Cinemark Tulsa.

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