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Lynn Riggs’ A Day in Santa Fe

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 7


Lorton Performance Center

University of Tulsa

550 South Gary Place

Tulsa, OK 74104


Tickets are $10 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-day-in-santa-fe-silent-film-screening-with-live-accompaniment-tickets-49921274877)

TU Students are free with ID

Oklahoman Lynn Riggs, best known as the writer of the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” that became the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!”, was also a Hollywood screenwriter and a one-time film director. Riggs’ only foray into directing came with the 1931 silent film “A Day in Santa Fe”, co-directed with cameraman James Hughes. The film is an ode to the culture and beauty of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is one of the first films made by an American Indian filmmaker, as Riggs was Cherokee, originally from Claremore, Oklahoma. This historic film was recently rediscovered and is presented for the first time in Tulsa along with a live musical accompaniment.

Emmy-award winning composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate leads an ensemble of Oklahoma musicians performing an original score to compliment the film. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the musicians and special guests. “A Day in Santa Fe” silent film screening with live accompaniment is presented by Native Crossroads Film Festival and the University of Tulsa’s School of Music and Department of Film Studies.


October 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm