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OSCAR MICHEAUX GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CELEBRATION|
Great Bend, Kansas
March 24 and 25, 2001Tentative Schedule as of 7:48 pm on May 23, 2013
All Events Free Unless Otherwise Indicated
|Saturday, March 24, 2001
||Welcome by local dignitaries
Emcee: Karen Guliford
||Showing of the documentary Midnight Ramble: Oscar Micheaux and the Story of Race Movies (1994)
||Pearl Bowser, co-producer of Midnight Ramble. Questions & Answers about Midnight Ramble.
||Showing of Oscar Micheaux film Within Our Gates (1919)
||Lunch at the Elks Club ($9.00 per person)
||Pearl Bowser comments on Within Our Gates, and leads a panel discussion regarding the film
||Professor Charlene Regester, University of North Carolina presentation on Kansas-born Hattie McDaniel: The black voice in a white body: Hattie McDaniel becomes the disembodied voice of Vivien Lee in 'Gone With The Wind'
||Professor J. Ronald Green, Ohio State University, author of Straight Lick: The Cinema of Oscar Micheaux
||Professor James Leiker, St. Cloud State University: In Their Own Words: Memories and Memoirs of African-Americans in the West
||Angela Bates-Tompkins, President, Nicodemus Historical Society:
Black Migration to the West.
||Eric Monder, author and film critic, New York City, The Lost Films of Oscar Micheaux
|Betti Carol Van Epps Taylor, author of Oscar Micheaux
Dakota Homesteader, Author, Pioneer Film
Maker: A Biography (1999) Lonely Pioneer: Oscar Micheaux and the Great Northwest
The death of her father has forced her to cancel this appearance.
||An evening with James McDaniel, N.Y.P.D. Blue ($5.00 admission)
|Sunday, March 25, 2001
||Gospel Song Fest at the Crest Theatre
||Wreath Laying, Great Bend Cemetery including the Buffalo Soldiers and remarks by Senator David Haley
||"The book Roots and the Haley family."
Senator David Haley at the Crest Theatre
||Professor Charles Berg, University of Kansas: Oscar Micheaux and Coming of Sound
||Professor Richard Grupenhoff, Rowan University One Step Ahead: Oscar Micheaux and the Censors
||Professor Jane Gaines, Duke University: Man of a Thousand Faces: Noble Johnson and the Lincoln Motion Picture Company
||Kevin Willmott, independent filmmaker: Challenges Facing the Independent Filmmaker Today
||Golden Belt Country Club:
The Other Oscars 73rd Annual Academy Awards ($15.00 admission / $10.00 for students)
The Oscar Micheaux Golden Anniversary Memorial Celebration will
have two simultaneous venues. The main venue is the Crest Theatre, and that
schedule is listed HERE. The other venue is the "Sante Fe Trail" room at
the Barton Arts Center, 1401 Main, one block west and one block north of
the Crest Theatre. This room is so named because the bulding is built on the famed Sante Fe Trail trod by Kit Carson and other heroes of the Old West. |
At the "Santa Fe Trail Room" various films will be showed
continuously through out the festival. All films will be films by black movie directors, such as Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, Julie Dash, Kevin Wilmott
and others. Here is the tentative schedule for the "Santa Fe Trail Room."
Halfway between these two venues, at the corner of Lakin & Main, we will use a storefront at the Zarah Mall as an informal third venue. Here you'll be able to get information, visit with friends, old and new, purchase related merchandise, and simply socialize.