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Circle Cinema Film Festival returns Thursday July 11 - Mon July 15

Submissions now open for short and feature length films!

After debuting in 2018 that as part of Circle Cinema’s 90th birthday celebration, the Circle Cinema Film Festival is back in 2022! Join us for a jam-packed weekend celebrating film, music, and art with an emphasis on independent Oklahoma films and filmmakers.

All-Access Festival Pass just $50
See all ten films for half the price! Festival Passes include admission to every Circle Cinema Film Festival program with priority seating at half the price of individual tickets. Pass holders must arrive 15 minutes before showtime, when unfilled reserved seats will be opened to the public.
Individual film tickets are $10 Circle Members, $12 non-Members unless noted.

The Flaming Lips Space Bubble Film - World Premiere!
Headline Feature with special guests Wayne Coyne and Blake Studdard

Sat 7/16 SOLD OUT     Sun 7/17, 2:00p - encore added by popular demand!

Both screenings include a Q&A with Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips leader/visual artist, film co-director) and Blake Studdard (co-director). Sat Q&A moderated by Steven Jenkins (Director, Bob Dylan Center).

Click here for tickets - $12 Members, $15 non-Members, or see all ten CCFF films for one low price of $50!

You won't want to miss the world premiere event - "The Flaming Lips Space Bubble Film" with Wayne Coyne (co-director of thefilm, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for The Flaming Lips) and Blake Studdard (co-director) in attendance!  One of the few uplifting music stories during the early phases of the pandemic, this documentary explains how the Flaming Lips Space Bubble Shows happen and show highlights from the performances. Click here to check out a behind-the-scenes look at the Space Bubble shows.

Spotlight Director: Charles Perry
Featured at all three days of the Festival
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Producer, director, and cinematographer Charles Perry create films that explore race relations, political issues, and interpersonal perspectives. Charles Perry’s first turn as a cinematographer landed him at the Hollywood Film Festival for the short film, 'Scraps'. Always pushing the envelope, director Charles Perry’s mission with motion picture is to tell stories from the perspective of people with little or no voice. Three of his made-in-Oklahoma films will play during the Festival.

Fri 7/15: Short film "Walking Cane Society" plays before "Sheryl" at 8:00p

Sat 7/16: Short film "Pony Express" plays as part of the Okie Shorts program at 5:30p

Sun 7/17: Charles will take part in the FREE "Filmmaking in the Time of Covid" panel at 3:00p and his feature film "The Black Cowboy" plays at 4:00p with post-film Q&A

Friday July 15

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Happy 94th Birthday Circle Cinema! Kick the Festival off with a FREE sweet treats at the 2:00p reception. Originally opened on July 15, 1928, Circle Cinema is Tulsa's oldest movie theatre still in operation. Also on Friday:


FREE Admission

Fri 7/15, 2:00p

with artist Tate Steinsiek


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Fri 7/15, 3:00p

Q&A w/director Ethan Cooper

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FREE Admission

Fri 7/15, 4:15p

Hosted by Brett A. Jeffries

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Fri 7/15, 5:00p

plus short film "SPIRITS" by Kyle Bell

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Fri 7/15, 8:00p

Zoom Q&A w/director Amy Scott

plus short film "Walking Cane Society" by Charles Perry


After Sheryl, keep the party

going at Bar 473 across the street from Circle

Saturday July 16

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FREE Admission

Sat 7/16, 12:30p

w/Tate Steinsiek & Kris Rose

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Sat 7/16, 1:00p

Post-film baseball talk with author Mike Sowell

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Sat 7/16, 5:30p


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Sat 7/16, 8:00p

Q&A w/directors Wayne Coyne & Blake Studdard

Plus short film "Flip" by Joe Cappa

Sunday July 17

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Sun 7/17, 1:00p

Q&A w/director Rick Walker

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FREE Admission

Sun 7/17, 3:00p

w/Charles Perry, Blake Studdard, Julia Holeman, Cate Jones, and Katie Hader

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Sun 7/17, 4:00p

Q&A w/director Charles Perry and National Cowboy Museum's Michael R. Grauer

Presented at the Circle Cinema Film Festival as a work-in-progress screening.

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Sun 7/17, 6:30p

Q&A w/director Cate Jones and actress/producer Kassie Gann

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