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The Big Night - Wildcat Premiere with Ethan Hawke


Sun 4/28: SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT - all tickets for screen 1 and screen 2 with simulcast Q&A are now sold out. Thank you for the amazing response Tulsa!

Join us for the kick-off event of the Tulsa Film Collective (TFC) - "The Big Night -Wildcat Premiere with Ethan Hawke." This event features the Oklahoma premiere screening of "Wildcat," the latest film by acclaimed actor, director, and writer Ethan Hawke. Hawke himself will attend the screening and participate in a post-film Q&A session moderated by Sterlin Harjo, co-founder of Tulsa Film Collective. Known for his diverse and compelling performances, Hawke will share his perspectives and experiences from his over 40 years in the entertainment industry with the audience.


7:00pm - Film Screening:
There will be a brief film intro before we get started but we will be screening "Wildcat" at 7pm.

9:00pm - Q&A Session:
Following the film screening will be a Q&A session that will be moderated by Sterlin Harjo, Oklahoma Filmmaker (Reservation Dogs), and feature Ethan Hawke.


About “Wildcat”: Directed and co-written by four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, “Wildcat” invites the audience to weave in and out of celebrated Southern Gothic writer Flannery O'Connor's mind as she ponders the great questions of her writing: Can scandalous art still serve God? Does suffering precede all greatness? Can illness be a blessing? In 1950, Flannery (Maya Hawke) visits her mother Regina (Laura Linney) in Georgia when she is diagnosed with lupus at twenty-four years old. Struggling with the same disease that took her father's life when she was a child and desperate to make her mark as a great writer, this crisis pitches her imagination into a feverish exploration of belief. As she dives deeper into her craft, the lines between reality, imagination, and faith begin to blur, allowing Flannery to ultimately come to peace with her situation and heal a strained relationship with her mother.


Tulsa Film Collective (TFC) is dedicated to nurturing Tulsa's filmmaker community through dynamic community events and skill-enhancing workshops. Founded by Sterlin Harjo, Charles Elmore, Jessi McEver, and Shagah Zakerion, Tulsa Film Collective aims to elevate Tulsa's cultural landscape through the love of film. With a mission to strengthen connections and sustain the magic of movie-making in the city, TFC will host unique film experiences, beginning with The Big Night.

"The Tulsa Film Collective is something we've wanted to establish for years," Sterlin Harjo
co-founder of TFC, said. "Now feels like the right time as Tulsa's film community grows and celebrates continued successes. Ethan's dedication to storytelling and truth through cinema makes this event a perfect launch for the organization."

The organization selected Circle Cinema as the host of its inaugural event because of its historic significance as Tulsa’s independent film house.

"Since 1928, Circle Cinema has been dedicated to enriching the community's cultural landscape through film, aligning perfectly with the aspirations of Tulsa Film Collective," Ryan Thomas, the lead film programmer at Circle Cinema, said. "This collaboration promises exciting developments for Tulsa's film enthusiasts, starting with an exciting evening featuring Ethan Hawke and Sterlin Harjo."


Sterlin Harjo, an award-winning filmmaker from Oklahoma, is known for co-creating and showrunning the acclaimed comedy series "Reservation Dogs." The show, depicting Indigenous teenage friends on an Oklahoma reservation, garnered multiple awards and is currently in its second season. Harjo is also involved in several other projects, including "Poster Girls" and "Yellowbird" with FX Productions, and "Rezball" with LeBron James's company for Netflix.

In addition to his TV work, Harjo has directed five feature films, including documentaries and narrative dramas, all exploring contemporary Indigenous experiences in Oklahoma. His latest documentary, "Love and Fury," released on Netflix in 2021, highlights Native American artists. Harjo's theatrical contributions include co-writing the play "Between Two Knees," which premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale Repertory Theater.

Represented by CAA, Circle of Confusion, and Del Shaw, Harjo continues to be a prominent figure in Indigenous storytelling and entertainment.


Ethan Green Hawke, born on November 6, 1970, in Austin, Texas, began his acting journey while attending the Hun School of Princeton. Despite initial interest in writing, he landed his first movie role in "Explorers" (1985), alongside River Phoenix. Although the film received positive reviews, it didn't perform well commercially, leading Hawke to hesitate pursuing further acting opportunities.

After briefly attending Carnegie-Mellon University for theatre studies, Hawke's breakthrough came with "Dead Poets Society" (1989), starring alongside Robin Williams. He gained critical acclaim for his role in "Reality Bites" (1994) and went on to star in the romantic drama "Before Sunrise" (1995) and its sequels.

Throughout his career, Hawke balanced theatre work with both serious and commercial films, such as "Gattaca" (1997) and "Training Day" (2001). His performance as a father in "Boyhood" (2014) garnered him multiple award nominations. Additionally, he authored two novels: "The Hottest State" (1996) and "Ash Wednesday" (2002).






1h 43min

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