Tulsa Burning poster

Click here to request tickets for the second screening on Thursday May 27, 7pm – as seating is limited, a request does not guarantee a ticket. Staff will be in contact by Tues May 18 to confirm tickets or notify you of your position on the waitlist.

Circle Cinema in partnership with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will host a very special free screening of Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre on Saturday May 22, 2pm & Thursday May 27, 7pm.

Details coming soon about special pre- and post-film content for the Thursday May 27 screening. Currently the panelists will only be live at the Saturday May 22 screening.

See this powerful new documentary before it airs on The HISTORY ® Channel! Ticket details available soon. From Executive Producer and NBA Super Star Russell Westbrook, Peabody and Emmy-Award winning director Stanley Nelson, and duPont-Award winning director Marco Williams, the screening will include a video intro from the directors and a post-film panel moderated by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission with community leaders and activists.

Before the film, explore Greenwood Art Project’s G.A.P Van parked outside the theatre. The G.A.P. Van is a multi-use, collaborative, mobile art exhibition, workshop space and poster project that will engage residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma as the city approaches the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. This project is led by artist Rick Lowe, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, known for reinventing community revitalization as an art form, and artist William Cordova, an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner. The acronym “G.A.P VAN” is a reference to the R&B group GAP BAND. It also stands for Greenwood/Archer and Pine, the boundary streets of historic Greenwood, which was historically known as America’s “Black Wall Street” and the site of the most devastating racial massacre in the country’s history.

And enjoy a special pre-film performance from singer Omaley B, featured in the upcoming Fire in Little Africa album and documentary!

“Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre” takes an in-depth, sobering look at the tragic events of a century ago and focuses on a specific period, from the birth of Black Wall Street, to its catastrophic downfall over the course of two bloody days, and finally the fallout and reconstruction. The documentary also follows the city’s current-day grave excavation efforts at Oaklawn Cemetery where numerous unmarked coffins of victims who were killed and buried during the massacre have been recovered. It will also feature rare archival footage and imagery from the time, coupled with commentary and interviews from numerous historians, city leaders, and activists, including the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission and the Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church, among others.

Tickets for the premiere will be free and open to the public. Seating is limited while Circle Cinema operates under COVID precautions, but the film will screen simultaneously in all four auditoriums to accommodate more guests safely. Masks will be required for all attendees at all times. More information on how to get tickets will be available soon.

 

The documentary will premiere on The HISTORY ® Channel on Sunday, May 30, at 8PM ET/PT. Executive produced by NBA super star and philanthropist Russell Westbrook, and directed by Peabody and Emmy-Award® winning director Stanley Nelson (“Freedom Riders”) and Peabody and duPont-Award winner Marco Williams (“Two Towns of Jasper”), the documentary commemorates the 100th anniversary of the horrific Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history, and calls attention to the previously ignored but necessary repair of a town once devastated.

“Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre” is produced for The HISTORY® Channel by Blackfin (an eOne Company) and Firelight Films, and will be available as a two-part series on Hulu beginning this summer. Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams serve as directors of the documentary. Russell Westbrook is executive producer. Geno McDermott is executive producer for Blackfin. Donnell Beverly is executive producer for Russell Westbrook Enterprises. Nelson is executive producer for Firelight Films. Eli Lehrer and Jen Wagman are executive producers for The HISTORY® Channel.