September Events

by This Land



Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film Rumble Fish, based on the novel by SE Hinton, was filmed in downtown Tulsa.

On Friday evening, 9/2, THIS LAND will host a special screening of RUMBLE FISH at Circle Cinema. Tickets are $8.50 and screening includes a talk from Lee Roy Chapman about the many “Public Secrets” involving the filming.

Prior to the event, we also invite you to attend:

an autonomous installation presented by GitWit Creative
13 East Brady, Tulsa, OK

The characters in RUMBLE FISH all hang out at Benny’s Billards, a poolhall owned by Tom Wait’s character, Benny.

An installation at 13 East Brady, the same location as Benny’s Billiards, will show the connection of Coppola’s cinematic vision as it pertains to the work of two Tulsa photographers, Larry Clark and Gaylord Herron. Herron’s behind-the-scene photos will be shown to the public for the first time. Video installation and artwork provided by Gitwit Creative, Peter Bedgood, Zach Matthews, James Galleger and Gaylord Herron. The show is curated by Lee Roy Chapman.


Sunday, September 11th, 8pm
Backyard Party
This Land Press
1208 S. Peoria

This Land presents an evening with internationally acclaimed Hang Artist, Matt Venuti. Free Admission, Family Friendly. for more info on the artist visit

Note about parking: If the lot is full at This Land, you can park at Elm Creek Animal Hospital across the street.

REVISITING BRADY: The Man, The City, The Riot: A Public Discussion

Tuesday, September 13, 7pm-10pm
Greenwood Cultural Center
322 North Greenwood Avenue

He was a founding father of Tulsa. But he was also a violent man who helped bring the Klan to Oklahoma.

HOW DO WE DEAL WITH THE LEGACY OF TATE BRADY? Now that Tulsa knows the truth about one of its controversial founding fathers, entire areas of town are put into question. We invite you to listen and ask questions about how we should respond as a community.

Historian Paul Vickery opens this provocative public forum with a brief monologue in character as Tulsa founder Tate Brady–the subject of This Land’s controversial new report.

Folllowing the performance, we’ll hear from a panel of distinguished guests who will offer their opinions on how Tulsa should move forward in light of all the findings regarding the exposed facts of Brady’s life.

Guest panelists include:
OK State Senator Judy Eason McIntyre
OK State Rep Seneca Scott
Adam Nemec of New Medio
Oklahoma Eagle editor James Goodwin
and Bill O’Conner of the Oklahoma Center for Community & Justice

This event will also be livestreamed on Facebook and at

Seating is limited so please arrive early.

JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY performs the Race Riot Suite

Wednesday, September 14th
All Souls Unitarian Church
2952 South Peoria

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (JFJO) will be performing their just-released Race Riot Suite at All Souls on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public, however, sponsorships are available.

Child care is available by reservation only for infants and pre-school children, and must be reserved by Sunday, September 11, 2011. Call 918-743-2805 ext. 308.

If you would like to purchase a sponsorship with reserved seating, visit the concert page at the All Souls website.