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1.

A Poem Is a Naked Person

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Filmmaker Les Blank considered this free-form feature documentary about singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974 while Blank was living at the Russell/Shelter Records recording studio compound on Grand Lake of the Cherokees in NE Oklahoma, but unreleased due to creative differences and music clearance problems, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Includes scenes of Russell and his band and others performing, both in concert and in the studio. Also features footage of everyday life in Oklahoma.
DVD
2016; 1974; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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This May Be the Last Time

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Documentary about Native American music from Oklahoma-based filmmakers Sterlin Harjo and Matt Leach, focusing on the ceremonial music of the Creek Nation dating back to the early 19th century that combines Creek, Scottish, and African influences, and telling stories of members of the Creek Nation and the influence of music. As important as the Creek hymns are to American history and culture, their survival is in jeopardy.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

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A cowboy wins his girl despite the intervention of a sinister hired hand.
DVD
2005; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Believe in Me

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Coach Clay Driscoll is a small town basketball coach who seems to have everything going against him. A team he doesn't want. A town that doesn't support girl's sports and small town politics that threaten to undermine any chance he has of winning. But his pride and his "girls" refuse to let him quit. Both the young women and their hard-headed coach fight for equality and a share of the dream, taking on the town prejudice and their own self-doubt. Based on the true story of Jim Keith and the Lady Cyclones.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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To the Wonder

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Neil is an American traveling in Europe who meets and falls in love with Marina. After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Oklahoma!

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Laurie, an Oklahoma farm gal is courted by boisterous cowboy Curley and by menacing, obsessive farm hand Jud Frye. Fearing that Jud will do something terrible to Curley, Laurie accepts Jud's invitation to the box social. But Curley rescues Laurie from Jud's unwanted advances, and wins her hand. On the eve of their wedding, Laurie and Curley are menaced by Jud. During a fight with Curley, Jud falls on his own knife and is killed. The local deputy insists that Curley be arrested, but he is outvoted by Curley's friends, and the newlyweds are permitted to ride off on their honeymoon.
DVD
2003; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Barking Water

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A wonderful and liberating film about a dying Native American's final journey with a loving companio by his side. - Spirtuality & Practice.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The West: Episode 8 Ghost Dance [electronic resource]

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Discover how mining and industrial expansion changed the West forever, while land rushes and assimilation efforts prolonged the tragedy for Native Americans. Through primary resource materials, explore the West's promise of a better life and learn about a religious movement called the Ghost Dance that swept through dispirited Indian reservations and culminated in the tragedy at Wounded Knee
Online
2005; 1996
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Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo

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A profile of historian Angie Debo. Focuses on her research in the 1930s uncovering a statewide conspiracy that deprived the Oklahoma Indians of their oil-rich lands and the efforts of officials and business interests to suppress her findings.
DVD
2010; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Johnston Murray

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"Participants: Johnston Murray, Governor of Oklahoma, interviewed by William Bradford Huie and Steve Stahl. Topics: State taxes in Oklahoma, state financing of school expenditures, and government spending."--Longines Chronoscope Interviews, March17, 1952, (200LW570).
Online
1952
11.

Where the Red Fern Grows

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More than anything else, Billy Coleman wanted a pair of hunting dogs. Following his grandfather's advice, Billy saved until he had enough money to buy them. Billy patiently trains them to hunt and they become the best in the state. Being best, however, is not always enough as love given and returned form the basis of true caring and courage.
VHS
1984; 1974
Ivy (By Request)
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Strangers in Their Own Land

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A documentary that for the first time records Native American ceremonies, including an emotional Kiowa wedding ceremony and the initiation of a young brave into an ancient warrior society. Winner of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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The Execution of Wanda Jean

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In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was given a lethal injection by the state of Oklahoma, making her the first black woman to be executed in America in fifty years. Chronicles the methodical way the criminal justice system proceeds to execute Wanda Jean, a convicted murderess with a low IQ bordering on retardation. While pleas for clemency are exhausted, she faces her inevitable death.
DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Okie Noodling

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Noodling is the lost art of using your hands as bait to catch fish. Follow this group of Oklahoma fishermen as they catch 60 pound catfish with their bare hands, as has been done for hundreds of years.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Eye of God

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"A small Oklahoma town is stripped of its innocence when one of its boys (Nick Stahl) turns up mute and bloodied by the lakeside [and] unable to tell his story. The local sheriff (Hal Holbrook) embarks on a quest to uncover the roots of a gruesome crime. He's led to Ainsley DuPree and her new husband Jack, a man whose interest in family may very well outweigh his morals"--DVD sleeve. "We see two stories told over four time lines, which wind down to a devastating ground zero collision, as we watch a double tragedy unfold in a small Oklahoma town. The two stories are told out of normal time sequence, showing us brief glimpses of the beginning, middle and end of the two stories in seemingly random order. One story concerns Ainsley DuPree, who meets and marries her prison pen pal Jack. T [...]
DVD
2002; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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60 Minutes: The Execution of Timothy McVeigh Part 1 [electronic resource]

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September 17, 2008 - Ed Bradley interviews Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, in McVeigh's only television interview.
Online
2008
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60 Minutes: The Execution of Timothy McVeigh Part 2 [electronic resource]

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September 17, 2008 - Ed Bradley interviews Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in McVeigh's only television interview.
Online
2008
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60 Minutes: OK Bomb [electronic resource]

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The FBI on ordered a formal review of some aspects of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing investigation, reopening the question of whether Timothy McVeigh may have had more accomplices in the worst domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history. Dan Rather reports.
Online
2001
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60 Minutes: A Nation Divided [electronic resource]

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The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma is unique in that it has existed for nearly three centuries as a mixture of Indians and blacks, runaway slaves who joined the Indians as warriors in Florida. But belated government payouts for lost land has threatened to divide them. Vicki Mabrey reports.
Online
2002
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President Obama Delivers a Statement in el Reno Prison, el Reno, OK, July 16, 2015

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President Obama visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outside of Oklahoma City, marking the first visit by a sitting President to a federal prison.
Online
2015