CINETELECHY is an ongoing film series curated by Atomic Culture with the support of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. The first series is co-curated by Blackhorse Lowe. CINETELECHY, observes a distinct type of filmmaker, their motivation to re-examine and re-imagine narratives, the need for self-determination; having both a personal vision and the ability to actualize that vision from within. Each night will screen a feature length film accompanied by film trailers, shorts, and video art highlighting indigenous, local, and emerging filmmakers.

This screening will be free and open to the public. Youth 17 & under should be accompanied by an adult. You must have an FM Radio to hear the sound.We welcome people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email or call 918.591.2461. Requests should be made at least one week prior to the event.

A Song Often Played on the Radio 2019 | 24 minutes | Raven Chacon and Cristobal Martinez

In a search for the mythological Cities of Cibola, a horseman finds himself in a race against another rogue seeking the valuable metals of the New Mexican desert. Spurred by the justification of moralistic 'dichos', the rival explorers come to learn about what truly brought them to this land, understanding their true identities, and finding that they were only stealing from themselves.

Fast Horse 2018 | 13 minutes | Alexandra Lazarowich

The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with secondhand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenging the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Jáaji Approx. 2015 | 7.39 minutes | Sky Hopinka

Logging and approximating a relationship between audio recordings of my father and videos gathered of the landscapes we have both separately traversed. The initial distance between the logger and the recordings, of recollections and of songs, new and traditional, narrows while the images become an expanding semblance of filial affect. Jáaji is a near translation for directly addressing a father in the Hočak language.

Gutk'odau (Yellow) 2019 | 8 minutes | Adam Piron (Kiowa)

This experimental documentary short combines audio captured from Kiowa Tribe language lessons with breathtaking shots of the Great Plains.

The Infiltrators 2019 | 95 minutes | Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera

Without warning, Claudio Rojas is detained by ICE officials outside his Florida home. He is transferred to the Broward Transitional Center, a detention facility used as a holding space for imminent deportations. Terrified of never seeing him again, Claudio’s family contacts the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA), a group of activist Dreamers known for stopping deportations. Believing that no one is free as long as one is in detention, NIYA enlists Marco Saavedra to self-deport with the hopes of gaining access to the detention center and impeding Claudio’s expulsion. Once inside, Marco discovers a complex for-profit institution housing hundreds of multinational immigrants, all imprisoned without trial.

Sponsored by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, with the belief that arts are critical to the advancement of cultural citizenship, Tulsa Artist Fellowship supports both local and national artists while enriching the Tulsa community. Tulsa Artist Fellowship is a George Kaiser Family Foundation initiative.