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“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” concludes Nov. 13 with ‘The Underground Railroad’

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Nov. 7th Film Screening: Land of Mine

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“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” continues Oct. 23 with ‘Jump and Other Stories’

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Conversations with Poet Alberto Rios, April 3, 2019

Sept. 25 Piper Kerman Speaks at OKCU

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Tuesday, Sept. 25 7 p.m. The Freede Center at Oklahoma City University Located on NW 27th St. between Florida and Kentucky Streets Bestselling author Piper Kerman, whose memoir Orange is the […]

Sept. 16th Film Screening: The Insult

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The 37th Annual Film Series continues Sun., Sept. 16th. 2:00 PM with The Insult –  Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon (2017), 112 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. A contender for the 2018 […]

The Last Picture Show: August 15 and September 5

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Viewing Notes for The Last Picture Show The 37th annual Film Institute gets underway with The Last Picture Show, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, USA (1971). Running time: 118 min. The inspiration for this year’s […]

37th Annual Film Series: The Power of Place

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The 37thAnnual Harbour Winn Film Institute at Oklahoma City University Join us for a series of films on the theme “The Power of Place.” Place is more than just setting. […]

“Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” Book Club, Fall 2018

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Living with Limits: A New “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” Theme at Oklahoma City University, Fall 2018 Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) offers more than your average book club. […]

Celebrating 20 Years of the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poet Series

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Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate, June 14th

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A Special Evening with Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States with Oklahoma Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish Come celebrate with us as we commemorate 20 Years of The Thatcher […]

Chris Abani, Our 20th Featured Poet | April 4, 2018 |

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Sample Chris Abani’s Poetry Celebrating Our 20th Year! Update: Poet Yusef Komunyakaa was originally scheduled for the 2018 event and has had to cancel his appearance. We hope to host […]

“Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” continues March 6 with ‘All the Light we Cannot See’

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Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2018 series War, Not War, and Peace, continues on March 6th with ‘All the Light we Cannot See Karen Schiler, Chair of the Department of […]

“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” continues Feb. 6 with ‘Empire of the Summer Moon’

Last great chief of the North American Comanche indian tribe Quanah Parker (c. 1840 - 1911) stands and poses for a photograph, late 19th Century. Parker, the son of captive woman Cynthia Ann Parker and Chief Peta Nocone, led raids on settlements in Texas from 1867 to 1875. After capture he became rich as the business manager for the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache tribes. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2018 series War, Not War, and Peace, continues on February 6th with Empire of the Summer Moon. Russ Tallchief (Osage), of Oklahoma City University, presents S. […]

36th Annual Film Series Concludes with ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ March 18

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Whether you’ve been to all of our films or just one, let us know what you think! Give us your feedback and share any ideas you may have for the […]

36th Annual Film Series Presents 2017 Oscar Winner ‘The Salesman,’ Feb. 18

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Viewing Notes for The Salesman The 36th Annual Film Series continues Sunday, February 18, 2 pm with The Salesman, directed by Asghar Farhadi, Iran (2016), 124 min. A heart-pounding drama from the beloved […]

36th Annual Film Series Continues Feb. 4 with ‘The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson’

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The 36th Annual Film Series continues Sunday, February 4, 2 pm with The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, directed by Julien Temple, United Kingdom (2015), 92 min. In a nod to last year’s theme “On […]

War, Not War, and Peace: A Pulitzer Prize Centennial Series | “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” Winter 2018

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War, Not War, and Peace: A Pulitzer Prize Centennial Series  “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” Series at Oklahoma City University, Winter 2018  Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) offers more […]

36th Annual Film Series Comes Back Jan. 21 with ‘Early Summer’

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Viewing Notes for Bakushû The 36th Annual Film Series continues Sunday, January 21, 2pm with Early Summer, directed by Yasujiro Ozu, Japan (1951) 125 min. This quieter sibling of the later films of beloved […]

36th Annual Film Series | Picturing Reconciliation

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36th Annual Film Series Picturing Reconciliation  All films screen Sundays, 2 PM, Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business NW 27th Street and McKinley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 Free […]

“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” concludes Nov. 13 with ‘The Underground Railroad’

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Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2018 series “Living with Limits,” concludes November 13th with The Underground Railroad (2016) Dr. Tracy Floreani, Center Director, presents the Pulitzer and National Book Award winner […]

Nov. 7th Film Screening: Land of Mine

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Join us for the continuation of our 37th annual film series on Wed., Nov. 7th, 7:30 PM with Under Sandet/Land of Mine – Martin Zandvliet, Denmark (2015) 100 min.  Based […]

“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” continues Oct. 23 with ‘Jump and Other Stories’

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Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2018 series “Living with Limits,” continues October 23rd with ‘Jump and Other Stories (1991)’ Dr. Brandon Katzir, Oklahoma City University Department of English and Modern Languages, presents ‘Jump and Other […]

Oct. 21st Film Screening: The Devil’s Backbone

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Click here for the Viewing Notes to ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ Join us for the continuation of our 37th annual film series on Sun., Oct. 21st, 2:00 PM with El espinazo […]

“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” continues Oct. 9 with ‘Gilead’

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Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2018 series “Living with Limits,” continues October 9th with ‘Gilead (2004)’ Dr. Karen Youmans, Oklahoma City University Honors Program, presents ‘Gilead,’ by Marilynne Robinson. In the Pulitzer Prize and […]

Conversations with Poet Alberto Rios, April 3, 2019

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Join us Wednesday, April 3 Kerr-McGee Auditorium, Meinders School of Business, OKCU  10-11 AM, informal poetry reading and discussion of writing process,  followed by a book signing 6:45-7:45 PM open […]

Oct. 3rd Film Screening: Last Men in Aleppo

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Join us for the continuation of our 37th annual film series on Wed., Oct. 3rd, 7:30 PM  with Last Men in Aleppo – Feras Fayyad, Syria (2017), 83 min.  One […]

“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” continues Sept. 18 with ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’

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Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2018 series “Living with Limits,” continues September 18th with ‘Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)’ Dr. Harbour Winn, Oklahoma City University Professor of Emeritus of English, presents ‘Slaughterhouse-Five,’ by Kurt Vonnegut. In this […]