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Tickets nearly sold out for showing of docu-drama at Native Film Festival

Tickets are nearly sold out for Bartlesville’s upcoming showing of a recently-completed film documentary about about a legendary All-Indian football team of the 1920s.

“Playground of the Native Son,” an historical docu-drama about the Hominy Indians, is scheduled to be shown on Saturday, June 14, as part of the Oklahoma Indian Summer Native Film Festival.

Lori Pannell, the festival director, said the Hominy Indians documentary is one of four featured presentations scheduled for the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until evening at Theater Bartlesville, which is located downtown at 312 S. Dewey.

The football film is expected to begin showing at around 2 p.m., Pannell added. Four filmmakers — including “Playground of the Native Son” writer-producer Celia Xavier — are scheduled to appear at the festival, event organizers said.

Tickets for the event will cost $10 at the door. Information about reserved seating can be obtained by calling Lori Pannell at 918-397-2125. The Oklahoma Indian Summer Native Film Festival is a first-ever event which is being held in conjunction with the annual OK Mozart Festival.

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