Ousting of Morales an anti-democratic coup

An allegation from a right-wing watchdog helped legitimize the overthrow of the socialist ruler. On Oct. 20, Bolivia held its general election. The key element of this election was selecting the country’s next president. Evo Morales, the incumbent, is a wildly popular indigenous man whose socialist policies have slashed poverty rates and supported Bolivia’s large […]

DeMille, one of the first Hollywood directors, released “A Romance of the Redwoods” in 1917. courtesy Paramount Pictures

Circle Cinema screens “A Romance of the Redwoods”

Cecille B. DeMille’s 1917 piece presents a classic silent film, enhanced by live organ music at the local theater. Local independent theatre Circle Cinema has a showing of a classic silent film every second Saturday of the month. The film is accompanied by a live organ performance on the fully acoustic 1928 pipe organ. This […]

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is a German Expressionist film from 1920. courtesy Decla Film

The Invincible Czars score “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

The Austin-based traveling band came to Circle Cinema to perform a live scoring of the silent film. Recently, the travelling band Invincible Tsars came to Tulsa’s Circle Cinema to do a live original scoring of Robert Wiene’s 1920 silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” The main plot of the film involves the dubious Dr. […]

Chicago professor speaks about colonialism and nature

Dr. Chris Boyer, Professor of Latin American Studies at University of Illinois in Chicago, presented research about colonialism. Dr. Chris Boyer is a professor of Latin American studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He recently came to TU in order to deliver a presentation on his study of colonialism in Latin America, sponsored […]

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Sanders was a major milestone for the Vermont Senator. courtesy Twitter/@BernieSanders

Sanders wins the litmus test against Warren

Though both have used the label of progressive, Warren has yet to call for radical change. In the 2020 Democratic primary race, two candidates seem to have made a name for themselves as the most progressive: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Many media outlets seem to treat these candidates as practically identical, both representing the […]

Sergei Eisenstein’s “Battleship Potemkin” recounts the historical Odessa Steps Massacre. courtesy Kino International

“Battleship Potemkin” details revolutionary mutiny

Circle Cinema screened Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 film for their “Graveyard Shift” series. Every second Saturday of the month, Circle Cinema shows a classic silent film accompanied by live organ music from an authentic 1928 fully-acoustic organ. This month, they screened Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 film “Battleship Potemkin.” Robert Donaldson, a local expert on Russian history, gave […]

“Candyman” follows Helen Lyle as she researches urban legends. courtesy TriStar Pictures; art by Gary Pullin

Circle Cinema screens horror movie “Candyman”

“Candyman” centers on a hook- handed villain on the backdrop of a gentrified Chicago. Every month, Tulsa’s Circle Cinema shows a classic action or horror movie late at night as for its “Graveyard Shift” program. This month “Candyman” by Bernard Rose was shown, a 1992 adaption of Clive Barker’s short story “The Forgiven.” The film […]

Peter Sellers plays Dr. Strangelove, an ex-Nazi scientist based on Wernher von Braun. courtesy Columbia Picture

Pizza and Politics club screens “Dr. Strangelove”

Kubrick’s 1964 comedy critiques the United States during the Cold War. TU’s Pizza and Politics club recently hosted a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 dark comedy “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Pizza and Politics shows a politically-related movie or current event preceded by pizza and followed by […]

“In Fabric” will open in theaters everywhere in December. courtesy A24

Circle Cinema screens “In Fabric” for Art House Day

Circle Cinema celebrated Art House Day by playing “In Fabric,” a horror movie about a killer dress. Last Wednesday, Sept. 18, was Art House Theater day. To celebrate, theaters across America and Canada had special screenings of several art house films. One of these films was Peter Strickland’s 2018 horror-comedy “In Fabric,” shown in advance […]

Bill Rowland improvises accompaniment to the silent films on a pipe organ. photo by Justin Klopfer

Circle Cinema screens “Robin Hood” for Silent Saturday

Circle Cinema’s silent films are accompanied by organist Bill Rowland on the theater’s pipe organ. Every second Saturday of the month, local independent theater Circle Cinema shows a classic silent film. This film is accompanied by live music played on a fully acoustic 1928 authentic pipe organ. It was originally played at Circle Cinema (though […]