"Boomtown: An American Journey" -- A New Documentary Film about Tulsa

Jul 27, 2015

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we learn about a newly created feature-length documentary film, "Boomtown: An American Journey," which depicts the history of the City of Tulsa. Our guests are Russ Kirkpatrick, the producer and executive producer of this film, and Michelle Place, the executive director of The Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, which originally commissioned it. "Boomtown: An American Journey" will be screened at the Circle Cinema here in Tulsa later this week, and will also be shown next month on RSU-TV (the television station based at Rogers State University in Claremore). It's a film that, per its Facebook page, "focuses on the history of a city known for extremes: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Interwoven into the fabric of the film is a remarkable retrospective of the famed Mother Road, Route 66; graphic details of arguably the nation's most devastating race riot, the Tulsa Race Riot; the struggles the Muscogee Creek faced during and after the Trail of Tears; the fabulous wealth, architecture, arts, and philanthropy from oil; and the economic results of relying only on oil speculation."