Monday, January 22, 2007

Tulsa Filmmaker Debuts Film Today at Sundance

Sterlin Harjo of Tulsa is presenting the world premiere of his film Four Sheets to the Wind today at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Harjo, 27, is a native of Holdenville, Okla., and a rising Seminole/Creek writer and director. His short film, Goodnight Irene, was screened at Sundance in 2005. We saw it some months ago at one of several Tulsa showings.

We haven't seen Four Sheets, but the buzz is good. Michael Smith, Tulsa World film critic, published a long article on Harjo and his movie in Sunday's edition. The Sundance website, Smith reported, described the work as "a fresh and delightful film about healing and the ties that bind us together."

Sounds interesting. We wish Harjo well and look forward to seeing his film soon on a Tulsa screen.

P.S.—Speaking of films, we'd like to put in a plug for Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's latest, Volver, now playing at Southroads. Starring Penelope Cruz and a cast almost entirely made up of women, Volver is another of Almodovar's off-beat stories of life's wicked twists and how women persevere. Recommended—but not for fans of exploding car movies. In Spanish with English subtitles (which we really need).

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