Monday, January 8, 2007

Tulsa Filmmaker Heads to Sundance

Kudos to Tulsa director Sterlin Harjo, who will be screening his film Four Sheets to the Wind at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. The film, which tells the story of a young Creek/Seminole man whose life is rocked by his father's suicide, was shot in Tulsa, Wewoka, and Holdenville.

Harjo, 27, is part Creek/Seminole. He grew up in Holdenville, and shot some scenes at his grandmother's house. Some Tulsa scenes were shot at the DoubleShot Coffee Company on South Boston Avenue near downtown.

Harjo told the Tulsa World recently that Four Sheets isn't autobiographical, but the characters were based on people he knows. Harjo's short film, Goodnight Irene, was shown at Sundance two years ago.

Harjo studied film at OU and at the Sundance Institute. "I love Oklahoma, and it's sort of where I get my inspiration," Harjo told the World.

We don't know when Four Sheets to the Wind will be shown in Tulsa, but we'll be looking for it soon.

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