Tuesday, April 29, 6 p.m.
A film about the 100 years of Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School will have its world premiere Tuesday, April 29, at Circle Cinema. Freedom’s School documents the history of Oklahoma’s first black high school and one of the top magnet schools in the nation today. Directed by Tulsa native Andrea Jobe, the film was produced by Pivot Films, which Jobe started with her husband, Robert Jobe. Freedom’s School draws the line from the school’s beginnings in 1913 and its perseverance through the Tulsa Race Riot and negative reactions to school integration. Ranked 74th in Newsweek magazine’s Top 100 public high schools in the U.S. 2010, the school continues to attract attention for academic excellence.
A red carpet entrance kicks off the event at 6 p.m. and includes the school’s jazz ensemble, pom squad and other student groups. Food trucks will also be on site. The film starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion panel with the director and people interviewed in the film. Circle Cinema is located at 10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. Tickets are $20 at www.circlecinema.com. Proceeds benefit BTW High School’s International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs.