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Tulsa Premiere!

Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 pm!

Tulsa FMAC Far Western Meet & Greet reception 5:30 – 6:30,  Film at 7:00

Tickets: $10 for general, $6.50 for members.

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Far Western director James Payne and producer Matt Leach Meet & Greet begins at 5:30 p.m. Leach and Payne will be joined by the renowned Tokyo band, The Blueside of Lonesome, who are featured in the film. The screening starts at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and band.  Then head over to Fassler Hall for a rare stateside performance by The Blueside Of Lonesome at 10 p.m. – for free!

Far Western is a feature documentary film that tells the phenomenal story of the transplant of American country music to post-World War II Japan.  Nearly 70 years later, for a devoted group the music has become a lifelong obsession.  Part music history and part character portrait, Far Western is told through the lives of musicians, fans, and live-music venue owners. Set both in modern Japan and the American South, the film explores the uncanny ability of a simple form of music to cross geographic and language barriers, forming a strange cultural bridge between the two countries. Now, these Japanese musicians have made their own pilgrimages back to America, to the birthplace of the music, playing in honky-tonks and festivals in America.

Presented by Circle Cinema and Tulsa American Film Festival