This week in art-house cinema: Indian rockers, GMOs and more ‘Inconvenient Truth’
Heralded Indian rockers get their due, the role of GMOs gets a scientific look and the final film of silent star Rudolph Valentino are among the specialty film offerings on Tulsa screens this week.
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“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World”: Native Americans played an important role in contemporary music history, and this new documentary shows how indigenous musicians helped forge the sounds and songs that shaped the culture.
“Food Evolution”: This new documentary — produced and co-written by Tulsa filmmaker Trace Sheehan — examines the controversy surrounding genetically-modified foods and shows how fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based scientific analysis regarding GMOs. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, with Sheehan attending for a Q-and-A session.
“The Farthest”: This documentary about the NASA probe and mission to study outer realms of the solar system screens at 7 p.m. Monday, with an introduction by Bob Ferguson of the Tulsa Air & Space Museum.
“The Son of the Sheik”: The Circle’s “Second Saturday Silents” series of monthly silent films continues with an 11 a.m. Saturday screening of this 1926 feature, the final film of Rudolph Valentino, with live theater pipe organ accompaniment provided by the Sooner State Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”: Could this sequel to the Oscar-winning global-warming documentary from 2007 be more timely? Al Gore is back to take on climate deniers, come one, come all. Opens Friday at AMC Southroads 20.
“Wolf Warriors II”: This special-forces war movie adventure from China (which just became the highest-grossing box-office hit in that country’s history) opens Friday at AMC Southroads 20. In Mandarin and English.
“Rifftrax Live: Doctor Who — The Five Doctors”: This special 1983 episode of “Doctor Who,” bringing together multiple incarnations of “the Doctor,” gets the “Mystery Science Theater” mocking treatment in this event, with the crew live-riffing on the show in a 7 p.m. Thursday showing at Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow, with a rebroadcast screening at both theaters at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.