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2021 HISTORY: FILMED PRESERVATION
PART 1

During the past 5 years, Bare Bones
International Independent Film & Music Festival
has added categories for it's film competitions.

* History Restoration & Preservation Documentaries
* Western Historical Stories based on Real
Characters both narrative movies and Documentaries
* Musical Biographies of Artists and Producers
preserving legacies
* Hometown Celebrations and events that document
history.

We will continue to add to this list. Some are
trailers, some are the full movie or documentary.
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A SOUL JOURNEY by Marco Della Fonte & Alex di Martino

In the last 30 years, some of the greatest legends of Soul and R&B have performed at Porretta Soul in Italy, the greatest Soul music festival in the world.

A Soul Journey is not just simply a music documentary, it is a film narrating many aspects of the intricate and delicate lives of these artists, and in particular, their artistic, human and emotional journeys to perform in such a small village lost in the Italian mountains.

The film captures the incredible, yet fascinating cultural mix taking place during the festival, when artists coming from Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans, meet the people of a small Italian village, eager to welcome and support them in every possible way.

In fact, during the festival, it is not uncommon to see local elderlies sitting at a cafe table with one of the stars in a pistachio suit and golden moccasins, playing cards and sipping a good glass of wine together !

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BLACK WALL STREET: A DREAM LOST By RON WALLACE & JAY JAY WILSON

Companion to the book by Jay Jay Wilson and Ron Wallace. Using rare photographs and interviews with survivors, eye witnessess and historian Ed Wheeler, this documentary relates the events leading up to the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots and examines the reasons for the official suppression of the story.

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BROOKLYN IN JULY BY Bob Celli


BROOKLYN IN JULY is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. It is the summer of 1945. The War is all but won. The U.S. is riding a wave of triumph even as the undertow of unresolved issues roils beneath.

Frank, like so many other African-Americans of the time, is drawn to New York by the promise of better life only to be confronted by the same realities, fear, and hatred he hoped he had left behind.

He is a man scarred by a past that is lurking skin deep.

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CROWNSVILLE HOSPITAL: FROM LUNACY TO LEGACY by R. Todd Stevens

Crownsville Hospital: From Lunacy to Legacy is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the history of the Crownsville State Mental Hospital in Crownsville, MD.

Drawing on many documentary works such as The Thin Blue Line and Night and Fog for inspiration, the film utilizes archival footage, animation and original music to unfold the story and evoke a mood. Both exterior and interior present-day footage and photos have been combined with exterior/interior archival footage and photos to capture the changes to the hospital through its 96-year lifespan.

In addition, interviews with historians and former hospital workers as well as patients help to round out the experience.

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DANA TIGER- LEGACY ORG

Dana Tiger is an award winning, internationally acclaimed artist. She is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is of Seminole and Cherokee descent. Dana was just five years old when her father, legendary artist Jerome

Tiger, passed away. She turned to his art as a way to know him and that engagement, coupled with the tutelage of her uncle, renowned painter Johnny Tiger Jr., exposed Dana both to the richness of her culture and to the bounty of her family's artistic tradition.

Best known for her watercolors and acrylic paintings depicting the strength and determination of Native American women, Dana's paintings now hang in galleries, universities, Native American institutions and state buildings nationwide.

In recognition of her accomplishments Dana was inducted
into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame in 2001.

Daughter Christie, studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Younger brother Lisan, an award winning sculptor, attended Northeastern State University.

Dana, her husband Don Blair, their children and grandchild Aiden Jerome, manage the Tiger Art Gallery in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

In 2002 Dana and her family founded Legacy Cultural Learning Community, a non profit with the mission of nurturing creativity within Native youth via the celebration and sharing of tribal languages and culture through the arts.

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DELANO: THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AND CELEBRATION by Ryan J. Gilmer

Fireworks, parades, carnivals, coronations, baseball, family, and ceremonies celebrating the history and traditions of the United States are all commonly associated with Independence Day.

The National Day of the USA, July 4. This can best be seen in celebrations planned and presented by small towns all across America. The small town of Delano, Minnesota is home to the oldest and largest July Fourth celebration in the state. Celebrating since 1857.

For perspective there were 31 states at the time. Minnesota would become number 32 May 11, 1858. Please join us in Delano for the 2018 spirit of community and celebration.

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DIGGING FOR WELDON IRVINE by Victorious DeCosta


What happens to a dream deferred?

Langston Hughes' cautionary prose has been the stimulus for some of the most important artistic offerings of the 20th century. Chiefly among them, the civil rights anthem Young, Gifted and Black, written by prolific musician-composer-playwright Weldon Irvine.

In the wake of his untimely death, a focused, contemporary reflection upon his life reveals the astounding irony that Weldon Irvine would come to be one of music's most quintessential examples of Hughes examination.

Digging For Weldon Irvine explores the enduring legacy of a man deeply vital to the culture of black freedom expression, yet is somehow overlooked within that very lexicon.

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DISCOVERING DESTINY by Timothy Jones
Timothy E. Jones' career has skipped all over the map. During the past couple of decades, he's been a hip-hop artist, youth pastor, actor and corporate manager.

But a year ago October, he plunged into unknown territory once again. He formed Timothy E. Jones Productions, a company to create faith-based films, music and books and schedule speaking engagements. "The first 21 years of my life have been pretty much a mystery," said Jones, 42.

Not any more. Jones is premiering his 70-minute documentary called "Discovery Destiny" at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Vine-Life Christian Fellowship in Riverside where he's been youth pastor for 19 years. He also serves on the board of directors.

As the writer, producer and director, Jones plays himself with a supporting cast and crew of 30. Shot in Moreno Valley, Riverside and Newport Beach on a $15,000 budget, the film lifts the curtain on Jones' childhood struggles with bullying and racism. Jones also discusses his problems as a young adult with womanizing, drug and alcohol addiction, gang-affiliated friends and shoplifting.

Jones, one of six kids, grew up in a two-parent family that moved from South Central LA to Riverside in 1980 with dreams of a better life. But as the only black student at a small private school, Jones said he was taunted and teased.

"I had a lot of anger and started acting out at 13," he said. "I started hanging out with the wrong people. At 17 he took an Ice Cube cassette from a music store. A year later, he was caught forging stolen checks. As college student in Georgia, he was smoking weed and drinking. He landed in jail overnight for a DUI. "You'd think that would have been my wake-up call," Jones said.

But his salvation came two years later at 21: at a church several blocks from campus. "I was crying" Jones recalls. I felt like that for the first time I was doing the right thing, sitting in the back row, reading the Bible. I knew my parents would be proud."

That was the turning point. Jones conquered his demons to pursue three simultaneous paths: as a Christian performing artist and singer; a corporate manager; and ministering to young people. He hopes to reach them with what he considers he most powerful message in "Discovering Destiny."



He and his wife have two daughters.

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DUSK TIL DAWN: 30 YEAR BLUES FESTIVAL: Virtual by Selby Minner

The original Juke Joint was opened by D.C.'s Grandmother Miss Lura in 1936 when D.C. was one year old. It was the Cozy Corner, and despite a fire and needing to rebuild from the ground up in the early 60s, stayed open until her death in 1968. D.C. was born on this spot!

When he moved back from touring for 30 years with his wife/ bassist/dream buddy Selby they reopened the place as the Down Home Blues Club in 1988.

Soon it was too small, and the couple enlarged the place to twice it's original size by 1991, in time for the first Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival 700 people came, 7 bands and Little Johnny Taylor was the headliner.

Now 30 years of live blues over Labor Day Weekend was celebrated virtually and can continue to be enjoyed for years to come.

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COMING SOON!!!

FLIP THIS CEMETERY! THE VANISHING CARETAKERS by ShIronbutterfly & Dennis Wilhite
HISTORIC CEMETERIES:
Bald Hill
Booker T Washington
Plainview/Thomas
Bruner/Marshall
Old Agency
Harding/Lowes
Greenhill-Area 37
Memorial Park
Summit Community
Marshall
Tullahassee/Pleasant Grove

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HELL ON THE BORDER Directed by WES MILLER
Based on the real life of Bass Reeves, U.S. Deputy Marshal.
Born a Slave. Died a Hero. Became a Legend.

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IT 'S THE BLUES: MISSION TO MEMPHIS MOVIE by PATRICK MCNICHOLAS
PERFORMER: JOSHUA YARBROUGH

A snapshot in time of Tulsa Musician [Joshua Yarbrough] known for his traditional Blues style and songwriting talent.

In September of 2015, he was awarded a third chance to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.

This well-known competition features artists from 12 countries (beyond the U.S.) with a total of 121 bands and 94 solo/duo acts. The film showcases all original music and exclusive private recording session inside the legendary Sun Studio.

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INDIANS, OUTLAWS, MARSHALS AND THE HANGING JUDGE by Larry Foley

While set in the late 19th century, the stories documented in this film resonate today: gun violence, racial strife, police brutality and American Indian rights.

This is a true tale of Indian removal, crime, capital punishment and a charismatic federal judge who sentenced scores of felons to "hang by the neck until you are dead."

Outlaw gangs hid from the law in lands given to native people, until Indian Territory was taken away and turned back to settlers.

Told in first person using the actual words written by St. Louis Republic newspaper reporter Ada Patterson in September 1896, this real-life story is set in and around Fort Smith, Arkansas, in the same time and place as the fictional Western novel and film, True Grit. Patterson narrates, much as Mattie Ross tells the story in the Charles Portis classic. With careful and honest detail to the words and visual history of the era, we re-create Patterson's interview with Judge Isaac Parker, the infamous "hanging Judge," conducted on the date (September 1, 1896) Parker's court was stripped by Congress of its jurisdiction over Indian Territory.

Parker, who was dying of kidney disease, tells Patterson a gripping tale of his court, and his view of American Indians: "Twenty-one year's experience has taught me they are a religiously inclined, law-abiding, authority-respecting people," and of the "brutes" who stood trial before his bench. "

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MY LIFE WITH ROSIE by Angela Sandler Williamson

My Life with Rosie (2017) - IMDb\
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7866384

Dec 10, 2017 Directed by Angela Sadler Williamson. With Carolyn Williamson Green, Jeanne Theoharis. The documentary examines the relationship between Rosa Parks & Carolyn Green. Interviews will discuss Green's quest to continue her cousin's legacy.

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NANYEHI by Becky Hobbs & Nick Sweet

Jul 22, 2018 Directed by Holly Rice. With Amber Leilani Awalt, Winnie Guess Perdue, Travis Fite, David Barnoski.

Elderly Cherokee woman, Nanyehi, is visited by spirits of her past as she struggles with a very important decision that will affect the Cherokee people.

Short film trailer about Nanyehi who was a Cherokee war woman turned peacemaker in the 1700's. Known to the whites as Nancy Ward, she risked her life to make peace between the Cherokees and all others, and most importantly the early Americans.

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NEXT OF KIN by Stenson McClendon
A mother's dishonesty threatens to destroy two families including that of her son.

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NOTHIN BUT MUSIC BY LISA HAGOPIAN & ERIC HARABADIAN

Nothin' but Music will show the creativity and perseverance it takes to have a life long, full time career doing nothing but music - no day job to fall back on.

We follow musicians Benny 'Jet' Speer from Benny and the Jets Band, a 'working class' musician at it for 40 years, and blues guitarist Howard Glazer. As well, we will gain insights from Question Mark of ? and the Mysterians, flutist Alexander Zonjic , singer Eliza Neals and many others.

We see the diverse roads taken to have a lifelong career as a musician.

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ODE TO BASS REEVES original ballad by Dr. Harold Aldridge, Jr.

Bass Reeves was an American law enforcement officer. He was the first black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi River. He worked mostly in Arkansas and the Oklahoma Territory.

During his long career, he had on his record more than 3,000 arrests of dangerous criminals, and shot and killed 14 of them in alleged self-defense.

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ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN WE WERE COLORED by Clifton Taulbert

CLIFTON TAULBERT is an American author, business consultant and speaker. He is best known for his books Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored and Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that Build Strong Communities.

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OUT FROM SMOKE AND ASH by Lisandro Boccacci

In 1921, the Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood of Greenwood was one of the most affluent all-black communities in America. Known as the "Black Wall Street," it covered 40 square blocks and boasted more than 600 businesses and 15,000 residents which was demolished, scores killed, and thousands left homeless.

This is the retailing of this story through a mix of mediums and performances as well as spoken word.

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RETURN TO RAINY MOUNTAIN by Jill Momaday
Based on the life of Pulitzer Prize winning author, N. Scott Momaday, and seen through the lens of filmmaker daughter, Jill Momaday, they retrace the route of his bestselling book, The Way to Rainy Mountain, visiting sacred Kiowa ancestral sites that inform the ancient myths, legends and oral traditions.

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SPIRIT TALK: WOODY CRUMBO by Minisa Crumbo Halsey

Spirit Talk, a film by Minisa Crumbo-Halsey about the life and times of Woody Crumbo

Woody Crumbo, renowned artist... Minisa's first, and most influencial art teacher was her father.

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Crumbo (January 21,1912-April 4, 1989) was a Citizens Band Potawatomi artist, flute maker and dancer. His paintings are held by The Gilcrease Museum, the Philbrook Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Koshare Indian Museum, the Wichita Indian Center and many others.

A 1978 inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Crumbo became an 'ambassador of good will' for Oklahoma in 1982 under appointment by Governor George Nigh.

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STILL JAMMIN By Stenson McClendon

Featuring Muskogee Natives, Jay "Hootie" McShann & Claude "Fiddler" Williams, both of whom are inductees into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: DRIVERS OF OKLAHOMA 1889-2018 by M.Rose

A homespun docu drama explores Driver family history from Ok Land Run of 1889 to 2018.

Driver descendants portray their ancestors based on stories told through oral tradition. The main characters are all Cousins. Shot on location in Taft, OK.

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STOUTHEARTED: THE GUARDIANS OF ART by Kevin Kelly

Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art, tells the story of Iowa Native, George Stout, and his life's impact on the fields of Art Conservation and Monuments Protection.

During World War II, Stout led the Monuments Men through Europe on the greatest treasure hunt in history- protecting and recovering priceless art from the Nazis.

Stout's legacy with The Monuments Men continues presently with the U.S Committee of the Blue Shield an organization that is protecting precious art from destruction in areas of global conflict.

Stout's innovative methods of art conservation, created some 90 years ago, are still used today in major museums around the world.

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STRUGGLE AND HOPE by Kari Barber

The last remaining residents of all-black towns in Oklahoma, which were part of an effort to convince the U.S. to create an all-black state after the Civil War, fight for their independence, character and a better future.

Following the Civil War, all-Black towns emerged in what is now modern-day Oklahoma. By 1905, Black families seeking to make a new start, enjoy fellowship and get a reprieve from widespread racism, acquired one and a half million acres of land in the state.

Initially founded in an effort to convince the United States to create an all-Black state, most of these towns have since been swallowed up by nearby counties and cities...a few cling heroically to life. Residents now fight to ensure that their towns retain independence and character. Local community members and historians - Boley Municipal Judge Henrietta Hicks, Oklahoma Historical Society board member and Clearview resident Shirley Nero, historian Bruce Fisher, and musician and Taft native Dr. Harold Aldridge - give contemporary commentary as the story unfolds.

A local authentic soundtrack links the past to the present as they search for a way forward.

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THE LAST DOLL LADY by Taryn Hough

In the 1950s a program called Dolls for Democracy was started. Women known as "doll ladies" would travel to local schools and teach children, through the use of hand carved wooden character dolls, about why racism and intolerance is wrong.

Over the decades the program has faded into obscurity, but one woman has made it her life's mission to reignite a nations passion for the programs hopeful message. Selma Bukstein was one of the original doll ladies, now 60 years later and at the age of 91, she's the last doll lady.

The Last Doll Lady follows Selma's efforts to revitalize the program and pass on its legacy to a new generation.

Tagline: A free educational program ignited a 60 year passion for her. At 91, she's hoping to pass on its legacy to a younger generation before it's too late.

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THIS IS LOVE: THE RUDY LOVE STORY by John Alexander

You may not know Rudy Love's name, but you will almost certainly know his voice. Mick Fleetwood and George Clinton unveil an unsung hero of soul in this investigation of a singer who turned down fame to make music with his family

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WATER IS LIFE: FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP by Sam Vindal

The L'Eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp is an Indigenous resistance camp fighting the Bayou Bridge pipeline from a place of love. Bayou Lafourche provides drinking water for 300,000 people. That drinking water will be contaminated when (not if) this pipeline leaks.

The fight for water didn't end in Standing Rock. The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is an extension of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) built by Energy Transfer Partners.

We'll hear from Patch, a water protector, who followed the black snake (pipeline) from his homeland in the Dakotas down to the swamps of Louisiana.

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WHAT ABOUT AUBURN? by Richard Anderson

Small towns all across the country are in decline. What does that mean for our form of democracy if this vital part of our society disappears?

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WINDOW TO THE PAST-Broncho Billy & The Bandit's Secret by David Kiehn

David Kiehn is the author of Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company, the definitive history of that pioneering film company, published in 2003.

His research on the subject, which began in 1995, sparked a renewed interest in this local Niles history, resulting in the first Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival in June 1998, and the formation of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, a non-profit organization, in 2001.

He is the historian and film programmer for the Museum, located at the historic Edison Theater in the Niles district of Fremont, California.


This is a two part program - a two-reel silent Western with possible live accompaniment (!) and the DOCUMENTARY explaining the process of using old-school methods to create this work.

35mm Black-and-white film was handcranked through a Bell & Howell 2709 camera, special effects were done in-camera, trains were robbed, bad guys were in shootouts and the story within a story unfolds. Cameo by the former Baby Peggy, the last (still) living silent film star (100 years old)!