TULSA, Okla – In partnership with the Tulsa Race Massacre Commission and Circle Cinema, World Stage Theatre Company will host actor, director, producer, and comedian, Tim Reid at a film screening on June 5 at Circle Cinema.
He will bring two important stories of the African American experience to Tulsa for the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial: His documentary of Greenwood, “Legacy of a People: The Day They Bombed the Promised Land” and his feature film, “Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored” based on the book by Tulsan, Clifton Taulbert. This special event will showcase the spoken word talents of ArtistJoe from California. It will also feature two short films, “Stone Mansion” by Jan Johnsen Goldberger and “Buffalo Soldiers: A Quest for Freedom” by the Isabelle Brothers.
Tim Reid is an American actor and film director best known for his roles in prime-time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati, Marcel “Downtown” Brown on “Simon & Simon”, Ray Campbell on “Sister, Sister”, and William Barnett on “That ’70s Show”. Tim was also half of the interracial comedy duo, “Tim and Tom” in the late 1960s with comedy partner, Tom Dreesen. In December 2020, Tim launched the new network streaming service, Legacy of a People, which will feature documentaries, lifestyles, fashion, comedy, animation, sports and stories from the Motherland.comedy, animation, sports and more. https://www.lgcytv.com/
Clifton Taulbert is a noted American author, entrepreneur and businessman. He is best known for his books Once Upon a Time When We were Colored and Eight Habits of the Heart. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for The Last Train North in 1992 and has received awards including the 27th annual NAACP Image Award for Literature and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Nonfiction. Taulbert currently is the President and CEO of the Freemount Corporation (a human capital development company) serving clients nationally and internationally.
“Legacy of a People: The Day they Bombed the Promised Land” is an examination of the race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma that rocked the wealthiest Black community in America, known as “Black Wall Street” in the Greenwood section in the spring of 1921. This incident marks the first time bombs were dropped on American soil. The White mob killed more than 300 Black people and over 600 successful businesses were lost, along with the hundreds of homes that were destroyed.
“Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored” follows narrator, Cliff, as he tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the Deep South under racial segregation.
Tim Reid’s Greenwood Film Series will screen June 5,2021 at Circle Cinema. For Tickets visit the Circle Cinema website: here.
Following the films by Tim Reid, there will be a talk-back with Tim Reid and Clifton Taulbert to explore the stories and the process of creating these compelling pieces with the audience. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets must be secured via Circle Cinema. Admission is first-come, first served.