Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo

Bradley Beesley‘s documentary about the women inmates involved in the Oklahoma State Pen’s prison rodeo looks amazing. Check it out:

And, if that didn’t sell you, here’s the press release:

From 1940 – 2008, the Oklahoma State Penitentiary held an annual “Prison Rodeo.” Part Wild West show and part coliseum-esque spectacle, it was one of the last of its kind – a relic of the American penal system. In 2006, female inmates were allowed to participate for the first time. Oklahoma City born, Austin, Texas-based filmmaker Bradley Beesley premieres his new documentary and presents excerpts from his other richly eccentric films,including Okie Noodling (2001) and collaborations with fellow visionary Oklahomans, The Flaming Lips.

Beesley will be in attendance and will screen and discuss excerpts from other projects before and after the screening. Ogden Museum. $10 general admission, $5 members. 6 pm.


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