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DVD Release of 'The Daughter of Dawn' Set

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

DVD Release of 'The Daughter of Dawn' Set

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Historical Society has scheduled a DVD release party on July 14 for the film The Daughter of Dawn at the Oklahoma History Center.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The film is an 80-minute, six-reel silent film shot in May, June and July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma. The DVD will be available for purchase at the event. In 2014, the OHS partnered with Milestone Films out of New Jersey for distribution of The Daughter of Dawn. The movie has been shown at several film festivals over the last two years.

At the July 14 event, OHS Executive Director Bob Blackburn will discuss how this 96-year-old film was saved and preserved. Clips will be shown.

Matt Reed, curator of American Indian Collections at the Oklahoma History Center, will discuss the historical context revealed in the movie. Thomas Silverhorn and Mac Silverhorn, grandsons of the artist Silverhorn and nephews of Charley Buffalo, will speak about the film and their family. …

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