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Behind the Screen: Killers of the Flower Moon

November 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

West Newton Cinema Foundation presents

A conversation about the true events that inspired Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of David Grann’s best-selling book by the same name.  The Osage murders, a series of killings in the 1920s targeting members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma due to their substantial oil wealth, prompted FBI involvement at a pivotal moment in the agency’s history and revealed a sinister conspiracy.


Emilie Connolly

Assistant professor of Native American history at Brandeis University studying political economy, colonialism, and the Indigenous peoples of North America

Denise Cummings

Senior lecturer in film and media studies at Tufts University, whose areas of expertise include Native American and global Indigenous screen cultures, as well as Native literature, Art, and visual culture

Malcolm Turvey

Sol Gittleman Professor and founder of film and media studies at Tufts University, known for research on film theory and storytelling

Moderator: J.B. Sloan, a member of the West Newton Cinema Foundation, and a member of the Osage Nation

Free event, registration required  

*Movie tickets sold separately through West Newton Cinema


November 12, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street
West Newton, MA United States
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