“TE ATA” theatrical run extended in select cities

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Release Date: October 16, 2017

Due to overwhelming response, “TE ATA” has been held over for several additional days by theaters in Oklahoma, Oregon and New Mexico.

Produced by the Chickasaw Nation, the feature film offers a glimpse into the remarkable life of Chickasaw storyteller Mary Thompson Fisher.  Better known by her stage name, TE ATA, she traversed cultural barriers and helped change public perceptions of Native American during a storied career.

The film focuses on the early career of famed the Chickasaw storyteller and actress, who is brought to life on the silver screen by Q’orianka Kilcher.

The movie shares Te Ata’s uncharted journey to find her true calling and her discovery of the importance of family ties and traditions.

"TE ATA is the kind of story young women of today need to see, hear and experience," Don Shananhan with “Every Movie Has A Lesson,” said. “TE ATA is worthy and thoughtful history, through and through, with a brave central figure perfect for the big screen treatment.”

Directed by Nathan Frankowski and produced by Paul Sirmons, the movie also stars Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene, Cindy Pickett and MacKenzie Astin. The movie was filmed entirely in Oklahoma.

“TE ATA” first opened September 27 in Oklahoma, and was subsequently released in more than a dozen states on September 29. “TE ATA” opened October 13 in New York and Los Angeles, where it is scheduled to show through October 19.

“TE ATA” will be released on DVD in November, to coincide with Native American Heritage Month.

For updates or ticket information visit TeAtaMovie.com, TE ATA Facebook page facebook.com/TeAtaMovie or “@TeAtaMovie” on Twitter and Instagram. Connect with “TE ATA” social media on all platforms using #TeAtaMovie.

The following theaters have extended the movie’s theatrical run through Wednesday, Oct. 18:

Oklahoma City
Windsor 10                                            
4623 A NW 23rd Street
(405) 917-7469
Website: www.oklahoma-city-windsor-10

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Starworld 20
10301 South Memorial Drive
(918) 710-3679
Website: www.tulsa-starworld-20

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jean Cocteau Cinema       
418 Montezuma Ave.
(505) 466-5528
Website: www.jeancocteaucinema.com

The following theaters have extended the movie’s theatrical run through Thursday, Oct. 19:

Oklahoma City
Harkins Bricktown 16
150 E. Reno Ave.
Website: www.harkinstheatres.com

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Circle Cinema
10 S. Lewis Ave.
Website: www.circlecinema.com

Ada, Oklahoma
McSwain Theatre
130 W. Main
Website: www.mcswaintheatre.com

Corvallis, Oregon
Darkside Cinema
215 SW 4th St.
(541) 752-4161
Website: www.darksidecinema.com

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