An art show & curated films July 28 - 29 in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma artist Jack Fowler is pairing up with Tower Theatre Cinema to bring Cowboy Swordfight! to Oklahoma City July 28 - 29. Curated by Fowler, the event features original artwork and a selection of western films. Tickets are on sale now.

Fascinated by the American idea that foreign means decorative regardless of the original intent, Fowler was spurred to created Cowboy Swordfight! – showcasing western films and art that smash cultures together.

“…when it comes to the written word, Americans seem to be convinced that foreign = decorative. It doesn't really matter what the writing says. All that matters is the image that the words accompany,” said Jack Fowler in his artist’s statement. “Give us the right image, and we project vague meaning onto the unreadable characters, usually something exotic, something stylish, something brave.”

Throughout the weekend, Fowler has chosen five brave and stylish western films that push the boundaries of the genre itself. An art show, featuring 10 new works by the artist, will be on display in the theatre lobby throughout the weekend.

“We've got cowboy movies set in feudal Japan and gunfighter paintings based on old Bollywood western posters and Office Space quotes emblazoned in Chinese that drift over the open skies of Monument Valley,” says Fowler.

Fowler is an artist, writer and radio show host living in Oklahoma City.  A self-taught painter, he lists his primary influences as Eyvind Earle, Andy Warhol, Dorothea Lange and Bo Jackson.  His work is banned from the art gallery at the Oklahoma State Capitol. 

Cowboy Swordfight! is at Tower Theatre Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29. Saturday day passes are $10, which grants entry to all screenings. Sunday films and the art show are free to the public. Tower Cinema opens thirty minutes before showtimes. Concessions and a full bar with specialty cocktails are available at every screening.

For a complete listing of Tower Cinema screenings, visit Tower Theatre Cinema tickets can be purchased at or stopping by the Tower Theatre Box Office located on NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Since opening its doors in 1937, Tower Theatre has served as one of Oklahoma City’s favorite movie houses. Tower Theatre is now an independently-owned, live music and movie venue, located at 425 NW 23rd Street in historic Uptown 23rd. Free parking is available across the street from the theatre. For more information about upcoming events at Tower Theatre and to purchase tickets visit


Cowboy Swordfight! Film Schedule

July 28 

The Dead | 2 p.m.

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo | 5:00 p.m

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid | 7:30 p.m.

July 29 

Magnificent Seven | 6 p.m.

Seven Samurai | 8:45 p.m.