A Date with the Duke
Guests can whet their appetites with a cash bar and scrumptious buffet prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City while watching a special film screening of The Searchers (1956). Considered by many to be a true American masterpiece of filmmaking, and the most-admired film of director John Ford. Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, a believer more in bullets than in words. He seeks his niece, captured by Comanche who massacred his family, and will not surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements, or loneliness. And, in his obsessive, five-year quest, Edwards encounters something he did not expect to find: his own humanity (1hr 59m, PG).