The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers

The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers

Oklahoma songwriter Beau Jennings spent years writing about his boyhood hero and 'Oklahoma's favorite son' Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie star. As songs accumulated, a plan was hatched to travel the U.S. retracing Rogers' footsteps, performing songs about Will where significant events in his life took place. There was Rogers’ birthplace in Oklahoma; there was New York City where Rogers first became famous; there was the North Slope of Alaska, where Rogers died in a plane crash. From abandoned radio stations in Los Angeles to demolished homes in Arkansas, Jennings chased Rogers’ ghost. Cloaked in heavy atmosphere, conjuring a world part remembered and part imagined, The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers is about trying to understand, process, and ultimately connect with a long lost source of inspiration. It’s a love letter to Jennings’ home state and to the idea of embracing one’s roots as a way of growing up.

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Aviation Cinemas Productions presents a Beau Jennings film
THE VERDIGRIS: In Search of Will Rogers
Written and directed by Beau Jennings
Executive Producer Bradley Beesley
Music by Beau Jennings
Director of Photography Bradley Beesley
Edited by Jack Pyland
Sound Design by Johnny Marshall
Produced by Adam Donaghey & Eric Steele
Written and Directed by Beau Jennings
Cover Design by Matt Goad
2015 56 minutes Color Stereo Not Rated
www.theverdigrisfilm.com | www.beaujennings.com

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The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers

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  • The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers

    When singer-songwriter Beau Jennings set out to make his latest album, he thought the subject would be his experiences of his home at the time, Brooklyn. As Beau worked on the album, he was drawn to a childhood hero of his, the legendary entertainer and political commentator Will Rogers. The pull...

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    When singer-songwriter Beau Jennings set out to make his latest album, he thought the subject would be his experiences of his home at the time, Brooklyn. As Beau worked on the album, he was drawn to a childhood hero of his, the legendary entertainer and political commentator Will Rogers. The pull...