The Buddy Holly Story

Thursday, May 18 | 7:30 pm

Beginning in Lubbock, Texas in 1956, The Buddy Holly Story traces the brief, meteoric, and somewhat improbable rise of Buddy Holly and the Crickets, a groundbreaking rock and roll trio formed in the heartland of country music. Moving from Holly’s garage to a Nashville recording studio to the labyrinthine wings of Harlem’s Apollo Theater, the film provides an intimate backstage view of Buddy Holly’s creative process and an illuminating origin story for a diverse, vibrant, quintessentially American musical style. The film is elevated by a virtuosic, Oscar-nominated performance from Gary Busey, who demonstrates his extraordinary talent as a singer, guitarist, and performer in the film’s electrifying musical sequences. Museum Films is pleased to host this event in conjunction with the deadCenter Film Festival, which will be presenting this year’s Oklahoma Film Icon award to Gary Busey.

Elizabeth Anthony, founder of, will introduce the film and lead a post-screening Q&A.

This special screening is FREE for Film Society Members
$5 for Museum Members | $9 for non-Members

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Director Steve Rash 1978 In English 114 minutes PG DCP

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