In this NewsOK video, NewsOK host Angi Bruss talks to “Pearl” producer David Rennke, director King Hollis and actor Tom Huston Orr about the made-in-Oklahoma biopic.
The movie, which has screened at 15 film festivals around the country, is returning to Oklahoma for its invitation-only official state premiere at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren Theater in Moore.
Produced by the Ada-based Chickasaw Nation, “Pearl” tells the true story of Eula “Pearl” Carter-Scott, who in 1928 became the youngest licensed pilot in the nation.
In the 1920s, famed Oklahoma aviator Wiley Post befriended Pearl, a Chickasaw youth from Marlow. The relationship inspired the girl to take to the air, and she earned her pilot’s license at age 13. Within a year, she was performing as a barnstormer and working as a commercial flier.
For more information on the film “Pearl,” go to www.pearlthemovie.net.