Oklahoma Breakdown – The Mike Hosty Story will be shown for the first time in Stillwater on February 22nd, 6:30PM at the Stillwater Community Center.
Oklahoma musician Mike Hosty is a one-man band freak of nature who also tells
jokes. His musical talents are world-class and his improv skills produce original
performances on the fly. When former Stillwater resident Stoney LaRue turned
Hosty’s “Oklahoma Breakdown” into the #1 Texas hit of 2007, few knew who
wrote it or what genre it came from. The song was also covered by Oklahoma
country star Toby Keith.
This documentary reveals why a legend of the underground has reservations on
chasing the limelight, when he could be a millionaire.
“Hosty is an inspiration for numerous musicians in Oklahoma, and to show his
story in the home of Red Dirt music was something I’d always envisioned when
putting this film together,” said director Christopher Fitzpatrick. “On February
22nd, I finally get to see that vision come to life.”
The film has had success along the film festival circuit. The Oklahoma Premiere
was at the Oscar-qualifying deadCenterFilm Festival, and has since screened in
front of sold out audiences in Norman, Tulsa and Fredericksburg, TX. It also won
the Grand Prize at the Lonely Seal Film Festival in Boston, Best Feature at the
New Haven Documentary FF, Best Documentary at the Hill Country FF and the
Audience Choice Award at the Lone Star FF in Ft. Worth.
Fitzpatrick and Hosty will participate in a Q/A session following the movie.
Bad Brad’s will provide BBQ and the United Way of Stillwater will host a raffle
drawing for a very special Hosty gift pack. Also sponsoring the event is Kicker
Audio, The Red Dirt Film Festival, The Stillwater Community Center Foundation,
Stonecloud Brewing of Stillwater and KOSU-FM.
After the movie and Q/A, Hosty will perform a few blocks away at Stonecloud
Brewing (917 South Husband St.) Tickets can be purchased at OklahomaBreakdown.com.