"Rock Stars: Women in Petroleum Geology" is coming to Tulsa's Historic Circle Cinema

AAPG, the AAPG Foundation and PROWESS (Professional Women in the Earth Sciences) present a special screening of "Rock Stars: Women in Petroleum Geology" as part of Tulsa's historic Circle Cinema's 90th Anniversary Film Festival on July 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

"Rock Stars" is a documentary tracing the history of women working in the petroleum geology industry beginning with Helen Skewes Plummer, the first woman geologist hired as an employee for Roxana Oil in Tulsa, Okla. in 1917. The film gives insights into the struggles and achievements of women geologists who contributed to the growth and development of the oil and gas industry.

Author, historian and petroleum geologist, Robbie Gries
Author, historian and petroleum geologist, Robbie Gries

The film is inspired by and based on source material from the book "Anomalies: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology" by Robbie Gries, an author and historian who is also a petroleum geologist.

Following the screening, a Q&A panel will take place consisting of writer/producer Vern Stefanic; author/historian Robbie Gries; composer Elizabeth Curtis; and "Rock Stars" narrator Dionne White followed by a reception and book-signing with Robbie Gries.

Information about the event is at circlecinema.com. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at Circle Cinema's box-office, located at 10 S. Lewis Ave. in Tulsa or purchased online.

Read an article in the Tulsa World about the film and an interview with writer/producer Vern Stefanic.