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'August: Osage County' premieres in Oklahoma

By MICHAEL SMITH - Tulsa World Modified: November 7, 2013 at 6:44 am •  Published: November 7, 2013

The highly anticipated film "August: Osage County" made its Oklahoma premiere Wednesday night, and it didn't matter to those in attendance that neither Meryl Streep nor Julia Roberts was on hand to walk a red carpet.

Oklahoma itself was the star of this evening at Circle Cinema, where many in attendance arrived from the communities of Pawhuska, Barnsdall, Bartlesville and more where filming took place. Some were local officials who helped facilitate the production shoot, while others chosen to be extras in the film were excited to see themselves on the big screen — if they made the final cut.

All were excited to be among the first Oklahomans to see the movie that is already being touted as an awards-season contender, and most were not disappointed, citing the acting of many stars — especially Streep in the scene-stealing role of family matriarch Violet Weston — and the writing.

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