Deschutes Public Library News
Screen A Novel Idea Movies At McMenamins
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 4/4/2006
In support of A Novel Idea … Read Together, the community-reading project offered by the Deschutes Public Library and the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, McMenamins, Sisters Movie House and LaPine Public Library will be offering free movie screenings.
On April 4, screen two films at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend. The 6:00 screening will be Santitos, a wonderful road movie about faith and sacrifice based on María Amparo Escandón’s first novel. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. At the 8:00 p.m. screening, Real Women Have Curves will be shown. The film tells the story of Ana, who is torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage, but learns to admire both her Chicano and American roots. The film is in English with Spanish subtitles. The screenings are free and sponsored in part by McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Food and beverages will be available for sale. 21 and over only.
LaPine Public Library will screen Real Women Have Curves at 6:00 p.m. on April 5. The screening is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by the Friends of the LaPine Public Library.
The Sisters Movie House will be screen Like Water For Chocolate on Tuesday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. Based on the best selling book by Laura Esquivel, the 1993 film won many awards and set into motion a new era of Mexican cinema. At the center is the love story between Tita, the youngest daughter of a traditional family and her handsome suitor, Pedro. The
film is in Spanish with English subtitles. The screenings are free and sponsored in part by Sisters Movie House. Food and beverages will be available for sale.
The final two screenings at McMenamins will be on April 18. Dust To Dust, the story of two cousins who embark on a road trip to scatter their grandfather’s ashes and end up learning about themselves and a few shocking family secrets will be shown at 6:00 p.m. Santitos, the film based on Escandón’s first novel will be shown at 8:00 p.m. Both films are in Spanish with English subtitles. The screenings are free and sponsored in part by McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Food and beverages will be available for sale. 21 and over only.
During the month of April, the Library will be hosting a variety of events in support of the Novel Idea … Read Together project. The programs are designed to give residents of Deschutes County a context for better understanding this year’s selected novel, González & Daughter Trucking Co. by María Amparo Escandón. The tale of Libertad, her father and her fellow inmates at the Mexicali Penal Institution for Women, is a story that has feet planted firmly on both sides of the U.S. and Mexican boarder and explores the themes of family, freedom, redemption and the power of storytelling. For a complete listing of Novel Idea programs, please call 312-1032.