Deschutes Public Library News
Screen How To Make An American Quilt
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 3/20/2006
Quilters take scraps and piece them together to make an original work of art. At the March installment of Deschutes Public Library’s Library Theater, watch how a group of women “quilt” their stories together to form a record of their lives. The screening on Tuesday, February 21 begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Admin Conference Room at 507 NW Wall Street in Bend. This program is free and open to the public.
Directed by Australian, Jocelyn Moorehouse in 1995, the movie tells the story of Finn, a young graduate student who finishing a master's thesis, and preparing for marriage to her fiancé Sam. But thoughts of the end of the free life, and a potential summer fling, intrude. She goes home to her grandmother, where, over the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting-bee friends, laughter, bickering, love, and advice lead her toward a more open-eyed examination of her course.
The film features a star-studded cast, including Wynona Ryder as Finn. Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Alfie Woodard, and Maya Angelou round out the ensemble. The film received several award nominations, including a Best Supporting Actress Image Awards for Angelou and Woodard. The cast received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance By A Cast.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit www.dpls.us.or.