Screen Movies During A Novel Idea

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  4/17/2007

As part of the Deschutes Public Library’s A Novel Idea … Read Together, the Deschutes Public Library Foundation presents a series of movie screenings around Deschutes County.

• April 17, 2007
6:00 p.m.
Without Limits
Starring Billy Crudup as University of Oregon rebel distance runner, Steve Prefontaine
Free and open to the public

9:00 p.m.
Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story
Documentary about Steve Prefontaine
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
Free and open to the public

• April 19, 2007
6:00 p.m.
Starring Jered Leto as Steve Prefontaine
LaPine Public Library
Free and open to the public

7:30 p.m.
One Day In September
Winner of the 1998 Best Documentary Academy Award
Sisters Movie House
A special taped interview with Barbara Bowerman regarding the effects of the Munich Olympic hostage crisis had on Bill Bowerman will precede the movie screening.
($8 admission is encouraged. All proceeds to benefit the Fossil Public Library)

• May 2
6:30 p.m.
Fire on the Mountain: The Story of the 10th Mountain Division
Interviews and footage of the sacrifices and accomplishments of the 10th Mountain Division
Free and open to the public

Now in its fourth year, “A Novel Idea...Read Together” has become the premier community reading program in Oregon. This month-long reading and discussion event is organized by the Deschutes Public Library and funded by the Deschutes Public Library Foundation with the support of other community sponsors. The purpose of the event is to build community by broadening and deepening appreciation of literature through reading, participation, and discussion.

The 2007 selected book, Bowerman and the Men of Oregon, describes the life of Bill Bowerman, the University of Oregon’s legendary track coach and co-founder of Nike. The book celebrates the spirit of Oregon through the life of this incredible man who faced life with genius, humor and grit. Author Kenny Moore, a former senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a world-class runner under Bowerman’s tutelage, delivers a fully realized portrait of Bowerman. More than 20 programs will highlight this year’s book, each of which is designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge of the book and the man whose legacy touched our lives in a variety of unexpected ways.

For a complete listing of Novel Idea programs, please visit or call 312-1032.

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