The nominees have been announced and the wait is on to see who wins the coveted Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards. In advance of the anticipated annual gala, Deschutes Public Library invites the community to go to the movies in February. Screen Oscar-winning classics, explore the connection between literature and film, examine heroism and resistance in WWII films, learn how to turn a short story into a screenplay and more. Programs are free and open to all.
Central Oregon Showcase
Central Oregon Showcase Film Festival organizer Shannon Winegar presents the 2013 winning submissions and discusses the freedom of being creative through the medium of film.
• Sunday, February 2, 2014 | 2pm | La Pine Library, 16425 1st St., La Pine
• Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 6pm | Redmond Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond
Heroism and Resistance in American WWII Films
COCC professor Jake Agtucci examines the uneasy relationship between heroism and resistance in the WWII films of Samuel Pekinpah, Steven Spielberg, and Terrence Malick.
• Sunday, February 9, 2014 | 2pm | Sisters Library, 110 N. Cedar St., Sisters
• Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 6pm | East Bend Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend
From Book to Film: Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Truman Capote’s novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s was originally published in 1958, but many people are more familiar with the feature film that was loosely adapted from Capote’s book. In this presentation, Tony Russell discusses the links and the differences between the two.
• Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 6pm | Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend
Do you have a short story that you’d like to turn into a screenplay? Or are you simply interested in the screenwriting process? Join film industry veteran Michael Gough for a look at what goes in to creating a screenplay that gets noticed.
• Thursday, February 6, 2014 | 6pm | East Bend Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend
A free screening of the Academy Award-winning classic from 1942. Seating is available on a first-come basis.
• Monday, February 10, 2014 | 6pm | Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Screening
A free screening of the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella.
• Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 6pm | Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend
A Bridge Over the River Kwai Screening
A free screening of the Academy Award-winning classic from 1957. Seating is available on a first-come basis.
• Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 6pm | Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend
For more information about these or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.