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'Sometimes a Great Notion' coming to Eugene library

The film based on Ken Kesey's novel "Sometimes a Great Notion" will screen at 11 a.m. Saturday at the downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 13th Ave.

After the film, writer Matt Love will provide context and commentary about the making of the film, which was largely shot in Oregon.

Love has written a book, "Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel."

The program also will include extras such as the movie trailer and some behind-the-scenes footage.

In 2009, Love won the Oregon Literary Arts' Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for his contributions to Oregon history and literature, a news release says.

Love has written many books about Oregon and writes "On Oregon," blog for Powell's City of Books in Portland.

"Sometimes a Great Movie" is a free event.

Women and poetry theme at Schnitzer screening

Two documentary films about women and poetry will screen Wednesday at part of Schnitzer Cinema at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

A Skype interview with Women Make Movies Executive Director Debra Zimmerman will follow the screenings.

Women Make Movies has distributed female-oriented films for about 40 years. Wednesday's two featured documentaries are recent releases that address the work of "courageous poets," a news release says.

The first film, "Poetry of Resilience," screens at 7 p.m. It will be followed by "The Poetry Deal: a Film With Diane di Prima."

"Poetry of Resilience," directed by Katja Esson, is about six poets from around the world who survived Hiroshima, the Holocaust, China's Cultural Revolution, the Kurdish genocide in Iraq, the Rwandan genocide and the Iranian revolution.

"The Poetry Deal" is about the renowned poet, prose writer, playwright, teacher and revolutionary activist Diane di Prima.

"Art and Language" is the theme of the Fall 2012 Schnitzer Cinema series. The events are free.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is at 1430 Johnson Lane on the University of Oregon campus.
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Date:Dec 7, 2012
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