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Wordstock's 2nd Annual Books-to-Film Festival this weekend!

Join us: Cult classic movies that were once original novels will play at McMenamin’s Kennedy School and Bagdad Theaters in celebration of the Wordstock Books-to-Film festival this weekend.

Wordstock, a literary art and education organization in Portland, Ore., is celebrating their 2nd annual Books-to-Film festival. The theme of this year’s festival is “Cult Classic.” They have pulled together a cadre of films that not only started their humble lives as original novels, but have also enjoyed a passionate following of fans long after their initial film release.

The festival takes place this Friday April 30th, Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd at the McMenamin’s Kennedy School and Bagdad Theatres. Tickets are three dollars and all proceeds benefit Wordstock’s educational programs.

“Wordstock is all about getting people involved with books and this is just one exciting way to do that,” said Greg Netzer, Executive Director of Wordstock. “There's a reason people watch this particular group of movies over and over, and we think it has to do with the material the filmmakers started with -- the books."

Kennedy School Schedule • The Princess Bride (Written by William Goldman) 12pm on 5/1 and 5/2 • The Outsiders (Written by S.E. Hinton) 10pm on 5/1 and 5/2

Bagdad Theater Schedule • Charlotte’s Web (Written by E.B.White) 1pm & 3:15pm on 5/1 and 5/2 • High Fidelity (Written by Nick Hornby) 8pm on 4/30, 5/1 and 5/2 • Fight Club (Written by Portland’s own Chuck Palahniuk) 10:45pm on 4/30 and 5/1

Wordstock invites you to enjoy your favorite cult classic this weekend and see what a few words on the page can lead to.


Schedules and information can be found at www.tinyurl.com/wordstockbook2film.

About Wordstock: Wordstock is a literary art and education organization in Portland, Ore. Its flagship program — Wordstock, Portland’s annual book and literary festival — has to date hosted over 1,000 writers, who have read and performed for nearly 70,000 attendees at past festivals. Its education programs work with K-12 teachers and their students to improve student writing performance and bring arts education to the classroom. For more information, visit wordstockfestival.com.