Stillwater Reads Woody Guthrie events continue with film screening of "Bound For Glory"

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Twitter Status: @stillwaterOKlib hosting film screening of "Bound for Glory" on March 21 at 6 p.m. Part of One Book, One Community series.

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / March 5, 2013) –– “One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads Woody Guthrie” events continue with a free film screening of  “Bound for Glory” starring David Carradine on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library.  The film will also be shown on April 4 at 7 p.m. at the OSU Student Union Little Theatre.  The viewing is sponsored in part by the Student Union Activities Board.

Directed by Hal Ashby, “Bound for Glory” won two Oscars in 1977 including Best Cinematography and Best Music, Original Score and received four nominations including Best Picture.  Among other awards won include the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award and the National Society of Film Critics Award.

In a recorded introduction to the film, Dr. Guy Logsdon will share “behind the scenes” stories about the making of this 1976 film and his experience hosting Hollywood actor David Carradine who played the role of Woody Guthrie.

Logsdon, a retired University of Tulsa professor, is an internationally recognized authority on Woody Guthrie and the author of “Woody's Road: Woody Guthrie's Letters Home, Drawings, Photos, and Other Unburied Treasures” which he wrote with Guthrie’s sister.

Closed captioning will be provided for the film with a run time of 2 hour 26 minutes.  Popcorn and drinks will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library.

Book discussions for Guthrie’s autobiographical novel “Bound for Glory” run through April 9.  For times and locations, visit

Additional “One Book, One Community” events include a panel discussion of Guthrie’s life in Oklahoma and the relocation of the Woody Guthrie Archives to Tulsa, a songwriting workshop with Darden Smith (pre-registration required), a youth art exhibit at the Sheerar Museum, and the finale event “Time Changes Everything” starring The Red Dirt Rangers at the Community Center on Sat. April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

All programs are free open to the public.

For more information, visit the Stillwater Public Library website at, email or call 405-372-3633.

“One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads Woody Guthrie” is designed to foster a sense of community through a shared reading experience, and to broaden and deepen an appreciation for Woody Guthrie as an Oklahoma musician, writer, and artist.  Sponsors are the Stillwater Public Library, Oklahoma State University Library and Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History. This project is supported in part by funding from the Oklahoma Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Oklahoma Arts Council with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major partners include Woody Guthrie Foundation, Friends of Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau, Stillwater Public Library Trust, Friends of OSU Library, Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, Oklahoma History Center, OSU Institute for Creativity and Innovation, and the Center for Oklahoma Studies.  Supporting partners include OSU Student Union Activities Board, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Stillwater Community Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and KOSU.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).