Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be presenting a special screening at the first annual Eastern Oregon Word Round-up, to be held October 26th and 27th. EOFF will present ‘Plimpton’. The screening will take place October 26th at 9:15pm at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute. The Eastern Oregon Word Round-up is a series of workshops, programs on writing and publishing, book art exhibitions, book fair, and trade show for wordsmiths of all trades held at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Oregon
Special Guests include: Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, Oregon Library Director MaryKay Dahlgren, and a cast of writers and publishers extraordinaire, including:
David Axelrod, Shaindel Beers, Bette Husted, Nancy Knowles, John Laursen, Jack Lorts, David Memmott, Rick Steber, Pamela Steele, Alison Timmons, Jodi Veron, George Venn, Rich Wandschneider, and more…..
For full program details and registration information visit: http://www.easternoregonwordroundup.org/
THE MOVIE: Plimpton!
Starring George Plimpton as Himself tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many — George Plimpton.
“A brilliant example of creative biographical filmmaking.”– Indiewire
Using Plimpton’s own narration, the film joyfully celebrates a life lived fully, richly and strangely. For many, it’s difficult to imagine this life was lived by just one man.
“Entertaining profile of the self-avowed participatory journalist and his tumultuous life and times.” -Variety
Plimpton hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, forced Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic and acted alongside John Wayne, Warren Beatty and Matt Damon. Some of these things he did well. Some he didn’t. But they were always amusing and inspiring.
He co-founded and edited The Paris Review for 50 years, one of the most influential literary magazines in history. The publication launched the careers of some of our generation’s finest writers, from Philip Roth and Terry Southern to William Styron and Jay McInerney.
We are thrilled to collaborate with the Eastern Oregon Word Round-up to screen this wonderful film. George Plimpton devoted a lifetime to supporting and pushing the boundaries of literature. This insightful documentary captures his inspirational courage and commitment. It’s a perfect match for an audience of literary aficionados. We’re honored to showcase the first screening of the film in the Northwest.
– Ben Morgan, EOFF Co-program director
Watch the Trailer