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Poteau Theater Shows Movie Based on Local Author's Book, Filmed in Oklahoma

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Poteau, OKLAHOMA —Northwest Arkansas Author Dusty Richards' book, The Lady and the Mustanger, has been adapted into the film Painted Woman, which was just released and is now playing at the Poteau Theater.
The book was transformed into a feature film by screenwriters James Cotten and Amber Lindley, and was shot entirely in Oklahoma.

The book's author, Dusty Richards, has won numerous honors, including three prestigious Spur Awards, as well as the Oklahoma Writer's Federation Fiction Book of the Year award for two of his western novels. He enjoys helping others learn about writing, often speaks at writing seminars, and serves on the board of the Ozark Creative Writers Conference. Although he has written more than a hundred novels, The Lady and the Mustanger is the first of his books to be turned into a movie.

Richards says he was pleased with how the movie turned out. “I love the movie, they did a great job. And that Stef—she's wonderful, she's going places.”

“Dusty is an incredible storyteller, and we were thrilled to see this book transferred into a new medium,” adds Cyndy Miller, marketing director for the book's publisher, Oghma Creative Media. “We were also excited that it could be shot nearby, in the great state of Oklahoma, so it could have the same authentic feel as the book. The film beautifully captures the Oklahoma scenery, while bringing an exciting western story to a new audience of movie fans.”
Painted Woman tells the story of Julie Richards, a woman who finds herself while escaping a life of abuse and tragedy in the old west. Richards is played by The Hunger Games' Stef Dawson. Other cast members include David Thomas Jenkins, Kiowa Gordon, and Laurel Harris.


See Poteau Theater listings for more information on show times.



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