French film 'Le Havre' debuts at WMU's Little Theatre

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"Le Havre" at Little Theatre

KALAMAZOO--The Kalamazoo Film Society will present the French film "Le Havre" Friday through Sunday, March 2-4, at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

Show times are 7 and 9 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30, 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city for which the film is named, fate throws a young African refugee into the path of Marcel, a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoe shiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation.

Written and directed by Aki Kaurismaki, and starring Andre Wilmas, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Blondin Miguel, "Le Havre" is not rated. Released in September 2011, the film has a run time of 93 minutes and is shown in French with English subtitles.

Parking and directions

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Lane on WMU's East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre.

For more information, visit kalfilmsociety.net, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at kalfilmsociety@yahoo.com, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.