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Western Film Society presents 'Dancer in the Dark'

Jan. 3, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Film Society screens "Dancer in the Dark" at the Little Theatre, Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2:30 and 5 p.m.

Directed by Lars Von Trier ("Breaking the Waves"), this film won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and stars pop icon Bjork and Catherine Deneuve. Bjork plays a Czech immigrant who brings her son to America for a new life, but when tragedy surrounds her, she finds solace by daydreaming about Hollywood musicals. For her performance, Bjork won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe Nomination.

Of "Dancer in the Dark," critic Roger Ebert said, "It smashes down the walls of habit that surround so many movies."

The Little Theatre is on the corner of Oakland Ave. and Oliver St. on Western Michigan University's East Campus next to Spindler Hall. General admission is $5 for adults or $3 for students and free parking is available adjacent to the Little Theatre.

For more information, call the movie line at (616) 387-8221 or visit the Kalamazoo Film Society's Web site at www.kalfilmsociety.net or the Western Film Society's Web site at www.wmich.edu/films.

Media contact: Bethany Gibson; 616 387-2370; bethany.gibson@wmich.edu

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