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WFS presents award-winning 'Dancer in the Dark'

March 14, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Film Society screens six showings of "Dancer in the Dark" this weekend at the Little Theatre. Show times are 7 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. 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.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver St. on Western Michigan University's East Campus. General admission is $5 for adults or $3 for students. Free parking is available in Lot 11 behind the Little Theatre.

Björk 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, Björk won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Selmasongs," the soundtrack to Dancer in the Dark, features a score written and performed by Bjork. Featured on the soundtrack is "I've Seen it All," a current Academy Award Best Song Nominee, which Bjork will perform on the Oscar telecast.

Critic Roger Ebert has praised Dancer in the Dark: "It smashes down the walls of habit that surround so many movies."

For more information, call the movie line at (616) 387-8221 or visit the Western Film Society's new web site at <www.wmich.edu/films>.

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

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