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WFS presents Coen brothers latest Oscar nominee

March 14, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Film Society offers six screenings of "The Man Who Wasn't There" Friday through Sunday, March 15-17. Show times at the Little Theatre are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

"The Man Who Wasn't There" is the latest Oscar-nominated film from Joel and Ethan Coen, whose past works include "Fargo," "O Brother Where Art Thou," "Raising Arizona" and "The Big Lebowski." In "The Man Who Wasn't There," a laconic, chain-smoking barber, played by Billy Bob Thornton, blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong. This "Best Director" winner at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival also stars Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini, Tony Shalhoub and Scarlett Johansson.

General admission tickets are $5 for all shows. Students pay $3 with a valid ID. The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver St. on the WMU East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre.

Media contact: Bethany Gibson, 269 387-2370, bethany.gibson@wmich.edu

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