WMU News

Western Film Society presents '24 Hour Party People'

Nov. 14, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Film Society will debut "24 Hour Party People" Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

With a soundtrack featuring Joy Division, Happy Mondays, New Order, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, and The Sex Pistols, "24 Hour Party People" shows begin at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission.

Director Michael Winterbottom's ("The Claim, Welcome to Sarajevo") colorful, chaotic "24 Hour Party People" nimbly captures the spirit of the Manchester music scene and how a devoted group of friends recklessly forged this new music culture. A must-see for music aficionados and worth viewing for its sheer sense of hyperkinetic entertainment. The film is a favorite with critics, including Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, who wrote, "Like the music, the film is outspoken, roaringly funny, defiantly sexual and relentlessly in your face. I couldn't have liked it more."

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. For more information, call the movie line at (616) 387-8221 or visit the Western Film Society's Web site at <www.wmich.edu/films>.

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

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