WMU News

'Igby Goes Down' debuts at Little Theatre

Jan. 14, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Film Society will debut double Golden Globe nominee "Igby Goes Down" Friday through Sunday, Jan.17-19, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

"Igby Goes Down" features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes, Ryan Phillippe, Bill Pullman and Jared Harris. Shows begin at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, and at 2:30 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission.

From first-time writer/director Burr Steers, "Igby Goes Down" is a personal tale about a 17-year-old misfit boy who copes with his mother's cancer and his father's insanity by pursuing relationships with older women. Truly an intellectual, Igby is a modern day Holden Caulfield, and the world he lives in is far removed from the high standards of expectation he holds for it. According to critic Roger Ebert, "What makes the movie fresh is smart writing, skewed characters and the title performance by Kieran Culkin."

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre. For more information, call the movie line at (269) 387-8221 or visit the Western Film Society's web site at <www.wmich.edu/films>.

Media contact: Bethany Gibson, 269 387-2245, bethany.gibson@wmich.edu

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