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WFS presents area debut of "Whale Rider"

Sept. 11, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Film Society presents the area debut of "Whale Rider," winner of the World Audience Cinema Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Show times in the Little Theatre for "Whale Rider" are 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept.19, and Saturday, Sept. 20, and 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 general admission.

Praised by critics and audiences alike, "Whale Rider" tell the story of a young Maori girl, played by Keisha Castle-Hughes in her acting debut, struggling against a male-dominated society to take her rightful place as the leader of her people. The New York Times has called it "wickedly absorbing," and Rolling Stone has said, "Be on the lookout for this one. There's magic in it."

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. Free parking is available adjacent to the building. For more information, call the movie line at 269 387-8221 or visit the Western Film Society on the internet at www.geocities.com/westernfilmsociety.

Media contact: Andrew Bazini, 269 353-5701, westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com

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