WMU News

KFS presents heartwarming film for whole family

Nov. 22, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents a heartwarming and enchanting story comprised of equal parts reality, drama and magic.

Set amid the vast and spectacular expanses of the Gobi Desert, internationally acclaimed "The Story of Weeping Camel" is an exotic and visually stunning film about the loss of love and the struggle to win it back. Unlike most love stories, however, the main protagonists in this unusual and unfailingly entertaining work are not human. Instead, an indifferent mother camel and her abandoned baby are at the center of a narrative non-fiction drama that affirms the importance of myth, family and tradition.

The tagline of the 2003 film is "Some fairy tales are true... some legends are real." It is rated PG for some mild thematic content and has earned nominations and awards at film festivals in Europe and North and South America.

"The Story of Weeping Camel" will be shown in the Little Theatre at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3; 4:30, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4; and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. General admission is $5; students with valid ID are admitted for $3.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan
University's East Campus. Free off-street parking is located behind the theatre. For more information, call the movie line at (269) 387-8221 or visit the Kalamazoo Film Society on the Web
at <www.kalfilmsociety.net>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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