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KFS presents French thriller 'Red Lights'

Jan. 3, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The 2004 French thriller "Red Lights (Faux Rouges)," based on the novel by Georges Simenon, is Kalamazoo Film Society's January screening at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

"Red Lights" is presented in French with English subtitles. Showtimes are Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 15, at 4:30, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 16, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Admission is $5 or $3 for students.

Jean-Pierre Darroussin plays Antoine, an insurance salesman, and former model Carole Bouquet plays his icy wife, Helene. Her more successful career as a lawyer and his alcoholism contribute to their increasingly bitter relationship. The two travel from Paris to pick up their children at summer camp at the height of the French holiday travel season. Antoine becomes frustrated by the bumper-to-bumper traffic and bickering with Helene and begins stopping at each bar along the way, obstensively to use the rest room. The suspense and pace of the film accelerate rapidly when Antoine returns from one of his stops to find that Helene is no longer in the car.

Rolling Stone calls "Red Lights" a "darkly comic spellbinder that pins you to your seat." The film is directed by Cedric Kahn.

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: Rene Kane, kalfilmsociety@yahoo.com

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