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Academy Award-winner "Capote" shown at WMU

March 6, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents Philip Seymour Hoffman in his Academy Award-winning performance as Truman Capote Friday through Sunday, March 10-12, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Little Theatre show times for "Capote" are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 10; 4:30, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11; and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12. Admission is $5 and $3 for students. The film is rated R.

One of the three most honored and critically acclaimed films of 2005, "Capote" is the story of the famous author's investigation of the gruesome murder of a Kansas farm family, which resulted in his best-selling book, "In Cold Blood."

Hoffman won this year's Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the title role. "Capote" received four other Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for co-star Catherine Keener. The cast also includes past Oscar-winner Chris Cooper.

Hoffman and Keener also have won multiple film critics and film festival best acting awards for their performances in "Capote." Among others, Hoffman received a Golden Globe for Best Actor and the best acting awards of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and the Screen Actors Guild.

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 KFS at www.kalfilmsociety.net,

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

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