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"Sweet Land" is an immigrant tale of land and love

March 2, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Sweet Land," a poignant and lyrical celebration of land, love and the immigrant experience, Friday through Sunday, March 9-11, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Little Theatre show times for "Sweet Land" are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and $3 for students. The 2005 film is rated "PG" for partial nudity and mild language.

The story of a German mail-order bride living in a Norwegian-American community in the 1920s, "Sweet Land" uses painterly images and understated performances to tell a universal story of love and discovery. It was filmed on location in Minnesota.

"Sweet Land" stars Michigan native Elizabeth Reaser as Inge and Lois Smith as Old Inge, and also stars Alan Cumming, Ned Beatty, John Heard and Paul Sand. It was written and directed by Ali Selim.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's historic East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre and across the street. 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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