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Norton and Watts star in "Painted Veil" remake

March 14, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents Golden Globe winner "The Painted Veil," starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts, Friday through Sunday, March 23-25, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 and 5 p.m. General admission is $5 and $3 for students. The 2006 film is rated PG-13 and has a run time of two hours and five minutes.

"The Painted Veil" is a remake of two previous films based on the W. Somerset Maugham novel of the same name. Watts plays an English socialite, Kitty, who marries a scientist, Walter (Norton), at the request of her parents. Soon after the wedding, Walter takes Kitty to Shanghai, where she has an affair with an English diplomat.

When Walter uncovers Kitty's infidelity, in an act of vengeance he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and takes her along. The journey brings meaning to their relationship. The film won a 2007 Golden Globe award for Best Original Score.

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. For more information, call the movie line at (269) 387-8221 or visit Western Film Society at www.rso.wmich.edu/wfs.

Media contact: Lauren Reile or Shilo Brungardt, westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com

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