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"Eagle vs. Shark" makes area debut at Little Theatre

Sept. 22, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents "Eagle vs. Shark," the quirky new film from Oscar-nominated director Taika Cohen, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, 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.

"Eagle vs. Shark" is a tale about falling--awkwardly--in love. Lily (played by Loren Horsley), a shy Meaty Boy fry girl, has had a longtime crush on Jarrod (Jemaine Clement), the equally nerdy videogame salesman who works across the street. Jarrod finally takes notice of Lily after she crashes his "dress as your favorite animal" party and proves her skills on the console. So begins the awkward relationship that takes the two back to Jarrod's hometown, where he must confront his childhood nemesis.

Director Taika Cohen, also known as Taika Waititi, received a 2004 Academy Award nomination in the Best Short Film category for "Two Cars, One Night."

The 2007 film is shown in English and has a run time of 93 minutes. It is rated R for language, some sexuality and brief animated violence.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre. For more information, visit the Western Film Society at www.rso.wmich.edu/wfs or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.

YouTube "Eagle vs. Shark" full trailer

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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