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Jesse James shot and killed in Little Theatre

Jan. 2, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," starring Brad Pitt and Golden Globe nominee Casey Affleck, Friday through Sunday, Jan. 11-13, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Special show times for "The Assassination of Jesse James" are 7 and 10 p.m. Friday; 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and $3 for students.

Whether he was one of the last frontiersmen, or a cold-blooded murderer, Jesse James became a legend and celebrity in post-Civil War America. The film chronicles how James died, from a bullet fired from the gun of a young man who idolized him.

In addition to Pitt as Jesse James and Affleck as Robert Ford, the cast includes Sam Shepard as Frank James and Mary-Louise Parker as Zee James. It was written and directed by Andrew Dominik. The 2007 release has a run time of two hours and 40 minutes and is rated R for strong violence and brief sexual references.

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 www.kalfilmsociety.net, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at kalfilmsociety@yahoo.com, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.

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

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