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Ethics Film Series opens with "High Noon"

Jan. 14, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The classic western "High Noon" opens the new Ethics Film Series at Western Michigan University with a screening and discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in Room 213 of the Bernhard Center. Admission is free.

Dr. Michael Pritchard, co-director of WMU's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, will lead the post-film discussion on the relationship between love and ethics portrayed in the film, which was released in 1952. Gary Cooper won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of righteous cowards in the greatest showdown in the history of cinema. Lloyd Bridges and Grace Kelly also star in the suspenseful story that unfolds in approximate real-time, from 10:40 a.m. to high noon in an 84-minute film.

The Ethics Films Series is sponsored by WMU's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. Other films in the series will be shown on Feb. 21, March 20 and April 3. All will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 213 Bernhard. The titles and discussion leaders will be announced.

For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Borden, co-director of the Ethics Center, at sandra.borden@wmich.edu or (269) 387-0362.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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