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"Diving Bell and Butterfly" makes local debut at WMU

April 4, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The Western Film Society presents the area debut of "The Diving Bell and Butterfly" Friday through Sunday, April 11-13, in Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

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 Diving Bell and Butterfly" is the third film by director Julian Schnabel. It tells the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), editor of the world-famous fashion magazine, Elle. At the age of 43, Bauby suffered an accident that left him in a state of total paralysis, incapable of any verbal communication. He learned to communicate with the outside world using the only part of his body he could still control--his left eye. Using this method, he dictated his memoir to four women in his life. Full of striking cinematography by Janusz Kaminski, "The Diving Bell and Butterfly" expertly conveys Bauby's internal and external struggles.

The 2007 film is shown in French with English subtitles and has a run time of 112 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for nudity, sexual content and offensive language.

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, call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221, contact the Western Film Society at westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com or visit rso.wmich.edu/wfs.

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

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