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Unsparing award-winning film depicts communist Romania

May 5, 2008

KALAMAZOO-- The Kalamazoo Film Society presents "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," winner of three 2007 Cannes Film Festival awards, including the Golden Palm, Friday through Sunday, May 9-11.

Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and $3 for students.

Set in Bucharest in the waning years of Romanian communism, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" is the story of two young college students, one of whom decides to end her late-term pregnancy. The simple story, spanning only one day in the women's lives, is said to be one of the best evocations of life behind the Iron Curtain to date, conveying the physical and mental effects of a state system. This Golden Globe-nominated masterpiece is harrowing, discomfiting and unexpectedly poetic--a drama that is sure to upend assumptions about what constitutes cinema art.

"4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" is shown in Romanian with English subtitles. The 2007 film has a run time of 113 minutes and is not rated.

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

Construction notice

Oliver Street, between Stadium Drive and Oakland Drive, will be closed to through traffic for reconstruction May 1 through the end of August. Parking lot No. 11, behind the Little Theatre, will be accessible from a one-block section of Oliver that will remain open to Oakland Drive.

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

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