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Oscar-winning documentary looks at 'War on Terror'

June 1, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Taxi to the Dark Side" Friday through Sunday, June 6-8, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University. The film, which won a 2008 Oscar for Best Documentary, takes an in-depth look into U.S. torture practices in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.

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.

Written and directed by Alex Gibney, "Taxi to the Dark Side" recounts the story of an Afghani taxicab driver who is mistakenly identified as a terrorist and killed during a torture session conducted by American military forces. The timely story is disturbing, but well-told.

"Taxi to the Dark Side" is shown in English. The 2007 film has a run time of 106 minutes and is rated R for disturbing images, uncensored scenes, and content involving torture and graphic nudity.

WMU's 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 and Oakland drives, is closed for reconstruction through the end of August. Parking Lot No. 11, behind the Little Theatre, is accessible from a one-block section of Oliver that remains open from Oakland Drive.

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

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