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True story of 81-year-old rockers at Little Theatre

July 7, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Young at Heart," the true story of 24 senior citizens who refuse to let age and ill health get them down, Friday through Sunday, July 11-13, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

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.

"Young at Heart" is the true story of the aging Young at Heart Chorus. With an average age of 81, this group of singers overcomes failing health and cultural stereotypes to perform contemporary rock songs by groups like Clash, Sonic Youth and the Ramones. The transformative power of music is sweetly but powerfully evident in the film, which chronicles the final weeks of rehearsal as the choir prepares for a concert and keeps at bay the isolation that often accompanies aging in America.

Directed by Stephen Walker, "Young at Heart" is shown in English. The 2007 film has a run time of 107 minutes and is rated PG for offensive language and some adult themes.

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 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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