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Three classic films at Little Theatre this weekend

Oct. 6, 2008

KALAMAZOO--In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Kalamazoo Film Society presents three classic films, "City Lights," "The Lady Eve" and "The Rules of the Game," Friday through Sunday, Oct. 10-12, in Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

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

Movie schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 10
    4:30 p.m.--"The Rules of the Game"
    7 p.m.--"The Lady Eve"
    9:30 p.m.--"City Lights"
  • Saturday, Oct. 11
    4:30 p.m.--"City Lights"
    7 p.m.--"The Rules of the Game"
    9:30 p.m.--"The Lady Eve"
  • Sunday, Oct. 12
    Noon--"The Lady Eve"
    2:30 p.m.--"City Lights"
    5 p.m.--"The Rules of the Game"

"City Lights" is a Charlie Chaplin pantomime that tells the bittersweet tale of a blind girl who is restored to sight with the help of the quintessential urban misfit, the Tramp, who falls in love her. The 1931 silent film has a run time of 87 minutes.

"The Lady Eve" is a romantic comedy by director Preston Sturges. In this battle of the sexes, con-artist Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) disguises herself as an English lady to get revenge on the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike (Henry Fonda), after a misunderstanding causes them to split on bad terms. The 1941 film has a run time of 94 minutes.

"The Rules of the Game" is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. This Jean Renoir masterpiece is a devastating satire of the pre-World War II French aristocracy. The 1950 film has a run time of 110 minutes and is shown in French with English subtitles.

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.

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

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