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Hunter S. Thompson film debuts at Little Theatre

Nov. 17, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the area debut of "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson" Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

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.

"Gonzo" is a fast-paced documentary directed by Oscar Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side). It looks at the uncanny life of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, recapping his touchstone moments through never-before-seen home movies, audiotapes and passages from unpublished manuscripts. Narrated by Johnny Depp, it takes the audience on a wild journey through Thompson's ill-fated relationship with the Hell's Angels, his involvement in George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign and more.

The 2008 film is shown in English and has a run time of 120 minutes. It is rated R for sexual and drug-related content, offensive language and some nudity.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Lane 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 or contact the Western Film Society at westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com. Visit Western Film Society online at www.rso.wmich.edu/wfs.

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

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