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'Synecdoche, New York' is WIDR fund-raiser

Feb. 8, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents the local premiere of "Synecdoche, New York," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

KFS is sponsoring the film as a fund-raiser for WIDR 89.1 FM, WMU's student radio station. 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.

"Synecdoche, New York" is the story of one man's life and his experiences with love, the creative process, and the sometimes-blurry line that separates life and art. A theatre director (Hoffman) in Schenectady, N.Y., finds his life unraveling when his wife, daughter and health simultaneously leave him. He moves to New York City to create a theatrical masterpiece, but has trouble getting the break he needs.

Directed by Charlie Kaufman, the 2008 film is shown in English and has a run time of 124 minutes. It is rated R for offensive language, nudity and sexual content.

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, 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 Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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