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'Let the Right One In' is WIDR fund-raiser

Feb. 17, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the Kalamazoo-area debut of "Let the Right One In" Friday through Sunday, Feb. 20-22, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

The film society is sponsoring the premiere as a fund-raiser for WIDR 89.1 FM, WMU's student radio station. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 and 5 p.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds will be donated to WIDR.

Oskar (Kare Hedebrant) is a 12-year-old outcast and the target of relentless ridicule. He dreams of revenge but never finds the courage to stand up to the bullies in his class. With the arrival of his new next-door neighbor, 12-year-old Eli (Lina Leandersson), it's possible that Oskar has finally found a friend, ally and first love. But Eli is no ordinary girl--she keeps her pale skin out of the sunlight, performs immortal physical feats and thirsts for blood. The bodies begin to pile up, but Oskar can't stay away from the girl who has finally given him courage.

Directed by John Ajvide Lindqvist, "Let the Right One In" is shown in Swedish with English subtitles. The 2008 film has a run time of 114 minutes and is rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, brief nudity and coarse language.

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, contact the film society at westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com or visit Western Film Society online.

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

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