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'Pirate Radio' is WIDR fundraiser

March 3, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Pirate Radio," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy, Friday through Sunday, March 5-7, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

KFS is sponsoring the film as a fundraiser for WIDR 89.1 FM, WMU's student-run radio station. Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

The love of music in the 1960s leads a group of DJs to illegally broadcast rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues from a boat stationed in the North Sea. Despite efforts to shut them down by Great Britain's musical industrial complex, the group vows to rock till they drop--and rock they do--to the music of Cream, The Who, Jeff Beck, The Hollies, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, and others who wrote, sang and played the soundtrack of the decade.

Written and directed by Richard Curtis, the 2009 film is shown in English and has a run time of 116 minutes. It is rated R for adult language, nudity, and some drug use and sexual content.

Parking and directions

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.

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

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