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Sophia Coppola's 'Somewhere' is WIDR fundraiser

Feb. 25, 2011

Photo of Elle Fanning and Stephen Dorff in Somewhere.KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents the award-winning "Somewhere," starring Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning and Chris Pontius, Friday through Sunday, March 4-6, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

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, and proceeds benefit WIDR 89.1 FM, WMU's student-run radio station.

In this film, written and directed by Sophia Coppola, Johnny Marco (Dorff) is a privileged actor living at the luxurious Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari and a constant stream of girls and pills to keep him company. Johnny drifts along, comfortably numbed, until his 11-year-old daughter from a failed marriage arrives unexpectedly. Having Cleo (Fanning) around encourages Johnny to re-examine his lifestyle and the choices he's made.

Coppola received a Special Achievement Award from the National Board of Review for writing, directing and producing the 2010 film. It also earned her a Golden Lion award for Emerging Cinema at the Venice Film Festival.

"Somewhere" is shown in English and Italian with English subtitles. It has a run time of 97 minutes, and is rated R for sexual content, nudity and adult language.

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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