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Award-winning 'Of Gods and Men' visits Little Theatre

by Tonya Durlach

June 6, 2011 | WMU News

Publicity still from Of Gods and Men film.
"Of Gods and Men" at Little Theatre June 10-12
KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents the award-winning "Of Gods and Men" Friday through Sunday, June 10-12, 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.

Starring Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale and Olivier Rabourdin, "Of Gods and Men" is based on the true story of eight French Christian monks living peaceful lives in a monastery in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. Their peace is shared with their Muslim neighbors, but when a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers the monks protection; they refuse, but then must decide if they should remain or flee to safety. As the violence grows around them, they realize they have no choice but to stay.

Written and directed by Xavier Beauvois, the 2010 film was awarded the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, and also was named best foreign film of the year by the London Critics Circle, National Board of Review and Palm Springs International Film Festival. It is shown in French and Arabic with English subtitles, and has a run time of 122 minutes. The film is rated PG-13 for wartime violence 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, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.