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Documentary 'Tabloid' debuts at Little Theatre

by Tonya Durlach

Oct. 6, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Joyce McKinney in Tabloid.
Joyce McKinney stars in Tabloid, Oct. 14-16
KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents the area debut of "Tabloid," a documentary on the former Miss Wyoming charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon missionary, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 14-16, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times are 7 and 9 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30, 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

In the story of Joyce McKinney, a beauty queen with a genius IQ obsessed with the man of her dreams, master film maker Errol Morris looks back to the time when tabloid journalism wasn't daily primetime TV fodder, but the subject of scandal sheets. McKinney's labyrinthine crusade for love takes her through a surreal world of kidnapping, manacled Mormons, risque photography, magic underwear and celestial sex--until her dream is finally realized in a cloning laboratory in Seoul, South Korea. By turns funny, strange and disturbing, "Tabloid" is a vivid portrayal of a phenomenally driven woman and her romantic obsessions and delusions.

Released in 2011, the documentary starring Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Kent Gavin and Jackson Shaw is rated R for sexual content and nudity. It has a run time of 87 minutes and is shown in English.

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.