Kirsten Dunst stars in 'Melancholia' at Little Theatre

Contact: Tonya Durlach
Photo of Kirsten Dunst in "Melancholia."

Kirsten Dunst in "Melancholia"

KALAMAZOO--The Western Film Society will present the critically acclaimed film "Melancholia" Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19, at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 and 5 p.m. General admission is $5 and $3 for WMU students with a valid Bronco Card.

"Melancholia" is the latest film from director Lars von Trier. Kirsten Dunst stars as a young bride named Justine, a role that garnered her a Best Actress win at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Justine's world, nay the earth itself, is thrown into chaos by the imminent approach of a new stellar body—a previously unknown massive blue planet that could mark the end of life as we know it.

"Melancholia" has a run time of 136 minutes and is rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and adult language. The film, released in May 2011, 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 the Western Film Society online, email, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.