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WFS opens season with area debut of 'Cherish'

Sept. 12, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Film Society opens its 2002-03 season with the area debut of Sundance Film Festival selection "Cherish," Sept. 20-22.

Showtimes in the Little Theatre are Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2:30 and 5 p.m. General admission is $5 and $3 for students.

"Cherish," from director Finn Taylor ("Dream With the Fishes"), stars Robin Tunney ("The Craft"), Tim Blake Nelson ("O Brother Where Art Thou"), Jason Priestley, Nora Dunn and Liz Phair.

A fantasy-prone young woman confronts a life-altering reality when she is placed in a house arrest program in this romantic comedy thriller. As it follows its heroine on the road to self-reinvention and vindication, "Cherish" invests several classic film scenarios with new life and cleverly tweaks genre convention at every turn. A critical favorite, "Cherish" has been called, "A disoriented [and] disarming saga packed with moments out of an Alice in Wonderland adventure, a stalker thriller, and a condensed season of TV's Big Brother," by Entertainment Weekly and a "charmer with a winning performance by Robin Tunney," by critic Roger Ebert.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver St. on Western Michigan University's East Campus. For more information, call the movie line at (616) 387-8221 or visit the Western Film Society's web site at <www.wmich.edu/films> or the film's Web site at <www.cherishthemovie.com>.

Media contact: Bethany Gibson, 269 387-2370, bethany.gibson@wmich.edu

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