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WFS presents area debut of Steve Martin's "ShopGirl"

Jan. 17, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the Kalamazoo-area debut of "ShopGirl," starring Claire Danes and Steve Martin, Friday through Sunday, Jan. 20-22, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 and 5 p.m. General admission is $5 and $3 for students.

Martin wrote the screenplay for "ShopGirl" based on his novella by the same name. Danes plays Mirabelle Buttersfield, an aspiring artist stuck in a dead-end job at the glove department of Saks Fifth Avenue. Desperately lonely, she meets Jeremy (played by Jason Schwartzman), a well-meaning but less than romantic musician. She then falls for Ray Porter (played by Martin), a wealthy divorcee who's many years older than she is. Eventually, Mirabelle realizes that "relationships don't always fit like a glove" (the film's tagline), and she must choose between Jeremy and Ray."

Released in 2005, "Shopgirl" is rated R for sexual content and language and has a runtime of 104 minutes.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre. For more information, call the movie line at (269) 387-8221 or visit Western Film Society at www.rso.wmich.edu/wfs.

Media contact: Justin Gibson, (269) 372-3503, westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com

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