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WFS presents area debut of "A Scanner Darkly"

Oct. 12, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the Kalamazoo-area debut of the animated feature "A Scanner Darkly," starring Keanu Reeves, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 20-22, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

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 students. The 2006 release is rated R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image.

An adaptation of a novel by Philip K. Dick, "A Scanner Darkly" paints a picture of a not-so-distant future plagued by a horrible drug epidemic. Bob Arctor, played by Reeves, is an undercover narcotics officer tracking a group of known drug peddlers. Arctor begins using the drug, "Substance D," to keep up appearances, and he begins to spin out of control.

"A Scanner Darkly" is directed by Richard Linklater (Waking Life), and in addition to Reeves, features performances by Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Winona Ryder.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's historic 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: Lauren Reile or Shilo Brungardt, westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com

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