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"Army of Shadows" debuts at Little Theatre

Jan. 29, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Nearly four decades after its original European release, "Army of Shadows," a story set in occupied France during World War II, will make its Kalamazoo-area debut Friday through Sunday, Feb. 2-4, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Kalamazoo Film Society show times for "Army of Shadows" are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and $3 for students. The film is not rated.

Originally made in 1969, but only recently released in the United States, "Army of Shadows" has been hailed as a masterpiece. The film follows ordinary people doing extraordinary things during the height of the Nazi occupation of France, in 1942.

"Army of Shadows" stars the late Simone Signoret, who actually spent the wars years in occupied France as a struggling young actress. She went on to international fame following the war and won a "Best Actress" Oscar for her performance in 1959's "Room at the Top," the first time "Best Actress" was awarded for a performance in a non-American film.

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 KFS at www.kalfilmsociety.net.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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