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Area debut of "Perfume" screened at Little Theatre

June 11, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the area debut of "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," starring Ben Whishaw and Dustin Hoffman. Based on the on the best-selling novel of the same name, the film will be shown Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, 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 film is rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and some disturbing images, and has a run time of 147 minutes.

"Perfume" is the newest film from German director Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run"). It tells the haunting tale of an 18th-century French orphan, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Whishaw), who uses his extraordinary sense of smell to create the world's finest perfumes. His work takes a dark turn when, upon being employed by master perfumer Giuseppe Baldini (Hoffman), Grenouille sets off on a quest to find the perfect scent. Once he starts to take notice of the intoxicating aromas of beautiful women, he decides the perfect perfume can only be created by preserving their essences.

"Perfume" won several international film awards, including the German Film Awards' Outstanding Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Sound.

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, visit the Western Film Society at www.rso.wmich.edu/wfs or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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