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Award-winning "La Vie en Rose" plays at Little Theatre

Oct. 6, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "La Vie en Rose," the dramatic life story of French singer Edith Piaf, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times for "La Vie en Rose" are 7 and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 4, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and $3 for students.

Directed by Oliver Dahan, "La Vie en Rose" features the stunning Marion Cotillard as chanteuse Edith Piaf, also known as the Little Sparrow. This one-of-a-kind biopic explores the troubled life of a young singer who split her childhood between her grandmother's brothel and her father's circus, after being abandoned by her mother as a baby. While singing on the streets of Paris, Piaf's life is transformed by a chance encounter with club owner Louis Leplee (Gerard Depardieu). Piaf's powerful voice takes her around the globe, but she is never able to escape the pain and suffering of a tormented past.

"La Vie en Rose" is shown in French with English subtitles. The 2007 film has a run time of 140 minutes and is rated PG-13 for substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, language and adult themes.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre. For more information, visit www.kalfilmsociety.net, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at kalfilmsociety@yahoo.com, 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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