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WFS offers area debut of Sundance award winner

Nov. 12, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the area debut of "Rocket Science," winner of the 2006 Sundance Directing Award and 2007 nominee for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16-18, 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.

"Rocket Science," written and directed by Jeffrey Blitz, follows Hal Hefner (Reese Thompson) through the pangs of adolescent angst and awkwardness. To make matters worse, Hal stutters his way through high school while trying to function in a completely dysfunctional family. Nothing seems to be going right for Hal until the school's debate champion, Ginny Ryerson (Anna Kendrick), recruits him as her partner. Will Hal be able to overcome the challenges of life and win Ginny's heart; or will he stumble over his words and feelings like so many times before?

The 2007 film is shown in English and has a run time of 98 minutes. It is rated R for some sexual content and offensive language.

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 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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