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'The Wackness' debuts at Little Theatre

Dec. 1, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the area debut of "The Wackness" Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5-7, 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.

It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop and wafting with the smell of marijuana. Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is a troubled high school student and part-time pot dealer. When he forms a friendship with Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley), his psychiatrist and kindred lost soul, the doctor proposes that he and Luke trade marijuana for therapy sessions. The two begin a journey, exploring both New York City and their own depression. Funny and moving, "The Wackness" is an offbeat tale of two lost souls stumbling toward maturity.

The 2008 film is shown in English and has a run time of 99 minutes. It is rated R for pervasive drug use, adult language and sexual content.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Lane on WMU's East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre. For more information, call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221 or contact the Western Film Society at westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com. Visit Western Film Society online at rso.wmich.edu/wfs.

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

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