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Haunting love story comes to life at Little Theatre

Dec. 5, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Elegy" Friday through Sunday, Dec. 12-14, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and $3 for students.

"Elegy" is a film based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roth's short novel, "The Dying Animal." Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson and Dennis Hopper bring Roth's words to life in this contemplative, dark story about the transformative power of love. David Kepesh (Kingsley) is an aging writer and celebrated professor who is content with his life and non-committal, long-distance relationship with a successful business woman (Patricia Clarkson). But his world is shaken when he meets a beautiful young graduate student (Penelope Cruz). The passionate relationship that develops between them transforms them both more than either could imagine.

Directed by Isabel Coixet, the 2008 film is shown in English and has a run time of 108 minutes. It is rated R for sexual content, nudity and profanity.

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, visit 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 Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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