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Simple tale of friendship debuts at Little Theatre

March 23, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Wendy and Lucy," a simple story with a powerful message, Friday through Sunday, March 27-29, 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.

"Wendy and Lucy" follows the struggling, but hopeful, young Wendy (Michelle Williams) as she drives to Alaska in search of a better life. Traveling with her is her best friend and beloved dog, Lucy. When their car breaks down along the way, the two are separated. Town locals provide moral support as Wendy desperately searches for her pet and is confronted with a series of difficult and heart-wrenching events.

This film tells a haunting tale of loneliness and struggle, despair and hope. Beautifully acted and filmed, the story is especially relevant given the current state of the economy and how quickly the circumstances of any person's life can spiral downward.

Directed by Kelly Reichardt, the 2008 film is shown in English. It has a run time of 80 minutes and is rated R for its language.

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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