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Jean-Claude Van Damme film makes local debut

April 1, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the local premiere of "JCVD," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as himself, Friday through Sunday, April 3-5, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times for "JCVD" 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.

Van Damme examines the angst and irony of fame in "JCVD." Out of money and luck, the international action hero is struggling to maintain relevancy in his personal and professional life. After losing one battle after another, including that for custody of his daughter, Van Damme retreats to his childhood home of Brussels for a much-needed break from the hardships of Hollywood. But, when Van Damme finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation, he may be forced to play the hero once again.

Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri, the 2008 film is shown in English and French with English subtitles. It has a run time of 97 minutes and is rated R for offensive language and violence.

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.

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

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