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Award-winning Korean film 'Poetry' comes to Little Theatre

by Tonya Durlach

May 4, 2011 | WMU News

Publicity still of Jeong-hie Yun in Poetry.
Jeong-hie Yun stars in "Poetry"
KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents Korean director Chang-dong Lee's award-winning film "Poetry" Friday through Sunday, May 13-15, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University

Show times are 7 and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30, 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

A charming woman in her 60s, faced with the discovery of a monstrous family crime, looks for a way to express herself. She finds a voice, strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class, but soon finds another hurdle in her path. "Poetry" is a poignant and masterful study of the subtle empowerment--and moral compass--of an indefatigable older woman, as she deals with the cruel realities bestowed upon her.

Written and directed by Chang-dong Lee, the 2010 film is shown in Korean with English subtitles and has a run time of 139 minutes. The film is not rated, but deals with adult situations and may not be suited for young audiences.

Parking and directions

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, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.