Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler star in 'Coriolanus'

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Publicity still from Coriolanus film.

"Coriolanus" at Little Theatre May 18-20.

KALAMAZOO--The Kalamazoo Film Society will present Ralph Fiennes as "Coriolanus" Friday through Sunday, May 18-20, at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

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

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a Roman general pushed to seek the office of counsel by his controlling and ambitious mother. When he refuses to curry favor from the public, riots break out, and he is exiled from the city he once sought to serve. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

In his directorial debut, Fiennes sets William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" in the present day, but the blood-sports of warfare, propaganda and politics--both civil and familial--remain intact and suggest many modern parallels. Also intact--the Bard's original language, impeccably brought to life in a contemporary setting by a stellar cast including Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave, Gerard Butler and Jessica Chastain.

"Coriolanus" is rated R for bloody violence. Released in December 2011, the film has a run time of 122 minutes and is shown in English.

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