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Remastered classic Beatles film shows April 6-8

April 4, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Western Film Society presents the remastered Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night" at the Little Theatre, April 6-8. Shows begin at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, and 2:30 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 8.

The enduring popularity of the film prompted the complete restoration of "A Hard Day's Night," which now includes new footage, an enhanced picture and a digitally restored soundtrack.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver St. on Western Michigan University's East Campus. There is free parking behind the theatre. General admission is $5 for adults or $3 for students (with valid I.D.).

Nominated for two Academy Awards, "A Hard Day's Night" takes place at the height of Beatlemania and follows a day in the life of the popular British group. Written by Alun Owen and Directed by Richard Lester, this black and white 1964 film marks the feature film debut of the Beatles: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Widely recognized as one of the greatest rock-and-roll comedy adventures ever, the film is full of Beatles hits, including "Can't Buy Me Love," "She Loves You" and many more.

"A Hard Day's Night" is a favorite with critics and fans alike. Critic Roger Ebert cites the film as "One of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies," while Salon.com calls it, "An hour and a half of pure, chaotic bliss."

"You Can Count On Me," the previously announced WFS selection for April, has been cancelled in favor of "A Hard Day's Night," a film not already in Kalamazoo area theatres.

For more information, call the movie line at (616) 387-8221 or visit the Western Film Society's Web site at <www.wmich.edu/films>.

Media contact: Bethany Gibson, 616 387-2370, bethany.gibson@wmich.edu

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