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WFS presents area debut of Spike Lee's '25th Hour'

March 19, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Film Society presents the area debut of Spike Lee's acclaimed film "25th Hour," Friday through Sunday, March 21-23, at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

Due to film length, adjusted show times for "25th Hour" are at 7 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 general admission.

Starring Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson and Philip Seymour Hoffman, "25th Hour" is set in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Norton plays Monty Brogan, a harmless drug dealer who has 24 hours of freedom before serving a seven-year jail sentence. Nervous, confused and terrified, Monty turns to his closest friends for support while dealing with his girlfriend, who may or may not be guilty of ratting him out to the cops. 25th Hour was recently named "The best movie you haven't seen," by salon.com and, according to the Washington Post "Lee has created that rarity in filmmaking: a movie we need right now."

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's historic East Campus. Free parking is available adjacent to the building. For more information, call the movie line at (269) 387-8221 or visit the Western Film Society's Web site at

Media contact: Bethany Gibson, 269 387-2245, bethany.gibson@wmich.edu

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