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WFS brings award-winning "Babel" to Little Theatre

Feb. 8, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee "Babel," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16-18, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times 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. The film is rated R for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.

"Babel" won Best Picture at the 2007 Golden Globes and is nominated for Academy Awards in seven categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and two nominations for Best Supporting Actress for Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi. It is the newest film by the acclaimed film-making duo of writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, who also collaborated on "21 Grams" and "Amores Perros."

"Babel" intertwines four incredible and desperate stories in four separate cities. Pitt and Blanchett play an American couple, Richard and Susan, with two young children vacationing in Morocco, trying to cope with the death of their young son. When Susan is accidentally shot, chaos ensues not just in Morocco, but in San Diego, Mexico and Tokyo.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's historic East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre. For more information, call the movie line at (269) 387-8221 or visit Western Film Society at www.rso.wmich.edu/wfs.

Media contact: Lauren Reile or Shilo Brungardt, westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com

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