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Story of radio's Petey Greene screens at Little Theatre

Oct. 19, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents "Talk to Me," starring Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Inside Man) and Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop), Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26-28, 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.

"Talk to Me" is the story of Ralph "Petey" Greene (Cheadle), an ex-con who became a popular radio personality and community activist in the 1960s. During this vibrant and turbulent time, Greene is determined to make himself and his community heard throughout Washington, D.C. With the help of the station's program manager, Dewey Hughes (Ejiofor), Greene gets listeners to tune in to hear soulful music and a host who tells it like it is, bringing issues of race and power in America to the airwaves like never before.

The 2007 film is shown in English and has a run time of 118 minutes. It is rated R for pervasive language and some sexual content.

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

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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