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Sundance hit 'American Teen' at Little Theatre

Oct. 21, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the area premiere of "American Teen," the Sundance hit that explores the day-to-day insecurities and struggles of today's teenagers, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26, in Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

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.

"American Teen" is the touching documentary that follows the lives of four teenagers in small-town Indiana through their senior year of high school. Filming daily for 10 months, director Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture) chronicles the realities behind the cliques and jealousies, the pain of love and heartbreak, and the daily struggles to make profound decisions about the future. The result is a film that goes beyond the stereotypes to render complex young people trying to find their way into adulthood.

The 2008 film is shown in English and has a run time of 95 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for offensive language, sexual content, and brief drinking and smoking involving teens.

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, call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221 or contact the Western Film Society at westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com. Visit Western Film Society online at www.rso.wmich.edu/wfs.

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

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