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Acclaimed foreign film comes to Little Theatre

March 5, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents "Broken Embraces," starring Penelope Cruz and Lluis Homar, Friday through Sunday, March 12-14, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $5 and $3 for students with a valid ID.

"Broken Embraces" is a moving story about a successful film director, Mateo Blanco (Homar), who tries to bury his past after losing his sight and the love of his life, Lena (Cruz), in a violent car crash.

Present day, Harry Caine is an attractive blind man who enjoys his life and his work as a writer. But, Harry has a complex and devastating past that he keeps hidden from everyone, including himself. One night, fueled by a tangle of drugs, Harry's assistant asks him about the man who went by the name of Mateo Blanco. Harry recalls the tragic story of his former life--something he had forced from his memory years ago.

Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar, the 2009 film is shown in English and Spanish with English subtitles. It has a run time of 127 minutes, and is rated R for adult language, sexual content and some drug use.

Parking and directions

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, visit kalfilmsociety.net, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at kalfilmsociety@yahoo.com, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.

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

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