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Oscar-nominated coming-of-age story at Little Theatre

March 24, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents six screenings of "An Education" Friday through Sunday, March 26-28, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times for "An Education" 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 with a valid Bronco ID Card.

A 2010 Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, "An Education" is a story about an unconventional romance between a schoolgirl and an older man. Set in England in the 1960s, the film features Carey Mulligan in a star-making and Oscar-nominated role as Jenny Mellor. After a chance encounter, Jenny becomes enthralled by a charismatic man nearly twice her age. She quickly learns, however, that there is more to David Goldman (Peter Sarsgaard) than meets the eye.

Directed by Lone Scherfig, "An Education" received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay by author Nick Hornby based on a memoir by Lynn Barber. The 2009 film has a run time of 95 minutes and is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and smoking. "An Education" is shown in English and French with English subtitles.

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 the Western Film Society online, e-mail westernfilmsociety@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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