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"A Dirty Shame" is an exercise of bad taste

Feb. 14, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents the Kalamazoo debut of "A Dirty Shame," another exercise in extremely bad taste from director John Waters, Feb. 18-20 at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

Showtimes for "A Dirty Shame," are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2:30 and 5 p.m. Admission is $5 or $3 for students.

"A Dirty Shame" is the latest comedy from Waters, auteur of "Hairspray" and "Pink Flamingos." Featuring a well-earned rating of NC-17 and a varied cast that includes Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak, Selma Blair, and Johnny Knoxville, "A Dirty Shame" centers on a troupe of sex addicts in a blue-collar neighborhood of Baltimore. Sylvia Stickles, played by Ullman, is a woman whose sexual desire is activated by severe head trauma, and Ray-Ray Perkins, played by Knoxville, is a tow truck driver and "sexual healer."

The movie's tag line is "Threatening the very limits of common decency."

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

Media contact: Justin Gibson, 269 372-3503, westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com

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