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UW-Eau Claire Film Series Resumes
For Fall Semester Sept. 2-4


 MAILED:  Aug. 30, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire film series resumes for the fall semester with free screenings of "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 2-5, in Davies Theatre.

Co-written by Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman, the 1985 film was the first feature directed by Tim Burton, who stamps the entire film with his quirky trademark style. Pee-Wee Herman (Reubens) is not an average little boy — he exists in a grown-up body, has a penchant for 1950s retro memorabilia, and lives in a zany, make-believe world.

Sporting a molded Princeton cut, blush, lipstick and a shrunken gray flannel suit, Pee-Wee lives an idyllic life in his bizarre home until someone steals his most prized possession: a fire-engine-red customized bicycle, "the coolest bike in the world."

With imaginative sets and dream sequences that use claymation and pixilated models, the 90-minute film is rated PG — a comedy enjoyable for both children and adults.

The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Admission is free at the door.

Admission to most campus films is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Membership in the International Film Society enables community members to purchase tickets to campus films throughout the year. Members also receive a newsletter with advance information about campus films. An individual IFS membership costs $4; a family membership costs $10. Membership and tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby.

Other fall semester films include the following:

Presented by the International Film Society and the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate, the films most often screen at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre, a 250-seat theater in Davies Center on UW-Eau Claire's lower campus. Complete schedule information is available from the Activities and Programs office, (715) 836-4833.

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Updated: August 30, 2004