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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire Announces
Fall Film Schedule
MAILED: Aug. 30, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — Haunting visual poetry blends with gritty realism in “Ratcatcher” (1999), the acclaimed portrait of a working-class Glasgow family that will open the 2001-02 series of international films at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sept. 13-16.
         Set during a garbage strike in the 1970s and seen through the eyes of a troubled 12-year-old boy, Scottish writer-director Lynne Ramsay’s debut feature will screen Thursday through Sunday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
         The New York Times called the film “a gorgeous blend of beauty and squalor, packed with imagery that will play over and over in your head for weeks.”
         “Ramsay neither sentimentalizes nor garishes up the lost children in this observant and poetic drama,” wrote Time magazine. “It is hard to take, hard to shake.”
         The 93-minute color film is in Glasgow dialect, subtitled in English.
         Tickets are $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students, at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.
         Membership in the International Film Society entitles community members to purchase tickets to IFS presentations and films sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate 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.
         UAC films this fall include “The Crow” (Aug. 31-Sept. 2); “12 Monkeys” (Sept. 6-9); “UHF” (Oct. 11-14); “But I’m a Cheerleader” (Oct. 18-21); “The Wizard of Oz” screening with music by Pink Floyd in a presentation called “The Dark Side of Oz” (Oct. 25-28); “Dancer in the Dark” (Nov. 1-4); “The Deer Hunter” (Nov. 8-11); the 1971 British classic “Get Carter” (Nov. 29-Dec. 2); and “The Muppet Movie” (Dec. 13-16).
         Fall semester presentations by the International Film Society include the Academy Award-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (Sept. 20-23); “A Time for Drunken Horses,” a 2000 film from Iran (Sept. 27-30); Nagisa Oshima’s “Taboo” (Oct. 4-7); “Pollock,” Ed Harris’ biographical film about the abstract expressionist painter (Nov. 15-18); and the gentle Australian comedy “The Dish” (Dec. 6-9).
         All films screen in the 250-seat theater in Davies Center on lower campus. Complete schedule information is available from the Activities and Programs Office, (715) 836-4833.
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Updated: Aug. 30, 2001