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Offbeat Comedy 'Napoleon Dynamite' to Screen
at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Feb. 14, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The offbeat comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004) will screen at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Feb. 24-27. Directed by Jared Hess, the film will be presented at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Davies Theatre.

Living in Preston, Idaho, is teenager Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), who is a new kind of hero with a red 'fro, some sweet moon boots and skills that can't be topped. He lives with his Grandma (Sandy Martin) and his 30-year-old unemployed brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who spends his days looking for love in Internet chat rooms. When Grandma hits the road on her quad runner, Napoleon and Kip's meddling Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) comes to town to stay with them and ruin their lives.

The 82-minute film is rated PG for thematic elements and language.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby. The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

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