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UW-Eau Claire to Screen Documentary
that Examines Impact of the "F" Word

RELEASED: Jan. 30, 2008

poster for F*ckEAU CLAIRE — A documentary that examines the infamous, taboo, obscene and controversial F-word that permeates our culture will screen Feb. 7-10 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The International Film Society will present "F*ck" (2005) — "the film that dare not speak its name" — at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday though Sunday in Davies Theatre.

"F*ck" shows the impact of the word through interviews, movie and TV clips, music, and original animation by Oscar nominee Bill Plympton. Among those interviewed are comedians Drew Carey, Janeane Garofalo and Bill Maher; Judith Martin, known as "Miss Manners"; conservative commentators Alan Keyes and Michael Medved; journalists Ben Bradlee and Sam Donaldson; musicians Ice-T, Chuck D and Alanis Morissette; directors Steven Bochco, David Milch and Kevin Smith; and, in one of his last interviews, Hunter S. Thompson.

"The offensive word that provides the title for Steven Anderson's penetrating documentary/social critique has either enriched or infected Western culture to the point that we're either drowning in a 'floodtide of filth' or blessed with the best verbal relief valve ever devised by man," wrote Variety. "Director Anderson is out to discover where the word comes from, why it offends so many so deeply and what possible benefit can be gained from its use."

The 93-minute film is not rated.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the Service Center (715-836-3727) in Davies Center's east lobby and will be sold at the door.

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