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Best Film from British Indie Film Awards
to Screen at UW-Eau Claire March 27-30

RELEASED: March 14, 2008

poster for This Is EnglandEAU CLAIRE — "This Is England" (U.K. 2006), named Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards, will screen March 27-30 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The University Activities Commission of the Student Senate will present the film at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Davies Theatre.

Shane Meadows' autobiographical coming-of-age drama takes place in 1983. Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), an isolated 12-year-old who has lost his father in the Falklands War, seems unable to fit in with the world around him. A chance meeting with the local skinhead gang offers him both friendship and the possibility of finding the father figure he has been seeking.

"The entire cast is superb, but, of course, it's young Turgoose who carries the movie," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle. "Meadows' script and direction are virtually flawless."

Featuring a "cracking soundtrack of vintage ska and early '80s pop tunes" (Variety), the 101-minute film is not rated but contains strong racist violence and language.

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.

See the Web site for University Activities Commission for more information.

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