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'Gamers' to Screen Nov. 13-16 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Nov. 7, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — "Gamers" (2006), a mockumentary feature that takes good-natured aim at the world of role-playing gamers, will screen Nov. 13-16 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The International Film Society will present the film at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Davies Theatre.

For 23 years, a group of friends have lived life to the fullest in the fantasy world. Obsessed with a role-playing game called Demons, Nymphs and Dragons, these four slackers are the subject of this comedy that chronicles their journey to make it through their horrendous lives while attempting to break the world record for role playing more than 74,558 hours.

Written and directed by Christopher Folino, the 84-minute film is not rated.

"If you liked what Christopher Guest did to dog shows ('Best in Show') and folk music ('A Mighty Wind') ... then odds are you're just enough of a geek to enjoy 'Gamers,'" wrote DVD Talk reviewer Scott Weinberg. "'Gamers' has a twisted sense of humor, some really solid production values (for such an inexpensive flick), and a bunch of funny 'no-names' who might be seen again soon."

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $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.

Tickets for all campus events are also on sale at the Service Center's ticket office in the main lobby of Haas Fine Arts Center. The ticket outlet is open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is closed during holidays and academic breaks.

More information about the campus film series is available online and at the Activities and Programs office, Davies Center 133.

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JB

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