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Australian indie film 'The Rage in Placid Lake' to screen

RELEASED: April 22, 2010

poster for Rage in Placid LakeEAU CLAIRE — "The Rage in Placid Lake" (2003), a winning low-budget indie film from Australia, will screen May 6-9 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. in Davies Theatre.

Singer Ben Lee stars as the quirky 20-something Placid Lake, who spent his entire school career asserting his individuality and being regularly beaten up for it. Finally out of school, he decides to reject his bohemian upbringing, rebel against his hippy parents (Miranda Richardson, Garry McDonald) and become a person who will fit in — by going to work for an insurance company.

"To the credit of writer-director Tony McNamara, 'Placid Lake' has brightly arch dialogue, winning actors and one good, unexpected plot twist midway through," wrote the Boston Globe. "The surreal cubicle politics are the high point — that, and the shirt-rending grief Placid's parents go into whenever they see him in his suit."

Rose Byrne co-stars in the 89-minute film, which is not rated.

Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or International Film Society membership. Community members who wish to attend campus films must purchase an annual IFS membership at the Service Center (715-836-3727) in Davies Center's east lobby. An individual membership costs $4; a family membership costs $10.

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

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JS/DW

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