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'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' to screen

RELEASED: Feb. 3, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), a Winter Carnival tradition, will be presented Feb. 18 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The very definition of the term "cult film," the campy British rock-musical will screen at 11:59 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.

Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon star as the newly engaged Brad and Janet, lost in the rain when their car breaks down in an isolated area. They visit the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), which will host a very special intergalactic convention that very night.

Keith Phipps of The Onion A.V. Club describes the film as "a fast-paced pastiche of camp, science fiction, rock music, horror, and more camp … The plot is only semi-comprehensible, but the nearly non-stop musical numbers — brilliant conflations of glam-rock and showtunes — and transgressive sexual energy keep things moving."

Jim Sharman directed the 100-minute film, which is rated R.

Tickets are $8 ($5 for UW-Eau Claire students) at the Service Center and at the door.

Patrons also may charge their tickets to Discover, MasterCard or Visa when they purchase online or order by phone. Call 715-836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free 800-949-UWEC. All telephone and online orders are charged a $3 per order fee.

The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

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JS/DW

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