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Festival Flicks into View Tonight
By ELLEN FRANK
They let you smoke at Cinema
Guild during the Ann Arbor Film
Festival. At least, the ushers say,
"there is too much going on to
take care of things like that." As
the largest experimental film
festival in the world, there is in-
deed 'a lot. going on, offering one
of the few chances the independ-
ent film maker has to have his
films shown - and perhaps win
some money for them.
The Cinema Guild - Dramatic
Arts Center sponsored film festival
was begun six years ago by Prof.
George Manupelli of the archite-
ture school. The Festival has since
become a product of Cinema
Guild's finances and facilities,
cooperating with the Dramatic
Arts Center in expense of time and
energy. But it remains an event
produced by the stamina of George
Manupelli. Local film maker An-'
drew Lugg is very correct in say-
ing, "The Festival wouldn't hap-
pen without him."
This year there are over 200 en-!
tries in the Festival competition.
"many, many more than ever be-
fore." About half of these films
will be shown in the public screen-
ings Wednesday through Saturday
in the Architecture Aud. There will
also be a special Saturday matinee
at 2:00 p.m., with the winning en-
tries shown Sunday night at 7:00,
9:00 and 11:00.
Festival judges this year are
Prof. Winn Cortez of Eastern
Michigan University; Michael Ve-
nezia, sculptor-painter from Ann
Arbor; Ann Wehrer, a member of!
the Dramatic Arts Center (and
star of Andy Warhol's latest film,
"Bike Boy"); and Prof. Samia
Halaby- of the architecture school.
Ron Nameth, Chairman of the
Awards Jury,.teaches at.the Uni-
versity of Illinois. His films, some
of which are past Festival win-
ners, include Upper U.S., Requiem,
Exploding Plastic Inevitable and
the Velvet Underground.
Some promising highlights of
this year's Festival are several
works of local film makers. Ann
Arbor entries have come from Eric
Brown, Jay Cassidy, Andrew Lugg
and Richard Ayers, Michael Stern
(entering for Mike Mature Pro-
ductions), Alan Wurtzel and Lynn
Brown, and Bill Clark.
Past Festival winners Bruce
Baillie, Andrew Meyer and Rich-
ard Meyer have entered again this
A host of other events have
grown out of this year's Festival.
Canterbury House is presenting
a Festival of Local 8 Millimeter
Films (allentries In the Ann Arbor
Film Festival itself are 16 mm).
Screenings are at midnight tonight
and tomorrow. Winners will be
shown at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday in
At the Festival, local producer
Andrew Lugg will be circulating
a petition condemning the dis-
missal of Henri Langlois as head
of the Cinematheque Francaise
in Paris. The petition will be sent
to the French newspapers and
Andre Malraux, France's cultural
Langlois has made the Cine-
NEW YORK VP)-"The Eighth
Day," a mystery novel by Thorn-
ton Wilder, has been judged the
most distinguished fiction by an
American writer in 1967 in the!
19th annual National Book
The awards in fiction and fivet
other categories, which come with
a cash prize of $1,000 each, will
be presented in a ceremony in
Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Cen-1
ter tonight. The awards were made
public Monday night.
In addition to the 75 year old
Wilder, winners in other categories
History and biography-George!
F. Kennan, "Memoirs, 1925-1950."
Science, philosophy and religion
-Jonathan Kozol, "Death at an!
Arts and letters-the late Wil-
liam Troy, "Selected Essays."
Poetry-Robert Bly, "The Light
Around the Body."
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Translation-Howard and Edna -off 50C off-I
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will donate their prize money to COUPON Is Good Only Monday thru Wednesday,
causes in which they are inte- Feb. 26-28
A statement issued in behalf of
Bly by his publisher, Harper and 4
Row, said he will donate his prize
to the peace movement. Two years
ago, Bly was a cofounder of Amer- 1 1
ican Writers Against the Vietnam
War. HELDc Mon. thru Thurs.-7:00-9:1 5
Kozol, whose publisher was L OVER Fri., Sat., Sun-3- 57-9:5
Houghton-Mifflin, said he will
give his prize to "the community "BEST FOREIGN FILM"
leaders of the Boston ghetto."" ESFOIGF LM
The prize for Kennan's book, -N.Y Film Critic'sAward
published by Little Brown, was his
second National Book Award prize.
He won in 1957 with "Russia "A TRIUMPH AND A THRILLER.
Leaves the War." Erotic scenes of such outright beauty,
Prof. Donald Hall of the English such superb subtlety. A great film
department was one of three that boasts Chills
judges in the poetry division.tthrllls,
beautiful women. An outstanding _
film for our time." .F ra a r
with the Carbondale Ch
Band), Pamela and Mic
Sara, Grady Tuck, and man
amber Orchestra (Jug
hael, Christopher and
CARY GRANT-RAYMOND MASSEY-PETER LORRE
"ARSENIC AND OLD LACE"
Theatre will be cleared at 11:15
LATE SHOW--Fri. & Sat.--1 1:30 P.M. Only
-Judih Ci?, WiT
THURSDAY-Ashok Talwar-singing classical 1421 Hill St.
and popular Indian music 8:30 P.M.
playing the Tamboura
Neera Agarwal-playing the Sitar
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
THREE ON A MATCH
a folk-rock trio from Rochester, New York (presently negotiating
for National songwriting and recording contracts) returning by over-
whelming popular request to sing popular and ORIGINAL folk-rock
matheque into the world's major
film center with a collection of
60,000 films (the Museum of Mod-
ern Art, America's biggest film li-
brary, has 7500 films). Directors
all over the world have protested
Langlois' dismissal by recalling
their films from the collection.
French film directors have band-
ed together in protest as "Les
Enfants du Cinematheque Fran-
caise." The group, which includes
Godard, Varda and Truffaut,
plans to lead a boycott when the
Cinematheque is reopened with its
Lugg says the "Ann Arbor Film
Festival, as the world's largest
experimental film festival, should
make it known that it deplores
film' horror stories wherever they
occur. It is important to support
the protest of Langlois' dismissal
and the reorganization of the
During the Film Festival, reser-
vations will be taken for Jean-Luc
Godard's upcoming lecture at the
Vth Forum Theatre, scheduled for
Music for the Festival will be
provided Thursday night by the
John Miller Jazz Trio and Friday
and Saturday nights by the Prime
Following the Festival, the
films will go on a year-long tour,
stopping at 14 universities, 18
theatres, the Museum of Modern
Art and television station KQED
in San Francisco. Those films on
tour receive a minimum financial
guarantee for each stop and are
eligible for prizes. Over $7,000 in
prizes will be given during the
The "DARLING" of
"DOCTOR ZH IVAGO"
Ann Wehrer of the Dramatic
Arts Center explains that "most
people use the Ann Arbor Film
Festival because it gets the big-
gest crack at the largest number
of films - it's easier and more
varied than setting up individual
Those that do use- the Ann
Arbor Festival, in theatres from
Youngstown, Ohio, to Tempe,
Arizona, often adopt a hybrid
name for the imported, but locally
sponsored, show. In Berkeley, it's
called "The Berkeley-Ann Arbor-
University of California-Centenn-
ial Experimental Film Festival."
May 20 to Aug. 19
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