THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, Januory 16, 1969
Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
JAN.9, 10THE SILENCEi
dir., Ingmar Bergman. Swedish, 1962. Ingrid Thulin, Gun-
nel Lindblom. Bergman's somber view of modern man's
condition, where human relations are grotesquely ego-
centric and sexually perverse. "Touched with genius."
JAN. 11i 12 THE LEFT HANDED GUN
dir., Arthur Penn. Paul Newman, Hurd Hatfield. From the
director of Bonnie and Clyde, a brilliant use of the Billy
the Kid legend as a study in alienation. Newman at his
best. A Western like you've never seen before.
JAN. 16, 17 STREET OF SHAME
dir., Kenji Mizogushi. Japanese, 1956. One of Japan's
greatest directors uses a brothel setting for his recurrent
theme-a man's soul saved by a woman's love. First time
in Ann Arbor.
Short: THE ADVENTURE (Chaplin)
- JAN. 18, 19 THE ECLIPSE
dir., Michelangelo Antonioni. Italian, 1961. Monica Vitti,
Alain Delon. From the director of Blowup: "The image of
man presented in this film of breath taking visual beauty
is the fearful lunatic silence of a trapped animal, of man
at dead end." Jonas Mekas.
JAN. 22 ORPHANS OF THE STORM
dir., D. W. Griffith. The Gish sisters on the rough end of the
French Revolution. A silent classic by one of America's
JAN. 23,24 TOUCH OF EVIL
dir., Orson Welles, 1958. Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles,
Charlton Heston. Welles at his most grotesque! A garish,
flamboyant thriller whose real subject "is love of the film
medium and all its stylistic possibilities." Pauline Kael.
Short: GUNS OF VENGEANCE (Tom Mix)
JAN. 25, 26 THE SOFT SKIN
lir., Francois Truffant. French, 1964. Francoise Dorleac.
From the director of Jules and Jim and The 400 Blo*s, a
film in the Hitchcock style in which he creates "a world, so
concrete, it is almost tangible." The Seventh Art.
JAN. 29 SHOULDER ARMS*
1919, Charlie Chaplin's hilarious parody of war.
THE GOLD RUSH, 1925. Charlie in the Yukon.
JAN. 30, 31 BORIS GUDINOV
Russian 1954. (Color) Mussourgsky's opera based on
Pushkin's tale, with stars of the Bolshoi Theatre. Full of
pageantry; pomp and spectacle, "veryhmuch like Eisen-
stein's Alexander Nevsky." Arthur Knight.
Short: THE INTERVIEW
FEB. 1, 2 BEFORE THE REVOLUTION
dir., B. Bertolucci, Italian, 1964. A modern setting of Stend-
hal's Charterhouse at Parma, dealing with the experiences
of a young revolutionary idealist. "You come out of the
theater elated, restored to that xyouthful ardor where all
hopes are raised a once." Pauline Kael.
FEB. 5 Special! Creative Arts Festival presents Stanley Kauff-
man, noted film critic, for a lecture and discussion.
FEB. 6, 7 EXPERIMENTAL FILM PROGRAM
Some of the best films of the avante garde directors.
FEB. 8,9 THE GOLDEN COACH
dir., Jean Renoir, 1954. (Color) Anna Magnani in "her
greatest screen performance." A commedia dell'arte troupe
explore "the ambiguities of illusion and reality, theater
FESTIVAL WEEK OF '30's FILMS
FEB. 10 MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
dir., Frank Capra, 1939. Gary Copper. A biting satire on
corrupt politics and reform movements, very much in the
social protest style of the 30's.
FEB. 1 1 THE WOMEN
dir., George Cukor, 1939. Clare Booth Luce's venomous,
bitchy comedy with an all - what else - female cast, the
biggest stars of the day: Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell,
. SATURDAY and SUNDAY
FEB. 12 1 AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG
dir., Mervyn Leroy, 1932. A film in the tradition of the
30's social action, a major influence in prison reform. Paul
Muni gives an outstanding performance of a man forced
into a life of crime.
Shorts: MICKEY MOUSE CARTOONS
FEB. 13 LITTLE CAESAR
dir., Mervyn Leroy, 1930. Edward G. Robinson in the role
that made him a star, the drchetypal touch man. First of
the talky gangster films glorfying the 20's gang wars.
Short: POWER AND THE LORD
FEB. 14 MORNING GLORY
dir., Lowell Sherman, 1936. Katherine Hepburn and Ad-
olphe Menjou. The Cinderella story of a young actress who
becomes a Broadway star. Hepburn won her first Oscar
for this role.
Short: CHICKENS COME HOME (Laurel fr Hardy)
FEB. 15 NINOTCHKA
dir., Ernst Lubitsch, 1939. Greta Garbo and Melvyn Doug-
las. A witty burlesque of Bolsheviks in Paris. "The screen's
first lady of drama playing in deadpan comedy with all the
assurance of Buster Keaton." Hear Garbo laugh!
FEB. 16 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
dir., Frank Capra, 1934. Claudette Colbert as a runaway
heiress, Clark Gable as a wandering journalist in this
charming comedy. Academy awards for Best Film, Best
Direction and Best Actor and Actress!
. . . At
7 and 9:05 P.M.
MARCH 20, 21 GENERAL DELLA ROVERE
dir., Roberto Rosselini. Italian, 1959. Vittorio De Sica in
one of his greatest roles as a petty swindler who becomes a
Resitance martyr.. A profoundly existential.film. Winner of
the Grand Prize at the Venice and San Francisco Film
MARCH 22, 23 THE BLUE ANGEL
Joseph von Sternberg, 1930. Marlene Dietrich,
nings. The film that launched the Dietrich
professor's sexual submission to a sultry singer
Short: ANGORA LOVE (Laurel and Hardy)
is a classic
FEB. 19 THE COMING OF SOUND
Museum of Modern Art's composite of the effect of sound
onthe film, including scenes of the original Mickey Mouse.
FEB. 20, 21 ZAZIE DANS LE METRO
dir., Louis Malle. French, 1960. (Color). Catherine Dem-
ongeot. A wild, anarchistic comedy, demonic in its invent-
iveness, like a modern "Alice in Wonderland." "There is
something not quite innocent or healthy about this film,"
FEB. 22, 23 YOJIMBO
dir., A. Kurasawa. Japanese, 1961. Toshiro Mifune. A sav-
agely comic and action packed Eastern. Mifune, as a
Brechtian samuri, "a Galahad with lice," won the Venice
Festival award for this great performance. "Visually fault-
less," Sight and Sound.
FEB. 26 SUNSET BOULEVARD
dir., Billy Wilder, 1950. Gloria Swanson, William Holden,
Eric von Strohelm. The grotesque tale of a faded movie
queen and her ambitious gigolo. A great tribute to that
FEB. 27,28 THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT
dir., Rene Clair, 1827. "Very simply one of the funniest
films ever made, and one of the most elegant as well ...
so expertly timed and choreographed that farce become
ballet," Pauline Kael.
Shorts: MOSCOW CLAD IN SNOW; D. W. Griffith's
MUSKETEERS OF PIG ALLEY (with Lillian Gish)
MARCH 1,2 THE LOVERS (Les Amants)
dir., Louis Malle. French, 1959. Jeanne Moreau as a bored
Madame Bovary looking for a lover-whom she finds. "The
film's unrestrained romantic plunge into the Reality of Sex
is purely youthful. ... We can hear a fervent, whole-souled
note," Stanley Kauffmran.
Short: Rick Cluchey's THE CAGE (San Quentin prisoners)
MARCH 11-16 THE SEVENTH ANN ARBOR
MARCH 19 CITIZEN KANE
dir., Orson Welles, 1941. The fictionalized life of William
Randolph Hearst-and one of the films that revolutionized
MARCH 26 ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE
dir., Roger Corman. Jason Robards, Jr., George Segal. The
Capone gang wars of the 20's presented in that distinct
MARCH 27-28 HALLELUJAH
King Vidor, 1929. All black cast, first serious treatment of
Negro life, but its exaggerated and patronizing approach
reveals basic American stereotypes.
MARCH 29-30 NOTHING BUT A MAN
dir., Michael Roemer, 1965. Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln. A
quiet, unpretentious film that looks honestly at some as-
pects of the race problem. "It sounds like people talking,
not like a doughy morality play," Stanley Kauffmann.
Short: BEAR CIRCUS
APRIL 2. A Western. Title to be announced.
dir., Federico Felini. Italian, 1953. Franco Fabrizi, Albeto
Sardi. Small town boys with big ideas sponge off their par-
ents, loaf; and dream of women. 'A fusion of acid satire
and warm acceptance," Pauline Kael.
Short: THE TELL TALE HEART
APRIL 5, 6 THE MARRIED WOMAN
Jean-Luc Godard. French, 1964. (Color). Mocha Meril,
Bernard Noel. One of the world's greatest directors depicts
mariage as legalized form of prostitution. A highly com-
plex, controversial, beautiful and fascinating film.
Short: RAILROAD STOWAWAYS
APRIL 9 POINT OF ORDER
1964. An incredible documentary of the Army-McCarthy
hearings. American fascism runs head on into Yankee
dir., Alain Resnais. French, 1964. (Color). Delphine Sey-
rig. From the director of Hiroshima, Mon Amour and La
Guerre est Finie comes "another absorbing exercise in
APRIL 12, 13 .MONIKA
dir., Ingmar Bergman. Swedish, 1952. Harriet Anderson,
Lars Ekborg. Bergman's most erotic film, a nitty-gritty
Elvira Madigan. "The most beautiful film of the most orig-
inal of cineastes," Jean-Luc Godard.
Short: WORK (Chaplin)
APRIL 16 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron star in this delightful musical
about an expatriate in Paris.
APRIL 17, 18 THE MISFITS
dir., John Huston, 1961. Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable,
Montgomery Clift. Written by Arthur Miller. This nostal-
gic tribute to the vanishing cowboy was the last film of
both Monroe and Gable. One of Huston's most outstanding
APRIL 19, 20 PROGRAM OF'JAPANESE
See what's being done underground in the land of the rising
APRIL 24, 25 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
dir., Sam Wood. The Marx Brothers unstuff the shirts of
High Society and Grand Opera. "I always enjoy watching
this one," Groucho.
Short: A NIGHT IN THE SNOW (Chaplin)
APRIL 26,27 A DAY AT TH E RACES
More of the Marx Brothers' crazy comedy. Would Harpo