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PAGE TWO

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1966

PAGE TWO THE MICHIGAN DMLY FRIDAY. MARCH 11. 196G

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FILMS
Arts Festival: Few Gems with
The Dross; '1864' Outstanding

1Ry DAVE KNOKE'
The series of films running in
the first show of last night's Ann
Arbor Creative Arts Festival rang-
ed from obscure and obnoxious to
three, maybe four, efforts that
showed thoughtf.l construction.'
Perhaps' the outstanding entry
was "1864," employing traditional
cinematic techniques of story line,
staging and a shock-value striking
from poignancy rather than the
superfluous outrage of the other,
blither commentaries. Director
Denis McCoy and cameramen
Iwan and Blagden have created a
chiarscuro tone-poem in short,
sharp style.
A civil war soldier, his com-
rades dying all around him, flees
the skirmish, returns to a burnt-
out mansion, leaves, meanders
along a creek, stops to 'pitch
pebbles into the water. Two pass-
ing snipers ambush him, rifle his
pockets, flee on his horse. Simply
delineated, sharply contrasted in
blacks and whites,1 "1864" is a
beautiful production-a- moment
in forgotten history shot through
a window on all Time.
The other ,films were not so
dulcet in their impact. Such visual
hijinx as the- Flux Films, :while
overdone in, spots (nine minutes
of seconds flash on the screen?
Aw, come on!), seemed to make
the audience relax and offer spon-

taneous verbal criticism. "Relax
Your Mind" was a cute paste-
together of camp topics; the shots,
were so effectively dovetailed, the'
viewers could be swept up into it
unawares, as did several vocal
males in the front rows who were
shouting for the match to be put
to the draft card.
Bustamente's "Don and Joan"
started out with a lackadaisical
stroll of two teenagers, and ended
on a horrendous note of rape and
shattered innocence.
'Upper U.S." was a vapid free-
association of dolls, nudes, war
scenes, Theater of the Grotesque

stuff more hilarious than under-
scoring the inhumanity of war,
but that may have been the pro-
ducer's purpose. "Fowl is Fare,"
a no-holds-barred look into duck-
plucking industry, holds the grim
fascination of viewing other-
worldly mystery rites.
The order of appearance of the
films was not well timed. The last
three were a thick layering-on of
violence, sexual imagery and at-
tempted revulsion. On the whole,
however, unrelieved succession
made them appear amateurish, or
else the producers intended to
amuse, not abominate.

Across
Campus
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
4:15 p.m.-The Psychology De-
partment will present Dr. Leonard
Berkowitz of the University of
Wisconsin " in a colloquium on
"Some Experiments on Automa-
tism and Intent in Human Ag-
gression" in Aud. B.
7 and 9 p.m.-The Ann Arbor
Film Festival will be held in the
Architecture Aud.
8 p.m.-The International Cen-
ter Program Council will present
"The Al Jolson Story" at the In-
ternational Center.
8 p.m.-The Newman Student
Association will present Daniel
Callahan, asociate editor of the
"Commonweal," who will speak on
"The Church in a Secular So-
ciety." He received his PhD from
Harvard, and has taught at Har-
vard Divinity School and Brown
University. Aud. A. No admission
charge.
SATURDAY. MARCH 12
7 and 9 p.m.-The Ann Arbor
Film Festival will be held in the
Architecture Aud.
7 and 9 p.m.-Cirema II will
present the film "David and Lisa"
in Aud. A.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
7 and 9 p.m.-The Ann Arbor
Film Festival will be held in the
Architecture Aud.
ii

In Detroit.
CONCEPT EAST THEATER 401 E. Adams
Presets Piter'sComing soon .. f
PrsnsPne' Edward Albee's
9 "THE CARETAKER" STORY
LeRoi Jones
Fri., Scat., Sun. $ :3C P.M. "T HE .
DUTCHMAN"
L!) ?t" ?C)* fC10 t) ,' > Q " " ">) ? <"""" > l,

CINEMA II
presents
KEIR DULLEA-JANET MARGOLIN
DAVID and LISA
Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 9:05 P.M.
March 12 & 13 Aud. A, Angell Hall
Admission: 50c

'I

Experiment in Plumbing:
Only Commercial Succeeds

Only rarely can a commercial be
more worthwhile than the pro-
gram which accompanies it. Last;
night's nine o'clock Cinema Guild
showing of, experimental film was
preceeded by a highly entertaining
advertisement fir American faces
presented by the U.S.I.A.: none of
the cinematic perversity which
followed approached "The Faces
of America" in anything but en-
durance.

U I

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"The Memories of Miss Zed," a
film which might have done better
with a title like "Drunk on a Rug"
or: "Juicing with a Spider," proved
that bad music, bad photography,
and bad thinking are the most
noticeable symptoms of the artis-
tic amnesia of experimenting film
makers.
"Nothing Happened this Morn-
ing" was an attempt by producer
Davis Bienstock to demonstrate
that acute boredom is the sweetest
fruit of any art. The deadening
success of Bienstock's film was
equalled only by Tony Conrad's
"The Flicker" in which nothing
happened.
George Kling, producer of an
enigmatic essay on ferris wheels
and- horse races, employed the only
original approach to photography.
-displayed last night. In his film,
"The Sower," he approached the
excitemet of a race by focusing
intently 'on a cracked board.
DAILY OFFICIAL
RULLETIN
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official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no editor-
ial responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form, toi
Room 3519 Administration Bldg. be-
fore 2''pim. .of the day precedlig
publication, and by 2 p.m. Friday
for Saturday and Sunday. General
Notices may be published a maxi-
mum of two times on request; Day
Calendar items appear once only
Student 'organization notices are not
┬░aevepted for publication.
FRIDAY MARCH 11
Day Calendar
Bureau of Industrial Relations Sem-
inar-"Management by Objectives-Re-
sup~s -Oriented Appraisal Systemxs:
Michigan Union, 8:30 a.m.
State Championship Debates-Rack-
ham Lecture Hall, 10 a.m.
Ann Arbor Film Festival-Architecture
Aud., 7 and 9 p.m.
(Continued on Page 8)

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