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Esther Phillips . .
appears with Gato Barbieri and Keith Jarret in Hill Aud. tomorrow
night, February 23 at 8. Tickets are still on sale at the UAC ticket
desk in the Union.
A tingbit o

Pick of the week:
Tom Jones
Cinema II, Aud. B
Sat., 7, 9:15
Tony Richardson's superb 1963
adaptation of Henry Fielding's
novel of life and love in 18th cen-
tury England is this week's
handsdown number one pick
from Cinema Weekend. This lus-
ty triple Oscar winner .(includ-
ing best picture) starts the au-
dience laughing at frame one and
somehow keeps up the pace un-
til the very last name on the
crawl at the end.
Richardson's keenly developed
timing and masterful visual
touches will both delight and
amaze you. Photography, cos-
tumes, and the other technical
credits are extremely impres-
sive - especially John Addi-
son's perky music score that is
humorous in itself.
Albert Finney and Eusannah
York head up a fine cast in this
memorable piece of celluloid
comedy.
-David Blomquist
The Candidate
Friends of Newsreel MLB,
Aud. 3 & 4
Double feature with Joe 7:30,
9:30 on Fri., 9:30 Sat. Double
feature with Chaplin shorts on
Sat., 7:30. 4
The Candidate is one of the
best films about politics ever
made in this country. Scripted
by Jeremy Larner, a staff mem-
ber of the 1968 McCarthy cam-
paign, the film realistically
chronicles a fictional campaign
for a Senate in California.
Robert Radford plays the
young liberal lawyer who is talk-
*ed into running by a pseudo-Ma-
chiavelli professional campaign
manager, portrayed by Peter
Boyle. Director Michael Ritchie
(Prime Cut) has paid painstak-
ing attention to detail in staging
a political campaign, from the
slick television ads to the rec-
tic rallies. Consequently, the
film has a frightening aura of
truth about it.
-James Hynes
Joe
Friends of Newsreel, MLB,
Aud. 3 & 4
Double feature with Candidate
7:30, 9:30 Fri., 7:30 Sat. Double
feature with Chaplin shorts 7:30
Sat.
Joe stars a magnificent Peter
Boyle in the title role , as 'an
ultra-conservative blue collar
worker who hates hippies, Com-
mies, pinkos, fags, and just
about anyone who is any more
liberal than Barry Goldwater.
He meets an upper middle-class
man whose daughter has run off
with a "hippie freak"; what Joe
and the man decide to do will
leave you uncomfortable for
quite some time.
This film, along with Easy
Rider, was one of the first to
prove that a low budget does not
necessarily mean low quality: it

is a disturbing but fine motion
picture.
-James Hynes
Max Orphuls
Festival
Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud.
La Ronde: Sat., 7, 9:05
Earrings of Madame De:
Sun., 7, 9:05
Featured this weekend are two
French films, La Ronde and
Earrings of Madame De, per-
haps the most characteristic
works of German director Max
Orphuls. Orphuls's style, best de-
scribed as highly romantic and
over - decorated, is brightly por-
trayed with tongue-in-cheek in
these two high society spoofs.
In Earrings (1953), we follow
the travels of a pair of jeweled
earrings through the upper
rungs, of European society as
they pass from husband (Charles
Boyer, in a role more militar-
ily rigid than you'd expect from
him) to wife (Danielle Darieux)
to lover (Vittorio de Sica).
La Ronde (1951), the film adap-
tation of a play by Arthur
Schwitzler, is a sexy spoof of
old Vienna.'It is constructed as
a series of ten amorous episodes,
connected through common lov-
ers and by the waltz that en~ds
each affair.
Apparently ill - prepared for
such bawdy subject matter, cen-
sorship boards kept much of the
American public from seeing La
Ronda when it was first releas-
ed, in this country. You can go
see it now - but be careful.
-Bruce Weber
Brink of Life
Cinema Guild, Arch. And.
Fri., 7, 9:05
This 1958 Bergman film at-
tempted (like so many others)
to be the all-time, definitive hos-
pital drama flick; it didn't suc-
ceed (again, like so many oth-
ers), but is nevertheless rather
interesting and generally watch-
able (completely unlike the oth-
ers).
Bergman takes us to a mater-
nity ward where three women
are on the brink of giving birth
-or, if you prefer, life (hence
our catchy title). His zesty
screenplay trends to keep the
show from drowning in soap-op-
era tears, but you still may run
from the theater screaming
"Help! Please! Is there a doc-
tor in the house?" before the last
reel is through.
-David Blomquist
New York Erotic
Film Festival
UAC Mediatrics, Nat. Sci. Aud.
Fri., Sat., 7, 9:45, 10:15
Has your alarm clock been
failing to arouse you lately? Does
getting turned on turn you on?
Well, then, let me tell you about
The New York Erotic Film Fes-
tival: yes, friends, in this flick
you not only see the porn, but
you see it evaluated!
This film (which was not ban-
ned in Boston or censured in
Schenectady but may be edited

in Edmonton) has been termed
an attempt to bring class to por-
no flicks . . . and, indeed, it does
that. If you look closely at the
audience, in fact, you'll prob-
ably see half your English class,
three quarters of your French
class, and those in Bot/Zoo 100
who haven't yet finished chap-
ter 10.
In other words-if flesh is your
forte (and only if flesh is your
forte), don't miss this movie!
-Steve Stathos
Little Big Man
Bursley Hall Enterprises,
Bursley West Cafeteria, Sat., 9
Arthur Penn is a master at tak-
ing old movie themes and re-
working them into something
new. After rejuvenating the
gangster movie with Bonnie and
Clyde, Penn next turned his tal-
ents to the Western. His result
is Little Big Man, a whopping
big tall tale of epic proportions.
Little Big Man is the life story
of the fabulous Jack Crabb. Rais-
ed by the Indians, Crabb was a
merchant, a gunslinger, a trap-
per, a town drunk, an Indian
brave, a con man, and a cavalry
scout. As an Indian,he lived
through Custer's infamous mas-
sacre of the Sioux at the Wash-
ita; as Custer's scout, he was the
only white survivor of the Bat-
tle of the Little Big Horn.
Exciting, funny, always enter-
tainng, Little Big Man is a mar-
velous film with a scope as broad
as the prairies. Dustin Hoffman
stars as Crabb; the film also
features Chief Dan George, Faye
Dunaway, Jeff Corey, and Mar-
tin Balsam.
-James Hynes
Breezy
State
In which Clint Eastwood
proves that he still hasn't given
up trying to direct movies -
and also proves that he still
hasn't learned how to.

The bland, cliched plot dooms
the show from the start: unbe-
lievably, Eastwood has the guts
to bring out yet another flick
about a frustrated old man who
befriends a teenage female de-
linquent, and neither better-
than-average dialogue nor gen-
erally good acting from a fair
cast headed by William Holden
and Roger. C Carmel can sal-
vage it.
--David Blomquist
Jerentia h Johnson
Campus
Warner Brothers is re-releas-
ing Jeremiah Johnson and giving
it the same sort of promotional
build up that worked so well for
MGM's Westworld. While John-
son isn't quite the cinema clas-
sic Warners would have us be-

lieve, .it is still a very good
movie.
Robert Redford stars as John-
son, a young man who journeys
to the Rockies in the 1830's to be-
come a "mountain man." The
film chronicles his education in
the ways of the "mountain man",
his uneasy relationship with the
Indians, and his ill-fated attempt
at family life in the wilderness.
The scenery is magnificent
(portions of the film were made
on Redford's Colorado ranch),
Redford presents one of his best
performances, and Will Geer is
very good as the old hand who
teaches Jeremiah the art of
survival. Directed by Sydney
Pollack, Johnson is a lyrical look
at a time of American history
that is rarely filmed.
-James Hynes

._

CHARLES
his selection, score and pro-
loque for Chaplin introduces
the films from his studio with
a discussion of the era of si-
lent film making.
SHOULDER ARMS (1918)

nAlso utef
LJ n i t e d Artists, Butterfield
Theatres, and Woody Allen con-
tinue to rake in money as Sleeper
goes on for another hilarious
week at the Michigan.
The movies at Briarwood aren't
suffering, however; blockbusters
Serpico and (big Oscar nominee)
The Exorcist continue
Holding for Another week at
the Fifth Forum is Five on the
Black HandrSide, a non-violent
black film.
Fri., (Aud. B, 7, 9), Cinema
Guild has a rather unique offer-
ing in for a 'one-night stand:
Ivory's Savages.
Also in for a ome-night stand,
but on Sun. and from Cinema
II (Aud. B, 6:45, 10) is Carne's
Children of Paradise - an enter-
taining epic.

Iri*sh
By BETH NISSEN
The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's
production of Hogan's Goat pre-
miered at Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre Wednesday night with a
great deal of Irish brogue and
fiesty temper.
By the end of the first act,
William Alfred's Pulitzer Prize-
winning play had the audience
hooked on a plot as thick as glue.
Alfred's dialogue was full of
biting similes and metaphors
with strong below-the-buckle
jabs at the Catholic church, re-
ligious strictures and timely
comments on political corrup-
tion.
Some of the dialogue was un-
fortunately lost, due to Mendels-
sohn's less than pin-drop acous-
tics, some too speedy delivery of
lines and a particularly croupy
audience.
The cast performed well in
the roles of Irish immigrants in
the Land of Promise. Irish ac-
cents were surprisingly sham-
rock-authentic.

bo'gu e
William Gross did an excellent
job playing the rising political
hopeful Matthew Stanton, a man
eager to escape his past, a man
with icy ambition in his veins.
Meg Gilbert did an exquisite
portrayal of Stanton's china-doll
wife and political asset.
Desmond P. Ryan, playing'
Edward Quinn, Stanton's politi-
cal rival, was sufficiently slimy
and protective of his mayoralty
at all costs, yet believably sorry
for his role in the classic tragedy
ending.
Special verbal applause should
go to Colby Wertenberger for her
sleazy rendition of a Bessie Legg,
a bar-room girl with more cleav-
age than morals, vand to Cathe
Wright at Josephine Finn, the
Irish gossip with the serrated
tongue.
Trilling their "r'"s, with eyes
and tongues flashing, Ann Arbor
community talent successfully
pulled off a good suspense play
with an even better moral.

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WOODY ALLEN
TAKES A
NOSTALGIC LOOK
AT THE
FUTURE-.
5th HIT
WEEK!

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Johnson
A SYDNEY POLLACK FILM
The man
who became a legend.
The film
destined to be a classic!

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United Avufts

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
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TICKETS: $3.00
Call: 763-1085-10 a.m.-5 p.m.

TON IGHT
ROBERT REDFORD as
The Candidate
Robert Redford (The Sting, Jeremiah Johnson) as an idealist
"people's lawyer" caught in the hustle of Democratic politics,
in what the National Observer described as "The best political
film ever, absolutely authentic, tough, honest, mature and cynical
in a grown-up kind of way-what more could you a "
-and PETER BOYLE as
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A Different New Love
by Clint Eastwood
Her name
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Story ... Directed
is Breezy

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"Explosively funny, harsh, impassioned, immensely sophisticated."
-L.A. Times. A telling contrast of the generations of Middle
America, and the response to the youth insurgence of the "liber-
al" upper and "reactionary" working class. New York Times nom-
nated "Peter Boyle for the Oscar for Best Actor." Remember
Orville Garland?
Friday and Saturday
Friday, both films at 7:30 & 9:30, side by side; Saturday, Joe
at 7:30, Candidate at 9:30; Chaplin Revue 7:30 & 9:30. $1.25

...and
love
Was
all
they
had
in
common.

ROBERT REDFORD
in A Sydney Pollack Film PG
'"JEREMIAH JOHNSON"
Joe Wizan-Sanford Production
Co-Starring WILL GEER

1!111I I IANA HAlDF NIVAV' 1 FN1

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