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Pope Three

Saturday, JanuQry 20, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

Two films by the director of "Women in Love" & "The Devils"
"Another brilliant
L0 * exercise by'one of the '
more talented film
stylists of today!"
-Rolling Stone.
"MESSIAH," Sat., Sun., 5:15, 9:00-"BOYFRIEND," 7:00 only
"I can't imagine everTw c
being able to watch The
Boyfriend" on stage again ENRU55E 5
after the new sparkle
director Ken Russell has
given it. Twiggy is54 '
delightful, lovely
endeering and exquisitely
capable."-W. Wolf, Cue MGM Panavsion-Metroc(L
Sat. & Sun., 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. only-All Seats 75c
LATE SHOW-11:15 p.m. SAT.-$2.00
"BREWSTER McCLOUD" (se~e separate ad)
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Phone 764-0558

Gene Iaro discusses color
and American art scene

Gene Baro, internationally
known art critic and historian,
had a few unsettling comments
on the contemporary American
art scene as well as on color
techniques as he lectured w i t h
slides yesterday in the Univer-
sity's Architecture Auditorium.
The former director of t h e
Corcoran Museum in Washington,
D.C.began withea brief outline
of U.S. art in the last 40 years.
Artists during the Depression of
the 1930's, for instance, w e r e
"acutely aware of themselves
as social spokesmen," according
to Baro.
Consequently, Baro said, their
art, aided financially by the
Works Progress Administration,
was dominantly literary - it
told a story.
World War II, he continued,
initiated an era of liberation in
painting. American artists and
European painters escaping the
Nazis gathered in New York
City lifts and clubs to discuss and
evolve new ideas, which were
to createa revolutionary change
in art.
Showing slides of paintings as
he spoke, Baro described the art
as it evolved through the 1940's
to the late 1960's with painters
including Adolph Gottlieb, Hanz
Hoffman, Helen Frankenthal, and
Clifford Still.
Baro explained how the ar-
tists pursued "the emotional ef-
fects with simplification of the
means." He elaborated on the
movement away from abstract
expressionism - abstractly ex-
pressing one's inner feelings with

free expression on the canvas.
Throwing out a few thoughts on
the present American painting
scene, Baro said the intense con-
cern with color continues b u t
artists are now "looking to tech-
nique, not away from it."
"A new idea is cannibalized
now," Baro claimed. "It takes
guts to stick to your guns on
the New York scene." Baro ac-
cused many artists of being too
busy "keeping one step ahead"

of ideas that are picked up by a
horde of painters.
According to Baro, the "artist
today is an entrepreneur," and
he pointed to this as one reason
for the current disquiet on the
New York scene.
He also explained the com-
mercialism problem in broader
terms: "We're in one of those
'What is art?' periods. It's a per-
iod of definition."

Roddenberry plans
Son of Star Trek'

$2.50 General Admission

fiction fans will be delighted to
know that the man who produc-
ed "Star Trek" is back in busi-
ness with a new show, "Genesis
II," which is farther out than the
space voyagers.
The year is 2133 A.D. andthe
wvorld has atom-bombed itself
into a new era of the dark ages
and the beginnings of yet anoth-
er renaissance.
Gene Reddenberry is the imag-
inative creator of the 90 - minute
movie of the week, which is a
spinoff for a weekly series next
"If it does become a series-
and I certainlyehope it will -
"Genesis II" will be the only
science fiction show in prime
time," Roddenberry said on the
set at Warner Bros., where the
show is being filmed.
"It's not lack of trying. It's
amazing, but every network has
spent a fortune trying to come
up with another 'Star Trek',
"There is no formula for suc-
cessful science fiction except
that it must be done well and
with due respect for the intelli-
gence of the audience. It can't
be tossed together like a cops
and robbers show. It requires
considerable labor, planning and
Roddenberry said CBS and
Warners gave him sufficient time
and money - more than $1 mil-
lion and three months - to put
his new show together.
"The real test of a good sci-
ence fiction series is the possibili-
ties it offers. I sat down in one
week and 22 individual stories
came to mind," he said. "This
is an upbeat story of how the.
earth is regenerated and how in-
domitable mankind it. How he
can adapt.
"Man's history is that of one
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poetry, and music.
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Editor, c/o The
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civilization being built on the
ruins of another. I'd like to see
our civilization prosper, but if it
doesn't, all is not lost.
"I think viewers will be fas-
cinated by our mutants, the Ty-
ranians ,who are larger, hand-
somer, more intelligent - but
without emotiont-gthan men.
"But the central figures of the
series are a group who call
themselves, Pax. They forsaw
the final war and stored away
the art, literature, medicine and
some of the science of our cur-
rent civilization.
"Some areas of the United
States have been isolated. New
York is a prison. The Great
Plains are ruled by white Co-
manche savages. Central Mexico
has returned to an Aztec culture.
The coast of the Carolinas is a
black nation. And women's lib
has run amok in one area where
a matriarchy has taken over,
pampering men like pet poo-


SAT., JAN. 20
Power Center-8:00
Wed., Jan. 24, Power Center, $2.50
Adjustments on Jr. Walker tickets may be
made only at the Union or at the door.


photo: Doug Fulton

RECORDS 10-7, Mon.-Sat.; in Ypsi at NED'S BOOKSTORE, 9-5, Mon.-Fri.
Sorry, no personal checks.

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Wednesday night before a large
but unresponsive crowd, Ann
Arbor Civic Theatre presented
its latest offering, The Lion in
Winter. The production is a solid
rendering of a fascinating though
enigmatic period piece, a sort of
medieval tale of cross and dou-
The play, a historical drama-
tization by James Goldman, is
set in France in 1183. King Hen-
ry of England is a powerful but
aging monarch, who controls not
only England but a good part of
France by virtue of his marriage
to Eleanor of Aquitaine, the an-
nulled wife of Louis VII, former
king of France. Henry has a
problem - which of his three
sons should be the next king.
The rightful successor is Richard
Lionheart, whom Henry detests
since he has been raised by his
mother. His choice is John, a
pimple - faced ineffectual boy
whom he has raised. Nobody
favors Geoffrey, the third son,
except for, of course, Geoffrey.
King Phillip of France and
Alais, Henry's young mistress,
manage to get written into the
plot, and everyone joins in grap-
pling with one another for power
and property, making and break-
ing alliances as fast as the
script will carry them. The re-
sult is a series of sometimes con-
fusing but always enthralling
c h a r a c t e r relationships
emerging out of the struggle for
The production features fine
acting by all of the seven-mem-
ber c a s t. Laurence Coven,
Charles Sutherland and Doug
Leach are all strong in their
supporting roles as the three
sons, each managing to capture
that quality possessed by each
son which distinguishes h i in
from the other two. Bruce Kent
as King Phillip and Cathe Wright
as Alais also deliver good per-
formances in their supporting
The real show, however, is
Walter Atamaniuk's exceptional
portrayal of King Henry, com-

plemented beautifully by Irene
Connors' fine, sensitive portrayal
of Eleanor of Aquitane. The two
play off one another brilliantly,
continually shifting the audi-
ence's sympathies and develop-
ing the subtle love-hate relation-
ship which is at the very heart
of the play.
With the exception of a couple
of distracting anachronisms, foil-
paper wrapped presents and a
stainless steel decanter in 1183?)
and two or three ungainly long
set changes, the production is a
good one, with good brisk tempo
and fine ensemble. Director Bur-
nette Staebler pushes the play
toward its comic and dramatic
limits but always retains control,
the result being a many-faceted
emotional experience.
Still, there is something about
to night 9
6:00 2 News
9 This Is Your Life
50 Star Trek
56 Thirty Minutes With
6:30 2 CBS News
4 7 News
9 Untamed World
56 To Be Announced
'7:002 Truth or Consequences
4 George Pierrot
7 Michigan Outdoors
t 9 It Takes a Thief
t 50 Hee Haw
56 U.S. Industrial Film Festival
7:30 2 Young Dr. Kildare
4 Adventurer
7 Town Meeting
56 Eye to Eye
8:00 2 All in the Family
4 Highlights of President Nixon's
7 Here We Go Again
9 La Rondine
56 Movie
"The Blue Angel"(30)

The Lion in Winter which leaves
me feeling very unsettled. It cer-
tainly isn't a comedy, but nei-
ther is it drama. At each true
dramatic moment, some charac-
ter always has a funny line
which shatters the mood and
stops the moment from being
real drama. Similarly, at each
true comic situation, something
so grave is introduced that it
forbids the situation from becom-
ing true comedy. On several
occasions the play threatens to
reach an emotional peak, but im-
mediately before the climax oc-
curs, some nonsequitor aborts it.
The unusual interweaving of
drama and comedy in the show
may please some playgoers; I
left the theatre a little uneasy
and a little unsatisfied because of
it, despite the fine performances
delivered by the entire cast.
50 That Good Ole Nashville Music
8:30 2 Bridget Loves Bernie
4 Movie
"The Apartment"
7 A Touch of Grace
50 Nitty Gritty
9:00 2 Mary Tyler Moore
7 Julie Andrews
50 Black Omnibus
9:30 2 Bob Newhart
9 Maple Music
10:00 2 Carol Burnett
7 Three Remarkable Women
50 Lou Gordon
56 Full Circle
10:30 9 Document
11:00 2 4 7 9 News
11:15 7 ABC News
9 Provincial Affairs
11:20 9 News
11:30 2 Inaugural Ball
4 Inaugural Ball
7 Movie
"Exodus" (60)
9 Movie
"Beau Geste" (66)
50 Movie
"Vampire Men of the Lost
Planet" (69)
1:20 2 Movie
"Baby, the Rain Must Fall"
1:00 4 News
2:30 2 Movie
3:30 7 News
4:00 2 News

Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
Art Critic Gene Baro
ZLon in Winter:'
a fine production




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Get to know what you both really like.
What you both really want out of life.
Get to enjoy your freedom together until you both
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But make it your choice.
Research statistics show that more than half of all
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Get to know how the two of you don't have to
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All tickets on sole at 6 p.m.

Winter Schedules at all shows


FILM-Cinema Guild shows Don't Knock the Rock in Arch.
Aud. at 7 and 9:05. Cinema II screens Bunuel's Tristana
at 7 and 9 in Aud. A. UAC's new Mediatrics film series
offers If ... at 7 and 9:30 in Nat. Sci. Aud. Zulu, screened
by Couzen's Film Co-op, can be seen at 7 and 9:15 in the
cafeteria. The Chinese Student Association offers Flying
Dragon Mountain at 7 and Her Puzzle at 8:30 in P and A
Aud. E. Beneath the Planet of the Apes can be seen in
Bursley Hall's W. Cafeteria at 9.
MUSIC-UAC-Daystar is sponsoring a concert in Power Cen-
ter at 8, featuring the blues of Luther Allison, and the
Mojo Boogie Band.
ART-Lantern Gallery is showing an exhibition of some of
Nobomitsu Fukui's latest screenprints and paintings.
DRAMA-AA Civic Theatre presents its final performance of
The Lion in Winter at 8 in Mendelssohn. The Miracle
Worker can be seen at 6 and 9:30 at Meadow Brook. The
new musical Seesaw is performed at 2 and 8:30 at the
Fisher Theatre in Detroit. Detroit Repertory Theatre
presents What the Butler Saw, a "wild, madcap comedy,"
at 8:30 in Detroit. Honey can be seen at the Vest Pocket
Theatre at 8.
UPCOMING CONCERT TIP-David Bromberg and Terry Tate
will appear in concert on this coming wednesday at Pow-
er Center. Tickets are available for $2.50 in the lobby
of the Mich. Union, at Salvation Records and at Ned's
WEEKEND BARS AND MUSIC-Ark, U. Utah Smith (Fri.,
Sat.) admission; Bimbo's on the Hill, Cricket Smith (Fri.,
r._a.Y .-. .-.. .lf .vc .1:s'n3 T nrn

Is a non profit student organization dedicated to encourage
and help film making and film appreciation in Ann Arbor.
" Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Film Showings
at Auditorium A, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
* FILM SCHOOL, all levels, everyone welcome.
" Third annual 8 M MFILM FESTIVAL, to be held
February 2, 3, and 4, 1973.

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