The Michigan Daily--Friday, January 20, 1978-Page 7
Events and Enterta'nment
Short Eyes (Campus) An exploration'
of the sordid lives of.prison inmates and
their universal antipathy toward a
child-molester. The film attempts to get
down to the gritty "reality" of things,
but remains thematically unresolved
and emotionally disturbing to no end. **
Which Way Is Up? (State) Richard
Pryor stars in this alleged restaging of
Lina Wertmuller's perfectly awful Se-
duction of Mimi. Directed by Michael
Pete's Dragon (Michigan) A newly-
assembled concoction from the Disney
animators, the film concerns a dragon
which belongs to Pete,
Semi-Tough (Fifth Forum) A jum-
bled, mildly funny satire with psycho-
logical self-help theories (like est) as its
target. Pretty lukewarm stuff. **1/2
Star Wars (Briarwood) George Lu-
cas' Flash Gordonesque "space fanta-
sy',' has thrills, chills, and mountains of
acting du bland. ***2
The Goodbye Girl (Briarwood). Neil
Simon's script is refreshingly free of
the stodginess and obsessive one-liners
that characterize so many of his other
efforts. Richard Dreyfuss steals the
Saturday Night Fever (Briarwood)
Dancing sequences reminiscent of
Mean Streets in their energy, pleasant
music by the BeeGees and a fine per-
formance by John Travolta help over-
come a horrible script and make this'
film one of the year's most enjoyable.
The Kentucky Fried Movie (Briar-
wood) A Groove Tube-type series of
satirical sketches on television.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(Fox Village) A film that chronicles a
meeting between man and aliens who
ride around in UFOs. Full of optimism,
wonder and breath-taking special ef-
The Adventures of Robin Hood
(Angell Aud A, 7:00 and 9:00) Errol
Flynn stars in this definitive rendering
of the Sherwood Forest tales. In glori-
ous technicolor. ***1/2
Silent Movie (MLB 3, 7:00, 8:40 and
10:20) One of Mel Brooks' less ingeni-
oUs ideas, This sorot-'f-parody of silent
movies has a few fairly funny spots, but
noga-ga ha-has. **%
Sleuth (Old A&D, 7:00 and 9:30)
Adapted from the Anthony Schaffer
play, this film never seems quite as
good as it should be. With Laurence
Olivier and Michael Caine. ***
Take the Money and Run (Nat Sci
Aud, 7:00, 8:35 and 10:10) Woody Al-
len's first real picture is a bit rough-
hewn, but some parts are monsterously
Hockey - The Michigan team takes
on the North Dakota skaters at 7:30 in
Yost Ice Arena.
Ark - Edmond and Quentin Bacous
play music from the Andes region, fea-
turing traditional flute arrangements.
Musical Society - The Camerata Or-
chestra of Salzburg perform at Rack-
ham Auditorium. 8:30.
PTP - The Greektown Attic Theatre,
a performing troupe from Detroit, pre-
sents Streamers a play by David Robe,
recipient of the New York Drama
Critics Award. East Quad Auditorium
Johnny Got His Gun (Angell Aud A,
7:00 and 9:00) -Directed by Dalton
Trumbo, from his 1939 novel, this film
has been both praised and despised to
death; see for yourself.
All the Presidents Men (MLB 3, 7:00
and 9:15) A neat romanticization of the
Woodsteinsaga. Hoffman and Redford
go scampering around a nicely-photo-
graphed Washington in search of THE
TRUTH. With Jason Robards, directed
by Alan Pakula. ***1/2
I Was a Male War Bride and The Talk
of the Town (MLB 4, 7:00 and 9:00, re-
spectively) Two Cary Grant comedies
- both should prove enjoyable. ***%/
Swept Away (Old A&D, 7:00 and 9:05)
As usual, Wertmuller's idea of humor
consists of 4-letter words plus mucho
loud screaming. But. this flick has an
added attraction: the jumbled treat
ment of her favorite "sex'n'politics"
themes remains so completely unre-
ek of Jan.
minority film festival from 12:00 to 9
p.m. in the Multi Purpose room of the
Jazz - Eclipse presents Chick Corea
and Herbie Hancock. The versatile
musicians perform solos and duets. Hill
Auditorium 8 p.m.
Basketball - U-M Men's hip hoop-
sters meet Indiana at Crisler Arena.
Starting time is 8:05.
Second Chance - Thunder, plays Top
40 and disco through Saturday. Sunday,
contemporary jazz legend Les McCann
("Compared to What") is featured in
concert. Tickets are $6.00 in advance
and a dollar more the night of the show.
Blind Pig - The Silvertones, Blind
Pig Records artists, play R&B and
other bluesy type musical forms this
weekend. Club regular Boogie Woogie
Red plays his natural blues on Monday.
Thursday, The Other Side with Larry
Manderville performs mainstream
jazz. $1.50 cover charge.
Mr. Flood's --- The Red Mountain
String Band is this weekend's enter-
tainment. $1.50 cover charge.
Film reviews by Owen Gleiber-
man. Niteries recommendations by
Volunteers with your background
are needed for VISTA and PEACE
COPRS. Sign-up today at Placement
Office for a talk with VISTA and
PEACE CORPS reps on campus:
January 23-25 at the Career Plan-
ning and Placement Office. Sign up
now for an interview, 9 AM-5
PM each day.
Allen Ginsberg, noted poet will give a reading from his works on Tuesday, January 24. Ginsberg is the first of this
semester's speakers on the Viewpoint Lecture series.
solved that it's like trying to look for
organization in a plate of Welsh rarebit.-
Doctor Zhivago (Nat Sci Aud, 7:00
and 9:30) This long adaptation of the
Boris Pasternik novel is flawed in quite
a few places, yet it's enjoyable right to
the end. Directed by David Lean. ***% 2
Hockey - U of M players take on
North Dakota. Yost Arena 7:30 p.m.
Ark - Edmond and Quentin Bacous
play traditional Andean music. 8:30
PTP - The play Streamers is pre-
sented at the East Quad Auditorium at
2, 8 p.m.
Taxi Driver (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and
9:00) The existentialist overtones of
Paul Schrader's script are slightly at
odds with Martin Scorcese's dynamic,
expressionistic direction, yet there are
enough superbly-realized sequences to
qualify Taxi Driver as a powerful, in
many ways brilliant exploration of ur-
ban netherworlds. Starring Robert
DeNiro, with excellent supporting per-
formances by Jodie Foster and Harvey
Lies My Father Told Me (Old A&D,
7:00 and 9:05) Not one of Swedish direc-
tor Jan Kadar's better efforts, but still
a well-old and moving tale. ***
Jazz - Jazz workshop sponsored by
Eclipse. Room 126, East Quad, 1-3 p.m.
PTP -"The Robber Bridegroom" is
presented at Power Center at 2, 8 p.m.
These particular two deal with a hos-
pital for the insane and the police de-
Human Rights - Jacob~o Kavadloff
discusses the situation of Jews in Ar-
gentina. Rooms D & E in the League.
Womens Studies Films - This week's
film deals with the integration and so-
cialization of the American Family.
Contemporary American Family: The
Greenbergs of California. Aud. 3 MLB
at 7 p.m.
Mean Streets (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and.
9:15) From the opening drum riff of the
Ronettes' "Be My Baby," Mean Streets
hits the screen with an unsurpassed en-
ergy rand visual brilliance. Robert
DeNiro gives the performance of the
decade as the uncompromisingly manic
Johnny Boy. Martin Scorcese's best
film is, simply, a must-see. Wha'sa
Ivan The Terrible, Pt. I (Old A&D,
7:00 and 9:05) The first of Eisenstein's
two-part epic seems a little stodgy now,
but it remains in many ways a mar-
velous and intriguing work. ***
Experimental Films (MLB 3, 7:00
and 9:00) Always an interesting pros-
pect, but those easily bored are advised
Poetry - Gayle Jones, novelist and
poet reads poetry in the Pendleton
Room, Michigan Union 4:10.
Viewpoint Lectures - World-famous
beat poet, Allen Ginsberg reads his
poetry. Rackham Auditorium 8 p.m.
perb. Skip the Ozu flick - BORING.
** and *.
Wizards (MLB 3, 7:30 and 9:30) The
recent animated feature from Ralph
Fritz the Cat Bakshi.
Film Festival - A series of films
dealing with minority issues, part of the
Minority Student Service film festival.
Begins at 12:15 and lasts through 11
p.m. Multi Purpose Room in the UGLI.
Musical Society - Soprano Leontyne
Price sings classical selections. Hill
Auditorium at 8:30 p.m.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
(Angell Aud A, 7:00 and 9:00) Martin
Scorcese's look at Alice, a newly-wid-
owed housewife on the road with her
smart-aleck son, is a rather unsuccess-
ful attempt to make a "woman's" pic-
ture. Meandering, occasionally funny,
mostly dull. With Ellen Burstyh. **
Ivan The Terrible, Pt. II (Old A&D,
7:00 and 9:05) Far better than part one,
especially by virtue of its oddly stun-
ning color sequences. ***i/2
Film Festival - Continuation of the
COULD YOU WIN
THE ROSE BOWL?
Visit Ann Arbor's newest game store and play FOTBALL
See tle latest in fantasy role playing:
"Lord of the Rings Trilogy"
"Dungeons and Dragons"
Located above Campus Bike &Toy (use the middle door)! 4
CAMPUS BIKE & TOY
514 E. William St.
Open Mon.-thru Sat.
9:30 'til 5:30
Michigan vs. Washington
The Most Beautiful
Air View Ever Taken
Full Color 16" x 20" Poster
University of Michigan -
monday wednesday I
j anuary Li
Drums Along the Mohawk (Angell
Aud A, 9:10 only, free showing) A
superb John Ford film, utterly capti-
vating in its mood and detail. With
Henry Fonda. ****
Titticut Follies and Law and Order
(Old A&D, 8:00 and 9:30, respectively,
free showing) These two films launch
the retrospective on documentary film-
maker Fred Wiseman, whose searIngly
perceptive camera has exposed the
core of many an American institution.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Old A&D, 7:00
and 9:15) One of Robert Altman's
finest, McCabe is a beautifully sensitive
yet objective look at American frontier
life. With Warren Beatty and Julie
Christie. Altman lovers, revel. ****
An Autumn Afternoon and Dodes'ka
Den (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and 9:00, re-
spectively) Two Japanese films, the
first by Yasujiro Ozu, the second by
Kurosawa and characteristically, su-
JANUARY 24, 1978
NOON - 11:00 PM
ON SALE NOW
in the Fishbowl
and Campus-Area Stores
INTRODUCING SOMETHING NEW FOR YOU -
SUNDAY FAMILY BUFFET
Dick Simzak (Formerly of Holiday Inn, Howell) invites you
and your family to enjoy a culinary tour de force of our Sun-
day Buffet, laden with all the rich, filling, tasty morsels that
one could imagine.
- Just to mention a few of the items that will be served -
Cattleman's Roost Round of Beef, Maryland Style Fried Chicken, Baked Lasagne, Swedish
Meat Balls, Plump Juicy Fried Shrimp Tidbits. Snowflake Potatoes, Vegetable du Jour plus.
our soup of the day.
Add to this our Pioneer Gourmet Table. where you will find the most extensive array of so-
ACT IVIT IES FAIR
Israel Programs information
Jewish Studies information
Jewish Job opportunities
Jewish student groups at U of M
Book and Record Sale
Israeli snacks and Kosher
sandwiches on sale
Shaliach from Israel Aliyah
Center available for
A "match-ups market-place"
where you can connect with some-
one who shares your interests.
Simply fill out your Shidukh
cards and look for others.
BY THE H0U
Conversation with a) Recent
returnees from Israel Winter
Seminar, b) Ann Arbor delegates
to N. American Jewish Students
1-2:30 Hebrew Songfest-guitars welcome.
2-4:00 Hebrew Calligraphy Workshop
4-5:00 Israeli Dancing for beginners
Discussion on Jewish Literature
5-6:00 Poets Circle
6-7:00 Israeli Folkdancing - advanced
7-8:00 Jewish Free School - groups on
Judaism and Christianity, Mid-East
Politics, Talmud, Hebrew conversation'
8-9 p.m. Union Ballroom
DR. CONRAD GILES
9-10:30 p.m. Pendleton Room