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The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 17, 1978-Page 7
appen 'ngs . ",For The Week of
February 17 through 23

All Week
Julia (Campus) Fred Zinneman's
stodgy, overly impeccable film, based
on a true story by Lillian Hellman.
Follow the adventures of Lil (Jane
Fonda) as she tries to smuggle money
to her friend Julie (Vanessa Redgrave)
to help subvert the Nazi cause. A spirit-
ually enervated creation, that takes it-
self 10 times too seriously. **%
The One and Only (State) Henry
Winkler stars as Andy Schmidt, an un-
controllable show-off who winds up a
star in "big-time wrestling." Despite a
few funny gags, the character and the
film get tiresome. **%
High Anxiety (Michigan) Mel
Brooks' Hitchcock pastiche isn't bad,
but just about everything funny in it has
nothing whatsoever to do with suspense
or Hitchcockian idioms. This isn't a
parody of Hitchcock - it's Brooksian
zaniness crossed with blueprints of Hit-
chcock's most famous scenes. ***
The Other Side of the Mountain, Pt. 1
(Fifth Forum) More sugary, sweet
mu'sh, from the same accountants who
brought you Pt. I.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(Fox Village) Steven Spielberg's won-
derous look at a visit from benign extra-
terrestrial creatures who ride around in
a ship the size of Ann Arbor. A cele-
bration of child-like innocence and the
pure vastness of the medium.'****
Turning Point (Briarwood) The
story's pure oatmeal, but the fantastic
ballet sequences (with Mikhail Bary-
shnikov) make up for it. ***
Saturday Night Fever (Briarwood)
The script is dumb and predictable, but
somehow the music, direction and per-
formance of John Travolta all charge
Saturday Night Fever with infectious
energy. Dynamite disco sequences.
*** 1/2
The Betsy (Briarwood) Laurence
Olivier sleazes his way through this
boring adaptation of Harold Robbins'
novel.. *%
The Goodbye Girl (Briarwood) Annie
Hall it's not, but this recent Neil Simon
concoction is a good-humored and en-
joyable look at an unlikely courtship.
Richard Dreyfuss steals the show. ***1/2
February 17
Everything You've Always Wanted to
Know About Sex (Old A&D, 7:00 and
9:05) This random assortment of sket-
ches includes some of Woody Allen's
all-time best material. Highlights in-
clude a take-off on flaky Italian movies
(complete with Italian dialogue and
subtitles), Gene Wilder as a respect-
able physician who has an affair with a
sheep, and Woody as a sperm cell. ****
Top Hat (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and 9:00)
The plot of this Astaire-Rodgers classic
is completely uninteresting, but who
cares? The dancing is grace, beauty,
etc. personified. ****
The 8mm film festival (Schorling
Aud, School of Education, 7:00 and
9:00) This diverse collection of short
films contributed from all over the U.S.
and Canada is usually a mixed bag:
some are boring and pretentious, others
extremely imaginative and amusing.
The Big Sleep (MLB 4, 7:00 and 9:15)
Everyone's heard the story: the script
of this Raymond Chandler thriller was
reportedly so labyrinthian, that direc-
tor Howard Hawks and screenwriters
William Faulkner and Leigh Brackett
had to call in Chandler to untangle it.
Even if you don't catch all of the plot's
intricacies, this is still an immensely
entertaining detective drama, as taut
and well-paced as they come. With

Bogart as Philip Marlowe, and Lauren
Bacall. ****
Return of the Dragon (Nat Sci Aud,
7:30 and 9:30) Bruce Lee kicks,
screams, and rolls his eyes through one
of those mindless but entertaining (for
some, at least) kung fu spectaculars.
Where Eagles Dare (Room 100, Hut-
chins Hall, 7:00 and 10:00) Richard
Burton leads a team of rescuers to an
American general held captive in a

Bavarian mountaintop
Starring Clint Eastwood.


Wrestling - U-M vs. Wisconsin: Cris-
ler Arena, 3 p.m.
Lloyd Minority Council - Nothing
But a Man: Alice Lloyd Hall, 7:30 9
Hockey - U-M vs. Colorado College:
Yost Ice Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Music School - Chamber Choir, all
Bach program: Hill Aud., 8p.m.
February 18
The Story of Adele H (Old A&D, 7:00
and 9:05) Truffaut's assured rendering
of the true story of Victor Hugo's
daughter is an exquisitely-photograph-
ed, almost agonizingly moving account
of a woman for whom perfect love was
a total, spiritual obsession. Starring
Isabelle Adjani. ****
The Wild Child (Angell Aud A, 7:00
and 9:00) A young boy is found living
wild in the woods, and a physician
(played by Truffaut) attempts to in-
troduce him to civilization. The film
uses some interesting visual effects to
give it the look and feeling of old photo-
graphs, resulting in one of Truffaut's
most provocative efforts. ***%
The 8mm film festival (Schorling
Aud, School of education, 2:00, 7:00 and
9:00) See listing for Friday.
Every Man for Himself and God
Against All (MLB 3, 7:00 and 9:00)
Bruno S. is brilliant as Kaspar Hauser,
a young man with no knowledge or
memory abandoned in a small German
village during the nineteenth century.
Written and directed by Werner Her-
zog, this 1975 film shifts from moments
that are enormously disquieting to ones
of warmly compassionate humanity.
An utterly remarkable film - should be
seen by all.****
Loony Toons Cartoon Fest (Nat Sci
Aud, 7:00, 8:35 and 10:10) The best of
Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Foghorn
Leghorn and other mythical heroes
from Saturday Morning TV-land. "I
wecomend it compweetwy!" - E.
PTP - "Same Time Next Year":
Power Center, 8 p.m.
Synchronized Swimming - Michigan
Invitational: Bell Pool, 9 a.m., 1 p.m.
Res. College "Original Music by
Jim Robb": R.C. Aud., E. Quad, 8 p.m.
Gymnastics - Crisler Arena, 7:30
su nday
February 19
The Harder They Come (Angell Aud
A, 7:00 and 9:00) This 1973 reggae film
is technically a bit on the crude side,
but the music and energetically-acted
story are invigorating and enjoyable.
8mm film festival - Winners' night
(Schorling Aud, School of Education,
7:00 and 9:00) The best of the festival,
and most probably the best night to go.
Gymnastics - Crisler Arena, 1:30
PTP - "Same Time Next Year":
Power Center, 2, 8 p.m.
Lloyd Minority Council - African,
Contemporary Dance Workshop: Alice
Lloyd Hall, 2 p.m.
Mosher Jordan - Jazz Festival: Jor-
dan Lounge, 7-10 p.m.

February 20
D.O.A. (Angell Aud A, 9:10 only, free
showing) An ultra-suspenseful poi-
soned-man-looking-for-antidote tale.
With Edmund O'Brien.
Musical Society - Eliot Feld Ballet:
Power Center, 8 p.m.

February 21
Pride and Prejudice (Old A&D, 7:00
and 9:05) Jane Austen's classic is given
reasonably accurate (though almost
overly upright) treatment on the
screen. Starring Laurence Olivier. ***
Enter the Dragon (Angell Aud A,
7:00, 8:40 and 10:20) More Bruce Lee
fun. This is the best of them.
Donkey Skin (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and
9:00) Catherine Deneuve portrays a
young woman "pursued by her father
- a man convinced that she is the only
woman alive as beautiful as his late
wife." Hmmmm.
Women's Basketball - U-M vs. West-
ern Michigan at Crisler Arena, 7 p.m.
Musical Society - Eliot Feld Ballet:
Power Center, 8 p.m.
February 22
Hollywood on Trial (Old A&D, 7:00
and 9:05) A documentary about the
heyday of McCarthyism, with more
recent interviews with Zero Mostel and
Ronald Reagan.
Bruno Der Schwartz (Bruno the
Black) and Cria (Angell Aud A, 7:00
and 9:00, respectively) Bruno Der Sch-
wartz is the documentary that inspired
Werner Herzog to use real-life social
outcast Bruno S. in Every Man for Him-,
self and God Against All, as well as Her-
zog's most recent film. Cria is a recent,
highly-acclaimed Spanish film,
starring Geraldine Chaplin. Both are A2
Sounder (Nat Sci Aud, 7:00 and 9:00)
A supremely moving tale that follows a
poor black family's desperate attempt
at survival during the depression.
Cicely Tyson is superb. ****

Musical Society - Eliot Feld Ballet:
Power Center, 8 p.m.
February 23
Cover Girl and Broadway Melody of
1940 (Old A&D, 7:00 and 9:05, respec-
tively) Two vintage musicals - fine, if
you like that sort of thing.
The Touch (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and
9:00) This ridiculous failure from
Ingmar Bergman is the closest thing he
has ever done to unintentional self-
parody. The performances are quite
decent (even that of Elliot Gould, whom
the critics lambasted mercilessly), but
something just doesn't click; despite an
occasional fine moment, this story of a
woman (Bibi Andersson) caught up in a
tempestuous relationship with a self-
hating archeologist (Gould) is almost
completely uninsightful, and at times
embarrassingly contrived. *%
The Seduction of Mimi (Nat Sci Aud,
7:00 and 9:30) Lina Wertmuller's worst
film (i.e., it's a very bad film) has one
amusing idea involving a fat woman,
and that soon becomes tiresome. *!/z
Basketball - U-M vs. Illinois, Crisler
Arena, 8 p.m.
Second Chance - The horn-laden
sound of Air Condo is featured through
Sunday. Monday, the well known and
popular Detroit area group known as
Stonebridge brings their rock to A2. The
group of local players masquerade
rocks on from Tuesday to next
weekend, except on Thursday when the
Jazz Crusaders perform in concert.
Abigail's - The Look, a group com-
prised of former members from some
of Detroit's more formidable bands,
rocks this weekend.
Roadhouse - Rainbow Bridge, whose

name comes from the title of a bizarre
movie starring Jimi Hendrix, plays
through Saturday. Sunday and Monday,
The Friends Roadshow brings in their
particular brand of comic music.
Blind Pig - The Prismatic Band
fuses rock and jazz this weekend. On
Monday, club regular Boogie Woogie
Red plays his .natural blues on the
Underground - Kick 'em out on the
dance floor with Kicker this weekend.
Mr. Flood's - Dick Siegel and the
Ministers of Melody play bluegrass and
string band music this weekend. Wed-
nesday, The Tucker Blues Band will do
it Muddy Waters' style. More blues on
Thursday with Detroit bluesman Willie
D. Warren and the Progressive Blues
The Ark - Legendary folkie Ramb-
lin' Jack Elliot grins and picks through
Pretzel Bell - The R.F.D. Boys,
house band for at least the last six
years, continue weekend gigs of fine
bluegrass music.
Bimbo's - For those with more mun-
dane tastes, The Gaslighters play gay
90's and lead sing-alongs every week-
end amidst the peanuts.

Blue Frogge - For those with the in-
clination to a faster paced evening's en-
tertainment, disco dancing is offered
every night except Sunday.
Film reviews by Owen Gleiber-
man. Niteries recommendations by
Keith Tolsolt.
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