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The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 17 1978-Page 7
appen gs ..For The Week ofh4
Happ ning March 17 thru March 24

ALL WEEK
COMMERCIAL CINEMA
Julia (Campus) Lillian Hellman's
autobiographical short story, turned in-
to a glossy, arty movie. **
American Hot Wax (State) Supposed-
American Hot Wax (State) Supposed-
ly a look at the rebellios birth of rock
'n roll, featuring appearances by Chuck
Berry and one or two other name ar-
tists.
High Anxiety (Michigan) Typical
Brooksian zaniness along with some
visual facsimiles of famousHitchcock
scenes. As far as the jokes go, they're a
cut above Silent Movie, but most often a
cut below funny. **
Coma (Fifth Forum) Genevieve
Bujold stars in this unexceptional
thriller about hospital homicide. A
maddeningly routine thriller, com-
petently assembled, **%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(Fox Village) Steven Spielberg's won-
drous UFO fantasy may not have the
profundity to do more than feed the
dreams of pop-religious fanatics
seeking to escape their earthly
traumas, but Spielberg knows how to
exploit the vastness of his medium for
grand and beautiful effects.****
The Betsy (Briarwood) Harold Rob-
bins' sleazy best seller is transformed
into an equally sleazy movie. *
Saturday Night Fever (Briarwood)
The script (by Norman Wexler) doesn't
exactly avoid the cliche, but Saturday
Night Fever is an exhilarating attempt
to capture the raw energy of contem-
porary popular music. ***2
The Turning Point (Briarwood) This
one has a story straight out of the soaps.
Starring Anne Bancroft and Shirley
MacLaine, directed by Herbert Ross.**
The Goodbye Girl (Briarwood) Neil
Simon's latest little concoction is, for
once, fairly funny and engaging,
largely by virtue of Richard Dreyfuss'
dynamite performance. ***
Friday,
MARCH 17
Cinema
The Producers and The Twelve
Chairs (MLB 3, The Producers at 7:00
and 10:15, The Twelve Chairs at 8:35)
You can ski% The Twelve Chairs. The
Producers is a bit uneven, but so
feverishly manaical that it remains one
of the few movies ever made that can
truly be called insane. ***1/2
The Ann Arbor 16mm Film Festival
(Old A&D, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00) This is
the fourth night of the annual festival.
The results are generally quite in-
teresting, and there are always a few
genuinely superb entries. Well worth
checking out.
The Little Foxes (Angell Aud A, 7:00
and 9:00) Excellent version of the intri-
cately conceived Lillian Hellman play,
starring Bette Davis and directed by
William Wyler. ***%
Yellow Submarine (Nat Sci Aid, 7:00,
8:30 and 10:00) The Beatles take a
whirlwind tour of Pepperland, in this
unfailingly enjoyable animated
feature. Play It Again, Sam (Room
100, Hutchins Hall, 7:00, 8:40 and 10:20)
Woody Allen as a nebbish film critic
who wants to be like Bogart, but has a
rough enough time avoiding tripping
over himself.
The Harder They Come (MLB Class-
room 1, 7:30 and 9:30) A bit crude on the
technical side, but nonetheless an in-
vigorating, vibrant tale, with Rggae
Music providing a spiritual backdrop.
Starring Jimmy Cliff***
Saturday,
MARCH 18
Cinema
Carnal Knowledge (MLB 3, 7:00 and
9:00) Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel
star as two college students who follow

the road to middle age amid a torrent of
sexual aimlessness and betrayal. The
film's style (slick and harsh) matches
its content, but doesn't exactly give you
a life.***
The Graduate and Petulia (MLB4,
7:00 and 9:00, respectively) The
Graduate is an undeniable classic, with
an hysterical script by Buck Henry, and
a performance by Dustin Hoffman that
seemed to sum up the arrogant
rebellion of an entire decade. Petulia,
directed by Richard Lester, looks at
Southern California in the 60's. Not very
interesting. **** and **
16mm Film Festival (Old A&D, 7:00,
9:00 and 11:00) See listing for Friday.
The Lion in Winter (Angell Aud A,
7:00 and 9:15) The formula this light-
hearted film follows makes it a bit cut-
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Bobby Deerfield (Nat Sci Aud, 7:00
and 9:30) Last year's bomb features Al
Pacino as a spiritually depleted
racecar driver and Marthe Keller as
the warm, wacky (but, tragedy of
tragedies, terminally ill) light in his
life. *1/2
Sunday
MARCH 19
Cinema
Film Festival Winners (Angell Aud A
and Old A&D, both at 7:00 9:00 and
11:00) The best films of the festival are
featured in three completely different
shows. This is the night to go.
events
Yeats Festival-tBrunch at 10:30
a.m. at the University Club in the
Union. At 3 p.m., "Words for Music,
Perhaps," dance and poetry recital.
greek Week - a swimathon benefit
for the American Cancer Society and
Women's Crisis Center, at Matt Mann
Pool, 7-11 p.m.
Monday,
MARCH 20
Cinema
Pickup on South Street (Angell Aud
A, 9:10 only, free showing) This one's
about a pickpocket whose vocation gets
him into trouble with some powerful
bigwigs. Entertaining action. ***
EVENTS
Vietnam Teach-in - David Dellinger,
ex-SDS president, highlights the
evening's events. Teach-in continues
through Thursday.

Trotter House - Benjamin Hooks,
executive director of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP), Rackham
Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Tuesday,
MARCH 21
Cinema
The Exorcist (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and
9:15) William Friedkin's technically
slick horror story has a few good
moments (mostly in the beginning),
before it turns into a veritable circus of
over-explicit special effects.
Pather Panchalli (Old A&D, 7:00 and
9:05) The first film in Indian director
Satyajit Ray's classic Apu Trilogy.
The Mother and The Whore (MLB 3,
7:00 only) A brilliant exploration of con-
temporary sexual fragmentation.
Wednesday
MARCH 22
Cinema
Alice in the Cities (Angell Aud A,
7:00 and 9:00, free showing).
Alice explores the Americanization of
German culture through the story of a
young girl traipsing around with a
freewheeling German journalist.
Animal Crackers and Duck soup (Old
A&D, Animal Crackers at 7:00 and
10:00, Duck Soup at 8:30) The kings of
comedy wreak havoc in the art-
collecting world and in the absurd coun-
try of Freedonia.-
Ninotchka (Nat Sci Aud, 7:00 and
9:00) A Garbo classic, directed by Er-
nst Lubitsch.I

Thursday,
MARCH 23
Cinema
The Conformist (Nat Sci Aud 7:00
and 9:15) Bernardo Bertolucci's.
Visually one of the most stunning films
ever made, The Conformist is an ab-
solute triumph of its director's stylistic
virtuosity.
Citizen Kane (Old A&D, 8:00 only,
free showing) A well-paced, witty story
of muckraking journalism (the
parallels with Hearst are undeniable).
Niteries
Second Chance-Thunder, the
rock/funk group fronted by two black
female vocalists, plays through Sun-
day. Tuesday through next weekend,
Masquerade mixes oldies from the 60's
with more current rock and roll.
Abigail's-That ever-popular rock
combo known as Stonebridge plays
power chord classics as well as a good
share of their own material this
weekend.
Roadhouse-The Detroit Skates will
play the music which has made the
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Motor City the home of rock and roll
through Saturday.
Mr. Flood's-Native Sons will play
country and folk this weekend. Wed-
nesday and Thursday, great R&B with
Ann Arbor's own Silvertones will be the
musical fare.
Blind Pig-Improvisational piano of
the highest order with Larry Mander-
ville and Friends will be featured in the
basement club this weekend. Then it's

Blue Monday with the ever-present
blues pianist Boogie Woogie Red.
The Ark - Hedy West picks the banjo
and sings some traditional folk songs
this weekend.
Blue Frogge-"Saturday Night
Fever" happens every night except
Sunday at everyone's favorite disco.
Dooley's-No self-respecting partier
would pass up a St. Patrick's Day
celebration here.

The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
Presents of MLB
Friday, March 17
THE PRODUCERS
(Mel Brooks,.1968) 7&10:15-MLB3
ZERO MOSTEL ploys the producer, hen his accountant (GENE WILDER) shows him how producing
Broadway flop con make more n iey than a hit, he buys a horrible, hilarious musical calle
"Springtime for Hitler!" One of the Ki iniest movies in recent years, at was Mel Brooks' first movie a
one of his best. "Pure lunacy ... uproariously funny! "-TIME. Academy Award. Best Original Screenpla
THE TWELVE CHAIRS
(Mel Brooks, 1971) 8:35 only-ML3 3
MEL BROOKS has directed this classic Russian comedy in his usual zany, fast-paced fashion. A dying woman
confesses separately to her son-in-law and the village priest that she sewed valuable jewelry into one of ;e
twelve dining-room chairs before fleeing from the palace during the Revolution. This sets off an outrageous
chose as one person after another learns the secret and dashes across Mother Russia in search of treaosre
".. a complete joy! Mel Brooks is a major delight in a hilarious role."-Judith Crist. With RON MO
DOM DE LUISE, FRANK LANGELLA, and MEL "FUN" BROOKS.
Saturday: CARNAL KNOWLEDGE. THE GRADUATE and PETULIA at MLB
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DAILY EARLY BIRD MATINEES -- Adults $1.25
DISCOUNT IS FOR SHOWS STARTING BEFORE 1:30
MON. thru SAT. 10 A.M. tI 1:3b P.M. SUN. & HOLS. 12 Noon til 1:30 P.M.

EVENING ADMISSIONS AFTER 5:00, $3.50 ADULTS
Monday-Saturday 1:30-5:00, Admission $2.50 Adult and Students
Sundays and Holidays 1:30 to Close, $3.50 Adults, $2.50 Students.,
Sunday-Thursday Evenings Student & Senior Citizen Discounts
Children 12 And Under, Admissions $1.25

.-CINEMA II
FRIDAY, LITTLE FOXES

Director-WILLIAM WYLER (1941)
BETTE DAVIS as a turn-of-the century Southern belle who stops
at nothing even murder of her invalid husbahd in her relent-
less pursuit of power and prestige. She schemes to gain
control of the family fortune for a chance to escape the con-
fining Southern mansion life. Adapted by Lillian Hellman from
her own acclaimed drama. Magnificent photography by Greg
Toland (CITIZEN KANE).

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