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Friday, December 9, 1977-The Michigan Daily

events and entertainment
for the week of Dec. 9-15

All Week
COMMERCIAL CINEMA
Annie Hall and Love and Death
(Campus) The quick return of Woody
Allen's best two films. Love and Death
is in his wonderful absurdist tradition,
with more great jokes per minute than
just about any other comedy since Duck
Soup. Annie Hall offers Mrs. Wonderful
herself, Diane Keaton, and is Allen at
the absolute height of his comic and
film-making powers. ****
Young Frankenstein (State) Mel
Brooks' celebrated horror-movie. paro-
dy may lack the delerious highs of The
Producers, but it is all the L'Ater for
having some control and order about it.
Great performances by Gene Wilder,
Madeline Kahn and Peter Boyle. ***%
Another Man, Another Chance (Mich-
igan) An enjoyable, relaxed semi-West-
ern from Claude Lelouche, who also did
A Man and a Woman. ***
Heroes (Fifth Forum) The latest in
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the returning Vietnam Vet trend is
nothing more than a mechanically-
plotted vehicle for TV ultra-star Henry
"Hank" Winkler. Oddly enough, the en-
ergy Winkler brings to his role is the
film's only asset, although even that
can't save it. **
Star Wars (Briarwood) Without hav-
ing opened in Europe, Star Wars has al-
ready (late last week) managed to out-
gross Jaws. What else can you say
about it? ****
Looking For Mr. Goodbar (Briar-
wood) Diane Keaton performs admir-
ably as Theresa Dunn, Jekyll-and-Hyde
of the singles bar set, but her co-stars
do sad rip-offs of DeNiro and Brando.
On top of that, Richard Brooks' direc-
tion is laborious,.and he lays the super-
ficial insight on thick. Not a completely
tedious film, but it doesn't have much to
say. **112
Bobby Deerfield (Briarwood) Leth-
argic, go-nowhere story of an emotion-
ally frigid race-car driver (Al Pacino)
who learns to loosen up via his term-
inally-ill girlfriend (Marthe Keller).
The two of them traipse around a nice-
ly-photographed Europe, but the story
often seems barely alive. **
Oh, God! (Briarwood) Carl Reiner
(the mastermind behind this produc-
tion) has made this film every bit as
good as his 2000 year-old man schtick
with Mel Brooks. In other words,
BOMB. *1/2
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
(Fox Village) A sachirine-injected kids'
flick from the Disney assembly-line.
Made in '59, it stars a pre-Bondian Sean
Connery. Ages 8-12.

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December 9
CINEMA
Animal Crackers and Cocoanuts (Old
A&D, Animal Crackers at 7:00 and
10:00, Cocoanuts at 8:30) Two early
Marx brothers flicks, both with the in-
famous Zeppo. Should make for a more
than enjoyable evening, although
beware of lousy sound in Cocoanuts (it
was made in '29). ***%
Casablanca (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and
9:00) The best. There are more im-
mortal moments here than in just about
any film in existence. Michael Curtiz
directed. ****
Marathon Man (Nat Sci Aud, 7:30 and
9:45) Director John Schlesinger (Mid-
night Cowboy) doesn't quite succeed in
intergrating a potentially intriguing
Nazi sub-plot into this mystery-thriller,
but the film stands on its suspenseful
elements alone. With Dustin Hoffman
and Laurence Olivier, who will cause
you to have serious doubts about even
stepping into a dentist's office again. Is
it safe? ***
EVENTS
Ski Swap - This years annual ski
swap is destined to be the best yet;
Sports Coliseum at 5th and Hill, 4-9 p.m.
Back Alley Players/Actors Ensemble
- Three one-act plays will be presented
in Schorling Auditorium, School of Edu-
cation at 8 p.m.
Dance - The Dance Department
presents its end of the year finale
"Moving Right Along": Studio Theater,
8 p.m.
Classical Studies - The Seligson
Players will perform Menander's
"Somia, Woman from Samos" in East
Quad Auditorium at 8 p.m.
Astronomical Film Festival - World
renowned Jim Loudon will run his com-
mentary along with a "Venus" film,
The Clouds of Venus, at 8:10 p.m.
(come earlier for Voyager recording
part 4, 7:40 p.m.): Auditorium 3, MLB.

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Canterbury House - "Jaques Brel Is
Alive and Well and Living in Paris" will
be presented in the Union's Pendleton
Room at 8 p.m.
Music School-Symphony Band does
its thing in Hill Auditorium at 8 p.m.
saturday.
December 10
The Producers and The Twelve
Chairs (MLB 3, The Producers at 7:00
and 10:15, The Twelve Chairs at 8:35)
Aside from Mel Brooks' clowning,
there's nothing particularly amusing
about The Twelve Chairs. The Produc-
ers has its dead spots, but is so fever-
ishly maniacal that it is one of the few
examples around of pure, unmitigated
lunacy. The classic "Springtime for
Hitler" number must be seen to be be-
lieved. ***I/2
Take the Money and Run (Angell Aud
A, 7:00, 8:45 and 10:00) Woody Allen's
first picture has its rough spots but
quite a few superb giggles as well. With
Janet Margolin. ***
EVENTS
Ski Swap - The second day of the ski
swap is bound to turn up surprises;
Sports Coliseum at 5th and Hill, 4-9 p.m.
Back Alley Players/Actors Ensemble
- Three one-act plays will be perform-
ed in Schorling Auditorium, School of
Education at 8 p.m.
Dance - The Dance Department pre-
sents its year-end' special "Moving
Right Along": Studio Theater, 8 p.m.
Eclipse Jazz - Pianist Oscar Peter-
son will perform his antics in Hill Audi-
torium, 8 p.m.
Canterbury House - "Jaques Brel Is
Alive and Well and Living in Paris" will
be presented in the Union's Pendleton
Room at 8 p.m.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society - Pre-
sents "Patience" in the Mendelssohn
Theater at 2 and 8 p.m.
Ark - Friends of Fiddler's Green:
1421 Hill, 8:30 p.m.

TAe Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio, musicians who achieved stardom in the late '50s perform
music with a "calypso beat" at the Black Sheep Repertory Theatre in Man-
chester.

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sunday
December 11
CINEMA
Mr. Deeds goes to Town (Old A&D,
7:00 and 9:05) Typical Frank Capra,
which means funny, enjoyable senti-
mentality. With Gary Cooper and Jean
Arthur. ***
EVENTS
Working Women - In East Quad,
Rm. 126,7 p.m. a multi-media presenta-
tion of slides, readings, poetry and film
will be shown on "Working Women's
Lives, Our Struggle."
PTP - Little Theater of the Deaf,
"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight":
Mendelssohn, 2, 8 p.m.
Residential College - The annual
Christmas concert is certainly a tasty
treat to see in the East Quad Auditori-
um, 8p.m.
Music School - Philharmonia,
Chamber Choir will be in Hill Auditori-
um at8p.n.
Baroque-For all going Baroque there
will be some chamber music in the
Cady Room of th Stearns Building at 8
p.m.
monday
December 12
CINEMA
Triumph of the Will (Old A&D, 7:00
only, free showing) A visually and
morally stunning historical epic, forged
from the Nuremburg rally of 1934 by the
great German director Leni Riefen-
stahl (Olympiad). The architectural
compositions are highly reminiscent of
the golden period in German silent
cinema which produced such works as
Lang's Metropolis. ****
EVENTS
Music School - Three important
presentations from the Symphony Or-
chestra, Wind Ensemble and Choir in
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
tuesday
December 13
CINEMA .
Rocky (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and 9:15)
Do Americans want unadulterated sen-
timentality? Just ask last year's movie
ticket takers. You all know the story;
Doo-doo deeeeee. Dee-dee doooooo.
***1/2
The Jazz Singer (Old A&D, 8:00 only,
free showing) The first sound film ever
made stars Al Jolson, and outside of
any historical interest it's nothing but a
big, bloody bore. *
EVENTS
Black Sheep Repertory Theatre -
The Kingston Trio superstars of the six-
ties perform music with a calypso beat.
7 and 9:30 p.m. 117 E. Main St., Man-
chester.
Hopwood Prize Program - Eudora
Welty, Pulitizer winner reads some of
her work, principally short stories.
Rackham Amphitheatre 4 p.m. .

Benefit Dance - Tenants Union spon-
sors a concert/dance featuring the
Tucker Blues Band, Prismatic Band
and II-V-I Orchestra. At the Union Ball-
room at 9 p.m.
wednesda~
December 14
CINEMA
Rocky (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and 9:15)
See listing for Tuesday.
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thursday
December 15
CINEMA
Rocky (Angell Aud A, 7:00 and 9:15)
See listing for Tuesday.
EVENTS
Musical Society - Presentation of
"The Nutcracker," Tchaivkovsky's
famous winter ballet. Power Center at 8
p.m.
International Center - A Christmas
Tree Decorating Party, interested par-
ticipants should bring musical in-
struments. At the MI League. 2-5 p.m.
Niteries
Second Chance - McCaffrey rocks
through Sunday. On Monday, it's the
Mojo Boogie Band and Struttin'. Mugsy
plays for a solid rock week from
Tuesday to Sunday the 18th. The
Rockets, riding high on their debut al-
bum "Love Transfusion," will perform
on Monday, Dec. 19. Then Masquerade
fills out the month with an extended
engagement. The cover charge varies.
Abigail's - Bogart, a fairly compe-
tent rock group, rocks this weekend.
Sometimes their music tends to be
lame, but at other times Bogart is as
tight as any good bar band comes. $2.00
cover charge.
The Roadhouse - The Tucker, Blues
Band gets down with the R&B on
Friday and Saturday. $2.00 cover
charge.
The Blind Pig - Wendall Harrison,
renown blues artist, performs this
weekend. Blind Pig Records recording
artist Boogie Woogie Red plays the
blues and boogie on the piano on Mon-
day. Jazz pianist Larry Manderville
and Friends play mainstream jazz on
Thursday. $1.50 cover charge.
Mr. Flood's - the strains of blue-
grass will be heard this weekend by the
Red Mountain String Band. Then
musical flavor shifts to C&W with the
Tillson-Pierson Band on Wednesday.
The Ark - Friends of Fiddler's
Green, a Toronto-based Traditional
British folk club, performs this Friday
and Saturday. Helen Scheneyer, a
British balladeer, sings on Sunday.
Admission is $3.00.
Blue Frogge - "Disco Fever" is
rampant every night except Sunday.
Monday through Wednesday, the cover
is one slim dollar. Thursday and the
weekend, the cover is $1.00 for students
and $2.00 for everyone else.

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Reading by
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Fiction Writer
Pulitzer Prize Winner, 1973

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