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Saturday, January 29, 1977

THE MICHIGAN PA1LY

Page Three

Saturday, January 29, 1977 THE MICHIGAN I~AILY

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events and entertainment
week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4

This week's Happenings fin' i1series the best of a not too'
rez 'ws were uritft n by Chris great lot. *"
to ierwsatererand Mrks-il Rocky - (Fifth Forum) - A
topher Potter 4nd Mark . new film which has been getting
all weegood reviews.
COMMERCIAL CINEMA sau rd a y
Black Eranuelle - (Campus) CINEMA
-The Giraffe and The Zebra A Streetcar Named Desire -
are certainly two of the most (Cin. II, Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9) -
unlikely fairybook personages in America's greatest play gets
the animal kingdom, and Black suitably ,memorable s c r e e n
Emanuelle includes a long, ly- treatment in the assured handsa
rical shot of two herds of them of director Elia Kazan (not sur-
grazing together on the Kenyan prising - he also did the stage
plains, united in a silent hymn version). As the deadly-matched!
to Thp Peaceable Kingdom. Pre- protagonists, Marlon Brando
dictably, it's the only redeeming and Vivien Leigh give perform-
moment in this long-awaited ances that will live as-long as
third installment of the graphics film endures as an art me-3
of Europe's most celebrated sex dium. *'**
android, whose name and arti-Sleuth - (Mediatrics, Nat.
facts have been reassembledISci. Aud., 7 & 9:30) - Aging
here in an American black mystery writer (Laurence Oliv-
(Karin Schubert) and relocated ier) and young antique 'dealer'
in the wilds of Africa. Bomb. (Michael Caine) wage a laby-'
The Enforcer - (State) -- rinthian and deadly game of on-
Dirty Harry Callahan once again going one-upmanship that fairly
gets to vent his spleen against oozes with overspills of bigo'ry,
the assorted toadies, incompe- class warfare, sado-masochism
tents and liberals impeding his and other sundry perversions.
tortuous path to jus'ice, while It's fascinating, but you might
single-handedly cleaning up on just as well go see the original
a group of terrorists. Not too stage play instead. *%f
bad for this type. . Beatlemania - Magical Mys-
A Star is Born - (The Movies, tery Tour - (Ann Arbor Filmj
Briarwood)-Barbra Streisand's Co-op, MLB 3, 7 only) - This
gargantuan remake of the Jwdy 1968 made-for-British TV Bea-
Garland classic is overwrought ties film provided the basis for
emotionally, underwrought vis- their subsequent album of thej
ually and barren musically. Ap- same name. The movie was
parently a victim of too m yhoroughly panned by UK critics
cooks, from the stories at the time, and as best as I can'
hear. *remember,this is the first time
King Kong - (Mic'hi!an) I've seen it presented in this
The season's other celebrated'country. If nothing else, it should
resurrection really can't be be of nostalgia value.
compared to the original, since Casino Royale -- (Ann Arbor
te rumpete specialrx tly thre Film Co-op, MLB, 9 only) - A
amount t approximatelytree huge and horrible 1967 parody '
seconds of jerky mechanical aoehgead oril197poy
movements with the remaining capitalizing on the James Bond
time devoted to a stuntman run- craze of the period. Six differ-
ning around in a gorilla suit. , ent directors supposedly worked
Otherwise, the mod updating of on this mess at one time or an-
the storyline is only intermittent- o her, and brother, it' shows
ly effective and often irrever- the resulting quagmire contains
ent. **' about five funny minutes of
The Seven Per Cent Solution- Woody Allen and 97 minutes of
(The Movies, Briarwood) - A incoherent tedium. BOMB.
completely sterile, bloodless Holiday - (Ann Arbor Film
"thriller" taken from Nicholas Co-op, MLB 4. 7 & 10:30) -
Meyer's equally stillborn novel 1938 George Cukor film, with,
involving a fanciful teaming of Katherine Hepburn.
Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund I :Married a Witch - (Ann Ar-
Freud to crack a kidnapping co- bor Film, Co-op, MLB 4, 8:45
caine cartel. ** only) - The ghost of a 17th-]
The Pink Panther Strikes century Salem witch returns to
Again - (The Movies, Briar- 1haunt a current candidate for#
wood) - Herbert Lom's fraz- governor, whose ancestors had,
zled Inspector Dreyfus com- burned her at the stake. This is
pletely, takes the play away an absolute gem of a comedy
from Peter Sellers in a brilliant that has been strangely neglect-
comic performance that makes ed over the years; French di-
this. fourth in the Clousseau rector Rene Clair exerts just

the right blend of romance and!
farce as the ghostly visitor r lays
havoc with both the political
campaign and wedding plans of
the harried office-seeker. Fred-
erick March and Veronica Lake
are hilarious in an unlikely com-
ic matchup. ****

EVENTS
Royal Winnipeg Ballet-UMS.,
Power Ctr., 8 p.m.
Rackham Trio - Rackham
Aud., 4 p.m.
Faculty Recital - Rackham
Aud., 8 p.m.
University Wind Ensemble

Laurence Lieberman, poetry
reading. Pendleton Rm., Union,
4:10 p.m.
Music School - benefit con-
cert, David Shifrin, Donald Sin-
ta, saxophone. Mendelssohn
Theatre, 8 p.m.{

Danzas Venezuela - UMS -
Power Ctr., 8p.m.
Christopher Columbus-Arena!
Theatre, 4:10 p.m. (Studio The-
ater).

Three Days of the Condor - and rympnony Janu-ull Aud, w e a n eswa auCINEMA
(Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 & p-m. The Man Who Fell To Earth-
9:05) - An obscure CIA de- !CINEMAh (Ann Arbor Film Co-op, Ang.
coder in New York City inno- , M onday Sweet Movie - (Ann Arbor( Aud. A,7 9)-Nicholas Roeg's
cently stumbles onto an unusual iCINEMAFilm Co-op, Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9) dazzling maelstrom of a film
Middle East code, and xs sub- CE- An x-rated weirdie from the which nestles marginally under
sequently hurtled into terror Panther Pancha - (Human makers of the ungodly weird the science fiction heading, then
when his six co-workers are Development Series, MLB 3, 8 WR: Mysteries of the Orgasm. takes off from there. The pic-
gunned down - apparently by only) - Part I of the famed Apu Whether it will prove entertain- ture requires several viewings
other CIA operatives. The film's Trilogy, this first segment fo- ing as well as strange is any- at a minimum, and even then
murky political angle comes cusing on a young boy's growing body's guess. Ann Arbor pre- it's frankly hard just how pro-
across altogether too fantasy- up in India. Admission is FREE. miere. found many of its scenes are,
tinged even for these days of EVENTS Johnny Guitar - (Cinema 'and how many simply a case of
cynical revelation, but when it Claude Kipnis Mime Theatre- Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 only) ~ the sometimes over-elaborate
concentrates on its thriller as- PTP - Power Center, 8 p.m. This remains a big plum in the Roeg showing off cinematical-
pects. Condor becomes a rea- critical pie of the French New ly. ****
sonably malleable product. Rob- (now middle-aged) Wave, al- Rules of The Game - (Cine-
ert Redford tones down the star 1 t eSday though the film may strike some ma Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 only) -
quality more than usual, and CINEMA as too "baroque (word cour- Jean Renior's immortal film,
makes his protagonist turn be- dCNM. tesy of Cinema Guild Schedule). which I unfortunately have nev-
lievably frazled or inventive as Hearts and Minds - (Socio- One of the failing points of er had the pleasure of seeing.
the stress situation dictates. *** cinema 00 Film Series, MLBE1, French criticism of American LadBteue -f(Cing.
shows at 4 &z 7:30) - A tremlin- films is their lack of a sense of La Bete Humane -- (Cinema
EVENTS dously disturbing film bout the dialogue nuance, directly at- Guild, Arch. Aud., 9:05 only) -
Royal Winnipeg Ballet-UMS, Vietnam debacle, seen through tributable to their vicarious use' Another famed Renior effort;
Power Ctr., 8 p.m. the eyes of both the war's parti- of English. I've never seen this one either.
cipants and those watching at On the positive side, this film Dr. Zhivago - (People's Bi-
4 home. starring Joan Crawford and centennial Commission, Nat.
Sunday I Admission to this film is free Sterling Hayden is perhaps the Sci. Aud., 8 only) - Yuri and
CINEMA {as part of the Sociocinema Ser- most interesting Western ever Lara among the wolves and the
Ph In Anies. It's as good a bargain as. made, if not the most exciting. Bolshoys. Can schlock be made
Phantom India - (Ann Arbor any this semester, and all locals * 2 enthralling? Despite Julie Chris-
Film Co-op, MLB 4, Part 1 at 7, are urged to unbury their heads Bigger Than Life - (Cinema tie's pouts, despite Omar Shar-
Part 2 at 8, Part 3 at 9) - The from the sand long enough to go; Guild Arch. Aud. 9:05 only) - if's doe-eyes, the answer always
second half of Louis Malle's crit- seeWit.**M*u! A stricken school teacher suc- t - albeit shamefacedly - turns
'ically-acclaimed 1968 documen- White heat - (Cinema Guild, cessfully undergoes life-saving1out to be yes. Go see it again.***
tary on India. There will be a Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05) - Not a cortisone treatments, but the! EVENTS
single charge for all three seg- new brand of, Tequila but a mind-altering side effects of the Christopher Columbus-Arena
ments. gangster film with twists, fea- drug turn him into a psychotic Theatre, 4:10 p.m.
turing Jimmy Cagney in top tyrant in his own home. This Patrick Patillo - poetry read-
Experimental Films - (Cine- form. His virtuoso portrayal of 1956 Nicholas Ray film was i ing. Guild House, 7:30.
ma II, Aud. A, 7 & 9) - A ser- a neurotic, epileptic power- made too early to include the Music School - Philharmonia-
ies of short films, many of driveh criminal dominated by psychedelic trappings one might; Hill Aud., 8 p.m.
which have previously appeared his mother, dominates the film; expect of such a theme, and Warsaw Quintet - UMS:
at The Ann Arbor Film Festi- it overshadows previous sugar- proceeds more as a "case his- Rackhain Aud., 8:30 p.m.
val. No doubt interesting, but coated industry efforts which in- tory"-type melodrama. But even -
approach with caution. cluded Cagney dying on the here one can feel Ray's pulsa- '*
Smile - (Cinema Guild, Arch, church steps (in The Roaring ions of menace and apocalypse
Aud., 7 & 9) - Director Michael Twenties), and one which hadI lurking just beneath the surface.
Ritchie's simpering, sneering Edward G. Robinson joining a As the teacher, James Mason is CINEMA
pot shot at Middle America in monastery. Made in 1949 with a litile diffIcult to believe in the 'The Conformist - (Cinema
the form of a "farcical" expose Hitler and the A-bomb fresh on! role of a middle-class Aneri- $ Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05)-
of a fictional teen-age beauty everyone's mind. White Heat is can suburbanite, but he tries -
pageant (how can a beauty pag- certainly director Raoul Walsh's hard and is assisted by an ex-
eant study not be farcical?) One - and probably Cagney's - best cellent supporting cast including
of the more offensive films of effort. **** an uncomic Walter Matthau.***
recent times, this stultifyingly The Clockmaker - (Ann Ar- EVENTS I ANN ARBOR C
superior put-down has been tak- bor Film Co-op, Ang. Aud. A, Music School - Japanese Mu-
!en to-heart by an astonishingly 7 & 9)- sic concert: Rackham Aud., 8 pre
large number of New York film EVENTS p.m.
critics - which makes one won- Music school/PAIC - Music -- --CONTEMPOR
der if they really know what's at Midday, Laurie Sommers,
going on anywhere outside The violin. Pendleton Room, Union,
Big Apple. * 12:10 p.m.

Bernardo Bertolucci's film of a,
young Italian who joins Musso-
lini's secret police in order to
gain some feeling of emotional
solidity in an increasingly dis-
integrating society. The film's
prevailing theory that moral
perversion led to the political
insanity of the times may be as
dubious as in The Damned or
Cabaret, but Bertolucci's direc-
toral talents are so awesome
that they totally envelope any
thematic shortcomings that may
exist. A perverse and brilliant
film. ***
The African Queen - (Media-
trics, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7:30 &'
9:30)-Bogie and Kate and you
know the rest. The best love-
d ventiire, storv of the '50's. **

Woody Allen play ressurecting
Bogie as Everyman' s ideal.
H e r b e r t Ross's direction is
somewhat stagebound w.hle n
placed next to Allen's self-pro-
duced pictures, but the basic,
very funny play script remains
virtually intact. ***
Logan's Run-(Couzens Film
Co-op, Couzens Cafeteria, 8 &
1d)-A post-apocalypse tale of
a 23rd Century city housing the
remnants of humanity, and of
the efforts of two individualists
to escape its stagnant confines.
The first half of the film is
promising; the second half falls
flat on its face, largely through
a noxiously obtrusive, mood-de-
molishing performance by the
once-talented Peter Ustinov. =**%/
EVENTS
MARC-Caveat Auditore per-
forming late Medieval, Renais-
sance music: Cook Room, Law
Quad, 8 p.m.
Chamber Choir-Music School:.
Hill Aud., 8 p.m.
Charles M i n g u s Quintet:
Union Ballroom, 8 & 10:30 p.m.

The Story of Adele H-(Cine-
ma II, Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9) -
Francois Truffaut's recent study
of \infatuation carried to its ex-
treme, detailing Adale Hugo's
psychotic round-the-world pur-
suit of a young army officer who
couldn't care less about her.
Falling in love with love is the
name, of the game here, and
while Truffaut's direction is
rather stolid, Isabelle Adjani's
virtuoso depiction of the obsess-
ed heroine manages to bring
the enterprise off.***
Take the Money and Run-
(Ann Arbor Film Co-op, MLB
3, 7, 8:30 & 10:30)-The chron-
icle of hardened con Virgil
Starkwell's descent into sin and
degradation. Woody Allen's first
self-directed film proves a little
rough around the edges, but re-
mains in some ways superior
to his more opulent later
efforts.
Play It Again, Sam-(Ann Ar-
bor Film Co-op, MLB 3, 7, 8:45
& 10:30)-Film version of the

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ANN ARBOJRI

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TONIGHT in the
MODERN LANGUAGES BUILDING
B EATLEMAN IA-MAGICAL
MYSTERY TOUR
(The Beatles, 1964-1967) 7:00 ONLY-MLB 3
See John, Paul, George, and Ringo sing "Fool on the Hill," "Your
Mother Should Know," and more in this extraordinarily entertain-
Ing and funny film. "Come with us now to that special place,
where the eyes of man have never set foot!" With the Bonzo Dog
Doo Dah Band and other assorted freaks and oddities. Also, rare
early footage of the foursome in Liverpool, recording sessions with
zany interviewers, and the pandemonium that was Beatlemania.
CASINO ROYALE
(John Huston, etc., 1967) 9:00 ONLY-MLB 3
A shimmering combination of slipstick black comedy, corny jokes,
sipgy oneliners, triple entendres, gorgeons girls, parody, spoof,
fantastic sets, costumes and gimmicks, underlined by the famous
score by-Burt Bacharach, Woody Allen, Peter Sellers, Ursala An-
dress, Orson Welles, Deborah Kerr, Peter O'Toole, and more.
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HOLI DAY
(George Cukor, 1938) 7 & 10:30-MLB 4
Katherine Hepburg plays Linda Seton, an unconventional daugh-
ter complettly out of sympathy with the values of her conserva-
tive, wealthiy banker father, and her snobbish sister. The only
person she feels comfortable with is her sister's off-beat fiance-
Cary Grant. Immediately drawn to each other, their glorious
throws social conventions. Screenplay from the playrby Philip
thirties verbal games give way to a spiritual affinity which over-
Barry (THE PHILADELPHIA STORY). Lew Ayres, Edward Everett
Horton, Binnie Barnes.
MARRIED A WITCH
(Rene Clair, 1942) 8:45 ONLY-MLB 4
Veronica Lake, Fredric March, Susan Hayward, and Robert Bench-

ROBERT REDFORD in 1975
THREE DAYS' OF THE CONDOR
A post Watergate thriller about a cool CIA employee who is on the
run from a mass murder in his office. He begins to wonderif there is
a CIA within the CIA and with the unwilling help of a woman he
abducts (Faye Dunaway) he looks for the answer. Also starring Cliff
Robertson and Max Von Sydow.
Sunday: SMILE
TON IGH T AT OL D A RC H. A UD.
CINEMAGUILD 7 001& 9:05T Admnission $1.50
ELIA KAZAN'S 1951
MARLON BRANDO in
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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