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February 27, 1977 February 27, 1977


ha~acin gs

events and entertainment
week of Feb. 27-March 5


Note: 7e decadline for placint. noices
of enterainmen/i en ts in the Sunday
Magazinc ifappeni ('s Calcndar is ten
days before the Sunday on which the-v
will aphear. (ntw li S/imsonn at
all Twee k
Wizards - (Campsi - A new cartoon
feature, re ently banned in Maryland,
from the animation studios that brought
you Fritz the Cat.
Rocky - (Fifth F'rum) - This film,
about a prizefighter's last chance, is gar-
nering critical acclaim, public adoration
and AcademY Award nominations for
Sylvester Stalloie and Talia Shire-two
actors you'll be h-a'inig a lot about in
the next few weeks.
Fun with Dick and Jane---(Michigan)-
George Segal and Jane Fonda in a flat,
uneven comedy.
Nework-(State)-Sure to be a heavy
contender in the Oscar sweepstakes, this
Satire boasts the talents of screenwriter
Paddy Chayefskv, Faye Dunaway, Wil-
liam Holden and t' late Peter Finch.
The Sentinel-(Fox Village)-Another
occult thriller, unreviewed at this time,
that follows in the trendy footsteps of
the Exorcist. With any luck, this film
will outclass it.
Freaky Friday-f Wayside)-Jodie Fs-
ter and Barbara Harris play mother and
daughter respectively in this identity
switcheroo from the Walt Disney studios.
Twilight's Last Gleaming-(The Mov-
ies, Briarwood)-A tale of a political kid-
napping, starring Burt Lancaster.
Cassandra Crossing - (The Movies,
Briarwood)-Terror aboard a transEuro-
pean express. Sophia Loren was voted
"World Film Favorite" by the Hollywood
Foreign Press Association for her come-
back role in this picture.
Voyage of the Damned-(The Movies,
Briarwood)-An international cast in the
true and psychologically brutal story of
German Jews in desperate fight from
the Nazis.
A Star Is Born-(The Movies, Briar-
wood) - Streisnnd's indulgent contribu-
tion to the dearth of re-made movies.
But Barbara as a rock star? Come
Gods of the Plague-(Cinema 11, Aud.
A, 7 & 9)-This 1969 film by German
New Wave director Ranier W. Fass-
" binder promises to be a stark visual and
psychological interpretation of the Amer-
ican gangster-film genre.
Tunnel vision-(Mediatrics, Nat. Sci., 7
8:30 & 10)-This looks like the sequel to
The Groove Tube, a 1974 compulation of
skits from the PBS TV show. "The Great
American Dream Machine," which was
a pretty bland affair that featured a rel-
ative unknown at that time, Chevy
Chase. This film also stars Chase and
members of the "Not-Ready-For-Prime-
Time-Players" from "NBC's Saturday
Night Live!" in weird, sometimes idiotic
cinematic antics.
Ossesione and Senso-(Ann Arbor Film
Co-op, MLB 4, Ossesione at 7, Senso at
9:15)-Two early films from Italian di-
rector Luchino Visconti. Ossesione was
Viscontin's first film, a neo-realist study'
of obsession and guilt, miles apart from
the Hollywood interpretation of the mur-
der theme in The Postman Always Rings
Twice. Senso is Visconti's lush and beau-
tiful account of Garibaldi's military cam-
paign in the 1860's. Both films are sub-
Edvard Munch-(Cinema Guild, Arch.
Aud., 7:30 only) - Documenta y film-
maker Peter Watkins will appear with

his 1976 biography of the Norwegian art-
ist, whose art life have been variously
called expressionistic, post-impression-
istic, and pre-psychotic.
Blue Frogge-Tribe, featuring Wendell
Harrison, Charles Moore, and Phil Rane-
ln. $2 cover, $1 for students.
Mr. Flood's Party - Eric Glatz. No
Second ChanceShimmer (rock). $1.50
cover, 4i for students.
UAC--Leo Kottke and Leon Redbone:
lill Aud.
Degree Recital - David Lauth, oboe:
Recital Hall, 2 p.m.
Faculty Chamber Concert - Rackham
Aud., 4 p.m.
The War Game, A Trap - (Cinema
Guild, Arch. Aud., 8 only)-Two docu-
mentaries by visiting filmmaker Peter
Watkins, who will speak afterwards. Ann
Arbor premiere
Blind Pig - Boogie Woogie Band
(blues). $1 cover.
Blue Frogge-Tribe. $2 cover, $1 for
Mr. Flood's Party--Steve Sofferin &
Stu Zonder. No cover.
Second Chance - Windjammer (rock).
$1.50 cover. $1 for students.
UAC--Deniece Williams and The Dra-
matics: Hill Aud.
Composers Forum-Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Ride the High Country-(Cinema Guild,
Arch. And., 7 & 9:05)-Sam Peckinpah's
second major film, before he broke
through with The Wild Bunch. This west-
ern features the considerable talents of
veteran cowboy stars Joel McCrea and
Rudolph Scott.
In the Year of the Pig and The Green
Berets-(Ann Arbor Film Co-op, Aud, A,
7 & 9 respectively)-These two anti-war
films play both ends against the middle
in condemning the Vietnam War. The
Year of the Pig uses news footage and
interviews in a compelling documentary
style, while John Wayne gives a hard-
assed, extremist view of "the military
imperative" as the leader of the Green
Blue Frogge--Tribe. $2 cover, $1 for
Mr. Flood's Party-Gemni. 75c cover.
Second Chance - City Boys (rock).
$1.50 cover, $1 for students.
Degree Recital - Sarah Roth, cello:
Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Land of Silence and Darkness and
Aguirre, Wrath of God-(Ann Arbor Film
Co-op, Aud. A, 7 & 9 respectively)-Two
German films by Werner Herzog making
their Ann Arbor premiere. Subtitled.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and They
Were Expendable-(Cinema Guild, Arch.
Aud., 7 & 9:05 respectively)-A double
bill of John Ford/John Wayne war films.
Look for vibrant colors and action se-
quences, Ford.hallmarks, and fine per-
formances by supporting actors Joanne
Dru, the queen of the Westerns, Robert
Montgomery and Van Johnson.
Blind Pig - Benson-Drelles Quintet
(jazz). $1 cover.

Blue Frogge--Tribe. $2 cover, $1 for
Casa Nova-John Brown and George
Mr. Flood's Party-Tucker Blues Band.
75c cover.
Second Chance-City Boys. $1.50 cover,
50c for students.
University of Michigan Varsity Band~
George Cavender, conductor: Hill Aud.
8 p.m.
Degree Recital - Frederick Marder-
ness, percussion: Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Pepe Le Moko-(Cinema Guild, Arch.
Aud., 7 &9:05)-A splendid example of
French director Julian Duvivier's poetic
realism that reached the height of its
expression in this film about a Parisian
gangster. Subtitled. -
Aguirre, Wrath of God - (Ann Arbor
Film Co-op, Aud. A, 7, 8:45 & 10:30)-A
second evening of Werner Herzog. This
film details the descent into insanity of
a Spanish conquistador in Peru.
State of Seige-(PBC Films, Nat. Sci.
Aud., 7 & 9:15)-Yves Montand stars in
this Costa-Garvas political thriller about
kidnapping and CIA involvement in
Latin America.
Casa Nova-John Brown and George
Mr. Flood's Party-All Directions. 75c.
Second Chance-City Boys. $1.50 cover,
$1 for students.
Musical Society-Czech Philharmonic:
Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m.
Robert Altman Festival - Andrew A.
Sarris: Rackham And., 7:30 p.m.
Degree Recital - E. Duane Cochran,
violin: Recital Hall, 8 .p.m
Degree Recital-Arthur Vidrich, DMA
organ: Hill Aud., 8 p.m.
McCabe and -Mrs. Miller - (Cinema
Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05)-Robert Alt-
man's most beautiful and stylish film.
Features dazzling and inventive cinema-
tography and knock-out performances
from Julie Christie and Warren Beatty.
A reworking of the standard Western
film, softened and remolded into a poig-
nant and meaningful mood piece. Music
by Leonard Cohen.
The Story of Adele H. - (Cinema II,
Aud. A, 7 & 9)-Truffaut paints a com-
pelling portrait of 19th century roman-
ticism in this t ru e story of a
young girl's tragic devotion to. an aloof
soldier. Stars Isabel Adjani.
The African Queen-(Mediatrics, Nat.
Sci., 7:30 & 9:30)-Humphrey Bogart and
Katharine Hepburn battle the jungles
and the Germans in this ever-popular
John Huston classic.
The Pink. Panther - (Ann Arbor Film
Co-op, MLB 4, 7 & 9)-Peter Sellers in
his first incarnation as Inspector Clous-
sean, the bumbling French detective
searching for the f a b u 1 o u s diamond
stolen by jewel thief David Niven. Also
starring Robert Wagner, Claudia Car-
dinale and Capucine.
The Return of the Pink Panther-(Ann
Arbor Film Co-op, MLB 3, 7 & 9:15) -
Eleven years later, Sellers returns to the
screen as Clousseau, once again teamed
with director Blake Edwards, who em-
phasizes visual comedy in this insane
sequel that co-stars Christopher Plum-
Casa Nova-John Brown and George
Mr. Floods Party-Acme Bluegrass Co.
$1.50 cover.
Pretzel Bell-RFD Boys. $1.50 cover.

Second Chance--City Boys. $2.50 cover
$2 for students.
Golden Falcon - George Overtre
King of Hearts-(Ann Arbor Film Co
op, MLB 3, 7 only)-One of the best-loved
films in Ann Arbor, this wartime fantasy
features outrageous comedy and tender
sentiments that reconcile the differences
between illusion, insanity, and reality.
Alan Bates is marvelous as the bungling
hero who saves a town full of lunatics
and falls in love with them. This film
also stars Genevieve Bujold in one of
her first major roles.
Bed-Sitting- Room - (Ann Arbor Filmn
Co-op MLB 3, 9 onl)-An obscure, but
hilarious film by Richard Lester, who
previously directed "A Hard Day's
Night." Starring Dudley Moore and Rita
Morgan! -_. (Ann Arbor Film Co-op,
MLB 4, 7 only)-One of the best English
comedies of the 1960's-swinging and off-
beat with David Warner and Vanessa
(Loves of) Isadora-(Ann Arbor Fiir
Co-op, MLB 4, 9 only) -Vanessa Red
grave is dazzling as free-spirit Isador;
Duncan, who dances her way througl
heartache and romance to glamorous de-
The Story of Adele . - (Cinema II
Aud. A, 7 &: 9)-See Friday's listings.
Casa Nova-John Brown and Georg
Golden Falcon - George Overstree
Mr. Flood's Party - Acme Bluegras
Co. $1.50 cover.
Pretzel Ball-RFD Boys. $1.50 cover.
Second Chance-City Boys. $2.50 cover
$2 for students.
tv tips
ALL WEEK-It's Elvis week for all
you fans on Channel 7's 4:00 movie and
if you. can't stand Elvis there's always
"Movies Till Dawn," a new feature for
insomaniacs and speed freaks on Channel
62. Films begins around midnight and
run til 6 a.m., so if you're up al night
cramming for an exam, you might wani
to take a short break to catch up on the
latest adventures of Billy the Kid (played
by Buster Crabbe) and all the other B-
picture heroes of the Gower Gulch
SUNDAY -Andre Previn conducts the
Pittsburgh Symphony in an analysis of
Mozart's piano works (Ch. 56, 8 p.m.).
Lou Gordon: Confessions of a Cocaine
Smuggler (Oh. 50, 11 p.m.).
MONDAY - Titanic, a re-creation of
the sinking of the 1912 luxury liner, star-
ring Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Wag-
ner (Ch. 50, 9 p.m.). TomorrQw-Hustler
publisher Larry Flynt is scheduled (Ch'
4, 1 a.nm.).
WEDNESDAY-Back to back specials
featuring John Denver and Dorothy Ha-
mil (Ch. 7, 8 p.m.). Liv Ullmann with
Dick Cavett (Ch. 56, 10-p.m.).
THURSDAY - The Goodies - even
Prince Charles prefers these English cut-
ups to Monty Pyhton. Watch and see why
(Ch. 56, 10:30 p.m.).
FRIDAY - Night of the Living Dead,
horror film addicts' favorite about a
plague of zombies in Pennsylvania. (Ch.
7, 12:45 a.m.).
SATURDAY-Two and a half hours of
Mary Hartman (Ch. 13, 11:30). Need any-
thing else be said?
Happenings film revielvs are writte
by Daiv d B. Keeps. Happenings bars
and events are compiled by fin Sinson.

1'IKE SOME MAGICAL beast, down-
town Ann Arbor is transforming it-
self, changing shape before our eyes.
Some familiar old buildings are being
resurrected with new faces - others. not
so lucky, are being torn from the ground
like teeth to make way for new struc-
tures. Streets ultimately will be widened
and re-routed, parks and plazas will be-
gin to sprout up here and there between
the stores and offices.
To the casual observer, all this activity
may seem largely spontaneous and un-
directed. Much of it admittedly is. But
city officials have made some effort to
guide the transformation of downtown in
directions they hone will be pleasant and
healthy for Ann Arbor.
One result of that effort has been the
Comprehensive P'an for Downtown Ann
Arbor (or Downtown Plan) nrepared by
the city Plannino De'nrtment in late 1975
and ado'ed ,v "ity Conil in Febrrirv
of 1976. Tn thi; doimprnt, city officials
and citi-, or'-ns collaborated to set
o"t the mod tvhe hone to see realized
in the nt d-^ade.
Yet many portions of *he Plan have
already come under public attack, and
much of the rest has been ignored by
developers be-aise the city has been
unable to enforce its provisions in any
way -



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THE DOWNTOWN PLAN is not a new
idea. In 1962, the anxiety. brought by
the opening of Arboriand shopping cen-
ter resulted in a Downtown Guide for
Action which directed the improvements
one sees today on Main Street: wide
promenades, trees: parking ramps, etc.
But the present Plan, like much of the
other activity going on downtown, is
very much a response to the arrival of
Briarwood Mall - and to fears that Ann
Arbor might somehow slip into urban
decay unless somebody stops it.
One of the major proponents of the
Downtown Plan has been Ann Arbor To-
morrow (AAT), a nonprofit organization
of business and community leaders de-
voted to promoting downtown develop-
ment. Former City Manager Guy Lar-
com is the Executive Director of AAT.
There are three major thrusts to the
Downtown Plan. First, it separates the
central business district into low-inten-
sity and high-intensity development areas
and sets aside certain parts of the dis-
trict as "character conservation areas."
Second it outlines improvements and
changes to be made in several parts of
the downtown area. And third it recom-
mends action of traffic flow, parking,.
and automobile alternatives.
4 (rORDING TO THE Plan, most of
the bei'dings on either side of Main
Strec'. from Kingsley to William, as we'l
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as those along Liberty and in the State
Street shopping area, are to be preserved
and protected from further development.
Hlron between Second and State, how-
ever (the so-called "Huron Corridor") is
to be developed intensively; heavy auto-
mobile traffic, dense land use and high
buildings will be permitted, for instance.
"This. we hope will avoid the head-on
conflicts with new development which
we'd otherwise get," says Larcom. The
Planning Department is presently work-
ing out changes in the city zoning ordi-
nance to reflect this aspect of the Plan.
In the area of improvements, the
Downtown Plan recommends:
" Large-scale changes in the North
Central downtown area, including a park
facing the Farmer's Market and a near-
bv pedestrian mall on Detroit Street be-
tween- Fourth and Fifth Avenues
* Similar improvements to the West
Side Commercial area west of Main
" Development of tree-lined walkways
along the Liberty Corridor between the
State Street shopping area and the rest
>f downtown, including a park at the
:orner of Liberty and Division.
There has been little grumbling with
hese provisions of the Plan. But the
hird section,- which deals with traffic
and narking. has stirred up a hot contro-
versy inrecent months.
( N THE FACE of things, there seems
little in the Plan's recommendations
or auto use to which one can object.
[he strategy has been to encourage shop-
pers to drive (or bus, bike, or walk)
downtown rather than to the suburban
nalls. Those who drive will be able to
>ark their cars in any of several city-
>wned parking structures within walk-
ng or bus distance of their destinations.
The Plan proposes no major changes
in the present downtown traffic circqia-
ion (except to discourage and perhaps
liminate traffic on State Street between
Libertyand William). But it does recom-.
rend a short public transit loop, in-
reased attention to pedestrian and bike
anes, and construction of several new
arking structures on the edges of down-
It is the business of parking structures
-hat has been the first roadblock to city


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implementation of
When the Mayor's
Parking made its
mending the con
parking ramos, it
reaction from loe<
and somne merch;
prospect of incre-
There have bee
New development
for instance is an
Plan. But little i
made in the down
And the city has,
tract any new co
along the Huron C
Some of this is
among develoers
is the faut of the
"The critics hav
plain about city
Council member ,
Fourth Ward) wh
parking committee
lems is that ever
and cherish dow
whatever you trv t
gets controversial
And the city nos
anisms for enfor
headstrong develo
do without it.
com says. "Th
that what is p'ann
be done. All we c
it in their faces."
But the most pr
to be the matter
provements spelled
Arbor property ow
iously suspicious o
As Kenworthy note
vitalizing downtowi
somebody else's m-
Still, changes a
city has already ar
inance to allow re
downtown storefron
ment buildings. /
Planning Departm
of overhauling the
into line with the
cil, earlier this m
for the proposed p
Liberty and Divisi
Even more- imi
agreed to set up -
consider the estab
town Developmen
Such an Authority
organizational devi
money into downt
Ann Arbor Ton
drawn up a 'set of
ties for the Author
Council vote to est
says he hopes to s
by midsummer.
"Of course," he
kinds of complicate
One has been the
ple like Republican
and mayoral cand
(Fifth Ward). But
withdrawn his obi
concept. "I was afr
a new layer in tl
wouldn't be respons
says. "But I've cha
it now."
Belcher says he
must take a leadir
develonment of the
"We're 'eeting to
he says. "We can't
kind of fatal errors
or that other citie
Mike Norton is


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PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS-Farmer's Market-North Central Area: (1) Improve sidewalks along Fourth Avenue and
Catherine Street with more landscaping and safer crosswalks. (2) Create a mid-block pedestrian way from the City park-
ing lot to Fourth Avenue. (3) Close Detroit Street to through traffic between Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue creating a
pedestrian mail. Visually link Jones School playfield and the City Market with landscaping. West Side Commercial Area:
(4) Street tree planting, pedes'trian lighting, street furniture and sidewalk paving should be priority projects along First,
Ashley, Liberty and Washington Streets. (5) Mini-parks and parking areas should be considered on these corners. (6) This
alley should be a pedestrian connection between parking and commercial areas. Commercial frontage should then open
onto the alley. Liberty Street: (7) Main and Liberty Streets should have direct links with the Fourth and William Parking
Structure. (8) The Federal Building Plaza should be an introduction to a portion of Liberty Street that is characterized by
building setback areas which contain street trees on both the public rights-of-way and private land. (9) The Liberty-Divi-
sion park should also mark the entrance to this "green portion" of Liberty Street and serve as an entrance to a pedestrian
pathway linking Liberty Street, the City parking.lot, and Public Library. (10) The State Street Shopping area should con-
tain additional pedestrian amenities. Widened sidewalks and the eventual discouragement or elimination of through traffic
on State Street would greatly improve the environment for the large number of pedestrians'using this area.

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