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Saturday, September 25, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

Saturday, September 25, 1976


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events and entertainment
week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1

HAPPENINGS fimn reviewsi
are written by Christopher
all week
Mean Streets - (Campus) -
Martin Scorcese catapulted to
fame with this stunning direc-
torial debut with this brilliant,1
atmospheric film about a young
New York mafioso faced with
the moral dilemma of savingi
his best friend who is on the
outs with a jittery loan shark
and also with the protagonist's
godfather uncle, or protecting
his own future by doing nothing.
T h i s powerful and original i
drama pre-dated Scorcese's cur-
rent Taxi Driver by two years,
and in many ways surpasses;
his sensuous direction is com-
plemented memorably by Har-
vey Keitel as the sensitive but
craven young mobster, and by
Robert DeNiro who makes a
veritable cinematic ballet out of
his portrayal of Keitel's free-,
flung, psychotically self-destruc-
tive friend. **
Hester Street - (Campus) -
The long-delayed Ann Arbor
premiere about the lives of a
Russian-Jewish immigrant fam-
ily in New York City at the turn
of the century.
The Great Scout and Cathous
Thursday-(State)-A very lam-
entable-sounding Western farce,
with Lee Marvin and Oliver
Reed. This opus is the current
pride and joy of American In-
ternational Pictures-the Grade-
Z outfit of cinematic assembly-
line grist whose pictures are
invariably atrocious, but also in-
variably make m o n e y. And
whad'yd know . . . Cathouse
Thursday has been held over at
the State.
Seven Beauties-(The Movies,
Briarwood) - S e e Saturday
The Return of a Man Called
Horse - (The Movies, Briar-
wood)-Richard Harris returns
in this updated sequel to his
gory 1970 Western about an Eng-
lish lord who becomes a full-
fledged member of a Sioux In-
dian tribe. Rated PG, but from
what I've heard about it, prob-
ably not for kids or the faint of
St. Ives-(The Movies, Briar-
wood)-Charles Bronson's latest
neanderthal stomp and, from
my decidely prejudiced perspec-
tive, probably worth avoiding
for moral as well as artistic rea-
Billy Jack - (Fifth Forum)-
The original Left Wn beat-
their-brains-out film; and for all
its simplistic naviety, it seems
quite fresh, spontaneous and
downright charming in contrast
to the posturing, monster-budget
sequel which followed it. Shed
a tear for lost innocence. ***
Tunnel Vision-(Fox Village)
A satirical look at a typical
day's TV fare some twenty
years into the future. To be re-
viewed in depth next week.
The Tenant-(Michigan)-It' s
been said that Roman Polanski
always needs the help of an out-
side writer to set his awesome
directorial abilities spinning; in
The Tenant he has written his
own screenplay, and the third
party inspiration was clearly
lacking-for all his cinematic be-
dazzlements, Polanski is tread-
ing on depressingly familiar
At times, The Tenant seems
almost a verbatum remake of
Repulsion: A meek apartment
dweller begins to have fanta-
sies of some massive plot
against him by the building's
other residents (the audience is
first led to believe these fan-

tasies are quite real; as they
are increasingly revealed as
distortions of the protagonist's
own paranoia, they becoae less
interesting). As his fears grow,
the hero (well-played by Polan-
ski himself) simultaneously be-
gins to lose contact with the out-
side world, turning destructively
inward to his own madness.
Polanski unpacks his usual bag
of tricks to convey his subject's
dementia (creaking noises, dis-
torted rooms, hands grasping
around doorways), but what is
the point? We've seen it all be-,
The Tenant is not without its
moments: Art extended sequence
involving the hero's long, fear-.
ful trek to a sinister bathroom
within the building constitutes{
as frightening an inderlde asJ
I've ever seen in a film. Bt
overall. this film is a very sad,
enterprise. Polanski seems to'
be taking a free ride. content;
to bask in all the old gim-irks
and ideas rather than take a
c h a n c e on something truly}
new. **1/2
sat" rcav
Cven Reartia e - (Cin-mnaI I

in a kingdom where everything N
is pointed except the two of af
them. The most memorable tr
thing I can say about the film pr
is that it is the only movie I m
ever literally fell asleep watch- O
ing-but quite possibly the kids e
will be able to detect something ly
more profound in it than I did. an
The Four Musketeers - (Ann D
Arbor Film Co-op, MLB 3, 7 & vi
9)-The second-and far better
-half of Richard Lester's two ,
part Dumas epic. Part I seemed B
by and large so much filler and C
pointless rowdyism; Part II fin-
ally gets down to brass tacks, R
providing an exciting and often Ila
tragic scope to the assorted hi- fr
jinks involved. Faye Dunaway,
visible only intermittently in the
earlier film, virtually steals le
Four Musketeers with a terrify-
ing, portrait of the treacherous K
Milady. ****
Murmur of the Heart-Cinema 8
Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05)-1
Louis Malle's depiction of the
day-to-day lives of a French'
teen-ager and his family has
gained a measure of notoriety
for its incestuous overtones, but
is reportedly a moving and sen- (A
sitive portrayal of growing up 3
about and apart from the film's ch
more sensational aspects. e
Swingtime-(Ann Arbor Film;th
Co-op, MLB 4, 7 only)-One ofIth
the first F r e d Astaire-Ginger c
Rogers collaborations, involving w
a gambler (Astaire) dreaming
his dreams amidst the woes of
The Depression. R
Gold Diggers of 1933- (AnnI
Arbor Film Co-op, MLB 4, 91tr
only)-No one could glorify the
American female like Busby GI
Berkley for those who have
neverwitnessedthe genius of B
h i s pulchritudinous choreogra-
phy, this anti-Depression revue
contains some of his most spec-
tacular efforts.

ew Wave film about a love tective novel is entertaining, if ing adaptation of the Raymond Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Clements - UAC Major Events Golden Falcon - Melodioso,
fair between a French ac- one can avoid physical disorien- Chandler novel, filmed much -(Ann Arbor Film Co-op, MLB Series, Power Center, 7:30. Latin jazz, 9:30, $1.
ess and a Japanese architect, tation from the director's annoy- better thirty years earlier as, 4, 7 only)-The historical legend Univeristy Symphony Orches- Old Heidelberg - Mustard's
rojected against the lingering ing and pointless perpetual mo- Murder, My Sweet. Robert Mit- of the two famed Western an- tra-Hill Aud., 8 p.m. Retreat, folk, and Tradewinds,
emory of atomic holocaust. tion camera technique. As Philip chum would seem the ideal tagonists is given the usual Sam BARS German polka, 9, no cover.
ne of the most famous films Marlowe, Elliott Gould gives his Philip M a r 1 o w e but proves Peckinpah emphasis - the tra AC Mr. Flood's Party-Red Moun-
ver made, which, unfortunate- best performance in years.*** shockingly ineffective in the gedy of encroaching civilibation Ark-Michael Cooney, 9 p.m., i Mr Blo d 9:t-, Moun-
, I've managed to miss time The Magician-(Cinema Guild, role, as does frantic Charlotte and its corrosive effects on the $2a
nd again over the years. Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05)-Berg- Rampling as his rich-bitch foil. bonds between men. The appli- Bimbo's - Gaslighters, rag- Pretzel Bell-RFD Boys, blue-
oubtless worth at least one man's study of a false medium Even the supposedly vintage- cation of his desolate theme to time, 6, 50c after 8. grass, 10 p.m., $1-1.50.
ewing. is a film that never seems to '40's sets seem TV phony-ish. * real-life heroes seems the ulti- Casa Nova - Sequoia, C&W- Rubaiyat - Celebration, 9, no
EVENTS make up its mind whether it's a The Night of the Hunter-Ann mate and natural extension of Folk, 9, no cover. cover.
A Little Night Music - PTP horror movie or a philosophical Arbor Film Co-op, MLB 3, 8:45 the Peckinpah philosophy, and
est of Broadway Series, Power treatise on man's need for illu- only)-A strange and memor- although studio executives mu-
tr., 2 and 8 p.m. sion in the absence of God-and able film about a half-mad, half- tilated this film to a consider- TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Faculty Chamber Concert - it winds up not being enough of mendacious preacher (brilliant- able. degree, what remains is
ameau, Mozart, Finney, Beg- either. Bergman veterans Max ly played by Robert Mitchum) perhaps the best film the direc-
rian; Rackham Aud., 4 p.m., Von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin and who stalks two young children tor has ever made. Kris Kris-
ee. G u n n a r Bjornstrand perform in order to find a stolen fortune tofferson is good in the part of
BARS faithfully and capably, but in left by the children's convict Billy, but the real revelation of
Golden Falcon - Benson-Drel- many ways The Magician repre- father. This was the only direct- the picture is James Coburn,
s Qt. jazz, 9:30, $1 sents The Master at his stodgy who in the role of Garrett at
Mr Q. Floo's, Prty-wen$1wort. ing asignment ever given actor;
Mr. Flood's Party-Gwen & worst. **%ECharles Laughton and he made last discards the toothy Flint- an evening with SOLOS/DUETS
evin, C&W, no cover, 9:30. E Tthe most of this unexpected side like image that has plagued his
Second Chance - Brainstorm, American Trio-Music School of his talents, creating scene entire career. Coburn gives a
p.m., $1-.50. chamber c o n c e r t, Rackham after scene of stunning and I.erformance of astonishing sen- Co
Aud., 4 p.m. often terrifying lyricism,many great man who has
BARS of them etched like a Grant sold himself and hates himself
mn onday Ark-Host Nite, 9 p.m., 75c. Wood painting, as the evangel- for it-yet must continue to
Blind Pig - Benson-Drelles ist pursues his young prey in a adapt himself to the new scheme
CINEMA Quartet, 9:30 p.m., $1. surrealist cross-country odyssey. of the world. ****
Pickpocket and Mouchette -I Casa Nova - Sequoia, C&W- ***1/2 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo;
Ann Arbor Film Co-op, MLB Folk, 9, no cover. Gri-AnAbrFl o
Pickpocket at 7 only, Mou- Mr. Flood's Party-Longhorn, Repulsion - (Cinema Guild,L Garcia-(Ann Arbor Film Co-
is't~~t0 nlt'~- An~r I75c, 9:30. Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05)-Cather-:OMB4 ny-uo a
hette at 9eonly) -eAneairgofiv,n9:etS.h

arly films by Robert Bresson,
e absolute reigning darling of
ie amateur school of cinemal
riticism. I am not familiar'
ith either work.
Blind Pig - Boogie-Woogie
ed, 9:30, $1.
Golden Falcon-5-2-1 Orches-
a, jazz, 9:30, $1.
Mr. Flood's Party - E r i c
latz, no cover, 9:30.
Second Chance-Mojo Boogie
and, 9, $1-1.50.

ie Ieneuvegives hrone gret 1 1 ~11 tC liQ1tVi
performance in a film in Roman cocted this absurdity as a kind
'n r 'Polanski's famed study of the of cinematic giving of the finger
psychological disintegration of to critics who condemned ex-
CINEMA a young London manicurist cessive violence in his films.
Ivan the Terrible, Part II - Compare this movie with Robert+ Whatever his motivations, Al-'
(Ciriema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 Altman's crude rip-off, Images, fredo Garcia is one of the
& 9:05)-An all-too-rare show- and you'll realize how excep- strangest movies ever made by
ing of the second half of Eisen- tional a filmmaker Polanski is anyone. Vaguely concerning the
stein's final film. Definitely su- when he sets his mind to efforts of an American soldier
perior to Part I, as Ivan gains it. **** of fort'ne (Warren Oats) to
ultimate triumph over the pre- L'Avventura - (Cinema II track down the bounty-priced
tenders to his throne. Certainly 1.Ang. Aud. A. 7 & 9:45)-a wo- head of a slain Mexican casa-1



American Graffiti - (Media-
tries, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7 & 9)-
The end of The Age of Inno-
cence encapsulated in the one-
night revels of soon-to-grow-old
group of high schoolers in the
early '60's. George Lucas' nos-
talgic groping back to a time
of bright-eyed enshieldment is(
orobably the most enjobale film
I have ever seen-but also cer-
tainly one of the saddest, herald-
ing ' iset of the dark wis-
dom war and assassination
whirl- as to fall in on us

Blow-up - (Ann Arbor Film
Co-op, Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9-A
rather classic exposition on the
nebulous quality of reality, in-
volving a young, amoral pho-
tographer w h o accidentally
catches a murder on film, then
is unable to muster up the in-
itiative to do anything about it
as his evidence swiftly fades
into obscurity. Antonioni's qui-
tessential portrait of swinging
mid-'60's London is his most
enjoyable film and displays his

all. *** completer mastery of visual
EVENTS cinema if not, as usual, of
A Little. Night Music - PTP Iplot. ****
Best of Broadway Series open- Wes Side Story-(Ann Arbor
est PofroCadwa Series op Film Co-op, MLB 3, 7 & 9:30)-
er, Power Center, 8 p.m. !BrsensBoda hwgt
Chick Corea and Gary Bur- Bernstein's Broadway show gets;
ton-UAC Eclipse Jazz, Hill tentGran Eithetheater allet
Aud., 8 p.m. Ttrappings of the original prov-
'Pegasus Theatre Troupe -
"Three to Be," R.C. Aud., 8:30 ing surprisingly adaptive to the
on-location realism of the large
BARS screen. Not the end-all filmed
-BR!musical (as Cabaret proved),
Ark-U. Utah Phillips, 9 p.m., but still guaranteed to sweep
$2.50. you off your feet. ****
Bimbo's - Gaslighters, rag- Ivan the Terrible, Part I -
time, 50c after 8. (Cinema Guild, Arch. And., 7 &
Blind Pig -The Tribe, jazz, 9:05) - Eisenstein's decidedly
9:30, $1.50. sympathetic treatment of the,
Golden Falcon - Melodioso, Russian tyrant, characterized by
Latin jazz, 9:30, $1. a kind of grand opera style that
Mr.Flod'sPary-Lnghrn'makes the American viewer a
C aW j 9:30 rty -little getting used to. M ore com-
Prtzl Be9-30B ys8lu-prehensible when shown in its!
Pretzel B 1-1 FD Boys, blue entirety, so make plans to at-
grass, 10, tend Part II Thursday night.***
Rubaiyat - Celebration, 9, no BARS
cover. Golden Falcon - Root, jazz,
Second Chance - Brainstorm, 930-2, $1.
rock, 8, $2-2.50. Mr. Flood's Party -Gemini,
no cover, 9:30.
Second Chance - Lightnin, 9
s d p.m., $1-1.50.

a s p e c t a c ul a r biographi- man mysteriously disappears on nova, Alfredo Garcia simply
cal whitewashing, but riveting Ia small Italian island-her sis- takes off from there-involving
entertainment nonetheless - in- ter and boyfriend embark on an-
cluding a beautiful color seg- extended search, but gradually a one-sided dialogue between
ment in the f i 1 m ' s later I lose interest in the pursuit, and Oates and the severed head that I
stages. **** I pretty much everything else as occupies much of the film, fol-
Alice Doesn't Live Here Any- well. L'Avventura brought fame lowed by three consecutive gory
more-(Ann Arbor .Film Co-op, to director Michelangelo Anto-;climaxes which leave the pic-
Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9 - Martin nioni and generally ranks in im- ture hic ad tistic-
Scorcese's ever - more - famous .tre thematically and artistical-
film of a New Mexico house- portance with Bergman's Sev- ly absolutely senseless. **1
wife who packs up her baggage enth Seal as a cinematic trend-
and her 12-year-old son and setter, but I've never been able EVENTS
strikes out for California fol- to come to grips with it. Steve Goodman and Vassar
lowing her husband's death. - - - - - -
Alice has in some ways become
a sort of metaphor for Women's
Lib, although it would hardly 'd7
seem in step with that par-
ticular banner given its bland, I;4
conventional every - woman's -
dream conclusion. Cinematical-
ly, it also seems out of sorts
with Scorcese's normally mer-
curial presence; in contrast toter e h n h
the electric breathlessenes that
characterizes Mean Streets and BNR
Taxi Driver, Alice just gently
meanders along from scene to!IO
inconclusive scene. ***
Ark-Chilean Evening, 9 p.m., 50c Discount on Admission
ICasa Nova - Sequoia, C&W-
'Folk. 9, no cover. "Ann APremiere
Golden Falcon - Silvertones,
'50-60's rock, 9:30, $1. Rock&Barr
Mr. Flood's Party-Red Moun-
tain String Band, 75c, 9:30.{
fraday HOURS: Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
WEEKLY HOURS: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
CINEMA 516 E. Liberty 994-5350
Farewell, My Lovely - Ann
Arbor Film Co-op, MLB 3, 7 &f3 c
10:30)-A minimally entertain-

SAT, G r y Bur to n
Reserved seats $5, $4, $3 on sale Mon.-Fri. 10-5 at
Michigan Union Box Office. Also available at Schoolkids
Records and at both Discount Records. Information 763-
I .V 40- il (5 (V£kIkT cl~fq 'n
-"SEND !-, ,P.u m ryJ~AOR §Uldi}ttt1(l
-September 24-26
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2p.m. and 8 p.m.
Advance ticket sales and information: Ticket Office,
Mendelssohn Theatre Lobby. (313) 764-0450
Tickets also available through all area Hudsonas


John Newcombe--Nine-time Winbledon champion, Winner of U.S. Open and Word Tennis Championship

Muriel - (Cinema II, Ang.
Aud. A, 7 & 9-A 1963 film by
Alain Resnais, unseen by thisE
Hiroshima, Mon A m o u r -
(Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 &'
9:05)-Resnais' ground-breaking'

The Long Goodbye-(Ann Ar-
bor Film Co-op, Ang. Aud. A,
7 & 9-Robert Altman's film
from the Raymond Chandler de-

Today: Children's Matinee
MLB 3 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30 $1.00
A delightful color animated fantasy for viewers of all ages about
Oblio, the round headed little bo ,and his faithful dog, Arrow,
who are exiled in the Pointless Farest.I'Narrated by Dustin Hoff-
man. Original story and songs by Harry Nilsson. A "classic . . .
that creates a world of its own."-variety.
Tonight in M.L.B.!
(RICHARD LESTER, 1975) 7 & 9
Lovers of THE THREE MUSKETEFRS will be even more thrilled
with Lester's sequel as Dumas' novel is followed to its con-
clusion. A more mature and rich film than the original,
Lester has kept the laughter, satire and swordplay but has
controlled it enough to make a farce into a statement. A fun
and underrated film. Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard
Chamberlain, Michael York, Faye Dunaway, Charlton Heston.
The story-Fred Astaire as a gambler trying to make enough
money to marry the girl back home but meanwhile falling for
Ginger Rodgers-combines opulent fantasy with Depression
realism. "A work of night time frolics very much like TOP
HAT's, but . . .also a middleclass workaday, American world.
It is top hats and empty pockets: Fred as a Depression dandy
hopping a freight car, Ginger being sung to with soap in her
hair "-Arlene Croce. The classic score by Jerome Kern and
nn. - 4h1s l inu A d A ine Rnmane, The Way You Look

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