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m eTHE MICHIGAN DAILY
Arts & Entertainment March 23, 1976 Page Five

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14th ANNUAL COMPETITION:

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By JEFF SORENSEN

fest winners--notable

RUE TO form, the 14th!
annual Ann Arbor Film Fes-
tival was an engaging potpourri
of sometimes interesting, occa-
sionally profound, and often in-
furiating experimental films of+
widely varying quality.+
No single, sweeping statement
about the festival is accurate:
it's true that the event has de-
clined somewhat in importanceJ
in the -past few years, and it's
also true that the vast majority'
of the 30-odd hours of showings
were .depressingly boring. Nev-
ertheless, a few outstanding
films usually serve to redeemI
the value of the event.
This year's winners-as repre-
sented by Sunday evening'si
showings in both the old Arch.-
Aud. and Angell Hall-were no:
exception to the rule.
STILL, ANY viewer will prob-
ably quibble with the judges'
choices for the final showing.
Although most of the decisionst
were laudable, several of the1
winners seemed particularly in-1
appropriate.

or less than 36 minutes of foot- on the outside who are really:
age of an atomic bomb test, the crazy. Hurry Tomorrow is even
work elicited boredom of War-: morethorrifying in its final ef-
holesque proportions.{ fect than Cuckoo's Nest, how-
ever, as we see that the patients
33 Yoyo Triks by P. White are treated like cattle and that
was limited in scope as it was the officials who run the hos-
comprised of a demonstration pital seem unconcerned about
of 33 equally uninteresting yoyo returning the inmates to life on
tricks. The deadpan performer t
provided a few laughs, but not theoutsidek
enogh o wrrat a$10 prze. Quasi at the Quackadero by,
enough to warrant a $100 prize. Sally Cruickshank was one of.
The Club, a short, animated ef- the most inventive, truly funny
fort in which all the characters anmvetiverushownny
appeared as penises, was alsoIanmtdflsershw a:
limitedas it tried to get alla is the festival. The movie depicts
a bizarre, futuristic world in
laughs from one joke which was which strange, deformed beings
repeated endlessly throughout rule and are able to read minds
the film. and travel through tire.
Hiary Harris' Org nism con-
THEm REAININ st v e n sisted of a number of views of
films, however, were outstand-uraliewthghsedpo
tn an' ersn teefrso urban life with high speed pho-
ing and represent the efforts of tography. Some of the' cinematic
innovative filmmakers at their!tfgtaphe beathaingmsun-
finest in such diverse areas ofstsandustlirowds ofgaus
work as documentaries, anima- tomobiles-had to seen to be
tion, and near-abstract studies believed, while the narration at-
of color and motion. . ee, whn thn r ar I

area are to the functions of the
body.
George Landon's Wide Angle
Saxon was a wildly experimen-
tal series of humorous cinematic
non sequiturs; a sort of under-
ground version of the Monte
Python television series. All in
all, the winners' showing pro-
vided a fitting climax to one of
Ann Arbor's most notable cul-'
tural events.-

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
Jesse Cohn Young
Folk-rock singer Jesse Colin Young will perform with
Maria 'Muldaur at Hill Auditorium on Saturday, April 3.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale at the Michigan
Union this Thursday, March 18, at 11 a.m.

Hurry Tomorrow by Richard
Cohen was a stunning, stark:
black and white documentary
about several state mental -asy-
lums in California. Similar in
some ways to One Flew Over
the Cuckoo's Nest, the film
takes the side of the inmates
and suggests that it's the people1

rempte io snow now sIirar
the functions of a large urban#
The Territory of Ashmore
and the Cariter Islands, and
area of two square miles in the
Indiana Ocean, came under the
authority of Australia in May
1934.

Crossroads by Bruce Conner;
was the worst of these films; in-
deed one could argue that it!
was the worst film in the fes-
tival. Consisting of nothing more:

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Prague Chamber show
C harms deight crowd
By KEVIN COUNIHAN a modern symphony orchestra, their. lush counterparts. T h e
THE PRAGUE Chamber Or- numbering but 36 players, yet horns had a particularly diffi-
chestra charmed and de- their size is primarily respon- cult time with some of the in-
lighted an enthusiastic audience sible for their attractiveness. terval jumps and never seemed
at Hill Auditorium Friday eve- Being less than half the size of to keep in tune with each other.
ning in what must surely be a standard symphony, the The piece was saved by the
one of the most satisfying con- Chamber Orchestra is forced to. quickly paced fourth movement
certs of the year. concentrate their effort on im- where the strings once again
Drawings from a well-balanc- proving the composite quality dominated the sound and
ed program of contemporary' of sound of the group to make brought in a resounding c o n-
and classical works, the Or- up for a lack of volume. clusion.
chestraa performed two famous The program, began w i t h Martinu's Serenade No.' 2 for
symphonies, Mozart's No. 40, Mozart's jewel-like symphony; Two Violins and Viola w a s
and Haydn's No. 103 ("Drum this piece established the level adopted by the Prague ensem-
Roll") as well as -two pieces of musicianship that would fol- ble for their use. This naturally,
by composers from their native low for the entire evening. The made for a unique but illusive!
Czechoslovakia. .Each w'o r k symphony was well played and effect. The three-movement:
was performed with elegance particularly stunning in the in- piece was highly rhythmic and
and sophistication, and - ex- ! tonation of the strings. incorporated several threads
cept for some sour notes in the; The brass and the woodwinds of traditional Czech folk music
brass - with a first-rate level were a different story. In both in its construction,
of musicianship. the second and third move- A tonal composition, Martinu
As their name denotes, the ments, these sections proved to explored the numerous pos-
ensemble is much smaller than be disappointing accessories to See PRAGUE, page 10
Uneven performances mar
'U' Dancers show 'Rite'

SATYAJIT RAY'S 1954
PATHER PANCHALLI
(AT 7)
The first film of Ray's epic APU TRILOGY that
studies the fortunes of a poor Bengali family
and the growth of its son. Bengali with sub-
titles.
ARTHUR PENN'S 1967
BONNIE AND CLYDE
(AT 9:05)
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunawoy in the film
that characterized the violence of the late 60's.
In color. With Gene Hackman and Gene Wilder
plaira GULD FI t oTH SHOWS LD ARCH.
CIA lll ~lU FR$.0AUD.
OPENS TONIGH!T
presents
LILLIAN HELLMAN'S
PTheITl C xe.
OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 23-8 P.M.
(best seats available)

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UAC Musket brings one of Ame
musicals to Ann Arbor, "HELLO1
25-28.

UAC is seeking outstanding produ
Cykowski, Children's Theatre a
Mary Beth Camp, UAC Ticket(
following 1976-77 UAC Extravag
CHILDREN'S THEATRE MEDIA
FUTURE WORLDS TRAVEl
SOPH SHOW MINOR
MUSKET PA
ECT. (lecture series) UAC TI
ECLIPSE JAZZ SPECIA
ALSO: Assistants to Senior Offi
President Coordin
Public Relations VP Chief Fii
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
on the SECOND FLOOR. MICHI
For further information CALL
DEADLINE MARCH
Why bother with 5c cokes when
Free Boilinq Water?

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ALSO MARCH 24-27
Fri. and Sat. sold out
Mendelssohn Theatre

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Well "HELLO DOLLY", it's so n
back again. March 25, 26, 27, 21
CENTER.
UAC Concert Co-op
MARIA
MULDAUR
SATURDAY, APRIL 3 -
Reserved Seats-$5.50, $1
Tickets available at the Michian Unior
Fri., 11:00 a.m.-5:30 n.m. For more it
Sorry, No Personal Checksc
UAC eclipse jazz prese
IN CONCERT APRIL.
WEATH Ek REP
with SPECIAL GUEST
DAVE LIEBMAN and LOOKO
HILL AUDITORIUM -
Tickets are $5.00, $4.50, an
TICKETS ON SALE TC
at Michigan Union Box Office (also D
COMING APRIL 15
CECIL TAYLOR
POWER CENTER - 8
"It only takes a moment" to oet "HELI
Available at UAC Ticket Central in Hill
Mediotrics presents
THE GREAT WALDC
MARCH 26 and 27 - NATUR
TIMES: 7:30-9:30 TIC

UAC Poster Shop
TIRED OF HAND-LETTERED 0
PRINTED POSTERS
The UAC Poster Shop offers an inexpens
ter service to all campus-related aroup
one to three hundred posters, our pricesc
check us out today. CALL 763-1107 fo

By NANCY COONS
THE UNIVERSITY Dancers'
opening night in P o w e r
Center combined spectacular,
mediocre and embarrassingly
poor performances in a pro-'
gram entitled "Rite." T h i s
ambiguous name covered a
hodge-podge of dances whose
order insensitively destroyed
what rare impact was produc-
ed. j
Diallele, by far the finest and
most effective of the dances,
was followed by the Vivaldi,
Fantasie, which through i t s
clumsy cliches efficiently anni-
hilated any excitement t h a t'
had been stirred before. That
seemed to lie the general pat-
tern of the evening: one mood-
stepping on another; one dance
interfering with the next.
The sources of mediocrity and,
outright failure were easily
traceable, though some' prob-
lems were more subtle t h a n:
others. Generally, the student
dancers seem to have sacrificed
basic technique for the decep-
tive ' simplicity" of modern
dance.
FROM THE moment the cur-
tain rose for the Doris Humph-
rey Brandenburg Concerto No.
4, one was uncomfortably aware
of the weight of the humati
body. The gallumphing impre-
cision of the dancers swas only
heightened by the crisp clarity
of the Bach, which was skill- !
fully performed by local music-
ians.
The dancers' smallest leap
ended in a loud thud, inevit-
ably out of tempo; it was as if
the dancers had cotton in their
ears, ignoring the swell of har-
monic tension as the music
reached its. climax, imnervious
to the subtleties of rhythm.
These same shortromines

rica's best-loved
DOLLY". March
Icers (like Lind
nd chairpersons
Central) for the
anzas:
TRICS (film)
L1I
ITY AFFAIRS
NEL
CKET CENTRAL
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cers:
ating VP
nahcial Officer
AT UAC
GAN UNION
763-1107
30
you can at
DR EXPENSIVE
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ive and speedy pos-
s. We can produce
are the CHEAPEST,
r more info.
ice to have you
8 at the POWER
JESSE
COLIN
YOUNG
FILL AUD.
5.00 $4.50
n Box Office Mon-
nfo. cail 763-2071.
accepted
nts
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8 P.M.
d $3.50
DDAY
)iscount Records)
p.m.
LO DOLLY" tickets
1 Auditorium
PEPPER
AL SCI. AUD.
KETS: $1.00
sents
EXT WEEK
LIAN BND
on "Future Roles of
n the Political Sys-
:00-5:00 p.m.
00
ave one of the best
rsdav, March 25 at
, 14 to 119 days
or more informetion
iffice on the second
sponsored by the

A. All aroups or in-
by 2307 Michi an
63-1107.
esents
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aaain. One of
s. A delightful
iter.
4 26-8:00 p.m.
.8:00 p.m.
ano Mtinees
0; Sides: $3.00
ket Central
-!!
Auditorium..
26. 27, 28.
26, 27,28
relephone 764,~8350

with much fervent head-tossing. i Seven Deadly Sins, perform-
Cliche was piled on cliche, as edand reviewed with Carmina'
each person struck dramatic at- Burana last fall, retuirned to
titudes- and emoted to the shod- the Power stage, its leering
dily recorded Spanish Music. grotesqueries joined this timeI
by another cabaret show, Short
MATRIARCH Elizabeth Weil and Suite.

$2.50

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FUTURE WORLDS preE
TODAY -N
SUSAN. BROWNMILLER JU
soeakinq on "Changing Sex speakingi
Roles in Future Societies." Blacks in
tern".
at HILL AUDITORIUM from 3:
Admission' fee -$ .

BOX OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: 763-1085
763-1085

Bergman joined Maiden Sylvia
sPinard .Lambert for the a n l yl
semi-poignant moment in t h e
dance, as they grievedstoge-I
ther over the hat. The rest of
the dance vas embarrassingly:
tacky,'and not muach heavier
than an Ed Sullivan Spanish
dance act.

Both involved mime as well
as dance, and both display-!
ed the natural comic talents of
Eileen Greenbain, whose well-
remembered Sloth was expand-
ed and varied 'in Suite. The
latter employed four dancers
and a synthesizer/pianodm an
See DANCERS, page 10

UAC/eclipse jazz
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Presents
NECOCRT T
T ° Ty
with SPECIAL GUEST STAR
DAVE LIEBMAN
and LOOKOUT FARM
IN CONCERT.9
* THURSDAY, ARI
Hill ANID -- p1M: _

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Just leave everythina to DOLLY and hc
times in your life. Openinq Night, Thug
the Power Center.
UAC Travel
SUMMER FLIGHTS to LONDON
from $259
ALSO: Frankfurt. Amsterdam, Zaqreb. F
CALL 763-2147 or come by our new o
floor of the Michigan Union.
BLACK EXTRAVAGANZA '76,
Minority Committee.
APRIL 7-11, 1976-SPORTS.COLISEUh
dividuals interested in participatinq sto
Union, or CALL Paula Humphries at, 7
UAC Musket proudly pro
HELLO DOLL
"MUSKET has outdone themselves
the best things I've seen in year
eveninA is in store." -U. A.- Cer
MARCH 25 - 8:00 a.m. MARCH
MARCH 27 - 2:00 p.m. and
MARCH 28 - 2:00 p
TICKETS: Eveninq performances
Main Floor: $4.00; Balcony: $35(
Tickets available at UAC Tick
DON'T MISS DOLLY
UAC Ticket Central in Hill
"HELLO DOLLY": March 25,
"BITCH YOU-CRAZY": March
"CARMEN": April 1, 2, 3, 4.
"JULIAN BOND"i: April 6
Open Mon.-Fri. 11:00-5:30T

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THE UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES (ENTER
is seeking outstanding producers and chairpersons for the
following 1976-77 UAC Extravaganzas:
Children's Theater UAC/eclipse jazz
Musket Mediatrics (film)
Soph -Show Travel
Minority Affairs Panel
Etc. (lecture series) UAC Ticket Central
Future Worlds Special Projects
Assistants to Senior officers also needed--

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