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Saturday, March 27, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

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events and entertainment
g s... week of March 27 - April 2

to this tedium a visual glutting Mustard's Retreat, folk, 9, no
of Beautiful People >o:ilence cover.
slobbering through endless shots Loma Linda -- Footloose and
of rich, garish apartments Fancy-Free, rock, 9, no cover.
(there's scarecely an outdoor Bimbo's - Gaslighters, sing-
scene in the entire film), and along ragtime, 6-1:30, 50c after
l none is left with a cinematic ob- 8.
ject-worship ritual as offensive Blind Pig - Aldaberan, jazz,I
COMMERCIAL CINEMA as it is unfunny. As the ex- 9:30, $1.
CaxiDriverCIALIeMA.ie hubby, Gould offers us his most Mr. Flood's Party - Silver-
Taxi Driver - (The Movies, leering exhibitionism to date in tones, blues, 9:30, $1.
Briarwood) - Martin Scorcese's a film (following Spys, Busting Golden Falcon - Mellodioso,
much-acclaimed film of an alien- and Whiffs, his much-publicized jaz, 9, $1.
ated Everyman debased by the comeback continues to excellr- Rubaiyat - Open Road, top'
monster known as New York ate 90 miles per hour in re- 40's, 9, no cover.
City. Unpreviewed at this time, verse). As for Keaton, one can Chances Are - Shooter, rock,
but from what we've heard only re-express the fervent (and 8, $2.
about it, probably the best bet probably failing) hope .hat she Pretzel Bell - RFD Boys,
of the week. doesn't do for Woody Allen bluegrass, 10, $1.50.
what Cybil Shepard did for Pet-
Dog Day Afternoon - (Michi- er Baddanovich. BOMB
gan) - Sidney Lumet's f i 1 m
about an actual bungled bank
robbery in Brooklyn, w h i c h sUrda sd
turned into a kind of city-wide tua CINEMA
happening thanksdto the wacky Gertrude - (Cinema II, Ang.
sideshow eccentricities of the fe- CINEMA Aud. A., 7 & 9:05) - A 1964
ions involved. In its intimate de- Behind the Green Door - film by German director Carl

joyable, even though anyone
could predict the events on the
screen ten minutes before they
actually take place. Gilda is
proof positive that a film does-
n't have to be great in order to
be richly entertaining, and I
don't mean that as a backhand-
ed compliment. This flick
should definitely be seen. ***
The Gentleman Tramp-(Ann
Arbor Film Co-op, Ang. Aud. A,
7 & 9) - Just - released biog-
raphy of Charlie Chaplin makes
an interesting film, but could
have been a lot better. It's1
very informative (if a little one-
sided), but devotes precious
little time to excerpts from
Chaplin's films, and what se-
quences that are included are
often taken so out of context
that an unfamiliar viewer would;
miss most of the humor in-
volved in the scenes. As such,
The Gentleman Tramp can't bej
recommended to Chaplin new-

1930's melodrama, with Marlene' against the carnage and brutal-
Dietrich and Cary Grant. ity around him, becomes a1
A Brief Vacation - (Ann Ar- monk. The picture is said to1
bor Film Co-op, Ang. Aud. A, 7 possess an incredible lyric;
& 9) -- How this film could be beauty, and is probably worth'
hailed as a "fitting tribute to seeing.
a distinguished career" is a Steppenwolf - (New World,1
little beyond comprehension. Nat. Sci. Aud., 7 & 9) - Maxj
Vittorio deSica's last film is re-I Von Sydow stars in this mis-
markably thin in just about shapen film from the famous
everything is takes a stab at, novel. Hesse fans will likely bef
approximating a soapy day- outraged, the rest will likely be
dream that with minor revisions bored. **
would eat up a couple of weeks And Now For Somethingr
on Days of Our Lives. Taken Completely Different - (Ma-
singly, there really isn't all that trix, 7 & 9:30) - See Wednes-
much wrong with it - but one day Cinema.
would expect the creator of EVENTS
The Bicycle Thief and Umberto Music School - Bizet's "Car-
D to provide something a little men": Mendelssohn Theatre, 8
meatier, even if he was in his p.m.
dotage. ** Musical Society - Waverly
EVENTS Consort: Rackham Aud.. 8:30
University Players - Studio p.m.

write something deep and pro-
found and universally humanis-
tic. If so, he clearly bit off
more than he could chew. Al-
len's creative abilities have
matured in recent years, but
his primary talent remains that
of comedian, not cosmic philo-
sopher. His apparent attempt
to grasp for the latter plateau
results here in some of the
most sustainedly unfunny pas-
sages contained in any of his
films. Things are not helped
along by the once-again pres-
ence of the absolutely numbing
Diane Keaton (Louise Lazer,
where are you?), but the chief

blame for this mess must fall
squarely on the shoulders of the
most gifted comic artist of our
time, who for the moment ap-
pears unwilling to settle for that
much - deserved title. **
Shampoo - (Mediatrics, Nat.
Sci. Aud., 7:30 & 9:30) - War-
ren Beatty's savage, supposed-
ly autobiographical study of a
quintissential stud bathed in the
eternal youth of Southern Cali-
fornia i the late '60's. One of
the most penetrating comedies
of recent years, Shampoo is
graced with scintillatingly ac-
curate portrayals by Beatty,
See HELLO, Page 7

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Theatre Series, "Herbert III":
Arena Theatre, 4:10 p.m.
Music School - Trio Concert,
works by Ravel, Beethoven,
Mendelssohn: Rackham Aud., 8
p.m.

tailing of the event, the film (New World, MLB 3 & 4, 7, 8:30, Dreyer which is apparently
takes on a kind of schizophrenic 10) - If there can possibly be about life and love, although the
quality, as what begins as a hi- such a thing as a good porn film advertising blurb doesn't make
lariously botched, slapstick hold- (there probably can't), t h e n things especially lucid plotwise.
up gradually changes into a this is about the best example Marcario - (Cinema Guild,
grim, soul-searing vigil between of such a hybrid product. Green Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05) - A sur-
the thieves and hostages in the Door is almost sprightly in it's realist fantasy detailing o n e
bank and the hundreds of cons makeup, lacking the heavy- man's journey through the Mex-
surrounding the building. As handed solemnity deadening to ican countryside. Considered
such, Dog Day strikes a very most skin flicks. This film ac- 'one of that country's finest
tenuous balance between farce tually displays some moments of films.
and tragedy, and its too-long outright humor, and Marilyn If - (Peole's Bicentennial
running time tends to leave the Chambers is as energetic and Commission, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7 &
viewer in a state of unrest. spontaneously sexy a star as 9) - Lindsay Anderson's famous
Even so, the story itself is quite you're likely to find in this study of a pair of English prep
compeling, and the electric per- genre. Honest, this really is an school youths, whose noncom-
formances by Al Pacino as the entertaining film - which is a formist aversion toward the
exhibitionistic "brains" of t h e quality ten Barry Lyndons could stiff-collared brutality of their
operation and John Casale as his not hope to match.*** educational hierarchy leads to
silent, psychotic sidekick make; The Bride Wore Black - Cin- oen hostility and eventually to
this a better film than it per- ema Guild, Arch. Aud., 7 & literal armed rebellion. Andr-
hans deserves. *** 9:05) - A man is gunned town son intended the film as both a
Barry Lyndon - (The Movies, j at his wedding ceremony, with grilling of the English school
Briarwood) - Stanley Ku- his widowed bride subsequently system and as a microcosm of
brick's film from the Thacker- embarks on a one-by-one mis- an increasingly archaic British
ay noval comes across pretty sion of revenge against her hus- society, but If has been adot-
much like .filks have been say- band's killers. Francois Truf- ed by many radicals as a sort
ing: Huge, breathtakingly beau- faut's tribute to Alfred Hitch- of metanhor for revolution
tiful and absolutely bloodless. cock is affectionate and finely around the world. The nicture
Oh, the first hour or so looes crafted (he even hired Bernard does nack a wallon in its lat-
along interestingly enough, what Herrmann to do the music): but ter stages, hut Anderson takes
with duels, battles and the pro- Truffaut is Truffaut and Hitch- forever getting around to it: he
mise of greater things to come. cock is Hitchcock, and the for- meanders along scene after
But as the film sinks ever deep- mer's attemots at imitation only j'nonclusive scene, and also
er into stilted, costumed soap tend to verify the latter's un- i'imns annoingly from stark
opera and one realizes that noth- challenged mastery of the sus- relism to surreal abs'rdism
ing of further interest is forth- nense thriller. It's a nice try, with"t any warning whasoev-
coming, the viewer has no alter- though, and fun to watch.* ' r. If thls emerges as a good,
native other than to settle back Iacombe, Lucien - tCinema imaoinntive film whih c o u I d
and concentrate on the scenery ITT, Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9:30) - have been a great film had its
- rather akin to strolling The best film of 1974, Godfath- diretor exhibited a little more
through a gallery of Constable ers and Chinatowns not except- -cl-dis-inline structurally rid a
paintings, all gorgeous but ra- ed. A restless, minimally-educa- little better grasn on just -what
ther numbing after about the ted teenager in WW II France is it was he was trying to s iv.**
400th entry. One can only s c- rejected in his efforts to join Fmmannelle -- (ATtri, 7 &
ulate on Kubrick's motivations the French Underground. Flus- 930) - See Saturdoy Cinema.
for choosing both story a n d trated and utterly non-nolitial , EVENTS
style, but film entertainment he instead joins the Nazi Ges- Music Shool - Chamber Or-
does not appear to have been tapo and is soon turning in form- I hestra: Hill ad. 4 p.m.
one of his goals. Fine for him er acquaintances with no ad- ~-Music School - a nizin'
- too bad for us.** joining guilt feelings. En-aptr- Blues: Rackham Aud., 7:30 p.m.
Swept Away - (Campus) - ed with the macho thrill of wear- UAC Musket - Hello Dolly:
Director Lina Wertmuller ing a gun and pushing others Power Center, 2 p.m.
(whose past work alone make around, he swaggers along like PTP - Feelin' Good, musical
her worth watching), has fash- a hood out of West Side Story, tribute to black entertainers,
ioned a brilliant film that ex- his concept of the world conflict National Theatre Co.: Trueolood
tends her love-sex-politics into going to further than his own Theatre, Frieze, 8 p.m.
a dazling trio. Not only is the:, self image. Louis Malle's sensi- ;9't
film her most technically super- tive study of children playing BARS
ior to date, but it provides her at war raises profound questions Chances Are - Honey Big,
with an intellectual rom of individual guilt and respon- rock, 9, 51.
through Marxism, feminism and sibility, and also offers the .,'o- Mr. Flood's Party - Griev-
elitism that defies verbal de- position that for most of us war ous Angels, countr, 9:30, 7c,
s-rintion. Perennial ..o-stars is less an ideological struggle Ark - Martin, Bogen, a n d
Giancarlo Giannini and Marian- than an ultimate ego trip. Whe- Armstrong, folk, 9, $3.
gela Melanto agin live :p to ther or not one draws the same Loma Linda - JB & Com-
Wertmuller's stringent de- conclusion, Lacombe, Lucien re- pany, 9:30, no cover.
mands, ading much to an in- mains a deeply disturbing, cine-
telligent and sohisticated tragi- matically brilliant effort.***
comedy that firmly establishesj
this director as a major cine- The Great Waldo Pepper -- M ondy
matic force. Bring on Se " re n (Mediatrics Nat. Sci. Aud., 730
Beauties (Wertmuller's latest). & 9:30) - Robert Redford stars CINEMA
*** in George Roy Hill's concocted Emmanuelle - (Matrix, 7 &
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's macho fantasy. Say, did I ever 9-30) - See Saturday Cinema.
Nest - (The Movies, B r i a r - tell you about me and this Ger-'" EVENTS
wood) - This long-awaited film man fella in the war? I wonder Musical Society - Pennsyl-
emerges as an earnest, esten- what's become of him . . . slick vania Ballet: Power Center, 8
sibly faithful re-creation of the and terrible.* p.m.
novel, but somehow manages to Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice BARS
reverse the books philosonhical - (Bursley Enterprises, Bursley Blind Pig - Boogie Woogie
point almost completely. Direc- West Cafeteria, 8:30 only) - Red, blues, 9:30, $1.
tor Milos Forman has altered Paul Mazursky's famous Swing- Chances Are - Friends Road-
the ending ever so slightly, so'er satire involving a would-be show, Comedy, 9, $1.
that now McMurphv's final trag-,worldly couple (Natalie Wood Loma Linda - JB & Com-
ic sacrifice stems less a 'iberat- and Robert Cul) who attempt pany, 9:30, no cover.
ing martyrdom than a deluded to play house with their some- Golden Falcon - Silvertones,
ant of self-destruction. T r u e, what less bouncy friends (Elliott blues, 9:30, $1.
Chief Broom still escapes, but Gould and Dyan Cannon). Ahead Mr. Flood's Party - Cat'-ash
no one else is saved, the pr-yof its time when released, now|Miller, jug blues band, 9:30, no
tients' ward remains the same, rather trailing the scene, but cover.
and The Big 'Nurse's dominance still pretty funny. The film was
seems as strong as at the be- also the turning point in E1btt
ginning. Forman anears to be Gould's climb to fame, an evert
saying "No, you can't beat the for which one may or may noty
system" - a direct negation of be grateful. TEDYMRH3
Kesey's redemtion of freedom Emmanella - (Ma r, 7 & TUESDAY, ARCH 30
of freedom theme. As such, for 9:30) - The highl*outed Tsoft-JgCINEMA
admrer ofthenovl tis aycore porn film - the one that' The Jazz Singer - (Cinema
he one of the most depressmng neddled itself under the slogan Guild, 7 only) - Al Jolson's
films ever made.**I "let's yo feel good without feel- golden tonsils warbled forth ov-
Gable and Lombard - (V4ifth{ ing bad." The real prolern with er 1928 movie audiences, and
Forum) - Reortedly lessthanb this stultifying dull film is that the face andsound of movies
memorable film biogranhv fo it doesn't let you feel at all. For was changed forever. The first
csing mostly on the love life a vicarious thrill, mayb.* talking film is actually mostly
of the two famous stars. You The Chiminal Code - 'L a w silent save for the musical
pays your money and takes your School Films, 100 Hutchins Hall, numbers, but still sent out artis-
chances, folks - so far this 7 & 9:05) - A very early Mow- tic shock waves that ruined
writer hasn't worked up the am- ard Hawkes melodrama about a some careers and saved others.

comers or Chaplin fans
it would doubtless myE
former group and an
the latter..
Emmanuelle - (Mat
9:30) - See Saturday
EVENTS
English - David Ray
reading: Pendleton Rm
4:10 p.m.
Music School - rug
Percussion Ensemble,
Owen, conductor:
Cady Rm., Stearns
p.m.
BARS
Blind Pig - II V I Or
be-bop, 9:30, $1.
Chances Are - Clo

atics, as
stify the
tagonize

BARS
rix, 7 & Pretzel Bell - The Profes-'
Cinema. sionals, comedy, 9, 50c.
Chances Are - Cloudburst,
y, poetry rock, 9, 50c with I.D.
., Union, Ark - Hoot night, folk, 9, 75c.
Blind Pig -Friends Road-
concert, show, comedy, 9, $ .
Charles Mr. Flood's Party - All Di-
rections, 9:30, 75c.
Bldg., 8 Loma Linda - JB & Com-
pany, 9:30, no cover.
rchestra,
thursday
)udburst,Y

rock, 9, $1.
Mr. Flood's Party - Gemini,'
folksy blues, 9:30, no cover.
Loma Linda - JB & Com-
pany, 9:30, no cover.
CINEMA
And Now For Something Com-
pletely Different - (Matrix, 7
& 9:30) - Filmed collection of'

CINEMA
Notorious - (Cinema Guild,
Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05) - One of
Alfred Hitchcock's most unique
experiments - a film lacking a
single gunshot, knifing or any
act of violence in any way,
shape or form. Ridiculous, you
say? Not at all - Notorious
proves one of the most sus-
penseful efforts in the Hitchcoc-
kian repertoire. Implication is
everything as Cary Grant and
Ingrid Bergman concoct a ba-
zarre and risque scheme to un-
cover Nazi spy Claude Rains,
with as hair-raising a non-vio-
lent finale as you're ever likely
to see. Sam Peckinpah, take
note.

BARS
Ark - Benefit for Food Day
with various players, folk, 9,
$1.50.
Heidelberg Rathskeller -
Mustard's Retreat, folk, 9:30,
no cover.
Mr. Flood's Party - Mike
Smith and his Country Volun-
teers, 9:30, 75c.
Golden Falcon - Melodioso,
jazz, 9:30, $1.
Loma Linda - JB & Cqm-
pany, 9:30, no cover.
Chances Are - Cloudburst,
rock, 9, $1.
CINEMA
Bananas - (Ann Arbor Film
Co-op, MLB 4, 7, 8:30, 10) -
Sex-starved New Yorker Field-
ing Mellish seeks to improve his.
stock in life, somehow winds up
dictator of a small Latin Ameri-
can country. Woody Allen's
most disjointed film is also his
funniest; the negligible plot is
offset by such an hysterical
series of gags and situations
that one really can't stop laugh-
ing long enough to follow what
story there is. Bananas marked
Allen's first truly adroit acting
job as the hero, and his film
is bolstered immeasurably by
the incomparable Louise Lazer
- surely the most inspired
comic actress in movies today.
Love and Death - (Ann Ar-
hor Film Co-op, MLB 3, 7, 8:30,
10) - What would possess
Woody Allen to play variations
on Tolstov? Better he tackle
bank robbers, futuristic robots,
even giant breasts. Simply put,
Love and Death is a botch. Not

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several years ago, but now be-
ing recirculated due to the
group's new-found TV fame. To;
this writer Monty Python is an
extremely pale variation on

Laugh-In, Firesign Theater and Roma - (Ann Arbor Film
others, and its mystifying suc- Co-op, Ang. Aud. A., 7 only) -
cess can perhaps only be at- ! Fellini's cinematic tribute to
tributed to people's desperate the Eternal City predictably fo-
need for something to laugh at cuses more on Fellini than on
in this troubled era (During Rome. If one can tolerate the
World War II, Americans cloying self-absorbtion of about
thought Abbott and Costello a third of the film, the major-
were hilarious). Although such ity remaining contains some of
laughter may alone be justifica-,the old master's best recent
' tion for such a group's exist- ' work. ***
ence, it is not a guarantee of I The Burmese Harp - (Ann
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When someone drinks too
much and then drives, it's the silence
that kills. Your silence.
It kills your friends, your
relatives, and people you don't even
know. But they're all people you
Could save.
If you knew what to say,
maybe you'd be less quiet. Maybe
fewer people would die.
What you should say is, "I'll
drive you home." Or, "Let me call a
cab." Or, "Sleep on my couch
tonight."
Don't hesitate because your

coffee never made anyone sober.
Maybe it would keep him awake
long enough to have an accident.
But that's about all.
The best way to prevent a
drunk from becoming a dead drunk
is to stop him from driving.
Speak up. Don't let silence be
the last sound he hears.

bpdistrict attorney who gets ap- It's immortal mainly for its
attend. 'nointed warden of a prison con- historical importance, as the
I Will, I Will . . . For Now - taining many men out there by film's story of a young singer
(The Movies, Briarwood)- An the attorney himself. Juicy lust- making it big doesn't carry
absolutely abominahle film retribution possibilities, a nd much excitement. *
about the attemts of a divor- maybe a very entertaining flick. Gilda - (Cinema Guild, 9:05
ced. filthl-ri(h h7w V r k EVENTS only) - Post-war soldier of'

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