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Friday, Moy 14, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Five

Friday, May 14, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five

Happenings .

This week's HAPPENINGS
column was written by Kim
Potter.
All week long
COMMERCIAL CINEMA
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest - (The Movies, Briar-
wood) - The first film in over
forty years to win all five ma-
jor Oscars (Best Picture, Ac-
tor, Actress, Director and
Screenplay) - but still, for all
its accolades, just not as good
as it should have been. Direc-
tor Milos Forman opts for
characature instead of pathos
in his disturbed inmates, plays
for the easy laugh over the
grim undertones of Kesey's no-
vel, and alters the ending just
enough so that McMurphy's
final tragic sacrifice seems
less a liberating martyrdom
than a deluded act of self-de-
struction. Cuckoo's Nest is tech-
nically superb and splendidly
acted, but for fervent admirers
of the novel this may well be
one of the most depressing
films ever made. ***
Echoes of a Summer - (The
Movies, Briarwood) - The
Love Story syndrome con-
tinues its weepy journey, this
time in the form of a young,
fatally ill girl living out the
last idyllic days of her all-too-
brief existence. As the doomed
teenager, Jody Foster pulls off
a versatile switch from her
hooker's role in Taxi Driver.
The Dutchess and the Dirt-
water Fox - (The Movies,
Briarwood) - An utterly rou-
tine, standard-formula Western
comedy that is none - the - less
packing 'em in at Briarwood.
Stars Goldie Hawn and George
Segal may have been wasting
their times artistically, but
certainly knew a good business
venture when they saw one. **
All the President's Men -
(TeMveBirod)This splendid film from the
lernstein - Woodward best sell-
er proves less a chronicle of
Nixon's downfall than a day-
-to-day study of the highs and
lows of newspaper reporting.
The picture contains a surpris-
ingly large number of thrills,
(since we already know who
won) but it is above all a thor-
ough, precise and remarkably
compelling study of the pains-
taking detective work that just
may have preserved us as a
nation. Robert Reford delivers
the best performance of his ca-
reer as Woodward, and Dustin
Hoffman turns in his usual fine
one as Bernstein. ****
s I

The Exorcist - (State) -
Warner Bros re-release of the
famous horror thriller provides
the opportunity for an objec-
tive re-examination of a film
that was submerged in freak-
show hoopola during its initial
run two years ago. When view-
ed minus the trapping of the
-giggling, screaming audiences
of that time, The Exorcist
emerges as a pretty compelling
flick (certainly a superior one
for the horror genre), but one
that falls considerably short of
greatness. Director William
Friedkin's decision to film the
Blatty novel in a realistic
mode without any chair-rat-
tling scare-film cliches seemed
sound in theory, but proves out
of kilter in the finished pro-
duct. Blatty'sthorrifics seems
frightening when left to the
imagination, but when trans-
posed literally to the screen,
the roaring obscenities, green
vomit and other shock effects
serve to detract from, rather
than add to the suspense. The
film cries out for the shadowy,
phantasmagoric style of a Fel-
lini or a Ecorcese; despite the
power of th-e story, Friedkin
visual graphics just don't meet
the requirements of invention
or taste needed tosmake The
Exorcist a film classic.**
i
saturday
MAY 15
CINEMA
Husbands - (Cinema Guild,
Arch. Aud., 7:30 & 10) - John
Cassavetes' study of a few days
in the lives of three white col-
lar husbands approaching the
trauma of middle age. Over-
long, often boring and deter-
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minedly disjointed, Husbands
is nonetheless one of the few
films to provide some insight
into the psyche of the married
male, and the natural pitfalls
involved therein. Endlessly fas-
cinating.*
Head - Cinema IT, Ang. Aud.
A., 7:30 only) -- 1968 Mon-
kees' film that bombed out due
to group's lack of talent, which
unfortunately obscured a movie
that in many ways eclipsed ei-
ther of the Beatles' films in
style and content. Ignore the
mediocreties of The Big Four
and concentrate instead on
Bob Rafealson's imaginative
direction and Jack Nicholson's
nihilistic screenplay -- it's a
treat that shouldn't be missed.
O Lucky Man - (Cinema It,
Ang. Aud. A, 9 only) - Lind-
say Anderson's epic allegory
of a modern-day Candide wan-
dering innocently and hopefully
through a world which seems
created for the precise purpose
of disecting him. A sprawling,
loosely - connected film that
surprisingly works most of the
time, due in large part to Mal-
com MacDowell's wonderful
portrayal of the bright-eyed,
gullible protagonist. 0 Lucky
Man is one of Ann Arbor's cer-
tified "cult" film, so you'd bet-
ter come early. ***
BARS
Mr. Flood's Party - Coun-
try Folk, 9:30, $1.50
Bimbo's - The Gaslighters,
6 pm, 50c,
Blind Pig - Silvertones, 9:30,
$1.00
Golden Falcon - Melidioso,
9:30, $1.00

Chances Are - Brainstorm,.
8, $2.00
Pretze. Bell - RFD Boys,
9:30, $1.50
Old Heidelburg -- Mustard's
Retreat, 9, no cover,
sunday
MAY 16
CINEMA
The Blue Angel - (Cinema
Guild, Arch. Aud., 8 only) -
VonSternberg's famous film of
a straight - laced schoolteacher
slowly enveloped and destroyed
by a voluptuous nightclub
vamp. Blue Angel features Mar-
lene Dietrich in her most fa-
mous role, and is the second
of Cinema Guild's FREE Sun-
day night showings. How can
you lose? ****
BARS

Mr. Flood's Party - Catfish
Miller, 9:30, no cover
Chances Are - Brainstorm,
9, $1.00
monday
MAY 17
CINEMA
Nothing scheduled.
BARS
Mr. Flood's Party - Aging
Children, 9:30, no cover.
Blind Pig - Boogie Woogie
Red, 9:30, $1.00
Chances Are - Mojo Boogie,
9, $1.00
tuesday
MAY 18
CINEMA
See HAPPENINGS, Page 6

1 Palestine
SOLIDARITY DAY
I Assembly Hall-
U j Mich. Union
FRIDAY, MAY 14
Sponsored by:
- Org. of Arab Students,
U-M chapter
7:00 p.m: speaker: DR. AMIN SHAFIE,
"The Palestinians, A Continuous Revolutionary
Struggle"
8:30 p.m.: POETRY of the Palestine Resistance.
9:30 p.m.: FILM: Revolution Until Victory.

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