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The Michigan Daily

Thursday, January 14, 1982

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Folk and a lot, lot more

Steve Hook
LOCAL RESIDENTS CAN witness,
in systematic succession, the many
disparate shades of "folk music"
Saturday, when the Ann Arbor Folk
Festival marks its fifth anniversary
with two concerts at the Michigan
Thea'ter.
David Bromberg, whose Ann Arbor
following is perhaps his most loyal
nationwide, will headline both shows.
Proceeds from the event, as always,
will help the Ark Coffeehouse make en-
ds meets for another year. It is
precisely Bromberg's meandering,
mixed-bag approach to his
music-alternating between folk-
influenced works and those of jazz,
blues and country-that personifies the
diversity of the scheduled performers.
The "folk music" umbrella is very en-
compassing, and it pften takes a
festival such as this to vividly'reflect
the genre's range.
"Sub-headliners" for each show will
be Tom Paxton, a veteran American
coffeehouse performer, and Kate and
Anna McGarrigle, popular French-
Canadian songwriters who are often
sought for live appearances but rarely
tour outside of Montreal.
Dave Sigling, who operates the Ark
along with his wife, Linda,
apknowledges that this event could just
as easily be labeled a "Folk-related
Festival." Describing the current
"total upheaval" in the folk music field,
whose boundaries are increasingly am-
bigious, Siglin explained that "You
can't say what isn't folk music
anymore." Festival patrons will hear
more different types of music in one
day than they'll hear for the rest of the
year," Siglin said..
The exact itinerary has yet to be
established, due to the notorious
minute arrangements that often
,precede such affairs. The actual agen-
da will become known "about five
minutes before show time," according
to Siglin.
What is known is the festival cast:
Owen McBride will serve as emcee for
both shows. He is a traditional Irish-
born folk musician, whose songs and
stories charmed the third annual event
in 1980. Joel Mabus, a talented singer
and even-more-talented instrumen-
talist (guitar, banjo), will also appear.
Ann Arbor's "Gemini" folk music duo
will perform with Percy "Mr. Bones"
Danforth, the ageless percussion whiz
who frequently pops ontosthe Ark stage.
For comic relief, mime 0. J. Ander-
son will appear at the festival. A

Own McBride will emcee this weekend's Folk Festival.

'Dances'at Trueblo

W ILLIE FEUER and Susan Matheke, former
members ,of the Viola Dance Company, will be
performing "Dances For 2" this weekend at the
Trueblood Theatre. The production has been performed
nationally as well as locally since 1979. Both artists are
presently teaching and choreographing at the University.
Premiering on Friday and running through Sunday, the
performances will consist of three duets that were
featured in New York City last June. Feuer and Matheke
will also be performing new solos.
Feuer's Ether will be accompanied by an essay, "Z-ing

and Being," a parody on Dr. George Sheehan's Running
and Being, read by James Martin. Gregory Ballard, com-
poser and resident musician in the University's .Dance
Department, composed a score for piano and alto
saxophone to be performed with Matheke's solo piece, In-
terior. Ballard will perform the piece with saxaphonist
Mark Kieme.
Graciously cooperating with "Dances For 2" are
lighting and costume designers, R. Craig Wolf and Nancy
Jo Smith. This will be the only performance by "Dances
For 2" until the outdoor performances in April.
-Gina Di Maria

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devoted student of dance, theater, pup-
petry, and the art pf mime itself, An-
derson has entertained audiences in
Europe and the United States.
Back to the tunes, the Hotmud
Family, an exciting string band from
southern Ohio, are scheduled to appear.
Finally, Billy Novick and Guy Van
Dusen have been added to the festival.
Novick is an accomplished jazz
clarinetist and Van Dusen a guitarist.
Their collaboration Saturday-a
rarity-should furher complement the
festival's already impressive diversity.
Ticket sales are reportedly quite
brisk for Saturday's folk festival. Siglin
explained that the.eyent has "already
broken even." Last year, the festival
was scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday,
and combined with other scheduling
and programming oversights, did not
draw well, and prompted the Pete
Seeger benefit several weeks later.
Having avoided such oversights this
year, festival organizers expect a fruit-
ful fundraiser. Good news for the Ark,
and its patrons.
Support the
March of Dimes
BIRTH DEFECTS FOUNDATION

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Campus films_
A selection of campusfil'm highlights.

..By Richard Campbell
Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession
(Nicholas Roeg, 1980) Roeg is a master
of visual and sound montages. His
earlier efforts, Walkabout and Don't
Look Now, were as interesting for the
wdy that they were put together, as for
their abstract plots. Art Garfunkel
stars in this story of sex, power, and ob-
session, as a timid psychologist finding
love much too suddenly. (Thursday,
January 14; Aud. A -7:00, 9:00)
The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
Any movie starring Humphrey Bogart
isWorth seeing, especially one where he
is teamed with Lauren Bacall. But this
film has the addition of a witty and con-
voluted script, based on the Raymond
Chandler 'mystery. In 1979 The Big
Sleep was remade into a boring film,
that looked as tired as the star, Robert
Mitchum. The original, however, is a
compact, involving thriller, practically
the epitome of the genre. (Friday,
January 15; Lorch Hall - 7:00, 9:00)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert
Hamer, 1949) Alec Guiness, in his
prime, doing what he does to perfec-
tion-subtle, British comedy. Guiness
does not star in this film, instead he
portrays almost the entire supporting
cast-eight people who are related to
one another. His sublime performances
perfectly complement the dry humor
and historical angle of -this
sophisticated movie. (Friday, January
it Hutchins Hall-7:00, 9:00)
The Cars That Eat People (Peter
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Weir, 1977) Don't be thrown by the ab-
surd title. This paraody of the
traditional B-movie was directed by the
man who brought you Picnic at
Hanging Rock (also showing tonight),
The Last Wave, and Gallipoli. Above all
else, Weir can tell a story about people
that captures their character. Even in
this absurd Jaws rip-off, the people are
compelling. (Saturday, January 16;
MLB4-7:00,10:20)
A Clockwork Orange (Stanley
Kubrick, 1971) Anthony Burgess' fan-
ciful vision of a violent future is brought
to the screen via Stanley Kubrick's epic
style. The film has its flaws, more
noticeable a decade after its premier. It
tends towards unnecessary hysteria;.
many are put off by Clockwork's
screaming tone. But the film turns out
to be a more accurate portrayal of the
insanity of western civilization with
each passing year. The movie works
mainly through the cocky acting of
Malcom McDowell, ever-after typecast
as the punk, in the lead role as Alex.
(Saturday, January 16; Lorch Hall
7:00, 9:30)
The Tin Drum (Victor Schlandorff,
1980) Gunther Grass' masterful novel is
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an even more masterful movie. This
story of a young boy, who stops growing
when he sees the adult world full of
deception and cruelty, is overpowering.
Schlandorff has a wide grasp of
cinema, using anything and everything.
that you can do with a piece of film to
get the bizarre tale of Oskar across.
(Sunday, January 17; Nat. Sci. - 7:00,
9:30)
The Thin Man (W.S. VanDyke, 1934)
The first detective story that combined
grace, wit, and a pandering to the
common man. William Powell and
Myrna Loy star as the very modern
couple, who, between rapid fire one-
liners, -take on the job of investigating
the disappearance of an old inventor
(the thin man). The film set the style of
sharp writing for years afterward.
(Sunday, January 17; Lorch Hall 7:00,
10:40)
On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
See Brando before he became the
prima donna of motion-pictures.
Second only to Streetcar Named
Desire, his performance as the bum on
his way to "paluka-ville" presents a
balanced picture of brooding violence
and brutish charm. Kazan, as in many
of his films, has added a marvelous
supporting cast, including Eve Marie
Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, and
Rod Steiger. The Rockey-esque ending
will leave you breathless. (Wednesday,
January 20; 7:00)

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'Raiders'
top draw
HOLLYWOOD '(UPI)-The
Hollywood Reporter, a movieland trade
paper, announced that 11 percent fewer
films earned $10 million or more during
1981 than in 1980. All the same, some
films managed to set box-office tur-
nstiles spinning.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" was 1981's
champion with $90.4 million raked in at
the box office, followed by "Superman
II" which earned $65 million.
Other top box office films of 1981 were
"9 to 5," $60 million; "Stripes" and
"Any Which Way You Can," $40 million
each; "Cannonball Run," $37 million;
"Arthur," $34 million; "Four Seasons,"
$26.8 million; "For' Your Eyes Only,"
$25.4 million; "The Fox and The
Hound," $18 million and "Cheech &
Chong's Night Dreams" $17.5 million.

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