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The Michigan Daily. Saturday, September 11, 1982 Page 7
Ending the summer with a bang

,I ANN ARBOR LATE SHOWS
INDIVIDUAL THEATRES FRI & SAT NIGHT ALL
S A.ce ",e 719700 SEATS $2.25
AT MIDNIGHT (R( AT 12:15 (R)
BRUCE
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Enter The Dragon

By Robert Weisberg
IT LOOKS LIKE there's still enough
time for one more summer bash
before academic annihilation begins:
clipse's first ever end-of-summer free
usical extravaganza this Sunday at

Palmer Field (adjacent to the CCRB).
Eclipse has been sponsoring a free
summer concert series in Ann Arbor
since 1978, but this weekend's five-band
show, which will also be used to
familiarize students with the
recreational sports facilities at
Michigan and the hill dorms, will be the
r r
er Field as part of the end-of-summer
WIQB. Q

first undertaken after the beginning of
a fall semester.
"It's a good way of introducing
freshmen to Eclipse," said Larry
Bram, new head of the non-profit
student jazz society. "Ann Arbor people
love free music-free anything," ex-
plained Bram, who added that he ex-
pects three to five thousand people at
the show.
The five bands scheduled for the af-
ternoon are Resistance Free, a band
described as "pseudo new wave" by
Bram; Stolen Legacy, one of several
new reggae bands around town; Dick
Siegel's familiar swinging band;
Funksh'n, who not surprisingly play
funk; and those favorite local reac-
tionaries, the Urbations.
Bram said that such a disparate
lineup is right in line with Eclipse's goal
of presenting a mixed bag to the-sup-
posedly open-minded locals during
their summer series.
"We made an effort with the idea that
Ann Arbor is a cultural mecca, to offer
all different types of music," he ex-
plained.
"We tried to expose bands who
haven't been getting bar dates in
town," such as Resistance Free, as well
as presenting a lot of local favorites, he
said. "For a lot of jazz bands these are
their only gigs."
Noble enough, but had it not been for
the sudden appearance of an unlikely
new sponsor there might not have been
aug exposure for anyone. Randy Z,
program director of local tried-and-
true rock 'n' roll station WIQB, said
that he picked up the local paper one af-
ternoon to discover that Eclipse was
short of money and might only be able
to afford one or two shows. "We thought
that was a real fine shame," said Z,
"and we decided to come up with the
bucks."
Their support as well as that of
eighteen other co-sponsors made
possible a complete schedule of four

weekend shows during the summer plus
daily performances throughout the art
fair. There was even enough left over
from the radio station's allotment to
allow them to be the exclusive financial
sponsors for this weekend's festivites.
Why would a one-dimensional station
like WIQB sponsor music their DJs
would never lay a hand on? "We are in
See CONCERT, Page 8

2 INDIVIDUAL THEATRES
5th Awe t f"*berty 761-0700

"Irresistible'
"Nothing less than the be
comedy about being
young since Truffaut's
'Small Change'."
VINCENT CANBY,.N.Y.TIMES

I,
s
st
(PG)
,

Dick Siegel appears Sunday at Palm
free concert sponsored by Eclipse and

Gregory
Girl
FRI, MON-6:30, 8:20, 10:10
SAT, SUN-12:50, 2:40, 4:40
6:30, 8:20, 10:10

'Gregory's

Girl'

is

much too sweet

I I

By Richard Campbell
HE ODDEST part about
Gregory's Girl is that the entire
cast sounds like they are doing Jackie
Stewart impersonations. Sadly, the
Scottish accents might also be the best
part of the film.
Bill Forsyth's Gregory's Girl, shot in
kilt country and starring native Scot-
smen and women, has been highly
touted as- the Highland's breakthrough
into the major movie market. It has
certainly managed to prove enough of a
box-office draw to work its way to Ann
Arbor. But, except for a superficial
sweetness, that recognition is largely
undeserved.
Gregory's Girl is almost too delicate
to criticize. The movie is like its hero,
played by Gordon John Sinclair.
Gregory is at that awkward age bet-
ween childish innocence and adult
maturity. He appears adolescently
disproportionate; growing too fast to
stay coordinated enough for a soccer
game.
There are analogous moments in the
film that are disproportionate, scenes
that stick out at odd angles, and shots
that trip over themselves in their
eagerness to please. Yet who could
possibly be critical of such an absurdly
amusing teenager (and film) as
Gregory?
Gregory attends one of those
* prefabricated schools in the
prefabricated suburbs, dresses in a
school uniform that accentuates his
lanky frame, and remains blithely in-

different to which way the Earth is tur-
ning.
Love arrives as Gregory is replaced
on the school soccer team by a female
student, a player twice as competent at
ball control than the rest of the boys.
Only shyness and a complete inability
to put together a single coherent sen-
tence stop our hero from even begin-
ning a romance. Yet, in spite of himself,
Gregory gains enough confidence to
talk to girls in one whirlwind evening
that began with getting stood up at the
neighborhood mall.
While all of these puppy loves and
youthful escapades are entertaining
enough, Gregory's Girl winds up distin-
ctly short of any memorable dramatic
moments. Apart from the sterling and
honest acting of Sinclair, only
Gregory's younger sister in her too few
scenes manages to rise out of the
background.
Besides the lack of a decent plot, the
film decidedly shortchanges adults.
The only people over twenty are
teachers: a stately headmaster who
plays vaudeville tunes on the piano, a
wimp of a soccer coach desperately
trying to look grown up by growing a
mustache, and two teachers who spend
their time making fun of the coach.
None of these adults makes any ad-
dition to the film, they exist only as
filler material, bolstering the produc-
tion little by their presence.
One can't stay critical of Gregory's
Girl for too long, however, and that is
due to Sinclair's totally true portrayal.
Just don't go in to the theater expecting
a complete movie with characters and
plot.

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A! Goldstein
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With Linda Lovelace
and Harry Reems
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6:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 9:10 pm, 10:30 pm

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FEET TALL"
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