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CITY HEAT ingeniously funny and charming comic gem since
TBurt Reynolds and Clint Eastwod team up for a Woody Allen's early features. Pure, undiluted
F I R. T gangster comedy set in the thirties. Even Eastwod laughs, a very rare and special treat whose growing
fans, who must have the lowest imaginable stan- cult popularity is easily understandable. 7:10 and
dards, are staying away. 7:30 and 10:00, the Movies 9:30, at the Movies at Briarwood, Briarwood Mall.

at Briarwood, Briarwood Mall.

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AMADEUS
Director Milos Forman's idea of depicting Mozart
as a pop star is a clever premise, but the screenplay
never pans out and what is meant to be irreverance
is merely irrelevance. In the end the film ends up
totemizing Mozart with all the same excessive and
pompous empty praise it originally sets out to super-
sede. You can, if you want, just close your eyes and
enjoy the score. 8:45 at the Movies as Briarwood,
Briarwood mall.
BEVERLY HILLS COP
Eddie Murphy goes through his usual fast jiving,
smart ass routines (albeit a little more
whitewashed) in a comedy/thriller about a Detroit
police detective who goes to California in search of
his friend's murderer. This is clearly Murphy's
vehicle, an open forum for him to improvise in front
of the camera while the rest of the cast just stands
there and plays it straight. Murphy's antics are
lowbrow but his naturally likable presence and fast
timing make for some easy, lightweight giggles,
though you're always very conscious how shabbily
slapped together the whole movie is. 7:00 and 9:30 at
the Movies at Briarwood, Briarwood Mall,
BREAKIN' 2
Sequel to the breakdance musical Breakin' for
those few who aren't sick to death of last summer's
silly fad. 7:25 and 9:35 at the State Theater, 231 S.
State.
CAMPUS

THE COTTON CLUB
Francis Ford Coppola's-take of Harlem's famed
prohibition era nightclub is far better than his recent
work, but that doesn't say much. Cotton Club wan-
ders from playing the gangster melodrama straight
to unexpectantly parodying it like a raving
schizophrenic. Richard Gere and Diane Lane are the
two single least electric screen presences to ever
lead a film. 7:00 and 9:20, at the State Theater, 231 S.
State.
FALLING IN LOVE
Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep fall in love,
audiences fall asleep. It would take a sharp script
and a sensitive director to make two adulterors into
sympathetic characters, Falling in Love lacks both.
7:00 at the Movies at Briarwood, Briarwood Mall.
THE FLAMINGO KID
Matt Dillon gives a surprisingly well measured
performance as a middle class kid coming of age in
the sixties in this comedy by Gary Marshal. Though
not as good as Diner or American Graffiti, it still
carves a comfortable niche for itself just beside
them. 7:25 and 9:40 at the State Theater, 231 S. State,
And 7:05 and 9:40 at the Wayside, 3020 Washtenaw
Ave.
THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY
An African bushman sees an empty Coke bottle
tossed out of a passing airplane fall to earth at his
feet, and assuming it to be the lost property of the
gods, decides to go about returning it. This African
import is technically very crude, but is the most

JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY
Michael Keaton plays a loveable mobster in this
blunt witted parody. Hell must be a double feature of
this with city Heat. 7:00 and 9:30, the Movies at
Briarwod, Briarwood Mall.
MICKI & MAUDE
Only Blake Edwards could conceive of polygamy
as suitable material for a feature comedy, and only
Dudley Moore could be hustled into starring in it.
7:00 and 9:45 at the Fox Village Theater, 375 N.
Maple.
PINOCCHIO
Over forty years after its first release, this
remains not only Disney's masterpiece but
arguably the richest, most imaginative animated
film of all time. Not only is its bright, witty script a
rarity for an animated film, but it's a technical
achievement will frankly never be duplicated, let
alone surpassed. Keep in mind it's released only once
every seven years. 7:00 and 9:30 at the Wayside, 3020
Washtenaw Ave.
PLACES IN THE HEART
Sally Field gives an earnest but unconvincing per-
formance as a recently widowed Texas woman who
tries to keep her farm in the face of natural and
financial disaster. Too much nostalgia, too much
saccharine sentiment, too little thoughtfulness. 7:00
and 9:30 at the Fox Village Theater, 375 N. Maple.
PROTOCOL
Goldie Hawn plays (surprise) a flaky blonde who
stumbles into a job as a goverment attache who turns
Washington D.C. upside down. Written by Buck
Henry and directed by Herbert Ross, who have both
labored on far more worthy projects. 7:10 and 9:40 at
the Movies at Briarwood.

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GONE WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming, 1939)
A lot of people consider this epic of the Civil War
South to be their favorite film, and it comes to the big
screen of the Michigan-the kind of theatre the
movie was made to be seen in-for four dates on this
weekend. It won eight Oscars. The cast includes
Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh, and Olivia de Havilland.
The source material is the Margaret Mitchell novel.
A movie to make you leave your Tara for a night.
(Michigan Theatre Foundation; Michigan Theater, 8
p.m.)
DINER (Barry Levinson, 1982)
An earlier movie by The Natural director is a
campus favorite. The sixties are about to begin, and
five friends sit around in a Baltimore version of the
Fleetwood and talk, and laugh, and have french
fries. The cast includes Steve Guttenberg, Mickey 0
Rourke, and Ellen Barkin. (Mediatrics; Nat. Sci.
Aud., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
Some people think this film is brilliant. Others find
it, and the violence it contains, repulsive. Robert
DeNiro plays a crazed Vietnam veteran who drives a
taxi cab and takes out some of his frustrations on
Jodie Foster, as a young prostitute. Paul Schrader
scripted. Bernard Herrman scored. (Cinema 2; Aud.
A, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m.)
NICARAGUA: NO PASARAN (David Bradburdy,
1983)
The Ann Arbor Premiere of a well-received
documentary about the current political scene in
Nicaragua is the final film on tap for the evening.
(Ann Arbor Film Coop; 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., MLB 4)
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GONE WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming, 1939)
Many wonderful films are competing this evening,
so be thankful that this is also showing on Friday and
Sunday. See Friday's listing for details. (Michigan
Theatre Foundation; Michigan Theater, 8p.m.)
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
(Stephen Spielberg, 1984)
The second-most popular movie of last summer
has its first repertory showing. It gives an earlier
adventure of Indiana Jones, first met in Raiders of
the Lost Ark. This is not quite as good as that was,
but it will keep you entertained. Harrison Ford is the
star of this literally heart-stopping movie. (Ann Ar-
bor Film Coop or Cinema Guild; MLB 3, 7 p.m., 9:15
p.m.)
BURROUGHS (Howard Brookner, 1983)
This term is seeing increased cooperation between
the original three campus coops, and this Ann Arbor
Premiere is the first of many films they will be doing

together. It is a documentary which gives the story of
William Burroughs, author of The Naked Lunch.
(Cinema 2, Cinema Guild, and the Ann Arbor Film
Coop; Aud. A, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.)
SMALL CHANGE (Francois Truffaut, 1977)
A tender look at children from the French director.
French with subtitles. (Cinema Guild; MLB 4, 7
p.m., 9 p.m.)
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
Like Taxi Driver some find this brilliant, others far
too violent. I am one of those who thinks it to be a
brilliant movie. Malcolm McDowell plays a hood who
gets cured of his violent tendencies in too permanent
a fashion. Well crafted and intense with music by
Beethoven, from the Anthony Burgess novel. A
scathing look at modern society. (Alternative Ac-
tion; Nat. Sci. Aud., 7p.m., 9:30p.m.)
GONE WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming, 1939)
See Friday's listing for details. The times are dif-
ferent today, though. (Michigan Theatre Foun-
dation; Michigan Theater, 3 p.m., 7 p.m.)
TRUE CONFESSIONS (Ulu Grosbard, 1981)
Robert Duvall plays a cop investigating a murder.
He finds the trail leading to a businessman who gives
a lot of money to the parish run by Robert De Niro,
who just so happens to be Duvall's brother. The con-
flict of interest also stars Charles Durning.
(Mediatrics;
THE ODESSA FILE (Ronald Neame, 1974)
Jon Voigt, Maximillian Schell and Maria Schell
star in an adaptation of the Frederick Forsythe novel
about a pipeline used by Nazi war criminals to
escape to South America after World War II. (Hill
Street Cinema; 1429 Hill, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Mel Brooks, 1975)
Brooks and the gang make a hilarious spoof of the
monster's myth. The gang includes Gene Wilder,
Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, and Cloris Leach-
man. An Italian buffet before the movie. (University
Club; U-Club, 7:10 p.m.)
NINE MONTHS (Marta Meszaros, 1977)
A series on women in East European films get un-
der way with a tale of love across economic classes.
Hungarian with subtitles. (Alternative Action and
Free University; MLB, 7 p.m. FREE)
THE BICYCLE THIEF (Vittorio de Sica, 1947)
Considered by many to be the classic movie from
the Italian cinema. An old man and a young boy
search Rome for the man's stolen bicycle, which is
vital for him to make a living. An Oscar winner.
Italian with subtitles. (Cinema Guild; Nat. Sci, Aud.,
7 p.m., 9:05 p.m.)

NOA AT SEVENTEEN (Isaac Yeshuran, 1982)
A second installment in the series looks at a clash
between a Kibbutznik and city-dweller of Israel, as
seen through the eyes of a high-school senior.
Hebrew with subtitles. (Cinema Guild; Aud. A, 7
p.m., FREE)
QUEEN CHRISTINA
No information available. (Ann Arbor Film Coop;
MLB 3,7 p.m.)
CAMILLE (George Cukor, 1936)
Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore are but part of
an excellent cast. Garbo finds enjoyment from a
younger man as she nears the end of her days.
Robert Taylor is the young. (Ann Arbor Film Coop;
MLB 3,9 p.m.)

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film series begins with a look at the pearl divers of
Kuwait, some of the main cogs in the economy before
a richer resource called oil was discovered. Arabic
with subtitles. (Cinema Guild; Aud. B, 7 p.m.,
FREE)

RICHARD PRYOR LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP
(Joseph Layton, 1982)
This was the first film Pryor did after recovering
from his near-fatal freebasing accident, and this
recording of a live concert performance is a true
tour-de-force. In addition to displaying his for-
midable comic abilities, Pryor tackles the accident
head-on. The result is very funny, very serious, and
quite touching. Like all Pryor concert films, this one
includes a liberal dose of what are known as curse
-words. Be forewarned. (Michigan Theatre Foun-
dation; Michigan Theatre, 7 p.m., 9:10 p.m.)
A PLACE IN THE SUN (George Stevens, 1951)
The source material is "An American Tragedy" by
Theodore Dreiser. The acting is by Montgomery
Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters, who
was actually skinny at the time this movie was
made. The plot deals, at least in part, with love bet-
ween Elizabeth and Montgomery.
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (Fred Zinneman,
1953)
Montgomery Clift again. This time, he stars in a
drama from the James Jones novel about the days
before the bombing of Pearl Hrbor in the lives of five
people. The film won the Academy Award for Best
Picture. Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed also won
Oscars. Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr did not.
(Mediatrics, MLB 3,9:15 p.m.)
LITTLE BIG MAN (Arthur Penn, 1970)
Climaxing with the defeat of General Custer, this is
a wide-ranging look at treatment of Indians by the
white men. Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway and
Richard Mulligan are among the cast. Dick Smith
created make-up to allow Dustin Hoffman to look like
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THE CRUEL SEA (Khalid Siddik, 1972)
Every term has a few interesting freebie film
festivals. This term's Near Eastern/North African

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