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Page 8-- The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 8, 1986

'Girl in the Picture'

captures love at a glance

By Scott Sterling
The Girl in the Picture is an
endearing film about two people
who break off their relationship
because of mutual boredom, try to
:rind happiness elsewhere, then
realize that regardless of their
misery they're better off together.
John Gordon-Sinclair, who
layed the pitiably naive lead in
Bill Forsythe's Gregory's Girl,
plays Alan, a pouty potrait.
;photographer with ambitions
$oward avante-garde black-and-
;white photography. Alan's
girlfriend Mary, played by Irina
$rook, is an art student whose
artistic successes introduce a
Mint of competition into their
Yelationship. The lack of com-

munication between them is
rendered in simple, yet
brilliantly written dialogue by
Director Cary Parker, (Mary:
"What's wrong?" Alan:
"Nothing." Mary: "Is that a
nothing-nothing or a something
nothing?")
Both the dialogue and the actors
will make you smirk when you
watch The Girl in the Picture. As
the movie began, I immediately
noticed little smirks surfacing
all about me. Even the actors were
always smirking. John Gordon-
Sinclair unleashed an arsenal of
smirks so contagious that you
might go the rest of the day with
one plastered on your own face.
Accompanying the main story
of the stalled romance between
Alan and Mary are two subplots

which might even evoke a few
chortles. One of these subplots
shows a fiance's hesitation
toward eternal commitment.
When trying to decrease the
expense of engraving his fiance's
locket he asks the jeweler ("How
much would it be without
'forever'?")
The other subplot threatens to
steal the show. David McKay, who
plays Alan's assistant in the
photography lab, Ken, is Spicoli-
like hilarious as he constantly
falls in love with the girls in the
photos he develops. While Alan
desperately searches for the right
way to tell Mary that it's over, ("I
think we both need to maximize
our potential as individuals") his
assistant Ken desperately longs to

go out with one of his "pare-fect
garrels" even in the face of
staunch rejection,("Since I'm not
the last man on earth, I figure I
still have a damn good shot at
her.")
In addition to the simple quality
of the writing and the charm of the
actors, Director Cary Parker
further enriches his film by'
capturing the freshness of the
Irish locale on camera, exposing
both pastoral beauty and modern
city-scapes.
It is the charm of the actors and
the landscape which make The
Girl in the Picture refreshing and
constantly entertaining. It is the
sheer simplicity of the story and
the dialogue which render it
realistic and meaningful. This

is not a film dwelling on*
hopelessness and frustrations,
rather it celebrates the entirely too

common hesitations and
illusions one encounters while
exploring, how you say,"love"?

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The Calendar
of The University of Michigan

The calendar combines meeting, lecture
workshop and conference announcements
with other events happening each week on
campus. It is based on The University
Record calendar, and is open to all Uni-
versity sponsored groups and organizations
recognized by the Michigan Student As-
sembly. Items must be submitted in writing
by S p.m. the Tuesday before publication.
Address all information to: University
Record, 412 Maynard St. Asterisk (*) de-
notes events to which admission is charged.
MONDAY
September 8
Stds in Religlon-Lec, G Gutierrez, "Reflec-
tions on Liberation Theology, " 8-10 pm,
MLB 3. For info, call 764-4475.
LSA-Faculty mtg, 4:10 pm, MLB 4.
Chem-Inorganic sem, O Eisenstein, "Role
of Ligands in the Structure & Reactivity of
Metal Complexes: Carbene-olefin & Mo-
lecular H2 Complexes, "4 pm, Chem 1200.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, 7-9 pm, CCRB
Martial Arts Rm. For info, call 665-7399.
TUESDAY
September 9
Cinema Guild-Chinatown, 7 & 9pm, Aud A,
Angell.
Ctr for Chinese Stds-Brown bag lunch, K
Lieberthal, "Welcome, "noon, Commons
, Rm, Lane Hall.
Christians in Action-Back to school rally, D
Elliot & B Rockwell, 8:30 pm, Anderson
Rms C & D, Mich Union. For info, call
994-6126, 769-4157.
*Intl Ctr/Ecumenical Campus Ctr-Speaker
& lunch, M Cullinane, "The Philippines-*
What Hope for the Future?" noon, Intl
Ctr. For info, call 662-5529.
Univ Communicators ForUm-Tray lunch,
noon, Mich League Rm 4. For info, call
763-5587.
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Dissertation Support Grp-Mtg, 8:30-10 am,
3100 Mich Union. For info, call 764-8312.
Chem-Organic sem, O Eisenstein, "A Theo-
retical Comparison of the Reactions of
Phosphorus & Sulfur Ylides with Carbonyl
Compounds, 10 am, Chem 4403; Analyti-
cal sem, L Li, "Coherent Vacuum Ultra-
violet Radiation Generation & Its Applica-
tion in Chemistry, " 4pm, Chem 1200;
Organic sem, Y Poon, "Lewis Acid Cata-
lyzed Cyclocondensation of Activiated
Dienes with Aldehydes, 4 pm, Chem 1300.
GEO-Membership mtg, 7:30 pm, Pendleton
Rm, Mich Union.
Linquistics-Lec, P Trudgill,, "A ccommoda-
tion & Dialect Contact, " 4 pm, Rackham
W Conf Rm.
Mich Gay Union-Mtg, 9 pm, Guild House,
802 Monroe. For info, call 996-1838.
Outdoor Rec Prog-Rockclimbing pre-trip
mtg/ground school, 7-10 pm, NCRB. For
info, call 764-3967.
Campus Ministries-Concert, Galliard Brass
Ensemble, Pachelbel's Canon, noon-1 pm,
Diag (rain: Grad Lib, under portico).
Ctr for Russian & E Europ Stds-Brown bag
lec, R Szporluk & DJekich, Welcome for
new students, noon, Lane Hall Commons
Rm.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, 7-9 pm, CCRB
Martial Arts Rm. For info, call 665-7399.
THURSDAY
September 11
Bus Admin-Lec, P Schwartz, "American
Nuclear Arms: A Moral Defense, " 8 pm,
Hale Aud, Assembly Hall Bldg.
English-Visiting Writers Series, H Petrakis,
fiction reading 5 pm, W Conf Rm, Rack-
ham.
*U-M Flint-Film, Monty Python & the Holy
Grail, 7 pm, Univ Ctr Kiva.
Ctr Human Growth & Dev, Anthro, LSA-
Lec, L Bartoshuk, "Evolution of Taste,"
4-6 pm, MLB 3.
Chem-Phys chem sem, R Kuczkowski & K
Hillig, "Prospects for Research by FT Mi-
crowave Spectroscopy, " 4 pm, Chem 1200.
Housing Bureau for Srs-Informational tea re-
ception for new or prospective volunteer
housing counselors, 3-4:40 pm, Turner Geri-
atric Clinic, 1010 Wall St. 2nd Fl Conf Rm.
For info, call 763-0970.

Musical Soc Advisory Comm-'86-'87 Season
Celebration, 6 pm, Alumni Ctr.
MHRI-Vision lunch sem, B Agranoff, "Bio-
chemical Aspects of Optic Nerve Regener-
ation, " 12:15-1:30 pm, 2055 MHRI. For
info, call 764-0573.
Sailing Club-Shore school, 7:45 pm, 311 W
Engin.
Univ AA-Meeting, noon 3200 Mich Union.
Alpha Delta Phi-7th Annual Run for the
Roses Pep Rally & Ronald McDonald
House Fundraiser, 7:30 pm, corner of
State & Madison.
FRIDAY
September 12
Dept of Astron-Visitors' Nights, R Teske,
"Supernova Remnants, "8:30 pm, Aud B,
Angell Hall.
Nuclear Engr-Colloq, G Knoll, Intro, 3:30
pm, White Aud, Cooley Bldg.
U-M Flint-Fri Nite Specials, Barbara Bailey
Hutchinson, concert, 8 pm, Univ Ctr
Brewery. For info, call 762-3431.
U-M Flint-Film, see Sept. 11.
*Cont Med Educ- "Recent Advances & Ap-
plications in Clinical Nutrition "conf; Pre-.
conf allied-health wrkshp: "Fundamentals
of TPN Support, " Towsley Ctr. For hrs,
call 763-1400.
Christians in Action-Party, 8 pm. For info,
call 994-6126, 769-4157.
His House Christian Fellowship-Film, The
Prodigal, 8 pm, MLB 1. For info, call
665-0775,663-0483.
International Students Fellowship-Mtg, 7
pm. For ride, call 994-4669.
Korean Christian Fellowship-tible study
mtg, 9 pm, Campus Chapel. For info, call
747-0120.
*Major Events-Concert, George Winston, 8
pm, Hill Aud.
Near Eastern & N Afr Stds-25th Anniv Open
House, 4-6 pm, 144 Lane Hall.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, 5-7 pm, CCRB
Small Gym. For info, call 665-7399.
CEW-Orientation workshop for new intl
women grad stds & interested others, 8:30
10 am, CEW Conf Rm, 350 S Thayer. For
info, call 763-7080.
SATURDAY
September 13
*B'nal B'rith Hillel Fdn-Ensemble for Early
Jewish Music, 8:45 pm, Mus of Art.
*Cinema Guild-Dreamchild, 7 & 9 pm, Aud
A, Angell.
*U-M-DBN-1890s party, "Child's Play,"
10 am, noon, 2 & 4 pm, Henry Ford Estate
-Fair Lane. By res for grps of 5-10. For

SUNDAY
September 14
Cinema Guild-Chaplin shorts, free, 7 pm;
*Saboteur, 9:05, Nat Sci.
His House Christian Fellowship-Dinner &
fellowship mtg, 6-8 pm, 925 E Ann. For
info, call 665-0775, 663-0483.
Lord of Light Lutheran Church-Worship,
10 am, 801 S Forest.
Sch Music-Stearns Coll lec/demo series, W
Malm, "Treasures Old & New from the
Stearns," 2 pm, MacIntosh Vocal Arts
Center. For info, call 764-6527.
.Stdt Wood & Craft Shop-Safety class, Ses-
sion II, 2-4 pm, SAB. For info, call 763-
4025.
Univ Lutheran Chapel-Worship, 10:30 am,
1511 Washtenaw. For info, call 663-5560.
Lord of Light Lutheran Church-Worship,
10 am, 801 S Forest.
WELS Lutheran Campus Ministry-Worship,
10 am, 1360 Pauline. For info, call 662-
0663, 761-6362.
MONDAY
September 15
Ofc VP for Acad Aff & CRLT-Faculty or-
ientation, 7 pm, Vandenberg Rm, Mich
League.
*U-M Hlth Serv-Prog, "Say No To Nico-
tine, " noon, 3rd flr Conf Rm. For info,
call 763-1320.
Near Eastern & NAfr Stds-Brown bag lec,
G Spiro, "Israel's Iron-Fist Policy, " noon,
Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Stds in Religion-Lec, G Gutierrez, "Reflec-
tions on Liberation Theology, " 8-10 pm,
MLB 3. For info, call 764-4475.
EXHIBITS
BENTLEY HISTORICAL LIBRARY-Mon-
Fri, 8:30 am-5 pm; Sat, 9 am-12:30 pm.
Loc at 1150 Beal Ave, N Campus. For info,
call 764-3482.
CLEMENTS LIBRARY-Hours: weekdays,
10:30 am-noon, 1-5 pm.
EXHIBIT MUSEUM-Displays of prehistoric
life. Also Mich plants & animals, Native
Amer cultures, astronomy, geology, anthro-
pology, human anat & biology. Current
rotunda exhibit on display through Nov 30
includes skulls of various modern mam-
mals and birds and looks at their adaptation
to the environments in which they evolved.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 9 am-5 pm; Thurs
9 am-9 pm; Sun, 1-5 pm. Gift shop-gifts
from around the world, on 4th F1, Mon-Fri,
10 am-4:30 pm; Sat 10 am-5 pm; Sun 1-5
pm. *Planetarium: Closed through Nov.
Loc at 1109 Geddes at Washtenaw Ave. For
gen info. call 764-0478.

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