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VOLUME 5, NO. 8 NOVEMBER 7, 1986
Hitchhiking: myths and realities
Trains and buses can be bargains
Spring break packages are almost all gone
The many ancient customs of Japan
Canada, the country that's 40 percent off
Interview: Comedian David Brenner1
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
EDITOR......................... ........... Bill Marsh
ASSOCIATE EDITOR ............................................. Rob Earle
FILM EDITOR ..................................................... Kurt Serbus
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On the cover: Frederick Pitts and Monique Meloche. Photo by Scott Lituchy and Andi Schreiber.
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Presbyterian churches, 1679
This panel discussion will be
concerned with the proposal made by
University regents to change current
guidelines in order to allow increased
military research on campus.
ANNUAL FASHION SHOW
Panhellenic Association, 3:30-5
p.m., Tally Hall, E. Liberty.
Members from more than twenty
of the Univerity's sororities and
fraternities will model fall and
holiday fashions from various local
IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL
- Celebration of Jewish Performing
Arts, 8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium
Amos Oz will discuss the present
Middle East situation using
information from his most recent
book, In the Land of Israel .
Actress/dancer Tamir will give a
performance before the talk based on
Big, noisy, shallow sequel to
Ridley Scott's classic thriller. This
time around, Sigourney Weaver must
return to the planet where the horror
began and do battle with a whole
squadron of awful, slimy parasites.
At the Fox Village.
A FINE MESS
Blake Edwards' tribute to the old
straight man/funny man comedies,
this one starring Ted Danson and
Howie Mandell. See if you can guess
which is which. At the State
The latest offering from director
David Lynch (Dune, Eraserhead) is
an erotic fantasy in which the action
is put into gear by a severed ear.
Already causing storms of
controversy. At the AnnArbor
Theaters 1 & 2.
A LESSER GOD
William Hurt is a teacher for the
deaf who falls in love with a
hearing-impaired _woman in this
technically perfect adaptation of the
Broadway play. At the Movies At
THE COLOR OF MONEY
Twenty years later, Paul newman
returns as the Hustler, with a cynical
outlook and a new protoge (Tom
Cruise). Martin Scorsese directed
this pool hall drama. At the Campus
An Australlian adventurer tries to
make on the mean streets of New
York, attracting the interest of a
smart, independant female who
is-what else?- a journalist. At the
Movies At Briarwood.
A manipulative but lovable high
school student takes a day off from
school in this brilliant and hilarious
comedy from John Hughes, the
director who dares to be different.
Matthew Broderick. At the Movies
David Cronenberg's offbeat
horror-romance stars Jeff Goldblum
as a scientist who finds himself
slowly being transformed into a
rather large Bluebottle after the
Haywire. At the Movies At
Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep
star in this comedy about love and
marrige based on the life of Carl
Bernstien. At the - Movies At
HOME OF THE BRAVE
Performance artist Laurie
Anderson performs art in this
conceptual version of contemporary
life in America. At the Ann Arbor
Theayers 1 & 2.
JUMPIN' JACK FLASH
Who is the mysterious man from
the Stone's song, and why is he
screwing up Whoopi Goldberg's life?
Watch this zany, screwball comedy
and find out. At the Fox Village
NAME OF THE ROSE
Sean Cennery plays a medevial
monk with a dash of Sherlock
Holmes and James Bond, who tries
to solve a number of mysterious
murders in an ominous monastery.
At the Movies At Briarwood.
OUT OF BOUNDS
Anthony Michael Hall gets
serious (sort of) in this extremely
messt thriller about a farm boy
stalked by both the cops and a
sociopathic drug dealer in the big
city. At the State Theater.
Kathleen Turner getas a second
shot at life when she travels back in
time to high school, 1960. Directed
by Francis Ford Coppala. At the Fox
Veteran detectives Gregory Hines
and Billy Crystal want to retire,
which means that all the bad guys
they helped put away have one last
chance for revenge. Comedy. At the
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT
A young city girl scoffs at
monogamy and juggles three hopeful
suitors simultaneously in this
comedy of manners that's been hailed
as a sort-of low-budget Woody
Allen. At the Ann Arbor Theaters 1
C. Thomas Howell can't afford
Harvard law school, so he poses as a
black guy to get a scholarship. With
James Earl Jones and Rae Dawn
Chong. At the State Theaters.
STAND BY ME
A beautiful, truly affecting movie
about four young boys poised on the
brink of adolescence in 1959. They
go on a quest to find a corpse
somewhere in the woods of Oregon,
and along the way they lose a little
innocence. Directed by Rob Reiner.
At the Campus Theater.
Jack Lemmon hams it up in the
latest offering from Blake Edwards.
It's a comedy. It's a drama. Just like
life. At the State Theater.
Toin Cruise has the need for
speed and Kelly McGillis in this
story about maverick jet pilots. At
the Fox Village Theater.
Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas
are two old cons who get out of
prison after a very lengthy stay and
try to cope with the ever-changing
world the only way they know how.
At the Movies At Briarwood.
TRICK OR TREAT
Boring, unimaginative, really
stupir horror flick about a high
school headbanger who plays an
album backwards and conjures up the
living corpse of his heavy metal
hero. At the State Therater.
WHERE THE RIVER
I think it's about a boy whose
parents are dolphins, or something
like that. At the Movies At
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