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The Michigan Daily Monday, December 12, 1988 Page 8

State

launches sci-fi film

BY LAUREN SHAPIRO
OKAY Trekkies, forget Captain
)dirk because Walter Koenig, a.k.a.
Chekov, will be here in Ann Arbor
for the world premiere of MOON-
TRAP.
The film will be shown tonight at
:the Michigan Theater before depart-
ing for a major European tour.
MOONTRAP is making its debut
here in town because it is the first
major film produced in Michigan
(solely on the strength of the produc-
tion talent available here, rather than
the need for on-location filming.

As star Walter Koenig puts it, "I
think this is a fast-paced, tension-
filled action adventure. It's intelli-
gently done, and it could be a fun
picture to watch. And then some."
When the movie begins, Jason
Grant (Walter Koenig) and Ray Tan-
ner (Bruce Campbell) discover the
wreck of a strange ship in orbit
around the earth. Exploring it, Grant
finds the body of a man preserved by
the vacuum of space, along with a
curious metal sphere. Both are
brought back to Earth, where the dead
man is revealed to be a prehistoric
human with origins on the moon.
The two astronauts are sent back to

the moon to evaluate the potential
threat of this discovery and from this
point on, the excitement and antici-
pation snowball.
"We thought, 'What if something
was discovered up there tomorrow?
How would we as contemporary
people respond to it?"' pro-
ducer/director Robert Dyke (Evil
Dead) commented.
For Dyke's exhilirating and
imaginative answer, you should treat
yourself to a study break before finals
and see MOONTRAP. After all,
when else would you have a chance
to view an eight foot high metallic
monster, as well as other props and

memorabilia, while meeting world-
renowned producer/director Robert
Dyke and sci-fi legend Walter
Koenig?
If you need one more reason to
spend Monday night at the movies,
let me remind you that all proceeds
from ticket sales go directly to the
Detroit Producers Association and
Film Student Scholarships. See you
there!
The world premiere of MOONTRAP
will be shown this evening at 7:30
P.M. in the Michigan Theater. The
theater is located at 603 E. Liberty
St. and tickets may be purchased at
the theater for $10.00.

"Edge of the Woods," a painting by Alexander Helwig Wyant
(1836-1892), will be presented in the exhibit U n s e e n
America: Small Oils from the Permanent Collection.
Exhibit displays

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U.S.

innovation

BY DAN GODSTON
WHILE artistic geniuses like Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cdzanne gbt
drunk in Parisian bars and paved the way for modern art in France, American
artists were making their own innovations.
Unseen America: Small Oils from the Permanent Collection, an exhibit
presently beirig shown in the University's Museum of Art, depicts some of
the artistic changes that took place in the United States in the 19th century.:
The 13 paintings in the exhibit are oil paintings by 19th century artists
such as Hodgdon, Blakelock, Robinson, and Alexander Wyant. The exhibit
is organized by Nancy Downes-LeGuin, a masters student in history of art,
and Jennifer Layton, a graduate.student in the museum practice program.
The exhibit is organized chronologically, and divided into three schools of
painting: the Hudson River School, from 1825 to 1870, the Tonalists, from
1860 to the 1890s, and the American Impressionists, from the 1880s to
early 1900s.
The ordering of the exhibit shows the American artists' progression awdy
from emphasizing realistic detail; after studying with Impressionist and Bar-
bizon artists in Europe, the artists returned with new ideas like more expres-
sive brush strokes, said Downes-LeGuin. Also, the paintings later "became
more personal and less panoramic," and depicted the "narrow slice of countr'y
life," said Layton.
"Deer in Deep Woods," painted by Ralph Albert Blakelock; shows a sin-
gle deer in the middle of a dense group of trees. The color scheme in
See Unseen, Page 9

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Walter Koenig (Chehov of the Star Trek series) stars in MOONTRAP. The film is the first
science-fiction film shot in Michigan - thus dispelling rumors that the River Rouge was the
actual site of Yoda's swamp in Star Wars.

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