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First Run Film
Steven Spielberg's remake of A
Guy Named Joe has Richard
Dreyfuss yearning for Holly
Hunter from the afterlife. (At
Briarwood - 12:00, 2:30, 5:00,
7:30, 9:50, 12:00)
Back to the Future II
Marty McFly (Michael J: Fox)
tries again in this basic rehash of
the original. (At Fox - 7:00, 9:15;
at Showcase - 12:15, 4:40, 7:20)
Born on the Fourth of July
As big a draw as Tom Cruise is for
some, he's as much a cinematic
plague for others. But his
performance as paralyzed
Vietnam vet Ron Kovic is the
highlight of Oliver Stone's larger-
than-life film. (At Briarwood -
1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40; at Showcase
- 1:00, 7:15, 10:00)
Driving Miss Daisy
Elderly Southern woman Jessica
Tandy and chauffeur Morgan
Freeman break down some social
barriers. Adapted from Alfred
Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning
play, performed in Ann Arbor last
semester. Strange casting award
goes to Dan Ackroyd as Miss
Daisy's son Boolie. (At Showcase
-12:05, 2:20, 4:25, 7:40, 9:40,
Everybody Wins
No advance word on this one, but
might be about cop buddies who
switch identities,
go to Vietnam, fall in love, have a
baby who talks, and then sponsor
a lottery which everybody wins.
Or it might not. (At Fox Village
- 7:15, 9:30, 11:30; Showcase -
Kiefer Sutherland is a fed. Dennis
Hopper is a hippie. The
combination is evidently worth
making a movie out of. (At
Briarwood - 12:00, 2:15, 4:30,
7:00, 9:20, 11:30; at Showcase -
12:25, 2:55, 5:10, 7:30, 9:55, 12:15)
Matthew Broderick, Morgan.
Freeman, and Denzel
Washington star in this lauded
film about the 54th Massachusetts
Regiment, the first Black
battalion in the Civil War.
Directed by Edward Zwick, a
producer of thirtysomething. But
don't hold that against him. (At
Briarwood - 12:00, 2:20, 4:40,
7:10, 9:45, 12:00; at Showcase -
12:00, 2:25,4:45, 7:10,9:40, 12:10)
Hard To Kill
Martial arts stud Steven Segal
chops and kicks his way through
the evil men who killed his

family. Don't expect much
dialogue. (At Fox Village - 7:15,
9:15, 11:30; Showcase - 12:40,
3:05, 5:15, 7:40, 9:50, 11:50)
Heart Condition
Bob Hoskins is a sloppy L.A. vice
cop, Denzel Washington is a slick
attorney, and Chloe Webb is the
mutual love interest. Cop and
attorney hate each other. So,
anyway, Hoskins has a heart
attack. He needs a transplant, and
lo and behold, Washington dies.
The vital organ in question enters
Hoskins' body, and Hoskins finds
himself haunted by Washington's
ghost. The miracles of Hollywood
medicine. (At Showcase - 2:40,
9:30, 11:40)
Henry V
Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of
Shakespeare is grittier than
Olivier's version but makes an
admirable transition from stage to
film. (At Ann Arbor 1 & 2; call for
Internal Affairs
Internal Affairs is the division
watching the watchmen in a film
evidently about bureaucracy
running rampant. Andy Garcia
fights corruption within the police
department, namely Richard
Gere. (At Briarwood - 12:30,
2:45, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50, 12:00; at
Showcase - 12:45, 2:50, 5:00,
The Little Mermaid
Disney returns to fairy tales with
great success in this tale of the
little fish girl who wants legs. (At
Showcase - 12:20, 2:35, 4:30)
Loose Cannons
Buddy-cop movie with Gene
Hackman and Dan Ackroyd.
Gimmick is that Ackroyd takes on
different personalities under
stress, which makes for amusing
scenes between Joe Thug and,
say, Pee-wee Herman. (At Fox
Village - 7:00,9:30, 11:30;
Showcase - 12:50, 3:00, 5:00,
7:35, 9:35, 11:45)
The Rocky Horror Picture
Just see it already, dammit. (At
Briarwood, 11:45 p.m.)
Roger & Me,
Creator Michael Moore is giving
$25,000 of his film's profits to the
four Flint, Michigan families that
were evicted while his camera
was running on the underbelly of
the town General Motors built. Is
it a token sum from a malicious
artist or a tender gesture from a
native son? Decide for yourself.
(At Showcase - 12:30, 2:45, 5:05,
7:20,9:50, 12:00)
Stanley and Iris
Stanley (Robert DeNiro) can't

read, Iris (Jane Fonda) can. She
becomes his teacher in literacy,
he becomes her teacher in love.
They also ride a bike together.(At
Briarwood - 12:00, 2:15, 4:30,
7:00, 9:15; Showcase - 12:35,
2:40, 4:35, 7:30, 9:30, 11:40)
Bette Midler as Stella is a (sniff)
hardworking single parent who
sends her (sob) daughter Trini
Alvarado to live a (choke) better
life with her father - it's the
"ultimate sacrifice."
Showcase - 12:10, 2:30, 4:55,
7:25, 9:45,-12:00; at Ann Arbor
& 2 - call for times.)
Tango & Cash
Sylvester Stallone (who has sung
only once in his film career in
Rhinestone) and Kurt Russell (who
might have sung off-key in Big
Trouble in Little China, though the
scene isn't memorable) star in this
cop-buddy movie. Neither sing.
(At Showcase - 1:05, 3:10, 5:20,
7:35, 11:50)
A horror B-movie featuring Kevin
Bacon in which four gigantic
worms with teeth terrorize a town.
It's Dune for those who don't like
the'sight of pus extraction. (At
Showcase - 1:45, 3:35, 5:25, 7:15,
9:25, 11:30)
War of the Roses
Divorce and pets just don't mix in
this black comedy from director
Danny DeVito, who pits Michael
Douglas against Kathleen Turner.
(At Briarwood - 12:15, 2:40, 5:00,
7:20, 9:45, 11:55; at Showcase -
12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:25, 9:35, 11:55)
Making "Do The Right
Thing"; Langston
Hughes:The Dream Keeper
Lorch, 7 p.m.
Black Filmmaker Series
A behind-the-scenes
documentary about the people
and events during the making of
Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.
Followed by a documentary on
the African-American poet-writer
Langston Hughes, which includes
poetry and performances by noted
Cries and Whispers
Aud A, 7 p.m./CG
Ingmar Bergman's gorgeously
filmed story about two sisters who
visit their sister on her deathbed.
The reunion exposes guilt and

old wounds, and coninierits on'
Woman's capacity for suffering.
The Unbearable Lightness
of Being
Aud A, 9 p.m./CG
A brilliant, sensual adaptation of
Milan Kundera's post-modern
novel. The Soviets invade Prague
in 1968 while Daniel Day-Lewis
invades Prague's women, and
Len Olin single-handedly revives
the sale of derby hats among this
movie's viewers.
Dead Poets Society
MLB 3, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m./Med
Robin Williams arrives at a New
England prep school to teach his
students the joys of individuality,
plus the meaning of carpe diem
for extra credit. Atmospherically
directed by Peter Weir (Witness).
Cruel Story of Youth
MLB 4, 7:30 p.m./AAFC
The nihilism of youth and the
liberal idealism of the older
generation clash in a sexual
apocalypse. Japanese director
Oshima's first commercial,
though controversial, hit.
The Cool and Crazy
MLB 4,9:15 p.m./AAFC
Reefer Madness revisited '50s style..
Those damn kids...
Kramer vs Kramer
MLB 4,7 p.m./CG
Meryl Streep walks out on Dustin
Hoffman, leaving behind a young
son in Hoffman's care. Humorous,
sensitive and all that. Made child
custody the hot topic of 1979..
Out of Africa
MLB 4,9 p.m./CG
A lush film about Isak Denison's
remarkable life in Kenya, starring
Meryl Streep's Danish accent.
Won seven (!) Oscars, though
none were for Robert Redford's
American-accented Brit. My Mom
loved it.
Sewing Women; Loose
Pages Bound; A Great Wall
Lorch, 7 p.m./AAFC
A portrait of director Arthur
Dong's mother, Sewing Women
won an Academy Award
nomination for best short
documentary. Christine Choy
focuses on the history of Asians in
the United States in Loose Pages
~Bound, and A Great Wall depicts
one man's search for identity in a
rapidly modernizing China.
The oerFrmAnother
Hillel, 7 p.m & 9:15 p.in./HSC
Bizarre and funny film by John
Sayles about a mute Black alien
who arrives in Harlem. With six
toes and an ET-like ability to heal
things, he wanders around and
instills people with confidence
and good will. Good movie to
practice your metaphor analyzing

Blue Velvet
MLB 3, 7:30 & 9:40 p.m./AAFC
The best movie you'll never want
to see again. Teaches you never
to go on joy rides with strangers
and to let severed ears lie. This
sexually perverse movie, which
director David Lynch described
as "the Hardy Boys go to hell," is
considered by many as one of the
best films of the '80s.
...And Justice For All
Aud A, 7:30 p.m./Med
Al Pacino's a lawyer who fights
corruption in the judicial system
and finds everyone out of order.
Jagged Edge
Aud A,10 p.m./Med
Suspenseful mystery which has
Glen Close defending Jeff
Bridges, who is accused of
brutally murdering his wife. Film
makes you flip-flop your mind
about the murderer's identity a
dozen times before the climactic
ending (when the murderer turns
out to be Freddie Krueger).
Shirley Valentine
Michigan Theater, 5 p.m.
Pauline Collins reprises her Tony
Award-winning role and makes
her one-woman show into a full-
fledged movie. She's an English
housewife who expands her
horizons in Greece.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Michigan Theater, 7 p.m.
Don't worry about the meaning of
the apes or the various obelisks or
the giant baby; just experience it all
and be blown away by the
spectacular ending in 70 mm.
Night and Fog In Japan
Lorch, 7 p.m., FVS
Controversial director Nagisa
Oshima uses a wedding
celebration as the backdrop for
political conflicts.
Guide to Campus Film
AAFC=Ann Arbor Film
CG=Cinema Guild
HSC=Hill Street Cinema
FVS=U-M Program in Film and
Video Studies
Bars and
Friday & Saturday: The Golden
Ring; harmony and folk. $8.75
Sunday: Song Sisters Valentine's
Day Party; for the kids at 1 & 3
Friday & Saturday: Straight Ahead;
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