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March 23, 1990


March 23, 1990 '13



The 28th Ann Arbor Film
Mich 3pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
The afternoon show is Festival
judge and Canadian independent
filmmaker Richard Kerr's
program "The Canadian Avant-
Garde Looks at America."
Evening shows consist of films in
the competition, some of the best
in experimental and independent
films. Friday night's showings
include a film by the Daily's own
Nabeel Zuberi. Schedules listing
each film shown can be picked up
at the Michigan Theater.
The 28th Ann Arbor Film
Mich 1pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
More great films in the
Inside Chinatown
(Michael Chin, 1977)
Lorch 7pm UMASC free
A study of San Francisco's
Chinatown evaluates the actual
quality of life in the
neighborhood. Interviews provide
material for the film's analysis of
the contradictions and forces
which affect Chinese Americans
and their community. Proceeded
by the short The Boy Who Drew
Oreen Jacket
4 (Henry Luk, 1988)
Lorch 8pm UMASC free
While on duty, Detective Peter
Chin unexpectedly runs into his
father, who deserted the family 15
years earlier. Through exploring
Chin's relationship with his
father, Green Jacket investigates
the tensions between becoming
"Americanized" and keeping a
sense of Chinese heritage.
(Susan Seidelman, 1982)
Hillel 8pm & 9:45 HSC
In celebration of Women's
1istory Month. A gritty
character study of a teenage girl
from New Jersey as she tries to
hustle her way into an upwardly
mobile career as a Manhattan
punk-rock band manager. Susan
Seidelman's (Desperately Seeking
Susan, Making Mr. Right, She-Devil)
first film.
The 28th Ann Arbor Film
Mich 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Winner's Circle! Your reward for
having gone all week to see the
best in avant-garde and

independent filmmaking... Now,
the winners, shown in a never-
before assembled collection. Not
to be missed if you want to stay
on the cutting edge, not to
mention the excitement of seeing
pleased winners accept their
Jim on a stamp?

First Run
Bad Influence
Rob Lowe plays the devil to
James Spader's Faust as Lowe
shows market analyst geek
Spaderthe seedier side of life.
Lowe also shows that he can
work behind the camera in
bedroom sex home-movies as
well as in front of it. (At
Briarwood - 12:15, 2:30, 4:45,
7:15, 915, 11:30; Showcase-
12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:30, 9:30, 11:35;
Sunday at 7:20 & 9:30)
Blue Steel
Jamie Lee Curtis is a rookie cop
who has the hots for a psycho
who thinks that love and death
are the same thing.. Perhaps they
shouldn't go steady. (At
Briarwood - 11:45, 2:00, 4:15,
7:00, 9:15; Showcase -12:20,
2:35, 4:50, 7:45, 955, 12:05)
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. If for
nothing else, go to see him
scream the P-word. (At Fox
Village - 9:45; Showcase - 1:00,
4:00, 10:00; Sat. & Sun. at 2:15,
7:15, 10:00)
Coupe de Ville
Set in 1%3 (read: period piece)
Patrick Dempsey and his
brothers travel from Michigan
to Florida in the car of title,
encountering zany hazards,their
own epiphanies (read: they are
traveling on the road of life and
self-discovery), joy and pain,
sunshine and rain. (At Showcase
-12:25, 2:55, 4:55, 7:20, 9:25,
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, who
can't seem to pick good films
consistently to save his life. (At
Showcase - 12:05, 2:20, 4:25,
7:35, 9:40, 11:35)
Enemies, A Love Story
A tragi-comedy set in the years
immediately after World War II
about a man who is emotionally
involved with three women at
the same time: his second wife,
his mistress, and his first wife,
who was believed dead. Sounds
like he's tired! From the Isaac
Bashevis-Singer book, and
critically acclaimed everwhere.
(At Briarwood - 12:15, 2:30,
4:45, 7:15, 9:35, 11:45)

The Fourth War
This film, made somewhat
obsolete by the new era of love
led by flower-child Gorbachev,
takes place in 1988 along the
Czech/West German border
where Roy Scheider, the
American border patrol
commander, plays games of
confrontation with his Soviet
counterpart. By the director of
The Manchurian Candidate. (At
Showcase: 12:45, 2:50, 5:00, 7:25,
' 9:35, 11:30)
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
Ihirtysomething. But don't hold
that against him. (At Fox
Village - 7:15, 9:45)
Handmaid's Tale
Based on Margaret Atwood's
novel, the near future looks
bleak as 99 percent of all women
are infertile. Women who are
fertile are kept as handmaidens
for married couples and this tells
the story of one such woman.
With Robert Duvall, Fay
Dunaway, and Elizabeth
McGovern. (At Showcase -
12:00, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45, 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. (Showcase - 12:40,
5:15,9:50, 11:45)
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 times)
House Party
Hip-hoppin' partying that was
the rage at the recent Sundance
Festival. With Kid'n'Play and
Full Force, this high energy
comedy is about one teenager's
attempt to dupe his parents and
the police so he can get to the
hottest party of the year. (At
Showcase -12:15, 2:40, 4:40,
7:45, 10:00, 12:15)
The Hunt for Red October
Sean Connery, a Soviet captain,
hijacks his own submarine and
heads for the U.S. with the whole
world in pursuit. Problem is, the
sub has a new stealth device
which makes it impossible to
track (if the film is like Tom
Clancy's novel, they could
always use a bad-dialogue-
seeking device). (At Briarwood -
11:00, 12:40, 1:40,3:20,4:15,6:00,
7:15, 8:45, 9:55, 11:30; Showcase
-1:15, 4:00, 7:10, 9:50, 12:20)

Joe Versus tfe Volcano
Tom Hanks learns that he
doesn't have long to live so
decides he may as well jump into
a volcano. Meg Ryan has three
different roles but neither
continues her tutorial on how to
fake sex. (At Briarwood - 12:00,
2:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30, 11:45;
Showcase -12:10, 2:30, 4:35,
7:25, 9:35, 11:50)
The Little Mermaid
Disney's best cartoon in over a
decade, this fun film is a must
for those with a little bit of the
kid in you. (At Showcase -
12:35, 5:00)
Lord of the Flies
Based on William Golding's
classic novel, a group of young
American military cadets get
stranded on an island, so they
run around naked, put pig a pig's
head on a stake, and taunt the fat
kid. (At Showcase - 12:50, 3:00,
5:10, 7:30, 9:40, 11:55; Briarwood
- 11:45, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:00,
John Laroquette (who hopefully
bought his wife diamonds at
LeRoy's jewelers for Valentine's
Day) and Kirstie Alley (who
snuggled down for day 'o the
hearts with an aging Hardy
boy/lifeguard) buy a new house
(upward mobility alert) where
they can practice their conjugal
rites in peace until the
houseguests arrive. (At Fox
Village - 7:00, 9:30)
My Left Foot
Daniel-Day Lewis plays a man
with cerebral palsy who
expresses his creativity and his
character through his left foot.
Not the downer movie you
might think; nominated for five
Oscars. (At Showcase - 3:05,
7:40; Ann Arbor - call for times)

Opportunity Knocks
Sneak Preview with Dana
Carvey (SNL's Church Lady) as
a con man who masquerades as
an Ivy League snob among the
snobs of Chicago. Isn't that
special. (At Fox Village - 7:30
Fri. , maybe Sat. also)
Rocky Horror Picture
If you're a man, wear only
women's lingerie and go see this
show; if you're a woman, wear
only women's lingerie and go see
this show. (At Briarwood -
A Shock to the System
A comedy with Michael Caine,
which is all I'm allowed to reveal
at this time. (At Showcase -
12:55, 3:00, 5:10, 7:35, 9:30, 12:00)
Pretty Woman
Romantic comedy where
Richard Gere is a powerful
business mogul who eats up
companies for profit; Julia
Roberts is a Hollywood hooker
who eats up customers for
profit. He hires her for a week
and falls in love when she cries at
the opera; she falls in love with
him when he takes her shopping
on Rodeo Drive. Isn't love
always like that? (At Showcase
- 12:00, 2:30, 4:45, 7:20, 9:45,

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