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F R I D A Y
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(Roman Polanski, 1974)
Mich 7pm MTF
Jack Nicholson's Jake Giddes, last
seen in The Two Jakes, establishes
himself in the hard-boiled detective
hall of fame in this classic film of
corruption, incest, and murder. With
Faye Dunaway and John Huston.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
(John Hughes, 1986)
Rm 9 Int'l Ctr 7pm free
Yes, it's Matthew Broderick in this
realistic spoof of a computer whiz.
Hilarious enough to make you wish
you were that cool in high school.
Free snacks, too.
Merry Christmas, Mr.
(Nagisa Oshima, 1983)
Lorch 7pm Japanese Studies/CG
Set in a Japanese-occupied POW
camp in 1942, this highly charged
drama explores the ambiguous
relationship between cultures at war.
The sole conduit of intelligent
communication is the Japanese-
speaking Col. Lawrence (Tom
Conti), who catches the flak until the
arrival of a newly-captured British
officer (David Bowie).
The Story of Adele H.
(Francois Truffaut, 1975)
MLB4 7:00 & 10:20 CG
Isabella Adjani gives a brilliant,
Oscar-nominated performance as
Adele, the daughter of novelist Victor
Hugo, whose obsessive love/lust for
an uninterested British lieutenant
consumes her very existence.
Salo: 120 Days of Sodom
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(Pier Paulo Pasolini, 1975)
AudA 7:30 & 9:45 AAFC
A very controversial film based on the
novel by the Marquis de Sade.
detailing 120 days of debauchery in
French society. Pasolini changes the
setting to WWII Italy, where Fascist
rulers brutalize and degrade in so
many ways. Explicit - weak
stomachs stay home.
(Reginald Hudlin, 1990)
MLB3 7:30 & 10:00 Med
Upbeat, creative comedy about urban
Black teenagers. Christopher Reid (of
the rap group Kid 'n' Play) is your
average.teen trying to sneak out of
the house for a big party. A
hilariously hip script.
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Mo' Better Blues
(Spike Lee, 1990)
Mich 9:45 MTF
This jazz fantasia features Denzel
Washington as Bleek Gillian, a young
trumpet player who loves music and
women. Lee plays Gilliam's inept
manager. Richly atmospheric with
some brilliantly witty dialogue
(particularly among the band
members). Fans will recognize Lee's
usual talented troupe.
(Tom Chaney, 1990)
Mich 11:30pm MTF
An Ann Arbor native's attempt at
campy film horror, guaranteed to
make you proud of where you live.
Withnail & I
(Bruce Robinson, 1987)
AudA 7:00 & 9:00 CG
"I" is a young hippie; "Withnail," the
eccentric, self-absorbed roommate
with whom he shares a London flat in
1969. The two struggling actors also
share drugs, booze, and failure. They
decide to escape the trials of the city,
and embark on a vacation in the
country. But the country's just like
the city, only biggerl A sparkling
directorial debut by Robinson, who
wrote The Killing Fields.
(Hal Ashby, 1979)
Hillel 7:30 & 9:30 HSC
Meet Chance: an illiterate, simple-
minded gardener who's forced to
enter the outside world (Washington
DC) when his millionaire benefactor
dies. Through an absurd chain of
events, Chance becomes the toast of
the town - the politicos take his
bewildered comments about TV to
be pearls of wisdom. Biting black
humor, savage stabs at American
culture, and a hilarious deadpan
performance by Peter Sellers.
(Godfrey Reggio, 983)
Mich 8pm MTF
Back by popular demand, the Philip
Glass Ensemble provides live
accompaniment to this spellbinding
filmI "Koyaanisqatsi" is Hopi for "life
out of balance." The film is a
beautiful, liquid assemblage of found
footage set to music in slow and fast
(Spike Lee, 1988)
MLB4 7:30 &10:00 Med
examines life at a Southern all-black
college. There's trouble between the
"wannabees" (black students who'd
rather be white) and the "jigaboos"
(those proud of their racial identity).
Peppy dance numbers, provocative
ideas, and sociology lessons.
(Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968)
MLB3 7:30/DBL AAFC
A young'student with mystical
wealthy industrialist and has affairs
with the entire family - mom, dad,
son, daughter, and maid! After he
leaves, the family tries in vain to
reconcile the experience.
The Gospel According to St.
(Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964)
MLB3 9:15/DBL AAFC
As an art historian-turned-filmmaker,
Pasolini recreates the life of Jesus
with great accuracy and faithfulness
to the text of St. Matthew. Using
amateur actors and stunning locations
in rural southern Italy, the film often
captures the look of the paintings of
Masaccio, Giotto, and others.
S LU N D A Y
(Erich von Stroheim, 19259)
Mich 7pm FVS free
This adaptation of Frank Norris's
McTeague is manic realism at is best.
An epic tale of man's lust for wealth
- the first version ran nine hours.
The studio cut it for normal
consumption, but didn't mar the
masterpiece one bit. Starring Gibson
Gowland, Zasu Pitts, and Chester
Conklin. With live organ
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(Roman Polanski, 1974)
Mich 9:45 MTF
See listing for Friday
irsti run cinema
F R I D A Y
Barry Levinson's latest look back at
his own life is a nostalgic recreation of
a childhood in Baltimore, with
Elizabeth Perkins and Aidan Quinn.
(At Briarwood-10:00, 1:00, 3:45,
7:00, 9:30, 11:45)
A classic melding of music and image.
(At Showcase - 1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 9:50,
comedy has Patrick Swayze doing
some dirty pottery with Demi Moore.
(At Showcase -1:30, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50,
12:10; Briarwood-10:30, 1:00, 4:00,
7:00, 9:30, 11:45)
Martin Scorsese finally makes his
long-awaited reunion with Robert De
Niro in a film based on based on the
(At Showcase -1:00, 4:00, 7:15,
10:05; Briarwood-10:00, 1:00, 4:00,
7:00, 9:45, 11:45; Fox Village-12:00,
2:30, 7:15, 9:45)
Prince's latest extravaganza with the
return of the humble Morris Day. (At
Showcase-1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:45,
Nightshift workers discover an
unspeakable horror that lurks in the
basement of an old factory. Looks to
be yet another unspeakably horrible
movie based on a Stephen King story.
(At Showcase-1:10, 3:10,5:10, 7:45,
9:40, 11:45; Fox Village-12:00, 2:15,
Henry and June
The first film to be released with the
NC-17 rating, this erotic tale is based
on the book by Anais Nin and
explores her relationship with Henry
Miller and his wife, June. Directed
by Phillip Kaufman (The Unbearable
Lightness of Being). (At Showcase -
1:25, 4:05, 7:10, 9:45, 12:15)
9 Ib a rr ie rs
sadesegregated campus a
potential reality or just
anotherpublicityustunt on the
part of the University
students speak out about why
they feel excluded and what
can be done to overcome
on page 6
Radical underground theater
You haven't seen anything until you've seen a play by TDTGWet. With
Jon Casson! in charge you aren't likely to see anything but daring,
modern theater at its best.
Miguel Cruz Slings and Arrorws
Sketchpad Weekend List
Cover PhOtogragh-KENNETH SMOLLER
Editors-KEVIN WOODSON, RONAN G. LYNCH
Staff-PHILIP COHEN, MIGUEL CRUZ, JESSE WALKER, FRED ZINN, DONNA
IADIPAOLO, KRISTIN PALM
ContrbutOrs-MARY BETH BARBER, JENIE DAHLMANN, KRISTINE LALONDE
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