The Michigan Daily-Weekend etc.-March 19,1992-Page 7
FILMS OPENING FRIDAY:
BASIC ISTImCT Michael Douglas makes a daring career move by starring in this
controversial film about a man pitted against a psychotic she-bitch (Sharon Stone).
Almost too sexy for an R rating. And watch out for gay rights protesters who've
threatened to give away the ending. At Briarwood: 10, 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:30, 10,
12:10; at Showcase: 1, 1:30, 3:45, 4:15, 7:15, 7:40, 9:45, 10:10, 12:10, 12:30.
S..aows AmD Foc Yeah, we know. Alice sucked. And this film is another
ensemble-cast fantasy from Mr. Allen (and it's black-and-white and "Kafkaesque.")
But at least the Wood-man stars, Madonna's part is really small and the movie's
actually funny. And nobody says "Not!" With John Malkovich, John Cusack, Jodie
Foster, Lily Tomlin, Kathy Baker and Fred Gwynne. At Briarwood: 10:15, 12, 2, 4,
TwEmTv-O.m Patsy Kensit of Lethal Weapon 2 fame tries starring in a good film,
a comedic mock docu-drama about a British woman living in New York City who
examines what it's like to be young and female in the '90s. At the Ann Arbor 1 &
2: 12:40. 2:45 9:45.
T H U R S D A Y
ANN ARBoR FILm FESTIVAL 30
Different groundbreaking films every
damn night! Check out this Ann Arbor
institution if you haven't already, loser.
Mich Th 7:00 & 9:30
F R I D A Y
ANN ARBOR FILM FEsTivAL 30 See
Thursday. Mich Th 7:00 & 9:30
A MoTHER's Love (1950) From
Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Shimizu.
Lorch 7:00 free
REVERSAL oF FoRTumE (1991)
Jeremy Irons won the Best Actor Oscar
last year for his cooly ironic portrayal of
Claus von Bulow. International Ctr 8:00
free (on video)
S A T U R D A Y
ANN ARBOR FuM FESTIVAL 30 See
Thursday. Mich Th 1:00,7:00 & 9:30
FLESH AME PAPER (1989) Pratibha
Parmar's short film looks at lesbian
Indian writer/poet Suniti Namjoshi. Aud
C 7:30 free
THE LoNc WEEKEND (1989) Three
college friends reunite, and it ain't The
Big Chill. Aud C 8:00 free
ToP OF THE PARK BENEFIT Film
clips, live big band music and plenty of
other surprises, all for a good cause.
WCC Student Ctr. Bldg. 8:00
T H U R
S D A Y
ARTTALKs Picasso slide talk at the
University Museum of Art, 12 noon,
CHEsS The 1986 show is produced by
Musket; it deals with Soviet-US tensions
and the game of chess. Power Center, 8
p.m., $7, $6, 763-TKTS.
HIGHLY IMPROVABLE Ann Arbor's new
improvisational troupe will perform at
the U-Club. The 6:45 p.m. show is free if
dinner is purchased; the 10 p.m. show
has a $2 admission, 763-2236.
MORE Fun THAN BowuNc A
philosophical comedy centering around
the owner of a midwestern Bowling
Alley, his devotion to the sport of
bowling and his past loves and ex-wives.
$15-$25. The Purple Rose Theatre,
Chelsea. Call 475-7902
No SucAR ADDED Part I of the MFA
Thesis Concert, Studio A in the Dance
Building, 8 p.m., $5, 763-5460.
F R I D A Y
CHESS See Thursday.
MORE FuN THAN BOwuNc See
No Sucm ADDED See Thursday.
Malkovich and Cusack star in Woody Allen's new Shadows and Fog.
ALAN & NAOmI At the Ann Arbor 1 & 2: tonight only at 7:20.
AwEucau ME The ever-intense Edward James Olmos makes his directorial debut
(uh-oh) in this film about a powerful East LA crimelord. At Briarwood: today only
at 10, 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:15, 9:40; at Showcase: 12:15, 2:45, 4:55, 7:35, 10, 12:20.
Aema.. 99 Ray Liotta, Kiefer Sutherland and Forest Whitaker team up for this
Veteran hospital drama. At Showcase: 12:40, 3, 5:05, 7:35, 9:45, 12.
BEAuTY AmD TiE BEAsT The Greatest Love Story Ever has racked in 100 million
big ones and a Best Picture nomination for those greedy bastards at Disney. At
Briarwood: 10, 11:35, 1:15, 2:50,4:25, 6; at Showcase: 12:10, 2:20,4:20, 6.
Bucsv At Fox Village: today only at 4:30, 7, 9:50.
CAPE FEAS At Fox Village: today only at 4:40, 7, 9:30.
EuRoPA EuuopA Excellent German film based on the amazing true story of a
W Jewish boy forced to pose as a Hitler Youth during World War H. With lots of very
dark humor. At the Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 12:15, 2:30,4:50, 7:10, 9:30.
Ftma ANALYsis When Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman and Zen Master Richard
Gere get together to make a steamy psychological thriller, trust us, things get pretty
damn steamy. From the director of U2's Rattle & Hum. At Showcase: 12:10, 2:40,
5,7:40, 10:05, 12:30.
O FmeiD G h TomAToES Four Southern women git togetha fer sum down-home
' female bonding. More fun than an episode of Hee Haw. At Showcase: 12, 2:25,
t,4:50, 7:20, 9:50, 12:20.
GLADIATOR Does for the savage world of underground amateur boxing what
Beauty and the Beast does for singing teacups. At Showcase: 12:45, 5, 7:30.
' GRaMD CAmwo. When ambition falls short, the result is a pretentious dog. Starring
a bearded Steve Martin, and featuring the Most Absurd Dream Sequence of '91. At
Fox Village: 4:35, 7:20, 10.
Twm GmAT Mousa DETEcnw Those swine at Disney are never satisfied.
Beauty and the Beast is still racking in the bucks and Walt's lackeys re-release this
mediocre tale about a rodent version of Sherlock Holmes. At Showcase: 12:35,
Tuw HAmN THAT RoaCs Tim CmaDLE Does for nannies what Grand Canyon
does for angst-ridden yuppie losers who should be shot. At Showcase: 2:55, 7:45,
NooK What a drag it is gettin' old ... At Fox Village: 4:20, 7, 9:40.
JFK Does for wacko commie conspiracy theories what Wayne's World does for
annoying catch phrases (ie. "Ex-squeeze me.") At Showcase: 7:50, 11:15.
Tn LAWmmoWen MAN Pierce Brosnan meets Virtual Reality in the latest bad
Stephen King adaptation. At Briarwood: 10, 12:30, 2:45, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30, 11:35; at
Showcase: 12:20, 2:30,4:40, 7:25, 9:50, 12:25.
IEDIMaNE MAN Eccentric scientist Sean Connery (last seen Whoring for Dollars
i Highlander II: The Quickening) discovers a cure for cancer while researching in
the Amazon. But ooops! He's lost the formula! With Lorraine Bracco. From the
director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October. At Showcase: 2:50,9:40,
11:55; at Briarwood: 10, 12:05, 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:15, 11:15.
MEmomS oF AN INvIsIuLE MAm Chevy Chase teams up with John Carpenter to
" make his best low-key comedy since Fletch. Plus lotsa neat-o invisible effects. At
Showcase: 3:05, 7:15; at Briarwood: 9:40, 11:35.
MissasswPP MAsALA Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury fall in love
because they're not supposed to, in this Jungle Fever from the director of Salaam
Bombay! At Showcase: today only at 12:05, 9:40; at Briarwood: today only at
.,10:15, 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:25, 9:45; at Fox Village: starting tomorrow at 4:40, 7:30,
Mr Cpusi. VI..Y "How low can you go?" Last year's Best Supporting Actor Joe
"The Super" Pesci keeps on trying to find out, this time as a sleazy lawyer
defending his cuz, the Incredible Ralph Macchio. At Briarwood: 10,,12:15, 2:35,
4:55, 7:20, 9:50, 12; at Showcase: 12:05, 2:30,4:50, 7:30,9:55, 12:15.
ONCR UPON A Cw Another Hollywood Pictures "comedy caper" (i.e. dog),
with Richard Lewis, Sean Young, John Candy and a host of other losers. At
Showcase: 12:25, 2:35, 4:35, 7:20, 9:35, 11:50.
TWE PmocE oF TiDEs Barbra Streisand got the Oscar snub for her direction, but
at least the great Nick Nolte was recognized. At the Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 4:45, 9:15.
RocKY HoReoR Pocrun Suow No advance screening; not yet reviewed. At
Briarwood: Fri & Sat only at 11:30.
STOPl OR Mr Mom WILU. SuooT Does for Sly Stone's career what Terminal
Bliss did for Luke Perry's. At Showcase: today only at 2:45, 9:45, 11:45; at
Briarwood: today only at 7:45, 9:45, 11:30; at Fox Village: starting tomorrow at
4:45, 7:10, 9:30.
Tens Is My LiFe Acclaimed writer Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally..,
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Insane Jane opens for Matthew Sweet Wednesday at the Blind Pig.
T H U R S D A Y
CROSSED WIRE Record release party from local faves, Blind Pig, 996-8555
JAzz Comsos As it says, 8 p.m, North Campus Commons, $2, 763-4726.
MEADowMouNT TRIO Violin, cello and piano, playing some Beethoven,
Schonfield and Dvorak, 8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, $12, $8, $5, 769-2999.
SECOND OP.roN No, it's not Second Self in a folk incarnation, Ark, 8 p.m.,
$7.75 for members, seniors, and students, $8.75 for everyone else, 761-1451
THIRD ESTATE Some band that sounds like bop (harvey), hmm, Rick's, 996-2747
F R I D A Y
Bop (HARVEY) World Beat, yeah, Rick's 996-2747
BOYS OF THE LOucH Kind of like the Chieftains, only from Scotland, Ark, 7:30
and 9:30 p.m., $15, 761-1451
CIVILIANS W/OPEC More alternative college rock, Heidelberg, 663-7758
THE HANNwALs College rock (yawn!), Blind Pig, 996-8555
PATTY RICHARDs W/THE JEFF KESSLER TRIO Jazz, Bird of Paradise, 662-8310
RESTROOM POETs More "alternative" rock, Cross Street, 485-5050
SYMPHONY BAND/ CONCERT BAND A joint concert in Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.,
S A T U R A Y
BEAux ARTs TRIO Mozart and Schubert are included on this program of piano,
violin and cello, $29 to $18, 8 p.m., Rackham Aud., 764-2538.
BLACK MAu Funk with psychedelic edge, Cross Street, 485-5050
PENELOPE CRAWFORD Back with Nancy Garrett, Music for Fortepiano Duo,
playing some Mozart, Kerrytown Concert House, $15, $10, $5, 8 p.m., 769-2999.
DEPOT Tow JAZZ CONCERT Jazz, Ypsilanti Farmer's Market, 482-9774
GRADY HAZY w/SHE's So Huc Alternative, Heidelberg, 663-7758
KINsEY REPoRT Blues, Rick's, 996-2747
PATTY Rcuhiws See Friday.
Tom PAxTom Singer/songwriter, Ark, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m., $10.75, 761-1451
7TH Few. Rock to funk to reggae with Native American message, Blind Pig, 996-
Weird stuff occurs at the Ann
Arbor Film Fest through Sunday.
S U N D A Y
Am ARDoR FiLm FESTIVAL 30 See
Thursday. Mich Th 5:00,7:00 & 9:00
ADAm's RIB (1949) Tracy's a male
judge who clashes with Hepburn, a
female lawyer, in George Cukor's killer
comedy. Aud A 7:00free
M O N D A Y
TuE FIsrn. Kim (1991) Overrated
Terry Gilliam quest for the Holy Grail,
featuring Mork and Starman. Mich Th.
SToRIs F iirnCus CATIAn(1989)
Peter Chappel's look at families in El
Salvador. Rackham Amph. 7:00 free
10 YEARs, 10 DAYS (1990) An
examination of Nicaragua's "election"
and how it was influenced by Uncle
Ron, er, Sam. Rackham Amph. 8:00
NAKED LUmO (1991) David
Cronenberg's twisted take on Bill
Burroughs' twisted novel. Almost too
straightforward at times, but plenty of
sick stuff, including talking assholes,
Mugwump jism and gratuitous Roy
Scheider. Mich Th. 9:35
T U E S D A Y
JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (1965)
Fellini's surreal journey into the mind
of a woman who believes that her
husband is having an affair. Mich Th.
THE FIsHER Kim (1991) See
Monday. Mich Th. 9:45
W E D N E S D A Y
HAROLD oF THE OwAwE The Native
American film series continues. Nat Sci
Chess runs through Saturday.
S A T U R D A Y
Cass See Thursday.
HAOs-ON MusurM Sandcastles (also
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. session), Nishga Indian
Tribe, Who's Been Eating Whom? are
three workshops you can bring little
people to participate in, 10 to 12 p.m.,
$10 workshop cost, 995-5439.
MoRE Fun TAm BowunG See
No SucAr AooDE See Thursday.
FAITH RflAccoD Dazzling display of
the Harlem-born artist's quilts, each of
which tells a story, University Museum
of Art, 747-2067.
Siuuow, Loss & BRAM Popular
family entertainers who might be Peter,
Paul & Mary poseurs, Hill Auditorium, 4
p.m., $12.50, 763-TKTS.
S U 11 D A Y
AnTTouR University Museum of Art of
current exhibition of The Pear, 2 p.m.,
DAmCCAuw Student performances
of modern dance, at the Dance Gallery
Foundation, 111 Third Street, 761-2728.
MorE FUr TAm Bowuma See
SPING To LIFE A benefit auction of
sculptures, paintings and other works of
art, for the University Comprehensive
Cancer Center, noon, $250, $125, $75
tickets include culinary feasting, 936-
T U E S D A Y
ARTBnEAKs A tour of the University
Museum of Art current exhibition of
Story Quilts at 12:10-12:30 p.m., free,
KoDALY DANCEs Noonie Anderson
interprets the music of Hungarian native
Zoltan Kodaly, Performance Network, 8
p.m., $9, $7 students, 663-0681.
W E D N E S D A Y
ARTVuoEos Daimyo, 12 noon, AV
Room in the University Museum of Art,
Tamv Au. PLAvw RACnar An
illustrated concert demonstrating the
impact that Ragtime had at the turn of
the century, Michigan Theater, 8 p.m.,
bop (harvey) brings its world beat to Rick's on Friday night.
S U N D A Y
BoYCimI OF Aim AmoR "Welcome to Spring," 3 p.m., St. Andrew's Episco-
pal Church, $6, $4, 485-1534.
GREG Buow As featured on Prairie Home Companion, Ark, 8 p.m., $9.75 for
members, students, seniors, $10.75 for everyone else, 761-1451
GAw DfmuEw's Bw ATTrruDE Awrs ENsmBAE Blues, Blind Pig, 996-8555
RENAsSANCE AND CELTIC Music You didn't think they went together, the lute,
harp and guitar, 4 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, $15, $10, $5, 769-2999.
M O N D A Y
Miaccau YouT ESEMBLES Chamber singers, Youth bands and Youth
symphonies, among others, Hill Aud., free, 7:30 p.m., 763-4726.
YiE Local rock, Rick's, 996-2747
T U E S D A Y
L7 All-girl metal band on Sub Pop, Blind Pig, $7.50 in advance, 10 p.m., 996-