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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 10, 1992- Page 7

ALLEN
Continued from page 5
... are telling us something about the
nature of harmony and proper bal-
ance, and if we could get that, then
maybe we could get a social system
that would work without having to
base itself on oppression and con-
flict."
In order to discover what's within
these stories, we must not only read
the work but grapple with it. "We
have to learn what our inner assump-
tions are before we can really come
to terms with possibilities for
change," she said.
In the introduction to "Grand-
mothers of the Light," Allen states
that "each of the stories in this
collection contains information cen,-
tral to a woman's spiritual tiadition."
She explained the reason: "Most of
the spiritualities available right now
" "e directed at men- there's a pre-
tense that they have pertinence to
women, but our experience tends to
be pretty different from that of men
... Generic spirituality doesn't make
a lot of sense," she said.

At the same time, she encourages
men to struggle with the text. "In
these stories, you always see the
Goddess and her grandsons ... my
assumption is that something very
important is being said about the
proper roles of the male/female en-
ergies in the cosmos. Interestingly
enough, almost none of it is sexual."
The work of Native Americans is
so vital, Allen feels, not only for its
entertainment value, but also for
what it offers. "Modern people are
running around trying to find solu-
tions to really horrendous problems,
and the solutions exist in the native
community - in its historical
structures and in its present capacity
to endure, survive and thrive, to be
creative in the face of all kinds of
destructiveness that's been aimed at
us," she said. "lt doesn't mean ev-
erybody can live that way, but we
could sure take a lot of lessons and
then try to apply them to a huge
post-technological society."
PAULA GUNN ALLEN will read
from her work today at 4 p.m. at
Racklham Amphitheatre. Admission
is free.

L

Thurman

*UMA
Continued from page 5
although charming and perfectly
carried out, did not give her the
depth of character that she deserved,
so she inevitably became overshad-
owed by the presence of giants like
Michelle Pfeiffer and Glenn Close.
Nevertheless, her radiant sexuality
and her youthful freshness allowed
her to become the object of desire
that the child Cecile is meant to be.
"Henry and June" is a landmark
in Uma Thurman's short career, her
definite step into cinematic maturity.
Playing a character with such
incredible emotional baggage as
June at the age of 19 is no easy feat,
but she rivaled Maria de Medeiros'
Anais Nin without any trouble. June
* Miller, a character threatened by her
own inherent sexuality, reveals an-
other facet of Thurman's attractive-
ness, a vulnerability that can go hand
in hand with exuberant sexuality.
Unfortunately, this excellent film's
artsy tag and the dangerous NC-17
rating highly limited its audience,
but it will remain as a cult erotic
movie (at least for me).
' Of course, her brief career has
not yet made her a chooser, so mis-
takes are bound to occur, namnely in
the form of "Final Analysis." This
tedious and seemingly never-ending
thriller intoxicates the viewer with
cliches, and gets away with only one
redeeming aspect: Thurman's per-
formance. With Richard Gere's and
Kim Basinger's abysmal starring
roles she was automatically set in
relief, but her dry character actually
becomes interesting when imbued
with Thurman's intriguing appeal.
Soon the silver screen will be
crowded with images of her. In
"Jennifer Eight" she portrays a blind
woman; she is an abused servant in
John McNaughton's "Mad Dog and
Glory"; and the last, greatest treat
will be her performance in Gus Van
Sant's upcoming "Even Cowgirls get
the Blues." Even though she is
slightly limited by her imposing
physique, Uma Thurman has proved
that she has plenty to give and that
she is willing to do it. With Mge on
her side, she can go almost any-
where. For a woman who spent part
of her childhood riding elephants in
India, that's as close as you can get
to the American Dream.
JENNIFER
Continued from page 5
nan pulls off the difficulty of play-
ng a blind woman (see Richard
Pryor "See No Evil, Hear no Evil"
for an example of how tricky this
can be) with touching sincerity.
Lance Henrickson ("Aliens") is
also commendable as Berlin's alco-
holic brother-in-law and partner,
Ross. But the best performance is
given by John Malkovich. He plays
an FBI agent who interrogates Berlin
after he becomes a suspect. His bit-
ing sarcasm and insults made me
want to admit to the murder. Unfor-
tunately, he doesn't appear until
"quite late in the film.
Also enhancing the tension and
suspense are the lighting and the
sound. Practically every scene in the
dreary Northern California setting
has a film noir feel. No sun, no light.

During the high tension scenes when
Helena is being stalked in her bath-
room, people were yelling, "Turn on
the lights!" (I don't mean to be cal-
lous, but she is blind so it really
wouldn't matter.) The shadowy sets
help the audience to identify with
Helena's helnlessness. Also, the

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