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The Michigan Daily - Weekend etc. - Thursday, January 27, 1994 -7

F I L M S O P E N I N G:
ACE VEtURA : PET DETECTVE A sneak preview of this turkey may be the
only public screening it gets. Please, don't miss this exercise in wit and
intellect. At Showcase: Saturday, 8:00.
BUNK Actress extraordinare Madeleine Stowe lights up the screen with the
same brilliant intensity she demonstrated in "The Two Jakes." With Aidan
Quinn. At Briarwood: 12:15, 2:20, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:30; at Showcase: 12:15,
2:30, 4:40, 7:35, 9:45, 11:50.
CAR 54, WHERE ARE U? This modern day "Police Academy" features no one
you know or care about. At Showcase: 12:30, 2:50, 5:00, 7:40, 9:45, 11:50.
GOLDEN GATE Matt Dillion and Joan Chen star in this piece of trash that none
of us know or care about. At Briarwood: 12:15, 2:20, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:30; at
Showcase: 12:15, 2:30, 4:40, 7:35, 9:45, 11:50.

Joan Chen gets to put her arms around Matt Dillon, why can't we?
F I L M S H O L D I N G:
AeE oF INNOCENCE Sorry, Marty, you ain't got no chance at the Oscars this
year. And hey, get back to the violence, we've had enough of this remains
of the literature stuff. At State: 4:00, 7:00.
AIR UP THERE Forget Nike Airs. Nothing beats a good bag of ganja to get
you flying. At Showcase: 12:20, 2:40, 7:30.
BEETHOVEN'S 2ND While we personally prefer Beethoven's 9th, lord help us
if this dog of a series makes it that far. At Showcase: 12:00, 2:00, 4:30.
FAREwELL MY CONCUBINE It won at Cannes. Sounds good. BUT IT'S STILL
THREE HOURS LONG! At State: 4:00, 7:00, 9:45.
GRUMPY OLD MEN Great! Two hours of Nixon and Goldwater sitting
around, bitching about what they did wrong. At Briarwood: 12:00, 2:10,
4:40, 7:05, 9:20; at Showcase: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:30, 11:45.
HousE PARTY 3 Kid and Play are at it again, and no one cares. At Showcase:
5:10, 9:40, 11:40.
INTERSECTION Sharon Stone, Richard Gere and Lolita Davidovitch star in a
film confronting the difficulties of extramarital affairs. Who cares? Is there
an ice pick in it or what?. At Briarwood: 12:15, 2:20, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30; at
Showcase: 12:15, 2:30, 4:40, 7:35, 9:45, 11:50.
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER The Son and Holy Ghost couldn't make it, so
they got Emma Thompson and Daniel Day-Lewis instead. Amen. At
Showcase: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15, 12:35.
IRoN WILL The Iditarod in Alaska is a test of iron will? Try trekking to our
damn English class. At Briarwood: 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40; at Show-
case: 12:15, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:30.
MRS. DourF1RE Yet another cross-dressing movie to make over $100
million. Is America's subconscience finally coming out of the closet? At
Briarwood: 12:45, 3:30, 7:30, 10:10; at Showcase: 12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45,
10:20, 12:35.
THE PEuCAN BRIEF Yet another trash novel made into an even trashier film.
Staring Pretty Woman and the Mighty Quinn. At Briarwood: 1:00, 4:00,
10:00; at Showcase: 12:30, 3:45, 7:10, 10:00, 12:35.
PHILADELPHIA No, no, no. Not Philadelphia, PA; Philadelphia, P.C. At
Briarwood: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:40, 10:15; at Showcase: 1:10, 4:00, 7:20,
10:05, 12:30.
THE PIANo Yeah, yeah, the film's a masterpiece, but what's up with Anna
Paquin (the 10-year-old daughter) doing MCI commercials? At Ann Arbor
1&2: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:25, 9:45.
SCHINDLER's LIST It's awesome. Accept it. See it. At Showcase (Friday and
Saturday): 11:30, 3:15, 7:00, 10:50; (Sunday through Thursday): 12:30,
4:15,8:00.
SHADowLANDs Heh, heh, heh. C.S. Lewis is cool. Yeah, fire, fire, fire! At
Showcase: 1:00, 4:15, 7:05, 9:50.
SORTCUTs Who cares how brilliant it is - our butts are sore. At State: 9:30.
Six DEeREES OF SEPARATION John Guare's fascinating play about deception
and a bankrupt culture will probably be destroyed in the hands of autuer
supreme Fred Schepisi. Remember Mr. Baseball? At Ann Arbor 1& 2:
12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35.
ToMBSTONE Many years ago, a great film called "My Darling Clementine"
took on the same subject. Now, after the decline of western civilization we
have this turkey with every actor who just couldn't cut it as Marlon Brando.
At Showcase: 7:15, 10:10, 12:30.
SECOND RUN FILus:
ADDAMs FAMILY VAwEs At Fox: 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40.
CARUTO's WAY At Fox: 7:00, 9:45.
COOL RUNNINGs At Fox: 1:00, 3:00,5:20.
GERoNIMo At Fox: 9:50.
ms...- Pn.K At Fox- 1 . AA0 7.20.

T H U R S D A Y
BARAKA (1992) Photographed in
70-millimeter in over 20 countries,
this "life-affirming" film claims to
delve into the realms of nature,
history, the human spirit and the
infinite - all without words. Mich
Th 7:15.
IT's Au. TRUE (1993) A brilliant
documentary of Orson Welles'
ultimately futile attempt to direct a
film fostering hemispheric solidar-
ity. Richard Wilson, Myron Meisel
and Bill Krohn spent six years
putting this thing together, so you
had better see it or else they will be
extremely disappointed. Mich Th
9:20.
F R I D A Y
SALAAM BoMBAT (1988) This
brilliant director (Mira Nair) went
on to do great things with Denzel
Washington in his pre-"Malcolm X"
days (in Mississippi Masala," if you
must know). See what Mira Nair can
do. Chrysler 5:00.
GooomLAS (1990) Go see the
movie Scorsese should have won the
Oscar for. Nat Sci 7:00 & 9:30.
BARAKA (1992) See Thursday.
Mich Th 7:15 & 11:30.
SUBURBIA (1983) Before there was
the brilliant "Wayne's World I,
there was this brilliant sequel to
"Decline of Western Civilization."
Check it out. MLB 8:00 & 10:00.
THE WAR Room (1993) A sneak
peek behind the Clinton Campaign,
at its biggest star with a funny
accent (James Carvell) and the most
powerful pretty-boy in the country
(George Stephanopolous). Skip
Rush Limbaugh and check this out.
Mich Th 9:20.
S A T U R D A Y
THE WAR Room (1993) See Friday.
Mich 5:10 & 9:20.
BARAKA (1992) See Thursday.
Mich Th 7:15 & 11:30.
GoomuAs (1990) See Friday. Nat
Sci 7:00 & 9:30.
BLACK CANNON INCIDENT (1986) A
witty look at the bureaucracy in
China. This won Best Picture and
Director at the 1986 Golden Rooster
Awards, the Chinese Oscar. CCS
8:00 Free.
THE SEVEN SAMURAI (1954) Three
hours of total exhilaration from the
second greatest director alive. Go
enjoy the carnage. Angell Aud A
8:00.
S U N D A Y
WAY DowN EAST (1920) One of
D.W. Griffith's many silent master-
pieces. Only this time you get to see
it with a live orchestra playing the
original score. You don't get this
opportunity everyday or year for
that matter. Grab it. Mich Th 7:00.

T H U R S D A Y

FRANK ALLIsON A special unplugged performance by Ann Arbor's favorite
singer-songwriter. At Cava Java, tickets are $3 and the show starts at 9:30.
GREEK WEEK PAIRINGs PARTY Get on down at the Blind Pig, call for details.
M.E. JONSoN & JOHN SELENs Guitar and vocal duo kick out the blues and folk
at Espresso Royale on Main Street, starting at 8 p.m.
VIBRAHAP Hugh Brock plays the vibraphone and Kimberly Rowe does the
jazz-harp thing at the U-M Hospital Lobby, beginning at 12:30 p.m. It's
absolutely free.
JoHN ZED An acoustic guitarist who sings, performing at Espresso Royale at
State.
THE BoRoDIN QUARTET The Shostakovich-athon continues, with quartets seven,
eight and nine. 8 p.m., Museum of Art, $22, 764-2538.
MozART BIRTHDAY CELEBRATioN The great Gustav Meier conducts the University
Symphony Orchestra in a triute to the great Wolfgang Amadeus. Featuring the
Flute Concerto in G Major, Piano Concerto in B-flat Major and the Sinfonia
Concertante. Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m., FREE.
MEL ToRME DoEs THE CLASSICs As part of the Pops Series, under the direction
of Robert Krogstad and Leslie Dunner, Mel Torme joins the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra in a tribute to the classics and the movies. Orchestra Hall (3711
Woodward, Detroit), 8 p.m. $15-$50, (313) 833-3700.
FRIDAY
FRANK ALIusoN & THE ODD Sox Once again, Ann Arbor's best bar band cranks
up the tunes at the Blind Pig. Go see them if you haven't already.
BIG CHIEF & NEw BOMB TURKS A real raging slab of garagey punk and punk-funk
by Ann Arbor's favorite suns and their special guests, the New Bomb Turks. At
St. Andrew's Hall, doors open at 9 p.m. for those 18 & over; tickets are $7 in
advance.
HOLLY COLE TRIO Smooth and beautiful jazz singing from the lovely Holly Cole
Trio at the intimate Gem Theatre, starting at 7:30. Tickets are only $16.50 in
advance.
JOHN HoLumqsT Classical guitar comes to the Kerrytown Concert House.
Tickets are $12, $8 and, for students, $5. The fun begins at 8 p.m.
PAUL VORNHAGE QUARTET Check them out at the Bird of Paradise.
KNEE DEEP SHAG Don't have a clue about what they sound like but I love their
name. They're at Cross Street - go check them out; call for details.
HECKLE & JIVE Heckle & Jive heckle & jive their way through the set at Rick's;
Power of Suggestion opens. Call Rick's for details.
THE BORODIN QUARTET See Thursday. Shostakovich Quartets 10-12, 8 p.m.,
Museum of Art, $22, 764-2538.
MEL TORME DOES THE CLASSICS See Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y
LOLLYPOP GUi Pop and folk and psychedelic rock from this local quartet. At
Cava Java.
GARY LoUIE With pianist Kirsten Taylor, classical saxophonist pulls off two
shows at the Kerrytown Concert House in one day. The first is the first show in
a series of "Concerts for Families and Young People" and it begins at 2p.m. and
it is free. The second show is a full-fledged concert by the winner of the 1992
NEA Solo Recitalist Fellowship and it begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 and
for students, $5.
JAvA & JAZZ Coffee and jazz in the Tap Room of the Michigan Union.
FOUR HANDS Modern jazz at Espresso Royale at State, beginning at 8 p.m.
GRoovE SPOON Trippy rock 'n' roll at Rick's, call for details.
TRINIDAD TRIPou STEEL BAND Island music at the Heidelberg!!! Call for details.
ORoBoROs Exceedingly funky blues-rock band celebrate their new record,
"Serpent Stance," at the Blind Pig. Doors open at 9:30.
17TH ANN ARBoR FouK FESTIVAL The best ticket in town, without a doubt. With
a lineup featuring the god-like Richard Thompson, Michelle Shocked, Bela
Fleck & the Flecktones and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, this offers the most bang for
your buck. It begins at 6 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. See the cover story for details.
QUICKSAND & SEAwEED Grunge and grind at St. Andrew's Hall for hipsters of
all ages. Doors open early at 6 p.m. and tickets are merely $8.50 in advance.
THE BoRoDIN QUARTET The final Shostakovich concert, 8 p.m., Rackham
Auditorium, $14-$24, $7 Student Rush Tickets available, 764-2538.
WOMEN's VoCAL ARTS DAY 300 high school singers join the esteemed
University of Michigan Women's Glee Club. The Glee Club will also delight
with music of their own, and the Harmonettes will cause a stir too! Featuring
selections by Schubert, Schumann, Britten and Casals. At the First Congrega-
tional Church (at the corner of State and William), 3:15 p.m., FREE.
MEL ToRME DOEs THE CLAssiCs See Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
S U N D A Y
11-I Big Band music at the Heidelberg! The hoopla begins at 7 p.m.
MEL ToRME DoEs TE CLAsSICs See Thursday, 3:30 p.m.

SENsIBLE FOOTwEAR The "comedic
feminist terrorists" from London
return to the Performance Network
for the third time this season. Their
cabaret show takes an in-depth look
at male and female behavior
patterns. Performance Network, 8
p.m., $7-$10 (pay-what-you-can on
Thurs.), 663-0681.
PRELUDE TO A Kiss Ann Arbor Civic
Theatre presents this romantic
fantasy about a young couple who
meet, fall in love, marry and then
extraordinary complications occur.
AACT, 2275 Platt Rd., 8 p.m., $8
(2-for-1 Thursdays), 971-AACT.
Two SiSTERs A village land baron
fixes a card game so he can take
away Katya and Sasha's farm, but
they gain the upper hand in a
rematch. Purple Rose Theatre (137
Park St., Chelsea), 8 p.m., $10-$25,
475-7902.
F R I D A Y
NEO-RETRO-WOYZECK The Neo-Retro
Group transforms one of the great
tragedies into hilarious skits,
cramming 20 scenes in 20 different
theatrical styles into one hour.
Performance Network, 11 p.m., $7-
$10, 663-0681.
SENsiBLE FoowEAR See Thursday, 8
p.m.
PRELUDE TO A Kss See Thursday, 8
p.m.
Two SIsTERS See Thursday, 8 p.m.
S A T U R D A Y
BIG WINTER BooK SALE Looking for
a copy of a classic novel? Chances
are the Ann Arbor Public Library
has one for sale at their annual
clearance of used books and records.
Ann Arbor Public Library, 10 a.m.
4 p.m., 994-2333.
SENsIBLE FoomwEAR See Thursday, 8
p.m.
NEO-RETRO-WOYZECK See Friday, 11
p.m.
PRELUDE TO A KIsS See Thursday, 8
p.m.
Two SISTERs See Thursday,;8 p.m.
S U N D A Y
ANN Arnon PLAYwmGTS Local
artists read and discuss works-in-
progress. 320 S. Main, 2nd floor, 7
p.m., free, 663-7065.
SENsIBLE FoomwmA See Thursday, 7
p.m.
Two SISTERs See Thursday, 2 p.m.
BiG WINTER BooK SALE See Satur-
day, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
M O N D A Y
B.O WINTER BooK SALE See Satur-
day, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
TUESDAY
No EVENTS SCHEDULED

T H U R S D A Y

M O N D A Y

M O N D A Y

THE ExoRCIsT (1973) Back before
William Friedkin lost his mind and
started making movies like "The
Guardian," he was king of the hill.
Go get grossed out in an intellectual
way. Mich Th 4:10.
Twm WAR Room (1993) See Friday.
Mich 5:10 & 9:20.
T U E S D A Y
Tim Exoncw (1973) See Tuesday.
Mich Th 7:00.
TwE WAR Room (1993) See
Monday, which says "See Friday."

MANoo JAM Does it ever stop? Yet more fun at Rick's; call for details.
T U E S D A Y
AlEx CHILTON & THE BEN VAUeN Combo In some quarters, Alex Chilton is
considered God. Not without good reason, either. His work with Big Star was
revolutionary and damn catchy, but don't expect to hear any of that when you
come to the show. He'll probably kick out a cool set of oldies, which will be
nearly as good as his original material. Get there early to see the Ben Vaughn
Combo, 'cause they are killer. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and doors open at
9:30 at the Blind Pig.
W E D N E S D A Y

WEDNESDAY
THE MERCmwT or VoticE
Shakespeare's classic comedy that
revolves around a broken bond
between a merchant and a Jewish
money lender. A suspenseful
courtroom scene follows in which
the merchant's friend poses as a
lawyer to help him. Strand Theatre,
12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac, 8 p.m.,
$14-$24, 335-8100.
Two SEumE See Thursday, 8 p.m.
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