The Michigan Daily - Weekend etc. - Thursday, February 2,1995-7
F I L M S O P E N I N6: T H U R S D A Y
T H URS D A Y T H U R SD A Y
Boys ON THE Sum The shocking, true story of the man behind the morals:
Newt Gingrich uncovered at last. To be showed as a double bill with "John
Wayne Bobbit: Uncut." At Briarwood: 1:15,4:15, 7:10,9:45. At Showcase:
12:00,2:30,5:00,7:30, 10:00, 12:20.
IN THE Moun of Maus Geraldo Rivera, a man who will do anything for
a good story, has managed to install both himself and a small camera inside
*Newt's mouth and will be recording the results for a hot new book. Look
out Jerry Springer. At Briarwood: 12:15, 2:20,4:40,7:20,9:35. At Show-
case: 12:50, 3:10, 5:25, 7:45, 9:55, 12:00.
TE JEKw Boys Yes, those soft-spoken, polite, well-meaning and gentile
artistes have arrived with what is sure to be a picturesque and politically-
correct homage to the art of film. No relation to "Dumb and Dumber." At
Showcase: 1:05,3:10, 5:15, 7:30,9:35, 11:45.
MuaR RuAwsouy In this goofy spring break/sexploitation flick, Chad, Brad,
Tad and Vlad, four wacky UM seniors go down to Florida for what they
hope will be one giant PAR-TEEE! However, their plans are slightly
changed when a resentful hotel concierge puts them in the same room with
Humphry and Doris, a retiring couple from New Jersey. Watch out for the
hilarious "Can you turn your music down, sonny?" scene. "Private Resort"
meets "Grumpy Old Men" in the flick critics everywhere are hailing as the
best first date movie ever. At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00,7:20,
VANwA oN 42.. SIRED Suzy Polqanipski, a.k.a "Vanya" is a recent UM
graduate who arrives in big bad New York City only to discover that she
has learned absolutely nothing, has no marketable skills and is forced to
resort to prostitution in order to pay the rent on her one-room, rat-infested
*hole in the East Village. Based on a collection of testimonies from last
year's graduating class. At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 12:15, 2:30,4:45, 7:05, 9:25.
BEuouE StuusE Sadly, after years of excessive drug use and repeated
listenings to "Frampton Comes Alive!" "Slacker" writer-director Richard
Linklater was just too dazed and confused to notice what a piece of crap,
*glorified Lemonheads video of a film this is. With Ethan "Generation X"
Hawke. At Briarwood: 1:10, 3:50, 7:00, 9:15. At Showcase: 12:30, 2:0,
DEAn AND TME MainEN We'd never mention the obvious OJ. reference, for
that would be tasteless and this list is about class. At Showcase: 12:15,
2:35, 4:50, 7:25, 9:45, 12:00.
Duuem Kmee Although rumored to be more horrifying than the Broadway
song and dance version of Stephen King's "Carrie," (an accomplishment
not to be overlooked), in actuality, this film version of "Tales From the
Crypt" is as lame as the TV show. At Showcase: 4:55,7:50, 10:10, 12:10.
*Du snw Co-conspirators Oliver Stone and Michael Crichton team up to
expose the truth about sexual harassment on the job. A remake of the classic
"The Paranoid Male Movie Executives' Fantasy." At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: (th)
Dun. aim DUnum Dumbest. At Showcase: 12:05, 2:30,4:50,7:40, 10:05,
NH.a.e LaAmMuu The latest from "Boyz in the Hood" director John Single-
ton. Has to be better than his sophomore effort, "Poetic Justice." At Show-
case: 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, 9:50, 12:25.
gHeunamn 3 Not to be confused with the earlier tour-de-forces "High-
lander" or "Highlander 2: Electric Boogaloo," this "Highlander," about a
shy, conscientious mountain shepherd whose three favorite goats just don't
understand the meaning of community will be shown as a double bill with
"Lassie 2: A harlot's story." At Briarwood: 12:45, 3:00, 5:15,7:40, 9:50. At
Showcase: 12:35, 2:45,4:55,7:05,9:30, 11:40.
HousEeusT Brian "Kato" Kalin in the role of his life. At Showcase: 12:30,
IMMORTAL Baowo Gary Oldman may think that he's playing Beethoven, but
he's actually playing Newt Gingrich! In this book-to-film version of
*Newty's insta-classic bestseller, the tortured Oldman plays a sleazy car
salesman named Ute who tries to pawn off a bunch of shoddy Datsun's as
the cars of the future. With Don Knotts, Michael Caine and Phyllis Diller as
"The Temptress." At Showcase: 1:30, 4:35,7:35, 10:15, 12:30.
TE Jum.. BooK The latest in onetime East Quad resident Madonna's
visual fantasies, "Jungle Book" features her getting it off with various
Disney characters, including all of the seven dwarves at once. Rumor has it
that Dopey has a lot more going for him than anyone ever suspected. At
EaENOs of TME FAu. See Brad Pitt flip his golden locks and look generally
*disheveled and tortured. This watered-down Western is so paint-by-
numbers, it makes "Demon Knight" look original. At Briarwood: 1:00,
4:00,7:00,9:55. At Showcase: 1:20,4:15, 7:00,9:50, 12:25.
LIms WouEN Banned in nine countries and set on fire in Shadoloo, this
highly unusual porno from director Roman Polanski offers a whole new
take on the Louisa May Alcott classic. At Ann Arbor 1 & 2: (th) 4:45, 7:05,
Mummn i TrnM FansT OJ., OJ., OJ., isn't it a little early to be selling the
rights to our life story? We haven't even been tried yet, have we? Let's at
least pretend that we still consider ourselves innocent. At Briarwood: 1:45,
'7:15. At Showcase: 1:25, 4:30,7:20, 10:00, 12:30.
Nauu Hell. At Briarwood: 4:30,10:05.
PuF PoFe N Give in already. At State: 1:30, 4:30,7:00,8:00, 11:00. At
Nons's Fool Jessica Tandy, Paul Newman, and Hume Cronyn play Bingo
and stuff. Not for the faint of heart. First 50 viewers get free prunes. At
Briarwood: 12:00,2:30,5:00,7:30, 10:00. At Showcase: 12:00,2:25,4:50,
7:15, 9:40, 12:05.
SECOND RUm FLM
nuumS ovwe BEOnswA At Fox: 9:30.
Fauumusiu At Fox: 9:45.
To Law (1994) Epic chronicling
China's 20th century political
transformation and its effects on one
family's life. Mich 8:00.
Wornms & DwnuumAs Fu Sas
Three short documentaries depicting
the roles of women in Africa and the
Middle East. 1300 Chem 7:00. Free.
Flig Win. (1991) Jimmy Smits
second consecutive cinematic
triumph (after "Old Gringo")
following his wise decision to depart
from "L.A. Law" Chrysler 5:00.
To La (1994) See Thursday.
Mich 7:00 & 9:30.
AD CMA DANOK (1994) Even dead
people can dance, and I'm still a
klutz! Mich 10:00.
S A T U R D A Y
To Lit (1994) See Thursday. 5:00
BLooD of A Port (1930) Jean
Cocteau's short first film involves
the personal mythology of his works
of literature and art. Nat Sci 7:00 &
Ruas op tm GAm (1939) Guide
to Pretentiousness, tip #1: People
will think you are really smart and
Bohemian if you read Proust and
watch lots of French films. So see it.
Nat Sci 8:00.
Do CN DaNcu (1994) The film
that tries to explain some Ameri-
cans' obsession with roly-poly
hippie sensation Jerry Garcia. Mich
To La (1994) The movie that just
won't die! Mich 5:00.
Dab Ca DAcE (1994) See
Friday. Mich 7:30.
M O N D A Y
Te Wuess OF Homeu us (1987)
Asian motion picture that goes to
the extremes of "Japanimation"
(now that's a cool word). Really, it
is just a long cartoon. Mich 7:00.
Tmr Wpm s op Homm usu (1987)
See Monday. Mich 7:00.
Cuma m INDIA FLM Sms For all
you subtitles fans out there. Nat Sci
Drr DaM Four short films about
lesbians coming out, dating and
being in love. Mich 9:30.
Tmu MAm s op Km Ouor..
(1995) A free sneak preview. So
go on over to Angell Hall and see it
for God's sake! Aud A 8:30. Free.
Donw By Law (1986) Oh no ... not
another OJ. movie. Mich 7:00.
Sm u Mwuram Short videos
showing the effects of modern
warfare on the environment.
Tur WOWSD'S BEST CO UNEIcu.Is
1994 (1994) This makes no sense:
we don't pay attention to ads when
they are on TV for free, so now we
should pay to watch over 100 of
MAnuK Wm=wThis highly acclaimed jazz guitarist performs at The Ark
Show's at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $8.75 and $7.75 for U students. Call 763-
TKTS for more information.
JAN KmassNope, the average person just can't get enough of that funkee funkee
reggae. Check out this show and celebrate the release of their new CD at Cross
SuDE HAmro AND THE JAzzMAsis At Orchestra Hall in Detroit. 8 p.m. Call
(313) 833-3700 for more information.
F R I D A Y
TumaDA TmnPou aOL Diu. BAN Steel drums from Ypsilanti! Be
cosmopolitan at Rick's.
RFD Boys BLUEGRASS!! And country too. Doors for this Ark show open
at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.75 at the door.
Momse. Catch this local grunge icon at the Blind Pig. Smell the noxious air
when Cigar Head opens, but only after you hear the frontperson of Lollipop
Guild Kristen von Bernthal play an acoustic set. The Blind Pig.
NeKuc Smam & mu m naitus If you think that Nick Cave and the Bad
Seeds have merged with Barenaked Ladies, guess again. A melange of
reggae-rock and blues. Shatner kicks of the voyage at the Heidelberg.
CAmoUS Combine members of Roland B. and Motherlode. Punk mayhem
and noisy stuff. Dynne opens at Cross Street Station
DonANey They're rock all the way from East Lansing, so I suppose they
deserve a hearty welcome. Circus of Lao opens. At Theo's.
BLUE SPi TntBE This blues quintet is playing the Tap Room.
Loin LEFEuvi.E wut JrN LA Tue All those songs you hear in the Doctor's
office, but none of the pain. Hopefully. At the Bird of Paradise for $5.
CLEvEUND Onceitma Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts this first concert by
one of the world's most renowned orchestras in the University Musical
Society's Society Bank Cleveland Orchestra Weekend. Tonight's program will
include selections by Schnittke, Schoenberg and Brahms. Hill Auditorium at 8
p.m. Call 764-2538 for ticket information.
MIuom wi mu Dauoi SyNouw O rnaemu With guest conductor Paavo
Berglund. Two shows today at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall in
Detroit. Call (313) 833-3700 for more information.
S A T U R D A Y
SPELL From the rubble of the deceased band Fluid comes that visceral
garage-noise we all know and love. Viola Peacock starts off the show at the
Blind Pig. Door open at 9:30 for those who can pay the $5 cover.
JEs Gnu Rock. Local Rock. At Rick's.
MARLYN MANso Psychotic walls of clamor from the tourmate of Nine Inch
Nails. Monster Voodoo Machine opens up this St. Andrews show at 9 p.m.
18 and older are admitted.
BLUE VINY. & LucewHK aN es All ages rockabilly blues at the Heidelberg.
Tu= STONE Do you smell a Jimi Hendrix reference? They'll be unplugged
at Cava Java
BLACK MAu Funk. At Cross Street.
55FmR Power pop. Milk and Cheese opens. Moooooo. At Theo's
Jas This local post-punk band is holding their record release party for
"Hollywood Blood Capsules" at the Green Room. Zug Island Quartet
opens the evening of high drama. Doors open at 8:45 p.m.
AL ILL & THE LoVBurL=S In case you feel a dearth of love butlers in
your life, this combo of dance and R&B aims to please. The Tap Room.
WIND ENsE.mBus will perform a free show at Rackham at 8 p.m.
CLEvELAND OncensmA wne Enaum Ax Presents an Evening of Brahms. See
MIDo wi e knoer SymmmoN OmseenmA See Friday. 8:30 p.m.
BucKwNEAT Zyoco If you're one of those people who gets all hot and
bothered at the sound of an accordion, you're gonna love this. Doors open
at 7 p.m., at the Blind Pig. Advanced tickets are $11.75.
KATHy Moon., T Twoss as Jamw Rusume This jazz trio will be coming to
Borders at 1 p.m., free of charge. What can't you get at a book store these
PIERcE Pans This singer/songwriter came all the way from Alabama. Doors
for this Ark show open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
I-V-I ORCHESTRA Dance along with this big band entourage at the Heidelberg.
The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3.
CiuwumrD OncReslwA Chamber Music with Members of The Cleveland
Orchestra concludes the Society BankCleveland Orchestra Weekend at Rackham
Auditorium. Selections will include Paulus, Ewald and Brahms. Call 764-2538
for ticket information.
MNom wie mu Duioer umSwweeo Ow ceRom A See Friday. 3 p.m.
Tue Tues Rock from Boulder, CO. Rick's.
T U E S D A Y
Cumamin m "&iusn This bluesman can play the guitar, the
harmonica and the violin. But can he play all of them at the same time?
Find out at the Ark. The show starts at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $11.75.
TeerNicAL h J This NYC band, reminiscent of Pavement (how blasphemous!)
will be at Rick's, where Tuesdays are always 18 and over.
CAMPUS SwMPMoww OacNEsinA & Cauwus Pu-u--u-oma O-seNEsinA per-
form a concert of Schubert, Liszt, Copland and Kodaly. The show's free and
starts at 8 p.m. at Hill Auditorium.
W E D N E S D A Y
FuqDA-19354 M Exraw
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Featuring four premieres as well as a
reconstruction of Martha Graham's
"Panorama:''8 p.m., Power Center,
$16 & $12 ($6 students), 764-0450.
See story, page 5.
Wneour A Nff You write the
comedy with this improvisational
troupe, and they're here every
Thursday night. And it's not
Comedy Company, so you're safe.
10 p.m., U Club (Michigan Union),
$3 (entree plus it!), 763-1107.
A Barim WAY To De A realistic
perspective on aging and death in
this era of Dr. Kevorkian, written
by local playwright Jay Stielstra. 8
p.m., Performance Network (418 W.
Washington), $12 ($9 students/
seniors, pay-what-you-can Thurs-
Exwnams A provoking psycho-
logical drama presented by Ann
Arbor Civic Theatre. When a
woman fights her attacker, the
distinctions between victim and
victimizer become blurred. 8 p.m.,
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre (2275 Platt
Road), $8, 971-AACT.
Les Mmmna s It's long, it's
French and it's a musical sensation.
See it or live to regret it. 8 p.m.,
Fisher Theatre, $27.50-$50, (313)
872-1000 for info, (810) 645-6666
TM WonwGoss 'RoeUN A stunning
tribute to the music of John Kander
and Fred Ebb, the team which
created "Cabaret," "New York, New
York," "Chicago" and "Kiss of the
Spider Woman." This tightly-knit,
wonderfully talented cast of five
goes through showstopper after
showstopper without missing a beat.
1993 Musical Theatre alum Danny
Gurwin stars, and seeing such a
gifted performer is well worth twice
the price of admission. 8 p.m.,
Birmingham Theatre (211 South
Woodward, Birmingham), $27.50
($19.50 students), (810) 644-3533,
groups call (810) 644-1529.
ONLY Ms aes You A young actress
gets more than she bargained for
when researching a role. 8 p.m.,
Purple Rose Theatre (137 Park St.,
Chelsea), $10-$25, (313) 475-7902
Twe Fasmamus The Comic Opera
Guild's original version of the
popular comic operetta. 7:30 p.m.,
$12 ($6), Tappan Auditorium (2551
Exinmums See Thursday, 8 p:m.
A Bm WAYTo D See Thursday,
Lis Musua.s See Thursday, 8
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Thursday, 8 p.m.
0w MEamYou See Thursday, 8
Ex=EMms See Thursday, 8 p.m.
A Brma WAwTo De See Thursday,
Tue FLmnuMaus See Thursday, 2 &
Lns MustwAuuLs See Thursday, 2 &
TE Wo 2Gous 'RouNs See
Thursday, 2 & 8 p.m.
ONLY ME AND You See Thursday, 8
S U N D A Y
Km,. RosEr of Sicu.Y Dramatic
recreation of a 15th-century English
romance. The Harlotry Players with
Residential College professor
Martin Walsh tell the story of an
arrogant monarch forced to play the
court fool. 5 p.m., University
Museum of Art, FREE, 764-0395.
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