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28 The Miohigan Daily Weekeit M zi.-mTbersday, Jantary.28, 1999




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which demonstrates the effects of the
Vietnam War. Shaman Drum, 313 S.
State St., 662-7407. 8 p.m.
Bill Jacobson Opening Artist Bill
Jacobson speaks about his photogra-
phy exhibit, a collection of figures,
portraits and landscapes that embody
a transparent and ghostlike aesthetic.
Jacobson's work reflects his interpre-
tation of life as influenced by his prox-
imity to the AIDS epidemic. Exhibit
runs though March 28. University
Museum of Art, 525 S. State St. 764-
0395. 5 p.m.
Photo-Active Feminist Lecture Series
MacArthur Award winner Wendy Ewald
talks about her projects with disadvan-
taged children in which they were
given cameras to photograph their
environments. These photos were later
published in books such as "Portraits
and Dreams" and "I Dreamed I Had a
Girl in My Pocket," among others.
School of Art and Design Lecture Hall,
Room 2104, 7 p.m.
Alan Rafkin Former director of "The
Andy Griffith Show" and "Murphy
Brown" will speak about and sign
copies of his autobiography "Cue the
Bunny on the Rainbow." Call 668-7652
for location information. 7 p.m.
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The Stranger (1946) Orson Welles
film about a war-crimes commissioner
in search of an escaped Nazi war crim-
inal living as a history professor in a
small Connecticut town. Nat. Sci. 7
p.m. $4, $5.
Rope (1948) Alfred Hitchcock's
experimental film about two killers try-
ing to get away with murder at a din-
ner party for the victim's father. Nat.
Sci. 8:40 p.m. $4 per person, $5 for
In A Lonely Place (1950) Nicholas
Ray directs this movie about an embit-
tered Hollywood scriptwriter suspected
of murdering a young woman. Nat. Sci.
10 p.m. $4 per person, $5 per couple.
22nd Ann Arbor Folk Festival Double
deuce is a solid number, and thisa solid
festival. Some of the featured artist

include Moxy Fruvous, Emmylou Harris
and the Paperboys. Hill Auditorium, 763-
TKTS. 6 p.m. $25.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Go to
this concert. Mail your parents the
program. It'll give them hope.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, 994-
4801 (for information). 8 p.m. $16-29.
Blammo! Which is how you'll feel if
you watch a days worth of "Brady
Bunch" reruns. Heidelberg, 215 N.
Main, 663-7758. 10 p.m. $5.
Blue Dog Hey wasn't this the name of
a movie with Patrick Swayze and Meat
Loaf? Gypsy Cafe, 214 N. 4th Ave.,
994-3940. 9:30 p.m. $4.
Bugs Beddow Band Say this name
fast five times and maybe they'll let
you in for free. Or maybe not. Cavern
Club, 210 S. 1st St., 332-9900. 10
p.m. $5.
Fully Loaded The band name could
describe the new look Pistons seeing
as they acquired Loy Vaught and
Christian Laettner en route to their
1999 championship run. Elbow Room,
6 S. Washington, Ypsilanti, 483-6374.
9 p.m. Free.
Friends of Opera Gala Benefit Concert
Past and present winners of the
School of Music's Friends of Opera
Scholarship celebrate it's 25th
anniversary. Perfor-iances inTMd-Fen-
ditions of famous arias, as well as vari-
ous duets and ensembles. Proceeds go
to scholarship fund. Mendelssohn
Theater, 911 N. University Ave., 764-
2538. 8 p.m. $10, $5 students.
The Royal Jokers R&B quartet weaves
laughter into a set of popular, jazz and
soul music classics. Part of a continu-
ing legacy, the Jokers reflect the early
traditions of Count Basie, Dinah
Washington, and B.B. King, with whom
the original members collaborated.
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N.
Fourth Ave., 913-9733. $12.

Greg Hollingshead Hollingshead will
read from his latest novel "The Healer."
A reception will follow. Shaman Drum,
313 S. State St., 662-7407.. 8 p.m.
We Shall Overcome Detroit's Mosaic
Youth Theater honors Dr. Martin Luther
King in a performance of various multi-
cultural musical pieces. Residential
College Auditorium, East Quad. 1 p.m.,
INMEDIA 99: Anything Digital Mixed-
media presents wide variety of digitally
manipulated projects and technologi-
cally inspired. Media Union Gallery and
Video Studio, 6 p.m., Free.
Marius And Jeannette (1998) A love
story set in a working-class area of
Marseilles, about a man and a woman
in their 40s, both with painful pasts,
who find each other and slowly devel-
op a profound romance. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 5 & 7:15 p.m.
Hope Orchestra Hope is a dangerous
thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
But never forget: Hope floats. Borders,
515 E. Liberty, 913-1100. 1 p.m. Free.
Jazz Jam Session No, Karl Malone and
Thurl Bailey will not be there.
Nonetheless, this will be a crazy jam
blend. Bird of Paradise, 207 S. Ashley,
662-8310. 9 p.m. Free.
Tangerine Trousers Personally I prefer
peach pants, but, hey, that's just me.
Fruit is a funny thing, ain't it? Arbor
Brewing, 114 E. Washington, 213-
1393. 9 p.m. Free.
Rules Of The Game Shown as part of
the History of World Cinema. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 4:10. $5.50.
The Cruise (1998) One of the best
reviewed documentaries of the year

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courtesy of MGM
For those who miss "21 Jump Street," movie makers have put together a real
treat In the form of "The Mod Squad." Rumor has It, the kids are very hip.
Stdios be g een
ficks, reworked
plots wil fly in '99

By Erin Podolsky
Daily Arts Writer
January is a time to look back on the
previous year. When it comes to the
movies, however, studios usually hate
doing that - seeing only a trail of box
office bombs, with blockbusters that are
few and far between. To help the studios
reflect, the following is a preview pack-
age worthy of James Cameron's sizable
ego. As a wise Jedi "once said, hold onto
your butts."
Teen movies are back in full force,
with fables and original stories galore.
Here's hoping that flicks like "She's All
That,' "Cruel Intentions" and "Idle
Hands" bring about a renaissance the
likes of which hasn't been seen since
John Hughes prowled the 1980s.
One visible trend with many upcom-
ing releases is "too little too late" -
where many films attempt to do some-
thing different and really only show
something lame. Some examples of
these are "EDty" "The King and P"- an
animated version of the classic - and
"The Deep End of the Ocean." But, there
should be more than enough coolness to
go around with comedies such as
"Mystery Men" and "Bowfinger's Big
Thing" on the, summer schedule.
"The Deep End of the Ocean" (Feb.
26)-This looks suspiciously like a fea-
ture-length version of the old TV movie
"I Know My First Name is Steven."
Michelle Pfeiffer plays a mom who loses
her three-year-old son and has to cope
with his return nine years later.
"Analyze This" (March 5) -
Robert De Niro is a man in need of a
shrink. This time out, the versatile actor
is a mobster with some severe neuroses.

Billy Crystal plays the doctor who
helps him work through his issues.
"Cruel Intentions" (March 5) -
Another feature chock-full of coolness.
This teen re-visitation of "Dangerous
Liaisons" should be able to get past the
lack of skill in star Ryan Phillippe by
showcasing the many talents of uber-
chicks Reese Witherspoon, Sarah
Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair. This
will be silly, steamy and a great guilty
"The King and I" (March 19) -
Warner Bros. becomes the next studio to
attempt an attack on the Disney anima-
tion empire. This will be the same as the
film version, save the fact that the King's
head won't glisten as much as it did
"EDty" (March 26) - Matthew
McConaughey plays Ed, a guy picked to
lead a Truman Burbank-esque existence
in front of the camera 24-hours a day.
Woody Harrelson and Jenna Elfman are
just two of the many skeptics who look
on in horror and fascination - but will
audiences sit still for a concept that has
already be envisioned to perfection last
"Go" (March 26)- Doug Liman fol-
lows up "Swingers" with this ensemble
piece. Katie Holmes tries to free herself
from the hell that is "Dawson's Creek;'
abetted by the luminous Sarah Polley.
"The Mod Squad" (April 2) -
Claire Danes, everybody's favorite
every-teen, straps on some mod fashion
and attitude in this update of the classic
camp '70s TV series. Giovanni Ribisi
and Omar Epps help her regulate
See FILMS, Page 78


The Wide Open Weekend See Friday.
Saturday's plays are Robert Rokicki's
"Under its Spell" and Daniel Kahn's
"Open Up and Bleed."
Craig Holden Author will sign copies of his
thriller "Four Corners of the Night." Nicola's
Books, 2513 Jackson Rd. 2 p.m.

Mr. Blume (Bill Murra
Schwartzman) in Wes
takes audiences on a
City. Michigan Theate
p.m. $5.50
Marius And Jeannette
8:45 p.m. $5.50.
Rushmore (1998) 0
off-beat, best comed
earned Bill Murray a
nomination and mar,
Star Jason Schwartz
Lorch Hall. 7 p.m. F
Vocal Arts Lab Voice
School of Music perfc
C'mon, give 'em a ch<
Theatre. 6:45 p.m. Fre
Jazz in Leonardo's Th
tet plays classic tune
hot stuff. Leonardo's,
Commons, 8 p.m. Fre
Annual Book Sale See
Michael Connelly N
be signing copies o
"Angels Flight." Bor
Liberty St., 668-765
Watercolors by Kathlee
Ann Arbor resident kic
long exhibition. Pierpo
Stroszek Part of An
Michigan Theater, 6

courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Hank (Bill Paxton) consoles his slow but steady brother Jacob (Billy Bod Thornton) in Sam Raimi's new "A Simple Plan." Look
out for Thornton to win an Academy Award for this performance.

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