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A weekly guide to who's
where, what's happening and
why you need to be there ...



Thursday, Sept. 23
Wednesday, Sept. 29

Sculptor's campus presence stirs debat

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Films opening
The Adventures Of Sebastian Cole A film
about a boy and his transexual father. At
State: 1:35 (Sat. & Sun.), 4:05 (Sat. &
Sun.), 7:15, 9:30.
American Beauty A truly wonderful film
about a suburban couple coming undone.
At Showcase: 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 3:45,
4:15, 4:55, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:10, 9:40,
10:10, 11:35, 12:05, 12:35.
Dog Park Couples meet while walking their
dogs. Qy! At Showcase: 1:05, 3:15, 5:20,
7:35, 10, 12:10.
Double Jeopardy A woman who is wrongly
convicted of murdering her husband seeks
Films holding
***** A Classic
**** Excellent
*** Good
** Fair
* Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
The Blair Witch Project **** A terrifying
film about three student filmmakers lost in
the woods. At State: (Fri. & Sat. only)
Blue Streak Martin Lawrence plays a con
pretending to be a cop. At Briarwood: 1,
3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:50. At Showcase:
12:25, 12:55, 1:25, 2:35, 3:05, 3:35,
4:40, 5:15. 5:45, 6:55, 7:25, 7:55, 9:05,
9:35, 10:05, 11:15, 11:45, 12:15.
For Love Of The Game *** Kevin Costner
is an aging has been pitching a perfect
game. At Briarwood: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20,
10:10. At Showcase: 12:40, 1:10, 1:40,
3:30, 4, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9:20, 9:50,
10:10, 12:05, 12:35.
Inspector Gadget *** Even the Daily
occasionally gives bad movies good
reviews. At Showcase: 12:10, 2, 3:50.

revenge on her still living husband. At
Briarwood: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20.
At Showcase: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:50, 3:20,
4:10, 5:10, 5:40, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 9:45,
10:15, 10:45, 12, 12:30.
Jakob The Liar Robin Williams looks to be
sainted playing a man who tries to liven
people's spirits in a concentration camp. At
Showcase: 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:25, 11:50.
Mumford University Alum Larwrence
Kasdan directs a film about a psychologist
that really isn't. At State: 1:30 (Sat. &
Sun.), 4 (Sat. & Sun.), 7, 9:15. At
Showcase: 1:35, 4:20, 7:05, 9:30, 11:55.
Simon Sez Tell me what this movie's about.
At Showcase: 12:50, 2:45, 4:50, 6:45,
8:30, 12:25.
set against the Cold War. At Showcase:
(Sat. & Sun. only) 12 noon.
Run Lola Run **** A woman has 40 min-
utes to save her boyfriend from the mob. At
State: (Fri. & Sat. only) 11:30.
Runaway Bride * One of the year's worst
features Julia Roberts as a woman who
keeps leaving men at the alter. At
Briarwood: 1:30 (except Fri.), 4:10 (except
Fri.), 6:50, 9:20.
The Sixth Sense **** The year's best is
about a boy who sees dead people and the
therapist who tries to help him. At
Briarwood: 1:20, 4, 7. 9:30. At Showcase:
12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 7:50, 9:55, 10:25,
12, 12:30.
Stigmata * A woman starts showing signs
of the stigmata and turns to a priest to
help her through it. At Briawood: 12:50, 3,
5:15, 7:40, 10. At Showcase: 12:35, 3,
5:25, 8, 10:30, 12:30.
Stir Of Echoes *** Another movie about a
boy who sees dead people. At Briarwood:
1:40, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40. At Showcase:
12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 9, 11:10.
The Thomas Crown Affair ** A thief and
his lover. At Showcase: 5:30, 10:15.


Different From The Others (1919) A resurrec-
tion of Richard Oswald's film about gay lovers
in Germany that was thought destroyed by the
Nazis. Pendleton. Michigan Union. 4 p.m. Free.
My Son The Fanatic (1999) A Pakastani living
in England faces prejudice from whites and
from his son who becomes a fanatictMuslim
while he befriends a prostitute. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 7 p.m. $5.50.
Better Than Chocolate (1999) A lesbian
romance about two women coming out of the
closet and having to present themselves to the
world. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 9
p.m. $5.50.
Gene Coleman and Plus/Minus Coleman per-
forms with Polwechsel ensemble. Kerrytown
Conert House. 8pm. $10-5
College Night The Sky Pilots and Karmic per-
form. Blind Pig. 10pm. $4
The Starlight Drifters West coast swing and
rockabilly from a new band. Karl's. 9:30pm. $3
Loma Goodison University professor will be
reading from her latest book of poetry, "Turn
Thanks."Shaman Drum. 8 p.m.
Jas Obrecht Author reads from his latest biog-
raphy, "My Son Jimi," about the life of Jimi
Hendrix as told by his father. Borders. 7 p.m.
Better Than Chocolate See Thurs. 7 & 9 p.m.
Dreams (1990) Akira Kurosawa presents sev-
eral vingnettes of episodes from his dreams,
in what is one of the best movies of the
decade. Lorch. 7 p.m. Free.
Three Short Films (1999) Three short films
from University grads and students. Angell
Aud. A. 7 & 10 p.m. Free.
Raise The Red Lantern (1991) A tale of four
wives competing for the affection of their hus-
band. Angell Aud. A. 8 p.m. Free.
Summer Of Sam (1999) Spike Lee directs a
film about an Italian-American community dur-
ing the long hot summer of 1977 when the
Son of Sam stalked New York City. Michigan
Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 9 p.m. $5.50.
The Original Brothers And Sisters of Love
w/The Still CD release party. Blind Pig. 10
p.m., $5. 996-8555
Roger Chard and Maurita Holland She plays
piano, he plays baritone. Kerrytown Concert
House. 8 p.m., $10-$15. 769-2999.
The Starlight Drifters Country-western. Cavern
Club. 10 p.m., $5. 332-9900.
Funktelligence Intelligent funk. Who knew?
T.C.'s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 9:30 pm, $3. 483-
Lisa Hunter Funky folk. Gypsy Cafe. 9:30 p.m.,
Bumpus One Hundred Percent Funk. Rick's.
10 p.m., $3. 996-2747.
Motor City Sheiks Blues. Tap Room. 9:30
p.m., $3. 482-5320.
John Hartford Plays banjo on knee and fiddles
not on roof, but on stage. The Ark. 8 p.m.,
The Blue Moon Quartet Jazz just for you!
Espresso Royale Caffe, Main St. 9 p.m.. Free.

By Jenni Glenn
Fine & Performing Arts Editor
Marshall Fredericks, the sculptor
who created the "Ann Arbor Eagle"
statue at the stadium as well as the
reliefs on the LSA Building, died a year
and a half ago. Yet the Michigan institu-
tion found a way to live on through his
work, despite several ongoing contro-
versies surrounding it.
Since his death in April 1998,
Fredericks' children lost a battle to
rezone his Royal Oak home and studio,
four of his sculptures were stolen from
his Birmingham house in August and
the expansion he dreamed of for his
museum is now well on the way to
being realized. Even the energetic
Fredericks, who continued working
until three days prior to his death at the
age of 90, would find it difficult to keep
pace with the changes.
Yet Fredericks' legacy faces no dan-
ger of disappearing, at least from the

public consciousness, as is shown by
the unsolved theft. Birmingham Police
Detective Doug Manigold said the
estate manager Pam Pangborn reported
four sculptures missing from the
grounds Aug. 23, including two figures
from the Animal Kingdom Collection
and two baboons sculptures. "I find it
hard to believe whoever took these
items didn't know they were Marshall
Fredericks statues," Manigold said.
The 18-inch, 30-pound pieces taken
from the estate were valued at $8,000
each, although they would be difficult
to resell without documentation.
Manigold said he believes the thief
either had already located a buyer or
intended to keep the statues. "Maybe
it's a collector who wanted something
of Fredericks'," he said.
In spite of the theft, the public retains
access to many of Fredericks' sculp-
tures, including several on the
University campus. "Ann Arbor Eagle,"



sculpted in 1950, sits at the entrance to
the football stadium. It represents an
important theme in Fredericks' work,
remembering the veterans of World War
II. The eagle holds a wreath in its talons
in memory of the students who died in
the war. Since Fredericks fought in the
war himself, this subject remained
important to him throughout his career.
Fredericks used symbols such as
eagles and images of people flying for
several war memorials he was commis-
sioned to create, including the Detroit
Veterans Building and a fountain in
Cleveland. He wished to illustrate the
courage of the soldiers without showing
guns or uniforms. "He produced what
was really a pacific memorial," said
Michael Panhorst, director of the sculp-
tor's museum.
In contrast, his fun-loving side shines
through on his other campus creation,
the reliefs on the LSA Building from
1 949. Fredericks' teacher, Carl Milles,
who sculpted the campus fountain
"Sunday Morning in Deep Waters,"
gave him a connection to the University
for getting the job. The main sculptures
present a young boy's dream of adven-
ture and a girl's dream of having a fam-
These sculptures became the center
of History of Art 332, Prof. Margaret
Root's course "Art on Trial: American
Public Monuments and Political
Controversy." Students in the class
write a paper and take an opinion poll
examining the potentially sexist impli-
cations of Fredericks' "Dream
Other reliefs on the LSA Building
contain less controversial topics. Some
of the pieces depict "Hiawatha" and
-Aesop's Fables." Another relief,
"Scientists and Musicians," shows
baboons playing musical instruments
and using microscopes.
Copies of Fredericks' works from
around the state, including "Ann Arbor
Eagle," are also displayed at the
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture
Gallery at Saginaw Valley State
University. The museum contains over
200 of the sculptor's pieces and is now
growing thanks to the donation of addi-
tional pieces by Fredericks' widow and
five children.
To provide these pieces with a place
in the gallery, the museum is currently
raising funds to implement a construc-
tion project that Fredericks planned
himself. "The biggest impact of his
death was to increase the urgency for

Works by I
Ann Arbor Eag
The Lion and t
Spirit of Detro
Two Bears
Star Dream
Flying Wild G(
The Thinker
The Boy and ti
Torso of a Dan
Mother and Ch
Wings of the M
John F. Kennec
expansion," museum director
Panhorst said.
The expansion adds an <
gallery to hold sculptu
Fredericks family had in storag
as an audiovisual room to a
date larger numbers of visito
gallery. All of Fredericks'
records will be housed in a
archive room to assist researci
ing at the process of sculpture
this is done, the Smithsonian \
to us," Panhorst said.
The sculptor's family devis
gram to help fund the $2.5 mi
struction project. Miniature vi
Fredericks' 10 most famous s
including "Ann Arbor Eagle,"
cast in bronze as a limited e
reward generous donors on a f
first serve basis. "If you give a
to the university, You get a tok<
appreciation," Carl Frederi
sculptor's son, said.
This limited edition cor
copies of each of the 10 s
which have an edition stamp
their value. The museum prod
edition using the same foundry
duction assistants Fredericks
ing his 70-year career. "Or
things we are committed to
project is to produce sculpture
of Marshall's approval," Panh
Museum officials already
at least 35 sculptures thank

Iron Giant* ** A boy and his robot story

courtesy ot columba ictures
Robin Williams plays Jakob Heym, a Jewish man who tries to keep hopes alive by
creating fictious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis.


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Scott Rogers Rocking folk. Espresso Royale
Caffe, State and Liberty. 8 p.m., Free.
South Normal w/Blake Chen. Rocking folk,
the revenge. From Chelsea. Theo's, 10:30
p.m., $4. 485-6720.
Mako Yosikawa University doctoral candidate
and great-granddaughter of a geisha reads
from her book, "One Hundred and One Ways."
Shaman Drum. 8 p.m.
Dr. Vernon M. Sylvest speaks on his latest
book, Who Get Sick, Who Gets Well. Borders.
Animania (1999) A range of Japanese anima-
tion from drama to sci fi to comedy. MLB 3. 4
p.m. Free.
Breathless (1959) Jean-Luc Godard's film
about a French mobster and his affair with an
Amercian expatriate. Nat. Sci. 7 p.m. $4, $5
Taxi Driver (1976) A ex-soldier turned taxi dri-
ver loses his marbles in this wonderful film
about isolation and loneliness. MLB 4. 7 p.m.
$4, $5 dbl.
Contempt (1964) Another Godard film, this
one about an unhappy marriage. Nat. Sci.

8:40 p.m. $4, $5 dbl.
Raging Bull (1980) Martin Scorsese directs
one of the best films ever made about boxer
Jake LaMotta. MLB 4. 9 p.m. $4, $5 dbl.
Sunny Wilkinson Straight jazz, no chaser. Bird
of Paradise. 11 p.m. & 12:30 a.m., $5.
Domestic Problems w/The Dopes Acoustic
Tock with horn section. Blind Pig. 10 p.m., $5.
Roger Chard and Maurita Holland See Fri.
Kerrytown Concert House. 8 p.m. $10-$15.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Czars and
Commissars. Michigan Theater, 8 p.m. $17-
$30. 668-8480.
Bugs Beddoe Band Brassy R&B. Cavern Club.
10 p.m. Saturday, $6. 332-9900.
Electric Boogaloo. Rock and Blues. T.C.'s
Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 9:30 p.m. $3. 483-4470.
The Lash Celtic rock. Ach. Rick's, 10 p.m. $3.
Kenny Parker Blues Band Yep, you got it:
blues. Tap Room, 9:30 p.m. $3. 482-5320.
Willy Porter Band Acoustic guitarist. The
Ark,8 p.m. $15.
Dave Sharp Quartet Piano man. Bab's Liberty
Street Piano Bar. 9 p.m., Free.
Liz Momblanco Rocking folk. It lives yet.
Espresso Royale Caffe, State and Liberty. 8
p.m., Free.



The "American Eagle," one of the works of Marshall Fredericks.

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Tommy Lee Jones in hot pursuit in the upcoming movie "Double Jeoporday."
Phone Numbers: Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 761-9700; Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village; 994-
8080; Michigan Theater: 668-8397; Showcase: 973-8380; State: 761-8667.
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Late shows at Ann Arbor 1 & 2 and
State are for Friday and Saturday only. Noon and mid-day matinees at Ann Arbor 1 & 2 are
for Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday only; matinees at State are for Saturday and Sunday

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Editors: Toyin Akinmusuru, Jeff Druchniak
Writers: Toyin Akinmusuru, Lindsey Alpert, Jason Birchmeier, Jessica E
Suevon Lee, Erin Podolsky, Thanh Tran.
Photo Editors: Louis Brown, Jessica Johnson, Dana Linnane.
Photographers: Sam Hollenshed, Marjorie Marshall, Jessica Johnson.
Cover: "Bell Tower" by Sam Hollenshed.
,Arts Editors: Christopher Cousino and Jessica Eaton
Editor in Chief: Heather Kamins

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