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14l e MichiganDaily =Weekend; etc. Magazine - Thursday Maroh ;.2001Q ;
A weekly guide to who's
where, what's happeningeand
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Thursday, March 29
Wednesday, April 4
One student shares how she dealt with a deati
American Desi This one basically slipped
through the fingers of our crackerjack film
staff. At Showcase: 1:50, 4:15, 6:55.
9:10, 11:55 (Fri. & Sat.).
Spy Kids Yeah, a kids movie from the
director who brought you Cheech Marnn
taking about the female reproductive
organ for five minutes. It's freakin'
"apji." At Showcase: 1:05, 1:35, 3:05,
3:35, 5:05, 5:35, 7:05, 7:35, 9:05, 9:35,
7:05, 7:35, 9:05, 9:35, 11:05 (Fri. &
Sat.), 11:35 (Fri. & Sat.).
Tomcats The kid from "My Secret
Identity" and Gary Busey's son. Get me
some Prozac. At Showcase: 12:55, 1:25,
3:10, 3:40, 5:20, 5:50, 7:30, 8, 9:40,
10:10, 11:50 (Fri. & Sat), 12:20 (Fri. &
A An Instant Classic
8 Very Good
D Not recommended
F Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
Blow Special sneak preview at 8 p.m.
Friday night at Showcase Cinema. Free
cocaine to the first 30 people in line.
The Brothers Imagine "The Cook, The
Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover" mixed
with "Cannonball Run" and then you
would be about as far away from this film
as possible without using a boat. At
case: 12, 12:30, 1, 2:15, 2:45,
3:15. 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 9,
9:30, 10, 11:15 (Fri. & Sat.), 11:45 (Fri.
& Sat.), 12:15 (Fri. & Sat.).
Chocolat Harvey, you glorious bastard,
I'm so glad that you lost. At Showcase:
1:30, 4. 6:50, 9:25, 12 (Fri. & Sat.). A-
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon The origi-
nal title, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Pier
della Vigne simply made no sense. At
Showcase: 1:45, 4:20, 7:40, 10:05,
12:30 (Fri. & Sat.). A+
Down to Earth As funny as MSA elec-
tions. Okay, not that funny. At Showcase:
1:20, 3:30, 5:40, 8:15, 10:20, 12:20
(Fri. & Sat.). C
Enemy at the Gate Hey, wait just a damn
- the Americans don't play any part in
this war flick. Who cares which of the
panies kills the other? At Showcase:
12:45, 3:20, 3:45, 7, 7:55, 9:50, 12:25
(Fri. & Sat.). B+
Exit Wounds This was the number one
movie in America. And Orson Welles had
to do "Transformers: TherMovie" to stay
afloat. No justice. At Showcase: 12:10,
12:40, 2:25. 4:45, 7:25, 9:55, 10:25,
12:05 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:35 (Fri. & Sat.).
Fifteen Minutes Fifteen Minutes? I'll give
you fourteen years, baby. Fourteen years
of silence, fourteen years of pain, four-
teen years that are gone forever and I'll
never have again. At Showcase: 12:20,
2:50, 5:25, 7:50 (except Friday night),
10:15, 12:35 (Fri. & Sat.). D+
Get Over It We did, before it was
released. At Showcase: 6. F
Hannibal Wow, Ray Liota is in three
movies currently playing. Am I in hell?
Just kidding, Ray. No, I'm not. Yes, I am.
At Showcase: 8:10, 10:30. B-
Heartbreakers As funny as the Code.
Okay, not that funny. At Showcase: 1:10,
1:40, 4:05, 4:35, 6:40, 7:10, 9:15, 9:45,
11:55 (Fri. & Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. & Sat.).
The Mexican.lf they made a movie about
me they'd have to call it the German-
Showcase: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20,
10:05, 12:30 (Fri. & Sat.). B+
See Spot Run You better leave some
room for my fist because I'm going to
ram it into your stomach. At Showcase:
12:25, 2:20, 4:25, 6:30.
Traffic Would have been okay if not for
all the unnecessary drug use. At
Showcase: 12:35, 3:25, 6:35, 9:20,
12:10 (Fri. & Sat.). A
By Jenni Glenn
Weekend, Etc. Editor
First year student Sarah Martin was
learning about bereavement in one of her
nursing school classes, but studying
remained far from her mind that
Saturday night. She had traveled to
Colorado for her first karate convention
with her coworkers from Keith Hafner s
Karate School. Surrounded by friends at.
a banquet dinner, she was thoroughly
That was when her colleagues called
her out of the room.
"They told me I had to call home, that
there was a family emergency," Sarah
recalled. "I thought there was someone
in the hospital with a broken arm."
The oldest of six children, Martin
shared a room in her parents' house with
her two sisters, Amanda and Molly. Born
within a three year span and enrolled in
consecutive grades in school, the girls
shared so much that their parents dubbed
them "SAM"- an acronym combining
the first letter of each of their names.
The family resided in Chelsea, a small
town located a few miles west of Ann
Arbor. Here the Martins attended St.
Mary's Catholic Church and took karate
classes together. Sarah, Amanda and
Molly all had achieved the rank of black
belt along with their mother, younger sis-
ter Katy and younger brother David. The
sisters spent countless hours laughing
and discussing friends, sports and school
together over the years. Their conversa-
tions continued by phone once Sarah
began attending the University.
But Sarah was involved in a different
type of phone conversation in Colorado
that Saturday night, Nov. 11, 2000.
Across the lines, she heard the news that
17-year-old Amanda had been killed
instantly in a car accident on the way
home from a football game earlier in the
day. Amanda's dreams of attending Hope
College to study business and of later
becoming a mother would never come
Like Amanda's death, the loss of a
youth frightens family and friends
because it is unanticipated. The deaths of
students Candy Wei, Shannon Mayes
and Byung Soo Kim during the past aca-
demic year impacted the campus in a
similar manner. These losses can be par-
ticularly difficult for students who have
never experienced the death of a close
friend or relative before. And in
instances of sudden losses, people may
experience shock and trauma in a way
that isn't associated with the death of
someone elderly due to long-term illness
or other natural causes.
"If you have a friend who has just had
a death in their family, the first thing to
Courtesy of Revolution Studios
Jerry O'Connell will be lucky if he has any furniture left after "Tomcats" tanks.
chink about is whether the death was
anticipated or unexpected," School of
Social Work professor Sallie Foley said.
"Either way it hurts, but if it was unex-
pected, the person may not react with a
normal grief reaction."
As a result, those responding to unan-
ticipated losses can experience feelings
ranging from anger to numbness and
"I think it's a way for the body to han-
dle the magnitude of what's going on,"
said Jim Etzkorn, a counseling psychol-
ogist at the University's Counseling and
Psychological Services. "It's just too big
In the aftermath of learning about her
sister's death, Sarah said she didn't expe-
rience denial but simply couldn't absorb
what had occurred. Dazed, she found
herself on a bereavement flight home
from Colorado. A colleague accompa-
nied her on the trip, but she felt utterly
alone without her family.
"I was with people vWho loved me, but
not people who loved (Amanda) in the
same way I did," she said.
She felt completely relieved to see her
family upon pulling into the driveway of
her parents' house. Friends had flown in
from as far away as Connecticut and
Washington, and her relatives had driven
up from Indiana.
"As soon as I got out of the car, there
were people to hug and be with," Sarah
said. "We weren't alone for a week. I
couldn't handle being alone."
According to interim director of the
University's Counseling and
Psychological Services Todd Sevig,
death can be particularly difficult for stu-
dents who are geographically separated
from family the way Martin was when
she first received the news. Without the
direct connection to a personal support
network of friends and family, grieving
is a much more difficult process.
Those experiencing grief often fear
isolation the way Sarah initially did fol-
lowing her sister's death. In difficult
periods like this, friends should try to be
available during the individual's grieving
process and encourage the person to talk
"The main thing is that people need
someone to listen and be with them,"
said Robert Hatcher, the director of the
University's Psychological Clinic. "In
terms of actually doing things beyond
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ELUZABETH AND JENNI
Phone Numbers: Briarwood: 480-4555; Fox Village; 994-8080; Michigan Theater: 668-
839 7; Quality 16: 827-2837; Showcase: 973-8380; State: 761-8667.
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Matinee times at State Theater are
eftective for Saturday and Sunday only.
Caveman's Valentine (2001) Hey, how
about a club to the head and a free
trip back to the cave? State Theater.
7 & 9:30 p.m.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) All right Ang, I hope that little
Academy fiasco has taught you about
messin' with my boy Stevie "dressed
for success" Soderbergh. State
Theater. 9:30 p.m.
The House of Mirth (2000) Okay,
wipe that stupid grin off of your face
or I'm not mowing the back yard.
State Theater. 6:45 p.m.
Pollock (2000) A rip roarin' good
time for anyone who thinks that
movies about splatter are nifty.
Michigan Theater. 7:30 p.m.
Donkey Punch Please grant them boy
band status. Blind Pig, 208 S. First
St. 10 p.m. $7. 996-8555.
The Gryphon Shepard Herding their
sheep all the way from K-zoo, these
guys break out the hip hop jams.
T.C.'s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti. 10 p.m.
Struggling Truths Performance
Network performs this Peter
Mellencamp drama about a Buddhist
monk with an attitude and his contro-
versial opinions on the Chinese
Invasion of Tibet. Performance
Network, 120 E. Huron. 8 p.m. $17.
stands in for "Mr. Show" David Cross.
Comedy Showcase, 314 E. Liberty. 8
p.m. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
Les Murray Reads, Mate Australian
poet reads from his newest collection
as part of the University's Visiting
Writer's Series. Rackham Auditorium.
5 p.m. Free. 647-6471.
Poet Nicholas Harp The English
Department presents this writer, plus
a TBA fiction writer. West Conference
Room, Rackham Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Ken Waldman Former college profes-
sor traveled American West, wrote
book about it titled Nome Poems.
Hear him read. Shaman Drum, 8 p.m.
Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson Simpson, who is known for
her controversial images of racial and
sexual identity, displays three of her
most recent film projections in this
exhibit. Museum of Art, 525 S. State.
Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic
Revolution Spanning a variety of
media and art forms, this exhibit is an
artistic reaction to the Genetic
Revolution and the implications that
accompany it. Museum of Art, 525 S.
State. Free. 764-0395.
Caveman's Valentine See Thursday.
State Theater. 9:30 p.m.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. State Theater. 7 & 9:15
Theater. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Smokestack Eclectic band blows
their top. Blind Pig. 208 S. First St.
10 p.m. $7. 996-8555.
Blissfield, K4 Too good for T2, too
bad for K-9. T.C.'s Speakeasy,
Ypsilanti. 10:30 p.m. $3. 483-4470.
Brass Band of Battle Creek Popular
brass band from Battle Creek, per-
forms a diverse program, including
jazz music, swing and classical tran-
scriptions. Hill Auditorium. 8 p.m.
A Midsummer Night's Dream The RC
Players mix Elizabethan and punk cul-
ture in this interpretation of the
bard's comedy, involving four misguid-
ed lovers and a lot of fairies. R.C.
Auditorium, East Quad. 8 p.m. $5, $3
Struggling Truths See Thursday.
Performance Network, 120 E. Huron.
8 p.m. $20. 663-0681.
A LTERNA TIVES
Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna
Simpson See Thursday. Museum of
Art, 525 S.sState. Free. 764-0395.
Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic
Revolution See Thursday. Museum of
Art, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395.
Caveman's Valentine See Thursday.
State Theater. 4:15 & 9:30 p.m.
First year nursing student Sarah
after her sister's death. Each of
and ex-boyfriend received one o
that, you can show them that y
and spend time with them and d
that remind them that life is f
going out, but the core is to remit
that someone is there with them:
In Sarah's case, her sister
understood her feelings since s
experiencing the same loss. TV
before the funeral, the pair wet
ping in order to get out of the h<
a while. At the mall, they spotte
play of silver necklaces. The desi
tained three entwined hearts. Th
chased three of the necklaces, or
around Amanda's neck before he
and one for each of them to wea
day to remember their trio.
This was not the last display
- .-- Magazine
Weekend, Etc. Editors: Jenni Glenn, Elizabeth P
Writers: Rob Brode, Jenni Glenn, Lyle Henretty, Meredith Keller, Andrew Kleir
Photo Editors: Louis Brown, Jessica Johnson
Weekend Photo Editor: Abby Rosenbaum
Photographers: Brendan O'Donnell, Abby Rosenbaum
Cover: Abby Rosenbaum
Arts Editors: Ben Goldstein, Managing Editor. Jennifer Fogel and Robyn Melamed, Associat
Editor in Chief: Geoffrey Gagnon
The House of Mirth See Thursday.
ALTERNATIVES State Theater, 6:45 p.m.
Kevin McPeek Superfly comedian
Pollock See Thursday. Michigan