The Michigan Daily
Friday, June 4 1982.
Is there anything
finer than the simple
days of 'Diner'?
B Richard Campbell never get here.These smaller produc-
tions just aren't given the opportunity
T to be seen by many people.
T HIS IS THE summer of blockbust- tLuckily, one of the better small
era like Rocky III, E.T., Grease 2, movies will soon make it to this ar-
Star Trek II, and Annie. Millions were boretum for cinemaniacs. Diner is a
spent to make these movies, but even slice-of-life movie, examing how boys
more is being spent on publicizing became men in the Baltimore of 1959.
them. The film centers around the week
Unfortunately, in all this flurry of before New Year's Eve as a group of
bills at the box-office, certain movies five friends struggle against their
without the capital or the backing are parents, the frustrations of respon-
getting sleighted. My Dinner with An- sibility, and the eternal hope of love.
dre took months to make the trek from Diner is primarily the memories of
New York to Ann Arbor. Films such as
Smash Palace and Gregory's Girl may See GROWING, Page 9
THE MOVIES Al BRIARWOOD
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the University Players at the Menelssohn Theatre this weekend.
Clubs/Bars rock, and terrific originals by Dick
Siegel and the Ministers of Melody,
The Ark (1421 Hill; 761-1451) Friday and Saturday.
Accompanying herself on 12-string Second Chance (516 E. Liberty;
guitar, Claudia Schmidt sings both 994-5350)
old and new songs, Friday and Lots of top-40 covers all weekend
Saturday. with Moriah.
The Blind Pig (208 S. First; 996- U-Club (530 S. State; 763-5911)
8555) Jazz Friday night with Sam San-
Swinging jazz with Doctor Tapert ders & Vision.
and the Good Vibes. The crowds will.
be bebopping Friday and Saturday. Theater
No Exit, the classic play by Sar-
tre, ends the Stage Company's string
of productions in Ann Arbor. Taking
place in a hotel, characters become
cut off from the world and each
other. This weekend and next at the
Joe's Star Lounge (109 N. Main; Canterbury Loft. 665-0606 for more
If you're up for hot R&B, you're up University Players
for the Urbations, playing Friday In the first act of their summer
and Saturday. Sunday, rock around series, the players have put on
the clock with a bunch of Lepers. George Bernard Shaw's Androcles
Mr. Flood's Party (120 W. Liberty; and the Lion. Tonight and tomorrow
995-2132) at the Mendelssohn Theatre. See the
Steve Newhouse and White Line review on page 8. For information
Fever twang country classics on call 764-0450.
Friday and Saturday. Martin Sim-
monds and the Spaceheaters heat up Theater Lambda
some space on Sunday. A musical mystery by Tom
Rick's American Cafe (611 Church; Simonds. Playing through the
996-2747) weekend at Power Center. Call 763-
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