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Awakenings (PG-13)
Performances "a-plenty" in this Penny Marshall-
directed effort about miracles at the funny farm.
Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams are stupendous.
it didn't get any Oscars, but don't hold that
against it. (At Showcase: 10:05, 12:20)
Career Opportunities (PG- 13)
21-year old brat custodian at a department store
gets locked in on first night with hot babe. Not
suggested viewing for anyone with traces of brain
activity. From director John Hughes, (Home
Alone) the man who took substance out of cinema.
(At Briarwood: 10:15, 12:30, 2:40, 4:30, 7:30,
9:30, Fri & Sat 11:30; at Showcase: 12:35, 2:50,
4:35, 7:30, 9:25, 11:30)
Class Action (R)
Father and daughter film against the backdrop of
a big court case where they are pitted against
each other. Starring Gene Hackman. (At
Showcase: 12:05, 2:25,4:40, 7:20, 935,12105; At
Briarwood: 10, 12:05, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:10, Fri &
Sat 11:30 )
*. .. .*
Dances With Wolves (PG-13)
The official theme film of the Eastern Michigan
Hurons, Florida St Seminoles, and the Cleveland
Indians. See the Sioux deal with white meanies while
Costner kicks some Buffalo ass. There is a rumor
that all the buffalo belong to CSN man Neil Young,
don't quote us on that (At Briarwood: 10, 1:30, 5,
8:30; At Showcase: all week 12:30, 4; Fri & Sat
4:00, 7:25 and 10:45; Sun-Th 4, 8)
Defending Your Life (PG)
Albert Brooks stars in his newest film, taking a
post-life trip to Judgement City to fight for his
life. On the way he meets Meryl Streep, Lee Grant,
and Buck Henry in this romantic comedy about

what really happens after death. (At Showcase:
12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45,12)
The Doors (R)
Take a good band. Then create a cult around them
for 20 years. Then take a baby-boomer, head in the
clouds, over idealistic, pretentious filmmaker like
Oliver Stone to make a film about them. Forget
about a factual; realistic portrayal. (At Fox
Village: 4:30, 7, 9:30; At Showcase:2:25, 7:15,
10:05, 12:25)
The Five Heartbeats (R)
Director Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle)
tells his story of the Motown years in this story of
a fictional Black singing group that rises from
inner-city poverty to national fame. (At Showcase:
12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45,12:10; At Fox: 4:30,
7:15, 9:30)
Goodfellas (R)
The picture that should have won the big one, but
nonetheless a gem. The rise and fall of a trio of
gangsters, including Oscar winner Joe Pesce. (At
Fox Village: 4:30, 9:15)
. . 9 *
Guilty By Suspicion (PG-13)
McCarthyist fascist pigs go on a pinko hunt in
Hollywood and Bob DeNiro must face charges of
being a Commie-sympathizer. It's about time
Hollywood examined this, one of its darkest
periods. (At Showcase: 12:15, 4:50, 7:30)
The HardWay (R)
Cops and movies - they go together like LA. and
sushi. Michael J. Fox comes back from the future
for this comic look at the gritty life of a big-city
pig. Also starring James Woods. At Fox: 4:30,
7:15, 9:30; at Showcase: 2:15, 9:55,12:15)
Home Alone (PG)
it has moved into the all-time Top 10 list for
highest grossing films. if that doesn't say
something about our culture... Help it beat E T., go
see it for the fourth time, it only needs $150
million more. Are people really still seeing this?
(At Briarwood: 10:15, 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15,
9:30, Fri & Sat 11:30; at Showcase: 12:45, 3,
5:05, 7:40)

ILong Walk Home (PG)
Sissy Spacek and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg
recreate the tense times surrounding the
Montgomery bus boycott in the'60s. It bombed the
first time out last year, so they released it again.
Let's hope this trend doesn't get out of control.
(At Showcase: 2:10, 4:30, 7:35, 9:30, 11:40)
Marrying Man (R)
Alec Baldwin plays the slick, '40s playboy who can't
decide whom to marry- Kim Basinger or Elizabeth
Shue.Throw in some mobsters named -Bugsy,*
some neat chase scenes, and Kim taking it all off,
and you have typical Hollywood trash that brings in
th bucks. (At Showcase: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:35,
9:55, 12:15)
. . . .. .
New Jack City (R)
See the movie everyone's rioting about. Bring your
crowbars for easy access to stores for looting
after the show. There are guns and cops, but no
code in this street film, starring Big Budd Judd
Nelson and Lipton Iced T. (At Showcase: 12:25,
2:20, 4:25, 7:40, 9:40, 11:50)
Reversal of Fortune (R)
Jeremy Irons is back in his Oscar-winning role as
the cold and calculating Claus Von Bulow. Did he kill
Sunny? The movie won't tell, but it's great fun
anyway. (At Fox Village: 7:00)
. . . 9. .9
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Isn't it nutty? Don't be a virgin. Learn the dance
before you go! Just a jump to the left... Are you
quivering with anticipation?
(At Briarwood: Fri & Sat 11:30)
" .".".".".
Shipwrecked (PG)
A bunch of bratty child-star wanna-be's founder
on a treasure island and pool their incredible
intellects to stave off a group of central casting
pirates. (At Showcase: 12:10)
Silence of the Lambs (R)
Edge of your seat, heart-racing, palm-sweating,
wide-eyed thriller about a novice Fed (Jodie
Foster) who must enlist the assistance of a
tongue-eating, gut slashing, maniacally brilliant
psychopath so she can catch one who's on the loose.
(At Showcase: 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25,10,12:20; At
Briarwood: 9:50,12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40, Fri
& Sat 11:45)
Sleeping with the Enemy (R)
A film that glorifies wife bashing and stars Julia
Roberts - a match made in heaven, huh? This will
probably be the flick she'llbe ashamed to show her
kids 20 years from now. Can you blame her?
(At Showcase: 12:50, 2:55, 5:10, 7:45, 9:50,
11:55)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II (The Secret
of the Domino's Pizza Grease
OOOOOOOOzzzze) (PG)
Donatelo, Leonardo, Michaelangelo and Raphael are
back to kick bad guys' asses and save the world
from domination by Tom Monaghan and other
Pizza-Tiger magnates.
(At Showcase: 12,120, 2:45, 4:45, 5:15, 7:10,
9:10, 11:10; at Briarwood: 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

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Progressive Era (cover story)
Michigan used to be an unfriendly place for women's sports. Now, the athletic-
department is trying to account for years of neglect.See Page 6.
Behind the Camera
Women's voices are increasingly being heard from the director's chair, but'
women who want to direct films rather than star in them are still finding
obstacles most male directors do not face. See Page 4.
Best of Ann Arbor Ballot
City elections may be over, but we still have some very important votes to cast.
The Best of Ann Arbor Issue is only two weeks away, so here's your chance to
vote for the good and the bad and the worst and the best aspects of town and
campus. See Page 12
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Scott Chupack
Mike Gill
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Anatomy of a Marriage, Part I
Hard-to-follow film looks at the intricate
relationship of a French couple from each of their
perspectives. Kind of like an ultra-serious He Said
She Said.
(Andre Cayatte, 1964)
Aud A 7:00
Viridiana
Chaste, young Nun-to-be runs into her meanie uncle
on the way to convent. He drugs her, unsuccessfully
rapes her, hangs himself - and that's only in the
first 30 minutes !
(Luis Bunuel, 1961)
Aud A 9:00
Les Diaboliques
Meanie headmaster given the deep six in a pool by
wife and mistress, but the old chap ain't there
when they empty the pool, 'cept his clothes!
Houdini would have been proud.
(Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955)
Aud A 10:30
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Gone With the Wind
See the South raped by the vicious Union army in
the celebrated adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's
novel. Scarlet and Rhett attempt to rise out of the
ashes of decimated Dixie without Melanie finding
out that Scarlett really digs Ashley and not Frank
Kennedy, but Rhett, who really likes Scarlett, can
only talk to Hooker Belle. Confused? Fear n6t, it's
just three hours of fun.
(Victor Fleming, 1939)
MLB 3 8:00
SATURD'AY
Three by Scorcese
Three early short films from the modern master
Martin Scorcese (GoodFe a) provide a rare
glimpse at the director's cinema roots.
Aud A 7:30 & 9:15
Blazing Saddles
Funniest Western ever! Black sheriff sent to clean
up all-White town of Rockridge full of Johnsons.

On the way, he runs into Mongo, the Waco Kid,
Headley Lamaar and other loony-toons in this Mel
Brooks masterpiece of non-stop laughs.
(Mel Brooks, 1974)
MLB 3 7:30
The Wild Bunch
Sam Peckinpah's outstanding Western about
violence on the Mexican-Texas border. Cynical
outlaws join a Mexican rebel bunch trying to take
over the Mexican army. Beautiful picture starring
William Holden and Robert Ryan.
(Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
MLB 3 9:20
Gone With the Wind
See Friday's entry
MLB4 8:00
Sherman's March
Documentary-like picture about WT Sherman
destruction of the Souther heartland turns into
the director's quest for romance in the modern
era
(Ross McElwee, 1986)
Hillel 8:15 & 11:00
SUNDAY
The Sheltering Sky
Married couple go to the Sahara for reflection and
enlightenment on their relationship. What happens
instead is that the audience is subjected to a
terrible film. Starring Debra Winger and John
Malkovich. Sprawling look, but that's it
(Bernardo Bertolucci, 1991)
Mich Theater 4:15 & 9:00
The Kid Brother
Old West silent film with Harold Uoyd. Shown with
Chaplin's The Vagabond
Mich Theater 7:00
Half the Kingdom
Video documentary about women in Judaism
profiles seven contemporary women. Francine
Zuckerman will be present to discuss her film.
Hillel. 7:30

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F R I D.A Y
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
A film that proves beyond a doubt that the
"Theme from Shaft is the greatest song.from a
movie ever. Parody of Black bad-asses in the big
city is a big treat from comedy genius Keenen Ivoly
Wayans.
(Keenen Ivory Wayans, 1988)
MLB 4 7:00,10:15
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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
With a title like this, how could you miss? Black
fairy tale with loads of studs. The white people are
ignorant meanies, of course. The story is
insignificant, just relax and-enjoy a bygone era of
American cinema
(Melvin van Peebles, 1971))
MLB 48:30

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Cartoonist-Fred Zinn
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Columnists-Jonathan Chait, Scott Chupack, Mike Gill,
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Assistant Sales Manager-Cyndi Peters

In sports pages across the country, our sports scr
spring ritual: writing poetic prose in which they eloi
and indeed life - begins on baseball's Opening Da
They preach that on Opening Day the world is
blight upon the land. Opening Day, we have read r
not unlike God's rainbow. With childish naivete, th
every team on Opening Day looks like it can win the
the Braves and the Indians can have giddy expectai
equally on all of Abner Doubleday's children on the
In case you weren't already aware of it - and, o
should be - baseball means a lot to me. I'm the or
like good sex: they're both a lot of fun to watch."
(Please note that the previous sentence was ajoa
sport of romantics, not sexual deviants.)
Baseball writers believe that the beginning of ea
an era. Washington Post writer Thomas Boswell evei
Opening Day," and he wrote a book to back up thi
not the Day of Creation, but a time to become reac
haven't seen in half a year.
Roughly 650 friends, to be exact.
I've read many a sermon about baseball's beaut
fancy themselves highbrows, in which the "perfect
baseball are extolled. What strikes me most about I
is something baseball shares with other sports - it
all the millions of baseball games played, each is di
been or will be.
More noticeable are the differences between pl
telephone numbers, no two players are alike - ev(
results. In the 150-year history of baseball, no play<
other.
When Stan Musial was at bat for the final time i
broadcaster Harry Caray demonstrated that he und
Caray told his audience, "We are not likely to see I
Twenty-eight years have gone by and we still h
have we found another Joe DiMaggio, although I h
looking for him.) What Caray didn't take into accol
ones who can never be duplicated, but all ballplay
A baseball fan dies a thousand deaths, one for e
game. We have precious little time to share with tI
dear before they, too, throw a final pitch or stand a
spend their time in what they call "The Show," th
benchwarmers fret, and then they are heard of no r
memories which we replay in what former Basebal
called "the green fields of the mind."
Sometimes, a great player's career can end long
were made painfully aware of this when Bo Jackso
ever to play a sport, was forced into retirement by
with which the Kansas City Royals released Jackso
have to get used to a world without Bo. He didn't
league, nor did he get to make a tear-jerking speec
he told us, "You may say I've had a bad break..."
chance to say goodbye.
All too often, a player refuses to take a hint fror
sinking batting average and keeps playing even th
capable of producing. It becomes painful for fans a
deteriorate. Modern medicine allows players to pre
have lost their effectiveness, just as it allows peopl
enjoying life.
Artist Yoko Ono once told a story about a man'i
temple was very old and very beautiful, but it was
golden temple ablaze before it could further decay
in his mind, where it is perfect.
There are some baseball fans who wish that toc
to heart and realize that the only way to maintain t
make retirement a prolonged and painful farce. TI
them the way they were in their prime.
Fernando Valenzuela, who had been a mainsta
pitching staff since 1981, was released last week af
no longer could pitch as devastatingly as he once d
hook on with another team, and may bounce aroui
An athlete dies two deaths: the first comes whe
to which we mortals are susceptible. Can we really
continue his career and regain the glory thai was h
there are not rooting for him to retire; rather, they
Fernando's younger self is bett'er than no Fernand
Here was a Valenzuela; when comes such anot

Cover photo by Jose Juarez. Photo of Biener's Wieners by Suzanne Paley.

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