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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, February 17, 1975, Page 4, Image 4

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Chapel Hill "Swiss Family Robinson" The Disney adventure that employs every child's dream: being shipwrecked on a desert island, living in trees and, most of all, having loads of fun. Ten or twelve years old, it starred James MacArthur in his prime as cleancut Juvenile matinee idol among the kiddie set (Plaza 1 , at 2, 4:25, 6:50 and 9:15 p.m., $2.25.) "Foreplay" Zero Mostel and Estelte Parsons. (Plaza 2, at 3:05, 5.-05, 7:05 and 9.-05 p.m., $2.25.) "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings" When Burt Reynolds isn't clowning around with the mood and turning simple country humor into citified wit, this John Avildsen film is pretty much fun and fairly interesting: a small country band wants to go to Nashville and . with the help of a little Reynolds cunning, they make it. Conny Van Dyke and Jerry Reed make good music and "act natural." (Plaza 3r at 3:10, 5:10, 7:10 and 9:10 p.m., $2.25.) "Flossie" Soft-core porn. (Varsity, at 2:20, 4, 5:50, 7:20 and 9 p.m., $3.) "King of Hearts" This unassuming Preach film has been playing in Cambridge, Mass., for years, where its reputation as a university cult film began to grow. This is not the greatest film ever made not even the greatest anti-war film but it is a whimsical fantasy of reality versus fantasy and whether A Carolina Union q0 .zV A TWO -DAY PROGRAM OF SUPERMAN NOSTALGIA! 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Old Superman TV shows. Continuous showings at Great Hall. O TUESDAY, FEB. 18 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Old Superman TV shows. Continuous, showings at Great Hail. 8 p.m. Memorial Hall FREE LOOS in An evening of nostalgia with questionanswer periods and a chance to try your hand at playing Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, and Superman himself. Don't miss the fun! m ..AND WITH YOUR. HELP, Mi FELLOW CmZBNS, 1H TERRITORY OF AMERICAN SAMOA WILL RISE, PH0SNIX LIKB, TO TAKPHBR, 00! UJ. PLAC5A5 TUB PRIPE OF THE z O PACIFIC! O! Q tis better to be classified by society as "sane" or "Insane," Alan Bates plays a World War I soldier who finds out (Carolina, at 2:20, 4, 5:40, 7:23 and 9 p.m., $2.25.) Music Phoebe Snow's performance at 8 p.m. today in Memorial Hall is sold out Tickets, $3, are on sale for a second show at 10 p.m. The UNC Jazz Lab Sand will perform at 8 p-m. Tuesday in Hill Halt Admission is free. Roberta Peters will perform with the N.C. Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in Duke's Page Auditorium. Call 684-4059 for ticket Information. The PitUhnrnK Cimutk - orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. undajr in Memorial Auditorium. Tickets for students, $2, are on sale at the Union desk. Tickets for non-students, $3 and $4, are on sale at International Chef and Huggins Hardware. The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in Memorial Hall. Tickets, $2, are on sale at the Union desk. A concert by The Friends of Chamber Music" will be at 8 pjn. Thursday in Hiil Hall Admission is free. Soprano Peggy Russell and pianist Constance Kotis will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in Hill Hall. Admission is free. Pianist Murray Perahia will perform with the Duke Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. Friday in Duke's Page Auditorium. Tickets, $1.50, are on sale at the Page box office. Pianist Murray Perahia presents a solo performance at 8:15 p.m. Sunday in Duke's Page Auditorium. Tickets, $2, 1 .75, and $1 .50, are on sale at the Page box office. The UNC Readers Theatre presents J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Union Snack Bar. Admission is free. Presentation: person 0 HY,HBy! L5VS HAVE NONE OF THAT! ttHERB DO WTMNKYOU ARB PUERTO RICO?! E I'M WARNING 0 YOU, SWEETHEART! LONG ONE MORE OUT BURST AND.. V The Carolina Pfaymakers present William Gibson's The Miracle Worker at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 2 in Playmakers Theatre. Tickets, $2.50, are on sale at the Playmakers business office, 102 Graham Memorial, and at Ledbetter-Pfckard downtown. Black by Allen Johnson Staff Writer Last in a three-part series Everybody's misused him Ripped him off and abused him Another junkie plan Pushin' dope for the man Freddie's on the corner now If you wanna be a junkie, now. Remember Freddie's dead These words, ironically, are lyrics to Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead", a song from the soundtrack which has become virtually synonymous with the motion picture "Super Fly." The irony is in the theme of Mayfield's lyrics; the lyrics beckon their listener to shun drugs; at the same time, "Super Fly" 's hero snorts and peddles cocaine. And Jim Brown, in "Slaughter", shoots criminals between sexual interludes. Fred Williamson, in "Black Caesar", plays the role of a black crime lord who is betrayed by his girlfriend. William Marshall, a noted Shakespearean actor, dons fangs and plays a black vampire in "Blacula." The era is one of commercial sensationalism and black superheroes who cleverly outwit the white establishment, methodically make love to two or three young: ladies, and then strut off into the HP If MACARTHUR,! lA A- START A FLS , Kfifi ON THAT MAN1 11 s : :.';-:::::::: : . sx.v i: : I - - - ; - ; l v Auditions for the Carolina Readers production of "Aucassln and NIcotette" will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in 103 Bingham. Seven parts are open and two recorder players are needed. The Duke Players present Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest" at 8:15 P-m. Thursday through Sunday, and films face sunset wearing the latest super-bad fashions. There has been little variation and even less realism. But now that black movies have established their tremendous popularity and drawing power, new avenues are being explored, Conscientious black film-makers are avoiding "rush-order" productions. They are attempting, instead, to inject more quality and care into their work. Such prominent black artists as Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, and Ossie Davis are taking their films into their own hands and conveying positive themes and images." Likewise black actors and actresses, including Cicely Tyson and Beah Richards, are refusing to perform in roles they feel are derogatory. I have always thought that if enough of us stopped (appearing in exploitation films)," Miss Tyson says, then the movie industry would have to go to something else." "Something else" was the influx of a new wave of films which included "Sounder", "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman", "Gordon's War", "Lady Sings the Blues", "Uptown Saturday Night", "Five on the Black Hand Side", and "Book of Numbers." "Sounder", the story of a sharecropper and his family, was one of the most highly acclaimed black movies to date; it garnered Academy Award nominations for Miss Tyson (Best Actress), Paul Winfield (Best Actor), and Suzanna DePasse and Lennie Elder HI (Best Screenwriters). For her incredibly moving portrayal of a Stomsey's Monday (Monday 5pm until closing) UNIVERSITY MALL Opon 10-9 Mon.-Sat li u mBall B a (x) all oo LLjr..ju lSju j i-ff-J ti y , iff if i . . l x xC-x A-J" Sweaters (f Shirts v4aw $3 ) I I SDDDa,SS J J as low as y (2? J (SK below 2) 'Z)oC"n ys"", u -y 1 Thursday. Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 2 in Duke's Branson Theatre. Call 654-3181 for ticket information. The Drama Dept of the H.C. Central University presents Jack Klrkland's Tobacco Road" at 8:1 5 p.m- Wednesday through Friday in B.N. Duke Auditorium on the M.C- Central campus in Durham. For advance tickets, uncertain Scott Frazfer 1 10-year-old former slave. Miss Tyson also received an Emmy award in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman." "Lady Sings the Blues," an extravagant 3.3 million-dollar production, cast Diana Ross in the role of Billie Holiday and earned her an Academy Award nomination. "Gordon's War" is a compromise. Starring Paul Winfield as a Vietnam veteran, the Ossie Davis-directed movie offers the action, sex and violence of the "Super If y y y w RESTAURANTS 1 132 W. Franklin St. Sun. Thurs. 8 a jn. 12 midnight Fri.'-Sat: ; 8 a.rri. 2 a.m: A :thJ' I J $1.25, can SS2-2171, ext 242. Tickets will b $1.50 at the door. The UNC-Greensboro Theatre presents Shakespeare's "Richard III" at8:15pjn. today through Saturday, and at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in Taylor building on the UNC-Greensboro campus. Call 379-5371 for ticket information. future By" s and "Shaft" s. but carefully offsets these elements with more realistic characterization and an obvious moral message. In "Gordon's War", Warfield organizes an army of fellow veterans and wages a private battle against criminal drug forces. "If there is to be violence, action and speed," says Davis in a BLACK STARS magazine interview, "then at least let it be against drug use and not for it." Black movies have made significant strides in the past five years. But there remains a long road to be traveled. Blacks have proven their ability to attract viewers into movie theaters: now they seek to establish diversity and quality in their brand of cinema. Blacks also seek to make black movies a truly "black" enterprise. They see now v alue in attracting black crowds to supposedly black films and having 90 per cent of the money earned from theseVfilms eventually wind up in white hands. No one can determine whether or not they will succeed. Perhaps "Super Fly" and "Shaft" were nothing more than a passing fad. Perhaps they were signals to a new era in film history. One thing is certain: Black movies have left a mark in the American film industry. They have, in fact, probably saved the cinema as we know it from a gradual, inevitable extinction. 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