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"Cain and Mabel" This 1933 comedy stars
Clark Gable and Marion , Oavies. (The
Alternative Cinema's American Comedy
Series, shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m..Tuesday In
101 Greenlaw, $1.25.)
"Forbidden Games" French cinema
series. (At 8 p.m. Wednesday In the Great
Hall. Admission is free.)
"Cover Girl" This 1944 musical stars Rita
Hayworth and Gene Kelly. (The Alternative
Cinema's Salute to the Musical, shows at 7
and 9:30 p.m. in 101 Greenlaw, $1.25.)
"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
"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
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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.)
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
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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
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
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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
by Allen Johnson
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
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
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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
sunset wearing the latest super-bad fashions.
There has been little variation and even
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
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
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in Duke's Branson Theatre. Call 654-3181 for
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,
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
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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.
By" s and "Shaft" s. but carefully offsets
these elements with more realistic
characterization and an obvious moral
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
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
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,
I'm so glad I've got my own
So glad that I can see
My life's a natural high
The man can't put no thing on me
Sho' is funky
Sho' is funky
An' I ain't no junkie
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