(Woody Allen, US, 1984) Woody
Allen. Mia Farrow. Milton Berle. 84 mins. Danny Rose is one of life‘s
born losers; a small-time agent for no-hope artists who run from his management at the slightest whiffof acclaim. Opportunity knocks with a tubby singer riding a nostalgia boom for Fifties crooners. However, the singer’s temperamental girlfriend Tina is linked with the Maﬁa. . . Glasgow; GET
0 Bugsy Malone (U) (Alan Parker, UK, 1976) Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Martin Lev. 93 mins. Musical spoof of Prohibition-era gagster films with an all-child cast. Winsome, simple family fun, one ofa kind. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Cat People (PG) (Jacques Tourneur, US, 1942) Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway. 73 mins. A young New York draughtsman falls in love with a beautiful but mysterious fashion model he meets
at the Central Park Zoo _ Atmospheric vintage creepie that
achieves its effects by what is implied rather than graphically depicted. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Chinatown (18) (Roman Polanski, US, 1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway,John Huston. 131 mins. Private Eye Jake Gittes takes on a routine casein 1937 LA, but ends up uncovering more than he bargained for. Handsomer-mounted period thriller Edinburgh; Edinburgh UniversityFiIm Society
0 The Color Purple (15) (Steven Spielberg, US. 1985) Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery. 152 mins. Spielberg turns sen'ous, turning Alice Walker‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel into a sort ofBlack American Pulitzer Prize-winning novel into a sort of Black American Feminist David Lean-style epic. Glasgow; Grosvenor 0 Dance With A Stranger ( 15) (Mike Newell, UK, 1985) Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm. 102 mins. The true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman in Britain to be hanged for murder.
A brilliantly acted, atmospheric production that captures a snapshot of 1955 and a society wrought by social and sexual hypocrises. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Dark Crystal (PG) (Jim Henson, Frank 02, UK, 1983) 94 mins. Worthy but dullish adventure,
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involving a tussle between good and evil to recover the missing shard of the powerful Dark Crystal. Good creature work from the Muppets team. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Death In A French Garden (18) (Michel Deville. France. 1985) Michel Pieoli, Nicole Garcia. Christopher Malavoy. 1(11 mins. Smart. stylish thriller redolent of The Draughtsman‘s Contract. an air ofclinieal calculation detracts from
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sophisticated and often erotic fun in the French manner all the same. Edinburgh; Edinburgh University Film Society
0 Desert Hearts ( 18) (Donna Deitch. US. 1985) Helen Shaver. Patricia Charbonneau. Audra Lindley. 91 mins. Reno, Nevada, 1959. Vivian Bell arrives to complete the
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Instead. the city of gamblers pushes her towards taking a chance on love with an attractive younger woman. A commendany intelligent and positive lesbian drama Glasgow; GET 0 Desperately Seeking Susan (15) (Susan Seidelman.US. 1985) Rosanna Arquette. Madonna. Aidan Quinn. 1(13mins. Feminist fantasy revolving round a case of mistaken identity in the Big Apple. Sheerdelight. Edinburgh University Film Society. Edinburgh Odeon. Late. (See panel). 0 Diva ( 15) (Jean Jacques Beineix, France. 1981) Frederic Andrei. Roland Berton. Richard Bohringer. 117 mins. The twisted fate oftwo tapes. one an illegal recording ofan American opera star. the other exposing a crime ring. are the central strands in this daffy Gallic cult favourite. Glasgow; GFT 0 Echo Park( 15) (Robert Dornhelm, Austria. 1985) Susan Dey. Bowen. Tom Hulce. 90 mins. Fantasy and reality co-mingle in the lives ofthree showbiz hopefuls in a rundown Los Angeles suburb Pleasant. low-key study of modest charm and gentle wit. Edinburgh; Edinburgh University Film Society 0 Erendira (18) (RuyGuerra. France/Mexico/Germany. 1983) Claudia (‘hana, ()liver Wehe. 103 mins, Erendiraisabeautifulyoung girl trapped in a life ofsexual servitude by her deranged grandmother. a legendary object of desire and the star attraction of the eccentric old lady‘s travelling show. An incredibly bizarre. typically South American tall tale of vigorously perverse characters and situations Edinburgh; Filmhouse O Fright Night ( 18) (Tom Holland. US, 1985) Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale. Roddy McDowalI. 106 mins. Ragsdale grows convinced that his new next-door-neighbour is a
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but the vampire knows that his accusations are true . . . Glasgow; Grosvenor o The Grapes of Wrath (U) (John Ford, US. 1940) Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell,John Carradine. 129mins. Exemplary adaptation of the Steinbeck novel with memorable contributions from all concerned. Fonda never bettered his portrait of Tom Joad Edinburgh; Edinburgh Film Guild
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