where a woman awaits him and the possibility ofsalvation and peace of mind is at hand. However. fate has

destined him for a less happy ending.

Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Repo Man ( 18) (Alex Cox. US. 1984) Emilio Estevez. Harry Dean Stanton. 92 mins. Bored LA punk takes up a job as a rcpo man (one who re-possesses cars for finance companies) and an old hand shows him the ropes. They find themselves on the trail ofa vehicle with

something decidedly odd in the boot.

Deserved cult favourite.

Glasgow; GFT

0 Room With A View (PG) (James Ivory. UK. 1985) Helena Bonham Carter. Maggie Smith. Daniel Day-Lewis. 117 mins. Elegantly mounted. with an agreeable lightness of touch. this is a near-perfect award-winning version of Forster‘s sunny comedy of manners.

Glasgow; Grosvenor. Edinburgh; Dominion

0 Rumble Fish (18) (Francis Ford

Coppola. US. 1983) Mickey Rourke.

Matt Dillon. Diane Lane. 94 mins. Electrifying expressionist monochrome visuals grace an existentialist parable about the need to forge one‘s own identity and the alienation it can bring.

Edinburgh; Filmhouse

o The Sacrifice (()ffret) (15) c (Andrei Tarkovsky. Sweden-France. 1986) Erland Josephson. Susan Fleetwood. Valerie Mairesse. 149 mins. See Caption Review. Glasgow; GFT

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0 Salvador ( l8) 1} (Oliver Stone. US.

1986) James Wdods. James Belushi. Michael Murphy. 122 mins. See Caption Review. Glasgow; GET. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

o The Second Awakening of Christa Klages ( 15) (Margarethe von Trotta. West Germany. 1977) Tina Engel. Sylvia Reize. 93 mins. On the run after masterminding a robbery to finance the continuation ofa creche. a nursery teacher finds herself pursued by the authorities and a young woman whom she had taken hostage. Multi-Iayered exploration ofsisterhood and women searching fora satisfying order in a male-dominated world: characteristic of its dITCCIOT. Glasgow; G Fl‘

0 Short Circuit (PG) a (John Badham. US. 1986) Ally Sheedy. Steve Guttcnberg. Fisher Stevens. 98 mins. See Caption Review. Glasgow; ()deon. Edinburgh: Odeon

0 Sid and Nancy( 18) (Alex Cox. UK. 1986) Gary Oldman. Chloe Webb. David Hayman. 11() mins. The story ofSex Pistols bassist and his American girlfriend Nancy Spungen from their gung-ho days as puppy superstars and future rock legends to their final days in New York‘s Chelsea Hotel and a losing battle with the big H.

For the most part a breathlessly enjoyable biopic. Sid and Nancy gets bogged down in an interminable last half-hour. Great performances though. Edinburgh; Filmhouse O Silkwood(15) (Mike Nichols. US. 1983) Meryl Streep. Kurt Russell.

Cher. 128 mins. The true story of Karen Silkwood. now hailed as the first nuclear martyr. an ordinary woman whose concern over health and safety made her a problem to an industry intent on high productivity and profitability.

Methodical but compulsive viewing with Streep convincingly enacting the life ofa working woman with the temerity to stand up and be counted on a vital issue.

Glasgow: GFT 0 Sisters: or The Balance of Happiness (l5) (Margarethe Von Trotta. W. Germany. 1980) Jutte Lampe. 95 mins. Exploring a favourite theme of sisterhood as a metaphor for divided Germany. Von Trotta presents a perceptive study of a high-powered business secretary and her student sister. Glasgow; GFI‘ o Sophie's Choice ( 15) (Alan J. Pakula. US. 1982) Meryl Streep. Kevin Kline. Peter MacNicol. 151 mins. llandsomely mounted and finally quite harrowing adaptation of William Styron‘s novel. In 1947 an aspiring young writer comes to New York and moves in with an eccentric couple: Sophie. a Polish survivor of Auschwitz. and Nathan. a schizophrenic scientist. Glasgow: GFI‘ o Stranger Than Paradise (15) (Jim Jarmusch. US. 1984) John Luric. Eszter Balint. Richard Edson. 89 mins. Jarmusch‘s marvellous early feature has New York hepcats Lurie and the transcendentally dumb Eddie faced with the former‘s cousin Eva from Budapest and a resulting visit to her Formidable Aunt Lottie

“A remarkable and powerful picture” Barry Norman FILM ’87

“SALVADOR is sensational”

Philip French THE OBSERVER

SALVADOR is a veritable treat”

“By turns amusing, poignant and breathlessly exciting,


in snowy Pennsylvania. Expressively photographed.

adorably acted. wonderfully scripted exercise in hilariously minimalist comic cool. If you enjoy Down By Law. don‘t hesitate to go and see this as well. Glasgow; GFT

0 ‘Strong Language' (15) 3 hours plus 15 minute interval. A selection ofthe Arts Council Film and Video Prizewinners for 1986 presented by the artist and filmmaker Susan Hiller. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Sunrise (U) (F.W. Murnau. US. 1927) Janet Gaynor. George O‘Brien. 110 mins. As silence turned to sound. Hollywood produced some ofthe most pictorially elegant and hauntingly affecting films ofthe pre-war era. Sunrise stands at the head of the crowd; a simple but effective story of a farmer who plots the murder of his wife and is encouraged in his dark deeds by another woman. An Oscar winner for its ‘artistic quality ofproduction.’ Edinburgh: EUFS

o The Tenderness ot the Wolves (18) (Ulli Lommel. W. Germany. 1973) Kurt Raab. Margit Carstensen. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 83 mins. The story of a mass child murderer in Dusseldorfduring the 1920‘s saw previous service as Fritz Lang‘s memorable M. Lommel brings the events forward twenty years so that his homosexual vampire-rapist can sell the flesh ofhis victims as black market meat. Probably as repellent as it sounds. Edinburgh; EUFS

o Terayama Shorts ( 18) Approximate running time 90 mins. A programme of work from Japanese director Shuji

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