awakening memories of past pleasures, it’s a dream of a film. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 True Stories (PG) (David Byrne, US, 1986) David Byrne, Spalding Gray, John Goodman. 88 mins. Writer/Director/Star and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is our guide to the mythical small Texas town of Virgil and its variously charming and idiosyncratic inhabitants - ranging from a bachelor offering himself as a TV-advertised husband, a woman who hasn’t left her bed in years, and a mysterious black shaman.

Byrne is evidently attempting to create a kind of non-narrative fiction where lots of peculiar little details from domestic America sketch a fuller picture of a time and a place. The agile viewer has to piece it all together (pseudo-documentary narration sits side by side with state of the art pop video techniques) and some may find the film’s gentle humour a little too underwhelming for its own good, but it’s as intelligently smile-provoking a piece as Hollywood has produced in a while. Edinburgh; Filmhouse O Uliisses (Werner Nekes, West Germany, 1980-2) Described as an odyssey through the history of cinema, Nekes‘ film draws together characters from Homer’s Odysseus, Joyce’s Ulysses and Neil Oram’s Telemach/Phil to make an analogy between their story and that of film. Glasgow; German Cine-Club

0 Under Fire (15) (Roger Spottiswoode, US, 1983) Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy 127 mins. Excellent war drama refuses to turn into romantic slush or gung-ho heroics. but concentrates instead on the question ofpersonal commitment and the power of images whilst maintaining a vice-like grip. Highly recommended. Glasgow; GET 0 When the Wind Blows (PG) (Jimmy T. Murakami, UK, 1986) With the voices of Peggy Ashcroft and John Mills. 85 mins. Five-star animation enlivens this otherwise monotonous and talkative version of the Raymond Briggs book in which an impossibly naive elderly couple face the challenge of the nuclear age with the same spirit that brought them happily through the blitz. Glasgow; ABC Clarkston Road, ABC Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Cameo. Lothian; ABC. Strathclyde; ABC Greenock, ABC Kilmarnock 0 Yellow Earth (PG) (Chen Kaige, . China, 1984) Xue Bai, Wang Xeqm. 89 mins. Kaige‘s extraordinary film debut feature centres on the clash between the traditional values and rituals of a remote mountain tribe and the new-fangled ideologies of a Communist soldier sent in 1939 to study peasant culture.

Edinburgh; Edinburgh Film Guild 0 Zlna (15) (Ken McMullen, UK, 1985) Domiziana Giordano, Philip Madoc, Ian McKelIen. 93 mins. Ambitious film focusing on the obsessions of Trotsky‘s unhinged daughter as she unburdens herself to McKellen‘s neo-Freudian psychiatrist. Glasgow; GFT


Friday 20—Thursday 26

This section gives details at programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland overthe next week. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time.

Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U' and ‘PG' certiiicate programmes to gain admission iorthe same price as the child up to 6pm.


0 ABC Clarkston Road, Muirend. 6332123. £2.00 OAP£1. Family discount scheme operates.

1. Crocodile Dundee ( 15) 5.20pm, 8.20pm; Sat also 2.20pm.

2. When The Wind Blows (PG) 5.30pm, 8.30pm; Sat also 2.30pm. 3. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part II (18) 5.30pm, 8.30pm; Sat also 2.30pm.

0 ABC Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592/3. £2.50(£1.30).

1. The Golden Child (PG) 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 8.35pm.

2. Ferris Bueller’s Day 011 (PG) 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 8.25pm.

3. The Mission (15) 1.30pm. 4.40pm, 8.05pm.

4. When The Wind Blows (PG) 1.30pm. 3.45pm. 6pm. 8.45pm.

5. Nightmare on Elm Street Part II (18) 1.30pm, 3.45pm. 6pm. 8.45pm.

0 CANNON GRAND 18 Jamaica Street, 2484620. £2 (£1). . Adult movies. Phone for details.

0 CINEMA Southgate. East Kilbride, 0355231020. [D] cinema 1. £2 Child/UB40/OAP £1 . Closed Mon/Tue.

1. Crocodile Dundee (15) 2.30pm (Sal only)m 8.10pm; Sun 7.30pm.

2. Top Gun (15)2. 10pm (Sat only), 7.55pm; Sun 7.10.

O GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 7814. [D] with prior notification. £2 Child/UB40/Student/OAP£1.20. 1.The Mission (15) 2. 15pm (not Sat), 5.15pm, 8.05pm: Sun 8.05pm.

2. ARoom With AVlew (PG) 2. 15pm, 5.15pm. 8. 15pm: Sun 8.15pm.

0 ODEON FILM CENTRE Renfield Street. 332 8701. Bar open from 5.30pm. Mon—Sat. £2.75 OAP /Child £1.50 UB40/Student cones £1.50 available as advertised.

1. Crocodile Dundee (15) 1pm. 3.15pm,6pm,8.45pm: Sun 6pm, 8.45pm.

2. Peggy Sue Got Married (15) 1.15pm. 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm; Sun 6pm. 8.45pm.

3. Short Circuit (PG) 2.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm: Sun 6pm. 8.30pm.

0 SALON Vinicombe Street, 339 4256. [D] with advance notification. Matinees, Adult/Child £1.50 OAP/UB40 50p. Evenings. All seats £1.50.

Crocodile Dundee ( 15) 2pm. 7 .40pm: Sun 7.40pm.


Rose Street. 332 6535. Cafe/bar open 30mins prior to evening perf. closes 9pm. [D] on application to box office. [E] No smoking. Matinees, £1 .8()Student/UB40£1. Evenings, £2.20 Student/UB40£1 .50. All perfs. Child/OAP£1.

o FRIDAY 20:

Salvador ( 18) 3.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm. 0 SATURDAY 21:

Army in the Shadows (15) 3pm. Salvador ( 18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

0 SUNDAY 22:

Rosa Luxemburg (PG) 5.30pm, 8pm. 0 MONDAY 23:

Nicaragua - No Pasaran and Under Fire (15) 2pm. Rosa Luxemburg (PG) 6pm, 8.30pm.


DrJekyll and Mr Hyde (PG) and The Passion of Joan of Arc (PG) 4.45pm. Rosa Luxemburg (PG) 8.30pm.


Latino (18) 3.30pm, 6pm. Rosa Luxemburg (PG) 8.30pm.


Rosa Luxemburg (PG) 6pm, 8.30pm.



Screening on Wednesday evenings at the Scottish Council of Educational Technology. 74 Victoria Crescent Road. Dowanhill. Glasgow G 12. Further details available from the Goethe-Institut (332 2555). Tickets at the door price 75p.

Wed 25: Uliisses 8pm.


O GROSVENDR Ashton Lane. 1. Brazil (15) 11.15pm. 2. Midnight Express ( 18) 11.15pm.


0 ABC Lothian Road. 229 3030. Bar: Ham—2.30pm. 5—10pm (Mon—Thurs). 11am—11pm (Fri/Sat). 5—10pm (Sun). [D] cinemas 2 & 3 prior notification advisable. £2.90. £2.50 Child £1.60. £1 .500AP£1 (before 6pm). Family discount scheme operates.

1. The Golden Child (PG) 2.50pm. 5.50pm. 8.50pm; Sun 5.50pm. 8.50pm.

2. Ferris Bueller’s Day 011(15) 2.45pm. 5.45pm. 8.45pm; Sun 5.45pm. 8.45pm.

3. The Mission (PG) 2.20pm. 5.20pm. 8.20pm: Sun 5.20pm, 8.20pm.

0 CAMEO Home Street. 228 4141. [D] Bar open Mon—Sat6—1 1.30pm: Sun 6—1 1pm. Matinées Mon—Fri £1 .20. All other times £2.70.

When The Wind Blows (PG) 2.20pm (not Sun). 4pm, 5.40pm, 7.25pm. 9.10pm. See also Edinburgh Lates. 0 DOMINION Newbattle Terrace. 447 2660. Rest 10am—2pm & 6—11pm (Mon-Fri). 10am—1 1pm (Sat). Bar 12—2.30pm. 6—10pm (Mon—Sat). Cinema closed Sun. £2.50. £2.20. Child £1.20()AP£1 UB40/Studcnts £1.20. (all perfs except evng perfs in cinema 3).

1. Crocodile Dundee (15) 2.15pm. 5.15pm. 8.15pm.

2. The Mission (PG) 2. Iilpm, 5. 10pm. 8.10pm.

3. Room With AView (PG) 2pm. 5pm. 8pm.

0 ODEON Clerk Street, 667 7331. Bar

6—9pm. Partial wheelchair access. Tickets £2 (concs £1.50) for performances commencing before 6pm. Tickets £2.70 (concs £2) for performances commencing after 6pm.

1. Crocodile Dundee (15) 1.45pm, 3.50pm, 6.05pm, 8.35pm; Sun 6.05pm, 8.35pm.

2. Peggy Sue Got Married (PG) 2.15pm, 6pm, 8.30pm; Sun 6pm, 8.30pm.

3. Short Circuit (PG) 2.30pm, 5.45pm, 8.15pm; Sun 5.45pm, 8.30 am.


Lothian Road, 228 2688. Bar (Mon—Sat, noon—11pm, Sun 6.30—11pm) Rest (Mon—Sat, noon—9pm). [E]

Matinées £1.20 (concs 75p); Early evgs £2 (concs £1.50); Main evgs and Double Bills £2.30 bookable in advance. No concessions on Sats.


1. Sid and Nancy(18) 2.30pm. Salvador(18) 5.45pm, 8.15pm.

2. Trouble in Mind (15) 3pm, 6.15pm, 8.30pm.


1. The Caravan oi Courage (U) 2pm. Salvador(18) 5.45pm, 8.15pm. See also Edinburgh Lates.

2. Trouble in Mind (15) 3pm, 6.15pm, 8.30pm.

0 SUNDAY 22:

1. Bruecltner Films (PG) 8. 15pm.

2. About Last Night ( 18) 6pm, 8.30pm. 0 MONDAY 23:

1. Sugar Baby ( 15) 2.30pm. About Last Night ( 18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

2. Strange People (PG) 6.45pm. 8.45pm.


1. About Last Night ( 18) 2.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm.

2. Sugar Baby ( 15) 6.45pm, 8.45pm. 0 WEDNESDAY 25:

1. About Last Night ( 18) 2.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm.

2. Sugar Baby ( 15) 6.45pm, 8.45pm. 0 THURSDAY 26:

1. True Stories (PG) 2.45pm, 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

2. Call Me From Alar (PG) 6.30pm, 8.30pm.


o EDINBURGH FILM GUILD Filmhouse, Lothian Road, 228 2688. Sun 22: Yellow Earth (PG) 5.30pm.


FILM SOCIETY Membership of Britain’s largest film society is open to the public; £15 waged £10 student/U B40. Passport size photo required. Six films shown weekly, current season ends 30 May. Guest tickets for individual performances (£1.25) may be purchased in EUSA shops at Teviot Row, Mandela Centre. David Hume Tower, PGSU 22 Buccleuch Place. The Pleasance and King‘s Buildings shop. They are not available on the night. Filmsoc office 557 0436 ( 12.30—1 .30pm). For 24 hour information, Nightline 557 4444.

Fri 20: See Edinburgh Lates.

Sun 22: The Misfits (PG) 6.45pm and Insignilicance (15)9pm. George Square Theatre.

Wed 25: Streamers (15) 6.45pm and Streetwise ( 18) 8.45pm. George Square Theatre.

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