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O, “I 'l Slaves at New York (15) a (James Ivory, US, 1989) Bernadette Peters, Adam Coleman Howard, Nick Corri,

°Madeleine Potter. 121 mins. Tama Janowitz‘s adaptation of her own diverse collection of short stories makes for a rather loose-limbed lllmlc narrative, focusing largely on the exploits ot aspiring hat designer Eleanor (Peters) and her suffocating relationship with boorish cartoon artist boytriend Stash (Howard), while a mosaic of sub-plots prick the pretensions ot the assorted lott-dwellers and gallery parasites who make up the Big Apple’s boho arts scene.

Period specialist James Ivory might seem an unlikely choices as director for such typically style-obsessed Eighties material, but despite the



occasional intrusion ot a split-screen device to concentrate the exposition, ' tor the most part he does well by leisurely hanging back and letting Janowitz’s often astuter mocking dialogue wittily expose the artbores’ petty delusions oI sell-worth.

What comes across most strongly however, both in the stories and the movie, however, is a keen appreciation ot the everyday traumas oi communication that beset the terminally shy. We feel for Eleanor as the arrogant Stash bawls her out for so much as attempting conversation with another man, and we sympathise with her friend Abby (dittidently played by Janowitz herseIt) as she lurks tenser in the bathroom at a party. A movie of moments, but some of them linger. (Trevor Johnston)

1988) Roddy Piper. Keith David. Meg Foster. 94 mins. Returning to his B-movie roots. the latest Carpenter is a spritely sci-fi satire with a decidedly Fiftiesfeel. As recession grips America and the divide widens between rich and poor. drifter Frank (Roddy Piper) discovers that the unscrupulous yuppies controllingthe economy are in fact aliens. and they‘re using subliminal advertising to keepthe mass of the populace docile. Although the serious and rather political premise beautifully set up by the first halfofthe film needs more of a follow-through. the knockabout action that follows in the latter sections is well handled in itself. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre.

I This Sweet Sickness ( l8) (Claude Miller. France. 1977) Gerard Depardieu. Miou-Miou. Dominique Laffin. 107 mins. Miller's second film has Depardieu asa solitary type who appears to spend each weekend visiting his ailing parents. but who is in fact obsessively in love with a married woman and spends his time at a mountain chalet he has built for them

both. where he hopes she will one day join

him. lincomtortable portrayal of the





effects of sexual passion, with echoes of Hitchcock evoked by the use of a clipfrom Rebecca. Glasgow: GET.

I Three Fugitives (15) 13! (Francis Veber. US. 1989) Nick Ndlte. Martin Short, Sarah Rowland Doroff. 96 mins. See panel. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Salon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Central: Allanpark. Strathclyde: Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank 10.

I Torch Song Trilogy (15) (Paul Bogart. US. 1988). Harvey Fierstein. Anne Bancroft. Matthew Broderick. 119mins. The story of Arnold a New York drag queen's search for acceptance of his sexual orientation from his mother (Anne Bancroft) and a steady relationship with his lover (Matthew Broderick). Adapted from the hit stage show with writer Fierstein taking the lead role. it‘s theatrical roots lead to a sucession ofsharp one liners and knock ‘em dead musical numbers. The result is a heady mixture of laughter and tears. Glasgow: G171".

I Trouble in Mind (15) (Alan Rudolph. US. 1985) Kris Kristofferson. Keith Carradine. Genevieve Bujold. 112 mins. Rudolph‘s phantasmagorical blend of gangster movie. fantasy melodrama and modern day western with desperate characters trying to go straight in the moral playground of Rain City. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Young Guns ( 18) (Christopher Cain. US. 1988) Emilio Estevez. Charlie Sheen. Kiefer Sutherland. Lou Diamond Philips. 117 mins. One William Bonney aka Billy The Kid (Estevez) becomes a member ofa gang of hired bodyguards working for an English rancher (Terence Stamp). but when their boss is ambushed at the behest ofa rival (Jack Palance) it‘s not long before a bloody gang war erupts. This ambitious stab at breathing life into the Western's bullet-ridden corpse gains much from the bankable casting ofits brat-pack stars. but the overall impression is that they have more fun playing at cowboys than the viewer has watching them. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road


Friday 25—Thursday 31

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

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


I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641 . £2.30 (Child/OAP£1 .20). Family discount scheme operates.

1. Batman (12) 2. 10pm (Sat only). 5.05pm, 8.15pm.

2. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (PG) 1.50pm (Sat only), 5.20pm. 8.20pm.

3. Young Guns ( 18) 2.25pm (Sat only), 5.40pm, 8.40pm.

I CANNON The Forge, Parkhead, 556 4282/4343. £2.80 (Children and all tickets for shows commencing before 6pm £1.75). [D] (please telephone beforehand), [E] (screens 1,3 and 5).

1. Batman (12) 10.30am (Sat only). 1.20pm, 5.15pm. 8.20pm.

2. Three Fugitives (PG) 10.25am (Sat only).1.30pm, 3.55pm. 6.10pm,8.40pm. 3. Batman (12) 3pm. 6.05pm, 8.55pm.

4. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (PG) 1.50pm, 5.35pm, 8.25pm.

5. Karate Kld3 (PG) 1.10pm.3.40pm, 6.05pm. 8.40pm.

6. Mac And Me(U)1.10pm.3.20pm.

Dirty Rotten Scoundels (PG) 6. 10pm. 8.35pm.

7. The Land Betore Time (U) 1.30pm. Licence To Kill (15) 5.20pm. 8. 15pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I CANNON Sauchiehall Street, 332 1592. £2.80 (Child £1.40). Two bars open 6—9.30pm (Mon—Sat); 6.30—9.30pm (Sun). Family discount scheme operates. 1. Batman(12) 1.15pm. 4.25pm,7.50pm. 2. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (PG) 1.45pm. 4.50pm. 8.05pm.

3. Bull Durham (15) 2. 15pm,5.15pm, 8.15pm.

4. The ’Burbs (PG) 1.50pm.5.15pm. 8.15pm.

5. Kick Boxer(18) 1.45pm (not Sat). 5.05pm, 8.10pm.

The Land BetoreTlme (U) 1.10pm.3.10pm. I CANNON GRAND 18 Jamaica Street. 248 4620. £2 (£1).

Adult movies. Phone for details.

I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Licensed bar. Adults £2.95. Under 155 and OAPs £1 .75 (£2.25 last performance). Student/U840 concessions £2.25 available as advertised. Lunchtime bargain shows (starting before 1.30pm)

£1 .75. [D] cinemas 2. 3 and 4. Advance booking available from box office

(1 lam—7.30pm) or by Visa/Access hotline (333 9551 ).

Three Fugitives (PG) 1pm. 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.50pm.

The Return 0t The Musketeers (PG) 1.25pm. 3.45pm. 6.15pm.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (PG) 8.45pm. Licence To Kill (15) 1.25pm.5.15pm. 8.25pm.

MacAnd Me (U) 1pm.

Beaches(15) 3pm. 5.40pm, 8.30pm. Karate Kid 3 (PG) 12.45pm. 3. 15pm.6pm. 8.45pm.

Physical Evidence (15) 1.30pm. 3.45pm.

6. 15pm. 8.50pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298/7814. [D] with prior notification. £2.50 (Student/UB40£2; Child/CAP £1.50). Seats can now be booked for last evening and late screenings: the box office

is open 2-7.30pm.

1. Batman(12) 2.15pm (not Sun).5. 15pm (not Sun). 8pm.

2. Running On Empty ( 15) 2pm (not Sun). 5.40pm (not Sun), 8. 10pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I SALON Vinicombe Street, 339 4256. £2 (Child/OAP£1'. Student/UB40£1.70). Three Fugitives (PG) 2. 15pm. 5. 15pm. 8.15pm.

Rose Street. 332 6535. Cafe/bar open 30 mins prior to evening pert. closes 9pm. [D] on application to box office. [E] No smoking. Matinees £2 (Student/U840 £1.20). Fri matinees £1 .50(All concessions 80p). Evenings £2.70 (Student/UB40£1.70). Allperfs Child/OAP£1.2().


Torch Song Trilogy ( 15) 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm.


The Night Is Young (15) & Subway ( 15) 1.30pm.

Torch Song Trilogy ( 15) 6pm. 8. 30pm. SUNDAY 27

Kamikaze ( 15) 6pm. 8.30pm.


Kamikaze (15) 3.30pm.

This Sweet Sickness (18)6pm.

The Accused (18) 8.30pm.


Hanussen (15) 6pm.

The Accused (18) 8.30pm. WEDNESDAY 30

The Accused (18) 3.30pm. 8.30pm. Ranussen (15) 6pm.


Chocolat (15) 6pm. 8.30pm.


Fri 25/Sat26:

I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead

1. Batman (12) 1 1.15pm.

2. Three Fugitives (PG) 11.35pm.

3. Batman (12) 1 1.45pm.

4. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (PG) 11.15pm.

5. Karate Kid 3 (PG) 11.30pm.

6. Dirty Rotten Scoundels (PG) 11.25pm. 7. Licence To Kill(15) 11.10pm.


1. Batman(12) 11.15pm.

2. Blloxl Blues (15) 11.15pm.

I ODEON Renfield Street

Three Fugitives (PG) 1 1.30pm.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (PG) 11.30pm. Licence To Kill(15)11.15pm. Beaches(15) 11.20pm.

Karate Kid 3 (PG) 11.30pm.

Physical Evidence (15) 11.20pm.


I CAMEO Home Street. 228 4141. [D]. Bar open Mon—Sat6—11.30pm;Sun6—11pm. £1 .20 for 1st perfs: £2 for 2nd perf;£2.50 for 3rd perf; £2.90 for last perf. Lates and Sunday matinees £2.8()(£2).

Until Mon 28:

Film Festival Screenings See Festival section (page 50) for details.

From Mon 28:

Slaves OtNewYork(15) 1.15pm.3.45pm. 6. 15pm. 8.45pm.

See also Edinburgh Lates.

I CANNON Lothian Road. 229 3030. Bar: 1lam—2.30pm.5—10pm(Mon—Fri).

SBTI‘EEEILIQS - 31 August 1989