floating out into the auditorium (where all the folks wear them wacky glasses). Ouaid's money-spinning new aquarium on the Florida seaside is the setting. for anyone who‘s interested. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre.

I The Jazz Singer ( l ' 1 ( Alan Crosland. US. 1927) A1 Jolson. May McAvoy. Warner ()land. Myrna 1.oy. 89 mins. A cinematic landmark. widely acknowledged as the first all-talking picture although it contains a mere 291 (eount'em) words. Jolson is a cantor's son caught between his devotiott to family and tradition. and his need to express a God-given talent for jazz. singing that his father feels is sacrilegious. Sixty years later its appeal is mainly historical bttt in

1927 it earned a staggering 3 million. made

Jolson a star and revolutionised an entire industry. Edinburgh University Film Society.

I The Kentucky Fried Movie ( 18) (John Landis. L'S. 1977) David Zucker. (ieorge Lazenby. Bill Bixby. 9(1 mins. This early collaboration between 1.andis and the Zucker brothrs is an enjoyany gross collection of scatalogical skits cockinga snook at various corners of the media. The exploitation trailer for Catholic High School Girls In Trouble remains a great favourite with many a schoolboy aftr't'nudo. while the lengthiest section manages to blend Bruce Lee and The 11"izurr1()f():. Strathclyde: L'Cl East Kilbride.

I Korczak(1’(i)(Andrzej Wajda. Poland. 19891Wojtek Psoniak. Ewa Dalkowska. Piotr Kozlowski. Marzena Tryblala. 113 mitts. The Polish master's tribute to the heroic Jewish doctor Janusz Korczak (a superb Psoniak) is a simply told and brutally honest portrait of a strong. decent butdoomed man. Beginning in 1939.it chronicles the Holocaust years from the German occupation of Warsaw to Korczak's death in a concentration camp with pride. dignity and unsentimcntal

For a i‘ookie cop, there's one thing more dangerous than uncovering a killer's fantasy.

Becoming it.

sensitivity. The director will be present at this screening. (European Film Awards) Glasgow: GET.

I Labyrinth (PG) (Terry Jones. US. 1986) David Bowie. Jennifer Connelly. 1(11 mins. Teenage girl has her baby bruv kidnapped by demon Dave. the King Of The Goblins. and so has to enter the fiendish labyrinth to get him back. Not bad family feature. with plenty offurry creatures to keep the kids happy. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Legend of The Holy Drinker ( PU) (ErmanoOlmi.ltaly.19881Rutger llauer. Anthony Quayle. Sandrine Dumas. 128 mins. The streets of Paris. and an alcoholic tramp is offered 2(1(1 francs by an enigmatic stranger on the condition that he eventually returns the money to the chapel of St Theresa. but ofcourse the bottle stands in the way. ()lmi hasturned Joseph Roth‘s novel into a charmingan unlikely tale of spiritual redemption. with the casting ()qulnnCSS quaffer llauerin the role of the dignified drunkard a felicitouslv ironic touch. Edinburgh University Film Society.

I Leningrad Cowboys Go America ( 12) (Aki Kaurismaki. Finland. 199(1) Matti Pellonpa. Micky Tesco. Kari Vaananen. 79 mins. Finland‘s Budweiser-powered ertfmt! Ierrt'hle's first big breakthrough in this country features daffie duck's arse haircuts. a nasty. beer-guzzling manager. the worst rock 'n' roll band in the world and sundry shots of the backwatersof America‘s heartlands. A very distinctive sense of humour at work here. and very enjoyable it is. if you happen to be in line with it. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre. I Lie Slill Die- Revive Zamri— ()tmtri— Voskresni(15) (Vitaly Kanevsky. USSR. 199(1) 105 mins. Three nominations including European Young Film OfThe Year for this sensitive and playful recreation of a childhood under Stalin. set in a remote mining village near Vladivostok. (European Film Awards)

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I The Little Mermaid (L7) (John Musker and Ron Cletnents. 1'5. 199(1) With the voices of Rene Auberjonois. Buddy llackett. Kenneth Mars. 83 mins. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. the latest Disney animated feature may not quite tank with the glories ofWalt‘s distant past bttt displays an impressive attention to detail. bags of humour and a set oftruly tacky songs. (1urbikini-c1ad

' heroine might be a little too eager tofulfil 1 her Barbie—doll destiny. bttt by and large 1 it's embarrassingly enjoyable stuff. (ilasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cattnon The Forge. (irosvenor. ()deon. Edinburgh: Dominion. ()deon. [1C].

Strathclyde: Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton. L1C1(.'1ydebank. L'Cl East Kilbride.

I Mac and Me (1:) (Stewart Raffill. [18.

Tina Caspary. 1(1(1mins. Mac is in fact an acronym for Mysterious A lien ( ‘rr’aturc itt this kiddies' adventure that followsthe cute little extraterrestrial's earthbound adventures with a gang of four young chums. And yes. it does sound a lot like Spielberg's ET. Strathclyde: lfCl (1ydebank.

I The Mad Monkey ( 181 (Fernando'l‘rieda. UK Spain. 199(1) Jeff (‘roldblum. Miranda Richardson. Daniel Ceccaldi. Dexter Fletcher. Liza Walker. 1(18 mins. Disturbing psychodrama develops when Fletcher's tyro film director hires nervy Goldblum to write the screenplay for a bizarre project based (ever so loosely) on Peter Pan. The initial atmosphere of sexual intrigue builds gradually to a gripping sensual tension. centring on the director‘s alarmingly alluringtcenage sister (Walker). who draws all the main characters into a tightening webof obsession. fed by bad dreams and fantasies. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Man With Two Brains (15) (Carl

Central: Allanpark. Caledonian. Cannon.

1988) Christine Ebersole. Jonathan Ward.

Reiner. [$8. 198318teve Martin. Kathleen

Turner. David Warner. 93 mitts. Zany

Martin-Reiner rotttp in which the great man plays a brilliant brain surgeon driven to the depths of despair when he weds Turner. 21 man-hungry murderess with a penchant for driving elderly husbands to early graves and pocketing their legacies. Delirioust delightful. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I McCabe and Mrs Miller( 18) (Robert Altttiatt.1f5. 1971 ) Warren Beatty.Julie Christie. 121 mins. Ultra-realistic. downbeat western yarn that eschewsthe traditional approach of glamourisittg the era. Beatty is in good form as a hustling. two-bit braggart who opens a brothel in a turn-of—the~century boom town. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.

I Metropolitan ( 15) (Whit Stillman. US. 1989) Carolyn Farina. Edward Clements. Christoper Eigeman. Taylor Nichols. 98 mins. See preview. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Un Monde Sans Pitie(15) (Eric Rochant. France. 199(1) llyppolyte (iirardot. Mireille Perrier. 84 mins. ()ne ofthose crazy-love stories which are only made in France. in which streetwise drifter Girardot falls for refined college kid Nathalie. but the pair are drawn apart by the class gulf between them. (European Film Awards) Crlasgow: CrF'T.

I My Blue Heaven (PG) (Herbert Ross. US. 199(1) Steve Martin. Rick Moranis. Joan Cusack. 96 mins. Jolly but unremarkable pairing of Martin and Moranis. as a retired gangster and his FBI minder. assigned to keep him straight in a suburban hell. (iuess what? It ain'teasy. The script by Nora When Harry. . . Ephron helps keep the comedy rolling. though. and all in all it's quite good fun. though too basically safe for any serious belly laughs. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: UC1.Strathclyde:UCl Clydebank. L'CI East Kilbridc.

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