ilms screening this tortnight are listed below.th certificate, credits, brief review 'and venue details. Full-length reviews of selected new releases can be found close to the appropriate entry. Programme details appear in the Listings section which follows. Film Index compiled by Alan Morrison.
I Abba The Movie (U) (Lasse llalstrom. Swe/Australia, 1977) ABBA. Robert Hughes. Tom Oliver. Bruce Barry. 95 min. Made at the height oftheir populatrity. the wafer thin plotline consists of the four Swedes being pursued across 02 by a Sydney DJ. Dancing Queen, Waterloo, 5. 0. S. . etc. Takes you back eh'.’ Edinburgh University Film Society. IAbiIene Town (U) (Edwin L. Marin. US. 1946) Randolph Scott. Ann Dvorak. Lloyd Bridges, Rhonda Fleming. 89mins. Upright marshal Scott has to clean upthe town at the end of the Chisholm Trail and stopthe battling between the cattlemen l and the homesteadcrs. This screening will ' be followed by a seminar on the recent resurrection ofinterest in the Western genre. Glasgow: GF’T. I After Dark, My Sweet ( 18) (James Foley. US, 1990) Jason Patric. Rachel Ward. Bruce Dem. 114 mins. A faithful film version of the book by cult 50s novelist Jim Thompson. The plot centres on an infernal triangle of passion and deceit. involving an ex-boxer. his devious lover and her side-kick. Foley's intensely physical film is skilfully choreographed throughout. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Alrlra ( 12) (Otomo Katsuhiro. Japan. 1989) Animated by Nakamura Takashi. with the voices of lwata Mitsuc. Sasaki Nozomu. Koyama Mami. lshida Taro. 124 mins. Based on the multi-volume graphic novel by Otomo, Akira is a mythical. futuristic tale ofpost-holocaust Tokyo. where pill-popping biker kids begin to unearth a government project designed to ' exploit the psychic and telekinetic powers 1 ofagroupoflaboratory-bound children. : Superny animated. with a fantastic visual and narrative imagination. but you‘d be : well advised to know something of the plot l l
before you see it. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
IAlice (12) (Woody Allen. US. 1990) Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna. William Hurt. Keye Luke. 105 mins. Despite living in a designer paradise, Alice (Farrow) has an eye for a fellow parent at her children‘s school and a backache her therapists are at a loss to ease. Cue Doctor Chang‘s mystical, medical herbs and hidden g aspects of her personality shinethrough. Another gem from Mr Allen. Edinburgh: Dominion, Filmhouse.
I Ayl Carmela (15) (Carlos Saura, Spain. 1990) Carmen Maura. Andres Pajares. Gabino Diego. 105 mins. Tragi-comedy
The List and the Cameo Cinema have teamed up to present an exclusive series 01 preview screenings, beginning at 11 .15pm on Thursday 10 October. The first film on show will be AuntJuIia and the Scriptwriter, a version of the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa starring Barbara Hershey. Keanu. Reeves and Peter Falk—alt pictured above. Jon Amiel directs a script by Scottish-born writer William Boyd. The story concerns an eccentric scriptwriter (Falk) who is hired by a New Orleans radio station to add some ; sparkle to its lacklustre soap-opera. Meanwhile, he manages to ‘bring together‘ one of his young associates
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and the Iatter’s sexy aunt-by-marriage. Unfortunately scandal and chaos ensue when it becomes obviousthat he is g plagiarising their lives in his radio scripts.
Entry to this screening will cost £1, 1 but will be restricted to students with a 1 current matriculation card and readers of The List who take this issue to the Cameo box office on the night of the screening. Subsequent screenings will be free to those carrying the relevent copy of the magazine — for details or the films, keep reading these pages.
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (12), Cameo Cinema, Tollcross, Thurs 10 Oct, 11.15pm.
from leading Spanish names. set during the Civil War, with Maura and Pajares as travelling players who normally entertain the Republican troops. but find themselves one foggy, frantic night facing the Fascists‘ footlights. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
I eackdratt (15) (Ron Howard. US. 1991) William Baldwin. Kurt Russell. Scott Glenn. Robert De Niro. Donald Sutherland. 136 mins. Chicago‘s finest firefighting men receive the Hollywood treatment in the film that burned upthe US box office charts. Baldwin and Russell‘s sibling rivalry plays against a backdrop of stunning fire effects and big screen action as the Fire Department and De Niro‘s arson investigator search for clues amongst the charred remainsof
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several victims with links to the forthcoming civic elections. lidinburgh: UCl. Central: Allanpark. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.
I La Bete Humalne (PG ) (Jean Renoir. France. 1938) Jean (iabin. Simone Simon. Julien Carettc. Fernand Ledoux. 99mins. A classic example of pre-war French poetic realism. Renoir's updating of Zola's novel captures all of its naturalistic spirit. Jacques Lanticr ((iabin) is a train driver who falls in love with the beautiful wife of his stationmasler. who hasalready killed her former lover. A wonderful melodrama. shot against the smoke and steam of the Paris-l .e llavre railway. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Big Sleep (l’Ci) (Howard 1 law ks. US. 1946) Humphrey Bogart. Lauren Bacall. John Ridgcly. Martha Vickers.
' on. Witty. sultry. atmospheric.
Bacalldoingtlteirexccllenldoublcact. lidinburgli L'niversity Film Society. I I Bloody Kids l 15) (Stephen Frears. UK.
good few years before My lieuuliful
Ltumrlrerle. director Frcars made this'l‘V
: movie. scripted by Stephen Close My Eyes l’oliakoff. Night-time Southend becomes
energetic state-ot-the-nation drama. set in theearlydaysot'l‘hatcheritcBritain.
114 mins. Marlowe gets caught up in the pcccadillocs ofthe Sternwood family as he tries to stop a spot of blackmail. Needless to say. the broad knows more than she lets
mainstream film noir with Bogey and
1979) Derek ()‘Connor. (iary l lolton. Richard Thomas. Peter Clark. 91 mins. A
a surreal world of car accidents and knife fights for two 1 1-year-old boys in this
(ilasgow : (3171‘.
I Bull Durham ( 15) (Ron Shelton. US. 1988) Kevin Costner. Susan Sarandon. Tim Robbins. 1118 mins. A surprisingly intelligent and absorbing baseball flick. whose real focus is on the emotional triangle between baseball groupie Sarandon and players Robbins and Costner. the former a half-witted pitcher. the latter an aging catcher who thistime lets it slip between his fingers. Strong playing all round and inspired leadership from Shelton (of ( ’nrler l-‘ire fame) make a
; winning team. (ilasgow: (il’l‘.
I Bus Stop (l’Ci ) (Joshua Logan. CS. 1956) Marilyn Monroe. Don Murray. Arthur()'('onnell. 1115 mins. Murray
plays an innocent cowboy who falls in lov e ‘ with Monroe‘s saloon singer and has his ' heart set on marriage. but he can't pluck
tip the courage to tell her. Marily ngives
oneofherbestactingperformancesinthis . enjoyable comedy with musicalasides.but %
somehow it's not one of the movies we
; mostly remember her for. lzdinburgh:
I Candy Mountain ( 15) ( Robert
Frank Rudy WurliIZer. France Canada. 1987) Kevin ( )‘Connor. Harris Yulin. Tom Waits. 92 mins. Dreamer O'Connor
longs for fame and fortune as a rock star.
and edges closer to fulfillment w hen he's asked to track down Icgendaryguitar
3 maker Y tilin. Crossing two countriesby way of various forms of transport. he
encounters an array oftroubled lives. but eventually finds that life ain't nocandy mountain.‘ ()ffbeat and engaging road movie from noted photographer Frank and former screenwriter (l’u! (ium'rlunrl Billy The Kid) Wurlitzer. which boastsa cast of music biz eccentrics including Dr John. Leon Redbone. Joe Strummerand Mary Margaret ()'1 lara. lidinburgh: Cameo.
I Carousel (l’(i)(llcnry King. tIS. l95m Gordon Macrae. Shirley Jones. Cameron Mitchell. (iene Lockhart. 128 mins. A former fairground barker is given leave from heaven in order to set his family's affairs in order. A less thansueccssful. glossy. w ide-scrcen version ofthe Broadway musical that spawned that favourite ofthe terraces. You'll Never
Walk Alone. lidinburgh: Filmhouse. ; I Charlotte's Web (L') (Charles A. 7 Nichols. LS. 1972) \'oicesot'l)cbbie
Reynolds. Henry (iibson. 85 mins. Animated version of the LLB. White classic in which a farmyard spider befriends a shy piglet. Not badly done by the Hanna-Barbera studio. lidinburgh; Filmhouse. I Cinderella ( L' i (Wilfred .lackson’llamilton l.ttskc Clyde (ieronimi. USA. 1949) With the voicesof llcne Woods. lileanor Audlcy . \"crna Felton. William Phipps. 75 mins. The classic Disney version ofone ol the world‘s most popular fairy tales makes for a welcome school holidays re-relcasc. Treated as little more than a slave by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters. Cinderella‘s life is transformed when her Fairy Godmother grants her three wishes. Magical animation and fun songs make for a film to be enjoyed over and overagain. (ilasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: L'Cl. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. I Circus Boys ( l5) (Kai/.o Hayashi.Japan. 1989) 1116 mins. Two brothers have spent their entire lives with the Great Crescent Circus. from wide-eyed childhood to impoverished adult years. When the circus hits hard times. one boy stays. theother leaves to become a conman. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Citizen Kane ( PU) (Orson Welles. US. 1941 ) Orson Welles, Joseph (Kitten. Agnes Moorehead. 119 mins. Stunnineg successful biographical mosaic centring on a Hearst-like media tycoon. Welles‘ first film remains scintillating viewing for its sheer technical verve. narrative confidence and spellbinding performances. The best film ever made‘.’ Who's arguing? (ilasgow: (if’l‘.