Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1999)
ROSS from page 12
people as it repulses.
Another equally disturbing film
will make its Lincoln debut on March
4, when Todd Solondz’s “Happiness”
opens at the Ross. Solondz, who also
directed “Welcome to the
Dollhouse,” has received a fair share
.of criticism and praise for his
unflinching portrayal of suburbia and
its disaffected residents.
“Happiness” is no exception. The
film’s character roster includes an
obscene phone caller, a girl who is
addicted to kindness and a pedophile.
Because of its subject matter and
Solondz’s refusal to alter the final
product, “Happiness” was dropped
by its film studio after completion
and was distributed independently. It
still managed to make several critics’
top 10 lists for 1998.
Another top film of 1998 was
actually made 40 years ago. “Touch
of Evil,” a twisted take on film nob
by Orson Welles, made it back to
screens last year in a new form.
According to Welles, the original
version of “Touch of Evil” was
butchered by Universal Pictures
“Slam” promises to be
Levin brings his cinema
style to a fictitious tale
in the story of Ray
Joshua, a black poet
whose life is changed
during a stay in prison.
Levin’s examination of
art and ingenuity as a
means for existence and
survival is pushed along
by an inexperienced but
“Slam” was roundly
praised at the Sundance
Film Festival and was
another popular choice
for critics’ best-of-the
year lists. It opens Feb.
Program Council will
present another round
of world-wide films
with its International
Film Series this semes
The series opens
• r^nTTRTFQv THj/vrn
rOM WILKINSON AND Minnie Driver star in “The
Governess,” a British film set on a Scottish isle in
the 1940s. Driver plays a Jewish woman hiding
tier identity and struggling with her love for a
devoutly Christian man.
railing in love wun ner
decidedly Christian boss.
Other high points of the
International Film Series
include Manuel Poirier’s
“Western,” a French road
movie, and Japanese direc
tor Shohei Imamura’s “The
Eel,” a winner of the Palme
D’Or at the Cannes Film
Festival. A restored version
of Federico Fellini’s
“Nights of Cabiria” will
also make an appearance
Spring at the Ross
Theater means Student
Academy Awards, and this
year is no exception.
Preliminary judging for
Region Two in the 26th
annual competition will
run April 1-4 at the Ross.
Admission to all films in
the competition is free, and
schedules will be available
as the event nears.
Screening times for all
i . ■ -1 S __■¥ 11_ fH
DIRECTED DY Shohei Imamura, “The Eel” has been billed as a quirky comedy, offbeat
romance and surreal fantasy.
when it was first released. With the
aid of a written directive by Welles,
producer Rick Schmidlin and editor
Walter Murch have restored and re
edited the film according to Welles’
wishes. “Touch of Evil” opens Feb. 4.
Jan. 31 with “The Governess,” a love
story set in the mid-19th century.
Minnie Driver stars as a Jewish
woman who poses as a Gentile in
order to get a job and finds herself
films can be obtained by
dialing the Mary Riepma Ross Film
Theater box office at (402) 472
5353. The Ross is in the Sheldon
Memorial Art Gallery at 12th and R
Connery says j
Britain lacks |
class for slight
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)- Sean
Connery still sounds sore about being
passed over for one of Britain’s highest
honors - knighthood.
“I think it lacks class on their part,”
the Scottish-born actor was quoted as
/saying in Monday’s Glasgow Evening
The Scottish National Party
accused the British government in
February of rejecting Connery because \
he is a longtime advocate of indepen
dence for Scotland.
The Scottish National Party, which
Connery supports, is battling for seats
in the 129-member Scottish Assembly,
which will be elected in May. If the
national party wins the most seats, it
has promised to seek a referendum on
full independence within four years. J
Connery told the newspaper that it
was “strange” how he’d played a knight
— in his latest film, “The Avengers.”
Describing the character of Sir
August De Wynter as “a scoundrel, a
blackmailer and a cheat,” Connery
said: “It makes you wonder at times
what exactly is the criteria to qualify.”
Check out our new
ALL Expenses Paid
Must possess a
sense of humor
Call toll free
Please leave area code
y and number, y
JOIN THE BALLROOM DANCE CRAZE I!
and many more!
Singles & Couples
Monday & Tuesday
Mable Lee Hall 304
Questions? Contact Shelley
Brackhan Dance Directive
Powered by Open ONI