Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, January 31, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Film about lesbians Actriess promoting movie NEW.YORK star, a woman, a mother, a wife and the author of a children's book. Susannah York is all of these and none of these. "I'm first and foremost she proclaimed. "Every human being is first and most he, or she, and that is the most important thing about anybody. "I don't want any labels stuck on me. I don't want peo- ple making an easy as- sumption about me, because the most important thing is the person, the individuality." The blonde British actress with the throaty voice was on a promotional tour for her lat- est film, Gold, a drama set against South African gold mines. "It was exploited as a film about she said. But, i first and foremost, it was a CALENDAR OF THE ARTS Co-ordinated by the Allied Arts Council. Con- tac! Bowman Arts Centre, Weekdays 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Telephone 327-2813. CALENDAR OF THE ARTS CURRENT EVENTS Feb. 1 Playgoers Workshop, "Stage Bowman Arts Centre. Feb. 1 Opening, Exhibition, Leonardo Da Vinci, "Working Public Library. Feb. 3, 4, 5 Auditions, "The Playgoers, Bowman Arts Centre, p.m. Feb. 4 Concert, Lethbridge Symphony Chorus, Yates Centre. Feb. 6 Lecture, "Mathematics and U of L p.m. COMING EVENTS Feb. Drama Festival, One-Act Plays, Yates Centre, p.m. Feb. 20, 21 Play "Le Medicin Malgre Theatre-Gallery, Public Library. Feb. 23 Chili-ens Theatre, "Alice in Theatre- Gallery, Public Library, 2 p.m. film about a tired marriage, and the marriage happened to be between two women. "For instance, Cfiildie, whom I not that 'Childie' was a lesbian, but she was Childie. And one of many things Childie was hap- pened to be a lesbian. First, it's her, the person." Well, then, what kind of a person is Miss York? A suc- cessful, busy, happy and ful- filled one, thank you. "I've been incredibly lucky." It has been smooth sailing ever since she left the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Making her film debut in Tunes of Glory as Alec Guin- ness' daughter, she has ap- peared in such well-known films as Tom Jones, A Man for All Seasons, They Shoot THE GOLDEN MILE SINGERS Would Like to Contact a PIANIST Who would enjoy working with senior citizens. Prone 327 0793 327-4605 THIS WEEKEND at the LEGION ETROS" Shearer's "LAMPLIGHTERS" Vimy AND FRIENDS" MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS SERVICE 54613th St. N. LETHBRIDGE CITY WIDE RADIO DISPATCHED 327-0068 p.m.-12 Midnight FRI. AND p.m. SERVICE CKTA Proudly Presents In Person COUNTRY SUPERSTAR TANYA TUCKER in concert special guest star LA COSTA and introducing JEFF ALLEN Lethbridge Sportsplex Friday, Feb. 7th at p.m. Advance Tickets at Sportsplex Box Office Only! 1 to 5 p.m. Daily Produced by Gold Gold BREAKFAST MEETING SATURDAY MORNING FEB. lit. a.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL PRICE orcomibiartiMakirit10i.il. AUCTIONEER SELLS CHRISTIAN IDEAS "Jim Jarwis" Sold on product Auctioneer Mill Christian Ideas An auctioneer who has spent a good part of his life N sell- ing goods to the highest bid- ders. Saturday in -Lethbridge will be offering Christ to those who will accept Mis promises and teachings. Jim is an International Director of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship. COM! ANQIXPICT MiRACLIS TO HAPP1M Presented by FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN S FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL Joan Waterfield's Entertainment eye Film producer Neame special type SUSANNAH YORK Horses, Don't They? The Kill- ing of Sister George, Sebas- tian, Duffy, Country Dance and X, Y and Zee, "I've had marvelous she said, explaining she has won all of these parts without begging or resorting to politics. Miss York also has a serene private life. In her teens she married Michael Wells, a fqr- mr actor who now writes plays, and they are still hap- pily married. "We live in a big, strange, lovely house an hour out of London in the country. It's Victorian Gothic and was built in 1850. We've put much work into it. I'm a great painter and plasterer." There, when she is not working, she cooks, looks after their daughter, Sasha, 2, and Orlando, 1, and writes children's stories. Her first book, In Search of Unicorns, was recently published. PRESIDENT NAMED NEW YORK (CP) WilHam G. Kay, formerly a group vice-president of Illinois Central Industries Inc., has been appointed presi- dent of Standard Brands Foods, a division of Standard Brand Inc. Standard Brands Foods produces such products as Blue Bonnet margarine, Planters nuts and Chase and Sanborn coffee. The surprise is not in the fact that Ronald Neame has been in the movie business since 1928 but that in The Odessa Pile he created an engrossing film of a genre from which it would be suspected the juices had long been sucked. Neame was a chinema- tographer remembered for his Major Barbara and In Which We Serve, turned producer for Great Expectations and Oliver Twist then director of such splendid films as Tunes of Glory and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Now he is producer direc- tor of The Odessa Filer and this old dog can certainly show young pup directors, with their trashy and self in- dulgent use of the medium, what movie making is about. Whatever comes to hand (remembering with affection his delicious treatment of the comedy The Promoter) bears his own special imprint. The Odessa File does not have the sometimes facile comedy touch of Alfred Hitchcock, nor the coldness found in the Ipcress File and other films that followed the tired spy trend. This is Neanie's own fine work, handled with such taste and imagination, and the per- formances he extracts from his actors is astonishing. A young German reporter happens on the suicide of a survivor of the infamous Riga concentration camp. The diary of the old Jew brings the horrors of the camp to the young man in living detail and a burden of guilt that still remains. Does Roschmann, the camp commandant still live? And will his current identity be found in The Odessa File, a catalogue of former S.S. who faded from the post-war scene to re-emerge in industry, KINSMEN CLUB SKATE-A-THON COLLECTION OF PLEDGE MONEY will be held at the HENDERSON ICE CENTRE and ADAMS ICE CENTRE 12 noon Saturday, February 1st and February 8th SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES PINCHER Theatre "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" starring Julie Andrews. Fri- day, Saturday, January 31, Feb. 1. One show at p.m. FAMILY. Saturday Matinee, Feb. 1 "THE SOUND OF Show at p.m. Theatre "SUGARLAND EXPRESS" starring Goldie Hawn. Fri- day, Saturday. January 31, Feb. 1. Friday shows at and p.m. Saturday Matinee "THE DISORDERLY ORDERLY" starring Jerry Lewis. 1. Matinee at p.m. FAMILY. TABER-Tower Theatre "JEREMY" Friday, Saturday, January 31, February 1. Friday snWs at and p.m. ADULT. Saturday Matinee. "SEA PIRATE" Saturday, February 1. Show p.m. FAMILY._________________ politics, the law, the police and old soldier clubs. The hunt is on; almost in- cidental is the stifling of a pro- ject which will have world.- crashing ramifications in the Arab Israeli war. In this last and an almost too neat final tie in with the reporter, is the weakness of the film, which is completely overcome by the strength of the direction, the narrative, the performances. Jon Voight emerges with an utterly convincing grasp of his role; Mary Tamm is no little sex pot injected for man- datory love interest but a nice little believable girl friend. Maximillian Schell but briefly seen, adds his own com- petence. But Neame gives verity to his story in the grim flashbacks to the concentra- tion camp (no nostalgic browns for him but clear gripping black and white) in the Siegfried Division re-un- ion with its middle aged Ger- mans bellowing their bucolic songs (shades of Horst in the clear beautiful topside world of prosperous Hamburg, Munich, Bayreuth. How wonderful to find a film with a musical score almost absent; how memorably frightening the swish of the guillotine in the printers shop; how splendid all those no name actors. No, not a great film, just very, very good and that, thanks to directors like Ronald Neame is what the best of movie making is about. The Taking of Pelham Ope Two Three is a bad joke of a movie. Not funny bad as was Airport 75, but bad -bad-bad. There has been hi jacking and sky jacking; now we have track jacking with four hoods kidnapping a New York subway train (Pelham 123) and holding it and its passengers for a million dollar ransom. Since the hoods address each other with punctilio as Mr. Brown (Green, Gray, Blue) one might anticipate a rousing game of Clue. This is not even Snakes and Ladders. And since the kidnappees are identified only as The homosexual, The hooker, The pimp, The mother, The alcoholic, you'd better believe the director (let him be nameless) has already blown the game: The appalling script is a mere stringing together of four letter words, character deliniation is suggested by the leer, the reference to the "fif- ty dollar trick" and hoary jokes are resurrections. Like the highly educated but politely silent directors of the Tokyo transit system who are insulted as dummies until they reveal their knowledge of English. Well I mean to say. Such material takes its toll on gifted players who might lure more than their fair share of customers for this piffle. Walter Matthau wanders through the mess in a state of sonambulism as do Robert Shaw and Martin Balsam. Jerry Stiller who slept his way through Airport 75 is on hand too; with this one better he shuulda stood in bed. Not to mention the nasty lit- tle mayor (La Guardia must be spinning in his the sprucely outfitted (right out of Wardrobe) cops. Pelham 123, even cleaned up, couldn't make it as a TV movie of any week. It sails right off the track into a and neck race with The Klansmen as the worst movie of recent viewing. So: One very good The Odessa File one terrible-' Pelham 123 (we won't bother to regurgitate Black Christ- You pay your money and make your choice. paramount SATURDAY AFTERNOON KIDDIES MATINEE Doors open p.m One complete Show at p.m. Family Entertainment 'IT CALLS FOB CHEERS METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER presents MICHAEL MYERBERG'S Full Length Future Muileil Fintiiy In FAIRYLAND COLOR by UCHHICOIOH All Seats 75e Theatre, concert prices may rise NIGHTLY LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT RANDY GLENN yWWVVWVWUVSrVWWWUWVVWWWVWW TAVERN BARBARA VARTY DUO aim MNS jflBCdNaDa HOTEL OTTAWA (CP) Levying a 15-per-cent withholding tax on remuneration paid to foreign performers touring in Canada will ultimately lead to higher ticket prices for theatre and concert patrons, Bruce Corder, deputy director- general of the National Arts Centre, says. Corder, who books foreign and domestic attractions for the centre, said the new tax enforcement measures impos- ed by the national revenue department have already forced foreign producers to cancel plans to send shows to this country. He said the withholding tax especially hurts the touring company of performers. The individual star who earns a big fee is accustomed to pay- ing income tax. But the com- pany's margin of profit on a show is small, and it cannot afford to tie up large sums of money in over-payment of in- come taxes, expecting to get a rebate at the end of the year. Some touring Broadway shows, for instance, may not make any clear profit in ex- tending their tours into Canada. But under the new withholding tax enforcement, they would be required to leave part of their take-home Betty Ford's health good WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Ford's wife, Betty, was pronounced in excellent health Tuesday after a four- hour examination in hospital Monday following her opera- tion for breast cancer in September. A White House spokesman said Mrs. Ford -will have the routine tests every four months. Show Times FRIDAY AND SATURDAY PARAMOUNT THEATBE Short Subjects: TAKING PELHAM 1-2-3: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN SATURDAY MATINEE Short Subjects: HANZEL I CRETEL: ONE COMPLETE SHOW: FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA ODESSA FILE: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects: BLACK CHRISTMAS: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: RESTRICTED ADULT pay here until the end of -the tax year. Individual members of tour- ing companies pay normal in- come taxes, and in the case of Americans, the U.S.-Canada tax agreement provides for avoidance of double taxation on those incomes by the two countries. "The first reaction, which is already happening, is that people are just cancelling tours to Corder said. "In due course, if they feel it is worth while, they will say they will come here so long as we will pay the tax. That is go- ing to be passed on to the pa- tron." He said it has long been the case that some Canadian and other companies touring abroad insist on the local im- pressario being responsible for all local taxes, including withholding taxes. "This, in effect, adds 15-per- cent to the cost of the attract- ion, which we feel is what will happen here. It's the patron that's going to pay. I'm sure that will happen." John Playfair, special assistant to Revenue Minister Basford, said the 15-per-cent withholding tax is being applied to "the gross remuneration paid to the non- resident." THE MARKET PLACE SUNDAY TELEVISION p.m. Where FOOD PRODUCER Meets CONSUMER p.m. CFRN T.V. EDMONTON CFCN T.V. CALGARY TONIGHT and SAT. at and p.m. Adult not Suitable for Children Coarse Language and Violence Throughout f these mer are on the next train don t take it PELHAM ONE TWO THHEE PALTER MATTHAI ROBERT SHAW paramount cinema NOW SHOWING At and p.m. ADULT From the mmamh tuspense novdof theyur. There was an organization called ODESSA. This story is based on real incidents. For obvious reasons and places have teen changed. college cinema Now Showing at and p.m. If this movie doesn't make your skin crawl... It's on too tight! OLIVIA HUSSEY KEIR DULLEA MARSOT KIDDER slarrmo JOHN SAXON as LI. fuller RESTRICTED MULT Warning Eitrtmtly Foul Language.