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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta nini'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimtf111"'!"1"-'1- Joan Waterfield NTERTAINMENT LYE E IT would probably amuse Sttnely Baker, an actor-director of estimable worth, to find his Innocent Bystanders topping the theatre marquee Above the unnamed second feature. Especially since the anonymous second billing was for Vittorio De Sica's masterful The Garden of the Flod-Contln-to. Well, Mr. Baker's work will have to wait for its viewing; "Finzl-Continis" requires that it be seen alone, without companion feature or distracting short. The film deals with the historical tragedy of Jewish-Italians at the close of the thirties, the gradual erosion of their rights as citizens to the final round-up which is handled with a correctitude, infinitely more chilling lhan S.S. strongarm-ing. , In this large framework is placed a few months (allowing for flashbacks) in the lives of two Jewish families of Ferrara. One is comfortably middle class, aware of the growing azfi-Semitism, yet with a father willing to compromise rather than face reality. The Finzi-Contiriies, on the other hand, have long retreated from a distasteful world, enjoying their fine books, paintings, family retainers behind the walls of their magnificent estate. As the film opens, it seems to be the springtime of life. The camera lingers lyrically on the fresh clear colours of the garden, the spotless tennis whites of the young people gathered for an afternoon on the court, Never have the young seem-ed so artlessly beautiful. But the odor of decay has already beset the garden. It is in the hint of incest between Ml col Finjd-Oomini and her brother Alberto, in his wasting illness and his relationship with a male friend, in the.unrealized court ship of Giorgio. Micol (Dominique San-da) Is doomed. Her tragedy is not that she is Jewish and it is 1938. It has little to do with the maelstrom that is engulfing Italy outside the enchanted garden, the banner-waving rushes to hear H Duce, the Nazi flag in the bicycle basket, the war oi nerves waged in anonymous phone calls to Jewish homes. It is played against the dark drama outside climaxing in final breakdown of the grandmother (Inn Alexeis) in Micol's arms, a moment that is unbearably painful in this beautiful film. De Sica has made the film at almost too leisurely a pace but this is justified in an impact that lingers for many hours. And his handling of his actors Lino Capolicchio (Giorgio), Helmut Berger (Alberto) and the stunning. Miss Sanda is achlngly acute. The Garden of the Fintt-Continls is a treasure that catches a vanished time and people.    RODEO: Cliff Robertson may have won an Academy award, yet the reaction of most moviegoers is generally "Cliff Who?" However Mr. Robertson is not facing an identity crisis. He comes on strong as actor-director-writer-producer of J. W. Coop and does very nicely in- Now! Lethbridge's Newest TAKE-OUT SERVICE Town Chef Superb BEEF DIP to GOI Tender roast beef in a big crusty hogey bun, testy au jut gravy, crisp french fries. 1.45 INDIVIDUAL PACK Delightfully different for parties, take out lunches, and at-home dining. 3 or mere orders delivered FREE anywhere in Ltthbrldge PHONE 327-6412 ss�5�* Coron Clief Theatres deed. In the title role he is a cowboy on the comeback trail after years in jail, arid the la-comic Robertson style works well in conveying the alienation from contemporary society. His eye is acute for the dusty trail, the small western town and the people of the rodeo circuit. Let's hope this talented man gets free rein to direct again.    CUT-UP: Shirlee Gordon of The Albertan has already lambasted the powers-that-be for the commercial crunch laid on Camelot. A similar affront was served the National Theatre of Britain's production of Eugene O'Neils's Long Day's Journey Into Night. It well behooves the viewer to write sponsors applauding their good taste in commercial insertion or cirtizing, as in this case, a crassness that was insulting to the production and those watching. Not that the transition of the O'Neill masterpiece to the small screen was that successful. This grimily obsessive play, even in the hands of Olivier and Cummings, is too large for the small screen. That is why television Is not the threat to theatre originally envisioned. Indeed it is supportive, creating a desire for direct involvement in the human situation that only the theatre can offer. *   MOVIES: In town, The Poseidon Adventure which is packing them in everywhere and has Shelley Winters, 20 pounds overweight challenging for the Academy's best supporting actress award; The already-reviewed and excellent Deliverance; On Channel 7, two for movie buffs and the debut performances of two great ladies of the screen, Katherine Han-burn and John Barrymore in Bill of Divorcement (1932) and Ingrid Bergamn and Leslie Howard and the original Intermezzo (1936); and at the uni- LABOR CLUB CORNER 2nd AVE. and 13th ST. N. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS FRIDAY-"Music Unlimited" SATURDAY-"Music Unlimited" . Members and their guests enlyl 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 The Lethbridge KIWANIS Club Presents "The Big Band" In CONCERT Honoring FRANK HOSEK SUNDAY, MARCH 18 2 p.m. Yates Memorial Centre Tickets $1.00 Each At Leister's versity, Saturday and Sunday, the annual Film Festival with movies from every age, every country ... for everybody. There's no admission charge and bus service will be available from downtown. * �  . ON STAGE: Sunday at the Yates, a long overdue tribute to bandmaster supreme, Frank Hosek. Its a tribute too, to the hard work of Nlek Kucheran and the members of the Big Band for getting the idea roll ing and to the local Elks for picking up' sponsorship of the concert. The Band' will be recalling the golden goodies of the great swing era and features not only oldtimers like the Drs. Wood, Noble and Marshall, but the upcoming talent of youngsters like Robbing brothers and Verne Dorge. The Jazz Scene will offer several sets, and the old master himself will mount the podium to conduct his Hosek's Heroes. It will be a happy, sentimental occasion. Don't miss it. �   WELCOME BACK: To Mike Scott who has returned to Channel 13 after a two-year sojourn with the Department of Highways . . . HELP . . . needed to find guns and holsters for the Winston Churchill production of Oklahoma . . . and bowlers and skimmers for L.C.I.'s Carousel ... and listen in Sunday afternoon, CJOC Radio will be airing Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam and Eve, a production of Betty Sorensen of the Community College drama department. Friday, March 14, 1973 - THI LETHBRIDOE HERALD - 1% British actress sobs at inquest SARAH MILES CANADIAN BRIEFS PARTY LEADER WEDS LONDON (AP) - Jeremy Thorpe, leader Britain's Liberal party, married Marion Lady Harewood Wednesday. Thorpe's first wife eas killed in Thorpe's first wife eas killed in 1970 in a car crash. Lady Hare-wood divorced the Earl of Hare-wood, 18th in line to the throne, in 1967. It's tough to budget pro-parly when house heating bills vary so much over the year. For that reason, many ot our customers have found CANADIAN WESTERN'S Payment Equalization Plan  PEP, for short  a jraat help. P nun Just s�k, and we'll estimate your annual gas consumption and divide the cost by twelve. This way you pay the same amount each month of the year. May It the month when regular payments normally are started � so contact us now If you are -Interested. canaDian uuesTern ncrruraLQas KZ\ companv LimneD va. Serving Albertans Since 1912. Oliver quits theatre job LONDON (AP) - Sir Lawrence Olivier is quitting as artistic director of Britain's National Theatre in November.^ He was appointed in 1968 "for five years or until the completion of a new national theatre on the south bank of the Thames, whichever took longer. The company was due to move from theOld Vic Theatre next January," andr Olivier looked forward to a year's rest. But now the site won't be ready until 1975. "I feel the cliff-hanging a bit of a strain," said Olivier. From AP  Renter , GILA BEND, Ariz. (CP) -British actress Sarah Miles wept yesterday as she told an inquest into the death of her business manager here that the man beat her the night before ms body was found. The body of David Whiting, 26, was discovered Feb. 11 in Miss Miles's hotel room here, where actor Burt Reynolds and Miss Miles were filming a movie. A coroner's verdict on Whiting's death has been deTayed until a Los Angeles toxlcologist presents his report. Reynolds, who also testified, said Miss Miles fled to his motel room and spent the night there after Whiting beat her. The Jury of four women and two men again heard a medical examiner say Whiting died of an overdose of prescription drugs. Reynolds, Miss Miles and Jane Evans, governess for Miss Miles, daughter, flew here from St. George, Utah, where they are filxmng further episodes in The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing. MOTHER NOT CINVINCED The three had been excused from testifying in person after SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON - Mayfair Theatre "THE PUBLIC EYE" - In color. Starring Mia Farrow, Topol and Michael Jayston. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17. Friday shows at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Family. FORT MACLEOD - Empress Theatre "THE FRENCH CONNECTION" - Starring Gene Hack-man. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17. Friday shows at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Restricted Adult. Special Saturday Afternoon Matinee, Saturday, March 17 at 2.00 p.m. "ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS" - In color. Starring Paul Mantee. AU seats 50c. Family. PINCHER CREEK - Fox Theatre "WHERE DOES IT HURT?" - In color. Starring Peter Sellers. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17. Friday shows at 7:00 and 9:oo p.m. Adult - Not Suitable For Children. Special Saturday Afternoon Matinee, Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. "FLIGHT OF THE LOST BALLOON" - In color. Family. TABER - Tower Theatre Walt Disney's "BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS" - In Technicolor. Starring Elsa Lansbury and David Tomlin-son. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17. Friday shows at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Saturday Matinee at 2:00 p.m. FamHy. Todays Showtimes PARAMOUNT Friday Short Subjects - 7:00, 9:10 "Poseidon Adventure" 7:10, 9:20 Last Complete Show - 9:10 Adult Saturday Short Subjects - 2:15, 7:00, 9:10 "Poseidon Adventure" 2:25, 7:10, 9:20 Last Complete Show - 9:10 Adult Special Matinee - "Flipper's New Adventure" 2:15 One Complete Show - 2:15 Family PARAMOUNT CINEMA Friday and Saturday Short Subjects - 7:15, 9:20 "Mr. Troubleman" 7:40, 9:50 Last Complete Show - 9:20 Restriced Adult COLLEGE CINEMA Friday and Saturday Short Subjects - 7:00, 9:15 "Deliverance" 7:25, 9:45 Last Complete Show - 9:15 Restricted Adult Saturday Special Matinee - "Flipper's New Adventure 2:15 One Complete Show - 2:15 , Family THE EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL -Presents- in the . . . AZTEC LOUNGE BALLADS by "DEAN THOMPSON" in the . . . CABARET "PAGES Of TYME" if Thursday and Friday Everyone admitted FREE it Saturday - $1.00 cover charge per person in the . . . FRONTIER DINING ROOM Playing far your dancing pleasure Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 to 11:90 p.m. 'HARRY BAILEY' (at the keyboard) Alio playing for your listening pleasure Sundays from 6 p.m. to S p.m. submitting written statements, but Whiting's mother, Mrs. Frank Campbell, demanded the inquest be halted until the trio testified in person. She said outside the courtroom she was not satisfied her son died of an Overdose of drugs. Testimony at the first inquest last month indicated Whiting apparently fell' and hit his head. Reynolds testified that it was "about 9:30 or 10" the morning after the alleged beating when Miss Miles returned to her room, found Whiting dead, and summoned Reynolds. He said Whiting was lying on the. floor, "in an awkward position with his hand bent up behind him with a plastic pill bottle tightly girpped in one band." "Pills were scattered everywhere," he said. Reynolds said they called police a short time later. Miss Miles sobbed as she described Whiting as a "man who had fits of depression" and who once had tried to commit suicide in England. FEWER CONVICTS WHITEHORSE, Y.T. (CP) -Vic Ogison, the Yukon govern* ment's director of corrections, says the northern territory's prison population has shown a remarkable drop in recent months. He cited the Yukon's probation program as the reason for the drop. Young man dies of old age RAINHAM, England (Reuter) - Nineteen-year-old Clive Newby collapsed and died Wednesday of old age. He was told by doctors two years ago that he was suffering from a rare disease which prematurely aged his heart. But his father said that despite the ailment CJlive refused to take life at a walk. He took a job as a milkman and married two years ago. His 20-year-old wife Sandra is expecting a baby. paramount Mi fit* 4* Am. South. Stf-Sttt SPECIAL MATINEE AT 111* P.M. 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Sank. 3Z74MS NOW SHOWING 7:00 and 9:10 p.m. RESTRICTED college cinema SO* A**, ft Mayor Maaraft Or. 1 NOW SHOWING ADULTS $2.00 What djd happen on the CfthnUwaseee BiverT DelliferancQ Starring JON VOIGHT  BURT REYNOLD* PANAVISION* -TECHNICOLOR* From Warner Bros.. A Mm* Communiealiftnt Company SHOWING SUNDAY AT 8:15 ONLY ARE YOU GOING OUT TONITE? Come ... join tome of the nicest people in town who are going out and having good times galore at our new friends clubl Meet' new people . . . make more friends � � . get more dates . . . become more popular. Dance with as many as 10 to 15 different partners weekly . . . and much, much more. Age makes no difference . .. whether you're 30 or 70. No escort required. You may attend alone. For Single Adults Over 30 Who Want More Fun Out Of Life! JOIN THE GREATEST SINGLE ADULT CLUB IN LETHBRIDGEI FOR MORE INFORMATION 327-7935 FUN W FRIENDS CLUB (T.H.C. INC. D.B.A. FUN 'N' FRIENDS) ANOTHER Winston Churchill High School PRESENTATION . . . ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S 'OKLAHOMA' Wed,, Thurs., Fri., Sat. March 28, 29, 30, 31 8 p.m. nightly Wed., Students' night $1.00 Thursday, Family night Adults $2, Children under 12, $1 Fri., - Regular $2 Sat. - Regular $2 YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE Tickets available at leister's, Muslcland, Yates Box Office or Phone WCHS 328-2603 ;