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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Written By Bill Fruel Goirf Down The Road Profiles Big-City Coldness By JOAN HOWJIAN Herald Entertainment Writer Coin' Down the Moad arrived ill town Friday aighl loaded down with honors and Hie kind of critical acclaim accorded few Canadian films. Currently at the College Mall Cinema, the movie won the 1970 Elrog for host Canadian-made feature film. Its stars, Doug McGrath and Paul Bradley, were named best actors. And, last but not least, Bill Fruet, a LeUibridge born actor-turncd- writer, won the award for best screenplay. IN CAIGARY STAY AT THE ATLANTA MQTEl WHiRE YOU ARE A STRANGER ONIY ONCE! 45 Modern and Deluxe Unils Brida! Suite Free TV and ice Dial Phones in all units 0 Minutes from Shopping Centre- Stampede Grounds Moderate Rates Phone 243-4651 3630 MACLEOD TRAIl The critical acclaim has in- eluded plaudits from most east- ern critics, Variety and Time magazines, and U.S. reviewer Judith Crist. There is no doubt about it. it is a good film, perhaps the finest produced so far in Canada. Al- though it lacks the sleekness of American films in its techni- cal side, it has a strong spine of integrity. But a great film it isn't. McGrath and Bradley are Pete and Joey, two Maritime-re who take off in a garishly- painted old car for the big lights and swinging life of Toronto. Upon their arrival, Pete, en- cumbered ith dreams far past his capacity to fulfil, tries for a job at an ad agency because lie liked to watch the TV com- mercials back home. The agen- cy's personnel director, astound- ed at Pete's naivety, suggests he return to school or to the Mari- times. Eventually both Pete and bis sidekick land a bottling com- pany job, one that is superior to their previous jobs only in that it pays more money. They ogle the girls on Yongo Street, peruse store ads, lake in Toronto's old-rich sec- Jons, but none of it's for them. "MUSIC FOR YOUR DANCING AND LISTENING PLEASURE" Booking Available For: CABARETS WEDDINGS PARTIES Fouf of tethbrirfge's Top Musicians Plttyina. All Types of Music THE JACKS Contact Bill Heibert 327-4979 Days 327-8029 Evenings Pete tries to hustle the com- pany's resident sexpot, and spends the night watching hoi danes with someone else. joey gels a givlfnend preR nant and they enter into a pointless marriage. Both men are laid off then jobs find the duo, now a three some with Joey's wife (Jayne sink into a bog of boredom and frustration. The nightmare peaks when the two rcb a grocery store and are forced back to the road again. Goin' Down the Road is a touching movie. It mercifully has no philosophy to expound, no explicit criticisms to make. It settles on I he lives of two Uowfl-and-oulers and watches as ihe city, in ;i revel of indif- ference, pushes them still farth- er down. What the film lacks is bite. ]t is too episodic, with no final crushing dramatic scene which could have distilled the two men's grinding frustration. As Paii! Almond did with the Gaspe Peninsula in Isabel, She- bib seems so taken with the landscape the grimy, self- congratulatory ugliness of To- liis camera dwells on it without furthering the ac- tion. What raises Com' above most films, Canadian or Am- erican, is its ring of truth. Big cities, and Toronto particular, have signs where a heart should be. Toronto accepts no lOUs, not from its own and certainly not from a Maritimer, Saturday, November 7, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD BVLL FRUET Laporte Death Movie Column Film Business Not Dead Corner 1 3th St. and 2nd Ave. N. WEEKLY BINGO EVERY MONDAY 8 p.m. Cash Jackpot in 49 Nos. Game No. 1 and Game No. 10 50 1 Games Prize Money 20 ALL GAMES PRIZE MONEY CAN BE DOUBLED ON A BLUE CARD WORTH Entry Card 51.00 All Wood Cards Q'jf Each Children Under 16 Not Allowed Bingo will also be played in the club room for members and their invited guests Music Friday and 'Saturday Banquet facilities WELL WORTH WHILE A decade ago NYU basketball coach Lou Rossini visited Sche- neclady, N.Y., to see Barry Kramer, then one of Hie top s c h o o 1 b o y prospects in the United Slates. The journey was rewarding. During his first four years with the NYU Violets, Kramer shattered II team scor- ing records. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "A MAN CALLED HOHSE" In Technicolor. Starring Richard Ham's. Saturday, November 7th. Shows at and p.m. Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "TRUE GRIT" In Technicolor. Starring Best Aclor Academy Award winner John Wayne. Kim Darby and Glen Campbell. Saturday, November 7th. Shows at and p.m. Family. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre "HOW THE WEST WAS WON" In Metroeolor. Starring Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, James Stewart and Carro! Baker. Saturday. November 7th. Shows at p.m. Family. Sunday. November 8th. Shows at and p.m. "PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE" In Tech- nicolor. Starring Elvis Presley. Family. PICTURE BUTTE-Cinema Theatre "CHARLY" In Technicolor. Starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom. Saturday and Sunday, November 7th and 8th. Show cadi night at p.m. Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre MULES ['OH SISTER SABA" In Technicolor. Starring Shirley Maciaine and Clint Eastwood. Saturday, November 7th. Shows at anil p.m. Adult Not Suitable for Children. TABER Tower Theatre "TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA" In Technicolor. .Starring Shirley Maciaine and Clint Eastwood. Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7th, 9Vh, 10th and 11th. Saturday shows at and p.m. Adult Suitable for Children. Get more out of life Take Ihe family ta a movia SATURDAY PARAMOUNT Short Last Complete PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short "Start The Revolution With- out Last Complete COLLEGE CINEMA Special "Going Dmvn The Last Complete SUNDAY PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short "Start The Revolution With- out One Complete COLLEGE MALL CINEMA Matir.se: only. Short "Going Down The One Complete THE HAGUE (Renter) The death of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte was cited here Friday at the opening of the IGth annual session cf the North Atlantic Assembly as an in- stance of gangsterism threaten- ing the fabric of modern soci- ety. tn his report lo the closed ses- sion of the assembly's political committee, Erik Blumenfeld, a Christian Democrat from Ham- burg, West Germany, stnted that governments must be pre- j pared to be lough. 1 "I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the fabric of society' is, in most of our countries coming under in- creasing strain, due to the oper- ations of extremist political mi- nority groups, who start as quasi-social revolutionaries, but v.'ho rapidly slide into militant gangsterism to attain their aims." Then Blumenfeld said: "The tragic death of Minister Laporte of the Quebec govern- ment is only one recent instance of a whole series of violent and illegal actions of this kind. Gov- ernments must be prepared to be tough with militant groups that act outside the law and they must act soon enough and firmly enough to put a slop to their illegal activities at the earliest is the moment when initial threats are made, since to wait for violence itself is to be too I10LYWOOD (Al'l If the film business is ailing and star system is dead, somebody forgot lo tell Paul Newman. The actor's company, New- man-Foreman, with producer John Foreman, has a new film in release, WUSA, and is com- pleting another one, Sometimes a Great Notion, which Rewman took over as director midway in shooting. Newman-Foreman has also completed They Might Be Oiant-s, starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward, and Puzzle of a Downfall Child with Faye Dunaway. There can be no doubt about the firm's sol- vency, since it shares in Ills bonanza Butch Cassidy and Ihe Sundance Kid. The Newman office at Univer- sal was abuzz wilh activity, in- cluding Ihe First Artists Co. which he formed wilh Barbra Slreisand and Sidney "No immediate plans; we're waiting until our projects de- velop." Newman took a lunch from his cutting of Some- limes a Great Notion to discuss the state cf Ihe industry. WANT CHEAP FLICKS "All this talk about making another Easy Rider is so much nonsense, said the actor. "Nat- urally the studios want you to make pictures cheaply. But it can't always be done. "I've never made a picture for million, but if I thought it was necessary, I would. "The important thing is to make pictures any price. I can save money; I Oregon location. with six days of retakes ai a hiatus u'hcn he broke an .inkle, the Him only cost million. CALL 327-2224 327-3838 327-4440 UNITED CABS Gerald Collins lynn Tcnrtont Tinordi- Henry VMbrotk Predicts Hike In Moutaua Coal Production BILLINGS, Mont. Montana should be producing 20 million tons of coal annually within 10 years. This is the prediction of Ernest Thurlow, mineral devel- opment manager for the Bur- lington Northern railway. He said Montana has at least 22 billion tons of surface coal. As lo reclamation, he said "one of the most exciting pros- pects Is in the development of new water resources. The coal seams generally are aquifers and therefore, when exposed, will furnish water to fill res- ervoirs that will be planned as part of the reclaimed land- scape after mining." YOUR PHILIPS DEALER WITH SERVICE RADIO and TV JMVIV 5 302 13th St. N. made Rachel, Rachel for S770.000 and the latest gross on that picture is million.' He pointed out that Some- times a Great Notion was budg- eted at million despite an important cast e w m a n, Hairy Fonda, Lee Gasoline 'Presents Hazard WASHINGTON CAP) Now evidence from experiments wilh mice suggests humans may bo faced wilh a child-bearing haz- ard from breathing a chemical used as an additive lo leaded gasoline, a Massachusetts re- searcher reports. Dr. Samuel S. Epstein of Uffi Childrcns Cancer Research Foundation in Boston said the chemical, trimethyl phosphate, Ls used in leaded gasoline at Iho rale of one gram per gallon "to stop spark-plug fouling by the but that some of it is released, unburned, through a motor car's exhaust He told a conference spon- sored by the National Research Council and several other agen- cies that when male mice re- ceived the chemical and were mated with untreated females, the embryoes produced quickly died in the mothers' wombs. The researcher said while the chemical had so far been ad- ministered to mice only by 'But of course, I didn't t ike any money for the piclur Newman said. "Thai's whal fhn companies want nowadays foi us to take part of the risk working for less money. "I'm perfectly willing to do that, is the important have to make somo sacrifice, loo. The comp mios have to give a lillle on then side." WUSA cost million, which j Newman said was "loo muih i But he is more enthusiastic about the picture than anything IIB has done in years. "I was so high on this film and what it has to say that [our months ago I made a decision to put my name on it as produ- cer." he said. "That was some- thing I hadn't none on Butch or any of the other productions I have been associated with." The litle WUSA comes from its .Southern radio station run by VLL M Offm Insud a superpalrioi. injections or orally, there's "a 18-Bed Hostel Financed OTTAWA (CP) An Central Mortgage and Housing Coi-p, loan will go (o X-Kalay Foundation Society for an 18- bed hostel in Vancouver. The foundation provides re- habilitation for ex-criminals and is supported by (he parole board and John Howard Sod- sty. For X-Kuys NEW YORK (Renter) A nciv I c c h n i q u e using sound rather than radiation or x-rays lo view inivjr pails of the body was introduced bare. T h e acoustical holography mi'.chine could eventually re- place x-ray machines which have potentially damaging ef- fects from radiation, said an of- ficial of Holosonics Corp. which holds patent rights for lire new equipment. Two sound waves are direct- ed toward the body area which is submerged in water, the of- ficial said. Ripples of the two waves are then read by a laser and reflected on lo a viewing LEADS IN LEATHER The United States is the lead- good likelihood" that similar I ing leather manufacturing coun- findings will be achieved in ex-1 in the world, periments now being planned wherein the mice will inhale the chemical. DIETRiCH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSAC.C Certified DcnJo! Mecroonic National Store Bldg. PH. 327-7244 "The Esquires" Touring Western Canada Will Appear At The YORK HOTEL ONE WIEK, NOV. 9th thru 14th An All Canadian Production with the screenplay by Lefhbridge's own Bill Fruef f WINNER CANADIAN AWARDS K BEST PICTURE OFTHE YEAR BEST SBfiinpltr Wllllim Fruit jjjjm BEST Actor SHOWING SUNDAY ONE SHOW ONIY AT P.M. Donald Sfiebib's GERMAN-CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE Saturday, Nov. 7th p.m. CLUB BHALL 9th Ave- and 6th St. N. "THE SUNSET FOUR" MEMBERS AND GUESTS Royal Canadian Legion PIPE BAND'S 7th ANNUAL TARTAN BALL TONIGHT, Nov. 7th in the MEMORIAL HALL Dancing from 9 p.m. 'til a.m. to the MOONGLOWS ORCHESTRA SPOT PRIZES DOOR PRIZE 53.00 Per Couple ADULT 2 SHOWS MONDAY and P.M. TODAY thru TUES. COILEGE Sunday One Complete Show at p'm. "WHATA PLEASURE TO LAUGH! The acting to a man is Wildly -CHICAGOTBIBUNE 'JUST FUNNY-JUST GREAT." -CHICAGO SUM-TIMES GENE WILDER out of "The Producers' DOHALD SUTHERLAND fresh from "M.A.S.H." ADULT MATlNtE MONDAY TONIGHT Thru TUES. Our Friendly Atmosphere Makes Dining Out Fun For The Family! SUNDAY BRUNCH SERVED 11 A.M. lo 2 P.M. Choice of juice Ho! cakes, Horn, Sausages or Bacon and beverage. Junior Under 12 900 Adulli 1.35 Family Buffet Served in the Dining Room 4 lo 8 p.m. FEATURING: Prime Ribs of Alberto Beef, Famous Hot Dishes, Jellied Salads, Rel- ishes and many other faste ireats to delight your paiale. DURING THE WEEK ENJOY OUR DEUCIOUS LUNCHEON BUFFET SERVED T2 TO 2 P.M. EVERY WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FiATURING: Our famous Smorgasbord ONLY Still a few dates loft during the week for Christmas while they last! Mayor Magrath Drive S. Phone 327-5701 PARAMOUNT SHOWING TODAY thru TUES, WE JUST CAN'T LET IT GO. EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT. SO IT STAYS FOR 3 MORE DAYS! The sensational novel that sold over copies author o! 'AIRPORT' TECHNICOLOR' KARL MAIDEN CATHERINE SPAAK ADUir ROD TAYLOR MELVIN DOUSLAS DEFINITELY STARTS WED. 'MOVE' IN COLOR with ELUOT GOUID LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE PRESENTS "MY FAIR LADY" YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE P.M. Nov. 23rd-Dec. 5th Tickets and S3.50 AI YATES BOX OFFICE 9-5 p.m. Open Mon. thru Sat. storting Oct. 28th Students' Nite-Nov. 22 Phone 327-7055 for Tickcls STARRING BILL MATHESON SHEILA PISKO AND 100% LOCAL and DISTRICT ARTISTS PLEASE NOTI! Tickets are nearly sold out except for Mon. and Tues., Nov. 23rd and 24th, also Nov. 30th, Dec. 1st and 3rd BOOK YOURS NOW AND AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT ;