The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 23, 1986 · Page 20
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Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, January 23, 1986
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Thursday, January 23,1986 Page 20 '28 Up' is winning rave reviews as a small-budget documentary LOS ANGELES (AP) — "28 Up" may seem like a strange film from the man who directed Sissy Spacek to an Academy Award in "Coal Miner's Daughter" and William Hurt and Lee Marvin in the $11 million "Gorky Park." However, director Michael Apted likes to make "different" movies. And "28 Up," with its $100,000 budget, is indeed a unique documentary. The film traces the lives of 14 British children, filmed at seven-year inter-1 vals. It opened to rave reviews at the! New York Film Festival last year,! with Vincent Canby of the New York Times naming it one of 1985's 10 best. Apted An Academy Award nomination as best documentary seems certain. "It has the appeal of (a) an old family album; and (b) a soap opera — but not the 'As the Earth Turns' kind. (It's) more like "The Way We Were' or Terms of Endearment,' "said Apted. "People thought I was mad," Apted, 44, said about his project. "They say, 'You must be crazy making a piddling little documentary for no money.' "I have a reason. I really have not had a huge run of box-office hits, and I don't like a lot of the Hollywood films that I am offered. So I prefer to make different kinds of films; I did 'Bring on the Night' with Sting for that reason. It shows that I can do something besides the usual run of commercial picture. In fact, '28 Up' has brought me more prestige than anything since 'Coal Miner's Daughter.' It's a way of getting credibility and attention." The project started with "7 Up," a 40-minute film for Granada Television in 1963. "I was just out of Cambridge University, and I went up to Manchester for my first job," said Apted. "I did the research, finding the 14 kids from varying backgrounds to get a cross-section of British life. At that time England was the center of the (cultural) world, with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, fashions, etc. "It turned to be a frightening documentary, revealing that the revolution was merely cosmetic," he said. "Out of the mouth of babes came the chilling realization that British society was still as rigid as ever. The rich children had their lives already planned: the right schools, a proper profession. The poor children had no real hope to rise above their station." When it came time for "14 Up," Apted was about to leave Granada for London television and films. He had to struggle to get arresting interviews from the adolescents. "But clearly we were on to something," he said. The subjects at 21 were also less engaging than they had been at 7. "At 28 they were far more interesting, more vulnerable," he said. "Unfortunately, I lost two of them. One is a BBC documentary maker who declined to participate. I was very upset with him, and so was BBC because it appeared they had pressured him (against appearing on the competitor Granada). The other was a barrister who thought the publicity would be harmful to his career. "I still had trouble convincing others to be filmed. I don't think any of them realized how successful the TV show would be." Apted convinced Granada to try a theatrical release in the United States rather than make a quick sale to PBS. "28 Up" has been breaking records at the small Bleeker Street theater in New York. Curiously, none of the 14 has died or had a divorce. Apted intends to pursue them for "35 Up." "I'm 15 years older than they are," he remarked, "and I don't know how long I can stay with them. But I'll continue every seven years until I fall over." Studio dramas planned at MC Two studio drama productions will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday in the Marymount College Little Theatre. They are "Painting Churches," directed by Ann Lauck, and excerpts from Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," directed by Dan Cummings. Both are speech and drama seniors. Cast members for "Painting Churches" are Lisa Riley, John Kaus and Jean Lundy. Robin DeJulio is stage manager. Cast members for "The Taming of the Shrew" are Steve Duskie, Lori Bussen, John Paulsen, Susan Schaffer, John Hoerter, Brendan Carlton and Mary Smreker. The stage manager is Jon Maas. Dennis Denning is faculty advisor. There is no admission charge. A discussion and coffee will follow the Friday night presentations. Enrollment under way for Nursery Rhyme Time Enrollment for February Nursery Rhyme Time is under way in the Children's Department of the Salina Public Library. The program is for children age nine months to two years, says Irene Aga, children's librarian. It will be presented in two 15-minute sessions at 2 and 3 p.m. Feb. 2. Mother Goose rhymes are presented through use of books, flannel boards and puppets, with participation by parents and children. Call 825-4624 to enroll. 'Sarah, Plain and Tall'named top children's book for 1985 CHICAGO (AP) - Patricia MacLachlan, author of "Sarah, Plain and Tall," was chosen by the American Library Association as winner of the John Newbery Medal for the year's most outstanding children's book. The Randolph Caldecott Medal, awarded to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children, went to Chris Van Allsburg, who wrote and illustrated "Polar Express." The association announced the awards at its midwinter meeting. Winners will receive the awards at the group's annual conference this summer. "Sarah, Plain and Tall" tells of a widower who brings a mail-order bride from Maine to his home in the western Plains. "Polar Express" is about a mysterious train bound for the North Pole. The Newbery and Caldecott medals honor books published during the previous year. Winners are nominated and selected by 15-member committees of librarians. The Newbery Medal, presented every year since 1922, is named for John Newbery, a noted 18th-century London bookseller and publisher of such children's classics as "Mother Goose's Melody." The Caldecott medal, awarded since 1938, is named for Randolph Caldecott, a 19th-century English illustrator whose works include illustrations for the Mother Goose nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence." Mid America Inn Restaurant SUNDAY BRUNCH 3.95 Salina, KS , 11 am-2pm Free Sundae 1842 N. 9th Every 10th Call-In Order FREE! ^9th.&Klrwln 825-9478 SALINA WORKS! 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