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Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas • Page 55

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Austin American-Statesman E3 Friday. March 7. 1980 TRADING POST mmmmmrnmrnmrmmmmmmmmmumwimn In Person THURSDAY-FRIDAY-SATURDAY 'Coal Miner's Daughter' superbly crafted, acted ANNOUNCING OUR GRAND OPENING DaleMcBride UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT FEATURING: STEAKS (IOWA BEEF) SEAFOOD BAR-B-QUE PRIME RIB (25 oz.) review "The Dale McBride Entertainment Center" Tuesday and Wednesday The Magic Valley Band featuring Terry McBride Sheila Renfro ALL YOU CAN EAT CATFISH, CHICKEN fi BAR B-Q HWY. 71 W. BETWEEN BEE CAVE 620 OPEN 1 1 AM TIL 10 PM FOOD SERVICE TIL 12 PM BAR SALAD BAR HAPPY HOUR 5-7 263-2975 Texan Tommy Lee If WPl1 TUESDAY AND WED.

THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY NO COVER $2.00 COVER $3.00 COVER $4.00 COVER jones is me promoting 1 zrr 1 li: husband in film based on the life of Lo-retta Lynn. The Ultimate In Dancinc Floor Shows Mixed Drinks liVf tf.y 1 The Ultimate In Dancinc Floor Shows Mixed Drinks Si3SES2 'tSu 1 'iMuhMHl) di jrB 1 I CORNER OF 23rd and SWISHER Adjacent to the Villa Capri 476-6171 CORNER OF 23rd and SWISHER Adjanl to the Villa Capri i Hsmmm-xj -t- It? I 4 r3S0t. nM-J Available tor OPEN 8:00 P.M. 2:00 A.M. Tuesday thru Saturday By PATRICK TAGGART American-Statesman Staff It's too early to call it a trend, but lately foreign film directors have been making better movies on I American themes than Americans.

Take Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," for example. Better yet, take the same director's Just when the late '60s sensibilities of this protest musical should have seemed hopelessly dated, Forman a fresh, delicious film version. Vietnam, long hair, freedom of expression, uptight socialites and a country ideologically polarized beyond recognition -r it was all there in living color and stylishly acted by Forman's energetic cast. And now Michael Apted, an Eng- lishman, has made a perfectly brilliant Hollywood debut with "Coal Miner's Daughter," a film based oh the. autobiography of Loretta Lynn.

It is easy to avoid cliches if you don't know them, and we don't see a single one in Apted's portrayal of Kentucky mountain people. And Ap-' ted's Tightness of vision is encased in a masterworl of craftsmanship. First there is the matter of casting, which features two Texas-born actors, in the leading roles. Sissy Spacek, the red-haired actress who so fine in "Badlands" and "Carrie," plays Lynn; San Saba native Tommy Lee Jones, who provided what little class there Was in "The is her prodding and promot-, ing husband. a curious but wholly welcome stroke of casting, Apted selected rock star Levon Helm to play Lynn's coal-miner father, and it is Helm's that is the movie's most effective and haunting.

All of the supporting players in the this finely balanced comedy-drama are excellent, but in the end the film belongs to Spacek and Jones. Though it's impossible to know if the two had any great personal affection while working on the project, on screen the mesh like gears in a Swiss clock. And because both command authentic rural accents, we are never forced to endure Hollywood's version of Southern talk. Lynn's life is a series of interesting traumas some productive, some catastrophic. A mother of four at 17, she had resigned herself to a life of motherhood and was 24 before her singing career began to flower.

If the film glosses over anything, it is not the depiction of Lynn's use of pills or subsequent breakdown, but in failing to tell how she disentangled herself from this web of insecurity and addiction. Perhaps that is the one secret she chooses not to tell us. With this film as part of the trade, it's still a good deal. "Coal Miner's Daughter" is rated PG for mild profanity.) I vFTS 1 Private Parties CLOSED SUNDAYS MONDAYS ijl 1 nos I Vv fMfrmaM IIJ1 If llfl FJ S. II VSSZr PfllBMMV 'k war ynnua 1 Kxvfvxw Party on ice Tonight try something different The coolest party in town Tonight HLVin CROW SATURDAY SUNDAY 0 IV BRUISCH WITH US! MV ttcj iffljfl'1 Delicious Omelets Quiche Xs JMm 1 Dl IIC OIID DCAIII AD CADE ---t starts at 7:30 at The Ice Rink in Northcross Mall.

You can boogie until 11:30 to non-stop music Tonight cool down and get down at The Ice Rink, in Northcross Mall. Sign up now for classes beginning March 17. Special Bos Beginner class available. lkN2- OF SALADS, BURGERS and 'vNI ROSCHEDK BOBIOSSETFi4rJ4L i una wan 835-0509 I fBl the Ice rink I CHICKEN FRlfcD STEAK! 11AM-1 2PM EVERYDAY XV WS3sa S5SB sxgr A AComplimentaryglassofwinetil5p.m. ifiaHJll CORNER GREYSTONE MOPAC nuDinyn XXX VV A vv XvE TONIGHT 1 VXA Xc 3 4lll fY 5:30 7:45 -10 p.m.

1 i J.Mmj WEEK lUB 1 i mm norlhcro mall III THE $4 DEAL 15 Words-7 Days-4 Dollars Call 472-8461 to see if you qualify. on Anderson Lane at Burnet Rd. U)i Never has so little a CSjl done so much rT1 for so many in CUSSIREDADS 472-8461 Wwm BOX OFRCE OPENS 6:30 "'Coal Miner's Daughter' is an achievement in American Cinema. Sissy Spacek gives an absolutely stunning it is breathtaking. I say: Sissy Spacek for Best Actress of 1980." Richard Grenier, Cosmopolitan Magazine "For country music fans, this is a major event not to be missed Russ Bernard, Country Music Magazine Once in awhile someone fights back CLINT EASTWOOD KJUIrK FROM 1 V-l a its aim, PLUS choVgs UP IN SMOKE si ALPACINO PtUS Vtiltl leasee licaeri eat "A total joy from beginning to spirited, honest and life affirming.

Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones are mesmerizing. Beautifully directed by Michael Apted." -ReiReed, New York Daily Newa "Sissy Spacek makes a quantum leap to major Lee Jones has the strongest part of his screen career, and plays it with strength and subtlety." Bruce Williamson; Playboy 5 DALLAS SOUTHSIDETWIN NORTH SCREEN A ptus JACK LEMMON ff JANE FONDA Wl) Vjf I MICHAEL OOUOIASB 1 15 fir ii 1 1 i J2 SHOWTOWN WEST "Sissy Spacek gives; i a virtuoso; David Arisen, Newsweek Magazine GEORGE BURNS ART CARNEY THE LAST I I Kramer vs. married ft I Kramer ft 1 VVLWU I II II 1 Today 10 p.m. only fj 11 I Vl- jukwuwumi Jm i if I 1 MANN WESTGATE 3l-9 11 hi. 69775 Todayat I 7:40 (1 I fr MARTIN SHEEN 1 I Today at 5:30 JI 111 "Todtyet Today 53 1 I FOXTRIPLEX PIJ LEE STRASBERG 7 i 1 i tii SiSS AM 0 rc! SISSY SPACEK TOMMY LEE JONES "COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER" -PLUS- 0ARRY NEWMAN SUSAN CLARK HHP.

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