The Leader-Post from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on October 27, 1975 · 7
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The Leader-Post, Regina, Monday, October 27, 1975 7 Regina filmmaker gets special award Film board shows dominate film festival By DON HUMPHRIES for The Leader-Post ' Man Who Chooses The Bush, a National Film Board documentary, picked up the lion's share of Yorkton International Film Festival awards including the golden sheaf best picture award on Saturday night. The festival also made a special award to Saskatchewan filmmaker Evelyn Cherry of Regina In recognition of her role in the development of a Western Canadian film Industry. IAEA's! DATA-MATE 1S41 BROAD ST.. REGINA 'Chetk Peronl Column" EKKSBESBSS REGINA MALE VOICE CHOIR Rehearsals WED. EVENINGS 7:30 p.m. New Members are Invited to attend For Information Call 525-9776 BINGO CNR HALL 1st AVE. NORTH AND ROYAL Monday, Oct. 27 8 P.M. CASH BINGO St. Athanasius PARISH CENTRE 55 McMurchy Ave. Every Monday Early Bird Special ' 7:45 p-m. Jackpot $30055 Free toffee Tom Radford, who also won the best direction award for Man Who Chooses The Bush, accepted the golden sheaf plaque on behalf of the NFB and the people of Fort Chipewyan, Alta. The film is about the life of a Metis trapper, who prefers the solitude of the trap-line to the "conveniences" of the town. Man Who Chooses The Bush won two other awards, Including best documentary and best cinematography. NFB entries dominated the festival by winning In two other categories to push their award total to six. La Faim : Hunger won the best animation category. It is an experimental animation done by a specially programmed National Research Council computer. The NFB also won the best nature and wildlife category with New Channels For Sockeye. Radford directed the golden sheaf winner, Ernest Brown, awarded at the last festival in 1973. He was then working with an Independent Edmonton film company, Film West Associates. Radford now is working Independently of any company. The panel of judges decided not to declare winners in the sports and recreation and travel and adventure categories this year. However, they created a new category by dividing the television award into a separate award for both public affairs and dramatic films. Allan King won the first television dramatic award for his CBC-produced film Baptizing. Insight Productions from Toronto took three awards, while the CTV network received two. The judges made several honorable mentions. The special award to Mrs. Cherry was made by adjudicator Grant McLean, a former Yorkton resident and NFB acting commissioner. Mr. McLean commented on the Cherrys' participation in the formation of the NFB in the early 1940s. Mr. and Mrs. Cherry founded Cherry Productions in Regina. Mr. McLean said the Cherrys epitomized quality filmmaking and kept Saskatchewan alive in the film world. Festival chairman Elwyn Vermettee handled all of the other award presentations that Included clips from the movies. Past-chairman Laurence Pearson made a surprise recognition award to Mr. Vermettee and 1 praised him for the work he did in organizing the festival. The best amateur award went to Barry Greenwald of Toronto for the movie, Metamorphosis, a film of a man who undergoes hilarious changes in his apartment elevator. 1 Heritage: Ireland, a CTV production, won the best television public affairs and best sound editing awards. Larry Hertzog, CTV assistant director of development, accepted the awards for a film that focuses on the lives of the Irish people. Insight Productions from Toronto received three awards, Including best experimental (Dull Day Demolition), best children's (Life Times Nine) and best picture editing (With Fly- , ing Colors). Who Stole The Quiet Day, a look at hearing loss causes and cures, took the best informational category award for Alfred Higgins Productions of California. Life Force by Mellenco Films of Quebec won in the best arts category, while Radio-Canada of Montreal won the best promotional award for Hors-Serie. Honorable mention certificates were awarded to: Terror In The Wilderness by Joe Borelli of Florida (amateur); A Fight For Life by the NFB (informational); Haps Hash And The Colored Coat by Hans Veen of The Netherlands (experimental); Sheridan College Student animated films entitled Beckoning and Da Da Da (animation); and Jabberwocky from Czechoslovakia (animation). Who Are We, and NFB animated movie, edged out Man Who Chooses The Bush in the audience ballot. Ballots are their feelings about the movies, ganized. In a few weeks, meet-handed out at evening showings Although the festival is over, a ings to organize the 14th biennial of the programs to give festival provincial tour of the award- Yorkton Internation Film Festi-audiences a chance to express winning films Is being or- val in 1977 will begin. I ' W-' " j i t&f J n f t , Photo by Don Humphries Tom Radford accepts best picture award LEGION BINGO Tuesday, Oct. 28 7:45 p.m. 1 1820 Cornwall St $30-$20 Baby $75 -$50 Jackpot - $400 Prize Money Every Tuesday Air Conditioned 1 Entertainment Financing sought for film version of Mitchell novel wt'I-c . n i . By DON HUMPHRIES flta'sproducltal.Kingfeelslhe Will j 9.1161 STILL JjCSl with songs and yarns BINGO Mon., Oct. 27 D.V.A. HALL O.V.A. Ladles' Auxiliary 12th and St John . 7:45 p.m. Pot of Gold $565 in prizes Including $300 Jackpot In 57 Numbers j ij st. Mlvs ij Tuesday, 8 p.m. ij I 'I mPrtees i , t?JvlJ Including Ji $ I; $330 Jackpot 1 ! 1ST GO! I !j ST. MARY'S HALL ! !; 2026 Winnipeg St . i EVERYBODY ',' ;! WELCOME gpin n X a tt m amm e ice mm I &t I I fmg i i lFi for The Leader-Post Allan King was In Regina today talking with provincial government officials about possible financing for the film production of W. O. Mitchell's novel, Who Has Seen The Wind? King came to Saskatchewan to attend the Yorkton International Film Festival and take part In a filmmakers' conference. King's film, Baptizing, won the Yorkton best television drama award. Earlier this month, King's production for the CBC of Margaret Lawrence's story, A Bird in the House, won four Canadian Film Festival Etrog awards, Including best television drama. In an interview Saturday, King said he understands both Culture and Youth Minister Tchorzewski and Premier Blakeney are in favor of the Author sued LOS ANGELES (AP)-Dr. Alex Comfort, author of The Joy of Sex and More Joy of Sex Is being sued for $3.08 million by the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions. A centre spokesman said the federal suit contends Comfort wrote More Joy of Sex a sequel to the other book, to induce . prospective purchasers to bypass the first bock, allowing Comfort to avoid sharing its proceeds. The centre was to receive 20 per cent of the proceeds of the first book, but was left out of any share from the sequel. Theatre owner to appeal penalty SALT LAKE CITY (AP-Ac-tion is being initiated to revoke the city licence of a theatre owner sentenced to jail and ordered to donate $5,000 to charity because he showed Deep Throat, a city lawyer said Thursday. reason for this interest is that Who Has Seen The Wind is "such a strongly, powerful evocative Saskatchewan story." "The problem has been finding a formula or agency through which an investment or loan to the production can be made." says King. Money from the government is an "essential ingredient" in the film's financing in order for it to be successful. King believes. King has scouted possible locations in the province for shooting over the past three years as well as sought out people for both the cast and crew. According to King, the film will use mostly Saskatchewan residents. King is hopeful the federal wage and price controls will not inhibit a further development of Canadian film making that he believes is surging in all parts of the country. King agreed with Roman Kroiter, a well known National Film board drama producer, that governments ought to think in a crisis time such as now that the communicative arts are a "marvellous glue for holding people together." By DEANA PACHOLOK for The Leader-Post Although Wilf Carter sang for only half an hour Friday evening at the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, it was one of the most entertaining 30 minutes of the night. Carter, who was special guest star, combined with Donna Fargo and Johnny Paycheck for a triple bill. Carter sang some of his older songs ahd told stories of how he came across them. Wearing his famous white Stetson and jacket, he came on stage and didn't stop smiling until he had finished signing autographs after the show. You Are My Sunshine and a few "yodelling songs," got the audience warmed as Carter joked about his age and his fame. "I've been in this business so long even my shoes are growing whiskers," he said during the first show of the evening. He may be 71 years old, but he can still sing. Wnen introducing You Are My Sunshine, he said he had doubts about recording it "1 laughed so many times at the bank, and finally I bought the doggone bank." he said. The majority of the three-hour concerts were devoted to Donna Fargo and the Fargo Express. The seven-man band provided background music and singing accompaniment for Fargo with three guitars, a steel guitar, banjo, drums, piano and organ Donna Fargo put on a lively display of her talents, dancing across the stage and bending down to get closer to the audience in the first show. She sang all types of songs and ' tried to get the audience involved in helping her with Daddy Sang Bass. Funny Face and Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S. A. got the most response from the crowd though. The commercial aspect of the Quebec music society wasn't their cup of tea WASHINGTON (CP) - Several hundred modern music buffs attended a Friday night concert by the Societe de Musi-que Contemporaine du Quebec (SMCQ) at the John Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, and many left before the concert ended. Contemporary music by Canadian and international composers clearly was not everyone's cup of tea. ! B , B ! B i B I i s 3 B i B TOHIGHT AND EVERY Mon., Thurs. and Sat: 8-10 p.m. ADMISSION $1.00 REGINA EXHIBITION STADIUM eOIRMATIOIIS MISS D. clunlop oft gallery Rena Public Library 231M2th Ave. The Quebec contemporary music society conducted by Serge Garant, one of its founders in 1966, has a big following in Montreal and Quebec province among young people seeking pleasure in something modern. . Its concert here as part of the Canadian salute to the U.S. Independence Bicentennial was a substitution on the program for pianist Oscar Peterson. And while the 2,700-seat concert hail, the biggest audito- rium of the four in the centre, ' was suitable for the big sound of contemporary music, the crowd that attended was small. The program opened with Ga-rant's Circuit I, scored for six percussion players without a conductor. The other Canadian work on the program was Gilles Tremblay's Champs II Souffles, for a mixture of brass, woodwind and percussion with Raoul Sosa, Argentine-born pianist now teaching in Montreal, at the piano. At one point in the Tremblay composition such is the nature of contemporary music the brass and woodwind instruments gathered around the open grand piano to fire one blast of sound, which was picked up In reverberration by the piano strings. Two works by foreign com- posers were Couleurs de la Cite Celeste by the noted Parisien organist Olivier Messiaen, composed in 1963, and Deserts, by Edgar Varese, the French modernist who died in New York in 1965at,theageof 80. Before the Varese work, the last one on the program, one young man in the audience was overhead to say: "Maybe they'll play some good music I just imagine they might." The Varese work was firmly in the contemporary mode, employing three sections 'of quadra-phonic tape recordings of what is called "organized sound" in addition to the large aggregation of live instrumentalists. This was more than pop, whistle and squeak music, as contemporary works have been labelled by classicists. It amounted to crash, howl and groan music, in which a sudden silence can be as startling to the listener as a resounding chord played by a concert symphony orchestra. Organizers of the two-week Canadian festival of the arts here said they thought it just as important to show what Canadian musicians are doing in the field of contemporary music, as what musicians, actors and other artists are doing in more popular, classical fields. concert hit home when each member of the band was introduced for both Johnny Paycheck and Donna Fargo. The occasional plugs for new albums sounded out-of-place but they helped to sell records during intermission Paycheck and his back-up band, The Lovemakers, opened the concerts with Rolling On The River, a song usually played by beginning groups. If Paycheck had been separated from his band the show would have taken on more class and the music would have been more enjoyable. Paycheck can sing by himself or with light accompaniment but with the band he is nothing but a beginner The Lovemakers played Orange Blossom Special and Paycheck sang Mr Bojangles. Those were the two best parts of the first section of the three-part concerts. Fargo was good but Wilf Carter was better Cree language station sought OTTAWA (CP) - An application for a licence to broadcast an English and Cree language FM radio station is among 25 applications the Canadian-Radio Television Commission (CRTC) will consider at a public hearing in Quebec City Nov 6 A CRTC statement said the licence has been requested by the Green Lake Broadcasting Society of Green Lake, Sask. poiriSB (ADULT) M (ADULT) m FEATURE 1:40,3:40,5:35 7:30, 9:30 Last Complete 9:30 5 12lh. AVE. AT SCARTH ST. 622 6363 MGM's Gone With the Wind, which has been seen by more movie patrons than any other film In screen history, continues to score Impressive grosses 36 years after its world premiere in Atlanta, Ga. Currently, in Its sixth reissue in Japan, playing 20 theatres for a five-week engagement, Gone With the Wind has grossed well over $1,500,000 and has played to more than 500,000 customers. In London, playing at the 826-seat Plaza 2 Theatre, it grossed more than $75,000 in three weeks, with capacity performances every night. Because of the outstanding business, two more theatres were added to the London run. Mahogany marks Diana Ross's return to the screen for the first time since her Academy Award-nominated performance in Lady Sings the Blues. She portrays an ambitious young secretary who becomes a high fashion model and a world-famous designer. Starring with her are Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins and Jean-Pierre Aumont. Writers picket Temporary support of $1,500 a month has been awarded in Los Angeles Superior Court to the wife of Sigmund (Jackie) Jackson, 24-year-old guitarist for the Jackson Five singing group. Jackson's wife, Enid, 21, filed suit last month to end the eight-month marriage. A federal judge In Nashville has ruled Billie Jean Berlin who was the wife of country singer-composer Hank Williams Sr. when he died and she has the right to share in copyright renewals of his songs. Williams, who died Jan. 1, 1953, had taken part in three marriage ceremonies with Mrs. 1 Berlin, but at the time of all of them her divorce from a former husband was not yet final. Paramount Pictures' Mahogany, starring Diana Ross, grossed $185,956 in the first six days of its world premiere engagement at the Loews State II and Orpheum theatres in New York City The State II gross was $125,584, a record-breaker for the theatre. The crowds were so great that, for the first time in its history, the theatre scheduled all-night performances on the Friday and Saturday of the first week ' OTTAWA (CP).- Almost 50 dian writers, including Pierre Berton, Margaret Lawrence and W.O.Mitchell, picketed in front ; of a downtown Coles Bookstore Saturday, saying the company is cheating them out of their royal- : ties. The writers says Coles has . been Importing U.S. editions of ; their books and has been selling them at cut-rate prices in direct competition with Canadian editions, i "Coles is conspiring with American publishers to dump books in Canada," G. Gibson, a spokes man for the Writers' Union of Canada told a crowd of spectators Pierre Berton said in an interview that the store was selling a condensed version of his two-volume work on the building of the CPR. neither he nor his Canadian publisher was getting any roya from sales of the American edition in Canada. The store manager said later Coles sells Canadian as well as American versions of books by . Canadian authors. But the American editions sell better because they are less expensive. The hard-cover Canadian editions of The Last Spike and The National Dream by Pierre Berton sell for $12 each, he said. The American edition, a one-volume abridgement of the two books, sells for $7.95 in a hard-cover edition. 5) CATEGORY "X" No One Under 18 Admitted warren beatty julie christie goldie hawn Mm SHOWTIMES;- Mon. -Fit 7:15 4 9:20 2 ACTION PACKED HITS IN : THE Tk FLORISTS; U4 . THE NICKEL RIDE Open 7:15 v Complete Show 7:30 ADULT Language ft Violence Warning .he fought like an army and lived like a kgervd. ' : ' BiBy Jack F.nterpraej preenl. ' LAVISH SWCWOU! 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