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Montrose Voice, No. 337, April 10, 1987 - File 020. 1987-04-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 10, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/7879/show/7869.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 337, April 10, 1987
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date April 10, 1987
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript APRIL 10, 1987 /MONTROSE VOICE 19 Spalding Gray Dives Into 'Cambodia' Houston Screens by Bill O'Rourke Montrose Voice It's easy to describe Swimming to Cambodia. The difficulty comes in catching the spirit of the piece. Essentially, a man who played a small role in The Killing Fields sits behind a desk and tells us about his experiences with and around the film. This may not sound too exciting to most of us, but people who loved My Dinner with Andre might be salivating already. This is, however, a movie of style and substance. Some may have seen Spalding Gray in person. He has performed in Houston. Before becoming Spalding Gray, the performance artist, he worked for a year at the Alley. More recently, he has been back in his present unique style, even with the two evening monologue from which this movie is condensed. Why didn't somebody drag me to this man's shows before? It's not the kind of thing I would have willingly chosen for myself. I even resisted The Gods Mast poetry. There are three stories in this film. The tale of how he got the job in Killing Fields is engrossing, but it is the least interesting of the three. He also searches for that "perfect moment" that sums up and yet transcends the entire experience of his trip. Following his "dark angel," he has several near misses, but finally finds it. It is exhiler- ating and spooky all at once. Some of the most powerful moments come not from his personal experiences but from what he has found out about the bombing of Cambodia. He tells about it from the point of view of the Cambodians. It becomes a harrowing but inspiring vision worthy to stand beside Goliad and the Alamo. Heroes for freedom and enlightenment take a brave stand which is doomed to failure when they are abandoned by the United States. This is not quite like Gray's stage show. Besides being condensed, director Jonathan Demme has opened it up just Ann Magnuson and John Malkovich in "Making Mr. Right' Be Crazy. This man is, at times, delightfully funny, eerily menacing, regretfully rueful, heart-warmingly philosophical—a really great raconteur. Or, as he calls himself, a "poetic repor- a little and done some very interesting things with camera angles. Laurie Anderson underpinned it with an evocative score, too. The film is 87 minutes long. It felt like Todd (John Dye, left)^ relentlessly hounds Brett (Steve Lyon) to convince him to pose for Todd's all-male student pin-up calendar in "Campus Man" ter." His imagery—the way he bounces words off one another, the way he plays with the sounds of the language, his imitations of people (accents, facial expressions, philosophies)—really are a little over a half hour. This show is obviously not for everyone, but it is for a lot more than many might think. If you're on the fence about going, let me push you into it. It's not only worthy, it's fun! Spalding Gray talks about war in "Swimming to Cambodia" a Film Clips The Houston International Film Festival, opening April 16, will feature a major retrospective of the works by director John Huston, including a personal appearance by this famed director of Key Largo, African Queen, and Moby Dick. The Rice Media Center is hosting a festival of post-wave Canadian cinema this week, April 11-13. □ Curtain Up Aristocats-reissue of the Walt Disney animated feature. Athens, Ga/ Inside-Out (River Oaks, 10 & 11)—rock with R.E.M. and the B- 52's Campus Man—the making of a male pin-up calendar. Dr. Strangelove (River Oaks, 15 & 16) Making Mr. Right—Susan Speidel- man (Desperately Seeking Susan) directed this reverse Pygmalian, with a female image consultant hired to humanize a handsome android. Partisans of Vilna (Greenway III) Raising Arizona—an "adopted" baby gets kidnapped by someone else. The Best of Jay Ward (River Oaks, 12-14) The Secret of Success Three for the Road—Charlie Sheen Swimming to Cambodia (Belair, 10) □ One Night Stands L'Armata Brancaleone (MFA, 10)— Brancaleone's Army Man of Aran; How the Myth Was Made (Rice Media Center, 10) Memoirs; Mother's Meat and Freud's Flesh (Rice MC, 10)—the punk side of Montreal; "A young porno film actor can't get physical with women because he associates all of them with this mother. His psychiatrist attempts to hypnotize Mom into thinking she's a man so that the actor will give up men." Per Grazia Ricevuta (MFA, 11)— Between Miracles C'est Comme Une Peine D'Amore (Rice MC, 12, 2:00 p.m.)—an attempt at an emotional, non-political, non- moralistic view of abortion Divorzio AllTtaliana (MFA, 12)— Divorce Italian Style Next of King; Low Visibility (Rice MC, 12) Crime Wave; Scissere (Rice MC, 13) The Photographer; The Photographers (Houston Center for Photography, 14) —profiles of six photographers, the major focus being Edward Weston Walkman Blues (Goethe Institute, 16)—Alfred Behrens will be on hand to introduce his first feature-length film. Freebies. Ester Vargas, E.J. Sullivan and Demitrios Estdelacropolis are featured in "Mother's Meat and Freud's Flesh,"playing at Rice Media Center April 10
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