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Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University Students Association. Volume 40, Number 3. March 14, 1977.

Varsity Films

Varsity Films

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Tu, 15th, 2.15pm

An anti fascist polemic and police thriller about a fanatical police chief who commits murder to demonstrate his own inviolability before the law.

Director, Elio Petri, exposes the rituals of police procedure and the fascist behaviour of the police department. He takes as his text a sentence from Kafka's The Trial: "Whatever impression he may give us, he is a servant of the Law, and therefore he belongs to the Law and is beyond human judgment."

A film with a theme that is becoming more and more relevant to New Zealand by the minute.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid W, 16th, 5.00pm

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were real life turn of the century outlaws who in 1905 picked up their saddlebags along with Sundance's mistress (a schoolteacher named Etta Place) and left the shrinking American West to start a new life, robbing banks in Bolivia.

This was a tremendously hilarious and successful film which started a run of comedies run on similar lines, (for example Alias Smith and Jones).

The stars were Paul Newman as Butch' and Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid with Katherine Ross his mistress. Director: George Roy Hill.

Fillmore (East) Th, 17th, 2.15pm.

Shot at the last concert at the Fillmore East Stadium. Show the preparation before the concert and talks with many of the bands. Bands include Santana. Hot Tuna and other great West American bands.