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#t ,r The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana April 26, 1991 A Entertainment ] I I Reviews of 'Rocky' 'Sr. Thea' 'Bonfire of the Vanities' NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are home videocassette reviews from the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting. Rocky V" (1990) When brain damage forces Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) to retire from the ring, he tries a new career as a manager but in the process neglects his wife PBS documentary offers solutions The Evansville Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., is encourag- ing the viewing of a one-hour documentary on public televi- sion, Saturday, May 4. The pro- gram, "From the Bottom Up," will be aired by WNIN TV, Channel 9, at 8 p.m. "This documentary offers viewers an opportunity to visit places they might never venture -- not exotic lands, but poor and low-income communities in our country, such as the strife-ridden South Bronx, the Texas-Mexico border region called the Colonias, and the small rural Minnesota town of Embarrass," according to an ECHO newsletter. "The program is not a catalogue of problems, however, but a celebration of solutions," continued the newsletter. "The people who live in these and other com- munitie ae turning to each other to rebuild thmr homes thefr streets, their neighborhoods -- and their lives -- in a movement that has come to be known as "Com- munity Based Development." "From the Bottom Up" is the culmination of a two-year pro- (Talia Shire) and son (Serge Stallone) until a startling blow from his protege (Tommy Mor- rison) brings him to his senses. As scripted by Stallone and directed by John Avildsen, there's still energy and brutality left in the sequel formula which in this round concentrates on preserving family values despite the loss of material goods. Graphic boxing violence. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A- III -- adults. The Motion Pic- ture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (MGM/UA, $92.98) "Sr. Thea, Her Own Story: A Video Autobiography" (1991) The life and witness of Sister Thea Bowman, who died in 1990 at age 51 is recounted largely in her own words and the recollections of those who were her friends and co- workers. Her gifts as an African-American nun, teacher, evangelist and gospel singer are demonstrated through film clips, the most remarkable of which show her addressing the 1989 meeting of the U.S. Catholic bishops on the church as a family of all races and cultures -- a presentation that visibly moved the assembly. Sister Thea's joy of life, love of God, pride of heritage and com- mitment to interracial solidarity live on in this 50-minute video that should be shared with Catholic Communications Campaign ject by Jeff Spitz. Former Con- The 1991 poster for the Catholic Communications Campaign em- gresswoman Barbara Jordan is Ihasizes the " ower to choose," because the campaign funds  ,the narmtor. ....... , ,',,: ,'' :, ,,,-wmjet'mOeprsCkristmmptples, .... .......... every member of the family. (Oblate Media, 5901 W. Main St., Suite A, Belleville, Ill. 62223, $29.95) "The Bonfire of the Vanities" (1990) When a wealthy Wall Street broker (Tom Hanks) and his mistress (Melanie Griffith) ac- cidentally run over a black youth in the Bronx, a desperate newspaper reporter (Bruce Willis) helps turn the ensuing court case into a political hot potato and media circus. Producer-director Brian De Palma has turned Tom Wolfe's satirical best seller into a nasty, . overblown and very vulgar : comedy having little human dimension. Many sexual references, racial epithets and rough language. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica" tion is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture AssociatiorJ of America rating is R J /! restricted. (Warner, $92.95) German American Bank We Make Friends For Life JASPER, INDIANA "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" Miller & Miller 424-9274 Low, Fixed Rates For Term Life Insurance Guaranteed For Ten Years These low premiums will remain level for 10 yearL $100,000 Face Amount Male Female Age Nonsmoker Smoker Nonsmoker Smoker 30 $161 $ 252 $120 $184 40 205 406 168 340 50 390 820 266 567 60 790 1,606 459 965 Cost per $1,000 decreases at higher levels of protection For additional information clip and return the coupon below. I I ,I Ne I THE RARTHEL I.BAGENCY i Px 3 i 101 Court Suite 211 Evansville, IN 47708 CALL: 423-7716