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.$. The Message  for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana August 2, 1991 ,i Entertainment JWS Service Columnist I DON'T WANT TO CRY the charts. person kee you only bring a stay together when you only bring n. i I ,l REFRAIN: I don't wanna cry/Don'twanna She wants to find a way to end the relation, tae love cry/Nothing in e world/Could take us ship, because "baby, I don't wanna cry." " you s n i backo where we used to be/Though Going through such pain is difficult. When to keen r I've given you my heart and souPI must caught in such hn-t, we long to feel alive again, to discar[tel find a way of letting go?'Cause baby, I rediscover a sense of meaning and joy. : 5"'Ise'ach don't wanna cry " when on or let Too far apart to bridge this distance//But some- one, thing keeps us hanging on and on/Pretending not each F to know the ditference/Denying whatwe hadis r moment we're together/It's just break. forever/But ) a (REPEAT REFRAIN} to ask what go after it; av to s ne orboth of at of lov f)rgotten p needs ,. wnon tese ecmc cJ rage, :hen it is time and courageol ly 'Finding the Way Home' provides rewarding entertainment BY HENRY HERX Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS} -- Worth some time with the family is "Finding the Way Home," airing Sunday, Aug. 1i, 9-11 p.m. EDT an ABC. A subdued George C. Scott plays 60-year-old Max Mittel- mann, a hardware-store owner who has fallen on hard times because he hasn't changed with the times. His business is failing be- cause of chain-store competi- tion and the fact that his old customers have long departed the declining neighborhood where the store is located. Max's business woes have also taken their toll on his personal life. His marriage has grown cold and his doc- tor has warned him to slaw down. The final straw is a visit from a city building inspector requiring Max to make major structural repairs on the store or the city will condemn the property. Driving home that night, his mind overwhelmed by his problems, Max narrowly es- capes a collision but winds up in a thicket along a deserted highway. Seeking help, Max comes upon a camp of. Latino farm workers. When Ruben Lazara- do (Hector Elizondo}, the camp's manager, offers to help, Max realizes he can't re- member anything but the car accident and his first name. Elena (Julie Carmen), Ruben's widowed sister-in- law, takes charge of the dis- oriented Max and puts him up for the night. Max stays on in the camp, waiting for some clue as to his identity. He makes him- self useful by fixing things around the camp, an unex- plained talent that everyone appreciates. As the days .pass, the once- harried Max relaxes and be- gins to enjoy life without a past. He feels at home with PBS to air 'Maria's Story' August 13 '"MARIA'S STORY," Aug. 13, PBS The reason why no amount of military force will stop the fighting in El Salvador is to be learned in "Maria's Story," airing Taesday, Aug. 13, 10- 11 p.m. EDT on PBS. The program follows Maria Serrano, a 39-year-old wife "and mothes of three, as she moves thro.lgh the country- side with the FMLN, the guerrilla army at war with the regime in San Salvador. Maria is a cheerful revolu- tionary, making light of the hardships of ltte , from he|icopter gunships and military patrols. After fleeing a mortar at- tack on Christmas Eve, Maria and her comrades march for hours before setting up their camp in a safer area. Clearly exhausted, Maria is able to joke ebout her tired, feet and worn-out footwear: "One day I'm going to change these old boots for the shoes of a lady." Maria comes from a small town which in 1979 was oc- cupied by the national guard. The soldiers massacred all those who didn't flee.'"l never lived in a house again," Maria comments, matter-of- factly. However, she did not join the FMLN until 1987 whel her eldest daughter was caught in an army ambush, killed and horribly mutilated. Produced and directed by Pamela Cohen, Catherine M. Ryan and Monona Wali, the "P.O.V." documentary gives viewers a rare opportunity to understand the issues from the point of view of the anti- government forces. For Maria, being a guerrilla is "not the most wonderful thing in the'world." But fur those who don't have enough to live, it's a question of sur- vival and "if that means pick- ing up a gun, you pick it up." This is a vivid portrait of a woman who is filled with these migrant workers who don't have much but share what they have. The change in Max is so dramatic that when Ruben, who has discovered his busi- ness card, tells him who he is, Max is afraid to go back and face the world he left and still can't remember. This story of a man's get- ting a second chance on life is warmly told and keeps viewers rooting for Max to make it. The simple life and solid values of the Latino migrants is nicely realized. Through Max, one also gets some un- derstanding of the hard phys- ical labor involved in picking crops and the exploitation of undocumented workers. Ruben is a very flawed character but he, like Max, undergoes a transformation of character over the course of the story. In his case, it is the love of a good woman Elena -- which effects the change. The story and the charac- ters are strong enough to make one forget, for instance, why no search has been mounted o find the missing Max. Enjoyed for what it is  a fable about people changing for the good  this show should provide family view- ers with unusually rewarding entertainment. Four ZIEMER'SHEARS Convenient Locations EAST CHAPEt. 800 S. HEBRON AVE. Describing the event, Maria says, "lt revives my rage." Her husband is a peasant farmer who brings in supplies for FMLN units. Their middle daughter works in a medical clinic and the youngest daughter, a 13-year-old, ac- companies her mother with FUNERAL HOME hope for a better future. It is a r:_:  pr00.planninl00 future she is willing to die Because you care for. ' ..., One gets the sense that it [.-'" was for the Marias of El Sal- " " 4 vador that Archbishop Oscar Charles H arowmno Jean B,owmnc-HeSlor Romero gave his support and FUMERAL BITOA FUNERAl. OlAECIOA he guerrillas, his life. (FaIh). ..... IDauihler) _ t i