Graduate Students Call On 'U
To Prevent Police ^Intrusions'
Officers o( M Graduate j sity officials lo preview it (and)
Student AsMii::; issued a make recommendations c o n-
slatement yesterday describing cerning its use . . .
the^illP'LK^ty as "an exhibitor "Graduate Student Council
of^tny of th^ films shown by j calls upon:
th^Cinema Guild." ' "The Washtenaw C o u n ! y
ally tou'e*T[flTr^P" 1 a in ; :' •
Creatures." which was confis-
cated by Ann Arbor police while
being shown last Wednesday in
Architecture Auditorium. Three;
U-M sti •' •" •ind one faculty!
memlx-i ,1' narged with vi-
olating a state law that makes j
it a Circuit Court misdemeanor;.
"show obscene, lewd, filthy ;
;d indecent motion pictures." i
Graduate Student Assembly J
:iiims about 40 active mem-
bers rpr- ""'"ig most colleges ,
)f the its president is
Jte^A. Ashmali, 222 N. Seventh. |
gine statement urges the ['ni-
''ersity "to negotiate directly
vith law-enforcement officers
nd the prosecutor's office to
.rcvent future intrusions upon
cademic freedom and the free- <
om of expression within this ;
cademic community." *
The statement also says: ;
"The finances of Cinema'
.uild arc handled by the (U-M) -
' 'ident Organizations Office
id University facilities and '
crsonnel are used for exhibit-
ig Cinema Guild films . . .1
.ie presence of 'Flaming Crca- .
ares' on campus for 24 hours
-"ior to its public showing pro- •
;idcd ample time for Univer-
pro.scculor's office and the Annifilm — not the individuals . . .
Ar')orTr»B^e»?I^srptiT-¥ei1tQAyj "The University to file friend
immecnaT(fty WTthWa-w tire'
of the court briefs in appropri-
ent charges if action ^'^'cour[^ot [aw"^
1 nought to be necessary it . .
should be brought against the "r\() elective definition of ob- ,
_.__..._,--,--- - scenity exists . . . The basic
; question involved here is not
I the alleged obscene nature of,||
the film; but the rights and ob- •
ligations of a university to en-
'courage and protect intellectual
investigation and expression ,
within an academic communi- ,
Ann Arbor Film Festival
University of Michigan Graduate Student Council
University of Michigan Cinema Guild
University of Michigan - Administration
The Flaming Creatures (Film)
Courts - Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor Police Department
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Ann Arbor News
Roy A. Ashmall
Old Architecture and Design Auditorium