"Three By Scorsese," a collection of three short films by Martin Scorsese (director of such features as "GoodFellas," "The Color of Money" and Raging Bull") will be presented by the Utah Media Arts Center Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Art Center auditorium, 20 S. West Temple. Admission is $5.
"The Big Shave" is a dark 6-minute comedy about a morning shave that becomes a bloodletting event, set to the tune of Bunny Berigan's "I Can't Get Started." This was made in 1968, two years before Scorsese made his first feature."American Boy" is a documentary about Steven Prince, a friend who had a bizarre but memorable bit part in Scorsese's "Taxi Driver." In the 1978 "American Boy," Prince regales Scorsese and the late character actor George Memmoli with tales of his youth as an Army brat, his term as road manager for a rock band and his subsequent fall into heroin addiction. Neil Young's "Time Fades Away" punctuates Prince's stories.
"ItalianAmerican" is a 1974 documentary in which Scorsese interviews his parents, Catherine and Charles Scorsese, as they discuss a wide range of topics, including their immigrant heritage, the changing face of their New York neighborhood, a "secret" spaghetti sauce and a few personal things about their son, including the chip on his front tooth.
For further information phone the Media Center, 534-1158.