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Afi Film Fest: A Window On Some Far Shores : Saturday

March 08, 1987|LEONARD KLADY and All AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles events will take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are available at Ticketron, Teletron and at the box office one hour before showtime. Information: (213) 520-2000 , 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and | Klady is a Los Angeles - based film writer and reviewer. and

"Ping Pong" (Great Britain, 1986, 5:30 p.m.). A young woman becomes embroiled in London's Chinese underworld when she's hired to administer the last testament of a former crime czar. Part thriller, part romance, heavily atmospheric and totally fascinating, this first film by Po-chih Leong proves worthy of wading through some murky narrative stretches. Ultimately the film, marginally concerned with the mystery, serves up a richly textured portrait of a transplanted society caught between tradition and transition. Recommended.

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