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

March 08, 1987|SHEILA BENSON and Note: "Gothic" has been withdrawn by its producers in Great Britain. 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

"Fatherland" (Great Britain, 1986, 7:30 p.m.). Directed by Ken Loach, with photography by Chris Menges, the marvelously well-acted "Fatherland" traces the odyssey of an East Berlin singer of protest songs who moves to the West. Part political thriller, part razor-keen depiction of high-life in the record business in today's divided Berlin, the film moves from Germany to England as its hero searches for his father, a political emigre from Berlin 30 years before him. If Gerulf Pannach (whose own, excellent songs are used) seems an unlikely leading man at first, give him time; he becomes utterly mesmerizing by the film's close. Recommended.

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