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Afi Film Festival

March 12, 1987|--LEONARD KLADY

The AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles will open its regular daily screening schedule today and continue through March 28. Today's screenings are at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave.

TODAY'S SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m.--" '38" (Austria, 1986; director: Wolfgang Glueck)

3 p.m.--"Genesis" (see above)

5:30 p.m.--"Means and Ends" (see above)

7:30 p.m.--"The Puppetoon Movie" (U.S.A., 1986; producer: Albert Leibovit)

9:30 p.m.--"Man Facing Southeast" (Argentina, 1986; director: Eliseo Subielo)

Capsule reviews of films in today's program were given in Sunday's Calendar with the exception of "Genesis" and "Means and Ends," prints of which were not available for previewing.

"MEANS AND ENDS"

U.S.A., 1987, 5:30 p.m. The weighty question pondered in this film about making movies is: Do the ends justify the means? The answer here is a resounding no . Nonetheless, there's great promise in this yarn about three young movie makers invading a small, economically depressed Illinois town. They tell the local elders they're making an old-fashioned social comedy when, in fact, the film is nothing more than an inane teen-age romp. A funny concept bogged down in its artistic angst.

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