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Afi Film Fest: Week 2

March 15, 1987|MICHAEL WILMINGTON 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 show time. Information: (213) 520-2000 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and

L istings and commentary for Week 2 of the American Film Institute Film Festival of Los Angeles, which runs through March 26:

WEDNESDAY

"Hart Crane" and "Langston Hughes" (U.S.A., both 1986, 6 p.m., Barnsdall Gallery Theater, free). These two literary portraits--directed by Lawrence Pitkethly (Crane) and St. Clair Bourne (Hughes)--have occasional flaws of overreaching or clumsiness; probably no one but Ken Russell can get away with pantomimed depictions of an artist's life inserted into a documentary. But they're notable because the makers delve more deeply than usual into the craft of poetry, and because their subjects are fascinating: Crane, the suicidal and gay candy manufacturer's son, with his passionate Whitmanesque-Elizabethan lyrics; and Hughes, the gentle Harlem crusader and towering black literary lion. Recommended.

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