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Afi Film Fest: Week 2

March 15, 1987|KEVIN THOMAS 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:

FRIDAY

"Robert Frost" (U.S.A., 1986, 12:30 p.m.). By the time of his death at 89 (in 1963), Robert Frost was America's beloved poet laureate, white-thatched and New England-twangy. Director Peter Hammer and writer Margot Feldman's documentary, part of the New York Center for Visual History's Poetry Film Series, goes a long way toward separating the sentimental public image of Frost with the tough-minded man and artist he actually was. There are astute appraisals of the man and his work by fellow poets, much well-chosen archival materials and much footage on the places where Frost lived and worked during his long life and career. This is an excellent, succinct introduction to a major literary figure. (Shown with "William Carlos Williams.") Recommended.

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