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Afi Film Fest: The Final Week

March 22, 1987|KEVIN THOMAS

T he following are capsule reviews of this week's screenings at the AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles. Screenings take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, except where noted. Tickets and information: (213) 520-2000 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY

"Black and White in Color" (France/Ivory Coast, 1976, 7 p.m.). Jean-Jacques Annaud's witty, ironic allegory on the folly of war and nationalism, set in French Equatorial Africa in the early days of World War I and involving a comic opera assault on a German outpost across the veldt, which leads to all manner of role reversals and challenged conventions. This 1976 winner of the foreign-language film Oscar is part of the tribute to producer Arthur Cohn. Recommended.

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