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May 12, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Woody Allen, Francis Coppola, John Huston, Martin Scorsese, Bernardo Bertolucci and more than 50 other key film directors have formed Filmmakers United Against Apartheid, it was announced Monday. The organization intends to make movies part of the United Nations-endorsed cultural boycott of South Africa and will present a petition saying as much to distributors of films made or financed in the United States. Among the members: Elia Kazan, Robert Wise, Paul Newman, Oliver Stone, Arthur Hiller, Alan Pakula, Arthur Penn, Michael Apted, John Avildsen, Paul Mazursky, Herbert Ross, Nicolas Roeg, Martin Ritt and John Landis.

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