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Screenings in British Film Festival

February 25, 1988|LEONARD KLADY | Following are capsule reviews of screenings in the American Film Institute's BritFest during the UK/LA '88 Festival. All screenings are in the Mark Goodson Theater on the AFI campus in Hollywood

SATURDAY

'THE SELLING OF NODDY' Goodson, 7:30 pm.

The "feel good" film of BritFest. A documentary of the recent attempt to market Enid Blyton's beloved children's book character Noddy in the United States and the even more bizarre story of the late, prolific author's life (she wrote more than 700 books). The juxtaposition between the two threads is hilariously, if unintentionally, funny. It's easy to imagine the effort as a gigantic hoax concocted by Monty Python, but it's all true and told with delicious dead-pan seriousness.

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