The week's most unusual film event is Saturday's showing of two works by James Ivory, listed in Peter Cowie's standard "International Film Guide" as one of this year's five outstanding directors. Just why, I'm not sure, but any film titled Helen. Resnais's documentary on the concentration camps, Night and Fog. Two sides of what that strange dream was like.
The Orson Welles continues its festival of cartoons, while in Boston Woody Allen's latest, Sleeper, is opening on Dec. 19. No less than Groucho Marx has praised the King of the Wimps as the greatest.
Harvard Epworth concludes the fall's Rossellini series with Socrates, in the middle of which I once fell asleep. But wake up for that hemlock scene.