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The most popular band never to become truly popular in the United States, ABBA was a phenomenon on the scale of the Beatles—at least in Europe. So naturally the quartet got its own A Hard Day’s Night, a pseudo-documentary about a DJ’s desperate attempts to interview the band while it was on an Australian tour. Made in 1977, ABBA: The Movie is more in the mode of Herman’s Hermits’ Hold On than the two Beatles features or the Dave Clark Five’s Having a Wild Weekend. Still, it has some moments of Richard Lester-like wit, as well as such ABBA hits as “Dancing Queen” and “The Name of the Game.” Ironically, the person associated with the film who went on to major success in the United States is not named Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Björn, or Benny. It’s director Lasse Hallström, who subsequently made Chocolat and The Cider House Rules. ABBA: The Movie screens at 7 p.m. at the Library of Congress’ Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Third Floor. Free. (202) 707-5677. (Mark Jenkins)