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In 1957, Douglas Sirk adapted Pylon, one of William Faulkner’s lesser novels, as a Hollywood potboiler with the suitably Sirkian title of The Tarnished Angels. Acclaimed art-world documentarian Marco Agostinelli had something less conventional in mind when he made Pylon: Homage to William Faulkner 40 years later. The 48-minute 1998 film juxtaposes images of the work of 12 contemporary sculptors with passages from Faulkner’s novel about high passions among a troupe of aerial barnstormers. The evocative depiction of sculpture is Agostinelli’s speciality, and the idea here is to make the pieces themselves become characters from the book, a notion that’s as melodramatic in its way as anything Sirk ever conceived. At noon at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 842-6799. (Mark Jenkins)