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SATURDAY & SUNDAY
The American Film Institute offers another fleeting glimpse of life in the former Yugoslavia with two screenings of this 1997 film by Dmitrie Osmanli. The ambiance is reportedly Felliniesque at the Skopje garbage dump, where corrupt politicians, philosophically minded trashmen, an ex-Communist newsreel fan (Meto Yovanovski, pictured), a glass-blower, and (of course) a circus clown all meet. Set in the country controversially known as Macedonia (not to be confused with the nearby region of Greece), Angels of the Dumps was adapted from a novel by the director’s father, Tomislav Osmanli. The younger Osmanli will appear to introduce the two-hour film at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and 8:15 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the American Film Institute Theater, Kennedy Center. $6.50. (202) 785-4600. (Mark Jenkins)