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From hippie to hiphop, Romeo and Juliet is always being remade with an eye to the latest youth-culture phenomena. This short AFI series starts today with the lyrical 1968 film of Shakespeare’s love story, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, who’s also directing the version of Gounoud’s Roméo and Juliette being staged down the hall at the Opera House. Upcoming are Baz Luhrmann’s ’90s-hip DiCaprio/Danes version (Nov. 18 at 8:30 p.m.), George Cukor’s 1937 rendition (Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.), and the film of Broadway’s West Side Story, one of the first examples of mainstream-’60s underclass chic (Nov. 23 at 3:15 p.m.). At 1 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s American Film Institute Theater. $6.50. (202) 785-4600. (Mark Jenkins)