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Walter Bernstein had written only one screenplay when he was blacklisted, and though he went on to pen The Magnificent Seven (for which he was not credited) and Fail Safe, his most enduring script may turn out to be the one about his own experience: The Front, the 1976 film in which Woody Allen played a man who fronted for blacklisted screenwriters. Now Bernstein (pictured, center, with Allen and blacklisted director Martin Ritt) has written a book, Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist, and is mixing media to tell his story. In this Smithsonian Associates lecture the author will intersperse readings from his new book with clips from the 20-year-old film. At 8 p.m. at Ripley Center Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $13. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (Mark Jenkins)