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Best known as a cinematographer for Belgian avant-gardist Chantal Akerman, Babette Mangolte subsequently became a director herself. “The Films of Babette Mangolte,” a two-day miniretrospective, includes four of her films and two she shot in the ’70s for others, Yvonne Rainer’s eclectic Film About a Woman Who… (Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m.) and Akerman’s static News From Home, shown with Mangolte’s own The Camera (Sunday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.). The filmmaker will introduce today’s program, which features Visible Cities, a study of Southern California’s sprawling suburbs; The Sky on Location, a “personal meditation on the landscape of the American West”; and Four Pieces by Morris, based on ’60s performance pieces by Robert Morris. At 2 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th & Constitution NW. FREE. (202) 737-4215. (MJ)