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Japanese children still attend extremely rigid schools, but once they leave them they’re subject to many of the same distractions as Western kids. Director Jun Ichikawa’s No Life King contrasts the monochromatic school days of three boys with the riot of color and activity they encounter in video games; according to the Sackler’s notes, “the film reveals their desperate, misplaced yearning for spiritual life.” At 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-3200. (MJ)