MED HONDO'S epic film about an African sorceress-queen's repulsion of French troops in the 19th century, Sarraounia, will be shown for two days only at the Biograph this week. Hondo, a Mauritanian, adapted the film from a novel by Abdoulaye Mamani -- in turn based on real events in central Africa in 1898 -- and shot the film in Burkina Faso. Hondo interweaves legend with superb battle scenes. Along with Black and White in Color, it's one of the few movies about the colonization of Africa that acknowledges an African perspective. Hondo will attend the four screenings to answer audience questions. "Sarraounia" will be shown at 7 and 9:30 Wednesday and Thursday. Admission is $5. 333-2696. The Library of Congress is showing the first 10 Oscar-winning films (1927-1937). Wings, William Wellman's 1927 movie, was shown last Wednesday and Thursday, but you haven't missed: The Broadway Melody (Friday and Monday, 7:30); All Quiet on the Western Front (Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30); and, in the coming weeks, Cimarron, Grand Hotel, Cavalcade, It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Great Ziegfeld and The Life of Emile Zola. 287-5108 for details . . .
Saturday at 6, free at the National Gallery of Art's East Building auditorium, it's Peter Watkins' Edvard Munch . . . At the American Film Institute, there are two Halloween double bills: Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Village of the Damned (at 2:30) and Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (at 8). Call 785-4600. Admission is $4.50 nonmembers, $3.50 members . . .
Monday, it's the regular "I am Eye" film/video screening at d.c. space (celebrating its 10th anniversary). Everyone is invited to bring a film, a video or a dollar. It can be Super-8, 16mm or 3/4-inch videotape. d.c. space features "I am Eye" every first and third Monday of the month. 667-6498 . . . Also on Monday (at 6), at Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Wallace Terry, screenwriter of
The Bloods of 'Nam, a documentary about black vets, will speak about the film and his book of the same name. Free, in Room A5. There will be no screening . . .
AFI shows the Washington premiere of Robert Altman's O.C. and Stiggs Tuesday (6:30) and Wednesday (9:30).