TERESA WRIGHT will attend a screening of William Wyler's The Little Foxes at the American Film Institute Monday at 6:30. Based on the Lillian Hellman play (she also wrote the script), this film was memorable for Bette Davis' performance as Regina Hubbard.
It was shot by Citizen Kane cinematographer Gregg Toland. And among its nine Oscar nominations was Wright's for best supporting actress. Admission for this show only is $6 (for non-members). Wright's films will also be featured in the AFI's January-February cycle, which starts this weekend. Coming up are The Pride of the Yankees (January 11), Mrs. Miniver (January 18) and Shadow of a Doubt (January 25-26). Also in the lineup is a retrospective of Franc ois Truffaut's films (see page 3), independently made films, films by screenwriter Ben Hecht, Taiwanese films and works featuring actor Marcello Mastroianni as well as the music of songwriter Irving Berlin. And the "Preview/Review" series continues with Ingmar Bergman's The Magic Flute, Friday and Sunday (both at 6).
Also on Friday are Second Fiddle with Call Me Madame (containing Berlin's music), as well as Truffaut's The 400 Blows and Stolen Kisses (at 8:30 Friday and Sunday at 2). Ben Hecht's Twentieth Century and Nothing Sacred will be shown Saturday at 8:30, Sunday at 8:15. Saturday, AFI also screens Ettore Scola's We All Loved Each Other So Much (featuring Mastroianni; at 6 and Monday at 9:15). Call 785-4600. Admission is $3.50 (members) and $4.50 (non-members). Check the AFI schedule; there are many others.
The National Archives will be showing Thames Television's 26-part series, "The World at War," narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. It's shown every Thursday and Friday in the Archives Fifth Floor Theater, at noon, free. The series begins Thursday with "Germany -- 1933-1939," and continues Friday (January 8) with "Distant War -- September, 1939-May, 1940." The series runs through April 1. Call 523-3000.
Luis (La Bamba) Valdez's Zoot Suit, his film about the Sleepy Lagoon incident in which 600 Chicanos were arrested for a murder, will be shown free at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday (January 9) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Call 638-3211.
Coming up under the Smithsonian Resident Associates film programs will be films by Max Ophuls and Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (details in an upcoming column).