SIX FILMS by French documentarian Raymond Depardon -- a protege and Magnum Photos colleague of the late Henri Cartier-Bresson -- will be shown at the National Gallery of Art Saturday and next Sunday. "Untouched by the West" ("Un Homme sans l'Occident"), Depardon's 2002 adaptation of the Diego Brosset novel "Sahara," will be shown along with the experimental essay on photojournalism "Les Annees Declic" (1983) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. At 2 p.m. Sunday, Depardon's most recent film, "Peasant Profile" ("Profils Paysans: l'Approche"), a portrait of an agricultural community near his home town of Villefranche-sur-Saone, will be shown along with the short films "New York, N.Y." (1983) and "Ten Minutes of Silence for John Lennon" (1981). At 4:30, Depardon's 1996 documentary "Africa: How Is the Pain?" ("Afriques: Comment Ca Va Avec la Douleur?) will unspool.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts will show Depardon's "Empty Quarter: A Woman in Africa" ("Une Femme en Afrique," 1985) at 7 p.m. Sept. 7, and La Maison Francaise will screen "Emergencies" ("Urgences," 1987) at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Reservations for those screenings are required; for more information call 202-783-7370 and 202-944-6091, respectively.

-- Ann Hornaday

At the National Gallery of Art's East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street at Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Call 202-842-6799 or visit


THE LABOR DAY CONCERT by KanKouran West African Dance Company has become as much a part of end-of-summer tradition as shelving those white shoes. For the past 21 years, this event has been a key fundraiser for this galvanizing troupe, as well as its chief local showcase. But this year the focus is a bit different: Titled "Circle of Praise," the program will trace the life of KanKouran's founder and artistic director, Assane Konte. Dance from Cuba and Liberia will be included, as well as a work by New York-based choreographer Ronald K. Brown.

-- Sarah Kaufman

At George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. Saturday at 8 p.m. $25, with discounts available for seniors and students. Call 301-808-6900 or visit


THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK to catch the Hirshhorn's show of photographs by Gabriel Orozco, an installation artist from Mexico City who has lately made it big on the international art scene. His extremely subtle photographs capture tiny moments of peculiarity in the world around us -- an open-air market with a single orange placed on every ramshackle table, or a grand piano showing the vanishing trace of someone's breath on its slick surface. To give a taste of Orozco's slightly more robust, if equally cryptic installations, the Hirshhorn is presenting a feature-length documentary about the artist next Sunday afternoon at 3:30, and then will screen a shorter television segment about him twice on Labor Day.

-- Blake Gopnik

At the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, through Sept. 6. Open daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Call 202-357-2700 or visit