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Who Is Henry Jaglom?

WHO IS HENRY JAGLOM? (1997, First Run Features, unrated, $29.95) A documentary about filmmaker Henry Jaglom (Eating, Last Summer in the Hamptons) may sound redundant, given that Jaglom frequently dominates his own intensely autobiographical, improvisatory movies. But where Jaglom implicitly celebrates his incessant neediness, this breezy portrait has the wit to juxtapose Jaglom’s friends raving about his generosity with the director donating a VCR — and, whaddayaknow, videocassettes of his films — to a starving artist. No hagiography this; even those who loathe Jaglom’s work may enjoy themselves. B

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