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* A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM - One sunny morning in the late 1950s, fledgling photographer Art Kane decided to take a group photo including all the giants of New York's jazz scene. Not everyone showed up - a 10 a.m. photo session was far from ideal for musicians accustomed to wailing far into the wee hours - but those who did arrive were a legendary lot. They ranged from boppers like Charles Mingus and Dizzy Gillespie to sophisticates like Maxine Sullivan and Count Basie, among many others. Jean Bach's documentary traces the origin and outcome of the event, spicing her account with interviews and performance footage. Delightful from start to finish. (Not rated; ABC Video)

* THE BABYSITTER

Before the lively ''Clueless'' made her famous, Alicia Silverstone starred in this straight-to-video drama. She's a high school girl minding a trio of toddlers while two amorous boys skulk around outside and her middle-aged employer fantasizes about her. Based on a Robert Coover story, the picture offers no great insights, but shows the havoc that can result when macho males give way to lustful thinking. It's skillfully written and directed by newcomer Guy Ferland, and Silverstone proves she's far from a one-movie wonder. The cast includes J.T. Walsh as the householder, Lee Garlington as his wistful wife, and George Segal as their garrulous neighbor. (R; Republic Pictures)

* THE RITE - Ingmar Bergman wrote and directed this claustrophobic TV drama about members of an acting troupe who confront a hypocritical civil servant over accusations that they've violated social taboos with their latest theater piece. Stark and clinical at some moments but expressionistic and even delirious at others, the movie seems torn between social commentary and psychological introspection. In all, it's a good example of how engrossing and infuriating even minor Bergman works can be. Gunnar Bjornstrand and Ingrid Thulin, longtime members of his stock company, play leading roles. (Not rated; Home Vision Cinema)


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