A movie about one fucked-up war produced during a different fucked-up war, Oh! What a Lovely War traverses the events of WWI (in which unfortunate coincidence and brazen foolishness conspired to grind up all of Europe's young men) with deep sarcasm and glossy movie-musical aplomb. It's small wonder that in 1969 America was primed for a sour satire about lots and lots of young people dying for king, country, and almost no reason. The film nearly topples under sludgy symbolism, but the final aerial shot of white crosses by the thousands is a sight worth remembering. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 329-2629. 8:30 pm, $9.)

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