February 06, 1989 12:00 PM

>TANGO BAR The title refers to a Buenos Aires club where Raul Julia tangos with singer Valeria Lynch, whose affections he long ago alienated from partner Ruben Juarez. The plot is a thin excuse to spin a history of the tango as a haunting amalgam of sadness and sensuality; the dancing is pure pleasure. (Not rated)

VOICES OF SARAFINA! Director Nigel Noble examines the genesis of the Broadway musical hit Sarafina!, which celebrates the 15,000 school kids who joined the 1976 Soweto uprising against apartheid. Images of South Africa and talks with the young blacks who embody these songs of liberation combine for a powerful film. (Not rated)

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