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Now Playing: THE QUIET AMERICAN, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, and THE EXTERMINATING ANGELS plus more Sundance Channel premieres

Leading up to the holidays this year, we’ve got the gift of five fantastic films for you this week including three novel adaptations and three Sundance Channel premieres. It’s a Festivus miracle! Hey, at least we didn’t give you a pink bunny suit like your Aunt Clara always does. Sit back, relax, and celebrate the season with these films and a nice highball of your favorite hard spirit mixed with a thimble of eggnog – what, that’s not how your family drinks it?

MOVIES WE LOVE LUST
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
Only a few short years after morphing from the maniacally screwball alien Mork into a Serious Dramatic Actor, Robin Williams scored his biggest dramatic success (and even an Oscar nom) with his portrayal of John Keating, an English professor who coaches his students to “seize the day” and go against the grain.

DEAD POETS SOCIETY, this week on MOVIES WE LOVE LUST, Sunday at 10:15P

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
A who’s who of indie film celebrity stars in this otherwise tightly wrapped personal story about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, the past leading up to her current predicament told through flashbacks. Robin Wright Penn stars as Pippa Lee, with a supporting cast that includes Winona Ryder, Maria Bello, Monica Bellucci, Alan Arkin, Blake Lively and Keanu Reeves. Adapted by Rebecca Lee from her own novel.

THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE, this week on OFFICIAL SELECTION, Wednesday at 8P

ROBERT REDFORD PRESENTS
An insightful introduction into a diverse array of thought provoking films brought to you by the man who made it all possible… Mr. Robert Redford presents…
Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser and Do Thi Hai Yen star as the three members of a budding love triangle in this adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel set during the early stages of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. Thomas Fowler (Caine) is in Vietnam as an observer, when Alden Pyle (Fraser) arrives to covertly further US interests. In the process, he steals Fowler’s Vietnamese companion, even while his involvement with a local warlord leads to the deaths of numerous innocent victims.

THE QUIET AMERICAN, this week on ROBERT REDFORD PRESENTS, Saturday at 8P

THRILLER THURSDAYS
Turn off the lights and lock the front door every Thursday at 10p as Sundance Channel brings you a unique thriller from genres across the board.
We’ve all had days when we’ve thought our cars were possessed – but luckily, none of us have to drive the 1958 Plymouth Fury called Christine. A true cult classic in every sense, CHRISTINE’s got all the b-grade horror movie bases covered. Classic muscle car: check. Demonic possession of said muscle car: check. Clueless victims: check. Hapless nerd transformed by said possession into vengeful badass: check. One of the more entertaining Stephen King novel adaptations.

CHRISTINE, this week on THRILLER THURSDAYS, Thursday at 10P

LOVER’S LOUNGE
A night of uncut, uncensored, boundary-pushing fare sure to earn its TV-MA.
Filmmaker Frédéric van den Driessche wants to make a film exploring female pleasure. To do that requires, shall we say, “screen tests” of his prospective subjects. This explicit film serves as almost a kind of meta version of itself, existing not just as a film within a film, but the same film within a film, making a point both about the filming of sexual pleasure and about the experience itself. But hey, why overanalyze? Watch it because it’s hot.

THE EXTERMINATING ANGELS, this week on LOVER’S LOUNGE, Saturday at 12:15A