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Now Playing: THE QUIET AMERICAN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and BARTON FINK

This week, around the 10 year anniversary of our last large-scale military foray into a foreign land, let’s think back to lessons not learned from an earlier conflict. We’ve got Michael Caine starring in a film that explores the ethical morass surrounding even the early days of the Vietnam War, in a sleeper of a film that shouldn’t be missed. And don’t forget our four other featured films this week, including Robert Downey Jr. in a career-making performance, an early Coen brothers classic and more.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
Carla (Heather Graham) and Lou (Natasha Gregson Wagner) meet outside their respective boyfriends’ loft as they wait for him to come down. Soon, they realize they’re waiting for the same guy – Blake (Robert Downey Jr.) who’s been leading a double life. Fireworks are sure to follow.

TWO GIRLS AND A GUY, this week on OFFICIAL SELECTION, Wednesday at 8PM


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.
“I will show you the life of the mind!” Joel and Ethan Coen’s early masterpiece centers on an idealistic New York playwright (John Turturro) suffering from writer’s block. When he’s brought to Hollywood to write a formula wrestling film, he becomes stuck trying to elevate the form, soliciting help from his mentor’s secretary (Judy Davis) who he later learns is his ghost writer. When she turns up dead next to him in bed, a frantic Fink must unravel the mystery that centers on his neighbor in the next hotel room (John Goodman).

BARTON FINK, this week on THRILLER THURSDAYS, Thursday at 10PM


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 8PM


LOVER’S LOUNGE
A night of uncut, uncensored, boundary-pushing fare sure to earn its TV-MA.
Four couples go at it like rabbits as they explore the boundaries of sexual gratification. Each story is told in vignette form with a unique blend of comedy and in-your-face sex.

AUTOEROTIC, this week on LOVER’S LOUNGE, Saturday at Midnight


SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
It’s hard not to be swept up in the girl-power appeal of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, airing Sunday at 10P on Sundance Channel with encores next week. It’s a feel-good story that manages to touch on friendship, family and managing to balance your own dreams with your family’s expectations, starring then-up-and-comers Parminder Nagra (ER), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (MATCH POINT) and Keira Knightley (PRIDE & PREJUDICE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, et. al.).

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, this week on SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE, Sunday at 10PM