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Now Playing: CONFIDENCE, RESCUE DAWN and A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

Sundance patriarch Robert Redford makes two appearances on our list this week (or three, counting his regular weekly pick) – one as actor and one as director. We’ve also got Christian Bale doing some serious method acting, a young Brad Pitt showing off that winning smile, and a real sleeper hit starring Ed Burns and Dustin Hoffman.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
Robert Redford directed this coming-of-age period drama set in rural Montana. Two boys – both sons of a Presbyterian minister – grow up together, taking divergent paths. One’s a studious, respectable young man; the other a reckless gambler. Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffer play the lead roles.

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, 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.
The life of a con man is never easy… particularly when you pick the wrong mark. When Jake Vig (Edward Burns) swindles a crime boss’s (Dustin Hoffman) accountant, he ends up needing to make a deal for his life – the most epic con of all time. Can he pull it off? The stakes couldn’t be any higher.

CONFIDENCE, 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…
Werner Herzog directs this true story of a green US fighter pilot caught behind enemy lines in Laos during the Vietnam War. When Dieter (Christian Bale) learns his captors intend to kill him and their other prisoners, he organizes an escape plan. But with nothing but enemy-held jungle surrounding them, how can they possibly succeed? Christian Bale reportedly lost an astounding 63 pounds during shooting for this film.

RESCUE DAWN, 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.
On the eve of his third marriage, a recovering sex addict recounts how his penchant for prostitutes destroyed his previous relationships. Told with a dry wit and self-deprecating sense of humor, this autobiographical documentary is both funny and poignant.

I AM A SEX ADDICT, this week on LOVER’S LOUNGE, Saturday at 12:45AM

SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
Robert Redford is Roy Hobbs, a middle-aged baseball player previously unknown in the big leagues. When he comes out of nowhere to turn around a team of losers, everyone wonders if it’s a divine talent. A magical bat made from a lightning-struck tree may have something to do with it.

THE NATURAL, this week on SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE, Sunday at 10PM