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Now Playing: THE WARRIORS, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and RAISING ARIZONA


The late 70′s and early 80′s were not always kind to New York in film – for every MANHATTAN or FAME, we had an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK or THE WARRIORS. We’re featuring that last film this week, a cult classic that achieved that status because it’s both a real expression of the fear we all felt for where the city was headed… but it’s also kind of hilarious. “Warriors – you guys are the big dudes!”

Tune in for more great films this week too – check out our featured lineup below.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
Sofia Coppola’s first major film (and first collaboration with Kirsten Dunst) is a melancholy and beautiful story of five doomed sisters and the neighborhood boys who loved them.

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, 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.
Did New York street gangs really dress up like baseball teams and wear clown makeup in the 1970′s? No. But that’s part of the charm of THE WARRIORS, one of those over-the-top 1970′s caricatures of the city that reflected our fears of urban decay (even if they weren’t entirely realistic). Can you dig it?

THE WARRIORS, 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…
A young chess prodigy is coached to play in the same aggressive style as champion Bobby Fischer, but he resists and tries to find his own way.

SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, 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.
Two girls meet and spend one hot night in a hotel room in the center of Rome. What initially seems a simple one night stand turns into something far deeper, as the girls connect on an emotional level through the night. Julio Medem’s first English film.

ROOM IN ROME, this week on LOVER’S LOUNGE, Saturday at Midnight

1001 MOVIES YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
Lastly this week, we’ve got the Coen brothers’ cult classic RAISING ARIZONA, starring Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter as hapless kidnappers who steal a furniture tycoon’s baby. Not for ransom, mind you — to raise him as their own.

RAISING ARIZONA, this week on 1001 MOVIES YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE, Sunday at 10PM