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This week goes up to 11 with the mockumentary – or, if you will, “rockumentary” – that started it all, spawning a new film genre and influencing Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel) to make such later films as WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, BEST IN SHOW and FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. Check it out this Sunday night, and take a look at what else we’ve got in store for our film blocks this week.

DECADES
Forty years of favorite films.
We’re celebrating 90′s week on DECADES, and this week’s DECADES/OFFICIAL SELECTION crossover film is one of the first Hollywood attempts at tackling the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Tom Hanks plays a law partner who’s fired for having the disease; Denzel Washington stars as a prejudiced lawyer who nevertheless agrees to take his case.

PHILADELPHIA, tonight on DECADES and 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.
David Lynch’s seminal road movie stars Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage as a couple on the run from Dern’s domineering mother… and the mob.

WILD AT HEART, 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…
This Australian crime drama mixes complex family dynamics in with the suspense of an organized crime story. When J’s mother dies of an overdose, he’s forced to live with his grandmother and her three criminal sons. Soon a crime war ensues, with J caught in the middle.

ANIMAL KINGDOM, 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.
Who wants to talk about the sex lives of their parents? The French, apparently (well, Paris is the city of love). Watch as three generations of a French family wax poetically about their own sex lives as well as that of others in their family.

SEXUAL CHRONICLES OF A FRENCH FAMILY, 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.
The world’s loudest band is chronicled in Marty DiBergi’s “rockumentary” THIS IS SPINAL TAP. The band’s history from their early shows on the Isle of Lucy to the famous two-word review of their disappointing “Shark Sandwich” to their later period as an experimental jazz trio are represented, along with hits including “Big Bottom”, “Sex Farm Woman” and “Gimme Some Money”.

THIS IS SPINAL TAP, this week on 1001 MOVIES YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE, Sunday at 10PM