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Now Playing: LOST IN TRANSLATION, THE FRENCH CONNECTION and THE PLAYER

Never did Sofia Coppola’s signature formula (angst, angst and more angst) feel so genuine and honest as in LOST IN TRANSLATION, one of our featured films this week. It’s the film that helped bring depth and drama to Bill Murray, and put Scarlet Johansson on the map. Now if only there was some way to have fun while stuck in dull and boring Tokyo…

See more of our featured selections this week below!

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe.
Bill Murray (a famous but over the hill American actor – he’s basically playing himself) and Scarlet Johansson (a photographer’s wife) are each trapped in their own separate unsatisfying relationships, but they find themselves marooned alone in a posh Tokyo hotel. Will sparks fly when they meet, or will the reality of their situations continue to weigh on them?

LOST IN TRANSLATION, tonight 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.
Gene Hackman is Popeye Doyle, a blue-collar NYPD detective working a drug case that turns out to have a (wait for it) French connection. Watch it for Hackman in one of his defining performances, and for the classic chase between a car and a subway train through the streets of New York.

THE FRENCH CONNECTION, 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 movie studio executive (Tim Robbins) who’s receiving threatening postcards ends up taking his investigation into the harassment several steps too far. With a wry Hollywood insider subtext mixed with dark satirical comedy, THE PLAYER is partly director Robert Altman’s commentary on the sleazy business of making movies.

THE PLAYER, this week on ROBERT REDFORD PRESENTS, Saturday at 8PM

1001 MOVIES YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
That pottery scene may have made women everywhere swoon, but beyond that there’s an innovative murder mystery at the heart of GHOST. Can a man help his wife solve his own murder after he’s dead? Patrick Swayze aims to try.

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