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Monday, May 18
Brubaker (1980)
Robert Redford plays an idealistic warden who pretends to be an inmate in order to reform a brutal prison. The fact-based drama was Oscar-nominated for its original screenplay. 7:30 p.m., FMC

Tuesday
Stardust (2007)
A beguiling fantasy about a boy who searches a mystic realm for a fallen star, from Neil Gaiman’s novel. The cast includes Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro. 4:45 p.m., Showtime

Wednesday
Mystic River (2003)
Sean Penn and Tim Robbins both won Oscars for director Clint Eastwood’s brooding film version of Dennis Lehane’s novel about murder and childhood secrets. 2 p.m., AMC

Thursday
Chasing Amy (1997)
Ben Affleck stars in this romantic comedy as a comic-book creator infatuated with a free-spirited lesbian. With Jason Lee and Joey Lauren Adams. 8 p.m., IFC

Friday
Outbreak (1995)
An Ebola-like virus threatens the world in this taut, intelligent thriller, starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Morgan Freeman. 8 p.m., AMC

Saturday
Battleground (1950)
Set during the Siege of Bastogne—part of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge—this war film broke new ground in portraying soldiers naturalistically. With Van Johnson and John Hodiak. 8 p.m., TCM

Sunday
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
Hamlet inspired this drama by director Akira Kurosawa. Toshiro Mifune stars as a man out to avenge his father’s death by exposing corporate corruption in postwar Japan. 8 a.m., IFC

 

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