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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Sept. 2Burden of DreamsStoried director Werner Herzog goes a bit power-mad in the Amazon jungle in this standout documentary about the making of the 1982 film Fitzcarraldo.(1982) 5:45 p.m., TCM

Tuesday, Sept. 3Tiny FurnitureBefore Girls, Lena Dunham wrote, directed, and starred in this mumblecore-style comedy about a directionless film-studies major trying to navigate the real world.(2010) 10 a.m., Sundance

Wednesday, Sept. 4Life of PiA boy is stranded on an ocean raft with a hungry tiger in Ang Lee’s visually dazzling take on Yann Martel’s best-selling 2001 novel. (2012) 8:30 p.m., HBO

Thursday, Sept. 5Reservoir DogsHold on to your ears while watching Quentin Tarantino’s indie classic about well-dressed jewelry thieves who turn against each other after a botched heist. (1992) 9:25 p.m., Showtime

Friday, Sept. 6Zero Dark ThirtyTwo-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain stars as a determined CIA officer in Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. (2012) 9 p.m., Starz

Saturday, Sept. 7Michael ClaytonGeorge Clooney and Tilda Swinton shine in this acclaimed thriller about a fixer for a high-end law firm who suspects foul play when a former colleague commits suicide. (2007) 8 p.m., Sundance

Sunday, Sept. 8 North by NorthwestThrillers don’t get betterthan this Hitchcock classic, which stars Cary Grant as an adman swept into intrigue when he’s mistaken for a spy.(1959) 10:15 p.m., TCM

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