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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Aug. 6
Chicken Run
The team behind Wallace and Gromit crafted this hilarious spoof of The Great Escape, in which chickens hatch a daring plan to break out of their tyrannical farm. (2000) 6:35 a.m., Cinemax

Tuesday, Aug. 7
A Patch of Blue
A black man’s friendship with a blind white girl blossoms into romance in this drama starring Sidney Poitier. Co-star Shelley Winters won a Supporting Actress Oscar. (1965) 6 p.m., TCM

Wednesday, Aug. 8
Thunderheart
Val Kilmer portrays an FBI agent investigating a murder on an impoverished South Dakota reservation. Sam Shepard and Graham Greene co-star. (1992) 10:30 p.m., AMC

Thursday, Aug. 9
Bride and Prejudice
Jane Austen gets a Bolly-wood makeover in this musical about a young Indian woman, her three sisters, and an arrogant but attractive American. Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson star. (2004) 8:30 a.m., IFC

Friday, Aug. 10
What Would Jesus Buy?
Produced by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), this lively documentary follows a performance artist’s quixotic quest to wean America from Christmas commercialism. (2007) 11 a.m., Sundance

Saturday, Aug. 11
J. Edgar
Leonardo DiCaprio earned a Golden Globe nomination in the title role of Clint Eastwood’s portrait of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. (2011) 8 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Aug. 12
Swing Time
This Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musical includes several of their greatest dance numbers, including “Never Gonna Dance.” (1936) 9:45 p.m., TCM

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