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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, May 16The MatrixTrendsetting effects and action sequences highlight this franchise-launching sci-fi thriller, which stars Keanu Reeves as a computer hacker thrust into a war against a malevolent artifi­cial intelligence. (1999) 8 p.m., AMC

Tuesday, May 17The China SyndromeThis thriller about a cover-up at a U.S. nuclear plant came out only days before the Three Mile Island accident. Stars Jack Lemmon and Jane Fonda were both nominated for Oscars. (1979) 12:30 p.m., Encore

Wednesday, May 18A WeddingA wedding during which little goes as planned provides a vehicle for Robert Altman to satirize 1970s mores. His ensemble includes Carol Burnett and Mia Farrow. (1978) 5:30 p.m., FMC

Thursday, May 19The Petrified ForestHumphrey Bogart became a star playing a fugitive who holds a diner’s patrons hostage in the stage version of this noir drama. He reprises the role here, with Leslie Howard and Bette Davis in the lead roles. (1936) 7:45 a.m., TCM

Friday, May 20Field of DreamsKevin Costner plays an Iowa farmer who builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield at the behest of a disembodied voice. With James Earl Jones. (1989) 6:10 p.m., Encore

Saturday, May 21Cat PeopleA young woman contends with an ancient curse in this tour de force of atmospheric suspense from producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur. (1942) 8 p.m., TCM

Sunday, May 22HeathersThis cult comedy about a high school clique won an Independent Spirit Award. Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty star. (1989) 8:45 p.m., IFC

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