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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, May 2
Norma Rae
Sally Field won a Best Actress Oscar for Martin Ritt’s fact-inspired drama about a feisty textile factory worker who tries to unionize her shop. (1979) 9 a.m., AMC

Tuesday, May 3
The Virgin Queen
Bette Davis played Elizabeth I for a second time in this well-mounted historical drama. Richard Todd co-stars as Sir Walter Raleigh. (1955) 10 a.m., FMC

Wednesday, May 4
Walkabout
Abandoned in the Australian Outback, a girl and boy survive with the help of a young Aborigine. The film poetically contrasts the purity of the wilderness with the corruption of civilization. (1971) 1 p.m., IFC

Thursday, May 5
You Can’t Take It With You
James Stewart, Jean Arthur, and Lionel Barrymore star in Frank Capra’s hit adaptation of 1937’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play about an eccentric family. Capra took home Oscars for both Best Director and Best Picture. (1938) 8:45 a.m., TCM

Friday, May 6
Kiss Me Deadly
Ralph Meeker portrays Mickey Spillane’s brutish private eye Mike Hammer in this blistering film noir classic from director Robert Aldrich. (1955) 8 p.m., TCM

Saturday, May 7
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Comic-book fantasy and young romance merge in this tale of a rock musician who must defeat seven super-powered ex-boyfriends to win the girl of his dreams. Michael Cera stars. (2010) 7 p.m., HBO

Sunday, May 8
Salt
Angelina Jolie’s star power carries this far-fetched but entertaining action thriller, in which Jolie plays a CIA officer unjustly accused of being a Russian double agent. With Liev Schreiber. (2010) 6:20 p.m., Starz

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