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Monday, Dec. 14Lost HorizonDirector Frank Capra’s definitive adaptation of James Hilton’s classic fantasy about a hidden Himalayan utopia stars Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt. (1937) 9:30 p.m., TCM

TuesdayThe Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th DimensionThis quirky sci-fi yarn about a physics genius/rock musician battling alien invaders has a passionate cult following. With Peter Weller and John Lithgow. (1984) 5:30 p.m., IFC

WednesdayThe Big TrailA National Film Registry selection, this sweeping Western epic about a wagon train’s travails on the way west gave John Wayne his first starring role. (1930) 8 a.m., FMC

ThursdayNights of CabiriaFederico Fellini directed his wife, Giulietta Masina, in this neorealist classic about a spunky prostitute’s thorny search for true love. (1957) 10 p.m., Sundance

FridayShaneAlan Ladd plays the title role in George Stevens’ Western about a gunfighter and the young boy who idolizes him. Brandon de Wilde and Jack Palance received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations. (1953) 4 p.m., TCMSaturdayUnforgivenClint Eastwood won a Best Director Oscar for this brooding Western, in which he plays a retired gunfighter weary of bloodshed. Gene Hackman co-stars. (1992) 8 p.m., AMC

SundayThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMaggie Smith won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a charismatic teacher at a Scottish girls’ school. From Muriel Spark’s novel and the subsequent play. (1969) 5 p.m., FMC

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