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Movies on TV this week

Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Sept. 21
Sherlock Jr.
Buster Keaton plays a projectionist who fantasizes about being a movie sleuth—and even steps into a movie screen—in this silent gem.
A National Film Registry selection. (1924) 8 p.m., TCM

Tuesday
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tuscany in the late 1800s is the setting for this all-star ­version of Shakespeare’s comedy about fairies and Athenians. Featuring Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer. (1999) 1 p.m., IFC

Wednesday
Murder, My Sweet

Dick Powell, a star of early movie musicals, made the transition to private-eye roles in this fine version of Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. (1944) 6:15 p.m., TCM

Thursday
The Sweet Hereafter

Director Atom Egoyan’s portrait of a small Canadian town devastated by the deaths of 14 schoolchildren won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. With Ian Holm. (1997) 12:45 a.m., IFC

Friday
Two for the Road

Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn are well paired in this portrait of a sometimes-rocky marriage, set to a lovely Henry Mancini score. (1967) 4 p.m., FMC

Saturday
Dances With Wolves

Seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Director, went to Kevin Costner’s epic Western about a cavalry officer who joins the Sioux. (1990) 4 p.m., AMC

Sunday
Fargo

A phony kidnapping scheme goes awry in Ethan and Joel Coen’s dark crime comedy, which garnered Frances McDormand a Best Actress Oscar. (1996) 8 p.m., IFC

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