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Sundance Channel to Air '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' Weekly Series of Classic, Indie and Foreign Films

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 25, 2013 at 1:16PM

The Sundance Channel has teamed up with Barron's Educational Series to bring the popular film compendium "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" to the small screen in a new weekly series. Every Sunday, Sundance Channel will air a classic Hollywood, independent or foreign film featured in the latest edition of the book.
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"Black Swan"
"Black Swan"

The Sundance Channel has teamed up with Barron's Educational Series to bring the popular film compendium "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" to the small screen in a new weekly series. Every Sunday, Sundance Channel will air a classic Hollywood, independent or foreign film featured in the latest edition of the book.

This Sunday kicks off with Darren Aronofsky's brilliant psychological doppelganger thriller "Black Swan," starring Natalie Portman in the role that won her an Oscar in 2011. Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia," starring Tom Hanks (who won the Best Actor Oscar) and Denzel Washington, screens on August 4, with Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" screening on August 11, in time for the theatrical release of Blomkamp's follow-up "Elysium."

The series will unspool for at least the next couple of years. You can check out the full schedule here.

This article is related to: Television, TV News, SundanceTV, Black Swan


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.