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April 2008 Programming Highlights
*All times listed are Eastern Standard Time
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SPOTLIGHT FEATURES – Highlighted feature films airing on HDNet Movies
Auto Focus – premieres Tuesday, April 1st at 10:05pm
Starring Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson. Directed by Paul Schrader
Blazing Saddles – Sunday, April 6th at 8:00pm
Starring Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Slim Pickens. Directed by Mel Brooks
Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actress: Madeline Kahn and Best Original Song
The Bridge on the River Kwai – premieres Sunday, April 20th at 8:15pm
Starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness. Directed by David Lean
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Actor: Alec Guinness,
Best Supporting Actor: Sessue Hayakawa, Best Music: Scoring, and Best Writing
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:
Alec Guinness
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Supporting Actor: Sessue Hayakawa
Fargo – Saturday, April 5th at 8:15pm
Starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Joel Coen
Academy Award winner for Best Writing and Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best
Supporting Actor: William H. Macy
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Best Director, Best Screenplay and
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Frances McDormand
Fatal Attraction – Saturday, April 5th at 10:00pm
Starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer. Directed by Adrian Lyne
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Actress: Glenn Close,
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Archer
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actress: Glenn Close,
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Archer
For A Few Dollars More – premieres Sunday, April 27th at 8:15pm
Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte. Directed by Sergio Leone

HIGH DEFINITION PREMIERES – Films broadcast in High Definition for the first time on television


See program schedule or HDNet Movies for complete listings of dates and times
Billabong Odyssey
Featuring big wave surfers: Shawn Barron, Layne Beachley, Ken Bradshaw. Directed by Philip Boston
Lightning in a Bottle
Featuring: Aerosmith, Greg Allman, Natalie Cole and more. Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Make It Funky!
Featuring: The Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt and more. Directed by Michael Murphy
Play Misty For Me
Starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills. Directed by Clint Eastwood
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Actress: Jessica Walter
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent
Starring Christopher Walken, Vincent Spano, Dave Buzzotta. Directed by Patrick Lussier
Spartacus (mini-series)
Starring Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen. Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing

NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY – HDNet Movies presents American Films selected by the Library of Congress for historical and
cultural preservation
. For more information on film preservation, visit National Film Preservation Board (Library of Congress) and National Film Preservation Foundation
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The Bridge on the River Kwai
Starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness. Directed by David Lean
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Actor: Alec Guinness,
Best Supporting Actor: Sessue Hayakawa, Best Music: Scoring, and Best Writing
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:
Alec Guinness
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Supporting Actor: Sessue Hayakawa
Blazing Saddles
Starring Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Slim Pickens. Directed by Mel Brooks
Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actress: Madeline Kahn and Best Original Song
Bonnie and Clyde
Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman. Directed by Arthur Penn
Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actress: Estelle Parsons
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Warren Beatty, Best Actress: Faye Dunaway,
Best Supporting Actor: Gene Hackman, Best Supporting Actor: Michael J. Pollard, Best Writing and Best Costume Design
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor: Warren
Beatty, Best Motion Picture Actress, Faye Dunaway, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor: Michael J. Pollard,
Most Promising newcomer: Michael J. Pollard
Fargo
Starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Joel Coen
Academy Award winner for Best Writing and Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best
Supporting Actor: William H. Macy
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Best Director, Best Screenplay and
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Frances McDormand
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles. Directed by John Ford
Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design

Midnight Cowboy
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles. Directed by John Schlesinger
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing
Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Actor: Jon Voight, Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Miles,
Best Film Editing
Golden Globe Award winner for Most promising newcomer: Jon Voight
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:
Dustin Hoffman, Best Motion Picture Actor: Jon Voight, Best Supporting Actress Brenda Vaccaro and Best Screenplay
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield. Directed by Milos Foreman
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher,
Best Writing,
Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Supporting Brad Dourif
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:
Jack Nicholson, Best Motion Picture Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Screenplay and Best Acting Debut: Brad Dourif
Rebel Without a Cause
Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo. Directed by Nicholas Ray
Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor: Sal Mineo, Best Supporting Actress: Natalie Wood and Best Writing
The Wild Bunch
Starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan. Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Writing
In Retro – Memorable Classic movies airing Sunday Nights
Blazing Saddles – Sunday, April 6th at 8:00pm
Starring Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Slim Pickens. Directed by Mel Brooks
Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actress: Madeline Kahn and Best Original Song
Rio Bravo – Sunday, April 6th at 9:35pm
Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. Directed by Howard Hawks
The Spirit of St. Louis – premieres Sunday, April 13th at 8:05pm
Starring James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith. Directed by Billy Wilder
Academy Award nomination for Best Effects – Special Effects
The Man From Laramie – premieres Sunday, April 13th at 10:30pm
Starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp. Directed by Anthony Mann
The Bridge on the River Kwai – premieres Sunday, April 20th at 8:15pm
Starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness. Directed by David Lean
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Actor: Alec Guinness,
Best Supporting Actor: Sessue Hayakawa, Best Music: Scoring, and Best Writing
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:
Alec Guinness
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Supporting Actor: Sessue Hayakawa
For A Few Dollars More – premieres Sunday, April 27th at 8:15pm
Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte. Directed by Sergio Leone
The Wild Bunch – Sunday, April 27th at 10:30pm
Starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan. Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Writing

ART HOUSE CINEMA – Independent films, foreign films and documentaries airing Tuesday Nights

Without Limits – premieres Tuesday, April 1st 8:00pm
Starring Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter. Directed by Robert Towne
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Donald Sutherland
Auto Focus – premieres Tuesday, April 1st at 10:05pm
Starring Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson. Directed by Paul Schrader
Lightning in a Bottle – premieres Tuesday, April 8th at 8:00pm
Featuring: Aerosmith, Greg Allman, Natalie Cole and more. Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Make It Funky! – premieres Tuesday, April 8th at 10:00pm
Featuring: The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino (archive footage), Bonnie Raitt and more. Directed by Michael Murphy
The Butcher Boy – premieres Tuesday, April 15th at 8:00pm
Starring Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen. Directed by Neil Jordan
Fargo – Tuesday, April 15th at 10:00pm
Starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Joel Coen
Academy Award winner for Best Writing and Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best
Supporting Actor: William H. Macy
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Best Director, Best Screenplay and
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Frances McDormand
Tsotsi – premieres Tuesday, April 22nd at 8:15pm
Starring Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe. Directed by Gavin Hood
Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
The Sea Inside – Tuesday, April 22nd at 10:00pm
Starring Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar
Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Makeup
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Javier Bardem
The Virgin Suicides – Tuesday, April 29th at 8:15pm
Starring Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods. Directed by Sofia Coppola
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Tuesday, April 29th at 10:00pm
Starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Wes Anderson
The Lovers of the Arctic Circle – late night Tuesday, April 29th at 1:45am
Starring Najwa Nimri, Fele Martinez, Nancho Novo. Directed by Julio Medem

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