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Epix Will Air ‘Milius’ in January, Alongside a Marathon of John Milius’ Films

Epix Will Air 'Milius' in January, Alongside a Marathon of John Milius' Films

Premium channel Epix acquired the rights to “Milius,” Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson’s film about screenwriter, director and controversial Hollywood personality John Milius, ahead of its screening at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. Today, Epix announced that it will be premiering the film on Saturday, January 11 at 8pm, alongside a day’s worth of films written or directed by Milius, including “Apocalypse Now,” “Dillinger” and “Red Dawn.” The schedule, all times eastern:

9am – Apocalypse Now
11:30am – Red Dawn (1984)
1:30pm – Flight of the Intruder
3:30pm – Dillinger
5:25pm – Apocalypse Now
8pm – Milius
9:45pm – Red Dawn (1984)
11:45pm – Farewell to the King
1:45am – Milius
3:35am – Flight of the Intruder
5:35am – Dillinger

“Milius” follows the title filmmaker from his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School and on to his work on landmark films like “Apocalypse Now,” “Jaws,” “Conan the Barbarian,” “Dirty Harry” and “Red Dawn,” which at the time of its release was considered the most violent film by the Guinness Book of Records and The National Coalition on Television Violence. The doc explores whether the persona of “Milius,” the gun slinging, anti-Hollywood conservative, may have completely overshadowed “John,” the acclaimed writer and director. The film premiered at SXSW in March.

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