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Set Your DVRs! Richard Linklater Presents 3 Favorites on TCM

Set Your DVRs! Richard Linklater Presents 3 Favorites on TCM

Beginning 8pm EST on September 4 — that’s tonigh! — Richard Linklater will present three of his favorite films on Turner Classic Movies.

This summer, Linklater reemerged as an indie success worthy of Hollywood with his 12-years-in-the-making cinematic project “Boyhood.” Between screenings of tonight’s selections, TCM’s Robert Osborne and Linklater will discuss the films and their influence on the director’s decades-long career.

At 8pm, Vincente Minnelli’s “Some Came Running” airs, starring Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, and Dean Martin in a Midwestern, postwar drama based on the James Jones novel.

At 10:30pm, John Huston’s genre-defining noir “The Asphalt Jungle” will play, featuring a star-studded ensemble in this heist-gone-wrong classic.

At 12:45am, Linklater departs from Hollywood with Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman’s “Fanny and Alexander” which renders, like “Boyhood,” life through the eyes of children. The sibling period drama was originally a 312-minute serial television production, but on TCM we’ll see the three-hour theatrical cut.

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