Lots of special gifts this month from TCM. There's a mini Bresson festival, several recent foreign films and of course, lot of holiday classics. Below are a few of my picks but much more is on offer. Click here for full schedule. All times Eastern.
A young priest taking over a parish tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.
BW-115 mins, TV-14,
|Diary of a Country Priest. Don't watch if you're depressed|
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
BW-90 mins, TV-14, CC,
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
BW-119 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
BW-161 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
BW-138 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
Joan of Arc's trial and execution are re-created from the original court records.
BW-64 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format
|The Passion of Joan of Arc. Artsy baby!|
In this silent film, Joan of Arc braves the threat of torture to stand fast for her beliefs.
BW-82 mins, TV-PG,
Over the course of a school year students and teachers in a French village learn how to live together.
C-104 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format
|To Be and To Have. A wonderful doc about education in rural France.|
A mystery man visits scenes from Russia's past in search of his own identity.
C-99 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format
A university professor and an art director struggle through the collapse of their relationship.
C-98 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format
A widowed musician reluctantly takes on an apprentice for a musical tour of his native Colombia.
C-120 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format
|Shamelessly hilarious Aaltra|
Feuding farmers join forces when a defective tractor leaves them both paralyzed.
BW-90 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
|Cinema Paradiso. Prepare to weep.|
A boy coming of age in WWII Italy develops a lifelong love affair with movies.
C-124 mins, TV-MA,
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC,
A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
C-107 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
A Los Angeles private eye unwittingly sets up an innocent man for murder, then joins his seductive widow to unearth the corruption behind the crime.
C-130 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format
Onetime college friends cope with the sexual revolution of the '60s.
C-98 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format
|The Producers. Everyone must see it at least once|
A Broadway producer decides to get rich by creating the biggest flop of his career.
C-90 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
A newlywed couple's honeymoon is disrupted by their friends' marital problems.
BW-112 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
The lives of a donkey and the girl who named him intertwine.
BW-95 mins, TV-PG,
|Same for Meet Me in St. Louis|
Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family.
C-113 mins, TV-G, CC,
An emotionally stunted clerk retreats into his fantasies.
BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
A traveling salesman's music-inspired dreams lead to tragedy.
C-108 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format
An aging housewife seeks direction when she catches her husband in an affair.
C-137 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
BW-88 mins, TV-PG, CC,
|The many splendors of Jane in Klute|
A small-town detective searches for a missing man linked to a high-priced prostitute.
C-114 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
A neglected girl in rural France gets mixed up with a murderous poacher.
BW-81 mins, TV-14,
A young man finds escape from his working-class life training a pet falcon.
C-111 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
Two British teens and their friends bring "traditional" jazz to a small English town.
BW-78 mins, TV-G,