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La Dolce Vita (Bravo Sunday at 7...

La Dolce Vita (Bravo Sunday at 7 p.m., Monday at 2 p.m.) is Federico Fellini’s irresistible 1961 fable of Roman high life as seen by a jaded tabloid reporter (Marcello Mastroianni).

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Showtime Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.): The urge to improve upon Lily Tomlin’s one-woman, on-the-money social satire, staged on Broadway in 1985, doesn’t totally ruin this superior effort in its transition from stage to screen. But it does needlessly get in the way of the film version, made in 1991.

Akira Kurosawa Double Feature (KCET Saturday night): Dodes’keska-den (9 p.m.), a 1970 poetic chronicle of Tokyo slum life, and Drunken Angel (11 p.m.), a drama of postwar life that introduced Toshiro Mifune as a charismatic but doomed gangster.


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