Hero’s special in October on PIX


MUMBAI: This October PIX will showcase all new episodes of Inside the Actors Studio as Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. discuss their journey as actor with James Lipton every Sunday at 7 pm on the channel.

PIX every Monday on Perfect 10 pays homage to human courage that makes certain people stand apart from the crowd. Catch such touching tales as PIX pays a tribute to world cinema, every Sunday in October at 8 pm.

Starting with the brilliant French comedy film La Cage aux Folles on 7 October which makes an effort to address the underlying theme of gay relationships and the courage required to live life on one’s terms. Ishtar on 14 October is the touching and heartfelt tale of two friends, backed by the genius acting skills of Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman, who are trying to make it in the cold, harsh, cutthroat world of music and entertainment, with only each other to depend on.

Another great heroic tale being aired on PIX on 21 October is Khartoum nominated for the Oscars in 1967; this film based on historical events is replete with exciting battle sequences, great performances and a truly stirring story.

On 28 October catch the biography of Charlie Chaplin, filmmaker extraordinaire in Chaplin. The movie, laced with self-deprecating humor and self-reflection on the artistic temperament takes us through Chaplin’s formative years in England to his highest successes in America, his life, work and loves.

On 22 October is Baby Sitters Club, a brilliant film based on the bestselling book series by Ann Martin, about seven 13 year old friends whose babysitting business leads to one adventure after another. This is followed by The Bikini Shop, on 23 October – the story of two fresh graduates who are trying to make a go of the failing Bikini shop they have inherited from an aunt.

Catch Peter Sellers on 24 October as he saves the world and all life as a mad US General tries to trigger a nuclear war in Dr. Strangelove. Dr. Strangelove is a heroic film replete with loads of humour while making fun of the whole Cold War situation in the ’60’s. To conclude the comedy week on 25 October is the film ‘Eddie’ – Watch Whoopi Goldberg aka Eddie a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks, dream come true when she wins a contest to be the Honoury coach of the team. The movie is a hilarious narration of how Eddie turns around the prima donnas of the team into a success.

Lee’s most acclaimed movies will be aired on 11 and 18 on Perfect 10 as he makes bold political statements about racial politics in post-apartheid America with Get on the Bus and School Daze.

PIX programming head Gitanjali Murari states, “October is a celebration of the triumph of the human spirit; the films celebrate the lives of some very extraordinary people – extraordinary because they damn well did not buckle under pressure but went on to change their destinies.”