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Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance

Independent Spirit Awards
5 pm/ET IFC
British actor-comedian Steve Coogan (Hamlet 2) hosts the 24th annual gala celebrating independent films. Known as the "Oscars for indies," the uncensored, party-like ceremony is broadcast live from a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, Cal. Ballast, Frozen River, Rachel Getting Married, Wendy and Lucy and The Wrestler are Best Feature contenders. Acting nominees include Anne Hathaway, Javier Bardem, Michelle Williams, Sean Penn and Debra Winger.

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Premise: Deskbound Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Kevin Bacon) escorts the body of Chance Phelps, a young marine who was killed in Iraq in 2004, back to his family and final resting place in Wyoming. Based on an article by Strobl (USMC Ret.), who cowrote the script. Directorial debut for Ross Katz. With Tom Wopat and Ann Dowd.

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