Now Playing on Sundance Channel: JOY DIVISION, I'M NOT THERE and HOW TO BE

This week, it’s a veritable early autumn music festival with films celebrating two of the iconic figures in rock history, along with a cautionary comedy about what can happen to all those singer-songwriters out there who don’t happen to possess the talent of Ian Curtis or Bob Dylan.

You’ve watched the Ian Curtis biopic CONTROL, maybe even checked out the related Tony Wilson profile in 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE… now fans of 1970s and 80s post-punk can dive straight into the original source material with JOY DIVISION, Grant Gee’s celebrated documentary about the influential band and its brilliant and tragic pre-New Order history. Catch a double feature with CONTROL next Tuesday.

CONTROL, Tuesday at 8P
JOY DIVISION, Tuesday at 10:05P

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan? Sure, why not? Director Todd Haynes takes a unique approach to this Dylan-”inspired” biopic, with six different actors playing the role, each covering a different persona or period in Dylan’s life. Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Richard Gere also star, but it was Blanchett who was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her part in the film.

I’M NOT THERE, Friday at 10P

Robert Pattinson’s more than just “that guy from TWILIGHT” — believe it or not, he’s done other things. One of which is this unconventional comedy about a musician forced to move back in with his unsupportive parents as he deals with a “quarter-life crisis.” You can bet they’re none too happy when he invites a self-help guru to become his live-in therapist!

HOW TO BE, Sunday at 1:30P