Now Playing: CONTROL, THE WAR OF THE ROSES, plus nymphomaniacs, Daniel Day-Lewis and more!
This week’s theme is… nymphomania! Ok, so only two of our five featured films focus on characters who go beyond simple promiscuity, but that’s 50% more than a normal week. In addition, we’ve got Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and the story behind one of post-punk music’s biggest fallen icons. Unfortunately not all in the same film, but hey, you’ve got to pace yourself. We’ve got all week together.
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
Vera’s a sexual animal, picking up strangers on the street, video taping sexual encounters and just generally acting like a character straight out of a Penthouse Forum letter. So when her boyfriend(?!) decides to pimp her out, he figures it’ll be easy money. But little does he know that she’s got a plan of her own. Neve Campbell stars.
Turn off the lights and lock the front door every Thursday at 10p as Sundance Channel brings you a unique thriller from genres across the board.
Daniel Day-Lewis! Do we really need to say more about IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER? Shortly after winning his first Oscar for MY LEFT FOOT, Day-Lewis starred as a common thief falsely accused of an IRA bombing and imprisoned, along with his father, for 14 years. A true story.
ROBERT REDFORD PRESENTS
An insightful introduction into a diverse array of thought provoking films brought to you by the man who made it all possible… Mr. Robert Redford presents…
Ian Curtis and Joy Division helped usher in the post-punk, post-rock music scene that evolved into the British indie and American alternative music movements, but Curtis lived a life in perpetual torment. Like Kurt Cobain after him, Curtis had the right look and sound for his time, but was pushed into celebrity without a desire for it. Famed music director and all-around visual artiste Anton Corbijn directs.
A night of uncut, uncensored, boundary-pushing fare sure to earn its TV-MA.
Val’s been a promiscuous girl since she was 15, and she begins keeping a diary at her grandmother’s suggestion… which she promptly fills with her sexual adventures. We see her fall into prostitution and her ultimate attempt at redemption, but can someone with such a reputation really convince those around her that she’s finally settled down?
MOVIES WE LOVE LUST
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner became something of an acting team in the 1980′s, reuniting after the success of ROMANCING THE STONE to throw things at each other for a couple of hours in this tale of marriage gone horribly wrong, and a house literally divided. It’s enough to make you want to stay single forever, isn’t it?