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And… we’re back! The blizzard of independent film known as the 2013 Sundance Film Festival is behind us, leaving Park City with a host of surprising yet deserving award winners and yes, a fresh dusting of snow. We can’t wait to bring you some of the films featured at this year’s festival. Until then, you’ll just have to content yourselves with these, many of which appeared at Sundance Film Festivals past.
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
Billy (Vincent Gallo) gets out of prison and has a problem: he needs to visit his parents, who think he’s successful. On the way, he kidnaps a young girl (Christina Ricci) and forces her to pretend to be his girlfriend. Eventually, she falls for him. We have no idea if this is an official trailer or not, but it certainly should be.
BUFFALO ’66, this week on OFFICIAL SELECTION, Wednesday at 8P
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.
Based on the bestselling novel by William Boyd, enter a cloak and dagger world where everyone and everything is under suspicion. Haunted by the death of her brother at the hands of fascist thugs, Russian émigré Eva Delectorskaya is recruited to be a British secret agent by the shadowy figure, Lucas Romer. Unbeknownst to her, there are more sinister powers at work, and a deadly betrayal forces her into hiding. But once a spy, always a spy. Years later, she is gripped with paranoia when she fears her cover has been blown. A Sundance Channel original mini-series.
RESTLESS PART 1, this week on THRILLER THURSDAYS, Thursday at 10P
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…
“Where there’s a head, there’s hope.” Joel and Ethan Coen’s early masterpiece centers on an idealistic New York playwright suffering from writer’s block. When he’s brought to Hollywood to write a formula wrestling film, he becomes stuck trying to elevate the form, soliciting help from his mentor’s secretary who he later learns is his ghost writer. When she turns up dead next to him in bed, a frantic Fink must unravel the mystery that centers on his neighbor in the next hotel room. John Turturro, John Goodman and Judy Davis star.
BARTON FINK, this week on ROBERT REDFORD PRESENTS, Saturday at 8P
A night of uncut, uncensored, boundary-pushing fare sure to earn its TV-MA.
Two girls meet and spend one hot night in a hotel room in the center of Rome. What initially seems a simple one night stand turns into something far deeper, as the girls connect on an emotional level through the night. Julio Medem’s first English film.
ROOM IN ROME, this week on LOVER’S LOUNGE, Saturday at 12:15A
MOVIES WE LOVE LUST
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
“No wire hangers, EVER!” The camp cult classic makes its debut on Sundance Channel. Faye Dunaway embodies actress Joan Crawford, whose adopted daughter Christina alleged in her book of the same name had abused her. Whether the film is really a true story or not is immaterial – Dunaway’s physical transformation and the epic performances have made MOMMIE DEAREST a midnight viewing staple for decades.