Now Playing: David Lynch is WILD AT HEART, Scorsese revisits the mob in CASINO
This week’s assortment of celluloid delights begins tonight with Liev Schreiber’s directorial debut and continues with the seminal David Lynch road movie, a foul-mouthed British political parody, a profile of a sexy French coed, and Martin Scorsese doing what he does best. Sit back and enjoy the ride, because this road’s gonna take you anywhere you want to go.
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
Liev Schreiber’s debut film sees a young Jewish man on a quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather’s life during the holocaust. Along the way he hooks up with a blind driver, his crazy dog and his wacky grandson “interpreter” for a tour that seems ill-fated from the start, but which ends with all of them finding deeper meaning to their lives.
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, 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.
David Lynch’s take on the road movie stars Nicolas Cage (channeling his best Elvis) as Sailor Ripley and Lynch muse Laura Dern as Lula Fortune, star-crossed lovers on their way to California after Sailor’s released from prison. All goes well until they witness the aftermath of a car accident on the side of the road – an omen that changes everything. With Lula’s mother having hired a private investigator to find them (who himself hires a hitman to kill Sailor), things begin to go very wrong for Sailor and Lula.
WILD AT HEART, 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…
Who knew British bureaucrats had such potty mouths? IN THE LOOP is what would happen if ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN had been written and directed by the Zucker brothers and David Mamet, and starred both Steve Carrell and Ricky Gervais. (Now that’s a movie we’d pay to see.) A comedy of errors in the run-up to war, IN THE LOOP parodies the process that brought us the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
IN THE LOOP, this week on ROBERT REDFORD PRESENTS, Saturday at 8P
A night of uncut, uncensored, boundary-pushing fare sure to earn its TV-MA.
As if the French need an excuse to make another film about naughty coeds. Laura is a 19 year old college student, struggling to pay the bills like all college students do. But Laura’s got two aces up her sleeve: good looks and a willingness to use them. She spirals into a life of prostitution, eventually getting more than she bargained for.
STUDENT SERVICES, this week on LOVER’S LOUNGE, Saturday at Midnight
MOVIES WE LOVE LUST
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
Often called GOODFELLAS in Vegas, CASINO need not be overshadowed by Martin Scorsese’s earlier mob epic – it stands on its own. With a core cast including Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone, this is a film that hits all the mid-career Scorsese high notes. Be sure to watch for the scene when Stone trashes the family car – the genuine look of surprise on his face will make you wonder if Stone was improvising.