Now Playing: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and PUBLIC SEX in Britain
This week’s highlights include four strong character films defined by great acting performances, including Noomi Rapace in the Swedish version of the complex psychological thriller THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. As a bonus, we’ve also got one quirky rom-com about a decidedly British sexual fetish – outdoor sex. Hey, it is almost spring, right? Why not?
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito and Peter Facinelli spend a night in a hotel room together… wait, you’ve got the wrong idea. They’re in town for a trade show and are planning their line of attack to attract “The Big Kahuna”, a potential client who could make or break their careers. Based on the play Hospitality Suite, this is a film that’s all about the sharp dialogue and performances of the three main characters.
THE BIG KAHUNA, 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.
Rooney Mara or Noomi Rapace – just utter those words in a room full of Millennium trilogy fans and you’ll start an hours-long debate that will inevitably come to blows. Rapace originally defined the strangely appealing cyberpunk hacker Lisbeth Salander for legions of fans in the Swedish adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, while Mara garnered an Oscar nom for her own portrayal in David Fincher’s version. This week, check out Rapace’s Salander as she works with disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist to solve the cold case disappearance of a wealthy patriarch’s niece.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, 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…
Ed Harris returns to a form he last displayed in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. As the leader of a telephone sales scam, you can almost believe that he’s playing Dave Moss at his new job, and who wouldn’t want to watch that? Despite an all-star cast that also includes Vince Vaughn and Julia Ormond, this film was pushed out straight to DVD on September 14, 2001, at a time when America was in no mood to watch movies about salespeople and con men. 11 years later, it’s worth going back and taking a fresh look for the performances alone.
THE PRIME GIG, this week on ROBERT REDFORD PRESENTS, Saturday at 8P
A night of uncut, uncensored, boundary-pushing fare sure to earn its TV-MA.
Explore the British cultural phenomenon known as “dogging” – public sex in grubby parking lots. Hey, whatever floats your boat, right? Simon Ellis’s debut feature is an unconventional romantic comedy following the saga of Dan (Luke Treadaway), an unemployed journalist who tries to make his name with an expose about this unusual fetish.
PUBLIC SEX, 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.
Kevin Bacon made a name for himself in this 1980’s staple about freedom of expression. It really needs no further introduction, so how about this bit of trivia: to research his role, the then-unknown Kevin Bacon actually attended a real-life high school as transfer student Ren McCormack, completely in character. Think his fellow students even remember their brush with film immortality?