Now Playing: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and LA MISMA LUNA
This week, get hooked on the original screen adaptation of the Millennium trilogy with Noomi Rapace in THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. We’ve also got a classic from the Coen Brothers, an essential Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman collaboration, and more.
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
With the immigration debate now in full swing, this film tackles the issue by following a single family torn apart by borders and circumstance. Rosario, hoping to provide a better life for her 9 year old son Carlitos, works illegally in the United States. Meanwhile, Carlitos lives in Mexico with his extended family. When his grandmother dies, he decides to make a desperate attempt to find his mother in the United States.
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 have an instant rumble in the jungle. 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.
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…
What’s that they say? Where there’s a head, there’s hope. Joel and Ethan Coen’s early masterpiece centers on an idealistic New York playwright (John Turturro) 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 (Judy Davis) who Barton later learns is his mentor’s 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 Goodman).
A night of uncut, uncensored, boundary-pushing fare sure to earn its TV-MA.
Now here’s something you’re not going to see on network television. Baba Dez is a “sexual healer” who uses sex as “magic” to bring about tangible desires – by his own count, he’s had sex with more than 1,000 women. When his true love Maya leaves due to his lifestyle, what’s his solution? Bring her back with more sex! This is a narrative documentary, in that it is a real-life love story, albeit an unconventional one. A word of warning and/or encouragement (depending on your view): if you haven’t figured it out already, this film is explicit.
SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
Try to wrap your head around this one. A real-life screenwriter (Charlie Kaufman) goes through writer’s block while adapting the novel The Orchid Thief for the screen… then writes a real-life film about his experience writing that film, and writes himself into it writing the film. Got it? It’s pretty meta. Who else to direct but Spike Jonze?