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Now Playing: David Lynch is WILD AT HEART, Scorsese revisits the mob in CASINO

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.

Now Playing: Get that BARTON FINK feeling and say hello to MOMMIE DEAREST

Now Playing: Get that BARTON FINK feeling and say hello to MOMMIE DEAREST

And… we’re back! The blizzard of independent film known as the 2013 Sundance Film Festival is over, leaving Park City with a host of unexpected 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.

Now Playing: CONTROL, THE WAR OF THE ROSES, plus nymphomaniacs, Daniel Day-Lewis and more!

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.

Now Playing: THE TRUMAN SHOW, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, and THE HOUSEMAID brighten your post-holiday week

Now Playing: THE TRUMAN SHOW, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, and THE HOUSEMAID brighten your post-holiday week

The presents have been opened, the ill-fitting or poorly-considered clothing gifts packed back up for return, the wrapping paper now sitting in a mess on the floor like the aftermath of your own living room ticker tape parade. While you get over the hangover left by the day before and look forward to the traditional week-long workplace goof-off period between now and January 1st (hey, you’ve earned it!), check out what we’ve got in store this week as you plan your New Year’s Eve party.

Now Playing: THE QUIET AMERICAN, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, and THE EXTERMINATING ANGELS plus more Sundance Channel premieres

Now Playing: THE QUIET AMERICAN, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, and THE EXTERMINATING ANGELS plus more Sundance Channel premieres

Leading up to the holidays this year, we’ve got the gift of five fantastic films for you this week including three novel adaptations and three Sundance Channel premieres. It’s a Festivus miracle! Hey, at least we didn’t give you a pink bunny suit like your Aunt Clara always does. Sit back, relax, and celebrate the season with these films and a nice highball of your favorite hard spirit mixed with a thimble of eggnog – what, that’s not how your family drinks it?

Now Playing: FISH TANK, FARGO, and SEX MAGIC, plus more great films this week

Now Playing: FISH TANK, FARGO, and SEX MAGIC, plus more great films this week

This week we delve into our darkest fears and deepest desires with films about alienation, death, love, sex and… improper surgical techniques? Luckily, not all in the same film. Like this crazy month of December so far, our films are running hot and cold this week, from the blazing Arizona sun of SEX MAGIC to the North Dakota/Minnesota snow and ice of FARGO and points in between.

Now Playing: TINY FURNITURE and SAY ANYTHING, plus Stephen King, the first-ever NC-17 and more

Now Playing: TINY FURNITURE and SAY ANYTHING, plus Stephen King, the first-ever NC-17 and more

Ever feel that twinge of nostalgia for those glory days of high school and college? Well, you may have forgotten the aimlessness and angst of post-graduation – but don’t worry, we’ve got two films to remind you of it this week. Also on tap, a sexy (but literary!) romp through Paris, one of the best Stephen King film adaptations ever, and Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason-Leigh at each other’s throats.

Now Playing: MADE IN CHINA, BLOWN AWAY, BLIND DATE, ONE WEEK

Now Playing: MADE IN CHINA, BLOWN AWAY, BLIND DATE, ONE WEEK

On tap this week, we’ve got three quirky, funny and yes, sad films for the independent minded, plus a bonus: an unlikely blockbuster thriller with an unusual stock of Oscar-winning talent. That’s four films for the price of three. Who doesn’t love a holiday season deal like that?

Now Playing: STARGATE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and TAZZA: THE HIGH ROLLERS

Now Playing: STARGATE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and TAZZA: THE HIGH ROLLERS

This week, let’s be thankful for Asian cinema and some sleeper films that spawned monster hit TV series. If it wasn’t for the risks taken by Asian filmmakers like Takashi Miike, Johnnie To and Park Chan-wook, where would western directors like Quentin Tarantino and RZA get their inspiration? And if it wasn’t for films like STARGATE and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, we probably would never have had… well, Stargate or Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV shows, that is). But even if you believe a life without Stargate or Buffy on TV wouldn’t be such a bad thing (or maybe even especially if you do), you’ll want to check out the original films – they are very different from the series they spawned.

Now Playing: ANGEL HEART, THE PRIME GIG, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS

Now Playing: ANGEL HEART, THE PRIME GIG, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS

Mickey Rourke and Robert DeNiro in a neo-noir with a twist. Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman in a Tom Clancy nuclear thriller. And Ed Harris and Vince Vaughn in a long con. It’s a roller coaster week of suspense, thrills, chills and twist endings here on Sundance Channel. Hang on to your hats!

Now Playing: SLEEPING BEAUTY, MAN IN THE CHAIR, BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN

Now Playing: SLEEPING BEAUTY, MAN IN THE CHAIR, BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN

This week, we’ve got a unique take on the world’s oldest profession, an archetypical story of a lovable curmudgeon who learns even as he teaches, and the directorial debut of one of the most popular comedic actors of our time. Catch it all over the next seven days on Sundance Channel.

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got a true American horror story, a modern take on a literary classic… and Zooey Deschanel! In fact, there are great casts all around in our choices this week — watch these films for the performances, if for nothing else.

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got a true American horror story, a modern take on a literary classic… and Zooey Deschanel! In fact, there are great casts all around in our choices this week — watch these films for the performances, if for nothing else.

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: STEALING BEAUTY, ONE MISSED CALL, VISIONEERS

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: STEALING BEAUTY, ONE MISSED CALL, VISIONEERS

Whatever your taste, we’ve got the film for you this week – provided you’re looking for romance and adventure, dark comedy or horror! (And who isn’t?)

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: STEALING BEAUTY, ONE MISSED CALL, VISIONEERS

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: STEALING BEAUTY, ONE MISSED CALL, VISIONEERS

Whatever your taste, we’ve got the film for you this week – provided you’re looking for romance and adventure, dark comedy or horror! (And who isn’t?)

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: JOY DIVISION, I'M NOT THERE and HOW TO BE

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: JOY DIVISION, I'M NOT THERE and HOW TO BE

This week, it’s a veritable early autumn music festival with films celebrating two of the iconic figures in rock history, along with a cautionary comedy about what can happen to all those singer-songwriters out there who don’t happen to possess the talent of Ian Curtis or Bob Dylan.

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: CASSANDRA'S DREAM, VICTIM and THE DEEP END

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: CASSANDRA'S DREAM, VICTIM and THE DEEP END

This week on Sundance Channel, it’s murder most foul with three films that take a decidedly different approach to exploring crime and punishment. Throw in heavy a bout of soul-searching, a healthy dollop of high-intensity thrills and a creepy doctor or two and you’ve got yourself some serious watching.

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: BROKEDOWN PALACE, 3SOME, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: BROKEDOWN PALACE, 3SOME, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS

This week we’ve got movies to satisfy every kind of thrill-seeker, from the drug-smuggling, Thai-prison drama BROKEDOWN PALACE to the über-realistic relationship saga NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS to the just plain hot Spanish sexcapade 3SOME.

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: LOVE CRIME, THE CRUCIBLE and more

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: LOVE CRIME, THE CRUCIBLE and more

This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got cinematic portrayals of people at war — with their heroes, their bosses, their communities and themselves.

Now playing on Sundance Channel: RAISING ARIZONA and delightful directorial debuts

Now playing on Sundance Channel: RAISING ARIZONA and delightful directorial debuts

It’s too darn hot to be outside frolicking — so why not stay inside and enjoy some cool flicks instead? This week we’ve got Nic Cage at his Nic Cagiest and Jack Nicholson at his Jennifer Lopez-iest.

Now playing on Sundance Channel: BIG FAN and strange-but-true stories

Now playing on Sundance Channel: BIG FAN and strange-but-true stories

So you’re a fan, right — of films, sex, true stories, sports teams, gelato, whatever? But are you, you know, a big fan? You can prove it by watching these movies, featuring all of the above (well, maybe not the gelato). This week three inspired-by-a-true-story films offer up heart-wrenching crime, tear-jerking redemption and ass-kicking action (not to mention hotties like Keira Knightley and Jon Hamm).

Now playing on Sundance Channel: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE meets early Fassbender

Now playing on Sundance Channel: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE meets early Fassbender

Beat the heat with a weekend of watching movies. This week, we’ve got a recent indie classic and some steamy period pieces featuring some now famous folks engaging in sexiness…so you can say you knew them when.

Now playing on Sundance Channel: Boogie, bang and bury

Now playing on Sundance Channel: Boogie, bang and bury

Beware the ides of June, for there will be films featuring sparkly vampires as lovelorn twenty-somethings (and not, you know, teens), art world sluts of a different kind and Steve Coogan. We’ve got a slew of indie comedies on tap this week, along with some Tilda Swinton freaking out as only Tilda Swinton can (it must be the cheekbones).

Now playing on Sundance Channel: Sexy leading men from Jon Hamm to Gael Garcia Bernal

Now playing on Sundance Channel: Sexy leading men from Jon Hamm to Gael Garcia Bernal

This week we’ve got quite the collection of leading men gallavanting across Sundance Channel. And there is something for everyone, whether you’re a Russell Crowe type or a Gael García Bernal fan.

Now playing on Sundance Channel: Art heists and deadly midterms

Now playing on Sundance Channel: Art heists and deadly midterms

Let’s watch a movie! What are you in the mood for? Asian horror? A big heist? A road movie? What about a quirky indie? You don’t have to make up your mind just yet, since we’ve got a bit of everything for you this week. So, fire up your DVR and decide between Nick Nolte and Michelle Williams. Don’t worry, unlike some of our subjects, you won’t get killed if anybody makes the wrong choice.