Binge-watch RECTIFY with Buzzfeed on April 13 in New York and Los Angeles
SUNDANCE CHANNEL PARTNERS WITH BUZZFEED FOR A BINGE SCREENING OF THE ENTIRE SEASON OF THE NETWORK’S UPCOMING DRAMA SERIES “RECTIFY” ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES
Network’s First Wholly-Owned Original Scripted Series to Debut on Monday, April 22 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Proceeds to Benefit the Osborne Association
Sundance Channel and Buzzfeed are getting together to give you a chance to see a one-day-only “Binge” screening of our new series RECTIFY. Fans in New York City and Los Angeles will have a chance to watch the entire first season (six episodes) of the series on Saturday April 13th before its two-hour primetime debut on Sundance Channel on Monday, April 22 at 9pm ET.
RSVP to the binge screenings at either IFC Theater in New York City and Sundance Sunset Cinema in Los Angeles. Then settle in on Saturday, April 13at 1pm ET and 11am PT respectively, for the entire series. Proceeds will benefit the Osborne Association.
RECTIFY follows Daniel Holden’s (Aden Young) first week of freedom after nearly 20 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison. Somehow, he survived the mental and emotional strain of his imprisonment, but now the walls have suddenly come crumbling down and Daniel is set free in a world he no longer understands. He’s an outsider, lost in a once familiar world, struggling to navigate his new found freedom. Combined with two decades of technological and social changes to his small town and the larger world, everything he encounters is a puzzle.
You might recognize series creator Ray McKinnon from his roles on shows like “Deadwood” and “Sons of Anarchy”, but he’s also an accomplished writer, director and producer (The Accountant, That Evening Sun, Mud). RECTIFY is executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (the team behind the critically-acclaimed AMC series, “Breaking Bad”).
After the screenings in New York and L.A., BuzzFeed reporters will moderate a Q&A with cast members. Chief Los Angeles Correspondent Kate Aurthur will moderate in LA at the Sundance Cinema, and Senior Film Reporter Adam Vary will take the reins in New York at the IFC Theater.
The series was presented earlier this year at the Television Critics Association to rave reviews, including praise from The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Critic Tim Goodman who singled out RECTIFY as “the show I’m most excited to immerse myself in.” Later that month, following a screening at the Sundance Film Festival, the Salt Lake Tribune’s TV critic Scott Pierce described the series as “moody” and “engrossing.” Details Magazine called Daniel Holden “the most compelling new character on TV.”
The Osborne Association is nationally recognized for the effectiveness of its family-focused reentry and alternative to incarceration programs. Osborne works in partnership with individuals, families and communities to create opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution.
Also starring in RECTIFY alongside Aden Young(Killer Elite, The Tree) as Daniel Holden are Abigail Spencer (Cowboys and Aliens, Oz The Great and Powerful), who portrays Amantha Holden, Daniel Holden’s younger sister who believes completely in his innocence and has devoted her entire adult life to securing his release; J. Smith Cameron (“True Blood”, Margaret) who plays Janet Talbot, Daniel’s loving mother, who has been living with the impending death of her son for nineteen years, and who long ago had made peace with the loss of her son, giving up on any hope for his release; Luke Kirby (Take This Waltz, “Slings and Arrows”) tackles the role of Jon Stern, Daniel’s lawyer who works for an organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted; Clayne Crawford (A Walk to Remember) portrays Ted Talbot, Jr., Daniel’s stepbrother whom he had never previously met; and Adelaide Clemens (THE GREAT GATSBY) plays Tawney Talbot, Ted’s kind-hearted wife; Bruce McKinnon (The Way Home) as Daniel’s step father Ted Sr.; Jake Austin Walker (The Chaperone) as Daniel’s half brother Jared; Michael O’Neill (Transformers) as Senator Roland Foulkes; and Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild) as Rutherford Gaines, Daniel’s former attorney.
RECTIFY is part of Sundance Channel’s continued expansion into scripted originals, which includes RESTLESS, the riveting two-part miniseries based on the novel by British author William Boyd depicting the story of a daughter who discovers that her mother was recruited as a spy during World War II, starring Hayley Atwell, Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling and just premiered earlier in December, as well as TOP OF THE LAKE from Jane Campion and starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter which premiered in March of 2013. Earlier this year, the network received Golden Globe and SAG® nominations for scripted mini-series APPROPRIATE ADULT The network’s first scripted project, CARLOS, won the Golden Globe for Outstanding Mini-series in 2011.