What’s on Sundance Now in July


Sundance Now app now available on Amazon Fire TV

sundance-now-july-2017Sundance Now has expanded its app support to Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick devices.

The standalone Sundance Now app just became available this past week in the Amazon app store. Before the app’s release, people had to subscribe to Sundance Now as an Amazon Channel to get it on Fire TV devices.

Sundance Now also has app support for Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android devices and Windows 10.

If you’ve been looking for an alternative to Netflix and love indie movies and documentaries, Sundance Now is worth checking out. You can get a free 7-day trial without any contract or obligation. A subscription costs $6.99 per month.

What’s Coming to Sundance Now: July 2017

  • 7/6 ­ Enfant Terrible – the second installment of Sundance Now’s new shorts program – is a comedy about two art gallery employees who mistake a piece of contemporary art for trash and they must race to recreate it.
  • 7/13 ­ Season 1 (10 x one hour episodes) of Belgian crime series Public Enemy streams exclusively on Sundance Now. The award-winning series is a story about a convicted child murderer who is released after 20 years in prison and seeks refuge with monks in a small Belgium village. Shortly after his arrival, a little girl disappears.
  • 7/27 – The System with Joe Berlinger, a documentary series exclusive to Sundance Now, takes a tough look at the criminal-justice system and examines cases of the wrongly convicted and imprisoned. If you liked CNN’s Death Row Stories ­ this is for you.

July 1

Big Fish (2003) 

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father’s life.

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard
  • Awards: Academy Award nominee; Golden Globe nominee

July 5

Another Girl Another Planet (1992)

An ordinary-looking guy proves to be an unusually successful womanizer, and his East Village apartment begins to assume aspects of Grand Central Station.

  • Director: Michael Almereyda
  • Cast: Barry Del Sherman, Isabel Gillies, Elina Lowensohn
  • Awards: National Society of Film Critics

Charlie Victor Romeo (2013)

A documentary derived entirely from ‘Black Box’ transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies.

  • Director: Bob Berger, Patrick Daniels, Karlyn Michelson
  • Cast: Patrick Daniels, Noel Dinneen, Irving Gregory, Debbie Troche, Nora Woolley, Sam Zuckerman

July 6

Aliens (1993) – SUNDANCE NOW SHORTS 

Two young boys discuss their favorite movies and the nature of “passive resistance” while playing a video game.

  • Director: Michael Almereyda
  • Cast: Christopher Norcross, Jonathan Norcross

Enfant Terrible (2016) – SUNDANCE NOW SHORTS 

When two employees at an art gallery realize they’ve thrown out a piece of contemporary art, thinking it was trash, they race to recreate the piece before anyone finds out.

  • Director: Ricky Tollman
  • Cast: Kristin Booth, Erik Knudsen, Alex Ozerov, Aaron Abrams

July 10

New Collection: Graffiti, Hip Hop Culture Collection

Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer (2013) – ONLY ON SUNDANCE NOW

A documentary on Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz.

  • Director: Charlie Ahearn
  • Cast: Jamel Shabazz, Bobbito Garcia, Fab 5 Freddy, KRS-One

Los Sures (1984) – ONLY ON SUNDANCE NOW

In the late 70s and early 80s, Los Sures was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City; and had been called the worst ghetto in America. Diego Echeverria’s film skillfully represents the challenges of its time: drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources. This complex portrait also celebrates the vitality of this largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity, and their determination to overcome a desperate situation. This documentary is a priceless piece of New York City history.

  • Director: Diego Echeverria
  • Cast: Marta Aviles, Evelyn Borges, Tito Lopez, Anna Maria Soto

Stations Of The Elevated (1981) – ONLY ON SUNDANCE NOW

Shot on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of graffiti- covered elevated subway trains crisscrossing the gritty urban landscape of 1970s New York, to a commentary-free soundtrack that combines ambient city noise with jazz and gospel by Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin.

  • Director: Manfred Kirchheimer

Style Wars (1983) 

A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late ’70s and early ’80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

  • Director: Tony Silver
  • Cast: Cey Adams, Michael Martin, Eric Haze
  • Awards: Sundance Film Festival

Wall Writers (2015) – ONLY ON SUNDANCE NOW

A documentary about graffiti in its innocence. Through unprecedented access to TAKI183, CORNBREAD, and other legendary writers, Wall Writers features photographs and archival footage from the late 1960s and early 1970s, a time when underprivileged city kids refused to remain in the shadows.

  • Director: Roger Gastman
  • Cast: Taki-183, Cornbread, Wicked Gary; Narrated by John Waters

July 13

Public Enemy – Season 1 (2016) – A SUNDANCE NOW EXCLUSIVE

Freed after 20 years in prison, the child killer Guy Beranger found refuge with the monks in Vielsart, a small village in Belgian’s Ardennes. He is placed under the protection of a young Federal Police’s inspector, Chloé Muller. A little while after his release, a little girl disappears.

  • Director: Matthieu Frances, Gary Seghers
  • Cast: Stephanie Blanchoud, Jean-Jacques Rausin, Clement Manuel, Angelo Bison
  • Awards: MipDrama

July 17

 Low Down (2014) – ONLY ON SUNDANCE NOW 

A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1970s jazz scene.

  • Director: Jeff Preiss
  • Cast: John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Flea
  • Awards: Sundance Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

July 24

An Eye For Beauty (2014) 

Luc, an architect and married man from Quebec, begins an extramarital affair with Lindsay while on a business trip to Toronto.

  • Director: Denys Arcand
  • Cast: Eric Bruneau, Melanie Thierry, Melanie Merkosky, Marie-Josee Croze

Gabi On The Roof In July (2010) – ONLY ON SUNDANCE NOW

An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, hell-raising, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.

  • Director: Lawrence Michael Levine
  • Cast: Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Amy Seimetz, Kate Lyn Sheil, Lena Dunham
  • Awards: Brooklyn International Film Festival

She’s Lost Control (2014)  

The professional and personal life of a sexual surrogate begins to unravel when she starts working with a new client.

  • Director: Anja Marquardt
  • Cast: Brooke Bloom, Marc Menchaca, Dennis Boutsikaris, Laila Robins, Robert Longstreet
  • Awards: Independent Spirit Awards nominee, Berlin International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival

July 27


Joe Berlinger explores the underbelly and dark corners of the American criminal justice system – investigating controversial cases and raising riveting questions about innocence and guilt.

  • Director: Joe Berlinger
  • Cast: Joe Berlinger
  • Awards: Telly Awards

July 31

Funny Ha Ha (2002) – ONLY ON SUNDANCE NOW 

Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she’s still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn’t love her, ping-pongs between awkward romantic alternatives and even less suitable jobs.

  • Director: Andrew Bujalski
  • Cast: Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Christian Rudder, Jennifer Schaper
  • Awards: Independent Spirit Awards

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