or


[05/21/18 - 12:04 PM]
Sundance Now Celebrates Pride Month with the Exclusive U.S. Premiere of "Take 5: Beyond the Parades"
The exclusive collection explores timely stories of personal identity, transformation and acceptance, as well as critical looks at social movements and injustices worldwide.

[via press release from SundanceTV]

SUNDANCE NOW CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH WITH THE EXCLUSIVE U.S. PREMIERE OF "TAKE 5: BEYOND THE PARADES"

The Latest Collection of Original Docs in the Streaming Services' Popular 'Take 5' Franchise Begins Streaming Exclusively on Sundance Now Starting June 7th

New York, NY - May 21, 2018 - Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium streaming service, celebrates Pride Month with the June 7th premiere of five original LGBTQ-themed documentaries. The exclusive collection, curated as part of the service's Take 5 franchise and entitled, "TAKE 5: Beyond the Parades" explores timely stories of personal identity, transformation and acceptance, as well as critical looks at social movements and injustices worldwide.

"TAKE 5: Beyond the Parades" includes On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani & Popi, executive produced by Howie Mandel; Becoming More Visible from director Pamela French; Cold Fear: Gay Life in Russia, narrated by Matt Bomer; Faith and Gay Fear commissioned by BBC; and Seed Monday: The Chuck Holmes Story, directed by Michael Stabile.

"Sundance Now has curated a powerful, topical and entertaining collection in 'TAKE 5: Beyond the Parades.' These documentaries present five diverse stories from both new and seasoned filmmakers, exploring the LGBTQ experience," said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, SundanceTV and Sundance Now. "From the heartwarming to the unbelievable, the inspiring to the challenging, each piece strikes a chord by providing captivating stories of people searching for truth, love and equality."

On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani & Popi (2017)

Awards & Recognition: Official Selection of TIFF 2017, SXSW 2018, Human Rights Watch Festival 2018

Synopsis: Brandon and Skylar Gross, grandchildren to Roman (Popi) and Ruth (Nani) Blank, capture the remarkable love story of their grandparents while casting a light on the power and complexity of love, marriage and deeply held family secrets. Roman and Ruth, both 95, survived the concentration camps of Nazi Germany to marry, raise a family and live happy successful lives in America. After 65 years of marriage, Roman reveals he is gay and he is ready to step out into the world as his true self. The family movingly embraces their gay patriarch - even match-making for him - while trying to protect Ruth, who is fading with dementia. Ultimately, On My Way Out reveals the intensity of what could have been, the freedom of his truth and the undying love of a couple who've stood the test of time together.

Directed by: Brandon Gross and Skylar Gross

Executive Producer: Howie Mandel and Barry Avrich

Becoming More Visible (2016)

Awards & Recognition: Official Selection DOC NYC 2016, Portland Film Festival 2016,

Synopsis: While recent years have seen a remarkable increase in transgender visibility, the path to acceptance and self-acceptance is not always smooth. Becoming More Visible turns the spotlight on four diverse young transgender New Yorkers as they contend with family expectations and defy societal norms to become their true selves.

Director: Pamela French

Cold Fear: Gay Life in Russia (2014)

Also known as Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia

Awards & Recognition: Winner of the Grierson Award (2015), Rory Peck Sony Impact Award (2015) and Foreign Press Association Award (2015); Nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism- Long Form (2015)

Synopsis: Cold Fear Gay Life in Russia is a brutally honest and powerful documentary that travels to the dark heart of Russia and exposes the reality of gay life in a country where homosexuality is considered a choice and a direct attack on family values. The film gives ordinary Russians a voice as it exposes a world of widespread repression and extreme violence.

Director: Ben Steele

Cast: Narrated by Matt Bomer

Faith and Gay Fear (2014)

Synopsis: Faith and Gay Fear follows the investigation of the groups and individuals around the world coordinating the anti-gay agenda. The investigation crosses continents as it tracks the money, political campaigns and secret meetings to piece together the network. From the anti-gay agenda spreading across Europe from Russia to the extreme homophobia in Africa sponsored by western evangelists and right-wing Christians, Faith and Gay Fear reveals a campaign of fear and discrimination not originating from rogue extremists, but an organized movement with shared funding and a trail that ends in the United States.

Director: Steven Grandison

Seed Monday (2015)

Also Known as Seed Money The Legend behind Falcon Studios

Awards & Recognition: Nominated for best documentary at the Cleveland International Film Festival and for best documentary at the FilmOut Audience Awards (San Diego)

Synopsis: Seed Money spotlights the story of Chuck Holmes, a San Francisco pornographer-turned-philanthropist, who founded the legendary Falcon Studios. Holmes helped shape and create gay identity in the years after Stonewall, and later became a major contributor to gay advocacy groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the LGBT Victory Fund, only to find later in life that while his money was welcome in philanthropic circles, he sometimes was not.

Director: Michael Stabile

Cast: Chuck Holmes, John Waters, Jeff Stryker, Tom Chase, Jim Bentley, Steven Scarborough, John Travis

To stream all Sundance Now content via web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast, visit SundanceNow.com and sign up for a free trial.

About Sundance Now

Sundance Now is AMC Networks' premium streaming service, offering original and exclusive dramas, comedies, and true crime series, in addition to award-winning movies from every genre, including foreign-language and documentary features - all streaming commercial-free. Built on the Sundance legacy and curated by acclaimed filmmakers and cultural icons, Sundance Now is proud to present an extensive array of entertainment for a passionate and intellectually curious audience.

Follow Sundance Now on Twitter@sundance_now, Facebook@SundanceNow, Instagram@SundanceNow and YouTube@Sundance Now





  [may 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/18/19 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
The Eye is the network to beat on a low key evening.

[08/17/19 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
Said networks share the honors on a repeat heavy evening.

[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Silicon Valley" Returns October 27 for Sixth and Final Season
The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta
The HBO series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Two Episodes of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" for Free Early Sampling
The 10-episode series will officially premiere Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie to Create "Agent King," An Animated Adult Action Comedy Featuring Elvis Presley as a Covert Government Agent, for Netflix
Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner on the project.

[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
Hot Dog! "Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures," A New Chapter of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," Debuts Monday, Oct. 14
That same day, a new series of shorts, "Hot Diggity-Dog Tales" starring Mickey and "mouse's best friend" Pluto will also debut on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
"Raising Dion," Starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young and Michael B. Jordan, Comes to Netflix on October 4
The series is the story of a widowed mother who must protect her son after he starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
"Peaky Blinders" - Season 5 to Launch Friday October 4th, at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, "Peaky Blinders" follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament.

[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
NFL Films' "A Lifetime of Sundays" to Debut on ESPN and ABC in Celebration of the NFL's 100th Season
The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated Video on Demand until September 15 when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.

[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
AMC Commissions Three Part Drama "Quiz," Directed by Stephen Frears and Produced by Left Bank Pictures
The project stars Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson and Aisling Bea.

[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: A&E to wrap "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" with two-hour special; NBCUniversal's streaming service adds two projects; and Ewan McGregor to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to Direct Aubrey Plaza in Feature Comedy "Hope" for Netflix
The comedic duo are following their female-driven comedy "The Breaker Upperers," which they also co-wrote and starred in, and premiered on Netflix in February.