Television

Sundance TV’s May Releases

Check out the Sundance line up for May 2020!

May 1st :

THE DUCHESS

A historical drama that chronicles the life of the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (Kiera Knightley) who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. Also starring Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, and Hayley Atwell.

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME

Academy Award-nominated film about a single mother (Laura Linney) whose life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother (Mark Ruffalo) returns to their small Catskill Mountains hometown.  Also starring Matthew Broderick, Josh Lucas, and Gaby Hoffmann. 

May 4:

IT’S NOT YET DARK

The groundbreaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish filmmaker with ALS, as he embarks on directing his first feature film using his eyes and eye gaze technology. 

 

May 5:

THE HACKER WARS

Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the internet, freedom, and privacy. 

May 7: 

BAD MOTHERS, Ep 1 (Exclusive Premiere)

Sarah’s (Tess Haubrich), suburban bliss is destroyed when her husband has an affair with her best friend, Charlotte (Melissa George), head of the Bedford Mothers’ Club. Ousted from the snooty club, Sarah finds unexpected support among the titular Bad Mothers. The new friend’s exact revenge on Charlotte, which leads to deadly results. Also starring Mandy McElhinney, Jessica Tovey, Shalom Brune-Franklin, and Don Hany.

SANCTUARY, Ep 3 

Another episode of the twisty Nordic psychological thriller starring Josefin Asplund and Matthew Modine. Helena has started to realize Siri was feared by fellow patients in Himmelstal. Corin warns her that he might be tortured by Carol if she does not give his camera back.

THE RESTAURANT, Season 3 Ep 8 – FINALE 

Another episode of the Swedish period drama. John has escaped the police. He contacts Christina and Moa-Li and wants them to run away with him. Uno, however, suspects something is going on. Nina feels betrayed by Calle, having opened her heart again.  

May 11:

MANAGEMENT

A traveling saleswoman (Jennifer Aniston), who sells cheap art to small companies and motels, has a fling with an aimless, underachieving motel manager (Steve Zahn) who then pursues her all over the United States. Also starring Margo Martindale, Fred Ward, and Woody Harrelson.

 May 12:

BIGGIE & TUPAC

Nick Broomfield examines the lives and murders of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur and the rivalry between East Coast and West Coast music that culminated in their deaths. The film looks at the former friendship of the two artists and investigates possible cover-ups and police corruption.

May 14:

BAD MOTHERS, Ep 2 

Sarah and the Bad Mothers battle to clear Anton’s name and bring justice to Charlotte. Bindy gets tough love from her parents.

SANCTUARY, Ep 4 

Dr. Kowalska dives deeper into the Hel vs. Siri narrative and Dr. Silva starts having more doubts. Meanwhile, Hel grows closer to Enzo who starts to believe that she’s telling the truth. 

May 18:

TWIN LIFE: SHARING MIND AND BODY

Follows a year in the life of the astonishing Hogan sisters, conjoined twins who also share a part of the brain. Sharing much more than a skull and neural bridge – the part of the brain that regulates consciousness, sensory and motor signals – these loving and playful sisters exemplify an incredible will to live. With a 20% chance of survival at birth, the girls continue to defy the odds, moving beyond developmental milestones believed to be impossible for them. 

May 19:

THE CASE OF SALLY CHALLEN

In 2010 in Surrey, mother of two, Sally Challen, bludgeoned her husband to death as he sat eating lunch at the kitchen table. No one at her trial, including her close family and friends, was surprised when the jury found her unanimously guilty of murder. This year, Sally’s widely reported appeal against her conviction gripped the newspapers and the nation. Sally’s new defense lawyers argued that she was the victim of Richard’s ‘coercive control’, a newly understood type of psychological abuse and that she should be in prison for manslaughter, not murder. It is the first time that coercive control has been presented to the courts as a partial defense to murder. 

May 21:

PENANCE (Exclusive Premiere)

Rosalie’s (Julie Graham) world collapses after the death of her son, but when a beautiful and charismatic, yet mysterious young man (Nico Mirallegro) enters her life, it forever changes her life. Also starring Tallulah Greive and Neil Morrissey

BAD MOTHERS, Ep 3

Sarah risks her safety to find some proof. Bindy is torn between partying and motherhood.

SANCTUARY, Ep 5

Dr. Kowalska gets more intense and ruthless with Hel, no longer pretending to believe her. Dr. Silva gets involved and forbids Kowalska from interviewing her ever again. Hel starts piecing together more information about her sister and Himmelstal.

May 25:

ONE VOTE

Filmed in five locations on a single day, One Vote captures the compelling stories of diverse voters on Election Day 2016. At times funny, surprising and heart-wrenching, the film eschews partisan politics in favor of an honest portrayal. (Documentary, 2020)

Check out the trailer here.

May 28:

BEING HUMAN, Season 3

Based on the popular BBC show of the same name, this Canadian supernatural horror comedy-drama follows three twentysomethings sharing a house and trying to live a normal life in Boston, despite being a ghost (Meaghan Rath), a werewolf (Sam Huntington) and a vampire (Sam Witwer). All 13 episodes will be available at once. 

BAD MOTHERS, Ep 4

Sarah uncovers a new suspect in the murder investigation. Maddie fights to keep custody of her son.

SANCTUARY, Ep 6

Dr. Silva and Dr. Kowalska continue to clash over Siri’s treatment, while Dr. Fisher encourages their fighting to advance his own research. Hel gets deeper into trouble trying to prove her identity.

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