After a great May set of releases on Sundance, this June comes more jammed packed series to check out! Don’t miss out on new shows, episodes, and movies!
Monday, June 1
The Hours – Academy Award-winning psychological thriller focusing on three women of different generations whose lives are interconnected by the novel Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Clarissa Vaughan, played by Meryl Streep, is a New Yorker preparing an award party for her AIDS-stricken long-time friend Richard in 2001. Laura Brown, played Julianne Moore, is a pregnant 1950s housewife in an unhappy marriage with a young son. Finally, Nicole Kidman plays writer Virginia Woolf as herself in 1920s England. She is struggling with depression and mental illness while trying to write her novel.
The Intervention – A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
The Illusionist (L’illusionniste) – Academy Award-nominated French-British animated film following a French illusionist who finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both of their lives forever.
Three Days in June: The Story of the D-Day Forecast – On the 75th anniversary of the epic D-Day landings, this documentary uncovers the incredible story of Ireland’s unknown, but critical role in WWII. It documents how in the summer of 1944, the timing of the D-Day landings came to hinge on readings taken by a 21-year-old girl in a tiny remote weather station on Europe’s most westerly headland.
Thursday, June 4
Liar – Season 2 Premiere
Monday, June 8
CÉLINE – A biopic about the life of Celine Dion. The film chronicles Dion’s life from a young girl singing in her father’s club, right through her career as a worldwide successful singer to the present day. Starring Christine Ghawi as Celine Dion and Jodelle Ferland as a young Celine.
The Boys of Buchenwald – A documentary that examines how the child survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp had to assimilate themselves back into normal society after having experienced the brutality of the Holocaust. Featuring interviews with the survivors, including Elie Wiesel.
7 Chinese Brother – Sharing a small apartment with his sleepy French bulldog (Jason Schwartzman’s real-life pet), Larry, played by Schwartzman, is an unmotivated misanthropic thirty-something slacker outcast lands a job at a Quick Lube to be close to the shop’s beautiful manager Lupe.
X500 – Thousands of miles apart, three young migrants, one each in Canada, Colombia, and Mexico undergo mental, emotional and physicals transformations in order to survive the violence in a new and unfair living situation. Features dialogue in English, French, Spanish, Tagalog, and Mazahua.
The Search for One-Eye Jimmy – Set in Brooklyn, where recent film school graduate Les is attempting to make a documentary about his old neighborhood. When he learns the whole community is grieving over the strange disappearance of young Jimmy Hoyt, Les begins looking into the mystery, filming as he goes.
Tuesday, June 9
Tales of the Grim Sleeper – Master documentary provocateur Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.
Thursday, June 11
THE FALL, Season 1 Premiere – A psychological thriller examining the lives of two hunters – one is a serial killer, played by Jaime Dornan, who preys on victims in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the other is a female detective played by X-files star, Gillian Anderson drafted from the London Metropolitan Police to catch him.
SANCTUARY – FINALE
Margot meets Dr. Fisher in his office and tells him that she is convinced that Hel is telling the truth. Dr. Fisher pretends not to be convinced; despite all the clues she reveals to him. She advises him to call the police to get proper proof of Hel/Siri’s identity.
Monday, June 15
Every Day – Ned, played by Liev Schrieber is a man under pressure. As a scriptwriter, his boss (Eddie Izzard) is pushing him to add extra shocks to his latest project. As a husband, he is coping with his stressed-out wife played by Helen Hunt and her sick, alcoholic father. As a father, he is worried about his gay son, played by EzraMiller, coming out. When he is assigned a provocative free spirit as a writing partner, he is forced to examine whether the life he has is really the life he wants.
The Pool (Foreign Language) – Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, The Pool is the story of Venkatesh an impoverished hotel worker in India who becomes obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa, India. His life gets turned upside-down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family who lives at the house.
Los Angeles Plays Itself – A video essay by Thom Andersen, exploring the way Los Angeles has been presented in movies. Andersen argues that the influence of Hollywood overshadows Los Angeles and is one of the reasons the city’s name is frequently abbreviated.
Death of a Salesman – The Golden Globe-winning adaptation of the play of the same name by Arthur Miller. An aging salesman, played by Dustin Hoffman, recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.
Thursday, June 18
The Bureau – Season 5 Premiere – Eight months after Malotru’s alleged death at the hands of Russian separatists, Le Figaro publishes an article according to which the CIA murdered him with the consent of the DGSE. The news causes panic among DGSE agents and illegal immigrants. Cesar (“Pacemaker”) continues his mission within the Russian intelligence service, the FSB. He learns of Malotru’s death and, like other illegal immigrants, panics.
Monday, June 22
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie – This picture is a first-time, deeply intimate look into the life of Vidal Sassoon, from his early days in an orphanage to his time as a soldier, his beginnings on Bond Street, and ultimately, the revolution he caused which continues to this day. Filmed over the course of three years, this documentary features unprecedented access to Vidal, candid interviews with former staff, family members, reporters, and historians. Together they explore the life and legacy of the most influential hairdresser in the world, whose influence far outreaches the industry he changed forever. Millions revere the legend, yet so few know the man.
Terribly Happy (Foreign Language) – An award-winning thriller about a Copenhagen cop, played by Jakob Cedergren, who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.
Paradise – Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody writes and directs this hilarious tale of innocence lost and paradise found. After a nearly fatal accident, Lamb Mannerheim, played by Julianne Hough, realizes that the world is much bigger than her small, God-fearing Montana town. Armed with a fat insurance payout and a checklist of sins, there’s only one place for her first taste of temptation. Las Vegas! With the help of a few new friends, played by Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer, this wide-eyed, innocent girl will have to survive the bright lights and seedy bars of “Sin City.”
Another Country – BAFTA Award-nominated film based on the play of the same name by Julian Mitchell. Another Country is loosely based on the life of the spy and double agent Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies. Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth in his feature film debut, and Cary Elwes.
Thursday, June 25
Bad Mothers Finale – The Bad Mothers hatch a risky plan to trap Charlotte’s killer and prove Anton’s innocence. With her husband facing a health crisis, Danielle is shocked to discover she is pregnant. Bindy helps Sam win back his job in the police force.
Being Human, Season 4 Premiere – 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, a werewolf, and a vampire.
Monday, June 29
Surviving Sandy Hook – Three families talk about their experiences after the Sandy Hook tragedy.