Sundance Now Unveils March 2021 TV & Movie Slate
Sundance Now has revealed their March 2021 slate, including brand new content and highly anticipated returning series such as the premiere of the three-part true-crime docuseries Secrets of a Psychopath; the return of the beloved Swedish drama The Restaurant, and Season 2 of the hilarious Brit-com Back from double-Emmy winning writer Simon Blackwell (Veep, Avenue 5) and starring beloved Peep Show duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
Additionally, March’s lineup also includes the final two episodes of the Sundance Now and Shudder Original series A Discovery of Witches, Season 2 starring Emmy-nominated Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) and Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), more episodes of the glamorous Aussie football wives drama Playing For Keeps, Season 2, and a variety of star-studded films and engrossing documentaries. You can check out the full slate below!
Monday, March 1st
China Love takes us on a billion-dollar ride of fantasy exploring contemporary China through the window of the pre-wedding photography industry. (2018, Documentary)
Thursday, March 4th
Playing For Keeps, Season 2, Episode 3
Now firmly ensconced at the Southern Jets, Kath (Madeleine West, Neighbours) is quickly discovering that it was one thing to win the presidency, but an entirely different matter to keep it. Juggling the demands of the board, the public, new coach Travis (Kevin Hofbauer, Rush), and the team, Kath’s first month as president has been an almighty baptism of fire as she preps for her first official function: The President’s Lunch. And people are beginning to ask questions about where Brian (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Home and Away) is…
Good Girls Revolt
A look at the personal and professional lives of employees at an American news magazine in the late 1960s. Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, The Help), Genevieve Angelson (The Upside, House of Lies), and Erin Darke (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dietland).
Saturday, March 6th
A Discovery of Witches, Season 2, Episode 9
As Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) and Matthew (Matthew Goode, Downton Abbey) return to London, Diana learns news that could change everything. The Queen (Barbara Marten, The Turning) holds Matthew to account.
Monday, March 8th
Behind the White Glasses
A musical portrait that shines a spotlight on unknown aspects of the creative, visionary, and groundbreaking talent of filmmaker and writer, Lina Wertmüller (2015, Documentary)
Love & Anarchy
When a friend is murdered by the Fascists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini (1973, Italian-Language Drama)
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and its effects on the life of everyman Pasqualie Frafuso (Giancarlo Giannini, Quantum of Solace). (1975, Italian-Language Drama)
Thursday, March 11th
Playing For Keeps, Season 2, Episode 4
Kath (Madeleine West, Neighbours) and Jessie (Isabella Giovinazzo, Home and Away) remain at odds over the Southern Jets women’s team, but Jessie is determined. She decides to brave the very thing she hates – a profile piece for the weekend papers – in order to drum up support. Although Kath cannot publicly endorse her (yet), she’s quietly proud of Jessie for agitating the status quo for what she wants.
The Bridge, Season 2 | Trailer
Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border. Starring Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) and Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight, The Nun).
Saturday, March 13th
A Discovery of Witches, Season 2, Episode 10 (Sundance Now Original)
Realizing that she must return to the present, Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) aims to complete her training.
Monday, March 15th
The Source Family
A charismatic leader founds a commune in Los Angeles in the early ‘70s based on natural food, spiritual practices, and psychedelic rock. This short-lived era is recreated with archival material and the memories of participants (2012, Documentary)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
From the mind of award-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other. Rich with Taymor’s trademark creativity, this immersive and darkly poetic cinematic experience brings the play’s iconic fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers to life. Filmed at her sold-out stage production with cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, the feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the center of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of Shakespeare’s beloved tale. (2015, Stage Performance)
Narcissister Organ Player
Against the backdrop of her provocative and inventive performance, American performance artist Narcissister reflects on the personal impact of her mother’s illness and death. (2018, Documentary)
Thursday, March 18th
Back, Season 2
Following an acclaimed first series, the delightfully sharp Back is back. After a lengthy spell in the Lyneham Abbey Wellness Centre, Stephen (David Mitchell, Peep Show) has returned to his provincial pub, refreshed and re-energized. Thankfully Andrew (Robert Webb, Peep Show), the formerly prodigal foster brother, has been treading water to keep it going. But it’s not all smooth sailing. Stephen’s sister Cass (Louise Brealey, Sherlock), resenting her mum’s relationship with young boyfriend Julian (John Macmillan, Chewing Gum), packs up and leaves home. Seemingly altruistic Andrew is focusing his troubling charm on the elderly parents of Stephen’s ex-wife Alison (Olivia Poulet, Holby City). Blunt and uncompromising Uncle Geoff (Geoffrey McGivern, Quiz) gets married and ‘re-greens’ his farm. Finally, the opening of a spectacular rival pub threatens the very future of The John Barleycorn.
Playing For Keeps, Season 2, Episode 5
Kath (Madeleine West, Neighbours) and Brian (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Home and Away) take their first initial steps in moving towards separation, but unspoken feelings leave them questioning whether it’s a step they want to take. Tahlia (Olympia Valance, Neighbours) is confronted when she gets a surprise visit from her semi-estranged mum, Narelle (Rachel Gordon, Blue Heelers). Tahlia assumes Narelle is on the hunt for cash, but her mother insists she’s there to reconnect. Soon Tahlia is faced with a few home truths about her upbringing – and what that means for her future relationships.
Monday, March 22nd
The Deep Blue Sea
Freely adapted from Terence Rattigan’s landmark play, Terence Davies brings his own distinctive stamp to this heart-breaking story of life in post-War London. Rachel Weisz (The Lobster, The Favourite) plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston, Thor), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated.
Bad Lucky Goat
After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck, two incompatible siblings in their teenage years, embark on a journey of reconciliation. (2017, Dramedy)
Tuesday, March 23rd
Secrets of a Psychopath
This gripping three-part true-crime series recounts the facts behind the most complex and surprising murder to be tried before the courts in Irish criminal history. Secrets of a Psychopath is narrated through the first-hand accounts of experts, observers closest to the case, and journalists who reported on the crime as it happened.
Thursday, March 25th
The Restaurant: 1951
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE | Trailer
It’s summer 1951 and the Löwander family operates a restaurant in the Stockholm archipelago. Daughter Nina (Hedda Stiernstedt, Young Sophie Bell) once had a passionate relationship with Calle (Charlie Gustafsson, Double Life) the chef, but both are now married and have children with others. In the light summer nights on the seaside, their love reawakens – but how great a price are they willing to pay to follow their hearts? Is it really true that love conquers all? Or does it actually destroy all? “The Restaurant” is one of the biggest hits in Nordic drama in the past decade. The Christmas special takes us back to the Sweden of yesteryear, and to the love story between Nina, the socialite, and Calle, the kitchen hand.
Playing For Keeps Series 2, Episode 6
As the pressure mounts for Kath (Madeleine West, Neighbours) on the back of the club’s losing streak, she orchestrates Brian’s (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Home and Away) return to the club – as a mentor to the team. And despite Brian returning to start the process of dissolving their marriage, the increasing difficulties they face begin to draw them closer together.
The Returned, Series 2
In a small French mountain town where everyone knows each other, the dead begin to inexplicably return as if their deaths never occurred. The townsfolk are forced to confront their difficult past as they seek to understand this phenomenon.
Monday, March 29th
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A journalist (Michael Nyqvist, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, John Wick) is aided by a young female hacker (Noomi Rapace, Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years. (2009, Swedish Language Drama)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace, Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael (Michael Nyqvist, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, John Wick) must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court. (2009, Swedish Language Drama).
The Girl Who Played with Fire
As computer hacker Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace, Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and journalist Mikael (Michael Nyqvist, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, John Wick) investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. (2009, Swedish Language Drama).
More people have climbed Everest than swum the Channel between England and France—34 kilometres of treacherous sea. With a moving musical score from Damon Albarn, this remarkable new documentary profiles the modern-day endurance swimming community and the unlikeliest of athletes who risk it all. A story of those who seek to push their limits… (2016, Documentary)