Sundance Now Unveils March 2021 TV Series and Movies List
Sundance Now has unveiled its March 2021 roster, including all new content and highly anticipated return series such as the first of the three-part real crime docuseries Secrets of a psychopath; the return of the beloved Swedish drama Restaurant, and season 2 of the hilarious Brit-com Return by Simon Blackwell, two-time Emmy Award-winning writer (Veep, Avenue 5) and with beloved Peep Show duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
Additionally, the March lineup also includes the final two episodes of the Sundance Now and Shudder Original series. A discovery of witches, Season 2 with Matthew Goode (Emmy nominee) (Downton abbey) and Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw ridge), more episodes of the glamorous Australian football women’s drama Play forever, Season 2, and a variety of star-studded films and compelling documentaries. You can check out the full slate below!
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Monday March 1
Love of china
Love of china takes us on a fantastic billion dollar journey exploring contemporary China through the window of the pre-wedding photography industry. (2018, Documentary)
Thursday March 4
Play forever, Season 2, Episode 3
Now firmly established with the Southern Jets, Kath (Madeleine West, Neighbors) quickly discovers that it was one thing to win the presidency, but quite another to keep it. Juggling with the demands of the board, the public, new coach Travis (Kevin Hofbauer, To rush) and the team, Kath’s first month as president has been a baptism of almighty fire as she prepares for her first official duty – the president’s lunch. And people are starting to wonder where Brian (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, At home and away) is…
Revolt of the good girls
A look at the personal and professional lives of employees of an American news magazine in the late 1960s. Anna Camp (Perfect, Ugly), Geneviève Angelson (The reverse, The house of lies) and Erin Darke (The wonderful Mrs. Maisel, Dietland).
Saturday March 6
A discovery of witches, Season 2, Episode 9
Like Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw ridge) and Matthew (Matthew Goode, Downton abbey) back in London, Diana learns something that could change everything. The Queen (Barbara Marten, Turning) calls Matthew to account.
Monday March 8
Behind the white glasses
A musical portrait that highlights unknown aspects of the creative, visionary and revolutionary talent of filmmaker and writer Lina Wertmüller (2015, Documentary)
Love & Anarchy
When a friend is murdered by the fascists, a melancholy farmer moves into a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini (1973, drama in Italian)
The defense of honor, a strong value of Neapolitan society, and its effects on the lives of all Pasqualie Frafuso (Giancarlo Giannini, Quantum of Consolation). (1975, drama in Italian)
Thursday March 11
Play forever, Season 2, Episode 4
Kath (Madeleine West, Neighbors) and Jessie (Isabella Giovinazzo, Home and Away) disagree on the Southern Jets women’s team, but Jessie is determined. She decides to brave what she hates – a profile piece for the weekend papers – in order to gain support. While Kath can’t publicly support her (yet), she’s quietly proud of Jessie for shaking 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. With Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, national treasure) and Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight, the nun).
Saturday March 13
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 his training.
Monday March 15
The source family
A charismatic leader founds a community in Los Angeles in the early 1970s based on natural food, spiritual practices, and psychedelic rock. This ephemeral era is recreated with archival material and the memories of the participants (2012, Documentary)
A Midsummer Night’s dream
In the mind of award-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes an adaptation of Shakespeare like no other. Rich in Taymor’s signature creativity, this immersive, dark and poetic cinematic experience brings the play’s iconic fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers to life. Filmed during its sold-out stage production with a photograph by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and the music of Oscar-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, the feats of the visual imagination are ingenious and abundant, but beating at the center of the film is a moving take on the deepest human aspects of Shakespeare’s beloved tale. (2015, Stage show)
Narcissistic organ player
In the context 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 18
Back, season 2
After an acclaimed debut series, the deliciously sharp Back is back. After a long stay at the Lyneham Abbey Wellness Center, Stephen (David Mitchell, Peep Show) is back in his provincial pub, refreshed and invigorated. Fortunately, Andrew (Robert Webb, Peep Show), the former prodigal adoptive brother, hovered over to keep going. But navigation is not always smooth. Stephen’s sister Cass (Louise Brealey, Sherlock), angry at her mother’s relationship with young boyfriend Julian (John Macmillan, Chewing Gum), packs her bags and leaves the house. Seemingly selfless, Andrew focuses his unsettling charm on the elderly parents of Stephen’s ex-wife, Alison (Olivia Chicken, Holby City). Straightforward and uncompromising Uncle Geoff (Geoffrey McGivern, Quiz) marries and “revitalizes” his farm. Finally, the opening of a spectacular rival pub threatens the very future of John Barleycorn.
Play forever, Season 2, Episode 5
Kath (Madeleine West, Neighbors) and Brian (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, At home and away) take their first steps towards separation, but unspoken feelings lead them to wonder if this is a step they want to take. Tahlia (Olympia Valance, Neighbors) is confronted when she receives a surprise visit from her semi-insane mother, Narelle (Rachel Gordon, Blue pumps). Tahlia assumes Narelle is looking for money, but her mother insists that she is there to reconnect. Soon Tahlia is faced with some family truths about her upbringing – and what it means for her future relationships.
Monday March 22
The big Blue
Loosely adapted from Terence Rattigan’s flagship play, Terence Davies brings his own distinctive imprint to this heart-wrenching story of life in post-war London. Rachel Weisz (Lobster, The favourite) plays Hester Collyer, the wife of a high society judge and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. His meeting with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston, Thor), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, turns her life upside down as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated.
After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck, two incompatible teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation. (2017, Dramatic comedy)
Tuesday 23 March
Secrets of a psychopath
This gripping three part real crime series tells the story behind the most complex and surprising murder to ever come to court in Irish criminal history. The secrets of a psychopath are told through first-hand accounts from experts, observers closest to the case, and journalists who reported on the crime as it happened.
Thursday March 25
The Restaurant: 1951
FIRST EXCLUSIVE | Trailer
It is the summer of 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 chief, but both are now married and have children with others. In the light summer nights by the sea, their love awakens – but what price are they willing to pay to follow their hearts? Is it really true that love conquers all? Or does it destroy everything? “The Restaurant” is one of the greatest Nordic drama hits of the past decade. The Christmas special takes us back to the Sweden of yesteryear and the love story between Nina, the socialite, and Calle, the cook.
Play forever Series 2, Episode 6
As the pressure mounts for Kath (Madeleine West, Neighbors) after the club’s losing streak, she orchestrates Brian’s (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, At home and away) return to the club – as a team mentor. And despite Brian returning to begin the process of dissolving their marriage, the growing difficulties they face begin to bring them together.
The return, Series 2
In a small French mountain town where everyone knows each other, the dead begin to return inexplicably as if their deaths never happened. City dwellers are forced to confront their difficult past as they seek to understand this phenomenon.
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Monday March 29
The girl with the dragon tattoo
A journalist (Michael Nyqvist, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, John wick) is helped by a young hacker (Noomi Rapace, Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) in his search for the murderer of a woman who has been deceased 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 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 a 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, forcing her to flee while Mikael tries to erase her name. (2009, Swedish language drama).
More people have climbed Everest than they have swam the Channel between England and France: 34 kilometers of dangerous sea. With a moving musical score by Damon Albarn, this remarkable new documentary paints a portrait of the modern endurance swimming community and the most unlikely athletes who risk it all. A story of those who seek to push their limits… (2016, Documentary)