We are at Mid June so of course we now look to July to see what is coming our way from premium streaming service, Sundance Now. There is a lot to check out from new shows to returning series. This summer we will see a star studded entry Friends with Money Bringing Jennifer Aniston back to the screen along with a bevy of other TV and movie veterans. Also coming will be more episodes from from the Bureau. See the full lineup below.
Wednesday, July 1
FRIENDS WITH MONEY
Olivia (Jennifer Aniston, Friends) is a single, cash-strapped woman working as a maid in Los Angeles in order to make ends meet. She is surrounded by a support network of well-off friends consisting of Franny (Joan Cusack, In & Out) – a stay at home mom with a large trust fund; Christine (Catherine Keener, Capote) – a successful television writer; Jane (Frances McDormand, Fargo) – a fashion designer and their husbands. Also starring Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Simon McBurney (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0), Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family). (2006)
Thursday, July 2
BLINDED (Foreign Language)
Based on the book by Carolina Neurath, this financial thriller follows young financial journalist Bea Farkas (Julia Ragnarsson, Midsommar), who is having a secret affair with bank director Peder Rooth (Matias Varela, Narcos). She knows it’s unprofessional – it’s her job to investigate people like him – but she’s in love and can’t bring herself to end it. But when she’s given the assignment to monitor the bank’s quarterly report, she soon senses that Peder is hiding something. (8 EPS, Available all at once)
LIAR Season 2, Ep 5
Another episode of the addicting British psychological thriller. A vital piece of evidence comes to light. Laura, blindsided, seeks to discover its origin, and with Katy and Liam’s help, she’s led to a startling new suspect.
THE BUREAU Season 5, Ep 3 (Sundance Now Original)
Another episode of the critically acclaimed French spy thriller. Pavel Lebedev starts his job at the FSB and Bakatine, one of the Internal Security agents, is suspicious of him. Getting more and more paranoid about Russia by the day, JJA tries to contact Pavel to assign him a mission. Sisteron is sent to Cairo to verify whether or not Marie-Jeanne is behind the leaks. Meanwhile, Marie-Jeanne takes on a new trainee – Salim, the sheikh’s son. The Bureau manages to track César down in Phnom Penh; the FSB asks him to run a group of expert hackers specializing in certain forms of cyber warfare.
Monday, July 6
There are dysfunctional families and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway (Harrison Gilbertson,Need for Speed) has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom (Geena Davis, Thelma & Louise), distant brother (Harry Cook, Drown) and stoic dad (Joel Tobeck, 30 Days of Night). But when Billy starts to act out, everything changes for him and his family. (2009)
AN AMERICAN ASCENT
In only a few decades the United States will become a majority-minority nation, as people of color will outnumber today’s white majority for the first time ever. Yet, a staggering number of people in this soon-to-be majority do not consider the outdoors as a place for them. By taking on the grueling, 20,310-foot peak of the continent’s biggest mountain, nine African American climbers set out to shrink this Adventure Gap by building a legacy of inclusion in the outdoor/adventure community. The film addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the world’s most iconic peaks. (Documentary, 2014)
Thursday, July 9
THE FALL, Season 2
It has been ten days since Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey) fled Belfast and Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Golden Globe-winner Gillian Anderson, The X-Files) is running out of time to catch him. Then Spector commits a brazen crime to silence someone from his past and Gibson finds crucial evidence that puts her hot on his trail once more. (6 EPS, Available all at once)
LIAR Season 2, Ep 6 – (FINALE)
Laura takes drastic measures to hold Oliver accountable and the truth of what happened on the morning Andrew died is finally revealed.
THE BUREAU Season 5, Ep 4 (Sundance Now Original)
Bakatine’s ongoing investigation of Pavel Lebedev creates conflict with Karlov. Despite his borderline attitude and the fear this arouses in Sisteron, JJA manages to track down the source of the article. Marina helps Mille Sabord prepare the next step in his mission. When he questions her about Paul Lefebvre’s past – the man who disappeared in Ukraine – JJA has to step in and handle him. César messes up badly during a big hacking op. Nadia gets a strange message from the love of her life. Pavel Lebedev finally accepts JJA’s deal: he’ll recruit Karlov.
Monday, July 13
MADONNA: Goddess of Pop
This documentary of pop icon Madonna takes an inside look at the artist’s creative life and career, through the unique lens as her life as a dancer. Originally attending the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship, Madonna’s intense use of physicality has always been integral to her music, and this film discusses how she used it to achieve success, as told through interviews, rare archival footage, concert scenes and more. (2012)
Directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, U.S.A., American Dream), in collaboration with NowThis, this documentary offers a unique and intimate perspective into the experience of building a new home after fleeing the traumas of war. (2018)
Thursday, July 16
THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Based on a novel by Michael Robotham, this drama builds on an encounter between two heavily pregnant women in a supermarket just outside of Sydney. While Meghan (Jessica De Gouw, Arrow, The Crown) is an upwardly mobile social media influencer, Agatha (Laura Carmichael, Downton Abbey) struggles to get by, working a low-wage job without any spousal support. Both have secrets that gradually emerge as their lives collide. Also starring Michael Dorman (Patriot).
THE BUREAU Season 5, Ep 5
Nadia and Pavel Lebedev spend some time together in Moscow, with Karlov’s blessing. Marina comes to help Mille Sabord on the ground. Pavel provides a file on Karlov, but Ponte refuses to endorse his recruitment, fearing it might compromise César’s mission. JJA gets upset. Now, Ponte is also starting to doubt JJA’s power of judgment. Mille Sabord gets a little closer to a Saudi Intelligence agent and finds leverage for recruitment.
Monday, July 20
SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF’S
A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons and celebrities. (2013)
A documentary celebrating the life and work of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Written by Dalton Trumbo’s son, Christopher. (2007)
Tuesday, July 21
MURDER TRIAL: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming
Margaret Fleming was a vulnerable adult understood by authorities to be in the full-time care of Edward Cairney and Avril Jones, living in a remote coastal property in Scotland. But when police started questioning Margaret’s friends and family, they were told no one had seen her since 1999. In the murder trial that unfolds, Cairney and Jones stand accused of killing her, disposing of her body and claiming benefits in her name for 16 years. (2020, 2 EPS)
Thursday, July 23
THE BUREAU Season 5, Ep 6
Jonas goes to Cairo to strike a deal with the sheikh. Sisteron has to remain discreet as he goes about investigating JJA. César supervises a huge cyber-attack on various European institutions; meanwhile, Bakatine continues to probe him. Now the Bureau has a collateral issue to deal with: one of the targets of the cyber-attack was a Belgian hospital. They’re in a dilemma: should they bail the hospital out or protect César? As JJA strives to keep his head above water, some murky business from his past comes back to haunt him: a Russian affair.
THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, Ep 2
Meghan’s explosive secret comes to light. With Meghan’s due date brought forward, Agatha must step up her plans.
Monday, July 27
CAROL CHANNING: Larger Than Life
Carol Channing’s life story is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. This inspirational film captures the 90-year-old icon’s magic and vivacity both onstage and off, past and present. Illuminated by behind-the-curtain stories from Lily Tomlin, Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Tyne Daly, Tippi Hedren, Loni Anderson and Debbie Reynolds, Phyllis Diller, Tommy Tune, Bob Mackie and Bruce Vilanch. (2012)
BREAKING A MONSTER
Three 7th graders play heavy metal/speed punk as the band “Unlocking the Truth.” When the band’s internet fame explodes, they go from playing music they love, to the very adult world of touring, managers and a $1.8 million record contract. (2016)
Thursday, July 30
IDIOMATIC, Season 2 (Sundance Now Exclusive, Foreign Language)
Idiomatic follows the life and times of an urban, bilingual, environmentally conscious left-wing couple in their thirties: Aino (Anna Paavilainen), who’s originally from Finnish Lapland, and Swedish-speaking Micke (Elmer Bäck). In the second season, they consider starting a family, which is easier said than done! Aino and Micke have settled in a wealthy neighborhood in Helsinki where they live in Micke’s parents’ apartment. They share the apartment with Aino’s unemployed brother, who’s still trying to figure out what to do with his life. When Aino hears that a friend is pregnant, she and Micke discuss starting a family. Are they ready to become parents? Is their relationship ready for a new family member? Is the time right to have a baby, especially now that their careers are at a critical turning point? (9 EPS, Available all at once)
THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, Ep 3
A scarring trauma in Agatha’s past is revealed. Meghan heads to the hospital to have her baby, unaware that she might be in danger.
THE BUREAU Season 5, Ep 7
Pavel Lebedev sees Nadia again. Mille Sabord is snooping around more than ever to find out about Malotru’s past, making the Bureau very nervous. JJA orders his extraction but Sisteron thinks such a radical decision is unnecessary. Over in Cairo, Marie-Jeanne’s hotel is the subject of a terrorist attack.