Sundance Now has announced the movies and TV series that are coming to the AMC Networks-owned streaming service in November. The Sundance Now November 2020 lineup features the thrilling original Riviera Season 3, starring Julia Stiles (Hustlers, 10 Things I Hate About You) and Rupert Graves (Sherlock).
The Sundance Now November 2020 schedule also features dark thriller Cold Call, starring Sally Lindsay, the riveting finale of the steamy legal drama The Split Season 2, and the films and documentaries below.
Sundance Now November 2020
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1
THE PAINTED VEIL
Golden Globe-winner based on the classic novel by W. Somerset Maugham. The Painted Veil is a love story set in the 1920s that tells the story of a young English couple, Walter (Edward Norton, Motherless Brooklyn), a middle class doctor and Kitty (Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive), an upper-class woman, who get married for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else. When he uncovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic and takes her along. Their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth. Also starring Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) and Liev Schreiber (Spotlight). (2006)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2
James White (Christopher Abbott, Girls, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), a twenty-something New Yorker, struggles to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of the momentous challenge of helping his mother (Cynthia Nixon, Sex and the City) as she fights cancer. Also starring Kid Cudi (Need for Speed) and Ron Livingston (Office Space). (2015)
MY FRIEND DAHMER
The true, haunting story of young Jeffrey Dahmer (played by Ross Lynch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Austin & Ally) – the shy adolescent in high school who becomes a notorious serial killer years later. Based on the 2012 graphic novel of the same name by cartoonist John “Derf” Backderf (played by Alex Wolff, Hereditary, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), who had been friends with Dahmer in high school in the 1970s, until the time Dahmer began his killing spree. Also starring Anne Heche (Six Days Seven Night) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men). (2017)
Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. A powerful film about one man’s epic journey from government insider to anarchist. (Documentary, 2017)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 5
RIVIERA, Season 3, Ep 1 | A new episode premieres every Thursday
Julia Stiles (Hustlers, 10 Things I Hate About You) returns for the third season of the sumptuous Sundance Now Original Series, joined by new cast member Rupert Graves (Sherlock) and returning cast members Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Jack Fox (Sanditon). A year has passed since the explosive finale of the last series and Georgina (Stiles) has abandoned the cursed Riviera, leaving all its devastation and damage behind to start a new life. Now a rising star in international art restitution, she has reinvented herself as Georgina Ryland, traveling the world with charismatic new ally Gabriel Hirsch (Graves), as they attempt to unravel a gilded conspiracy involving stolen artworks that will take them from Venice to Argentina.
THE SPLIT, Season 2, Ep 6 – FINALE
The finale of the steamy legal drama. After Hannah’s heartbreaking confession to Nathan about the night before their wedding, their marriage is in turmoil.
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 9
WHAT MAISIE KNEW
The offspring of a hot-headed musician (Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven) and an art dealer (Steve Coogan, Philomena), little Maisie (Onata Aprile, Boardwalk Empire) learns the hard way about how difficult divorce can be on a youngster. The quiet, obedient child gets caught in the middle as her self-absorbed parents use her as a pawn in a bitter custody battle. After her parents marry new mates, Maisie finds reason to hope for some genuine affection, but permanent damage to her psyche may have already been done. Also starring Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, Big Little Lies) and Joanna Vanderham (Warrior). (2012)
Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21-year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson) after their worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden. After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie’s past. Her curiosity piqued; she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems. (2012)
On their way home from China, married Christian missionaries Roy (Woody Harrelson, The People vs. Larry Flint) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer, Mary Poppins Returns) take a train from Beijing to Moscow. On board, they befriend Carlos (Eduardo Noriega, The Last Stand) and Abby (Kate Mara, Fantastic Four). When Roy does not return in time at one stop, Jessie waits for him to catch up at the next station. Carlos and Abby stay with her, insisting the town is unsafe, however Carlos’ attempts to “befriend” Jessie radically change the dynamic of the trip. Also starring Ben Kingsley (Gandhi). Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist). (2008)
AFTER THE WAVE
A documentary about the aftermath of the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand and the international forensic effort to identify and return home every victim to their families across the globe. (2014)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 10
WHO TOOK JOHNNY
Who Took Johnny explores an infamous 30-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on Johnny’s mother, Noreen, and her tireless quest for the truth. Along the way, there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations and a run-in with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. (Documentary, 2016)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 12
BANG, Season 1
From the producers of The Fall comes this award-winning Welsh drama about ambitious police officer Gina Jenkins (Catrin Stewart, Stella) and her troubled brother, Sam (Jacob Ifan, Cuffs). When Sam gets ahold of a gun, he sets off on a crime spree that endangers not only his life, but also his sister’s future in the force. Bilingual drama in English and Welsh with subtitles. (8 EPS, 2017)
RIVIERA, Season 3, Ep 2
Georgina emerges from having the rosary assessed by an antique jeweler only to be mugged. She races after the thief, who steals her gun, but abandons her bag. Her relief turns to dismay when she comes face to face with Nico Eltham.
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 16
Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith, Lady Bird) spends her final, ailing days with a younger, computerized version of her deceased husband (Jon Hamm, Mad Men). With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie’s Prime relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often-painful past. Also starring Tim Robbins (Mystic River) and Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise). (2017)
Three undocumented teenagers – a Dominican girl (Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Knives Out), an African boy (J. Mallory McCree, Homeland) and a Peruvian girl (Raquel Castro, Empire) – are about to graduate high school in the Bronx, while working with a teacher (Julianne Nicholson, August: Osage County) and a lawyer (Denis O’Hare, Dallas Buyers Club) to try to get proper documents to stay in the U.S. Forced to grow up quickly and navigate problems most adults don’t even have to face, the students are really just American teenagers who want to be with their friends, fall in love, and push back against authority. (2016)
BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG
Filmmakers Lekha Singh and Roger Spottiswoode examine areas of conflict around the world and ask what it takes to forgive under the most difficult of circumstances. (Documentary, 2012)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 19
A dark thriller set in Manchester, detailing the story of a single mother, June (Sally Lindsay, Coronation Street), as she tries to salvage her family’s future after a phone call that changes her life. Following the death of her elderly mother and fueled by a bubbling rage, June attempts to hunt down those responsible to seek her revenge. Each episode explores just how far a normal woman can be stretched when a very real threat to her – and her family’s – lives presents itself. (4 EPS, Available all at once)
RIVIERA, Season 3, Ep 3
A fully clothed Gabriel leaps to the rescue when he discovers Daphne sinking under the water. Once safe, she confides in Georgina how worthless Nico makes her feel, but Georgina is unequivocal: escaping Nico is something Daphne must do herself.
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 23
PARIS, JE T’AIME
An anthology film consisting of eighteen short films set in different places around Paris. Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened starring Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Steve Buscemi (Fargo), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight), Bob Hoskins (The Long Good Friday), Margo Martindale (August: Osage County), Emily Mortimer (Transsiberian), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and many more. Featuring segments directed by Gus Van Sant (Elephant), Joel and Ethan Cohen (Fargo), Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Alexander Payne (Election) and more. (2006)
When the South African government promises to ‘eradicate the slums’ and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban’s vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela’s example and become leaders in a growing social movement. (Documentary, 2012)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 26
RIVIERA, Season 3, Ep 4
Georgina wakes up in a remote psychiatric facility where she’s been forcibly admitted by Alex and Ellen to keep her quiet. Trapped and angry, she kicks off, vowing revenge. She’s determined to stay strong throughout her therapy sessions with Dr. Mathieu, but Alex and Ellen have given Dr. Mathieu a lot of information about her.
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 30
The controversial story behind the world’s most valuable painting, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt. The film recounts the struggle of 92-year-old Los Angeles resident Maria Altmann, who sued Austria to recover five Klimt paintings stolen from her family in Vienna by the Nazis in 1938. The paintings were considered national treasures by Austria and were proudly displayed in Vienna’s Belvedere Museum for over sixty years. Although it began as a legal dispute, it evolved into a political, cultural and ethical confrontation. In the process, Austria was forced to re-examine not only its role in Nazi art thefts, but also its anti-Semitic past. (Documentary, 2008)