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Sundance Now October 2021 Schedule Revealed

Sundance Now has announced the movies and TV series that are coming to the AMC Networks-owned streaming service in October. The Sundance Now October 2021 lineup includes world-class dramas, mysteries and comedies from Britain and beyond.

The Sundance Now October 2021 lineup includes the second season of One Lane Bridge, new episodes of Dead Places, and Trial in the Outback: The Lindy Chamberlain Story.

Sundance Now October 2021 Schedule Revealed

SUNDANCE NOW OCTOBER 2021

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1

The Iron Lady
An elderly Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada) talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. (2011, Drama)

Twenty Feet From Stardom
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. Filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a long- overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love and Merry Clayton. (2013, Documentary)

At Eternity’s Gate
At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented. Starring Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe as van Gogh. (2018, Drama)

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 4

Give Me Liberty
When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, one of America’s most segregated cities, Vic, a medical transport driver, is torn between his promise to get a group of elderly Russians to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a young black woman with ALS.

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 5

Cropsey
Two filmmakers investigate the disappearance of five children and the real boogeyman linked to them. Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of Cropsey. For the kids in their neighborhood, Cropsey was the escaped mental patient who lived in the old, abandoned Willowbrook Mental Institution and would come out at night to snatch children off the streets. Later, as teenagers, the filmmakers assumed Cropsey was just an urban legend: a cautionary tale used to keep them out of those abandoned buildings. That all changed in the summer of 1987 when 12-year-old Jennifer Schweiger disappeared from their community. (2009, Documentary)

Sundance Now October 2021

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 7

One Lane Bridge, Season 2, Episode 1
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One Lane Bridge Season 2 returns to Queenstown, New Zealand. When Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki, The Commons) uses his matakite to save his boss Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck, Lord of the Rings) from attempting suicide on infamous One Lane Bridge, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events that unleashes fierce rivalries, uncovers long- buried secrets and the claims the life of one of Ariki’s nearest and dearest. Burdened by his second sight, Ariki’s loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, including his own. (5 episodes, 2021)

Dead Places, Episode 5
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After the curator of a mysterious museum is murdered, Will and the team head out to help. Could it be true that the museum is part of a secret order established to hide and safeguard a number of powerful and dangerous relics? And what about the rumors of an ancient and terrifying statue that has fallen into the wrong hands? (Episode 5 of 8, 2021)

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 11

Monsieur Lazhar
Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. (2011, Drama)

Beats
A universal story of friendship, rebellion, and the irresistible power of music set against the backdrop of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994, which banned unlicensed raves across the UK, BEATS follows best friends and polar opposites Johnno and Spanner who, realizing they are destined for different futures, sneak out to an illegal party in pursuit of one last crazy night together. (2019, Drama)

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 12

Trial in the Outback: The Lindy Chamberlain Story
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Trial in the Outback: The Lindy Chamberlain Story explores the case that has figured in Australia’s collective conscious since 1980, when a dingo took Lindy Chamberlain’s defenseless baby in a random horrific attack. But it quickly turned into more than that, resulting in the trial of the century and Australia’s most notorious miscarriage of justice. Through interviews with Lindy, her children, and eyewitnesses today, archival footage and broadcasts and – for the first time – access to Lindy’s personal archive of family stills, movies, audio recordings and letters, the series is a compelling universal story that still resonates today. (2021, Documentary)

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 14

One Lane Bridge, Season 2, Episode 2
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As the eco activists mourn one of their own, the case focuses on the rich and powerful property developers, Charlotte, and Haggis McCrae, who have the most to lose if Planet Panic are successful. Stephen also has a personal score to settle with the couple as he blames them for destroying his reputation in Queenstown. As Ariki pays tribute to the deceased, he’s confronted with visions of a car accident that exposes another potential suspect.

Dead Places, Episode 6
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Thousands of years old, the famous African Baobab tree is steeped in mystery and intrigue. But when one tree begins to glow ominously in the middle of the night, Will and the team need to try and make sense of the impossible. Where is the alien light coming from? And where might it lead? Meanwhile, Will also has to come to terms with a series of disturbing dreams. Do they shed new light on what happened to his sister? (Episode 6 of 8, 2021)

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 18

Saving Atlantis
Saving Atlantis focuses on the dramatic loss of coral reef ecosystems around the world, the impact of that decline on the human communities that depend on them and those who are fighting to uncover the causes and find solutions before it’s too late. The film follows several story threads, including: scientists looking to unlock the microbial secrets to coral survival; a mysterious coral reef in Colombia that has withstood years of human pressures but now faces its greatest threat; and a group of young aboriginal students in Australia working to restore the ancient connections of their people to a marine habitat. (2019, Documentary)

Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much profiles mathematician Ted Slauson, a super fan of The Price Is Right. Interviews with Slauson reveal how he became fascinated with the show in the early 1970s, which drove him to memorize the prices of products, and his involvement in a major scandal with contestant Terry Kniess, who bid perfectly on a showcase in 2008. (2017, Documentary)

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21

Couple Trouble, Season 2
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One year after the divorce, Lise and Anders end up in the same bed. Anders new girlfriend Marie is out travelling, so Lise and Anders are forced to find out what the renewed feelings mean before Marie is home in one week. Lise and Anders reach out to find help at their former therapist… (8 episodes, 2020)

One Lane Bridge, Season 2, Episode 3
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As Ariki and Stephen work on multiple theories, tension reaches breaking point between the activists and the developers. Ariki tries to keep the peace but finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when the activists take matters into their own hands. In the aftermath, a clue is uncovered that may well break the case. But when Stephen realizes Ariki has jeopardized the lead, by partying with the suspects, it causes a massive ruction between them.

Dead Places, Episode 7
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After several villagers are murdered, Will and the team head out into the wilderness to meet with one of Joe’s former partners. Are the dead merely victims of Africa’s many natural predators? Or is there something otherworldly living on a small island in the middle of a lake? Meanwhile, Kelly confesses to a dark personal secret and new memories threaten Will’s sanity. (Episode 7 of 8, 2021)

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 25

Zulu Summer
After receiving a suspicious e-mail from an African prince, a radio DJ in small-town Montana forges an international alliance that will change the lives of people continents apart. (2019, Documentary)

101 Seconds
101 Seconds intimately documents two families’ journeys from grieving survivors to hopeful gun safety advocates even as they are confronted by the reality of gun politics in modern America. As Oregon transforms into ground zero for a reinvigorated debate surrounding the place of guns in American society, the film reveals the deep tensions surrounding gun safety in America and bears witness to the persistent challenges in changing a status quo that results in more than 30,000 American deaths every year. (2018, Documentary)

Short Term 12
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. (2019, Drama)

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 28

Dead Places, Episode 8, FINALE
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After years of living in denial, Will finally discovers the truth about his sister’s death. Did she really drown in a canal as he’s been led to believe? Or was there more to it than that? As Will and the team inch ever closer to a devastating realization, only one thing is certain. Not everyone will make it out alive. (Episode 8 of 8, 2021)

One Lane Bridge, Season 2, Episode 4
Exclusive Premiere
Stephen’s damaged reputation amongst the locals sees him under investigation by the police hierarchy. Ariki tries to support his boss, but recognizes Stephen often plays by his own rules when policing the town. As Ariki is sidelined by Stephen, he draws closer to someone who shares some of his experiences with the supernatural and this opens the way for a secret Stephen has been keeping about the murder victim to finally be exposed.


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