The Iconic Films that Defined Our Decades: A Sundance Channel Month-Long Movie Retrospective

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August 1st, 2013

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THE ICONIC FILMS THAT DEFINED OUR DECADES:
A SUNDANCE CHANNEL MONTH-LONG MOVIE RETROSPECTIVE

Beginning August 5th, “Decades” Celebrates Beloved Films from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000’s Including Saturday Night Fever, This is Spinal Tap and Black Swan

NEW YORK, August 1, 2013 – This August, Sundance Channel invites viewers to bust out their white polyester disco Suits and black feathered leotards for a “Decades” summer movie marathon, celebrating the films that accompanied and maybe shaped our journey to adulthood. Beginning Monday August 5th, the network will spotlight some of the pop culture classics from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s.  From “follow the money” to “greed is good,” from “lick my love pump” to “the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return,” all the memorable moments, shifting mores, and movie magic from the films that defined our decades.

“Decades” month kicks off at the disco on August 5th with 70’s perennial favorite Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta.  During the week of August 12th, relive the angst of high school with Winona Ryder in the seminal cult classic Heathers.   Next up, viewers can experience the highs and lows of post-college life with the gang from St. Elmo’s Fire, and then reunite with old friends in the emotionally immersive The Big Chill. Beginning August 19th, ‘90s week honors amazing acting with Tom Hanks' Academy Award® winning turn as an AIDS patient fighting for his rights in Philadelphia as well as Kevin Spacey’s captivating performance in the neo-noir classic The Usual Suspects.  The marathon concludes the week of August 26th and features some true fan favorites from the 2000’s including Natalie Portman’s Academy Award® winning role in Black Swan and the ever-popular star-studded romantic comedy, Love Actually.

Complete listings for the month of August can be found below:

Decades kicks off on Monday, August 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT with 70’s Week:
Can you boogie?  If so, tune in Weeknights at 8:00pm ET/PT to catch back to back groovy movies.

Monday, August 5th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Saturday Night Fever

Tuesday, August 6th:
8:00pm ET/PT       One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
10:30pm ET/PT     All the President’s Men

Wednesday, August 7th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Dog Day Afternoon
10:15pm ET/PT     Norma Rae

Thursday, August 8th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Vanishing Point
10:00pm ET/PT     Marathon Man

Friday, August 9th:
8:00pm ET/PT       The Warriors
9:45pm ET/PT       A Clockwork Orange

80’s Week begins on Monday, August 12 at 8:00pm ET/PT
If you’re ready to watch some totally awesome 80’s classics then tune in Monday–Friday at 8:00pm ET/PT.  Don’t miss this bad to the bone experience.

Monday, August 12th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Roxanne

Tuesday, August 13th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Heathers
10:00pm ET/PT     Big Trouble Little China

Wednesday, August 14th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Spies Like Us
9:45pm ET/PT       This is Spinal Tap

Thursday, August 15th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Wall Street
10:15pm ET/PT     American Gigolo

Friday, August 16th:
8:00pm ET/PT       St. Elmo’s Fire
10:00pm ET/PT     The Big Chill

90’s Week kicks off on Monday, August 19 at 8:00pm ET/PT
The 90’s had movies that were “Da Bomb”.  If you missed them it’s all good because
Weeknights at 8:00pm ET/PT we’re giving you a chance to catch up.

Monday, August 19th:
8:00pm ET/PT       King of New York

Tuesday, August 20th:
8:00pm ET/PT       The Player
10:15pm ET/PT     Short Cuts

Wednesday, August 21th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Philadelphia
10:15pm ET/PT     My Own Private Idaho

Thursday, August 22th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
10:00pm ET/PT     Wild at Heart

Friday, August 23th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Dead Man Walking
10:00pm ET/PT     The Usual Suspects
2000’s Week begins on Monday, August 26 at 8:00pm ET/PT
OMG!  Relive the movies of last few years, or see them for the first time Weeknights at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Monday, August 26th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Wonder Boys

Tuesday, August 27th:
8:00pm ET/PT       You Can Count on Me
10:00pm ET/PT     The Virgin Suicides

Wednesday, August 28th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Secretary
10:00pm ET/PT     Black Swan

Thursday, August 29th:
8:00pm ET/PT       There Will Be Blood
10:30pm ET/PT     Snatch

Friday, August 30th:
8:00pm ET/PT       Moulin Rouge
10:15pm ET/PT     Love Actually

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  • Rich

    No “Rocky Horror Picture Show”?
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