Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vincent D'Onofrio films on Sundance Channel in June & July



The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Vincent D'Onofrio as Father Casey
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys is a 2002 independent comedy-drama film directed by Peter Care. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Jodie Foster, and Vincent D’Onofrio. The film is based on the semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel by Chris Fuhrman.

The film is about a group of Catholic school friends in the Southern United States in the 1970s who engage in a series of pranks and general mischief. The boys also collaborate on a comic book they call The Atomic Trinity. Interspersed within the film are segments of animated footage based on the comic book.

Fuhrman died of cancer before completing the final draft of the novel. The film is dedicated to his memory.

Set in the 1970s in the rural South, the film follows the lives of protagonist Francis Doyle (Emile Hirsch), and three of his friends, Tim Sullivan (Kieran Culkin), Wade Scalisi (Jake Richardson), and Joey Anderson (Tyler Long). The four boys all attend a private Catholic school named St. Agatha’s, which they each detest. The boys experiment with smoking and drinking, obsess over girls, and play pranks on their teachers, such as stealing their school’s statue of St.

Airs on Thursday, Jun. 27 at  9:15 AM ET

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Thumbsucker

Thumbsucker is a 2005 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Mills and adapted from the Walter Kirn novel of the same name. The movie focuses on teenager Justin Cobb (Lou Pucci) as he copes with his thumb-sucking problem, and on his experiments with hypnosis, sex and drugs.

Justin Cobb (Lou Taylor Pucci) is a shy 17-year-old in a family of four in suburban Oregon. He has a persistent thumb-sucking habit his father (Vincent D’Onofrio) disapproves of, which has led to major orthodontic repair. He addresses his parents by their first names, Mike and Audrey, so as not to make his father feel old. Audrey (Tilda Swinton), a registered nurse, is idly fascinated by actor Matt Schramm (Benjamin Bratt), entering a contest to win a date with him. She insists it is “innocent fun”, but is inordinately concerned with looking attractive for the contest.

Justin struggles on his school’s debate team, led by Mr. Geary (Vince Vaughn), which he joined to get closer to his environmentalist classmate Rebecca (Kelli Garner). He tries to start a relationship with her, but she rejects him after he cannot open up to her about his thumb-sucking habit.

Airings:

8:45 AM ETThursday, Jul. 11
2:45 PM ETThursday, Jul. 11
6:00 AM ETSunday, Jul. 21



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4 comments:

Claire said...

Altarboys is great. Thumbsucker, well ... but I gotta admit the soundtrack was nice.

Last ones they aired here were The Cell and FMJ (as usual). Still hoping for Guy someday ;-)

thereel said...

Yeah, I keep checking for "Guy" too.

Regina Caschetto said...

What I didn't like about "...Altar Boys" was the interspersed cartoons. "Thumbsucker" I love. Great performances, great cast, interesting to see Vincent play a so-called "normal" Dad.
Regina

Claire said...

And I so loved these animations ;-) and Jodie Foster BTW - whatever happened to her (haven't heard from her for quite a while now); interesting actress.

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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