Corus lays out Sundance schedule

Slings and Arrows brought back for Mondays, Peter Bart and Peter Gruber to co-host interviews with insiders

Paul Gross and Kayne West have landed on Corus’ Sundance Channel, which has announced programming ahead of its March 1 launch.

Primetime on the lifestyle and movie channel will be organized into nightly, themed blocks.

On Mondays, ‘Sundance Stage’ focuses on adaptations of stage plays and kicks off with Gross’ series Slings & Arrows. American Film Theatre follows with The Homecoming, The Maids, Rhinoceros and Luther slated in March.

In the House, featuring Hollywood insiders Peter Guber and Peter Bart, kicks off Tuesday’s ‘Critics Choice’ block, with the producer and former Variety editor-in-chief offering insights, opinions and interviews with motion picture execs. Festival films follow each episode, with initial selections including Tom Gilroy’s TIFF winner Spring Forward and Brother’s Keeper, winner of the Sundance festival’s audience award.

Wednesdays (‘Sundance Series’) are dedicated to the best of Sundance original productions, while Thursday’s ‘Sonic Screen’ focuses on aural offerings like Music Makers, 360 Sessions and London Live, showcasing concerts by recording stars Beck, Feist and Kanye West.

Friday nights are reserved for ‘Theatreland,’ which includes a documentary series on the London theater scene, while Saturday’s ‘Midnight Snack’ airs cult classics in the tradition of Naked Lunch, Return of the Secaucus Seven and Brother From Another Planet.

On Sundays, ‘Asia Extreme’ focuses on innovative Far East filmmakers, with titles like Bloody Reunion, Divergence and Triad Election turning the spotlight on imaginative Asian directors.

And for short-form relief? Isabella Rossellini’s much-lauded Green Porno shorts will inform viewers about animal kingdom mating rituals, specifically insects and sea creatures.

From Media in Canada