With temperatures rising, take a break from the heat with our fresh titles for June!
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People will debut on EPIX June 6th. Set at a predominantly white college, writer-director Justin Simien’s first feature-length film follows the travails of protagonist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson, who you may remember from Veronica Mars). Sam uses her eponymous radio show, “Dear White People” to launch a shrewd, original satire of contemporary U.S. race relations that you won’t want to miss this summer.
Jason Reitman’s recent dramedy, Men, Women, and Children will arrive on EPIX on June 14, where it is sure to make a splash with what film critic Justin Chang calls, “a carefully diagrammed thesis movie about The Way We Live Now…” by which he means, “…how our attachments to the virtual world are destroying our relationships and turning us into a race of fame-obsessed, porn-addicted, e-zombies.” Adapted from Chad Kultgen’s 2011 novel, the film features a motley, ensemble cast, including Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Travis Pope, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Dennis Haysbert, J.K. Simmons, Olivia Crocicchia, Ansel Elgort, and Emma Thompson (in voice-over narration).
On June 26, comic Lisa Lampanelli will premiere her first stand-up special for EPIX, Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board. Recorded live at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester, New York, Lampanelli’s set features her signature brand of brash, bold comedy, which she channels into hilarious insults, as well as observational humor about her personal experiences with weight loss and divorce, among other topics.
Don’t forget to tune in for this EPIX Original Comedy event on June 26th at 10 p.m!
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