Hollywood Suite will be honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. A special selection of programming centering on Indigenous stories will be available on the 2000s channel.
Programming begins on September 29 with the premiere of Darlene Naponse’s award-winning film Falls Around Her (2018), following a world-famous Anishinaabe musician (Tantoo Cardinal) who leaves everything behind to return to her reservation to live alone. September 30 kicks off with Indian Horse (2017) an adaptation of Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, which sheds light on the dark history of Indigenous Residential Schools; Stream Me(2020) which explores the story of a teenage girl from rural Nova Scotia who overcomes her insecurities by thriving in the world of online streaming, and After The Last River (2015) which documents a remote community which lurches from crisis to crisis as their homeland transforms into a modern frontier.
The full day of programming also includes The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw (2019), chronicling a woman who reluctantly returns to her isolated reserve to help her father care for her bitter mother; writer-director Jeff Barnaby’s Canadian Screen Award-nominated film Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013); and Atanarjuat (2001), which sees an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in a community. In addition to this broadcast lineup, viewers can revisit Shirley Cheechoo’s stirring feature Bearwalker (2001) on demand in both September and October.
Hollywood Suite will also air two specials: Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education (2020) on September 30 and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (in partnership with APTN, CBC/Radio-Canada, Insight Productions and Canadian Heritage) on October 1.
7:20 PM Falls Around Her
8:10 AM Indian Horse 9:55 AM Stream Me 11:20 AM After The Last River 12:55 PM The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw 2:35 PM Indian Horse 4:20 PM Falls Around Her 6:00 PM Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education 7:30 PM Rhymes for Young Ghouls 9:00 PM Atanarjuat
October 1 8:00 PM National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Special (2021)
David Cronenberg stars in S4 of SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD which will air exclusively in Canada on Hollywood Suite. The new Season which consists of eight episodes, features returning Cast: Paula Brancati (Dark Oracle), Jefferson Brown (Carrie), Patrice Goodman (Sunnyside), Sabrina Grdevich (A. I. Artificial Intelligence), and Christopher Jacot (Going the Distance). Joining the cast this season are Rachael Crawford (Heartland), Jeananne Goossen (The Walking Dead), Sydney Meyer (Departure) and Alex Ozerov (The Americans).
S4 centers on a wealthy, dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they will be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer.
Two new episodes air 9 PM ET every Monday in October 2021, only on Hollywood Suite.
Hollywood Suite also presents SHOCKTOBER with a wide array of Horror classics available via On-Demand. The list includes:
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
The Birds (1963)
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Exorcist: The Version You’ve Never Seen Before (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Friday the 13th (1980)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
The Hand (1981)
Fright Night (1985)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1985)
Chopping Mall (1986)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Near Dark (1987)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Stephen King’s Silver Bullet (1989)
Army of Darkness (1992)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
The Craft (1996)
Event Horizon (1997)
Scream 2 (1997)
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
The Faculty (1998)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Final Destination (2000)
Scream 3 (2000)
Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (2004)
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead (2009)
Scream 4 (2011)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The Retreat (2021)
A Taste of Blood (2021)
Also available On Demand as part of the Thrillers and Chillers collection:
Metric fans will delight that they soon will be able to see their Documentary METRIC: DREAMS SO REAL on Hollywood Suite! The Film documents their 2016 sold-out world tour.
The Documentary captures the Canadian rock group’s last live performance of a sold-out world tour in Vancouver, BC back in 2016. Recorded by 26 cameras, and audio mixed by multi-GRAMMY winner David Bottrill, the film features fan favourites over five of the band’s albums including indelible hits “Breathing Underwater”, “Gold Guns Girls” and “Help I’m Alive”.
For you Music Lovers, Hollywood Suite‘s got plenty of content for you September 2021 including:
September 1Bandar Band,Dirty Dancing, La Bamba, Singles
September 2Metric: Dreams So Real, The Wrecking Crew!
September 4Don’t Look Back, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
September 6 TheLast Days Of Disco, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Xanadu, Fame, Divine Madness, Muriel’s Wedding, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of theDesert, Pitch Perfect, 20 Feet From Stardom
September 8Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Buddy Holly Story
September 9 Elvis on Tour, King Creole, Blue Hawaii
September 10Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas, Love Me Tender
September 13Jimi Hendrix, Carmen Jones, The Girl Can’t Help It, Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo, Purple Rain, Sign O’The Times, Prince: Rave UN2 The Year2000, The Five Heartbeats, Selena, Gerry, Sing Street, Kinky Boots, SoulPower September 17 Little Voice, The Blues Brothers
September 20Cover Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains, Urgh! A Music War, The Decline of Western Civilization, Paul Simon: Concert in the Park, Backbeat, Swingers, Almost Famous, 20th Century Woman, Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine
September 22The Sapphires
September 23The Night They Raided Minsky’s
September 25 Top Gun, So I Married An Axe Murderer
September 27 Coldplay: Live In São Paulo, The Who: at Kilburn 1977, Lisztomania, The Kids Are Alright, Beat Street, Labyrinth, Detroit Rock City, Can’t Hardly Wait, She’s All That
September 28 Performance
METRIC: DREAMS SO REAL premieres on Hollywood Suite9 PM ET on September 2, 2021.
Hollywood Suite has announced today that they will be the home of RELENTLESS: THE KEVIN PARTER STORY, the four-part Docu-Series by Ryan Mains about a 40-something paramedic who embarked on a career in professional hockey.
Relentless: The Kevin Porter Story will air with two back-to-back episodes on September 21 beginning at 9pm ET, followed by the final two episodes on September 28 at 9pm ET. The whole series will be available on Hollywood Suite On Demand starting September 1.
Relentless: The Kevin Porter Story was produced and directed by Ryan Mains, who also served as Director of Photography and co-wrote the series with Derek Raby. It was executive produced by David Kines and Julie Kumaria.
CNN Originals Docu-Series THE MOVIES, with Tom Hanks serving as Executive Producer, arrives next month on Hollywood Suite! Split by era over six episodes, the Series gives an in-depth look at the movies that defined the decade and influenced a generation. There will be star-studded interviews as well.
The Movies features interviews with Paul Thomas Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Jon Favreau, Antoine Fuqua, Morgan Freeman, Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Amy Heckerling, Ron Howard, Holly Hunter, Anjelica Huston, Baz Luhrmann, Julianne Moore, Ed Norton, Rob Reiner, Molly Ringwald, Maya Rudolph, Ridley Scott, John Singleton, Sharon Stone, Robert Zemeckis and many more.
THE SEVENTIES Tuesday, August 10 at 8pm ET
The episode explores the films of the 70s that pushed the medium of movie-making such as The Godfather, The Exorcist and Jaws.
THE EIGHTIES Tuesday, August 17 at 8pm ET
The episode explores the crowd-pleasing titles of the 80s such as The Empire Strikes Back, E.T. and The Breakfast Club.
THE NINETIES Tuesday, August 24 at 8pm ET
The episode explores movie stars of the 90s like Julia Roberts and Will Smith and beloved films such as Jurassic Park, Titanic and Pulp Fiction.
THE 2000S TO TODAY Tuesday, August 31 at 8pm ET
The episode explores popular films of the 2000s such as Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and Moulin Rouge.
THE GOLDEN AGE Tuesday, September 7 at 8pm ET
The episode explores the most iconic films from the 1930s through the 1950s such as King Kong, Casablanca and A Star is Born.
THE SIXTIES Tuesday, September 14 at 8pm ET
The episode explores the popular films of the 60s such as West Side Story, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Graduate.
The Movies will make its debut with “The Seventies” on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 8pm ET, with new episodes following Tuesdays at 8pm ET through September 14. All episodes of The Movies will be available on Hollywood Suite On Demand beginning August 1.
STAGED Season 2 arrives next month on Hollywood Suite, the acclaimed BBC One Series filmed during the pandemic, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
Season 2 follows the “real” Michael Sheen (The Queen) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) following the success of the first season of Staged. Simon Evans (portrayed by creator… Simon Evans) begins work on an American remake of the first series, but the stars are not asked to reprise their roles. Whoopi Goldberg joins the cast as Michael and David’s agent and Ben Schwartz as her assistant.
This eight-part, half-hour series was filmed entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic and features guest appearances bySimon Pegg, Christoph Waltz, Ewan McGregor, Ken Jeong, Jim Parsons, and Josh Gad. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Cate Blanchett.
The first four episodes of Staged Season 2 will premiere July 20 starting at 9pm ET, with the last four episodes following on July 27 at 9pm ET. Viewers can catch up on Season 1 now On Demand.
Episode One “Saddle Up Sheen” – July 20, 9pm ET
Episode Two “Long Time, No See” – July 20, 9:25pm ET
Episode Three “The Dirty Mochyns” – July 20, 9:50 ET
Episode Four “Woofty Doofty, David” – July 20, 10:15pm ET
Episode Five “The Warthog and the Mongoose, Part 1” – July 27, 9pm ET
Episode Six “The Warthog and the Mongoose, Part 2” – July 27, 9:25pm ET
Episode Seven “The Loo Recluse”, July 27 , 9:50pm ET
Episode Eight: “Until They Get Home”, July 27, 10:15pm ET
Hollywood Suite is pleased to announce a partnership with Women in Film & Television Toronto(WIFT Toronto) to launch the WIFT Indigenous Writers Program.
The free, intensive four-day program will include two full-time mentors, industry guest speakers, case studies, writing and pitching workshops, and peer-to-peer mentorship. By engaging key partners including industry leaders, experienced creators, writers, broadcasters, funders and more, the program aims to bring the best education and career opportunities to Indigenous creators whose stories need to be heard.
The application portal will open on August 9, 2021, and all WIFT Toronto members who are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit who do not currently have a WIFT Toronto membership may still apply. Anyone chosen for the program that is not a member will be granted a one-year complimentary membership thanks to donations made to the Foundation for WIFT Toronto.
Detailed information on the program including the application process and deadlines will be available shortly.
We know many of you are excited about this! Acclaimed UK Series LINE OF DUTY is coming in Canada to Hollywood Suite! Season Six arrives this October. Seasons One through Five are available now on-demand.
Set a year and half after the events of the previous season, season 6 will see the return of Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston reprising their roles as DI Kate Fleming, Superintendent Ted Hastings and DS Steve Arnott, with Shalom Brune-Franklin (Our Girl) as a new addition to the AC-12 team. Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) makes her debut as Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case whose suspicious conduct attracts the attention of AC-12 unit.