On September 30, 2022, Hollywood Suite will present a full day of programming from Indigenous creators in recognition and support of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Spotlighting the culture, history and perspectives of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, the programming will air on Hollywood Suite’s HS00 channel.
As well, Hollywood Suite is honoured to be the home of the broadcast premiere of the feature-length documentary The Long Ride Home on September 30 at 9pm ET on HS00. The documentary tells the story of a courageous group of Indigenous riders, led by Neil Sioux, who embark on a series of two-week-long horseback journeys across many traditional territories to bring awareness to the realities of our colonial past, end the over-representation of Indigenous children in care, and find a shared path forward.
The full National Day for Truth and Reconciliation programming lineup also includes work from Indigenous creators, such as Jeremy Torrie’s thriller The Corruption of Divine Providence (2020); the box office success Indian Horse (2017); Darlene Naponse’s Falls Around Her (2018) starring Tantoo Cardinal; Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education (2020); Stephanie Joline’s Stream Me (2021); the romance Great Great Great (2017); Abandoned: Angelique’s Isle (2018); and the supernatural drama from Shirley Cheechoo, Bearwalker (2001).
The new TV special Remembering The Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honours residential school survivors, their families, their communities and all the children who never made it home and will air at 8pm ET on HS00.
April 20, 2022 is NATIONAL CANADA FILM DAY and in celebration of this, Hollywood Suite in collaboration with imagineNATIVE FilmandMedia Arts Festival, is honouring Indigenous Filmmakers with a day of acclaimed programming on their 2000s channel.
On the line-up for the day are:
9:15 AM Stream Me
10:40 AM The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw
12:20 PM Empire of Dirt
2:05 PM The Snow Walker
4:00 PM Indian Horse
5:45 PM Falls Around Her
7:25 PM After The Last River
9:00 PM The Corruption of Divine Providence
10:40 PM Rhymes for Young Ghouls
12:10 AM Bearwalker
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Canneseries 2021 Dior Prize and Best Screenplay winner THE ALLEGATION is about to make its debut here in Canada. The German Drama based on true events in the ’90s, has received much acclaim and it arrives only on Hollywood Suite, the first two episodes airing April 7, 2022.
Conceived by German criminal lawyer turned best-selling author Ferdinand Von Schirach, The Allegation is inspired by the true story of a shocking child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the German legal system in the 1990s. When a pediatrician discovers seemingly incontrovertible evidence that a young girl has been abused, events are set in motion that lead to a judicial scandal of immense proportions. Stirred up by frenzied news coverage, prosecutors make a devastating case against the accused, with shocking implications. The Allegation is a poignant examination of the search for truth and justice, and the distorting power of social media.
“We are excited to showcase such a high-quality series for Canadian audiences. Like the compelling hit series Broadchurch, it’s a fast-paced, riveting thriller and represents a continuation of our commitment to bring top-tier international programming. We are excited for our audience to discover The Allegation, and I hope they will find it just as captivating as our programming team has,” said Sharon Stevens, VP Programming, Hollywood Suite.
The Allegation stars Peter Kurth (Inventing Anna; Babylon Berlin), Narges Rashidi (Gangs of London) and Sebastian Urzendowsky (The Way Back). Directed by Daniel Prochaska, the critically-acclaimed series was written by Von Schirach.
Hollywood Suite is proud to be broadcasting INTO THE DARK, sure to delight Horror fans! The 24-episode Film Anthology features a star-studded Cast, told at the length of feature films.
With 24 terrifying tales from a broad selection of genre filmmakers, creators and actors, each film features Blumhouse’s signature spin on a holiday story. From Valentine’s Day, to Mother’s Day and even Pet Appreciation Week – viewers can celebrate the horrors of the holidays all year long.
“We are thrilled to be the exclusive home of Into the Dark in Canada. We’re big fans of Blumhouse, a true leader in producing premium horror films like Get Out,Paranormal Activity and The Purge,“ said Sharon Stevens, Vice President, Programming at Hollywood Suite. “We’re honoured to bring this 24-film anthology to Hollywood Suite for a full year of fear.”
“Into the Dark has thrilled and delighted genre and horror-fans here in the U.S., and we’re excited that our neighbors to the North will now be able to enjoy the series too,” said Jeremy Gold, President of Production Blumhouse Television.
Into the Dark features a star-studded cast across all 24 feature length episodes, including Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Judy Greer (Halloween Kills), Steve Guttenberg (Three Men and a Baby), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Will Wheaton (Stand By Me), Lukas Gage (The White Lotus), and Samantha Mathis (American Psycho).
The critically-acclaimed anthology features directors including Nacho Vigalondo (Colossal), Chelsea Stardust (Satanic Panic), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Bingo Hell), Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 2009), Marcus Dunstan (The Collector), Sophia Takal (Black Christmas 2019), and Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead).
INTO THE DARK premieres February 14, 2022 at 9pm on Hollywood Suite with back-to-back premieres of DOWN and MY VALENTINE. Two new holiday-theme films arrive each month till the end of 2022.
It’s the Holidays at Hollywood Suite and to celebrate, you will be getting a free preview December 1, 2021 through January 5, 2022! They’ve got an amazing line-up of Movies and Series for you to enjoy so you’ll be plenty busy this Holiday Season. All you need to do is tune-in!
As announced previously HBO Max‘s GOMORRAH will be coming soon to to Hollywood Suite, but they also have a great mix of original programming and classics as well!
GOMORRAH Based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling book, the gritty Naples-set crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra. More popular than Game of Thrones in its native Italy, the award-winning series set a new standard for Italian television following its debut in 2014, and has gone on to receive widespread acclaim from both viewers and critics alike. To date, the series has been shown in over 190 territories worldwide, with The New York Times rating it in the top five of the top 30 international shows of the past decade. Seasons 1–3 will premiere On Demand December 1 with 36 episodes, followed by the Gomorrah feature film The Immortal, and seasons 4 and 5 in the new year.
WHO MADE THE LIST? The holidays wouldn’t be the same without Hollywood Suite gifting viewers with a little bit of sugar and spice. Much like a box of chocolates, there’s something for everyone on the Naughty and Nice Lists! Available on Hollywood Suite this December:
The Nice List … fun for the whole family!
The Bad News Bears (1976) The Dark Crystal (1982) The Secret of NIMH (1982) Legend (1985) Teen Wolf (1985) Babes in Toyland (1986) Prancer (1989) Uncle Buck (1989) A League of Their Own (1992) The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) Jumanji (1995) Harriet the Spy (1996) Mousehunt (1997) Men in Black (1997) Men in Black II (2002) Small Soldiers (1998) Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) Love Actually (2003) Surviving Christmas (2004) The Holiday (2006) Son of Rambow (2007) The Flight Before Christmas (2008) Four Christmases (2008) Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (2008) The Green Hornet (2011) The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Men in Black 3 (2012) About Time (2014) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) The Little Prince (2015) Wonder (2017)
The Naughty List … for the love of the anti-hero!
Citizen Kane (1941) Ocean’s 11 (1960) Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967) The Italian Job (1969) Dirty Harry (1971) A Clockwork Orange (1972) The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) California Split (1974) Taxi Driver (1976) The Great Train Robbery (1978) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Drugstore Cowboy (1989) Falling Down (1993) American Psycho (2000) Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004) In Bruges (2008) Drive (2012) Looper (2012) Nightcrawler (2014)
A YEAR IN FILM SEASON 3
The Hollywood Suite original documentary series A Year in Film explores how movies reflect the events, mood, politics, and culture of their time. This latest season covers the years 1971, 1980,1997 and 2005 and features appearances by filmmakers and experts, including Atom Egoyan, Norm Wilner, Andrea Subissati, Eastern Yoo, Robyn Citizen, Emily Gagne, Becky Shrimpton, Adam Nayman, Radheyan Simonpillai, and Charlotte Mickie.
Episodes will be released on Sundays at 9pm ET kicking off on December 5. After you watch the new episodes, listen toA Year in Film podcast to learn about the years featured in the series.
A Year in Film: 1971 – Premiering December 5, 2021 at 9pm ET
Henry and Henrietta. Harry Callahan. Popeye Doyle. John Shaft. Bree Daniels. The year was 1971 and two up-and-coming auteurs named George Lucas (THX-1138) and Steven Spielberg (Duel) burst onto the scene with their first feature films.
Films featured: Duel, THX-1138, A New Leaf, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Klute, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Mon Oncle Antoine, Dirty Harry, The French Connection, Shaft, A Clockwork Orange, and The Last Picture Show.
A Year in Film: 1980 – Premiering December 12, 2021 at 9pm ET
John Merrick. Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. Jack Lamotta. Jason Voorhees. This was not only a year of some of the most memorable characters in film, it was also the year when Post-It Notes were invented. A pretty great year.
Films featured:The Empire Strikes Back, Raging Bull, The Elephant Man, The Shining, Friday the 13th, The Changeling, Atlantic City, Airplane, 9 to 5, Little Darlings, Popeye, Heaven’s Gate, and Ordinary People.
A Year in Film: 1997 – Premiering December 19, 2021 at 9pm ET
Jack and Rose. Rollergirl. Dirk Diggler. Jay and Kay. Austin Powers. So many iconic characters, all in one epic year of cinema.
Films featured:Jackie Brown, Eve’s Bayou, Boogie Nights, Men in Black. Starship Troopers, Selena, Anaconda, U-Turn, Lost Highway, LA Confidential, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Cube, The Sweet Hereafter, and Titanic.
A Year in Film: 2005 – Premiering December 26, 2021 at 9pm ET
Shug and Dejay. Bruce Wayne. Mamma Mia and The Lion King lit up Broadway, YouTube and Reddit were born, and we definitely did NOT wish we could quit this exceptional year of movies.
Films featured: Batman Begins, Sin City, A History of Violence, Brokeback Mountain, C.R.A.Z.Y., Water, Where the Truth Lies, Junebug, The Squid and the Whale, Hustle & Flow, Munich, and War of the Worlds.
Acclaimed high-end Italian Drama series GOMORRAH is set to debut in Canada on Hollywood Suite with the first three seasons arriving next month, a total 36 episodes, followed by the Gomorrah feature film The Immortal and seasons 4 and 5 in the new year. The Series is distributed in the U.S. by HBO Max.
Based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling book, the gritty Naples-set crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra. More popular than Game of Thrones in its native Italy, the award-winning series set a new standard for Italian television following its debut in 2014, and has gone on to receive widespread acclaim from both viewers and critics alike. To date, the series has been shown in over 190 territories worldwide, with The New York Times rating it in the top five of the top 30 international shows of the past decade.
GOMORRAH seasons 1-3 broadcast on Hollywood Suite beginning December 6, 2021, with new episodes airing weekly on Mondays at 9pm ET. Seasons 4 and 5 will come to Hollywood Suite in early 2022, along with the feature film The Immortal and documentary special The Gomorrah Files.
Hollywood Suite is celebrating the career of Canadian Filmmaking icon Norman Jewison later this month, November 19-21, 2021. His Films have garnered home 12 Oscars and six of his films can be seen again!
The celebration will kick off on November 19, 2021 with The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966) at 9pm ET, followed by 1967’s groundbreaking In The Heat of The Night starring Sidney Poitier at 11:10pm ET, both on Hollywood Suite’s 70s channel.
On November 20 at 9pm ET, Hollywood Suite’s 80s channel will feature Best Friends (1982), starring Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn, followed by A Soldier’s Story (1984)at 10:55pm. You can catch Cher’s Oscar-winning performance in 1987’s Moonstruck at 9pm ET on November 21 on Hollywood Suite’s 80s channel before hopping over to the 90s channel at 10:45pm ET to be swept away in the 1994 romance Only You, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei.
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: