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Bollywood Hero Flash Mob in Times Square

Bollywood Hero Flash Mob in Times Square (photo)

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On August 4th, 2009, dozens of Bollywood dancers suddenly began to dance in the middle of Times Square to support Bollywood Hero, a 3 part mini-series on IFC. Bollywood Hero stars Chris Kattan, Neha Dhupia, Pooja Kumar and the show’s choreographer Longinus Fernandes (Slumdog Millionaire) were in attendance. The mini-series premieres August 6th, 7th and 8th at 10pm on IFC.

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Trump Funny or Die

Art of the Spoof

Watch Johnny Depp, Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt and More in Funny or Die’s Donald Trump Biopic

Johnny Depp just got very classy.

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We’re barely halfway through February, but this year’s Too Many Cooks Award for the most bizarre comedy project is already a lock. Blindsiding the world with greatness without any warning, Funny or Die released a 50-minute Donald Trump parody starring an unrecognizable Johnny Depp as Donny.

Ron Howard introduces this “lost” 1988 TV movie adaptation of Trump’s how-to manual The Art of the Deal produced with the retro quality of a Wendy’s training video. Along for the big hair and shoulder pads flashback are Patton Oswalt, Alfred Molina, Todd Margaret‘s Jack McBrayer, Andy Richter, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Scheer, and Michaela Watkins as Ivana — as well as many Reagan-era surprises like a cameo from that loveable cat eater ALF and a theme song by Kenny Loggins.

Much like Eric Jonrosh of The Spoils Before Dying and The Spoils of Babylon fame, “Trump” writes, directs, and narrates his own epic tale of real estate wheelings-and-dealings. Check out the trailer below, and head over to Funny or Die to watch the full Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal movie before the real Donald sics his army of lawyers on Will Ferrell and company. (For more bizarro Johnny Depp characters, be sure to catch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this month on IFC.)

What to Watch on IFC in August

What to Watch on IFC in August (photo)

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Chris Kattan is synonymous with “Saturday Night Live,” where he memorably played a variety of characters, including Mango and a head-bopping Butabi brother. Fast forward a few years, and the comedian is taking on a new role — himself. This month, IFC presents “Bollywood Hero,” a three-part miniseries in which Kattan plays a fed-up Hollywood actor who leaves Tinseltown to become a Bollywood leading man. Tune in August 6, 7, and 8 at 10pm as Kattan travels to India, learning about the culture as well as the hardships of making it in the largest film industry in the world. Special guest appearances include Keanu Reeves, fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph, David Alan Grier, Jennifer Coolidge and many more. The series also stars Julian Sands, former Miss India Neha Dhupia, and another leading Bollywood actress, Pooja Kumar. And, catch a Bollywood film every Sunday at 10am to see Dhupia and other Bollywood movie stars like Anil Kapoor from “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Also in this most sweltering of months, tune in Thursday, August 13th at 6pm for a night of hell-raisers turning up the heat. It all begins with “The Honeymoon Killers,” about a real-life couple who swindled and murdered rich women during the 1940s. Then, catch “Seven,” David Fincher’s infamous thriller with one of the most twisted endings ever; Rob Zombie’s sequel to “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects”; “Halloween”; and rounding out the night, two films based on true-life horrors: “Ed Gein” and “Dahmer.”

And, check out the premiere of a brand new series on IFC — “The Jon Dore Television Show,” a mockumentary-style sketch comedy from the dirty imagination of well, Jon Dore. Look for it Tuesday night in the Automat at 10pm.

PREMIERES THIS MONTH:

  • THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE This biopic from the director of ‘American Psycho,’ tells the story of infamous 1950’s pin-up girl Bettie Page and how she went on to become one of the most identifiable sex icons in history. Stars Gretchen Mol and Lili Taylor. Premieres Saturday, August 1st @ 8pm.
  • SEVEN Kevin Spacey gave a chilling performance in this thriller about a serial killer who manages to weave around two cops as he goes on a rampage murdering people he believes committed one of the seven deadly sins. Ensemble cast also includes Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Gwyneth Paltrow and is directed by David Fincher, who also helmed ‘Fight Club.’ Premieres Sunday, August 2nd @ 8:55pm.
  • SECRETARY Kinky flick featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a newly hired secretary who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with her lawyer boss, played by James Spader. Premieres Saturday, August 8th @ 11:05pm.
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 In this follow up to the original, The Creeper is just ending his 23 day feeding frenzy when he comes across a doomed bus full of basketball players and cheerleaders in the middle of nowhere. Premieres Wednesday, August 12th @ 9:35pm.

Real-life Mumbai Heroes: Project Crayons

Real-life Mumbai Heroes: Project Crayons (photo)

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We here at IFC would like to introduce Project Crayons, an amazing organization in Mumbai that supports Indian girls in distress by providing shelter, education and healthcare in their group home.

We’re grateful that Project Crayons invited us to film at one of their locations, Udaan Ghar, and to feature many of their girls in our upcoming miniseries “Bollywood Hero.”

If you’re interested in supporting Project Crayons, find out more at their website, or make a donation via their fiscal sponsor The Samburu Project (please include a note that the donation is intended for Project Crayons.)

Learn more about the organization by checking out the video below.

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