Welcome to March! Don’t know about you, but we’re heading to SXSW soon, which means we’ll be talking about nothing but movies, music, and breakfast tacos, so you know, same old, same old. Don’t we’re not leaving for another week and in the mean time we have a lot of great movies to fill the hours while March comes in like a lion.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
Guillermo Del Toro’s lush and fantastical “Pan’s Labyrinth” starts at 8 p.m. ET. This haunting fantasy of a fairytale set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War details the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom. If you haven’t seen it, you haven’t really been living. Watch and learn young padawan.
Sophia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” starts at 8. You know what that means, right? Tune in, serve up some cake and dance to Siouxsie & the Banshees in period costume. And go:
“Lucky Number Slevin” is a thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge. Josh Hartnett plays an innocent man visiting a friend in New York City becomes embroiled in a dangerous series of events after being mistaken for the very man he has come to the city to see. Tune in at 8:05 p.m. ET to find out whodunnit.
In “Hard Candy” a 14-year-old girl (Ellen Page) organizes an elaborate plot to punish a fashion photographer (Patrick Wilson) she accuses of pedophilia and earns a spot on our list of ten horror movies for women and the men who love (being scared by) them. The fun and frights starts at 8 p.m. ET.
It’s Portlandia day! We’re showing every episode of season two of Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s hit sketch comedy as we lead up to the season finale at 10 p.m. ET. Plus, stay tuned for a special sneak peek at Comedy Bang! Bang!, which is coming soon to IFC.
It’s Saturday night in “Sin City” when we air back-to-back showings of Robert Rodriguez’s and Frank Miller’s graphic novel turned film noir. Lawmen, prostitutes (Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel), a hulking thug and other sordid characters run amok in a crime-ridden metropolis. It starts at 8 and/or 10:30 p.m. ET.
Get your American history fix the old fashioned way when we show Terrence Malick’s “The New World” followed by Daniel Day Lewis in “The Last of the Mohicans.” If your school teacher didn’t tell you this was an option, you can sue, or, you know, just watch the movies when they start at 3:30 p.m. ET.