Gus Van Sant’s 1995 mockumentary “To Die For” examines America’s obsession with fame in a darkly comic fashion. The film is adapted from the true life and crimes of Pamela Smart, a school coordinator who was imprisoned for seducing a 16 year old student and convincing him to kill her husband. It stars Nicole Kidman as Suzanne Stone, a small town weather girl determined to be the next Barbara Walters and she won’t let anyone stand in her way, not even her husband (Matt Dillon). She devises a scheme to rid herself of the old ball and chain with a little help from a high school student played by Joaquin Phoenix. Kidman won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as a young, beautiful, and ruthlessly ambitious woman. If you haven’t seen the film before, be sure to tune in when it airs at 12:45 a.m. ET.
‘To Die For’ airs on IFC at 12:45 a.m. ET