April showers may bring May flowers, but they also give us a really good reason to stay indoors and watch lots of television.
Here’s what to watch on IFC this week:
The childhood admiration of a superhero meets adult realism in “Toto Le Hero” at 1 p.m. ET.
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of artist and director Julian Schnabel’s latest film “Miral.” The movie follows a young orphaned girl, Miral, played by Frieda Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”), in the aftermath of the most brutal phase of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “The Making of Miral” airs at 12:45 p.m. ET
Tune in to “The Ben Stiller Show” tonight for some crossover fun. None other than Garry Shandling swings by to have a little sketch comedy fun with Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, and Bob Odenkirk. The fun starts at 10:30 p.m. ET
The tale of a narcoleptic runaway making it on the streets with the help of a new kind of family is a heartbreaking reminder that only the good die young. River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho” at 10:05 p.m. ET
Friday night done right is two solid hours of the finest sketch comedy in the land. “The Whitest Kids U’Know” know how to treat you right. The fun starts at 8 p.m. ET. Laffs guaranteed!
Surprise! It’s a Cillian Murphy Double Feature! Tune in at 1 p.m. ET for “Watching the Detectives” where a film freak has his life turned upside down when he starts dating a real-life femme fatale. Then, prepare for the inevitable zombie apocalypse when Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later airs at 10 p.m. ET.
Spend Sunday in “The Village.” M. Night Shyamalan wrote and directed this characteristically atmospheric thriller about a small village menaced by louring beasties. Since this comes from the mind behind “The Sixth Sense” and “Signs,” you know you are in for both suspense and serious plot twists. Tune in at 5:45 p.m. ET.