Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 16th December



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Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 16th December

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Thursday 16th December

Canal Digital on Thor 2/3 at 1.0W

11278V SYM:24500 FEC 7/8


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16:15 Sport Premier League: Aston Villa - Birmingham


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AKA (2002)

12:20 Aka 15 y/o / Drama / 2002 / Matthew Leitch, Diana Quick and George Asprey. Directed by Duncan Roy.

AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, Dean assumes another identity and manages to enter high society. As he navigates this decadent new world, he meets a host of characters, including David, an older mature content man who desires him, and Benjamin, a young hustler from Texas who has also managed to find a place among the aristocracy. Can Dean find love while living a lie? How much is he willing to sacrifice in order to pull off his charade? Director Duncan Roy impressively presents AKA through three simultaneous frames rather than one, offering the audience a deeper and more complex perspective through which to view Dean's engrossing story.


Juwanna Mann (2002)

14:25 Juwanna Mann 11 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Vivica A. Fox and Kevin Pollak. Directed by Jesse Vaughan.

Juwanna Mann follows the story of Jamal Jeffries (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.), the reigning 'bad boy' of basketball, whose undisciplined on-court antics land him out of the league and without any prospects. Financially strapped and untrained in anything but basketball, Jamal comes up with a plan so outrageous it just might work: dress up like a woman and try out for the woman's basketball league. To his surprise, he makes it, but now the real challenge begins - to cease being Jamal and start new life as Juwanna. Matters become even more complicated when Juwanna realizes that he is falling for his teammate Michelle (Vivica A. Fox), who shows him that there is more to women than meets the eye.


Clockstoppers (2002)

15:55 Clockstoppers 11 y/o / Thriller / 2002 / Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés and French Stewart. Directed by Jonathan Frakes.

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been finding a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on, something very strange happens. The world around him seemingly comes to a stop; everything and everybody becomes frozen in time. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device, and he and his quick-witted, beautiful new friend, Francesca, have some real fun. What they soon realize, though, is they are not alone in hypertime.


12 Mile Road (2003) (TV)

17:30 12 Mile Road / Drama / 2003 / TV / Tom Selleck, Wendy Crewson and Maggie Grace. Directed by Richard Friedenberg.

Divorced farmer Stephen Landis (Tom Selleck) has girlfriend Leah (Anna Gunn) and her daughter Roxanne move in with him. His wild and unpredictable 16 year old daughter Dulcie (Maggie Grace) comes for a summer visit. Stephen believes his ex-wife Angela (Wendy Crewson) is exaggerating Dulcie's troubles, but comes to worry about her. Dulcie and Roxanne form a friendship, and with the time spent over the summer, grows closer to her father, and the wounds between all three are healed.


One Perfect Day (2004)

21:00 One Perfect Day / Drama / 2004 / Dan Spielman, Leeanna Walsman and Nathan Phillips. Directed by Paul Currie.

Tommy Matisse is a gifted musician studying at London's Royal Academy of Music, where he is striving to write a brilliant new operatic song called "One Perfect Day" in conjunction with his girlfriend Alysse back in Australia. When Tommy's sister Emma dies of a drug overdose after a night of clubbing with Alysse, he returns to Melbourne and breaks up with Alysse when she admits her part in Emma's death. As Alysse seeks solace in drugs and in the arms of a manipulative nightclub owner, Tommy undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene. Fate brings them tandether again when Tommy reworks their opera by infusing classical music with electronic beats, but further tragedy is just around the corner...


The Truth About Charlie (2002)

23:00 The Truth About Charlie 11 y/o / Thriller / 2002 / Olga Sékulic, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Dillane. Directed by Jonathan Demme.

A young woman (Thandie Newton) in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone. She meets a mysterious man (Mark Wahlberg), who tells her that the money was really his, and he wants it back, seemingly convinced that she's hiding the cash. Meanwhile, more people end up dead...


Canal+ Film2

Thunderpants (2002)

14:35 Thunderpants / Family film / 2002 / Simon Callow, Stephen Fry and Celia Imrie. Directed by Peter Hewitt and Peter Hewitt.

An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.


Adaptation. (2002)

16:00 Adaptation 15 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / mixed language / Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. Directed by Spike Jonze.

An account of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's (Cage) attempt to adapt Susan Orlean's (Streep) non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, which is the story of John Laroche (Cooper), a plant dealer who clones rare orchids then sells them to collectors. We see the action of the book as we see Kaufman struggle to adapt it into a movie. This is presumably a somewhat true story, as Charlie Kaufman is the real life screenwriter of Adaptation.


The Wooden Camera (2003)

17:55 The Wooden Camera / family film / 2003 / Jean-Pierre Cassel, Dana de Agrella and Innocent Msimango. Directed by Ntshaveni Wa Luruli.

A township near Cape Town. Two 14 years old kids, Madiba and Sipho, find a gun and a camera. Sipho takes the gun and Madiba the camera, sealing their fate...


Footsteps (2003) (TV)

20:00 Footsteps / Thriller / 2003 / TV / Candice Bergen, Bryan Brown and Michael Murphy. Directed by John Badham.

Daisy Lowendahl (Bergen) is a best-selling suspense novelist who finds herself at her isolated beach house with a local young fan (Hall) who knows almost everything about her, and two men - one of whom may be trying to kill her, the other of whom could save her life, causing Daisy to be thrown into the middle of a real-life drama.

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