Sony Movie Channel to Present 'Music Movie Month' This July
Film and music collide, asSony Movie Channel (SMC) presents its second annual "Music Movie Month," starting Tuesday, July 1, at 10 p.m. ET, with NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS, and Paul McCartney in WINGS OVER THE WORLD. The lineup also boasts in-depth performance documentaries featuring Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger in ROCK CITY (Tuesday, July 22) and Chuck Berry in LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (Tuesday, July 15); classic films like BYE BYE BIRDIE (Wednesday, July 2) and THE BIG CHILL (Saturday, July 5); and acclaimed biopics THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY and LA BAMBA (Friday, July 4,) among others, before closing out with the 13-film music movie marathon on Tuesday, July 29, at 5 a.m. ET.
"Summer Sundays in HD" heats up with five critically acclaimed films, every week at 7 p.m. ET. This month's lineup includes Celine Dion in CELINE: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD (July 6); Sharlto Copley in the sci-fi epic DISTRICT 9 (July 13); and a pair of eight-time Oscar winners with GANDHI (July 20), starring Ben Kingsley, and FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (July 27), starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.
SMC honors legendary screenwriter Neil Simon with a special birthday marathon on Friday, July 4. Starting at 9 a.m. ET, the block features six of Simon's most memorable films, such as the star-studded caper MURDER BY DEATH, with Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers; Peter Falk as THE CHEAP DETECTIVE; CALIFORNIA SUITE, with Alan Alda and Jane Fonda; Oscar-nominated Marsha Mason in CHAPTER TWO and ONLY WHEN I LAUGH, with Kristy McNichol; and Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES.
And get an Extra dose of adrenaline with the Wesley Snipes Manday Marathon on Monday, July 28, featuring eight of the action icon's hardest-hitting films. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. ET, with Snipes and Woody Harrelson as transit Cops in the subway thriller MONEY TRAIN, and includes THE FAN, with Robert de Niro; HARD LUCK, with Cybill Shepherd; THE CONTRACTOR, with Lena Headey; and more.
JULY PROGRAMMING PRIME TIME HIGHLIGHTS (All Times Eastern)
Mandays with Wesley Snipes
Monday, July 7
10 p.m. MONEY TRAIN (1995)
12 a.m. THE FAN (1996)
Monday, July 14
10 p.m. 7 SECONDS (2005)
11:45 p.m. HARD LUCK (2006)
Monday, July 21
10 p.m. THE MARKSMAN (2005)
11:45 p.m. THE DETONATOR (2006)
Monday, July 28
10 p.m. THE CONTRACTOR (2007)
11:45 p.m. THE ART OF WAR II: Betrayal (2008)
Take Two Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 1 MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: DOCUMENTARIES
10 p.m. NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS (2012)
11:45 p.m. WINGS OVER THE WORLD (1979)
Tuesday, July 8 MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: SCHOOL DAYS
10 p.m. TO SIR, WITH LOVE (1967)
11:50 p.m. BECAUSE THEY'RE YOUNG (1960)