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Canada’s Sundance Channel brings festival to viewers in January

A Johnny Weir original doc series and festival docs like Sounds Like Teen Spirit will usher in the new year when Sundance Channel in Canada celebrates the Sundance Film Festival with a month-long programming event in January.
December 9, 2010

A Johnny Weir original doc series and festival docs like Sounds Like Teen Spirit will usher in the new year when Sundance Channel in Canada celebrates the Sundance Film Festival with a month-long programming event in January. The free preview will include the series premiere of Be Good Johnny Weir, the eight-part doc series following American figure skater Johnny Weir. As part of the festival celebrations, Sundance Channel will screen films every night at 9 p.m., including titles like 2008′s Sounds Like Teen Spirit, which follows participants from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007; 2008′s comedy doc Complete History of My Sexual Failures and Joe Berlinger’s 2009 doc Crude. New programming blocks have also been announced. For Monday nights, ‘Passport’ will feature series like Giant Leap: What About Me and Man Shops Globe, ‘Sonic Screen’ on Thursday nights will feature music-themed films and specials; Sunday nights are for ‘Knock Knock’, for offbeat comedies; and ‘Midnight Sneak’ showcases quirky cult films.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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