FilmRise Has Marathons of ‘Bear Grylls,’ ‘Doc Martin,’ and More in June 2021




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FIlmRise is kicking off summer entertainment with marathon events you can enjoy all month long. There are marathons of popular BBC medical dramas like Doc Martin and Bramwell, Canadian series Heartland, and even a weekend dedicated to Horror genre films.

Plus, FilmRise is celebrating black cinema in honor of Juneteenth with titles like Love Won’t Let Me Wait, and documentary American Rap Stars featuring Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, and more.

Return to the “Heartland” Marathon on FilmRise Family – (6/4 – 6/6)

Streaming for free on The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV, VIZIO Free Channels and TiVo+

Watch Seasons 1-3 of CBC’s popular and longest-running family drama “Heartland,” a multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.

MD TV Marathon on FilmRise Classic TV (6/5 – 6/6)

Streaming for free on The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV, VIZIO Free Channels and TiVo+

If you’ve got cabin fever, we prescribe these thrilling medical dramas and hilarious hospital-themed comedies like “Doc Martin,” “Green Wing,” “Peak Practice” and more.

Programming Highlights: 

  • “Doc Martin” (BBC) The trials and tribulations of Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), a socially challenged doctor who moves from London to the picturesque village of Port Wenn in Cornwall.
  • “Green Wing” (BBC) IMDb describes the series as a “Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show.” The series revolves around hilarious and strange soap-opera style plot twists among the personal lives of a fictional hospital in East Hampton, UK.
  • “Peak Practice”(BBC) Beth Glover and Will Preston are doctors in partnership at a Derbyshire clinic when they hire Jack who’s returned from Africa. The next several years deal with their personal and professional lives with Jack and Beth marrying.
  • “Bramwell” (BBC) In 1895, women were not expected to work – or even know about – medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that

Wyatt Earp Week on FilmRise Western (6/5 – 6/6)

Streaming for free on The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV, VIZIO Free Channels and TiVo+

Binge Seasons 1-3 of the classic 1950s Western TV series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” starring Hugh O’Brian in the titular role. Loosely based on historical fact, the series portrays the gunslinging Wyatt Earp and his successful determination for law and order.

Black Cinema Marathon on FilmRise Free Movies (6/18 – 6/20)

Streaming for free on The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV, VIZIO Free Channels and TiVo+

In honor of Juneteenth, celebrate your favorite black cinema stars and filmmakers! 

Programming Highlights: 

  • SPRINTER (Drama, 2018) A boy separated from his mother who has moved to the U.S. for a better life, is set to be Jamaica’s next track-and-field sensation. Starring David Alan Grier and Lorraine Toussaint; produced by Jada and Will Smith.
  • AMERICAN RAP STARS (Documentary, 2002) Will hip hop become more vital in a post-9/11 world? This and other questions are grappled with in this look deep into the heart of rap music that goes into the streets and the palatial mansions of the most vital voices in the industry. Featuring Big Boi, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Run DMC, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Russell Simmons, Snoop Dogg, and others. 
  • HONEYDRIPPER (Drama, 2007) 1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It’s a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone “Pine Top” Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint, away from Touissant’s, the rival joint across the way. His plan to hire a guitar legend goes awry and Tyrone is forced to take drastic action in a final scheme to save the club. Starring Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, LisaGay Hamilton, Vondie Curtis-Hall.
  • LOVE WON’T LET ME WAIT (Comedy, 2015) Roger is an undeniably charismatic playboy with ill intentions. He manages to date three sisters, Ashley, Michelle and Eadie, all while convincing their unsuspecting mother (Vivica A. Fox) that he is a good guy.  

Full Moon Madness on FilmRise Horror (All Weekend 6/23 – 6/25)

Streaming for free on VIZIO Free Channels

Now airing under every full moon: Celebrate this month’s full moon with the scariest and hairiest werewolves ever seen on screen.

Titles Include: 

  • GINGER SNAPS (2000, Dir. John Fawcett) Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
  • BEING HUMAN (Season 1, UK) A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost try to live together and get along.
  • HOWL (2015, Dir. Paul Hyett) When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.
  • HOWLING III (1987, Dir. Phillipe Mora) A female werewolf runs away from her family, and falls in love with a man who works in the movie business, while a sociologist who studies these creatures is looking for proof of their existence.

Bear Grylls’ Wild Summer (6/26 – 6/27)

Streaming for free on The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV, VIZIO Free Channels and TiVo+

Gather your family and learn some survival skills with Bear Grylls with this weekend marathon of Seasons 1-2 of “Bear Grylls’ Survival School.” Each season, Bear Grylls takes a group of brave children on a two-week survival-themed adventure across the wilds of the UK.

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