Hot Trailer: Michael C. Hall In ‘Cold In July’

By | Friday April 18, 2014 @ 2:43pm PDT

Here’s the official trailer for Michael C. Hall‘s first post-Dexter project. He plays Richard, a small-town guy who’s hailed as a hero after he offs a burglar. But then the crook’s ex-con dad (Sam Shepard) shows up with vengeance on his mind and Richard’s family in his sights. … Read More »

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Q&A: Richard Linklater Firms Summer Release, Talks 12 Years Making ‘Boyhood’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 4:47pm PDT
Mike Fleming

ricklinkEXCLUSIVE: Boyhood, a time-lapse narrative feature film that Richard Linklater shot over a 12-year period, has been set for a July 11 release through IFC Films, which has stepped up and committed to a theatrical platform rollout and awards campaign. The film played Sundance and Berlin and its makers have positioned it for what they hope will be a long summer run as audiences watch actor Ellar Coltrane and his supporting cast actually grow up before their eyes, and adults Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette mature as his parents.

Related: Berlin Film Festival: Richard Linklater Named Best Director; More

At Sundance, there had been some question of whether a large distributor would take the film off the table, but it only seems right that IFC stepped up. After all, as IFC President Jonathan Sehring told me back then, he was the one who wrote an annual check to Linklater for over a decade, and when his bosses would ask him to explain the expenditure and when they would see a payoff, he’d shrug his shoulders. Sehring’s a producer on the film, and so is John Sloss, who made this deal. “We went to Sundance with the understanding we would talk to other distributors,” Sloss said. “You have to understand when they committed to fund this, IFC didn’t have a distribution arm. So they didn’t have distribution rights, even though they are a co-owner along with Rick and the filmmaking team. This is a very special movie, and we wanted to make sure it has every opportunity for success. We’ve realized this film plays for a young audience and it will need word-of-mouth that comes from staying in theaters for a long time. IFC really stepped up.”

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IFC Acquires Kristen Stewart Guantanamo Bay Pic ‘Camp X-Ray’

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 9:32am PST
Mike Fleming

Camp X-RayIFC Films took North American rights to Peter Sattler’s directorial debut film Camp X-Ray, which made its debut at Sundance. Pic stars Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi and Lane Garrison, and was produced by Gina Kwon, and … Read More »

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Hot Clip: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Do More Michael Caine In ‘The Trip To Italy’

One of the highlights of Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip was a Michael Caine-off between stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The duo is back again in Winterbottom’s The Trip To Italy, and so are the Caine impressions. The film just premiered in Sundance and … Read More »

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Sundance: IFC Acquiring Jim Mickle-Directed ‘Cold In July’

Mike Fleming

coldjulyUPDATE: IFC has confirmed Deadline’s scoop on this deal. Release appears below the original break.

EARLIER EXCLUSIVE, 1:00 am PST: It took awhile, but the Sundance deals are now moving faster as the festival heads toward its final weekend. … Read More »

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IFC Acquires U.S. On Benicio Del Toro Pic ‘Jimmy P’

By | Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 9:51am PDT
Mike Fleming

IFC Films has acquired from Worldview Entertainment the U.S. distribution rights to the Arnaud Desplechin-directed Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian. The film, which stars Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric, premiered at Cannes and just … Read More »

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IFC Acquires U.S. On ‘Lucky Them’

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 10:24am PDT
Mike Fleming

IFC Films acquired U.S. rights to Lucky Them, the Megan Griffiths-directed pic that stars Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church and Oliver Platt. Scripted by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko, the pic premiered at Toronto last month. Collette … Read More »

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Toronto: IFC Films Acquires Kristen Wiig-Starrer ‘Hateship Loveship’

By | Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 8:54am PDT

NEW YORK, NY (September 17, 2013) – IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring US rights to Liza Johnson’s HATESHIP LOVESHIP. The film, based on a short story by Alice Munro with a screenplay by Mark Poirier, stars Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sami Gayle. HATESHIP LOVESHIP was produced by Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Jamin O’Brien, Dylan Sellers and Cassian Elwes and executive produced by Jacob Pechenik, Michael Raimondi and Abigail Disney. The film made its world premiere as a special presentation at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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IFC Acquires ‘Duke Of Burgundy’

By | Saturday September 7, 2013 @ 1:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

IFC Films acquired North American and Latin American rights to Peter Strickland’s The Duke Of Burgundy, which starts in Hungary later this month. Written and directed by Strickland, the film will star Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D’Anna. The dark melodrama will be produced by Rook’s Andy Starke … Read More »

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Hot Toronto Clip: ‘The Face Of Love’

By | Friday September 6, 2013 @ 6:11am PDT
Pete Hammond

EXCLUSIVE: In what promises to be a moving, adult romance (remember those?) Annette Bening stars as a widow who learns to love again with an art teacher played by Ed Harris who is a near-double for the  husband she lost. What happens leads … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Lindsay Lohan’s ‘The Canyons’

By | Wednesday July 10, 2013 @ 4:39pm PDT

Decadence, debauchery, sex and the lack of a private life are recurring themes in Paul Schrader’s film starring Lindsay Lohan and porn actor James Deen. IFC Films acquired The Canyons a week after it was rejected and ridiculed by the SXSW festival, drawing a … Read More »

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IFC Films Lands U.S. Rights To Michael Winterbottom-Helmed ‘The Trip To Italy’

By | Monday June 24, 2013 @ 7:11am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: IFC Films has pre-bought U.S. rights to The Trip To Italy, with director Michael Winterbottom just getting underway. The film is the follow to the 2010 road trip comedy The Trip, which Winterbottom also directed. IFC released that film, and original stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back for the second road trip. The Trip To Italy is a semi-fictional improvised tour of Italy, reuniting Rob and Steve (Brydon and Coogan). The film follows them as they travel through the countryside, talking about life, careers, and the world. The friends often got on each other’s nerves in the original. Melissa Parmenter is producing for Revolution Films, and Andrew Eaton and Henry Normal are exec producers. Pic is currently in production in Italy, a co-production with Babycow and Small Man Ltd. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

By | Friday May 24, 2013 @ 1:29pm PDT

The first trailer has come out for the David Lowery-directed drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. The film, which IFC picked up at Sundance this year, stars Casey Affleck as a man who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Byzantium’

By | Tuesday May 21, 2013 @ 11:39am PDT

IFC Films just unveiled an official trailer for Byzantium, Neil Jordan’s mother-daughter vampire pic starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton. IFC acquired US rights out of Toronto and has it set for a June 28 theatrical release. Check it out:

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IFC Films Has ‘A Case Of You’ And Is Taking It To The States

By | Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ 1:58pm PDT

IFC Films has picked up U.S. rights to Kat Coiro’s rom-com A Case of You, which bowed at Tribeca last month. Justin Long stars in the film, which he co-wrote with his brother Christian Long and Keir O’Donnell … Read More »

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IFC Acquires Scott Coffey’s Tribeca Pic ‘Adult World’

By | Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 5:18pm PDT

NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2013) – IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to Scott Coffey’s ADULT WORLD, which had its world premiere at last month’s 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, with a screenplay by Andy Cochran, stars Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Cloris Leachman and Shannon Woodward. ADULT WORLD was produced by Justin Nappi and Kevn Turen of Treehouse Pictures with Joy Gorman and Alex Goldstone of Anonymous Content and Manu Gargi. Executive producers are Mohammed Al Turki, Joel Michaely and Paul Green. IFC Films is planning a day and date theatrical and VOD release.

ADULT WORLD stars Emma Roberts as Amy – naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off the ground. Living with her parents in a seemingly bland upstate New York town and desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop. Owned by a frisky elderly couple and staffed by sweet local boy Alex, Amy balances her work amongst the pornography and sex toys by fiercely pursuing a surefire kick start for her success: a mentorship with reclusive star poet Rat Billings (the hilarious John Cusack). As Amy’s world melds with that of her co-workers, she slowly learns that inspiration can be found in the most improbable places.

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AMC Networks Q1 Results Beat Forecasts With Strong Ad Sales For Original Shows

By | Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 5:41am PDT

The stock price is up nearly 6% pre-market after the company released a Q1 report that showed strong results in most key metrics. AMC Networks generated net income of $61.5M, +42.5% vs the period last year, on revenues of … Read More »

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Sundance Selects/IFC Films Promotes Publicity & Marketing Execs

By | Wednesday April 24, 2013 @ 11:24am PDT

Sundance Selects/IFC Films has upped Lauren Schwartz to head of publicity and Shani Ankori to marketing chief. Schwartz, previously VP Publicity, will oversee the creation and implementation of national publicity campaigns, management of film festivals, and … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Java Heat’

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 6:17pm PDT

Before Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz tackles Nu Image/Millenium’s Hercules he makes his bid for action hero status with Indonesia-set Java Heat. IFC‘s May 10 release pairs Lutz’s wisecracking American with a Muslim cop (Ario Bayu) who team up to bring down a terrorist (Mickey Rourke). … Read More »

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