IFC FILMS PICKS UP SIZZLING ROMANCE “MONDAY” STARRING SEBASTIAN STAN AND DENISE GOUGH





IFC FILMS PICKS UP SIZZLING ROMANCE “MONDAY” STARRING SEBASTIAN STAN AND DENISE GOUGH SET OVER ONE SUMMER IN GREECE
FILM TO HAVE APRIL 16TH RELEASE IN NORTH AMERICA

NEW YORK, NY (February 5, 2021) – IFC Films announced today that they are acquiring North American rights to Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ latest feature MONDAY starring Sebastian Stan (THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, I TONYA) and Denise Gough (COLETTE, THE OTHER LAMB). Produced by Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Damian Jones, Deanna Barillari, and Papadimitropoulos at Faliro House – co-written by Argyris Papadimitropoulos with Rob Hayes. MONDAY is Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ fourth feature. MONDAY was an official selection at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. IFC Films will release the film on April 16th, 2021 in select theaters and on demand.

When Mickey (Sebastian Stan) is dragged away from his DJ set by a drunken friend and introduced to Chloe (Denise Gough) one hot summer night in Athens, the attraction between the pair is immediately palpable—so palpable that before they know it they’re waking up naked on the beach Saturday morning. And so it goes that a one night stand on Friday turns into a whirlwind weekend romance that leads to serious conversations when they face the harsh sunlight on Monday morning.

Director Argyris Papadimitropoulos said, “In many ways, the film has become even more relevant in this current environment, as all relationships got challenged during the lockdown and Chloe’s and Mickey’s story is a very realistic take on relationships. At a time when things have started getting more optimistic in the world and a summer trip to Greece, crowded parties, people kissing and having fun is something we are all longing for – I believe the timing is perfect to release the film and the fact that it found a home at IFC Films, makes my smile a little bigger.”

The deal for the film was negotiated by President of IFC Films Arianna Bocco with ICM Partners and Protagonist Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.

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ABOUT IFC FILMS

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.

Current releases include Chad Hartigan’s LITTLE FISH and Sam Pollard’s acclaimed documentary MLK/FBI. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.



IFC FILMS LANDS NICOLE RIEGEL’S STUNNING DEBUT FEATURE “HOLLER”





IFC FILMS LANDS NICOLE RIEGEL’S STUNNING DEBUT FEATURE “HOLLER”
A HOPEFUL COMING-OF-AGE PORTRAIT SET IN SOUTHERN OHIO STARRING BREAKOUT ACTRESS JESSICA BARDEN

RIEGEL was selected as one of Variety’s ‘10 Directors to Watch’ in 2020

NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2021) – IFC Films announced today that they are acquiring North American rights to HOLLER written and directed by Nicole Riegel, one of Variety’s ‘10 Directors to Watch’ in 2020. The film marks Riegel’s directorial debut, and stars a breakout performance from Jessica Barden (END OF THE F*CKING WORLD), Gus Halper (SING STREET), Pamela Adlon (BETTER THINGS, CALIFORNICATION), Becky Ann Baker (FREAKS AND GEEKS, GIRLS), and Austin Amelio (AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD). HOLLER is produced by Katie McNeill and Jamie Patricof of Hunting Lane Films, Christy Spitzer Thornton, Level Forward’s Rachel Gould, and Adam Cobb, with executive producers Adrienne Becker, Abigail E. Disney, Paul Feig, and Jessie Henderson. HOLLER was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, and Deauville Film Festival in 2020, and IFC Films will release the film in June 2021.

In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are drying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once thriving factories by night. With her goal in sight, Ruth finds that the ultimate cost of an education for a girl like her may be more than she bargained for, and she soon finds herself torn between a promising future and the family she would leave behind.

Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films said, “Nicole Riegel’s beautiful cinematic voice is an instant powerhouse – she has created a visually stunning, personal and singular vision of American life with empathy and passion. We’re thrilled to partner with such an accomplished and innovative producing team to bring this tremendous debut to audiences nationwide.”

Director Nicole Riegel added, “HOLLER has been an enduring labor of love that I’ve poured many years of my life into, and I am so thrilled that my first film has found a passionate and caring home in IFC Films. Arianna and her amazing team have consistently taken chances on bold women and their stories, and I’m honored to be a part of that continuity.”

Nicole Riegel is another first-time feature filmmaker developed, produced and with HOLLER, fully financed by Level Forward, whose recent work includes The Assistant, What The Constitution Means To Me, Rebel Hearts and Slave Play. Hunting Lane brought their legacy of work with acclaimed first-timers including films Half Nelson and Blue Valentine.

The deal for the film was negotiated by President of IFC Films Arianna Bocco with Jessica Lacy at ICM Partners, Adrienne Becker and Roger Clark for Level Forward.

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ABOUT IFC FILMS
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.

Current releases include Sam Pollard’s acclaimed documentary MLK/FBI and Chad Hartigan’s LITTLE FISH. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.



IFC FILMS PICKS UP NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO HEART-WARMING COMEDY ‘LAST CALL’





IFC FILMS PICKS UP NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO HEART-WARMING COMEDY ‘LAST CALL’ STARRING JEREMY PIVEN, BRUCE DERN, AND TARYN MANNING
NEW YORK, NY (Jan 6, 2020) – IFC Films announced today that it is acquiring North American rights to LAST CALL, directed, co-written, and produced by Paolo Pilladi. The film stars Jeremy Piven (Entourage) along with film icon Bruce Dern (Nebraska, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Taryn Manning, (Orange is the New Black), Jamie Kennedy (Malibu’s Most Wanted), Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), Jack McGee (The Fighter), Zach McGowan (Shameless) and Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live). Also producing is DJ Dodd, Taryn Manning, Zach McGowan, Ante Novakovic, Jeremy Piven, and Rob Simmons. IFC Films is planning a 2021 release.

A local success story and real estate developer, Mick (Jeremy Piven), returns home to his offbeat blue collar Irish neighborhood in the shadows of Philadelphia for a funeral and is obligated to stay to ensure his parents’ ailing family business gets back on course. Amidst all of this, he grows closer to his childhood crush (Taryn Manning) who is also back in town, while enduring the constant ridicule from his old hometown crew. As Mick begins to reconnect with the neighborhood he grew up in, he finds himself at a crossroads when forced to either raze or resurrect the family bar.

“IFC is the ideal home for this film,” Pilladi said. “We’re thrilled to share this comedic peek into an eclectic neighborhood undergoing painful gentrification, which was brought alive by our legendary ensemble”.

The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films’ Director of Acquisitions Aijah Keith with Executive Producer and Writer, Greg Lingo on behalf of the filmmakers.

ABOUT IFC FILMS

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.

Upcoming releases include Sam Pollard’s acclaimed documentary MLK/FBI and Chad Hartigan’s LITTLE FISH starring Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.



IFC FILMS LANDS OLIVER HERMANUS’ STUNNING QUEER WAR DRAMA “MOFFIE”





IFC FILMS LANDS OLIVER HERMANUS’ STUNNING QUEER WAR DRAMA “MOFFIE” FOR NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION
NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2020) – IFC Films announced today that they are acquiring North American rights to South African Oliver Hermanus’ ravishing queer war film MOFFIE – a UK indie Portobello Productions film – set against the backdrop of the Apartheid-era South African Border War. IFC Films will release the critically acclaimed film in April 2021.

Directed by Oliver Hermanus and adapted from André Carl van der Merwe’s autobiographical 2006 novel by Hermanus and Portobello’s Jack Sidey, MOFFIE premiered in the Orizzonti section of the 76th Venice International Film Festival, where Hermanus’ previous feature The Endless River was the first South African film to be nominated for the Golden Lion. MOFFIE stars Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey, Stefan Vermaak, and Hilton Pelser. The film is produced by Eric Abraham – producer of Oscar-winning films Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA and Jan Sverak’s KOLYA – and Jack Sidey.

Set in 1981 South Africa, the film centers on closeted 16-year-old Nicholas Van der Swart (Kai Luke Brummer) as he begins the two years of compulsory military service required of all young white South African men, preparing to defend the Apartheid regime on the Angolan war front. The threat of communism and “die swart gevaar” (the so-called black danger) is at an all-time high. But that’s not the only danger Nicholas faces. He must survive the brutality of the army – something that becomes even more difficult when a connection is sparked between him and a fellow recruit.

Reviewing positively out of Venice, Variety critic Guy Lodge praised Hermanus as “South Africa’s most vital contemporary filmmaker” and Moffie as his “masterpiece in the true sense of the term”. Lodge hailed the film as “a director’s triumph first and foremost: a dogs-of-war hellride of Full Metal Jacket intensity, a queer coming-of-age meditation with something of Moonlight’s salt-on-skin tenderness, and a scorching evocation of South Africa’s Border War shame with no major precedent in a national cinema still working through its blind spots”, adding, “it fair takes your breath away”. Released across South Africa and in the UK (CURZON) earlier this year, MOFFIE has since been sold across Europe.

Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films, said, “MOFFIE is a brilliant cinematic vision with a powerful message that will inspire audiences and critics alike. We’re thrilled to come on board with such an accomplished film and singular directorial voice.”

Director Oliver Hermanus added, “It’s a fantastic privilege to have our film find such a wonderful American partner in IFC Films. They house the work of many of the filmmakers I greatly admire, and I am thrilled that they have taken up an interest to share Moffie with an American audience.”

The deal for the film was negotiated by President of IFC Films Arianna Bocco, with Rose Schwartz of NY legal firm Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell and Vassallo and independent consultant Julie Dansker acting on behalf of the filmmakers.

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ABOUT IFC FILMS

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.

Upcoming releases include Ekwa Msangi’s FAREWELL AMOR and Sam Pollard’s acclaimed documentary MLK/FBI. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.



IFC FILMS LANDS U.S. RIGHTS TO DELIGHTFUL ROM-COM ‘FALLING FOR FIGARO’





IFC FILMS LANDS U.S. RIGHTS TO DELIGHTFUL ROM-COM ‘FALLING FOR FIGARO’
STARRING JOANNA LUMLEY (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS) AND RISING STAR DANIELLE MACDONALD (DUMPLIN’, PATTI CAKE$, SKIN)
NEW YORK, NY (Dec 7, 2020) – IFC Films announced today that it is acquiring U.S. rights to FALLING FOR FIGARO from acclaimed director Ben Lewin (The Catcher Was A Spy, Please Stand By, The Sessions). FALLING FOR FIGARO is a romantic comedy set in the fierce world of opera-singing competitions, starring BAFTA-winner Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous, Me Before You, The Wolf of Wall Street) and rising star Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’, Patti Cake$, Skin).

The film is an official Australian and UK co-production written by Ben Lewin and Allen Palmer, and produced by Philip Wade (I Am Mother), Judi Levine (The Sessions) and Arabella Page Croft (Sunshine on Leith). It is executive produced by Timothy White and John Wade. In association with Wade Brothers Films, the film received principal production funding from Screen Australia and Screen Scotland, and was financed with support from Film Victoria. IFC Films will release the film in 2021.

The film also stars Hugh Skinner (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again; TV’s Fleabag and W1A), Gary Lewis (Filth; TV’s His Dark Materials and Outlander), Shazad Latif (TV’s Star Trek: Discovery) and Rebecca Benson (TV’s Flack).

Millie (Macdonald) is a brilliant young fund manager, who decides to leave her unfulfilling job and longterm boyfriend behind to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer – in the Scottish Highlands! She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned but fearsome singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Lumley). It is there she meets Max, another of Meghan’s students who is also training for the upcoming “Singer of Renown” contest. What begins as a brutal competition between Millie and Max slowly turns into something more…

Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films said, “We’re thrilled to work with Ben again after the success of THE CATCHER WAS A SPY. We see the same clear path to audiences with yet another heartfelt and supremely entertaining film in FALLING FOR FIGARO.”

Director Ben Lewin added, “I associate IFC Films with classy and exciting products. I am very proud to be working with them again, particularly on such a different and delightfully fun movie.”

The deal for the film was negotiated by President of IFC Films Arianna Bocco with WestEnd Films’ managing director Maya Amsellem, acting on behalf of the filmmakers.

WestEnd Films, who is handling worldwide sales, has previously announced deals in other key territories including the UK (Entertainment Film Distributors), Spain (Twelve Oaks), Benelux (Splendid), China (Huanxi Media Group), Israel (United King), former Yugoslavia (Investacommerce) and Umbrella Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.

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ABOUT IFC FILMS

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.

Upcoming releases include Ekwa Msangi’s FAREWELL AMOR and Sam Pollard’s acclaimed documentary MLK/FBI. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

ABOUT WESTEND FILMS

WestEnd Films is a dynamic London-based production, financing and international sales company for feature films and TV. It offers filmmakers finance, production and sales expertise as well as an extensive network of contacts across all sectors of the industry.

In addition to FALLING FOR FIGARO, WestEnd’s current line-up includes new drama THE LAST RIFLEMAN starring Pierce Brosnan, THE SCORE, a heist musical starring Johnny Flynn, Will Poulter and Naomi Ackie, MR. MALCOLM’S LIST, a romantic comedy starring Frieda Pinto and Constance Wu, THE COW, a comedy directed by Marc Forster starring Ewan McGregor, LAMYA’S POEM, an animated feature by Alexander Kronemer, THE BANISHING, a horror by Chris Smith, starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Sean Harris, SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD, a Smiths-infused drama starring Ellar Coltrane and Joe Manganiello, COTTONTAIL, a moving drama from the producer of Philomena and HBO Max TV series VALLEY OF TEARS, from the writers and creators of Euphoria and False Flag.

ABOUT SCREEN SCOTLAND

Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland. Sitting within Creative Scotland, it is a partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, working in close collaboration with the sector to ensure its success. With funding from Scottish Government and The National Lottery, Screen Scotland is driving the cultural, social and economic development of all aspects of the sector in Scotland, through enhanced funding, services and support. For further information please visit: screen.scot and follow @screenscots on twitter and @screenscots on Instagram.



IFC MIDNIGHT PICKS UP PSYCHOLOGICAL BODY-HORROR ‘A BANQUET’





IFC MIDNIGHT PICKS UP PSYCHOLOGICAL BODY-HORROR ‘A BANQUET’
DEBUT FEATURE FROM THE NEXT ‘GENRE DIRECTOR TO WATCH’ RUTH PAXTON
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (December 3, 2020) – IFC Midnight announced today that it is acquiring North American rights to A BANQUET, the feature debut from Ruth Paxton, whose award-winning short films have been exhibited and nominated in competition at numerous prominent film festivals worldwide. A BANQUET is a visually arresting, slow-burning psychological horror that uses subtle supernatural elements to create tension within a family in the midst of a breakdown, exploiting the complicated bond between three generations of mothers and daughters.

The film stars Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil film series, High Rise), British rising stars Jessica Alexander (Get Even) and Ruby Stokes (Rocks, Una), and award-winning actress Lindsay Duncan CBE (Made in Italy, Private Lives). A BANQUET will be released by IFC Midnight in 2021.

Producers on the film are Leonora Darby, Mark Lane and James Harris for Tea Shop Productions (47 Meters Down, I Am Not A Serial Killer), Nik Bower for Riverstone Pictures (Final Portrait, At Eternity’s Gate) and Laure Vaysse (Billie, 6 Minutes to Midnight) for REP Productions 8, which also funded the production. Deepak Nayar, co-founder of Riverstone Pictures, serves as Executive Producer, alongside Jeremy Baxter of Riverstone, Patrick Fischer and Richard Kondal of Creativity Capital and screenwriter Justin Bull.

Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.

Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films said, “We’ve had an outstanding year breaking out new voices in the horror genre, and we’ve never been more primed to bring Ruth Paxton and her brilliant and provocative feature debut to audiences across the country.”

Director Ruth Paxton added, “I’m thrilled to be partnering with such an established champion of independent cinema in IFC Films. It is daunting to be introducing my first feature with them considering they’ve previously supported many of my cinematic heroes; from Von Trier and Audiard to McQueen, Kent and Kurzel, but I’m incredibly excited and I can’t wait to launch A BANQUET with them!”

In 2020, IFC Midnight has introduced American audiences to some of the most exciting directorial debuts in the horror genre including; Natalie Erika James (RELIC), Carlo Mirabella Davis (SWALLOW), Jennifer Reeder (KNIVES AND SKIN), Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe (GREENER GRASS), Dave Franco (THE RENTAL), Egor Abramenko (SPUTNIK), Brett and Drew Pierce (THE WRETCHED), and the upcoming films from Hannah Bergholm (A HATCHING) and Keith Thomas (THE VIGIL). IFC Midnight has long championed the careers of breakout filmmakers such as Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK, THE NIGHTINGALE) and Peter Strickland (BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, DUKE OF BURGUNDY).

The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films’ Director of Acquisitions Aijah Keith and Acquisitions Coordinator Adam Koehler with Hanway Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

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ABOUT IFC MIDNIGHT

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on digital and cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes.

Upcoming releases include Hannah Bergholm’s HATCHING and Keith Thomas’ THE VIGIL. Some of the company’s successes have included Andy Nyman’s critical darling GHOST STORIES, André Øvredal’s box-office success THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, Peter Strickland’s modern giallo BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, Dave Franco’s THE RENTAL, Natalie Erika James’ RELIC, and the award-winning and cultural phenomenon THE BABADOOK. IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

ABOUT HANWAY FILMS

HanWay Films is a UK based international sales company specialising in quality, high-profile and commercially driven films from visionary and unique filmmakers around the world. Established in 1998 by producer Jeremy Thomas, HanWay offers full service solutions; arranging financing, sales, marketing and distribution. HanWay Films has long-term global producing partnerships and represents films from Recorded Picture Company along with projects from third party producers as well as the rights to an extensive film catalogue of over five hundred feature films.

HanWay’s slate includes Matteo Garrone’s PINOCCHIO starring Roberto Benigni; Sia’s MUSIC starring Kate Hudson; Bryan Fogel’s highly anticipated film THE DISSIDENT; Ruth Paxton’s directorial debut A BANQUET; Phillip Noyce’s PEGGY JO starring Lily James; Kim Mordaunt’s WILDLANDS starring Matthias Schoenaerts; Jasmine McGlade’s FENCER starring Zoe Saldana; Julien Temple’s CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN; Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut and film festival favourite FALLING; Paul Schrader’s THE CARD COUNTER starring Oscar Isaac; John Patrick Shanley’s WILD MOUNTAIN THYME and Simon Barrett’s SEANCE starring Suki Waterhouse. The company also represents THE SONG OF NAMES directed by Francois Girard and starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen; Robin Wright’s feature directorial debut LAND; Richard Press ’FARNSWORTH HOUSE; James D’Arcy’s heart-warming comedy MADE IN ITALY starring Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson and Andrew Levitas ’redemptive thriller MINAMATA starring Johnny Depp. For more information, please visit www.hanwayfilms.com

ABOUT RIVERSTONE PICTURES

Riverstone Pictures is a Reliance Entertainment company, founded in 2014 by Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar to produce theatrical feature films and high end television. Based in London and Los Angeles, the company has produced or financed more than twenty major motion pictures to date, including Talyor Sheridan’s WIND RIVER (for which Sheridan won Best Director in Un Certain Regard), Julian Schnabel’s AT ETERNITY’S GATE (for which Willem Dafoe won the Volpe Cup in Venice and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor) and Sara Colangelo’s searing 9/11 drama WORTH, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The company is currently in pre-prep on Olivia Wilde’s PERFECT for Searchlight Pictures, and it has a substantial development slate led by Focus and Protagonist alum Jeremy Baxter.

ABOUT REP PRODUCTIONS 8

A Banquet adds to REP Productions 8 Ltd’s (REP8) growing slate of UK productions which includes the love drama Tell It to the Bees, starring Anna Paquin (The Piano, True Blood) and Holliday Grainger (Jane Eyre, Cinderella) released last year internationally. The company was funded through Motion Picture Capital’s EIS fund.



Bonus Episodes of “Baroness von Sketch Show” Added to Series’ Final Season





Bonus Episodes of “Baroness von Sketch Show” Added to Series’ Final Season
The five bonus episodes will premiere on IFC Wednesdays beginning February 24, 2021.
[via press release from IFC]
BONUS EPISODES OF “BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW” ADDED TO SERIES’ FINAL SEASON

Five All-New Episodes Set to Air on IFC in February 2021

December 2, 2020 – NEW YORK – IFC’s critically acclaimed Baroness von Sketch Show has one more surprise for its final season – bonus episodes! The groundbreaking all-female comedy will continue its exploration of the angst and absurdity of modern life, with five episodes of never-before-aired sketches. The Final Season: Bonus Episodes will premiere on IFC Wednesdays beginning February 24, 2021.

Created by, written and starring Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, and Jennifer Whalen, Baroness Von Sketch Show is directed by Vivieno Caldinelli and Joyce Wong, with additional sketches directed by the Baronesses. Jennifer Whalen serves as Showrunner. The series is produced by Frantic Films for Canada’s CBC, with Executive Producer Jamie Brown.

For updates on Baroness von Sketch Show, please check out: Website: https://www.ifc.com/shows/baroness-von-sketch-show Twitter: @BaronessIFC Facebook: Baroness von Sketch Show IFC Instagram: @IFC Hashtag: #BaronessIFC

ABOUT IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Acclaimed series Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Sherman’s Showcase, Baroness von Sketch Show, and Year of the Rabbit air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.



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NEW SERIES, FILMS, HOLIDAY SPECIALS AND MORE FROM AMC NETWORKS’ EXTENSIVE LIBRARY ALL AVAILABLE ON THE PREMIUM STREAMING BUNDLE IN DECEMBER
View AMC+’s New “Era Defining” Promo for the Highly Decorated and Bingeable Series Mad Men HERE

New York, NY, November 24, 2020 – For the month of December, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including exclusive holiday specials, compelling new drama series, and beloved films from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services. Highlights this month include The Walking Dead Holiday Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick; Shudder’s A Creepshow Holiday Special from Greg Nicotero and Joe Bob Saves Christmas double-feature; BBC AMERICA’S The Graham Norton Show Christmas Special; AMC’s previously announced holiday programming event, Best Christmas Ever; and exciting new dramas from Sundance Now, including the timely eight-part drama The Commons, starring Golden Globe-winner Joanne Froggatt, and the Australian political thriller Total Control, starring Golden Globe-winner Rachel Griffiths, as well as exclusive films from Shudder and IFC Films Unlimited.

Highlights for AMC+’s December offerings are below:

An AMC+ exclusive for the holiday season, the first-ever The Walking Dead Holiday Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick, will debut Sunday, December 13. The hour-long episode will feature fan-favorite cast members, past and present, and holiday-themed segments all via video chat. Guests include TWD Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer and Showrunner Angela Kang and cast members Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Khary Payton, Eleanor Matsuura, Cailey Fleming, Cassady McClincy, Lauren Ridloff, Cooper Andrews, Emily Kinney, IronE Singleton and more.
‘Tis the season for thrills and chills and Shudder’s A Creepshow Holiday Special, debuting Friday, December 18. In the holiday-themed episode Shapeshifters Anonymous, fearing he is a murderer, an anxious man searches for answers for his “unique condition” from an unusual support group. The one-hour special, based on a short story by J.A. Konrath, stars Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings), and is written and directed by Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero.
Sundance Now’s eight-part character-driven thriller The Commons, starring Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey), debuts on Sundance Now and the Sundance Now offering within the AMC+ bundle with weekly episodes beginning Thursday, December 3.
Sundance Now’s fast-paced Australian political drama Total Control, starring Rachel Griffiths, also debuts on Sundance Now the Sundance Now offering within the AMC+ bundle on Thursday, December 17.
Full season bingeworthy dramas now include the hit new series, Gangs of London (AMC+ Exclusive); Sundance Now original series, Riviera with new episodes of season three available every Thursday through December 24; and the first season of fan-favorite A Discovery of Witches ahead of an all-new season in January. And subscribers have access to Mad Men, one of most bingeable series of all time, available commercial-free on AMC+. View the new “Era Defining” promo HERE (see embed below).
Attend popular New York Comic-Con panels virtually this year with the AMC+ Fan Experience. Debuting on Thursday, December 10, the panels feature the casts from The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, as well as BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who and upcoming series The Watch.

Additional highlights by networks/streamers available on AMC+ include:

AMC:

AMC’s annual “Best Christmas Ever” programming event is better than ever, bringing classic holiday films and family favorites to AMC+ subscribers all month long. Holiday favorites include Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, Fred Claus, Four Christmases, Love the Coopers, Gremlins, Happy Feet, Jack Frost, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, The Year Without a Santa Claus, among many others.
Take a deeper dive into The Walking Dead Universe with new content only available on AMC+ including:
The latest seasons of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond – all available ad-free and on demand.
Re-watch Season 10 with the cast and creators through The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries with new episodes available every Sunday.

BBC AMERICA:

BBC AMERICA’S Baby Chimp Rescue premieres Saturday, December 5 with new episodes every Saturday until the finale on December 19. Narrated by Gillian Burke (Blue Planet UK) and from executive producer Jo Shinner (Planet Earth: A Celebration), the series follows an American couple, Jenny and Jim Desmond, as they teach 21 rescued baby chimps how to survive on their own.
New episodes of The Graham Norton Show debut every Friday as part of a new season that’s already featured Samuel L. Jackson, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Riz Ahmed, Miley Cyrus and more.
Friday, December 4 – music superstar Mariah Carey, TV chef Nadiya Hussain, British astronaut Tim Peake, TV presenter Richard Osmanand singer-songwriter Gary Barlow
Friday, December 11 – Michael J. Fox, Stephen Fry, Jamie Oliverand a special appearance by Dolly Parton, who performs “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
Friday, December 18 – Guests to be announced.
Friday, December 25 – The Graham Norton Christmas Special – Guests to be announced.

IFC:

IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, hosted by Tony Hale (Veep), makes its streaming debut on AMC+ on Tuesday, December 1. Taped at the iconic Joe’s Pub in New York, the hour-long comedy and music holiday event features a variety of performances from Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone and Jen Kirkman, with funk and soul group The Dap-Kings serving as the house band.
New episodes of the hilarious Baroness von Sketch Show Season 5 continue to debut on Wednesdays with the season finale available on December 2.

IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Notable film debuts this month include IFC Films’ neo-noir crime thriller Sweet Virginia, starring Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), Christopher Abbott (The Sinner), Imogen Poots (I Know This Much is True) and Rosemarie Dewitt (Pantheon, Little Fires Everywhere); and IFC Midnight’s Rust Creek about an overachieving college student who finds herself lost on her way to a job interview and ends up stranded deep in the Kentucky forest, both available on Wednesday, December 2. And IFC Midnight’s 2018 Irish found footage horror film, The Devil’s Doorway debuts Wednesday, December 23.
Family friendly films to enjoy during the holiday season include Pick of the Litter, A Kid Like Jake, Pele: Birth of A Legend, along with holiday-themed movies such as White Reindeer, Where God Left his Shoes, and Palme d’Or nominee A Christmas Tale starring Catherine Deneuve.

SHUDDER:

Celebrate the holidays in scary style with Joe Bob Saves Christmas, A Last Drive-in special double-feature of holiday horrors hosted by the world’s foremost authority on drive-in cinema available AMC+ on beginning Sunday, December 13.
Shudder Original Anything for Jackson starring Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings, Yannick Bisson, Josh Cruddas and Konstantina Mantelos, debuts on Thursday, December 3, and Shudder Exclusive, The Pale Door, starring Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Bill Sage, Pat Healy, Natasha Bassett, Stan Show and Melora Walters will be available on Thursday, December 17.
Studio library debuts on AMC+ include The Lost Boys available on Tuesday, December 1; and two holiday horror collections including an updated Unhappy Holidays collection featuring films like Black Christmas, Rare Exports and Better Watch Out, available beginning November 30; and Holly Gialli Christmas, a greatly expanded collection of Giallo films(a horror subgenre of violent Italian crime thrillers), on Wednesday, December 2.

SUNDANCE TV:

New episodes of the critically-acclaimed The A Word Season 3 continue to debut on Wednesdays with the season finale available on December 9.

AMC+’s Mad Men “Era Defining” Promo Embed:

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Orphan Black, Portlandia, The Salisbury Poisonings, Gangs of London, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this fall and winter includes Top Gear, Animal Babies, The Graham Norton Show, CripTales, Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones animated special, Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks, The Watch and more. BBCA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.

About IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Acclaimed series Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Sherman’s Showcase Baroness von Sketch Show, and Year of the Rabbit air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.

About IFC Films Unlimited

IFC Films Unlimited is a subscription video on demand streaming channel comprised of theatrically-released and award-winning titles from its three distribution labels: IFC Films, Sundance Selects and genre label IFC Midnight. IFC Films is a leading distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. IFC Midnight features horror, sci-fi, thrillers, action and more. Sundance Selects focuses on American independent, documentaries and world cinema. Bringing together a broad collection of films that span across the labels and genres, IFC Films Unlimited is a general entertainment destination for specialty film fans.

About Shudder

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit ​​www.shudder.com​​.

About Sundance Now

AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches; glamorous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as British true crime thriller Des starring David Tennant; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; and Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps; and riveting true crime series The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.



IFC FILMS PICKS UP ‘KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME’





IFC FILMS PICKS UP ‘KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME’, A DECADES-SPANNING DOCUMENTARY ON THE ICONIC AMERICAN AUTHOR
FILM IS A WITTY, SHARP-EDGED PORTRAIT OF VONNEGUT, SEEN THROUGH HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH OSCAR-NOMINATED DIRECTOR ROBERT B. WEIDE
TO CELEBRATE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE 98TH ANNIVERSARY OF KURT VONNEGUT’S BIRTHDAY

NEW YORK, NY (November 11, 2020) – IFC Films announced today that it is acquiring North American rights to KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME, the touching, long-in-the-works documentary directed by industry masters Robert B. Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Don Argott (The Art of the Steal). Tracing the life and career of famed novelist and humorist Kurt Vonnegut, who died in 2007 at age 84, the film is produced by Whyaduck Productions and 9.14 Pictures. IFC Films is planning a release in Summer 2021.

The feature documentary, the first of its kind on Vonnegut, is a deep, immersive dive into the author’s upbringing and his creative output. It spans back through his childhood in Indianapolis, his experience as a Prisoner of War in World War II, his marriage and family, his early careers as a publicist for General Electric and a car salesman, and his years as a struggling writer, leading to eventual superstardom in 1969 following the publication of his lightning-bolt anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

The protagonist of that book, Billy Pilgrim, has become “unstuck in time,” arriving randomly at different moments of his life. The phrase provides an apt title for the documentary, as we experience glimpses of Vonnegut over the years through the prism of his long-evolving friendship with director Robert Weide. An Emmy winner (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Academy Award nominee (Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth), Weide first discovered Vonnegut’s writing as a high school student, and wrote a letter to the author in 1982, asking for permission to make a documentary. Vonnegut agreed, and Weide began shooting footage of Vonnegut for the film as far back as 1988, having no idea that the filmmaker and subject would become intimate friends over the next two decades

In addition to that 32-year-old footage, the film is abundant with whimsical and open-hearted interviews with Vonnegut, plus rarely-seen archival material. We also hear from his children, his contemporaries, and Weide himself, as the documentary turns inward as a thoughtful examination of its own creation. The light-touch meta technique is one that echoes the work of Vonnegut, who often placed himself as a supporting character in his own novels, with unexpectedly profound results.

Weide’s credits as a director also include documentaries on the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, and W.C. Fields. He wrote the screenplay for the 1996 film Mother Night, based on Vonnegut’s 1961 novel. Co-director Don Argott, the Philadelphia-based filmmaker, has helmed or collaborated on several acclaimed documentaries, including Rock School, The Art of the Steal, The Atomic States of America, Framing John DeLorean, and Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries.

Arianna Bocco, EVP of Acquisitions and Productions of IFC Films said, “IFC Films has a proud history of supporting long-evolving film projects and we are thrilled to partner with Bob Weide on this 40-year journey of documenting the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut. The portrait that Bob and Don have created is an unparalleled look at an icon who has shaped modern culture and we are honored to bring that rare glimpse to audiences across the country.”

Director Robert B. Weide added, “When I first approached Vonnegut to authorize this film in 1982, I envisioned a fairly conventional author documentary. As the decades rolled by, fate stepped in, and what I wound up with was far from conventional. As my friendship with my literary idol grew, full disclosure was called for, and Don Argott came on to document the meta element of this story, as I continued to focus on Vonnegut’s biography. What we wound up with was a hybrid that combined our respective strengths as filmmakers and will hopefully be seen as a worthy tribute by Vonnegut’s fans and a compelling introduction for the uninitiated. I’m grateful to IFC for stepping up and bringing this lifelong passion project to the public.”

Don Argott, co-director, added, “As a lifelong Vonnegut fan, it was an honor to be a part of this film. Kurt’s unique voice has been sorely missed, and I’m looking forward to audiences re-discovering his genius.”

The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, EVP Acquisitions and Productions of IFC Films with the filmmakers.

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ABOUT IFC FILMS

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.

Upcoming releases include Ekwa Msangi’s FAREWELL AMOR and Sam Pollard’s acclaimed documentary MLK/FBI. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.



WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+





WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+
NEW SERIES, FILMS, DOCS AND MORE FROM AMC NETWORKS’ EXTENSIVE LIBRARY ALL AVAILABLE ON THE PREMIUM STREAMING BUNDLE IN NOVEMBER
New York, NY, October 28, 2020 – For the month of November, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including highly anticipated series, thought-provoking documentaries and beloved films from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services. Highlights this month include the highly anticipated return of Sundance Now Original series Riviera, new episodes of AMC+ exclusive series Gangs of London, new content from The Walking Dead Universe and exclusive films from Shudder and IFC Films Unlimited, among others.

Details for AMC+’s November offerings are below:

AMC:

As previously announced, AMC+ subscribers continue to have access to new episodes of series within The Walking Dead Universe ahead of the linear schedule, including Fear the Walking Dead Season 6 every Sunday morning in advance of the linear premieres Sunday nights at 9pm ET/8c, and new episodes of The Walking Dead: World Beyond every Thursday, ahead of the linear premieres Sundays at 10pm ET/9c.
AMC+ will also debut new content for The Walking Dead superfans this month, including The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries, a special rewatch of Season 10 featuring never-before-seen interviews with cast members and showrunner Angela Kang, debuting with the first three episodes on November 22 and continuing with new episodes each Sunday thereafter.
AMC+ will debut all-new episodes of Talking Dead covering the latest episodes of Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond beginning November 1. The guest lineup for these Talking Dead episodes is as follows:
Sunday, November 1– Colman Domingo (Fear), Garret Dillahunt (Fear), Nicolas Cantu (World Beyond) and Alexa Mansour (World Beyond).
Sunday, November 8 – Christine Evangelista (Fear), Aliyah Royale (World Beyond) and Nico Tortorella (World Beyond)
Sunday, November 15 – Jenna Elfman (Fear) and Annet Mahendru (World Beyond)
Sunday, November 22 – Colman Domingo (Fear), Lennie James (Fear), Aliyah Royale (World Beyond), Annet Mahendru (World Beyond) and Hal Cumpston (World Beyond)
Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving)- Aliyah Royale, Nicolas Cantu and Nico Tortorella (World Beyond)
New episodes of AMC’s original series are available to stream ad-free throughout the month, including:
New episodes of the critically acclaimed first season of Gangs of London continue to debut every Thursday, with the season finale available exclusively to subscribers beginning November 19;
Soulmates season finale debuts on AMC+ Thursday, November 5, ahead of the linear airing on Monday, November 9 at 10pm ET/9c.
Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 2 is available every Saturday with the season finale debuting November 14.

BBC AMERICA:

Earth’s Great Seasons narrated by Andrew Scott (Fleabag) arrives Sunday, November 1, with additional episodes available every Thursday beginning November 14; new episodes of the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show, Top Gear, every Sunday; and new episodes of The Graham Norton Show every Friday as part of a new season that’s already featured Samuel L. Jackson, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Riz Ahmed, Miley Cyrus and more.
Friday, November 6 – Jessie Buckley (I’m Thinking of Ending Things), comedian Bill Bailey, David Walliams and music from Dermot Kennedy.
Friday, November 13 – Kylie Minogue, British boxing champion Nicola Adams, Josh O’Connor (Charles in The Crown) and Emma Corrin (Diana in The Crown).
Friday, November 27 – Guests to be announced.

IFC:

New episodes of the critically acclaimed Baroness von Sketch Show Season 5 will be available every Wednesday. Season 5 explores surviving the apocalypse with your ex; the upside of mom brain; the downside of step-parenting; witch trials and tribulations; Queer Theory reading group vs Pretty In Pink; the problem with superheroes; and much, much more.

IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

As election season heats up, IFC Films Unlimited offers a collection of politically-themed documentaries including Weiner, the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner capturing the rise and fall of former politician Anthony Weiner, An Unreasonable Man, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, How to Survive a Plague, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, and mockumentary CSA: Confederate States of America, as well as Academy Award-nominee In the Loop, the British political satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep).
Notable films debuts this month include British documentary Tea with the Dames, featuring Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins and Dame Joan Plowright, on November 4; World War II thriller 12th Man, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, debuting November 4; A Kid Like Jake starring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra and Octavia Spencer, debuting November 18; and DriverX, starring Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), debuting November 25.

SHUDDER:

Shudder Original films debuting this month include the South Korean horror feature Lingering (also known as Hotel Leikeu/Hotel Lake) on November 12 and the all-new doc Leap of Faith: William Freidkin on The Exorcist on November 19; as well as Shudder Exclusive film Blood Vessel on November 5.
Additional films added to the service this month include classic Stephen King adaptation Salem’s Lot (1979), beloved ‘90s teen slasher Urban Legend (1998), and a new collection of films from the master of Italian horror, Mario Bava.

SUNDANCE NOW:

Subscribers can indulge in the much-anticipated return of hit glamourous and thrilling Sundance Now Original Riviera Season 3 starring Julia Stiles (Hustlers, 10 Things I Hate about You) and Rupert Graves (Sherlock) debuting with weekly episodes available every Thursday, beginning November 5.
The British thriller Cold Call starring Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street) will be available for a full season binge beginning November 19.

SUNDANCE TV:

New episodes of The A Word Season 3 debut on Wednesdays and the third installment of the series, Deutschland 89 on Thursdays, with previous seasons also available to stream on the service through Sundance Now.

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Orphan Black, Portlandia, The Salisbury Poisonings, Gangs of London, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About IFC Films Unlimited

IFC Films Unlimited is a subscription video on demand streaming channel comprised of theatrically-released and award-winning titles from its three distribution labels: IFC Films, Sundance Selects and genre label IFC Midnight. IFC Films is a leading distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. IFC Midnight features horror, sci-fi, thrillers, action and more. Sundance Selects focuses on American independent, documentaries and world cinema. Bringing together a broad collection of films that span across the labels and genres, IFC Films Unlimited is a general entertainment destination for specialty film fans.

About Sundance Now

AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches; glamorous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as British true crime thriller Des starring David Tennant; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; and Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps; and riveting true crime series The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now

About Shudder

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit ​​www.shudder.com​​.