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IFC Films Grabs Worldwide Rights to Joe Swanberg's 'Uncle Kent'

Swanberg’s film will appear in the Sundance Film Festival's 2011 Spotlight program in January.

IFC Films has acquired worldwide rights to director Joe Swanberg’s Uncle Kent, which was just announced as part of the Sundance Film Festival's 2011 Spotlight program.

Kent Osborne, Jennifer Prediger, Josephine Decker and Swanberg star in the story of a kid's show cartoonist in L.A. who spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest, a woman from New York that he met on Chatroulette.

IFC previously released Swanberg's Hannah Takes the Stairs, Alexander the Last and Nights and WeekendsUncle Kent is the first film of Swanberg’s to be featured in the Sundance fest program.

Swanberg negotiated the deal with IFC acquisitions director Lizzie Nastro.