IFC picks up 'Capacity'


NEW YORK - IFC Entertainment has picked up all North American rights to Terry Kinney's quirky Sundance comedy "Diminished Capacity" starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda, Virginia Madsen and Dylan Baker.

The Plum Pictures feature, which premiered Jan. 21 at the Park City fest, stars Broderick as a Chicago newspaper editor who suffers a concussion and loses his memory. He takes a break to visit his senile uncle (Alda) in Missouri, and the pair end up on a road trip with his high school girlfriend (Madsen).

Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer and Daniela Tapling Lundberg of Plum Pictures produced the film with Tim Evans.

"Capacity" was one of several Sundance films whose big-name stars held the promise of a fast sale for a high price. Most of them ended up in a slow-burn sales process, or at smaller distributors than expected.

IFC Films will release "Capacity" simultaneously th theaters and via iideo-on demand under its day-and-date First Take banner

IFC's Arianna Bocco negotiated the sale with Cinetic, which repped the filmmakers.