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IFC Films Nabs Sterling K. Brown and Mark Duplass’ ‘Biosphere’ Buddy Comedy

IFC Films has picked up the North American rights to Biosphere, veteran producer Mel Eslyn’s debut directorial feature that stars Mark Duplass and Sterling K. Brown. IFC Films will release Biosphere in 2023, with streaming to follow exclusively on AMC+. In the film, set in the not-too-distant future, Duplass and Brown play the last two […]

IFC Films Nabs Eric Bana Crime Thriller ‘Force of Nature’ (Exclusive)

IFC Films has picked up the North American rights to the Australian crime thriller Force of Nature from director Robert Connolly. The follow-up to Connolly’s box office The Dry reteams the director with Eric Bana, who reprises his role as Aaron Falk. Force of Nature is based on the book series by Jane Harper and […]

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza on Reuniting for Indie ‘Spin Me Round’

Following The Little Hours, Horse Girl and Joshy, Jeff Baena and Alison Brie are back for their fourth indie collaboration — and second (after Horse Girl) as co-writers. Spin Me Round, which Baena also directs and produces while Brie stars and produces, follows a woman who wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Italy through the Italian […]

Cannes: IFC Films Takes Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Turn Me On’ Starring Bel Powley, Nick Robinson (Exclusive)

IFC Films has grabbed the North American rights to the sci-fi comedy Turn Me On, starring Bel Powley and Nick Robinson. The indie distributor is reteaming with director Michael Tyburski, with the two having worked together on Tyburski’s first film, The Sound of Silence, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones. Tyburski is directing from a […]

IFC Films Head Arianna Bocco on How COVID Changed the Independent Film Business

A lot of distributors have voiced their commitments to theatrical, but few have put their money where their mouth is in the same way as IFC Films president Arianna Bocco. The executive is helping to save a century-old movie theater (Jack Nicholson was an usher!) in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, where Bocco relocated to from […]

IFC Films Moves Pay One Output Deal In-House to AMC+

IFC Films is moving its pay one output window deal to AMC+, the streaming service owned in-house by its corporate parent, AMC Networks. Along with the news of the pay one deal comes a new release strategy that will see AMC+ debut a new feature every Friday from IFC Films as well as sister companies […]

Alison Brie’s ‘Spin Me Round’ SXSW Comedy Acquired By AMC+, IFC Films

IFC Films and AMC+ have picked up the North American rights to director Jeff Baena’s comedy Spin Me Round, co-written with lead and frequent collaborator Alison Brie. IFC Films will release the movie in theaters, on VOD and it will stream exclusively on AMC+ this summer. In Spin Me Round, Brie stars as the manager […]

Juliette Binoche in Claire Denis’ ‘Both Sides of the Blade’ (‘Avec amour et acharnement’): Film Review | Berlin 2022

Vincent Lindon and Grégoire Colin complete a turbulent romantic triangle in this intensely intimate examination of the rupturing force of a past love.

Berlin: IFC Midnight Snares Magdalena Lauritsch’s Sci-Fi Disaster Film ‘Rubikon’

IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Rubikon, a science fiction disaster film from director Magdalena Lauritsch that the filmmakers claim “brings social commentary and an acute moral dilemma into heart-pounding realization.” Starring Julia Franz Richter (Undine), George Blagden (Les Miserables) and Mark Ivanir (The Good Shepherd), the feature – being repped by The Playmaker […]

IFC Films Nabs Claire Denis’ ‘Fire’ With Juliette Binoche

IFC Films has picked up the U.S. rights to director Claire Denis’ Fire, starring Juliette Binoche. The film, which will world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, is written by Denis with Christine Angot and also stars Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin, Mati Diop, Bulle Ogier, Issa Perica and Hana Magimel. Set in wintry Paris, the […]

Sundance Dealmaking Adjusts to Indie Film Market in Limbo

While the Sundance Film Festival officially ended on Jan. 30, the market is still far from over for buyers and sellers. “We’re still in the middle of Sundance as far as I am concerned,” laughs ICM Partners’ Jessica Lacy. The 2022 Sundance saw a possible market correction. It was the first fest in several years […]

‘Hatching’ (‘Pahanhautoja’): Film Review | Sundance 2022

Finnish director Hanna Bergholm’s creature-feature debut stirs the simmering conflict between a controlling mother, her fragile daughter and a rogue doppelgänger.