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IFC Allows Theaters to Show Films for Free After Shutdown Ends – Variety

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IFC Movies is providing embattled indie theaters tons of of movies from its library to display screen once they re-open from their mass COVID-19 associated shutdown.

The flicks, which embody such IFC classics as “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and “Boyhood,” will likely be made out there to cinemas with none rental charges. The retrospective program boasts roughly 200 movies. Theaters won’t be charged any movie rental.

“We’re honoring the partnership we’ve had with theaters over the past 20 years and we’re sending them a message of solidarity and gratefulness,” mentioned Lisa Schwartz, co-president of IFC Movies. “They’ve been with us since starting and once they come again, we wish to be there with them.”

The indie studio is presently celebrating its 20th anniversary and had been placing collectively programming to honor the event. After coronavirus closed most theaters in March, IFC started to rethink its plans.

“This was a optimistic approach to redirect our power and creativity at a time when there’s a lot uncertainty and stress,” mentioned Schwartz.

The studio is dubbing the initiative, “The Indie Theater Revival Venture.” The movies will likely be made out there to cinemas throughout the U.S., beginning Might 29. A number of the packages may also be offered at IFC Middle, IFC Movies’ cinema in New York Metropolis, when it reopens. The hope is that the library titles will assist fill a programming hole. With theaters shuttered, many studios have delayed upcoming releases indefinitely, leaving arthouse cinemas with a dearth of latest releases to exhibit when social distancing pointers are relaxed.

The 20 retrospective packages out there in “The Indie Theater Revival Venture” embody “Sure We Cannes!” (award-winners from the Cannes Movie Pageant); “Uncover Collectively” (a slate of family-friendly documentaries); portraits of the well-known and notorious (films about icons and iconoclasts resembling Joan Rivers and Che Guevara); outrageous style favorites; and IFC Movies’ biggest hits.

The primary three retrospective packages to be introduced are:
Biggest Hits: Indie Blockbusters from IFC Movies
BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater, 2014)
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (Alfonso Cuaron, 2002)
THE DEATH OF STALIN (Armando Iannucci, 2018)
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (Werner Herzog, 2011)
TOUCHING THE VOID (Kevin Macdonald, 2004)
45 YEARS (Andrew Haigh, 2015)
FRANCES HA (Noah Baumbach, 2013)
BUCK (Cindy Meehl, 2011)
ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW (Miranda July, 2005)
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (Matt Brown, 2015)
PHOENIX (Christian Petzold, 2014)
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)

Sure We Cannes! – A number of 15 IFC Movies releases which have gained main prizes on the Cannes Movie Pageant
Palme d’or (Finest Movie) winners:
I, DANIEL BLAKE (Ken Loach, 2016)
DHEEPAN (Jacques Audiard, 2015)
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
four MONTHS, three WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (Ken Loach, 2006)

Digicam d’or (Finest First Movie) winners:
ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW (Miranda July, 2005)
HUNGER (Steve McQueen, 2008)

Grand Prix (Second place award) winners:
GOMORRAH (Matteo Garrone, 2008)
THE KID WITH A BIKE (Dardennes Brothers, 2011)

Jury Prize:
FISH TANK (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON (Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 2013)

Finest Director:
PERSONAL SHOPPER (Olivier Assayas, 2016)

Finest Actress – Charlotte Gainsbourg:
ANTICHRIST (Lars von Trier, 2009)

Finest Actress – Juliette Binoche:
CERTIFIED COPY (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)

Finest Actor – Benicio Del Toro:
CHE (Steven Soderbergh, 2008)

Cult Icons – What makes a cult icon? Solely the viewers can determine. Discover 10 cult hits from IFC Movies.
THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (André Øvredal, 2016)
THE BABADOOK (Jennifer Kent, 2014)
COLD IN JULY (Jim Mickle, 2014)
DEPRAVED (Larry Fessenden, 2019)
FOLLOWING (Christopher Nolan, 1998)
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (Lars Von Trier, 2018)
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (Tom Six, 2009)
KILL LIST (Ben Wheatley, 2011)
SIGHTSEERS (Ben Wheatley, 2012)
VALHALLA RISING (Nicholas Winding-Refn, 2009)
WITCHING AND BITCHING (Alex De La Iglesia, 2013)

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