IFC previews its wares

Posted by · 1:25 am · March 17th, 2010

Isabelle Huppert in White MaterialDo you live in New York? Lucky you. I say that for many reasons, but chief among them right now is that you can attend this weekend’s Focus on IFC Films mini-festival, in which the dedicated indie distributor previews a selection of their upcoming theatrical and VOD titles at Brooklyn’s BAMcinĂ©matek.

I mention this principally as another excuse to plug my favorite film 0f 2009, Claire Denis’s “White Material.” IFC acquired U.S. rights to this staggering Isabelle Huppert-led study of post-colonial Africa last month, and will introduce it under their banner on Friday night.

Other films in the lineup include Ken Loach’s “Looking for Eric,” which I reviewed upon its UK release last June, Ji-woon Kim’s batty Korean spaghetti western “The Good, The Bad, The Weird,” which I thoroughly enjoyed at the London fest in 2008, and Elia Suleiman’s “The Time That Remains,” which I briefly reviewed in October.

I never found time to review Bruno Dumont’s “Hadewijch” and the Romanian portmanteau piece “Tales from the Golden Age” at LFF last year, but they’re in the mix too, and I recommend them.

I may have said this before, but thank God for IFC. More details here.

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  • 1 3-17-2010 at 5:18 am

    Lev Lewis said...

    Oh, oh, oh, I wish I lived in New York. Bloody Canada.

  • 2 3-17-2010 at 5:18 am

    Mike_M said...

    Love what IFC has been doing lately and also love that if I can’t make it to the IFC Film Center I am able to subscribe to their VOD service for only $4.95 a month. Luckily, my cable provider is the same parent that owns IFC so it is available to me.

  • 3 3-17-2010 at 5:38 am

    Derek said...

    Oh, thanks so much for the heads up! I was so upset that I was going to miss the screening of Making Plans for Lena this Thursday night, but now I can go to the Saturday screening :)