Criterion and IFC

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#802 Post by ianungstad » Thu May 25, 2017 11:39 am

IFC has picked up the rights to the new Lars Von Trier film The House that Jack Built.

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#803 Post by ianungstad » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:11 pm

IFC has picked up the rights to Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife. Dano is a big Criterion fan and I'm sure they will be happy to release the eventual blu.

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#804 Post by ianungstad » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:44 pm

Not sure if Criterion wants to do anything more with the Beales but IFC has picked up the rights to the documentary That Summer at the Berlin film festival from Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson (The Black Power Mixtape); which is a found footage film that uses footage from 4 reels shot by the Maysles that were previously considered lost and footage shot by Andy Warhol of Little Edie hanging out with the Studio 54 crowd. (and a few other sources)

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#805 Post by ianungstad » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:08 pm

AMC Networks (Parent company of IFC Films) just made an offer today to buy RLJ Entertainment. (formerly Image Entertainment)

The sale of The Weinstein Company has fallen apart and the company is expected to file for bankruptcy. Once that happens the film library should transfer to AMC Networks. I wonder if they'll just rebrand all the Weinstein titles under IFC Films; IFC Midnight; Sundance Selects; etc.

http://deadline.com/2015/02/amc-network ... 201366197/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#806 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:01 am

The story says TWC will still manage the library. That probably is not a favorable development for Criterion to pick up some titles.

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#807 Post by Ribs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:22 am

Plus whatever existant agreement TWC has with Lionsgate are probably going to remain valid for the duration of their contract anyway; why make unnescessary work by signing something new just because filing for bankruptcy could potentially allow either side to opt out?

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#808 Post by ianungstad » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:11 am

AMC purchased the 200 Weinstein Company titles in 2015. The Weinstein Company HAS been managing them since then. Now that their toast is why I think the titles will transition to AMC.

They might stick at Lionsgate for awhile but the only reason Lionsgate has those titles currently is because they bought out the TWC's share of Starz (which includes the now defunct Anchor Bay) The distribution deal Lionsgate inherited from Anchor Bay is probably winding down sooner rather than later.

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#809 Post by ianungstad » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:44 pm

IFC has picked up the rights to Diane; the first narrative feature from film critic Kent Jones. It had strong reviews out of Tribeca where it won best feature, best screenplay and best cinematography. Kent Jones has been a regular contributor to Criterion extras over the years...I'm sure they will happily release his movie.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#810 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:48 pm

I mean, they didn't release ::you know who::'s film, so don't be so sure

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#811 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:54 pm

Those are going to be some really unsavory words if you ever have to eat them

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#812 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:03 pm

I imagine I should know this, but who's ::you know who::?


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Re: Criterion and IFC

#814 Post by Big Ben » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:17 pm

I keep hoping for Criterion to do something with The Death of Stalin because, well, the Blu-Ray is MIA here in the States.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#815 Post by Ribs » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:21 pm

Columbus wasn’t IFC, it was self-distributed in collaboration with Sundance. It, nonetheless, is probably still coming, probably as a December or January title if I were to guess.

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#816 Post by ianungstad » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:07 pm

NYFF announced their slate today in a press release that confirms that IFC is releasing Non Fiction (Olivier Assayas). No surprise here.

I have to wonder though, what does Criterion have against his wife? I'm a fan of Mia Hansen-Love who is also almost exclusively distributed by IFC in the US and Criterion has passed over ever single film.

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#817 Post by Omensetter » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:04 pm

I can see why they passed over her 2009 film, since Criterion wasn't much releasing anything from IFC at that time besides established auteurs and Cannes hits. It's possible they just didn't dig her 2011 film enough, although they apparently were smitten with The Forgiveness of Blood. Eden was Broadgreen.

The really baffling exclusion is the Huppert-starrer Things to Come, which picked up fantastic reviews and was released in the middle of Criterion's seeming commitment to releasing films directed by women. Unless Bergman Island is a horrorshow, they'll probably release that? It seems primed to be her first Cannes competition film, as well, but people have been pegging that for her for years.

I haven't seen it, but they probably should've released at least Things to Come (and Something in the Air).

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#818 Post by Ribs » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:50 pm

Hansen-Love and Assayas have not been together for two years now

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#819 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:51 pm

I guess Assayas got the Criterion friends in the breakup

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#820 Post by swo17 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:12 pm

Also, they apparently were never actually married

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#821 Post by ianungstad » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:28 pm

IFC has picked up the rights to Paolo Sorrentino's Loro. They will be debuting the international cut at the TIFF. (as a single feature)

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#822 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:35 am

On the critics turned director idea it might also be worth noting that Gabe Klinger's Porto was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray by Kino, along with Klinger's documentary on James Benning and Richard Linklater, Double Play, included as an extra feature. Though Klinger unfortunately got mired in controversy at the time of the film's release.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#823 Post by dda1996a » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:54 am

Ever since I saw the beautiful trailer for Porto, with its super 8/16/35mm mixture I've been meaning to check it out (and also that Linklater/Benning doc which sounds interesting)

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#824 Post by 371229 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:31 pm

Porto was available on Amazon Prime... but I'm not sure if it still is.

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