IFC Films Celebrates 20 Years of Groundbreaking Cinema

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When you think about it, so much in the entertainment industry has changed in 20 years. From streaming service options, tablets, smartphones, apps, and other ways film fans can watch movies on the go that fit their lifestyles.

One of those ways is through leading U.S. distributor IFC Films addition of IFC Films Unlimited in 2019. This option is also available in Canada through Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV app for $5.99 CAD a month. This subscription service features over 175 movies with more being added each month. The video-on-demand streaming channel features theatrical films from its IFC Films, Sundance Selects, and IFC Midnight. IFC Films is why many visionaries and contemporary auteurs have careers along with innovating the theatrical distribution model. They have genuinely helped pave the way in the last two decades.

Can you believe that it has been 20 years? IFC Films is celebrating the many years of distributing, showcasing, and producing both independent and foreign films. Co-President of IFC Films, Lisa Schwartz, had this to say about bringing their content to Canadian audiences.

“IFC Films has been supporting and championing the most innovative filmmaking voices from around the world for 20 years, many of which were launched at TIFF. IFC Films Unlimited is the evolution of this work and now brings the best of our film releases to cinephiles across Canada via multiple platforms. We are excited that Canadian subscribers will be among the first to see some new releases this fall as we bring fresh titles to the channel in Canada.”

Some of the current films on the channel that were seen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) include Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Loro (2019), Julia’s Eye (2010), Sky (2015), Frances Ha (2012), 45 Years (2015), and more. It will also see the TIFF19 additions of The Other Lamb on October 7 and True History of the Kelly Gang on November 4.

Some new titles that are coming to IFC Films Unlimited Canada this September include:

Olympic Dreams (2020)
Director: Jeremy Teicher
Starring: Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll, Gus Kenworthy, Morgan Schild
Synopsis: In the Olympic Athlete Village, a young cross-country skier bonds with a volunteer doctor after her competition ends.

Babyteeth (2020)
Director: Shannon Murphy
Starring: Eliza Scanlen, Ben Mendelsohn, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedder, Essie Davis
Synopsis: One family juggles first love, suburban malaise, and heavy pharmaceuticals in this moving and fresh comedy.

The Cured (2018)
Director: David Freyne
Starring: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Stuart Graham
Synopsis: A disease that turned people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.

Which title(s) are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

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