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IFC Midnight Goes for Joe Swanberg and Adam Wingard's "Autoerotic"

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire July 6, 2011 at 6:26AM

IFC Midnight acquired North American rights to Joe Swanberg ("Hannah Takes the Stairs") and Adam Wingard's "Autoerotic." This marks the fifth collaboration between Swanberg and IFC Films. The company plans to release the film on demand this month followed by a limited theatrical release this summer.
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IFC Midnight acquired North American rights to Joe Swanberg ("Hannah Takes the Stairs") and Adam Wingard's "Autoerotic." This marks the fifth collaboration between Swanberg and IFC Films. The company plans to release the film on demand this month followed by a limited theatrical release this summer.

Here's what it's about according to IFC Midnight:

"Autoerotic" follows four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration. Through a unique blend of outrageous comedy and in-your-face sex, "Autoerotic" insightfully illuminates the private sexual lives of America's urbanites.

The deal for the film was negotiated by Lizzie Nastro, Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Swanberg.

Full release below:

IFC MIDNIGHT TAKES ALL NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ADAM WINGARD & JOE SWANBERG’S AUTOEROTIC

New York, NY (July 6, 2011) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all North American rights to Joe Swanberg (ALEXANDER THE LAST) and Adam Wingard's (A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE) AUTOEROTIC. The film stars Kate Lyn Shiel, Amy Seimetz, Lane Hughes, Kris Swanberg, Ti West and Frank V. Ross, and was produced by Joe Swanberg. IFC Midnight is releasing the film on demand nationwide this month with select theatrical dates occurring this summer.

AUTOEROTIC follows four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration. Through a unique blend of outrageous comedy and in-your-face sex, AUTOEROTIC insightfully illuminates the private sexual lives of America's urbanites.

AUTOEROTIC is the fifth collaboration between Swanberg and Sundance Selects/IFC Films. Previous films have included HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, ALEXANDER THE LAST, and UNCLE KENT.

Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: "With AUTOEROTIC, Joe Swanberg and Adam Wingard have made a provocative and controversial film about sexuality that shows Joe pushing into new territory. We think it will get people talking. We're thrilled to continue our collaboration with Joe, as well as welcome Adam to the Sundance Selects/IFC Films fold."

The deal for the film was negotiated by Lizzie Nastro, Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Joe Swanberg.

IFC Midnight is a sister division to IFC Films and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.

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