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    CANNES REVIEW: Why Walter Salles' 'On the Road' Adaptation Is Better Than You Think

    Red flags immediately go up whenever a filmmaker embarks on adapting a beloved classic. Walter Salles' long-gestating big screen treatment of "On the Road" provides the latest example: Years in development, the nearly-two-and-a-half hour treatment of Jack Kerouac's seminal novel of...

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    CANNES: Ben Wheatley's Hot Directors' Fortnight Title 'Sightseers' Goes to IFC Films

    IFC Films has bought North American rights to the dark comedy "Sightseers," directed by Ben Wheatley ("Kill List"). The Directors Fortnight film premieres today in Cannes. Written by the film's stars, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, with additional material by Amy Jump, "...

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    IFC Decides To 'Save The Date' With Rom-Com Starring Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Mark Webber & More

    Four months removed from its Sundance premiere, Michael Mohan’s “Save The Date” has finally landed a North American distribution deal with IFC Films. This is the second high-profile release the distributor has picked up in as many weeks, recently having brokered a deal to release W...

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    IFC Films Grabs 'Save the Date' Starring Lizzy Caplan

    Hot off the heels of Sundance's "The Comedy" finding a home at Tribeca Film this morning, IFC Films announced that they have acquired North American rights to another film that premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Michael Mohan's romantic comedy "Save the Date,...

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    Pre-Cannes Buy: IFC and Sundance Selects Acquire 'On the Road' for Fall Release

    While Walter Salles' "On the Road" was up for sale before Cannes, many of the bigger buyers chose to wait to see how it would be received in Competition at the Festival. Just before the fest, however, AMC Networks' IFC Films and Sundance Selects scooped up for seven figures all U.S. rights to the ep...

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    IFC Films & Sundance Selects Pick Up U.S. Rights To Walter Salles' 'On The Road'; Film Will Hit Theaters Late Fall

    While there will be a lot of dealmaking done over glasses of chardonnay at Cannes, a few are going to be done before the festival kicks off, and in what is one of the biggest so far, one of the most high profile movies premiering on the Croisette has now landed U.S. distribution.

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    IFC Films and Sundance Selects Pick Up U.S. Rights to Cannes Premiere 'On the Road'

    IFC Films and sister distributor Sundance Selects have jointly acquired all U.S. rights to the Walter Salles-directed adaptation of “On the Road” for a fall theatrical release. The long-in-the-works project, adapted from Jack Kerouac’s classic autobiographical novel by Jose Rivera,...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Online Indie Label SundanceNOW Launches Curated Doc Club

    It's no secret for film festivalgoers that the best titles tend to be documentaries. And yet they are often not released widely outside of major cities. Thus the folks at Sundance Selects have not only launched their digital sister online site SundanceNow ("a new online destination for...

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    Weekend Box Office: What the Indie Numbers Really Mean UPDATED

    The weekend marks the return of two veteran filmmakers who were established in specialized theaters in the 1990s – Whit Stillman and Nanni Moretti. Films from both directors (who have always made pointed observations about their surroundings) opened to respectable if not spectacular grosses this hol...

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    IFC Films Picks Up Porn-Drama 'Cherry' With James Franco; Jon Kasdan's Sundance Hit 'The First Time' Finds Home At Sony Pictures

    The game plan of most indie filmmakers is to get their film in a festival and acquire distribution and it looks like the things have worked out well for young filmmakers Stephen Elliott and Jon Kasdan (son of Lawrence) on their latest efforts behind the camera.

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