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iW NEWS | IFC Takes “Medicine”

iW NEWS | IFC Takes "Medicine"

IFC Films has acquired the worldwide rights to writer-director Barry Jenkins‘ “Medicine for Melancholy.” The film is in competition at this week’s Los Angeles Film Festival, and will be released in theaters by IFC in 2009. “Medicine for Melancholy is one of the great American discoveries of the year,” said Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment in a statement. “Barry Jenkins has delivered an intelligent, heartfelt and often funny universal love story and introduced two brilliant performers to the feature film world – Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins. The film will not only inspire and ignite great discussions among the African-American community, but is sure to engage audiences across the globe.” The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, IFC Entertainment’s Vice President of Acquisitions and Jeff Deutchman, Manager of Acquisitions for IFC Entertainment with George Rush, who represents the film. [Peter Knegt]

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