The Independent Film Channel (IFC) continues its tradition of providing refuge from Hollywood’s summer barrage of superstars-over-substance, mind-numbing explosions and predictable endings with original, innovative films that will fill your senses – not numb them. This June, don’t let Hollywood heat fry your brain; tune in to Escape From Hollywood on IFC Sundays at 8:00 PM/ET for a spine-tingling antidote as IFC presents the undisputed kings of indie film classics.
Every Sunday in June, Escape From Hollywood with:
Smoke – June 4 at 8:00PM/ET
Denizens of a Brooklyn smoke shop interweave their life’s experiences, philosophies and observations in the course of a hot New York summer. The film is directed by Wayne Wang and stars Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker and Stockard Channing.
The Ice Storm – June 11 at 8:00PM/ET
Director Ang Lee brilliantly captures 70s suburban, middle-class angst in this cinematic masterpiece with Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci and Tobey McGuire.
Welcome to the Dollhouse – June 18 at 8:00PM/ET
An insightful look at just how harrowing 7th grade can be from first-time director, Todd Solondz. The film won numerous awards for Solondz and the film’s star, Heather Matarazzo, including an Independent Spirit Award.
Mystery Train – June 29 at 8:00PM/ET
This film established Jim Jarmusch as a huge force on the independent film scene. Three separate stories are all linked in a Memphis hotel in this compellingly real film which features the late Screamin’ Jay Hawkins as a night clerk.