New York, NY (December 2, 2010) – IFC Films, the leading American distributor of independent and foreign films, announced today that the company has acquired worldwide rights to director Joe Swanberg’s UNCLE KENT. The film, which stars Kent Osborne, Jennifer Prediger, Josephine Decker, and Swanberg himself, will premiere as part of the Spotlight section of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
UNCLE KENT follows a kid’s show cartoonist in Los Angeles as he spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest – a woman from New York who he met on Chatroulette.
Jonathan Sehring, president of IFC Films, said, "Joe Swanberg has long been one of our very favorite filmmakers, and we are thrilled that UNCLE KENT will be his Sundance debut."
Noted filmmaker Swanberg: "I am thrilled to continue my relationship with IFC Films. They are committed to bringing the most exciting American and International work to the widest audience possible. I’m very happy to be in the company of so many great filmmakers and people."
The deal was brokered by Lizzie Nastro, Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions for IFC with Swanberg.
About IFC Films
Established a decade ago, IFC Films – a division of Rainbow Media’s IFC Entertainment – is the leading U.S. distributor of independent and foreign film. Its unique day and date distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable’s On Demand platform and through Pay-Per-View, reaching nearly 50 million homes. IFC Films’ "IFC Midnight" label, launched in 2010, offers the very best in international genre cinema, including horror, sci-fi, thrillers, erotic arthouse, action and more. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Touching the Void, Me and You and Everyone We Know, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Gomorrah, Che, Summer Hours, In the Loop, Antichrist, The Human Centipede, Cairo Time, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, and Wordplay. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout auteurs, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noe, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, as well as more recent breakouts such as Andrea Arnold, Mia Hansen Love, Corneliu Porombiou, Joe Swanberg, Barry Jenkins, Lena Dunham, Aaron Katz, Daryl Wein and Abdellatif Kechiche.