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IFC Films Me And You And Everyone We Know Sweeps Awards At Cannes Film Festival

May 21, 2005 – IFC Films’ Me And You And Everyone We Know furthers its critical and film festival awards momentum today with a sweep of awards at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival.

The Miranda July film, which is produced and distributed by IFC Films, was honored with: the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique (International Critics Week Grand Prize), the Cam?ra d’Or in addition to two awards given by youth juries, The Regard Jeanne and the very young critics award. Set to premiere on June 17, as the inaugural presentation at the IFC Film Center in New York City, Me And You And Everyone We Know has enjoyed major awards recognition since its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival where it garnered a Special Jury Prize.

“It’s exciting to see a fresh new cinematic voice like Miranda July’s being applauded at Cannes, Sundance and other key festivals prior to becoming the first film to bow at the IFC Film Center,” commented IFC Entertainment President Jonathan Sehring. “With a mandate to become the epicenter of independent film, Me And You And Everyone We Know is a perfect fit for the IFC Center.”

Me And You And Everyone We Know had its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival where it premiered in dramatic competition and was recognized with a Special Jury Prize for originality of vision. The film also won awards at the Philadelphia and San Francisco Film Festivals.

Miranda July wrote, directed and stars in Me And You And Everyone We Know. A well regarded performance artist, July brings uses her unique vision to film to tell the story of Richard Swersey (John Hawkes), a newly single shoe salesman who meets the captivating and spontaneous Christine (July). Christine is an artist and “Eldercab” driver who vacillates between heartbreak and faith as she weaves together reality and the fantastical in her art and life. In July’s modern world, everyday people speak innermost thoughts, act on secret impulses, and yield moments that are sad, hilarious and often surreal.

Following its premiere in New York, Me And You And Everyone We Know will bow in Los Angeles on June 24. A national roll out will follow that.

IFC Entertainment

IFC Films is a leading theatrical film distribution company bringing the best of independent and specialized films to theaters. Releasing approximately 10 films per year, IFC Films builds its slate of titles from an aggressive acquisitions program and selected in-house productions. IFC Films has Rebecca Miller’s The Ballad of Jack and Rose starring Daniel Day Lewis, Dana Brown’s off-road racing film Dust to Glory, the U.S. Soccer team film The Game of Their Lives and Susanne Bier’s Brothers starring Connie Nielsen in current release. In addition to Miranda July’s Sundance prize winner Me And You And Everyone We Know, anticipated upcoming titles include Hans Weingartner’s The Edukators, Aric Avelino’s American Gun starring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker and Marcia Gay Harden and Michael Showalter’s The Baxter. IFC Films is executive producing Night Listener with Hart Sharp.

Notable IFC releases include Touching the Void which recently broke box office records to become among the top ten grossing documentaries of all time, 2003 Oscar?-nominated My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mam? Tambi?n, Richard LaGravenese and the late Ted Demme’s documentary A Decade Under the Influence, Intermission, The Saddest Music in the World, Camp, Kitchen Stories and Casa De Los Babys.

IFC Films co-distributed Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, the top grossing documentary of all time.

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