Film Stars Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney and Ben Whishaw
NEW YORK, NY (August 14, 2014) – IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to writer-director Christian Camargo’s DAYS AND NIGHTS. The film, with a screenplay by Camargo, stars Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Cherry Jones, Russell Means, Michael Nyqvist, Jean Reno, Juliet Rylance, Mark Rylance and Ben Whishaw. DAYS AND NIGHTS was produced by Juliet Rylance and Barbara Romer. The film will be released theatrically and on Video On Demand on September 26, 2014.
Set in rural New England in 1980s, DAYS AND NIGHTS centers around a fading movie star who brings her paramour to her lakeside estate to visit her ailing brother and fledgling artist son over Memorial Day weekend. Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” reckless desire wreaks havoc and a disastrous turn of events leads the family from dysfunction to heartbreak.
“Christian Camargo has crafted a beautiful film with fantastic performances from every single actor in the film,” says Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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About IFC Films
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, TOUCHING THE VOID, GOMORRAH, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, IN THE LOOP, ANTICHRIST, WORDPLAY, CAIRO TIME, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, CARLOS, THE TRIP, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, FRANCES HA, THE CANYONS, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS and CRYSTAL FAIRY. Current and upcoming IFC Films titles include Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Lorelei Linklater, and Michael Winterbottom’s THE TRIP TO ITALY starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.