IFC Presents Cinema for the Senses Films You Can See, Hear and Practically Touch, Taste and Smell Thursday Evenings From July 3 to July 24 at 10:00 PM/ET

Adding to the sights and sounds of your typical movie experience, The Independent Film Channel (IFC) unlocks your other senses with Cinema for the Senses, films that will tap every sensation, airing every Thursday evening from July 3 to July 24 beginning at 10:00PM/ET.

Cinema for the Senses includes:

Five Senses – Director Jeremy Podeswa
Thursday, July 3 at 10:00PM/ET
Five stories and lives interconnected through the five senses — a massage therapist (touch), a girl who meets a voyeur (sight), a house-cleaner with an acute sense of smell, a cake maker who has lost her sense of taste and an older man is losing his hearing.

8 1/2 Women – Director Peter Greenaway
Thursday, July 10 at 10:00PM/ET
A widower populates his home with eight and a half concubines, each with a distinctive personality. As time goes by, the women begin to assert their own power, eventually leading to the household break-up. One-by-one each concubine departs leaving his fate in the hands of his favorite.

Eat Drink Man Woman – Director Ang Lee
Thursday, July 17 at 10:00PM/ET

Retired Master Chef Chu lives with his three unmarried daughters a chemistry teacher, an airline executive and a student. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate Sunday dinner and the love lives of the four family members.

Lovers of the Artic Circle – Director Julio Medem
Thursday, July 24 at 10:00PM/ET

Childhood friends, Otto and Ana, like a palindrome, lead circular lives with circular names in a circular place where the day never ends in the midnight sun. Like the world they live in, things never end including their love for one another.

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) is the first and most widely distributed channel dedicated to independent film 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial free. IFC continues to expand its programming lineup with original series and independent genre-focused specials. The network’s recent, critically acclaimed series and specials include Dinner For Five, BaadAsssss Cinema, The American Nightmare, Indie Sex: Taboos and A Decade Under the Influence.

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