IFC Presents For Love Of Cinema Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 Beginning at 8:00pm(ET)

Featuring The IFC Network Premiere of American Movie: The Making Of Midwestern

Compromise, poverty, disillusionment and suicide…Just a few of the indignities of independent filmmaking. The Independent Film Channel (IFC) presents For Love of Cinema, a collection of films representing the personal efforts and sacrifices of making independent movies, airs Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 beginning at 8:00PM(ET). Find just how much suffering filmmakers will endure for their art with a festival of both fictional and non-fictional accounts of the plight of the independent filmmaker.

American Movie: The Making of Midwestern, directed by Chris Smith and the cornerstone of IFC's For Love of Cinema, centers on low-budget filmmaker/horror buff, Mark Borchardt and his labor of love. Spanning over two years of intense struggle with his film, family, financial decline, and spiritual crisis, the documentary is a portrayal of ambition, obsession, excess, and one man's quest for the American dream.

The For the Love of Cinema line-up includes:

American Movie: The Making of Midwestern

Friday, July 12 at 8:00PM(ET)

The Big Picture

Friday, July 12 at 10:00PM(ET)

Killing Priscilla

Friday, July 12 at 11:45PM(ET)

Living in Oblivion

Saturday, July 13 at 8:00PM(ET)


Saturday, July 13 at 9:30PM(ET)

They Shoot Movies, Don't They?

Saturday, July 13 at 11:30PM(ET)

Everybody Just Stay Calm

Saturday, July 13 at 1:00PM(ET)

The Independent Film Channel (IFC), managed and operated by Bravo Networks, is the first and most widely distributed channel dedicated to independent film presented 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial-free. IFC Entertainment, a division of IFC, consists of IFC Productions, a feature film production company; IFC Films, a theatrical film distribution company; Next Wave Films, established to provide finishing funds and other vital support to emerging filmmakers; and IFC Originals, which produces cutting-edge original programming for the network. In addition, IFC Productions launched InDigEnt, an initiative that helps established filmmakers shoot productions on digital video.

Press Contacts

  • Ellen Paz