Featured Films Include The Sweet Hereafter, Affliction and Breaking The Waves
Think you're secure? Think again. The Independent Film Channel (IFC), in conjunction with the IFC Films' New York and Los Angeles theatrical release of The Safety of Objects on Friday, March 7, presents the UN-SAFE FILM FESTIVAL, a collection of films that explore the effects tragedy has under the surface of suburban life, on Thursday, March 6 beginning at 8:00PM/ET. The festival will include preview clips from The Safety of Objects.
The Safety of Objects, directed by Rose Troche, is an adaptation of A.M. Homes' best-selling novel. Starring the award-winning Glenn Close (Dangerous Liaisons), Dermot Mulroney (About Schmidt) and Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven), the film looks at the lives and dilemmas of three families as they rely on one another, sharing their burdens and helping each other remember that it is the people around us, not the objects we own, that can provide hope to face life's obstacles. The Safety of Objects opens in major markets on Friday, March 7 and begins expanding nationally on Friday, March 14.
The UNSAFE FILM FESTIVAL with Dermot Mulroney on The Independent Film Channel features:
The Sweet Hereafter, airing at 8:00PM/ET, is based on the novel by Russell Banks. Ian Holm and Sarah Polley star in Atom Egoyan's Oscar®-nominated masterpiece about the accidental deaths of 14 schoolchildren and the devastating effect it has on a small Canadian town.
Affliction, airing at 10:05PM/ET and directed by the Paul Schrader, is a story of a small town sheriff (Nick Nolte) who's life appears to be going nowhere. While investigating a shooting accident, his aggressive attempts to play crime-solver help to emphasize how misguided his life has always been culminating in a startling act of violence. The film also stars the Academy Award-winning James Coburn.
Breaking the Waves, airing at 12:15AM/ET and directed by Lars von Trier, tells the story of a young Scottish woman (Oscar®-nominated Emily Watson) whose faith in God is so absolute she is willing to degrade herself in order to save the life of her mortally-wounded husband.
* Art is available for the UN-SAFE FILM FESTIVAL and The Safety of Objects.
The Independent Film Channel (IFC) is the first and most widely distributed channel dedicated to independent film presented 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial-free. IFC Originals produces cutting-edge original programming for the network. IFC Entertainment, a division of IFC, consists of IFC Productions, a feature film production company and IFC Films, a theatrical film distribution company. In addition, IFC Productions launched InDigEnt, an initiative that helps established filmmakers shoot productions on digital video.