Not just any film ditty, The Independent Film Channel (IFC) celebrates extraordinary independent films and their featured tunes with INDIE ROCKS, airing every Saturday from September 6 to September 27 beginning at 10:00PM/ET. The alt-rock band, THE FLAMING LIPS, host this year's music/film celebration.
Headlining INDIE ROCKS is the IFC network premiere of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars. Directed by D.A. Pennebaker, the July 3, 1973 concert by David Bowie at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theatre is the subject of this documentary. Intercut with behind the scenes footage, the film concerns the actual concert where Bowie performed for the final time under the Ziggy Stardust persona – an announcement that, at the time, led many fans to mistakenly believe Bowie was retiring altogether. This "final" performance features a lineup of many of Bowie's greatest hits. The film/soundtrack debuts at number one, kicking off the festival on Saturday, September 6 at 10:00PM/ET.
The IFC INDIE ROCKS film/jam fest includes:
|September 6 at 10:00PM/ET||Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars|
|September 13 at 10:00PM/ET||Dancer In The Dark|
|September 13 at 12:30AM/ET||White Boyz|
|September 20 at 10:00PM/ET||The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years|
|September 20 at 11:45PM/ET||Wicked City|
|September 27 at 10:00PM/ET||Groove|
|September 27 at 11:45PM/ET||Sugar Town|
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.
IFC Television is a part of IFC Companies, which has created a unique end-to-end business model and brand that focuses on developing and nurturing talent, and maximizing the value of independent film. With a television network, a film distribution and production unit, and a VOD service, IFC Companies represents the future of independent film. IFC Companies uses its unique position to broaden the independent film audience nationwide and to expand the opportunities for independent filmmakers. IFC Companies is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.