Independent Film Channel is the Place to be for Coverage of Prestigious Cannes Film Festival

Exclusive Broadcast Includes Live Coverage of Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and 11-Day Cannes on IFC Film Festival

NEW YORK, May 3, 2004– Bonjour! Is your French a little rusty? Let The Independent Film Channel (IFC) bring the Riviera to your living room with Cannes on IFC, featuring exclusive coverage of the world?s most prestigious film festival and an 11-day feast of favorites films from past Cannes events.

Cannes on IFC will include:

  • Exclusive live coverage of red carpet arrivals and opening day ceremonies, Wednesday, May 12, 1PM/ET. Commentator Alison Bailes and Cannes Film Festival expert Annette Insdorf will host the festivities.
  • Exclusive live coverage of the festival?s awards presentation and closing ceremonies, hosted by film critic Roger Ebert and Insdorf on Saturday, May 22 at 1:00PM/ET.
  • An 11-day presentation of past favorites from Cannes, including Tommy, Apocalypse Now Redux and The Anniversary Party, running from May 12 through May 22 [please see below for a complete list of titles featured on the Cannes on IFC Film Festival].
  • A special Cannes edition of the IFC original monthly series, At The Angelika, airing in June. Hosted by Bailes, the special will include a wrap-up of the festival as well as U.S. releases. Bailes also will host a series of Cannes highlight interstitials that will air throughout the year on IFC.

    The film roster for the Cannes on IFC Film Festival is as follows:

    Wednesday, May 12 at 9PM/ET
    The Anniversary Party

    Wednesday, May 12 at 12AM/ET (Thursday morning)
    Dancer in the Dark

    Thursday, May 13 at 8:30PM/ET
    Dead Man

    Thursday, May 13 at 10:45PM/ET
    Nil by Mouth

    Friday, May 14 at 8PM/ET

    Saturday, May 15 at 8PM/ET
    Trees Lounge

    Saturday, May 15 at 9:45PM/ET
    In The Company Of Men

    Sunday, May 16 at 10:30PM/ET

    Monday, May 17 at 9:30PM/ET
    Beautiful Thing

    Tuesday, May 18 at 10PM/ET

    Tuesday, May 18 at 12AM/ET (Wednesday morning)
    The Straight Story

    Wednesday, May 19 at 12:45AM/ET (Thursday morning)

    Thursday, May 20 at 8:30PM/ET
    The Golden Bowl

    Thursday, May 20 at 1:15AM/ET (Friday morning)

    Friday, May 21 at 11PM/ET

    Saturday, May 22 at 9PM/ET
    Apocalypse Now Redux

    About Independent Film Channel
    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 celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2004 with its most extensive original programming line-up ever. Original programming premiering in 2004 includes Nanette Burstein?s Film School, Ultimate Film Fanatic, Rocked With Gina Gershon, the third season of Dinner For Five and John Landis? Slasher. In 2003, IFC made its mark with originals including BaaadAsssss 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 Entertainment Services, which also includes the AMC and WE: Women’s Entertainment television networks.

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