The Independent Film Channel Premieres "Boxes " On Monthly DV Theater Lineup

Shot entirely on digital video for $300, “Boxes” becomes latest title on IFC’s
multi-platform programming strand

October 16, 2000 – The Independent Film Channel (IFC) will premier "Boxes" as the newest addition to IFC’s DV Theater – the channel’s monthly, multi-platform programming strand that aims to highlight the best of digitally produced independent films. Expanding the audience for independent filmmakers and their works, DV Theater reaches viewers through a simultaneous presentation on-air, online and on Broadband.

Debuting Wednesday, October 18 at 11:30 PM/EST, "Boxes" was written by James Anthony Portolese and directed by Rene Besson. The film offers a satirical look at the everyday boxes we all live in: from the bed we sleep in, the car we drive in, to the cubicle we sit in at our office.

The latest phase of IFC’s ongoing commitment to providing viewers with the most progressive programming available, DV Theater takes the movie-watching experience above and beyond existing parameters with an innovative, multi-platform approach that reaches on-air, Broadband and Internet audiences simultaneously on the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 PM/ET.

The program will also feature a behind the scenes, making-of documentary on the film as well as an interview with director Rene Besson and writer/producer James Anthony Portolese, followed by a live online chat forum. Log on to for additional details.

"Boxes" is the fourth DV Theater title to premiere on IFC and since the strand debuted in July. Titles presented and archived on the site include "Home Page" by Doug Block; "They Shoot Movies, Don’t They"? by Frank Gallagher; and "first, last and deposit" by Peter Hyoguchi.

About The Independent Film Channel
The Independent Film Channel (IFC), managed and operated by Bravo Networks, is the first channel dedicated to independent film presented 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial-free. The Independent Film Channel is the most widely distributed channel dedicated to independent film on television.

As the leader in online independent film activity since 1996, IFC New Media is focusing considerable efforts on expanding the audience for indie work by including the use of new digital media and producing a series of Internet and Broadband events.

IFC’s Broadband is a three-year old high-speed multimedia online service distributed by select cable systems offering cable modem service. IFC Broadband reaches homes via affiliates of @Home Network, Road Runner and independent providers.


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