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In the works: Errol Morris on Abu Ghraib, Mayles on “Grey Gardens,” again.

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Via Gregg Goldstein at the Hollywood Reporter, Errol Morris is making a doc about Abu Ghraib:

The film will examine the infamous abuse and torture of inmates held as suspected terrorists in the Iraqi prison located 20 miles (32 kilometres) west of Baghdad. The scandal was revealed in 2004 when photos of inmates being tortured were published around the world.

Sony Picture Classics will distribute.

Via Christine Kearney at Reuters, Edith and Little Edie are big fashion icons on the drag scene at the moment. Also, Albert Maysles will make a film documenting the making of the "Grey Gardens" musical.

Via Coming Soon, the Weinstein Company has picked up "My Enemy’s Enemy," a doc from "Last King of Scotland" director Kevin Macdonald:

My Enemy’s Enemy is an uncompromising, troubling and provocative journey into the history of Klaus Barbie, also known as "The Butcher of Lyon," the former Gestapo commander who terrorized Lyon and the surrounding region from November 1942 to August 1944. The film follows Barbie as he turns from Nazi war criminal to American counter-intelligence officer working for the very nations that once pursued him. This dark voyage, rife with government conspiracy and bloodshed, culminates in Barbie’s infamous 1987 trial when he is finally forced to face justice for his role as a perpetrator of Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’.

Also via Gregg Goldstein at the Hollywood Reporter, Lindsay Lohan will join the long line of troubled starlets playing troubled Tennessee Williams heroines — she’ll star in "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond," based on a long-forgotten Williams screenplay. Chris Evans, David Strathairn and Ellen Burstyn are also attached. In other drunken waifling casting news, Mischa Barton will star in a contemporary re-telling of "Alice in Wonderland" entitled (wait for it) "Malice In Sunderland." Simon Fellows will direct. Via Empire.

Louise Jury at the Independent notes that Paul McGann and Richard E Grant of "Withnail and I" will be reunited on-screen in a short film, "Always Crashing In The Same Car."

Update: One more: KFCC reports most excitingly that Strand Releasing has picked up Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s "Syndromes And A Century" and Tsai Ming-liang‘s "I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone."

+ Abu Ghraib movie planned (HR)
+ Jackie O’s quirky kin subject of musical, movie (Reuters)
+ Weinsteins Acquire My Enemy’s Enemy (Coming Soon)
+ Obscure "Diamond" sparkles for Lindsay Lohan (HR)
+ Mischa Barton’s Malice In Sunderland (Empire)
+ After 20 years, ‘Withnail and I’ stars are reunited on screen (Independent)
+ Strand Releasing buys new films by Weerasethakul and Ming-liang (KFCC)

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

via GIPHY

Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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