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What to Watch on IFC in June

What to Watch on IFC in June (photo)

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We’re pulling out all the stops this month when it comes to horror, genre, sleaze and shock. June on IFC is not for the faint of heart — check out a grindhouse flick every single night of the week at midnight. The freak fest features films like Dee Snider’s “Strangeland”; pet zombie satire “Fido”; high school horror comedy “Tormented”; campy cannibal classic “Motel Hell”; and “Gothic” (pictured), a seductive and dark twist on the story of Frankenstein from director Ken Russell.

Also check out cult films like teen werewolf dramedy “Ginger Snaps”; ’80s classic “The Gate,” featuring a young Stephen Dorff; and Brazilian sadistic horror with the “Coffin Joe” trilogy. And don’t miss the premiere of Lars Von Trier’s controversial “Antichrist,” and much, much more, all month long.

310x229_priscilla_queen_of_desert.jpgAlso in June, IFC celebrates Pride Month with Out at the Movies. Tune in for a history lesson with the IFC original doc “Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema.” Plus, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp star in the hilarious tale of drag queens trekking across the desert in midnight movie classic “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.”

And, long before he was making million dollar boat movies, Leonard DiCaprio played young, rebellious 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud, who embarks on a destructive romance with fellow writer Paul Verlaine in “Total Eclipse.” Check out these films, as well as Cam Archer’s “Wild Tigers I Have Known,” Dirk Bogarde in “Victim,” the bittersweet “It’s My Party,” Gregg Araki’s “Nowhere” and over-the-top action comedy “D.E.B.S” — Thursday, June 3rd and the following week, June 10th starting at 4:45pm.

And, get ready for an all new season of our sketch comedy series Whitest Kids U’ Know. The troupe returns with more antics and back to back episodes every Friday starting June 11th @ 10pm.

310x229_slowburn2004.jpgPREMIERES THIS MONTH:

    • SLOW BURN A district attorney gets caught up in a tangled web after his mistress claims she was sexually assaulted by a man laying dead in her apartment. With Ray Liotta, Chiwetel Ejiofor and LL Cool J. Premieres Wed 6/02/10 @ 8pm.
    • ANTICHRIST A couple (Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg) grieving for their deceased son head out into the woods to try to heal their wounds, only for their relationship to take a shocking turn in this very controversial film from Danish provocateur Lars von Trier. Premieres Wed 6/02/10 @ midnight.
    • THANK YOU FOR SMOKING Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”) directs this film about a tobacco lobbyist facing the tough task of promoting cigarette smoking as the risks of it become more apparent. Stars Aaron Eckhart. Premieres Wed 6/09/10 @ 10pm.
    • BENNY & JOON Johnny Depp gives a defining performance as a guy who impersonates Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and ends up falling for the mentally challenged sister of a local resident who takes him in. Premieres Tue 6/15/10 @ 8:15PM.
    • GOTHIC Gothic takes a look at how Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” took shape, as a group of friends share scary stories during one horrifying night. Premieres Sun 6/20/10 @ 12:00AM.

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Rev Up

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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Give Back

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.


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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