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A (Fairly) Complete Sundance 2011 Acquisitions List

A (Fairly) Complete Sundance 2011 Acquisitions List (photo)

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If you’re a film lover who can’t make it to Park City, Sundance is like the world’s biggest tease: a beautiful woman who kisses your neck and whispers in your ear and then vows not to sleep with you for twelve months. There’s nothing more frustrating than articles about incredible movies you won’t be able to see anytime soon, if at all. The only good news stories out of Sundance are the acquisitions, since they provide hope that, yes, someday we will see these films opening in a theater near us.

With that in mind, I’ve compiled all the Sundance acquisitions I could find into a single list. I decided to organize them by release date, though most still being determined. As more sales leak out, I’ll try to update this as best I can (you can suggest additions to me on Twitter as well). And if you’re sick of being teased, it may not be a bad time to note (rather shamelessly, I know) that IFC Films has five Sundance movies available on VOD right now: “Mad Bastards,” “Septien,” “These Amazing Shadows,” “Uncle Kent,” and Gregg Araki’s awesome new film “Kaboom.” Oh, and don’t forget that Fox Searchlight had two films at Sundance with firm release dates as well, Miguel Arteta’s “Cedar Rapids,” opening February 11, and Tom McCarthy’s “Win Win,” opening March 18.

Here’s how the acquisitions list works: the links in the film titles take you that movie’s page on Sundance’s website, where you can find plot synopses, pictures, and trailers. And the link in the distributor’s name sends you to the news story about the acquisition. Enjoy — or, I guess, prepare to enjoy eventually. Best I can do for now.

APRIL
“The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” directed by Morgan Spurlock (Sony Pictures Classics)

LATE SPRING:
“The Ledge,” directed by Matthew Chapman (IFC FIlms)

JUNE
Jun. 3: “The Last Mountain,” directed by Bill Haney (Dada Films)

OCTOBER
Oct. 19: “Red State,” directed by Kevin Smith (SModcast Pictures)

SOME UNDEFINED TIME IN 2011
“The Details,” directed by Jacob Aaron Estes (The Weinstein Company)
“Homework,” directed by Gavin Wiesen (Fox Searchlight)
“Life in a Day,” directed by Kevin Macdonald (National Geographic)
“Margin Call,” directed by J.C. Chandor (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)
“Martha Marcy May Marlene,” directed by Sean Durkin (Fox Searchlight)
“Page One: A Year in the Life of The New York Times,” directed by Andrew Rossi (Magnolia and Participant)

RELEASE DATE COMPLETELY TBD
“Another Earth,” directed by Mike Cahill (Fox Searchlight)
“Buck,” directed by Cindy Meehl (Sundance Selects)
“Circumstance,” directed by Maryam Keshavarz (Participant Media)
“The Guard,” directed by John Michael McDonagh (Sony Pictures Classics)
“I Melt With You,” directed by Mark Pellington (Magnolia)
“Like Crazy,” directed by Drake Doremus (Paramount)
“My Idiot Brother,” directed by Jesse Peretz (The Weinstein Company)
“Pariah,” directed by Dee Rees (Focus Features)
“Perfect Sense,” directed by David Mackenzie (IFC Films)
“Project NIM,” directed by James Marsh (Roadside Attractions)
“Salvation Boulevard,” directed by George Ratliff (IFC and Sony)
“Silent House,” directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Liddell Entertainment)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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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…