June is one busy month here at IFC. For starters, beginning Sunday, June 7th, our comedy series “Z Rock” make its rockin’ return, with the ZO2 boys up to more antics at daytime kiddie parties and nightly rock gigs. And look out for numerous guest appearances, including American Idol alum-turned-Tony Award nominee (for his leading role in Broadway’s “Rock of Ages”) Constantine Maroulis, Frank Stallone, the hottest of real housewives Bethenny Frankel, along with recurrent stints from Dave Navarro, John Popper, Dee Snider and Joan Rivers, and much more. The show airs Sundays at 11e/p.
Along with the return of “Z Rock,” we’re got a brand new Brit comedy that’ll leave you feeling mighty, erm, high. “Ideal” follows Moz, who’s just your average small-time shut-in hash dealer living in a run-down flat with his girlfriend and trying to get by. On a daily basis, Moz has to deal with an all-too-colorful array of customers who pass in and out of his life as he goes about “providing a crucial service to the community.” “Ideal” premieres Sunday June 7th at 11:30e/p.
There’s more! New to the Automat, an IFC Original series: “Food Party.” Follow Thu Tran as she creates eccentric dishes and finds herself in all kinds of wacky situations. Catch it Tuesdays at 11:15e/p, followed by “Wrong Door,” an imaginative UK sketch comedy show, at 11:30.
And in keeping with tradition, June is Grindhouse month here on IFC. In addition to our Friday film at midnight, every Thursday this month brings on a triple threat of depravity, craziness and lurid horror sure to please the most avid genre enthusiast. Get ready for the network premiere of “The Devil’s Rejects,” Rob Zombie’s follow up to “House of 1,000 Corpses”; old-school horror classics like “Eaten Alive” and new ones like “Jeepers Creepers” (with a pre-fame Justin Long!).
See Christian Bale get almost as angry as he was in his Terminator rant in “American Psycho,” and watch the true-to-life story of a murderous Hollywood rampage in “Wonderland.” Check out the full schedule for details.
Also, we’re celebrating Gay Pride with Out at the Movies every Friday evening, kicking off with the original IFC documentary “Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema.”
Other equally fabulous films include Macaulay Culkin playing murderous club kid Michael Alig in “Party Monster”; Gregg Araki’s “Nowhere”; restless youths coming of age in “Sugar”; “Far From Heaven” and 1961’s “Victim,” which when it was made tackled a topic considered completely taboo. And don’t miss the network premiere of the inspired-by-a-heartbreaking-true-story “It’s My Party.”
PREMIERES TO LOOK FOR:
- BIRTH Nicole Kidman stars as a woman convinced her deceased husband has been reincarnated into a young boy. Directed by Jonathan Glazer (“Sexy Beast”). Premieres Saturday, June 20th @ 8PM.
- ROGUE TRADER Ewan McGregor plays an eager banker who seizes the opportunity to travel abroad but spirals downward when money gets the best of him. Premieres Sunday, June 27th @ 8PM.
- THE DEVIL’S REJECTS This sequel to “House of 1000 Corpses” finds the Firefly family off on a gory rampage, with a showdown against the revenge-seeking Sheriff Wydell. Premieres Sunday, June 7th @ 9:05PM.
- IT’S MY PARTY An HIV patient organizes a farewell party after he decides he’ll end his life before the disease takes its toll. Premieres Friday, June 12th @ 7:15PM.
- THE BIG EMPTY Jon Favreau stars as a struggling actor with money problems who takes on a job that puts him in some very unusual circumstances. This comedy co-stars Joey Lauren Adams, Kelsey Grammar and Daryl Hannah. Premieres Saturday, June 6th @ 8PM.