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What to Watch on IFC in July

What to Watch on IFC in July (photo)

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Every Monday and Wednesday this month, beginning at midnight, IFC is blending musical performances with indie film. Tune in for films inspired by rock n’ roll, including “Last Days,” directed by Gus Van Sant and loosely based on the death of Kurt Cobain. You can also catch “Festival Express,” a rockumentary featuring amazing performances from some of the music industry’s most influential names, including Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. Also on the ticket, the Beatles classic “A Hard Day’s Night,” Australian import “Starstruck” and “Wild Man Blues,” a doc about Woody Allen and his love for jazz.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how a record company starts (and ends) from the bottom up, you have to see “24 Hour Party People,” a deliriously good chronicle of the rise of Manchester’s Factory Records and the scene that spawned the likes of New Order and the Happy Mondays. The party continues into the wee hours with performances from the White Stripes, Gnarls Barkley, the Queens of the Stone Age, the Shins and a whole lot more. And if you miss Henry Rollins, this is a chance to hear him rant about politics and welcome his own musical guests on some of the last season’s best episodes. Plus, if you haven’t already seen “Z Rock,” get to know this rock band as they perform the rock club circuit by night while singing kiddie tunes by day to pay the bills.

310x229_johnnygaddaar2007.jpgIndia’s film industry is now the largest in the world, a vibrant cinema culture that regularly tromps Hollywood in its homeland and abroad. That’s why, beginning this month, IFC is proud to present Bollywood films every Sunday at 10am. In July, look out for crime epic “Johnny Gaddaar,” outlandish music industry comedy “Bheja Fry,” and acclaimed and award-winning rural fable “The Blue Umbrella.” Don’t forget to browse our Indie Guide to Bollywood for everything you need to know to get started on Hindi film.

PREMIERES THIS MONTH:

  • FROM HELL This period horror story following an inspector probing the Jack the Ripper murders is based on a graphic novel by “Watchmen”‘s Alan Moore. Stars Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. Premieres Thursday, July 23rd @ 8PM.
  • MAD MAX Before Mel Gibson was a megastar, or a wild-card director responsible for one of the most financially successful indie films, he was an unknown who became an icon in “Mad Max,” George Miller’s essential dystopic action movie. Premieres Wednesday, July 1st @ 9:45PM.
  • PLATOON The winner of both an Academy and Independent Spirit Award for best picture, this war drama focuses on a group of soldiers struggling with what’s right while fighting in the Vietnam War. The ensemble cast includes Tom Berenger, Willem Defoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp, and the film was directed by Oliver Stone. Premieres Wednesday, July 1st @ midnight.
  • I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA Keenan Ivory Wayans writes, directs and stars in this blaxploitation satire about a soldier who returns home and recruits crime fighters to get even with a neighborhood thug. Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown and Kadeem Hardison are also featured. Premieres Monday, July 6th @ 8PM.

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Final Countdown

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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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…