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Apr 20, 2021

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IFC May Highlights

IFC May Highlights

New IFC Films MAINSTREAM starring Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke, written and directed by Gia Coppola premieres, on VOD This May


Toronto, ON - April 19, 2021 - IFC Films MAINSTREAM, puts a satirical spin on influencer and social media culture. Following the success of her first feature film PALO ALTO, Gia Coppola’s MAINSTREAM stars Andrew Garfield (THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN, THE SOCIAL NETWORK), and Maya Hawke (STRANGER THINGS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD), and is available on VOD May 14.

New titles coming to IFC Films Unlimited this May include the Canadian thriller HUNTER HUNTER starring Vancouver-born actor Devon Sawa, follows a family living in the remote wilderness earning a living as fur trappers; THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES, a SXSW official selection centred around the 1991 arrest of Dahmer who was found guilty and sentenced to 957 years in prison; award-winning psychological thriller THE NIGHT, which became the first US-produced film to receive a license for theatrical release in Iran since the revolution; and THE OTHER WOMAN, a funny and heart-wrenching adaptation of Ayelet Waldman’s novel starring Natalie Portman.

IFC FILMS VOD releases 
*Available to rent on Apple TV

MAINSTREAM (2021) - May 14, 2021 (Comedy, Romance)
*Will be available on IFC FIlms Unlimited Summer 2021
Director: Gia Coppola
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, Johnny Knoxville, Jason Schwartzman
Synopsis: An artist (Andrew Garfield) satirizing social media culture finds his own ironic internet fame that threatens the bonds of his creative team in this hilariously modern love story.

*Available on Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV

HUNTER HUNTER (2020) - May 5, 2021 (Thriller)
Director: Shawn Linden
Starring: Camille Sullivan, Summer H. Howell, Devon Sawa, Nick Stahl, Lauren Cochrane, Gabriel Daniels
Synopsis: A mysterious predator eludes an aging detective and a cunning outdoors man to corner and terrorize a woman and daughter trapped in a remote forest cabin

THE NIGHT (2021) - May 12, 2021 (Thriller)
Director: Kourosh Ahari
Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Niousha Jafarian, Leah Oganyan
Synopsis: A couple becomes trapped in a hotel with their demons – real and imagined – until they can confront the secrets in their marriage in this mind-bending supernatural thriller.

THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES (2013) - May 19, 2021 (Horror)
Director: Chris James Thompson
Cast: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen
Synopsis: A documentary about the people around Jeffrey Dahmer during the 1991 summer of his arrest for the murder of 17 people in Milwaukee.

THE OTHER WOMAN (2011) - May 26, 2021 (Drama)
Director: Don Roos
Starring: Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Cohen, Charlie Tahan
Synopsis: The story of a young woman who finds the key to recovering her marriage in her relationship with her precocious stepson.


Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.

Upcoming releases include Jude Law and Carrie Coon starrer THE NEST directed by Sean Durkin (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE), and documentary OTTOLENGHI AND THE CAKES OF VERSAILLES directed by Laura Gabbert (CITY OF GOLD). Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.


IFC Films Unlimited is a subscription video on demand streaming channel comprised of theatrically-released and award-winning titles from its distribution labels: IFC Films and genre label IFC Midnight. IFC Films is a leading distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. IFC Midnight features horror, sci-fi, thrillers, action and more. Sundance Selects focuses on American independent, documentaries and world cinema. Bringing together a broad collection of films that span across the labels and genres, IFC Films Unlimited is a general entertainment destination for specialty film fans.