#FIRSTLOOK: IFC PRESENT SUMMER 2021 LINEUP
IFC present their summer slate of programming to premiere both on VOD and on their subscription services IFC Films Unlimited. HOLLER which premiered at TIFF ’20 will arrive in June!
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*Available to rent on Apple TV
HOLLER (2021) – June 11, 2021 (Drama)
Director: Nicole Riegel
Starring: Jessica Barden, Pamela Adlon, Becky Ann Baker, Austin Amelio, Gus Halper
Synopsis: In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are drying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once thriving factories by night. With her goal in sight, Ruth finds that the ultimate cost of an education for a girl like her may be more than she bargained for, and she soon finds herself torn between a promising future and the family she would leave behind.
WEREWOLVES WITHIN (2021) – July 2, 2021 (Comedy, Horror)
Director: Josh Ruben
Starring: Milana Vayntrub, Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins, Sam Richardson, Anni Krueger, George Basil, Sarah Burns, Glenn Fleshler, Harvey Guillen, Wayne Duvall, Rebecca Henderson, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curtin
Synopsis: After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger FINN (Sam Richardson) and postal worker CECILY (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.
ENEMIES OF THE STATE (2021) – July 30, 2021 (Documentary)
Director: Sonia Kennebeck
Synopsis: When their hacker son is targeted by the US Government, the DeHarts will do anything to protect him. And so begins to unravel a web of secrets in this twisty, stranger-than-fiction cyber-thriller story.
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LITTLE FISH (2021) – June 2, 2021 (Romance, Sci-fi)
Director: Chad Hartigan
Starring: Olivia Cooke, Jack O’Connell, Soko, Raúl Castillo, Carmen Moore, David Lennon
Synopsis: As a memory loss virus runs rampant, one couple fights to hold their relationship together before the disease can erase all memory of their love in this sweeping sci-fi romance.
A L’AVENTURE (2009) – June 9, 2021 (Drama)
Director: Jean-Claud Brisseau
Starring: Arnaud Binard, Carole Brana
Synopsis: Carole is sexually unsatisfied; she meets Sophie who intrigues Carole with accounts of her sexual experimentation; Carole will follow her onto the dangerous paths of hypnosis, where she will witness ecstasy.
68 KILL (2017) – June 16, 2021 (Thriller)
Director: Trent Haaga
Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord, Alisha Boe
Synopsis: It started with a couple dead bodies and $68,000 in stolen cash. Chip Taylor’s girlfriend Liza had the perfect plan to rip off her rich sugar daddy. But things started going wrong.
THAT SUMMER (2018) – June 23, 2021 (Documentary)
Director: Göran Hugo Olss
Starring: Peter Beard, Lee Radziwill, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, Andy Warhol
Synopsis: In 1972 Lee Radziwill asks Peter Beard to help make a film about her childhood on Long Island. Her eccentric cousines, the Beales of Grey Gardens, become the focus of the project.
EMBATTLED (2020) – July 7, 2021 (Action)
Director: Nick Sarkisov
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Darren Mann, Colin McKenna, Karrueche Tran, Donald Faison, Ava Capri, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elizabeth Reaser, Leopold Manswell, Mimi Davila
Synopsis: The eldest son of a ruthlessly tough, larger- than-life MMA champion must literally fight his way out of the abusive cycle his father has continued in this emotional thriller.
NO MAN’S LAND (2021) – July 14, 2021 (Drama, Western)
Director: Conor Allyn
Starring: Frank Grillo, Andie MacDowell, George Lopez
Synopsis: When a vigilante border patrol turns fatal, a man flees on horseback – the law hot on his heels – seeking forgiveness from the victim’s father in this modern spin on the classic Western.
FREAK SHOW (2018) – July 21, 2021 (Comedy)
Director: Trudie Styler
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Alex Lawther, Ian Nelson, Annasophia Robb, Celia Weston, Walden Bryan Hudson, Daniel Bellomy, Bette Midler
Synopsis: Billy Bloom is talented, fierce and fearless but does he have what it takes to win homecoming queen? Bette Midler, Abigail Breslin star in this fabulous comedy.
HAMPSTEAD (2019) – July 28, 2021 (Comedy)
Director: Joel Hopkins
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton, James Norton, Alistair Petrie
Synopsis: An American widow living in the London suburb of Hampstead and a man who lives on the Heath form an unlikely alliance against unscrupulous property developers in the neighborhood.
BLITHE SPIRIT (2021) – August 8, 2021 (Comedy)
Director: Edward Hall
Starring: Judi Dench, Isla Fisher, Dan Stevens
Synopsis: A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer’s block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.
MOFFIE (2021) – August 11, 2021 (Drame, War)
Director: Oliver Hermanus
Starring: Kai Luke Brümmer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey, Stefan Vermaak, Hilton Pelser, Wynand Ferreira
Synopsis: South Africa, 1981: a white boy is called into military service to defend the apartheid regime, but that’s not the only danger he faces.
FERAL (2018) – August 18, 2021 (Horror)
Director: Mark H. Young
Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, Lew Temple, Olivia Luccardi, Renee Olstead, Brock Kelly, Landry Allbright, George Finn
Synopsis: A wild animal attacks six grad students on a weekend hike in the woods. One by one, they become infected with an unknown virus that turns them into bloodthirsty creatures.
DONNYBROOK (2019) – August 25, 2021 (Drama)
Director: Tim Sutton
Starring: Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley, James Badge Dale
Synopsis: Jamie Bell is a veteran desperate to win or die trying in order to escape the ruthless criminal underworld and provide a better life for his family.
LAST CALL (2021) – Summer 21 (Comedy)
Director: Paolo Pilladi
Starring: Jeremy Piven, Taryn Manning, Bruce Dern, Zach McGowan, Jamie Kennedy, Jack McGee, Cathy Moriarty, Cheri Oteri
Synopsis: A successful developer must decide whether to raze or resurrect his family’s bar after returning to the blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood of his youth.
MONDAY (2021) – Summer 21 (Romance, Drama)
Director: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Starring: Sebastian Stan, Denise Gough, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Dominique Tipper
Synopsis: Two thrill-seeking Americans trying to find themselves in Greece become entangled in a passionate love affair after an unexpected encounter one Friday night.