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IFC Films

Works: 593 works in 1,419 publications in 4 languages and 130,247 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  History  Biographical films  Biography  Coming-of-age films  Trials, litigation, etc  Road films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, pre, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by IFC Films
Boyhood by Richard Linklater( Visual )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of Mason and his older sister, Samantha, to adulthood
Y tu mamá también = And Your Mother Too by Alfonso Cuarón( Visual )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two teens set off on a wild cross-country trip with seductive, 28-year-old Luisa. Lisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever?
Cave of forgotten dreams by Werner Herzog( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming considerable technical challenges, iconic director Werner Herzog takes viewers into the interior of Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world's oldest cave paintings--hundreds in number--were discovered in 1994. These 32,000-year-old artworks--pristine and astonishingly realistic drawings of horses, cattle, and lions--come alive in the torchlight, as Herzog muses on this extraordinary place, the nature and purpose of Paleolithic art, and its creators. For Herzog, these paintings present perhaps the earliest manifestation of our primal desire to communicate and represent the world around us, which leads him to wider metaphysical contemplations on evolution and our place within it, and ultimately on what it means to be human
The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, Randall Adams was wrongly sentenced to death for the murder of a Dallas policeman. Errol Morris' documentary exposed the truth of the case and is credited with overturning Adams' conviction
Buck by Cindy Meehl( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life 'horse-whisperer', he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding, compassion and respect"--Container
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
Finding Vivian Maier by John Maloof( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Vivian's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photos, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her
The man who knew infinity( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy
In the loop by Armando Iannucci( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Britain's Secretary Of State For International Development Simon Foster states, in the midst of a radio interview, that a war in the Middle East in "unforeseeable," it doesn't follow his government's "line" on events. The problem is that war is not unforeseeable, what with America itching to invade somewhere in the Middle East and the British government loyally following. Unfortunately, Foster suspects nothing about the firestorm to follow. By the next day, Foster is the target of the Prime Minister's director of communications Malcolm Tucker, and the focus of attention for anti-war American diplomat Karen Clarke. After US General George Miller and State Department hawk Linton Barwick jump into the mix, Foster's mountain of an ill-chosen remark turns into a series of festering molehills. In the end, one thing is clear: grave matters involving global power cannot be separated from the pettiness of democratic governance, which is impelled by careerism, vanity, moral compromise and--at least in London--by ear-singeing profanity
Wordplay( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look into the world of New York Times crossword puzzle aficionados, who number in the millions. Focuses on New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz and participants in the 28th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, Connecticut
Dirty wars( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government-condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history. No target is off-limits for the JSOC 'kill list,' not even a U.S. citizen. The director takes viewers on a chilling ride with whistle-blower Jeremy Scahill
Your sister's sister by Emily Blunt( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year after the death of his brother Tom, Jack is having trouble coming to terms with his loss and has hit a wall, both personally and professionally. An intervention in the guise of his best friend Iris results in a planned week of solitude in the country at her family's cabin. The problem is, Iris's sister Hannah, raw from a breakup with her longtime girlfriend, had the same idea and she and Jack inadvertently have a night of drunken confessions and shared experiences
The art of the steal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documental que sigue las desventuras de la colección de arte moderno y pintura post-modernista del Dr. Albert Barnes, valorada en miles de millones de dólares
Me and You and Everyone We Know by Miranda July( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning and critically-acclaimed, "Me and You and Everyone We Know" is a poetic and penetrating look at how everyday people struggle to connect with one another in an isolating modern world. Christine Jesperson is a struggling artist and cab driver who uses her talents and imagination to draw her dreams and objects of desire nearer. One such object is Richard Swersey, a newly-single father of two boys who is hoping for amazing things, yet panics upon meeting the captivating Christine. But in a world where the mundane is transcendent and people seek meaningful connections despite the risk, anything magical can - and will - happen
The trip to Italy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a new culinary road trip around Italy, where they enjoy mouth-watering meals in the gorgeous surroundings of Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and Capri. They riff on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, Pompeii, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill", and, of course, who can do the best Michael Caine impression
Touching the Void by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life by Werner Herzog( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas and "probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills". Through intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eights days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as 'a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.' Herzog's inquiries also extend to the families of the victims and perpetrators as well as a state executioner and pastor who've been with death row prisoners as they've taken their final breaths
Turtles can fly by Bahman Ghobadi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Kurdish and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Ghobadi's native Kurdistan, the film sees life from the perspective of a group of children making do in no man's land. Thirteen-year-old Soran is the child leader of his village, organizing minefield sweepings and helping to install antennae and satellite dishes. Soran holds a torch for the orphaned Agrin, but her brother disapproves of their relationship
Sleepwalk with me( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true-- I always have to tell people that.' So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia at the outset of his autobiographically inspired, fictional feature debut. A struggling stand-up, Matt is worried that everyone in his life thinks the best thing about him is his girlfriend, Abby. When his sister announces she's getting married, Matt's comfortable relationship is kicked into overdrive, and soon he finds himself struggling with the stress of a stalled career and Abby's expectations. To make matters worse, the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking have become too extreme to ignore"--Container
On the road by Walter Salles( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of it the pure essence of experience. Seeking uncharted terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounters an eclectic mix of men and women who each indelibly impact their journey toward self-discovery
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The art of the steal
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Independent Film Channel Films

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