IFC Midnight and Forbidden Planet announced today that they will launch their new sneak screening series and genre film night at IFC Center titled Planet Midnight
. They will kick it off with NYC horror legend Larry Fessenden and his new film Depraved
in advance of its release on Friday, September 13th.
On a monthly basis, they will program a mixture of undistributed films, new titles from IFC Midnight and films from other distributors. Planet Midnight
is dedicated to championing defiantly independent genre films, and collaborating with partners who share that passion. Upcoming films to expect in the 2019 line-up will include Dawn Lubbe and Jocelyn DeBoer’s Greener Grass
, Jennifer Reeder’s Knives + Skin,
and Miguel Llansó’s Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway
Planet Midnight is a destination for the genre community in NYC. As smaller community spaces, video stores, record stores, and comic book shops are dwindling, institutions like the IFC Center and Forbidden Planet continue to plant deep roots in the community and nurture counter-cultural engagement in the city on a personal level.
screenings are free-of-charge for IFC Midnight newsletter subscribers and includes giveaways, special guest appearances, and complimentary popcorn. To receive updates and RSVP to upcoming screenings, please follow this link
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) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes.
Upcoming releases include Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer’s festival hit Greener Grass
and Larry Fessenden’s Depraved
. Some of the company’s successes have included Andy Nyman’s critical darling Ghost Stories, André Øvredal’s box-office success The Autopsy of Jane Doe
), Duncan Skiles’ The Clovehitch Killer,
Lucile Hadžihalilović’s Evolution, Johnnie To’s Hong Kong revenge thriller Vengeance
), Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy
, John McNaughton’s The Harvest
, and the award-winning and cultural phenomenon The Babadook
. IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.