IFC Films acquires Tribeca Film Fest drama “Match”

IFC Films acquires Tribeca Film Fest drama “Match”

PanARMENIAN.Net - IFC Films has acquired North American rights to writer-director Stephen Belber's Match, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Based on the Tony-nominated stage play, the film stars Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard. Match made its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Written by Belber, the story revolves around a Seattle couple (Gugino and Lillard) who travels to New York to interview former dancer Tobi (Stewart) for research for a dissertation about the city's dance landscape in the 1960s. Now a beloved but somewhat hermitic ballet instructor, Tobi eventually warms to the strangers, regaling them with wild anecdotes from his colorful past. But when the line of questioning veers away from his career and becomes uncomfortably personal, the true motive behind the couple's visit begins to emerge.

David Permut, Matt Ratner and Rick Rosenthal produced the film. David Beitchman, Adam Brawer, Chris Mangano, Nick Morton and Lawrence Kopeikin executive produced.

"Stephen Belber has done a tremendous job crafting a film with three must-see performances from Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard," said Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring.

The deal was negotiated by Sundance Selects/IFC Films' Arianna Bocco. ICM Partners repped the filmmakers.

 Top stories
The festival will screen three of his films: Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, and Ararat, a drama about the Armenian Genocide.
In January, police said Brown was found face down in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta home that she shared with Nick Gordon.
Buckland, whose works are showcased in private and public collections in London, Paris, Washington and elsewhere, compiled the list.
The orchestra gave concerts in Scandinavian countries, and went on to perform in the United States and Mexico on May 8-14.
Partner news