IFC Films Tribute Begins Friday at BAM Rose Cinemas

On Friday, Brooklyn’s BAM Rose Cinemas will begin screenings for a mini film fest that pays tribute to IFC Films, the New York-based distribution company owned by the Independent Film Channel, the New York Post reports. Seven recently released and forthcoming indie features will be screened through March 6, including It’s a Free World, a 2007 documentary about “the plight of Eastern European immigrants in the U.K.,” which will be shown at least once each day. The opening night will also feature a preview screening of Paranoid Park (trailer above), Gus Van Sant’s Cannes Film Festival award-winning skateboard drama that’s set for a March 7 U.S. release. Find the full press release with details about the films here. More from the Post after the jump.

Taiwanese great Hou Hsiao-hsien will have two entries: Three Times (2005), with Shu Qi, the nudie queen turned legit actress, and Flight of the Red Balloon (2007). The latter, featuring Juliette Binoche as a harried single mom, debuted last year at the New York Film Festival and begins a theatrical run April 2.

Gus Van Sant’s rockin’ skateboard drama Paranoid Park (2007) will get a BAM showing before its March 7 release. And Claude Chabrol’s dark comedy A Girl Cut in Two (2007) will preview ahead of its summer release.

Rounding out BAM’s jamboree are two by Frenchman Christophe Honore, both featuring Louis Garrel, progeny of filmmaker Philippe Garrel: Dans Paris (2006), which I panned when it played here last year, and Love Songs (2007), which begins a run March 19.

Louis Garrel and Honore are scheduled for a Q&A when BAM screens Love Songs March 2.

IFC Films Tribute Begins Friday at BAM Rose Cinemas