IFC Sets Documentaries


The Independent Film Channel, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC's channel dedicated to independent film, is ramping up its documentary lineup, unveiling a quintet of commissioned and acquired titles that will bow on the channel over the balance of 2006.

Wanderlust, an IFC Original Documentary, will debut in May, exploring the cinematic fascination with the American road. It is directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor).

Premiering June 12 is feature-length documentary Yo Soy Boricua, Pa Que Tu Lo Sepas! (I'm Boricua, Just So You Know!), directed by actress Rosie Perez (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump). The film chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Puerto Ricans living in the United States and explores the ethnic pride their parade affords.

Set for July, IFC Original Documentary Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema examines the history of gay filmmaking and its impact on mainstream culture.

Skipping to October, IFC will air Rank. Shot in Las Vegas, the film takes a hard look at the hazardous world of professional bull riding through the eyes of three riders competing for the title of world champion.

And coming to IFC in December is original doc This Film Is Not Yet Rated, which offers an unprecedented investigation into the Motion Picture Association of America’s film-ratings system and its impact on American culture.