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Comcast to Launch ‘IFC in Theaters’

Beginning in March, “IFC in Theaters” will debut two independent-film titles each month on Comcast Corp.’s video-on-demand service on the same day as their theatrical release.

The agreement between the MSO and The Independent Film Channel’s IFC Entertainment division, announced Tuesday, marks the first time selected independent films will be available in customers' homes on the same day that they are released in theaters.

IFC in Theaters selections will be available for $5.99 each in the “Movies” section of “Comcast On Demand,” and subscribers will be able to choose four to five films per month.

IFC in Theaters will include titles such as CSA: The Confederate States of America, executive-produced by Spike Lee; I Am a Sex Addict, 2005's “Gotham Award” winner for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You”; Three Times, named 2005's “Best Undistributed Film” by the Village Voice's National Critics Poll; American Gun, starring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker and Marcia Gay Harden; Russian Dolls, starring Audrey Tautou; and Sorry, Haters, starring Robin Wright Penn and Sandra Oh.