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IFC find themselves in a ‘Diminished Capacity’

With Sundance cometh and goith, there remains a ton of high profile
titles that have yet to be picked up (The Great Buck Howard, Sunshine Cleaning, Pretty Bird, Phoebe in Wonderland and What Just Happened?), but with today’s buy, I expect
that many of these titles will slowly be picked up as prices go down, few parties are intrested and producers
fight hard to get them to sign on the line that is dotted. Today, Variety reports that IFC Films have picked up the comedy Diminished Capacity.

Based on his novel of the same name, Broderick plays a man who suffers memory loss after getting hit on the head. He then takes a trip with his Alzheimer’s-addled uncle (Alda) and his high school sweetheart (Madsen) to a memorabilia show as the group concocts a scheme to sell a rare baseball card.

This sounds like a goofy recipe and perhaps a nice breather after seeing something like Sarah Polley’s Away From Her.

Filmmaker Terry Kinney is an actor who has also directed a number of stage productions.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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