The MPAA convenes IFC Films on tonight's screening of its gorefest Lars von Trier The house Jack built. The trade group says the projections violate its rules because, rather than being the abbreviated version of the R series that will be released in theaters in two weeks, it would be a cut of the director decidedly more cheerful and without classification.
Emphasis on "cut".
The IFC is likely to be sanctioned by the projections, which will take place tonight only in some cinemas before the cinematic arc of the version noted R of December 14th. According to the rules of the MPAA: "In consultation with the CEO of the MPAA, the President of NATO and the President of CARA, a date and time, no later than 10 working days after the notification of the producer or distributor, will be set at a hearing to give the producer or distributor an opportunity to be heard. "
According to the classification rules of the occupational group, its administration of the classification and ratings "may cancel the classification assigned by it to the film". Distributor may also "be suspended from participation in the classification system [no] more than 90 days 'and / or incurs' any other penalty listed in the [CARA] rules."
The deadline has been requested by IFC Films, but it has not yet been answered.
The MPAA said in a statement tonight that she "informed the distributor, IFC Films, that the projection of an unrated version of the film at a distance as close to the output of the rated version – without obtaining a waiver – constituted a violation of the author's right. the rules of the scoring system. The effectiveness of MPAA ratings depends on our ability to maintain the trust of American parents. This is why the rules clearly define the proper use of ratings. Breach of the rules can create confusion for parents and undermine the grading system – and may result in imposition of penalties on the film's author. "
It is unlikely that many parents will take their children to see this, but The house Jack built Matt Dillon stars as a mad-sadistic murderer. Uma Thurman plays a failed motorist who knew she should not have gone into this scary van, and Riley Keough suffered a tragic fate when he made an appointment with Jack. It was presented at Cannes in May as von Trier's big comeback in this festival after a multi-year ban.