Last night, theaters across the country screened the controversial and unclassified film the House Jack built director's cup. The screening was a high-profile one-night event that showed how shocking and restrictive the rules were. Lars von TrierThe last opus on misery is. But the projection might have broken one rule too much. IFC Films is now facing sanctions from the MPAA for viewing the film without obtaining the appropriate waiver. Oops.
Here's something you may not know: According to the MPAA, you need a specific waiver to view an unrated version of a movie close to the release of the evaluated version. I did not know it and you know who other did not know? IFC films. According to THR, IFC is in hot water for non-rated screening House Jack built the director's cut a few weeks before sifting through the R-rated cup. The MPAA issued the following statement on this topic:
"The MPAA informed the distributor, IFC Films, that the projection of an unrated version of the film as close to the release of the rated version – without obtaining a waiver – violated the rules of the rating 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. "
What are we doing now? The sanctions that IFC is currently facing include, among other things, "the revocation of the official R rating, or worse, the suspension of the rating process for any other IFC film currently before CARA. According to CARA rules, the IFC could also be suspended from participating in the classification system for up to 90 days. "
All of this sounds very frustrating for the IFC and a little silly overall. Of course, technically, the IFC is wrong, but the MPAA appears as a group of bureaucrats who are trying to impose sanctions on art. C & # 39; just as Footloose, where Kevin Bacon goes to town and discovers that John Lithgow has banned dancing. Leave IFC Films and The house Jack built dance, MPAA! Let them dance!
If the MPAA does not stop it, the R-rated House Jack built will be released in theaters and on VOD on December 14, 2018.
In five episodes, Jack, a failed architect and nasty sociopath, recounts his carefully orchestrated murders. Each of these murders is an imposing work of art that defines the work of his life as a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest.
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