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Via Variety comes more details about the long-awaited June 17 opening of IFC Film Center in Manhattan at the site of the old Waverly Theaters. The IFC has assembled a high-powered advisory board to lend its clout to the venture.

Writes Willa Paskin in the trade, “Helmers Steven Soderbergh, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Errol Morris, John Sayles, Rebecca Miller and Gary Winick will be among those serving on the center’s advisory board. Nonhelmers Noah Cowan, Cynthia Swartz and Dan Talbot also are members.

“According to IFC prexy Jonathan Sehring, board members will mainly be involved with programming, ‘be it presenting new filmmakers or hosting a weekend of personal favorite films.’ Smith and Cuaron in particular are already discussing possible screening series.”

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