IFC has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Furlough, a new comedy starring Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg, and La La Anthony.

Furlough revolves around a woman (Thompson) who lives with and cares for her aging mother (Goldberg), while working part-time at a jail. At work, she is given a chance to show off her abilities when she is assigned to accompany an unruly prisoner (Melissa Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. The trip does not go as planned.

In a statement, Laurie Collyer, the film’s director, shared: “I am thrilled to partner with Bankside and again with IFC Films, a company with such an important and influential track record. I am also excited to bring a new genre to them with Furlough, so we can share lots of laughs in the theater, as well as a few tears.”

We look forward to seeing this film in theaters!

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