IFC Lands Sundance Hit Ballast

The Sundance Film Festival’s most buzzed about film, Lance Hammer’s Southern drama “Ballast,” has been picked up by IFC Films reports the trades.

“Ballast” focuses on a poor Mississippi Delta family and a tragedy that befalls them. The project won a director award for Hammer and a cinematography award for Lol Crowley.

The company is expected to release the movie on First Take, its day-and-date label that releases movies theatrically, on the IFC network and on a VOD platform.