Cabler shows the love

IFC unspooled James Toback‘s “When Will I Be Loved” Tuesday night during the lull between Telluride and Toronto.

The writer-director credited his cast for carrying off the pic, explaining, “You are the beneficiary or the victim of your actors.”

Toback singled out star Neve Campbell for his highest praise, calling the thesp, who has a showy shower scene in the pic, a “like-minded spirit, not bogged down by moral jargon.”

Toback also gave props to IFC: “They and Sony Classics are the only two companies left that do what they want to do. These so-called independents units are not,” he said. “I consider this payback for having slogged through one shitty distribution experience after another in a 30-year career.”

IFC Films topper Jonathan Sehring agreed the provocative film had found the right home. “If not us, who?”

Although Mike Tyson (who has a small cameo) was a no-show, crowd at Ruby Falls included co-stars Dominic Chianese and Frederick Weller and Toback alum Harvey Keitel.

— Lily Oei

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