IFC to show ‘Mercy’

Caans father and son reunite on independent film

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to indie romantic drama “Mercy,” the debut film from Patrick Hoelck.

The film was written by Scott Caan and produced by Caan, Vince Palomino and Phil Parmet. Caan and his father, James, star along with Wendy Glenn, Troy Garity, Erika Christensen, Alexie Gilmore, John Boyd, Dylan McDermott and Whitney Able.

It’s the first time the Caans have shared significant on screen time together. They previously appeared in a few scenes in 1995’s “A Boy Called Hate.”

“Mercy” will be the closing night film of the Gen Art Film Festival on April 13 in New York. The film will open April 30 at the IFC Center in New York and on May 7 at the Laemmle Sunset in Los Angeles and will be available nationwide on video on demand on April 28.

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