IFC Entertainment has picked up North American rights to thepolitical documentary ...So Goes The Nation, which receives its world premiere in Toronto. The film isdirected by Endgame Entertainment founder James Stern and Adam Del Deo.

...So Goes the Nation explores America's tumultuous electoral process and focuses onthe infamous Ohio vote count in the 2004 Presidential election between George WBush and John Kerry.

Stern and Del Deo interviewed voters and gained access to such high-rankingstrategists as chairman of the Republican National Committee Edward Gillespie,and his Democrat counterpart Terry McAuliffe. IFC plans a multi-platformrelease through its First Take label on Oct 4.

"This is an engaging documentary that, in addition toaddressing the US political machine as a whole, opens the viewers' eyes to the calculatedstrategies of top political insiders and the voting process in a way thathasn't been done before," IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehringsaid.

"We are thrilled to haveIFC as our distribution partners," Stern added. "They understand thatin making an analytical film versus one that is polemic, we feel we have a betterchance at having an impact on viewers and stimulating a real dialogue".

Sehring andIFC's Elizabeth Nastro and Ryan Werner negotiated the deal with Stern, DougHansen and John Sloss on behalf of Endgame Entertainment.