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Magnolia Pictures (Firm)

Works: 387 works in 1,221 publications in 6 languages and 86,374 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies  History  Biographical films  Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Romance films  Animal films 
Roles: Distributor, Production personnel, prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Magnolia Pictures (Firm)
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 2,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture
RBG by Betsy West( Visual )

18 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and French and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career"--Container
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite( Visual )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion on the keeping of intelligent creatures in captivity. Employs the story of Tilikum, the notorious performing whale who, unlike orcas in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity
I am not your Negro by Raoul Peck( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter
A Place at the Table by Kristi Jacobson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty million people in the U.S.-one in four children-don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. -- Container
Jesus camp by Heidi E Ewing( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows Levi, Rachael, and Tory to Pastor Becky Fischer's 'Kids on Fire' summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become dedicated soldiers in 'God's army'. The film follows these children as they hone their 'prophetic gifts' and are schooled in how to 'take back America for Christ'"--Container
Control room by Jehane Noujaim( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire sur les principes fondamentaux, qui dévoile comment la vérité est recueillie, présentée et, finalement, façonnée par ceux qui nous la livrent. "Média sous contrôle" examine les relations complexes et immémoriales entre le monde occidental et arabe, et actuel puisqu'il révèle comment les reportages de guerre ont changé depuis l'utilisation des communications par satellite. Durant l'invasion de l'Irak, les reportages de la chaîne d'information en langue arabe Al-Jazeera ont provoqué maintes controverses en contredisant la rhétorique des médias officiels américains. Donald Rumsfeld l'accusera même de se faire le "porte-voix d'Oussama Ben Laden". Particulièrement attentive à la colère des victimes civiles des bombardements, la station jouit d'une grande popularité auprès du public du Moyen-Orient, où certains leaders arabes ont pourtant cherché à la faire interdire. Intriguée par le succès et la réputation d'Al-Jazeera, Jehane Noujaim filme les coulisses de son bureau central au Qatar, alors que débute l'opération "Iraki Freedom", qui débouchera sur la prise de Bagdad par l'armée américaine
Capturing the Friedmans by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Friedmans seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers for a quiet holiday dinner, a police battering ram splinters the front door and officers rush inside. The police charge Arnold Friedman and his son Jesse with hundreds of shocking crimes. As police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing questions about justice, family and finally the truth
Jiro dreams of sushi by David Gelb( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quiet yet enthralling documentary that chronicles the life of Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo. For most of his 85 years, Jiro has been perfecting the art of making sushi. He works from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. Although his restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro only seats ten diners, it is a phenomenon in Tokyo that has won the prestigious 3-Star Michelin review, making him the oldest Michelin chef alive. JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI chronicles Jiros life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and as a loving yet complicated father of two
Page One : Inside the New York Times( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary chronicles the transformation of The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk, as the Internet redefines the media industry by surpassing print as the main source of news. At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society? This up-close look at factors and actors that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances
No end in sight by Campbell Scott( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, the disbanding of the national military, and the subsequent surge of civil and political chaos
The Queen of Versailles by Lauren Greenfield( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches-to-rags success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream
Two lovers by James Gray( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Leonard moves back into the home he grew up in to mend a broken heart, he meets two women in quick succession. Michelle is a mysterious and beautiful neighbor. Sandra is the lovely and caring daughter of a businessman who is buying out his family's dry-cleaning business. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision, between desire and the comfort of love, or risk falling back into the same darkness that nearly killed him
Life itself by Steve James( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roger Ebert's life, recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of the world-renowned film critic and social commentator, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America
Take this waltz by Sarah Polley( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author, but when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist that lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable, setting up an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships
The magic of Belle Isle by Rob Reiner( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monte Wildhorn, a famous novelist, takes a cabin for the summer in Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door, a single mom and her young daughters, who help him find inspiration again
Muscle Shoals by Rick Hall( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the 'Muscle Shoals sound' and the Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound"--Container
En kongelig affære = A royal affair by Nikolaj Arcel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in Danish and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La princesa Caroline Mathilde de Inglaterra y el desequilibrado Rey Christian VII de Dinamarca viven un matrimonio arreglado que no camina del todo bien. El joven Johann Struensee consigue el codiciado puesto de médico personal del rey que además fungirá como consejero y amigo de Christian. Caroline y Johann inician un romance oculto que no sólo cambiará el rumbo de sus vidas, sino el de toda una nación
Manbiki kazoku = Shoplifters by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in Japanese and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love--not blood--that defines a family."--Container
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Magnolia Pictures (Firm)

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