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Magnolia Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 232 works in 594 publications in 4 languages and 72,280 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Drama  History  Biographical films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Animal films 
Roles: prn, Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 338.19
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Magnolia Pictures (Firm)
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,982 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
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,846 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 )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,686 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
Jesus camp by Heidi Ewing( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,503 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 )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle which provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet. Criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian casualties as well as footage of American POW's, the station has revealed (and continues to show the world) everything about the Iraq War that the Bush administration does not want the public to see
Capturing the Friedmans by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Friedmans seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island, addicted to recording their daily lives. But their world crumbles when the father and his youngest son are accused of molesting school children. Unbelievable, the arrest, trial and its horrifying aftermath are all chronicles in the family's own home movies. This multi award-winning documentary has captivated audiences the world over with its intimate exploration of an emotionally charged subject
No end in sight by Campbell Scott( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,319 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
A Place at the Table( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the issue of hunger in America and proposes new solutions to the problem
Jiro dreams of sushi by David Gelb( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,206 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 by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,188 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
The Queen of Versailles( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,085 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 )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,065 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
The magic of Belle Isle( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 989 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
En kongelig affære = A royal affair by Nikolaj Arcel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Danish and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate and forbidden romance between the insane Danish King, the royal physician, and the young but strong-willed Queen leads to a revolution that changes an entire nation
Take this waltz by Sarah Polley( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author, but when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable
Marley by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best
Life itself( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 921 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
Muscle Shoals( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 858 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
Ondine by Hans Werner Henze( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Syracuse, a simple fisherman who catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his trawler nets. The woman seems to be dead, but then she comes alive before Syracuse's eyes and he thinks he may be seeing things. However, with the help of his ailing yet irrepressible daughter, Annie, he comes to believe that the fantastical might be possible and that the woman (Ondine) might be a myth come true
The lost city by Andy Garcia( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary forces of Fidel Castro and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara prepare to move in on the city of Havana. The owner of a nightclub struggles to hold together his family and the love of a woman. The culture vanishes and the people are transformed
 
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