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Magnolia Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 261 works in 784 publications in 4 languages and 79,348 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Comedy films  Animal films 
Roles: Distributor, Production personnel, Producer, prn
Classifications: HD9005, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Magnolia Pictures (Firm)
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,954 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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,866 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 1,751 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 )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,587 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
Jesus camp by Heidi E Ewing( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus Camp follows a group of children to Pastor Becky Fischer's "Kids on Fire Summer Camp", where kids are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in God's army and are schooled in how to take back America for Christ. The film is a first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America's political future
Control room by Jehane Noujaim( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seminal documentary that explores how Truth is gathered, presented, and ultimately created by those who deliver it
A Place at the Table by Kristi Jacobson( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the issue of hunger in America and proposes new solutions to the problem
Capturing the Friedmans by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,322 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
No end in sight by Campbell Scott( Visual )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,266 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
Jiro dreams of sushi by David Gelb( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review. At the heart of this story is Jiro's relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro's legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father's shadow
Page One : Inside the New York Times by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,180 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 by Lauren Greenfield( Visual )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,169 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 1,051 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
Take this waltz by Sarah Polley( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Williams plays twenty-eight-year-old Margot, happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful, TAKE THIS WALTZ leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex and our image of ourselves. . Nominated for Best Film at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.. "[Michelle] Williams lives and breathes her role, [Luke] Kirby is charming and real, and you actually start to ache and empathize with [Seth] Rogen - the emptiness and heartache he conveys when Lou and Margot finally thrash things out is crushing." - Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Life itself( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,024 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
The magic of Belle Isle by Morgan Freeman( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 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
En kongelig affære = A royal affair by Nikolaj Arcel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Danish and held by 974 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
Muscle Shoals by Greg Camalier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 926 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
RBG( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 916 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
Marley by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive film about one of the true and most loved international icons of the 20th Century: Bob Marley. His music of love and redemption is known throughout the world and his story has finally been brought to live. Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and his role as a spcial and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. His music and message transcend culture, language and creed to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.--Container
 
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