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Magnolia Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 236 works in 667 publications in 4 languages and 74,987 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Biographical films  Drama  Romance films  Comedy films  Animal films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: HD9005, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Magnolia Pictures (Firm)
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,980 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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,864 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 )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,715 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 E Ewing( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,490 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 )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,428 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 POWs, 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 )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,340 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
A Place at the Table( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,316 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. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Siverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three poeple 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. Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides - as they have in the past - that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all"--Container
No end in sight by Campbell Scott( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,303 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
I am not your Negro by Samuel L Jackson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,255 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
Jiro dreams of sushi by David Gelb( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,217 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 )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source, and newspapers going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the media industry's transformation and assesses the high stakes for democracy. The film deftly makes a beeline for the eye of the storm or, depending on how you look at it, the inner sanctum of the media, gaining unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom for a year. At the media desk, a dialectical play-within-a-play transpires as writers like salty David Carr track print journalism's metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent, publishing material from WikiLeaks and encouraging writers to connect more directly with their audience. Meanwhile, rigorous journalism - including vibrant cross-cubicle debate and collaboration, tenacious jockeying for on-record quotes, and skilful page-one pitching - is alive and well. The resources, intellectual capital, stamina, and self-awareness mobilized when it counts attest there are no shortcuts when analyzing and reporting complex truths
The Queen of Versailles( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Versailles follows billionaires Jackie and David Siegel's rags-to-riches story. We open on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America - a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles. But when the economic crisis brings progress to a halt and undermines their empire, their over-the-top lifestyle must change dramatically. "Masterful. A wickedly funny allegory for the American dream." The Washington Post
Two lovers by James Gray( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,068 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 by Morgan Freeman( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 988 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 )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Danish and held by 962 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
Take this waltz by Sarah Polley( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 948 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
Life itself by Steve James( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 925 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
Marley by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 915 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.--Film distributor
Muscle Shoals by Greg Camalier( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 890 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
The lost city by Andy Garcia( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 863 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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매그놀리아 픽처스

マグノリア・ピクチャーズ

木兰影业公司

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