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Magnolia Pictures (Firm)

Works: 326 works in 1,104 publications in 6 languages and 85,092 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biographical films  Biographies  Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Comedy 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 )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults."--From film website
RBG by Betsy West( Visual )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,950 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 )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 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 )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,736 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 )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,666 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of children attending Pastor Becky Fischer's "Kids on Fire Summer Camp", an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children and encourages them to become active in America's political future
Control room by Jehane Noujaim( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 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 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Friedmans are a respectable middle-class Long Island family, addicted to recording their daily lives - on super-8 in the early days, then later on videotape. But their world crumbles when the father, a respected teacher, is accused - along with the youngest of his three sons - of molesting schoolchildren
Jiro dreams of sushi by David Gelb( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 85-year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. For most of his life, 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. He is the proprietor of 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, making Jiro the oldest Michelin chef alive. Sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar. The film chronicles Jiro's 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 )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,200 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 1,182 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 1,116 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 )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,029 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,005 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 999 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 Rob Reiner( Visual )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 984 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 945 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 Rick Hall( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 943 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
Marley by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 870 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
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