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Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 436 works in 1,042 publications in 5 languages and 132,540 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Case studies  Romance films  Animal films 
Roles: Distributor, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 3,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation
Enron : the Smartest Guys in the Room by Alex Gibney( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Enron's fall from being one of the top ten businesses in the United States to one of the largest corporate scandals leading to bankruptcy
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,782 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 )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,618 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 )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,495 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
Melancholia by Lars von Trier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgåard) celebrate their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of Justine's sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth threatening the very existence of humankind"--Container
No end in sight by Charles H Ferguson( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,310 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 world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burt Munro, a Kiwi from far south New Zealand has been building and rebuilding his motorcycle for the last 40 years, dreaming of the day when he and the bike can go to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can really do. When Burt's heart goes bad on him, his dreaming is threatened to come to an end. Luckily, Burt is not ready to stop dreaming. He decides to mortgage his house and bring his dream to life. He and the motorcycle head for America to participate in 'Speed Week'. His journey from Long Beach to Utah brings him through a cross section of American 'characters'. Each recognizes in Burt, that burning desire to achieve a dream and each helps him in the way that they can to make that dream happen. When Burt finally stands on Bonneville Salt Flats, by himself thinking of all the greatness that has transpired here and now he, Burt Munro, can at last test himself on this 'sacred ground'
A Place at the Table( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,252 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,203 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
Låt den rätte komma in = Let the right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Page One : Inside the New York Times by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,162 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
Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of the bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies including the effects of a name, cheating in sumo wrestling, cause and effect of crime rates, and incentives for grades
Maxed out( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Take a journey deep inside the American style of debt, where things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. Shocking and incisive, it paints a picture of a national nightmare, which is all too real for most"--Container
Serena by Susanne Bier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929, just as the Depression has hit, newlywed couple George and Serena Pemberton, move from Boston to North Carolina to build a timber empire. Although Serena proves herself to be an important part of their success, overseeing crews and handling every bit of trouble that comes upon them, when Serena discovers she's unable to bear children, it sets her on a path of destruction
Two lovers by James Gray( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,056 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 Queen of Versailles( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,055 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
Life itself( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,018 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
Io sono l'amore by Luca Guadagnino( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. To make matters worse, the very foundation of the entire family may be totally shattered after Tancredi's wife Emma falls deeply in love with Antonio and begins a passionate love affair
En kongelig affære = A royal affair by Nikolaj Arcel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Danish and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at the Berlin Film Festival, and written and directed by Nikolaj Arcel (co-writer of The girl with the dragon tattoo) A royal affair is an epic tale of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation. Denmark, 1766, and Caroline Mathilde is married to the mad and politically ineffectual King Christian VII. Ignored by the wild King who chooses to live scandalously, Caroline grows accustomed to a quiet existence in oppressed Copenhagen. When the King returns from a tour of Europe accompanied by Struensee, his new personal physician, Queen Caroline finds an unexpected ally within the kingdom. The attraction between the two is initially one of shared ideals and philosophy, but it soon turns into a passionate and clandestine affair. Committed to the ideals of the Enlightenment that are banned in Denmark, Struensee convinces the King to assert his previously untapped power to remove the conservative political council and implement drastic changes to Danish society. As the Court plot their return to power and the downfall of the Queen and Struensee, the consequences of their affair are made clear and the entire nation will be changed forever
 
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