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Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)

Works: 372 works in 893 publications in 5 languages and 124,525 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Biographical films  Biography  Film adaptations  Vampire films  Horror films  Case studies 
Roles: fds, Distributor, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
Food, Inc by Stéphane Horel( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 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
Enron the smartest guys in the room by Alex Gibney( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles one of history's greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America's seventh largest company walked away with over one billion dollars, while investors and employees lost everything. Examines the morality of corporate philosophy and features insider accounts, focusing on key Enron executives Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andy Fastow
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,787 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 )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer whales are beloved as majestic, friendly giants yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who - unlike any orca in the wild - has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. Blackfish expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity
Jesus camp by Heidi Ewing( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical examination of the recruitment of fundamentalist "born again" Christian children to train them for an active part of America's political future. Following the terrorist attacks there is a concern to prevent non-Christian ideology wielding influence. Shows three children at summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota and the training they receive
Melancholia by Lars von Trier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,437 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 )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,352 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 1,302 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 American 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 1,235 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 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,182 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 2010 in Swedish and English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12-year-old Oscar is a fragile and bullied boy who finds love and revenge when he meets Eli. Eli is a beautiful but peculiar girl he befriends. She has moved into his building. Oscar does not know that she is a vampire. When strange disappearances and murders start happening in the town, suspicions mount from her neighbors and police. Eli must move on to stay alive or stay to help Oscar the only way she knows how
Page one : inside the New York Times by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,175 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

"Un grupo de provocativos directores de cine... llevan al cine el libro mas vendido de todos los tiempos sobre economia y sociedad escrito por Steven Levitt y Stephen Dybner. Freakonomics demuestra como extrañamente el comportamiento del ser humano impacta en mas de una forma las realidades economicas a nuestro alrededor, alejado de preceptos dogmaticos y terminos academicos aburridos es la cinta sobre economia mas importante jamas realizada."--Envase
Maxed out( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,104 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
Two lovers by James Gray( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,067 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 1,063 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
Io sono l'amore by Luca Guadagnino( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 1,020 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
Serena by Susanne Bier( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,018 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
Life itself( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 990 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
En kongelig affære = A royal affair by Nikolaj Arcel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Danish and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mythical French king, visits Paris and gets hit in the face by a cream puff thrown by the overly enthusiastic wife of an up-and-coming diplomat. Much political ribbing, mistress exchanging and subtle blackmainling ensue, and int he true French fashion, l'amour prevails in the end
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