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Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 473 works in 1,375 publications in 4 languages and 144,539 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Case studies  Animal films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 3,107 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rise of Enron Corporation and its disintegration following scandal. Examines the morality of corporate philosophy. Focuses on key Enron executives Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andy Fastow
I am not your Negro by Raoul Peck( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,791 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
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,756 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 between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,665 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
Melancholia by Lars von Trier( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) 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
Jesus camp by Heidi E Ewing( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,469 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 Christian soldiers in "God's Army." The film follows these children at camp as they hone their "prophetic gifts" and are schooled in how to "take back America for Christ"--Container
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,299 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'
No end in sight by Campbell Scott( Visual )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,282 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
A Place at the Table by Kristi Jacobson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,244 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 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the 85-year-old Jiro Ono; considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. Visits his sushi bar; he is the sole-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, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages, calling months in advance and paying top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar. Includes interviews with Jiro, his family, his sons, and others, who describe his drive and talent and his own irrepressible desire to constantly improve his skill. In Japanese with English subtitles
Låt den rätte komma in = Let the right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,185 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
Page One : Inside the New York Times by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,160 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
Maxed out( Visual )

5 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 )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,076 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 1,050 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
Io sono l'amore by Luca Guadagnino( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emma, a Russian émigré and the matriarch of a wealthy Milanese family, lives in a carefully ordered world where duty towards husband and children dominates her life. But after a chance discovery reveals an unspoken love her world is thorown open to sensuality and she embarks on a journey of unbridled passion that will shake her family's foundations to the core." from box
The Queen of Versailles by Lauren Greenfield( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,037 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 )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,025 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
 
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