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Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 560 works in 1,930 publications in 5 languages and 154,956 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Biographies  Case studies  Romance films  Animal 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 )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El documental explora la industria y comercialización de alimentos en los Estados Unidos con especial énfasis en las grandes corporaciones que dominan el mercado. Para el filme, la búsqueda de beneficios económicos por parte de estas grandes corporaciones está por encima de la salud de los consumidores
I am not your Negro by Raoul Peck( Visual )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,886 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
Enron : the Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,875 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
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,766 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
RBG by Betsy West( Visual )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,733 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."--
Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,644 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 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,452 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,430 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 1,276 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'
Jiro dreams of sushi by David Gelb( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,234 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
Låt den rätte komma in = Let the right one in by Tomas Alfredson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 1,231 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 and her father are vampires. 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
No end in sight by Campbell Scott( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,230 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 )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the issue of hunger in America and proposes new solutions to the problem
Page One : Inside the New York Times( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,151 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 Alex Gibney( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,132 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
Serena by Susanne Bier( Visual )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,065 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
Maxed out( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,051 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 )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,032 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
Life itself( Visual )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,022 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 )

11 editions published in 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 1,017 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
 
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