Magnolia Pictures News

Director Hussein Amini on The Story Behind The Two Faces of January

12:48 PM 10/2/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Production for The Two Faces of January began in Athens in August of 2012 and the first day was a major event. Director Hussein Amini planned to stage the first shot at Athens’ Acropolis, a gathering spot of ancient buildings and one of Europe’s biggest tourist traps; closing it off for filming was more than a challenge.

Happy Christmas

Posted June 30th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director husband (Joe Swanberg) and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family’s idyllic life is shaken. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with their baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), brings Kelly to the realization that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.

Goodbye And Thank You: The Director of Hoop Dreams Talks About His New Roger Ebert Biography, LIFE ITSELF

6:38 PM 6/27/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Film Critic Roger Ebert ended the first paragraph of his review of Hoop Dreams saying that film “gives us the impression of having touched life itself.” There’s a poignant symmetry in the title of Steve James’ newest documentary, Life Itself, about the work of America’s most acclaimed film critic, Chicago Sun Times’ Roger Ebert.

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Magnolia Brings Lindholm’s ‘War’ to the States (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Magnolia has acquired all U.S. rights to Danish novelist-turned-helmer Tobias Lindholm’s “A War” from Studiocanal. Named one of Variety’s 10 directors to watch in 2012, Lindholm previously directed critically acclaimed “R” and “A Hijacking,” and co-wrote Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt.” “A War” stars Pilou Asbaek as Major Claus Michael Pedersen, a Danish company commander who... 30 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen

The Sacrament

Posted May 19th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (THE INNKEEPERS, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and master of horror Eli Roth (THE LAST EXORCISM, HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER), THE SACRAMENT follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members.

The Double

Posted May 5th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance.

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Whitey Bulger Documentary Gets U.S. Release

variety.com – Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to the documentary “Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger.” The film, which premiered at Sundance in January, centers on Irish gangster Whitey Bulger and the massive law enforcement corruption he controlled in Boston. Joe Berlinger directed “Whitey,” produced by RadicalMedia for... 38 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Sundance: Roger Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' Lands at Magnolia (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The distributor beat out a number of suitors including IFC, Oscilloscope and The Weinstein Company. 45 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Sundance: Magnolia Getting Close On ‘Frank,’ The One That Has Michael Fassbender Wearing The Giant Head

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia is zeroing in on a low seven-figure domestic deal for Frank, the Lenny Abrahamson-directed film about a band that is led by an eclectic genius lead singer who, everywhere he goes, wears an oversized head, even on stage. Now, this has been one of the most intriguing titles, given that the actor playing him is Michael Fassbender, the hunky Irishman who was just Oscar-nominated for his role in 12 Years A Slave.

47 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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James McAvoy's 'Filth' Lands at Magnolia

feedproxy.google.com – The film is based on the cult novel by Irvine Welsh, who also wrote "Trainspotting." Magnolia Pictures has picked up the North American rights to Filth, a black comedy that stars James McAvoy as a dirty and corrupt cop. The company is eyeing a spring 2014 theatrical release. VIDEO: 'Filth' Red Band Trailer The movie, based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, who also wrote Trainspotting, was the second highest-grossing R-rated film in the UK (the crazy red band trailer probably helped). 1 year 3 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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