Magnolia is attending Filmart in Hong Kong March 23 – 26 with an exceptionally strong package of festival films from Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize winner “The Wolfpack
” and “Tangerine
” by the Duplass brothers, Tiff’s “Best of Enemies”, SXSW’s “The Wrecking Crew
” to smart horror films and their own special productions. Just look at their line-up. Don’t you want to see every one of them? Well, you can if you live in U.S. As they have the domestic rights to them all. For available rights, see their page in Cinando
2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize
Directed by Crystal Moselle
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack
must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood.
" (In Production)
Directed by Sofia Carrillo
, Mary Harron Karyn Kusama
, Jennifer Chambers Lynch
, Jovanka Vuckovic
Produced by Magnolia Pictures
, Xyz Films
("Tusk," "The Raid") and Dwjuan FoxXx
is a new Horror anthology with a gender twist - all segments will be helmed by female directors and will start female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.
Directed by Andrew Bujalski
Cast:: Guy Pearce
, Cobie Smulders
, Kevin Corrigan
, Giovanni Ribisi
, Anthony Michael Hall
, Brooklyn Decker
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan
) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded boredom is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce
) and abrasive yet irresistable trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders
). Soon their three lives become intertwined, both professionally and personally.
Directed by Sean Baker
Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor
, Karren Karagulian
, Mickey O’Hagan, Alla Tumanian
, James Ransone
It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los
Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.
Executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass
"Satanic" (In Production)
Directed by Jeff Hunt
," "CSI," "Person of Interest
Produced by Lawrence Mattis
(Circle of Confusion
) and Michael Moran
"Satanic" follows a group of college students visiting sites from Los
Angeles’ “Satanic Panic” era. They follow the creepy owner of an occult store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this “victim” turns out to be much more dangerous than the cult from which she escaped.
"Best of Enemies"
Directed by Morgan Neville
("20 Feet from Stardom") and Robert Gordon
Featuring Gore Vidal
and William F. Buckley
In 1968 ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions - William F. Buckley
, Jr. and Gore Vidal
. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—cementing their opposing political positions. Their explosive exchanges devolved into vitriolic name-calling. It was unlike anything TV had ever broadcast, and all the more shocking because it was live and unscripted.
"The Wrecking Crew
Directed by Denny Tedesco
Featuring Interviews with: Cher
, Dick Clark
, Brian Wilson
, Nancy Sinatra
Six years in a row in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960’s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra
, Nancy Sinatra
, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys
, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.
Directed by Albert Maysles
," "Gimme Shelter
Produced by Laura Coxson
, Rebekah Maysles
and Jennifer Ash RudickIris
pairs legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles
with Iris Apfel
, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even at Iris
’ advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.