‘Hail Satan?’ Docu Gets Magnolia Pictures Deal Ahead Of Sundance Bow

Satan is coming to a theater near you after Magnolia Pictures on Thursday said it acquired worldwide rights to Hail Satan?, the documentary that was just selected to make its world premiere in January in the U.S. Documentary Competition section of the …

Satan is coming to a theater near you after Magnolia Pictures on Thursday said it acquired worldwide rights to Hail Satan?, the documentary that was just selected to make its world premiere in January in the U.S. Documentary Competition section of the Sundance Film Festival. The distributor plans a spring 2019 theatrical release, and it will sell international rights at Berlin’s European Film Market. The film, directed by Penny Lane, charts the rise of The Satanic Temple…

Sundance Documentary ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ Picked Up by Hulu and Magnolia

Hulu has acquired “Ask Dr. Ruth,” a documentary about famed sexual therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, which will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the streamer announced today.

The film will air on Hulu, and Magnolia Pictures will also distribute the film in theaters. “Ask Dr. Ruth” will receive the widest theatrical release for a Hulu documentary to date.

Directed by Ryan White (“The Keepers,” “The Case Against 8”), “Ask Dr. Ruth” chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, the documentary follows Dr. Ruth as she revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

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“I’ve never really stopped to examine my life, so when I first saw ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ even I was amazed by what had transpired during my 90 years,” said Dr. Ruth Westheimer in a statement. “I am delighted that audiences will be able to share that experience both on Hulu and in movie theaters around the U.S.”

“The remarkable journey that led Dr. Ruth Westheimer to become the cultural icon she is today is a story that demands to be told,” said Hulu’s SVP of originals, Craig Erwich. “‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ tells the untold story of strength, perseverance and the constant quest for knowledge against all odds, and we can’t wait to share this incredible film with audiences.”

“I’ve been filming Dr. Ruth for the past two years and I can barely keep up with her,” White said in a statement. “At 90, she’s still a force to be reckoned with. It’s an honor to collaborate on her incredible life story.”

Hulu’s has previously acquired other Sundance documentaries, including “Minding the Gap,” which on Thursday won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Documentary Award, and “Crime + Punishment.”

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“Ask Dr. Ruth” is a Hulu Documentary produced by Delirio Films. White serves as director and producer alongside Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett and Jessica Hargrave and executive produced by Peggy Drexler.

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Hulu has acquired “Ask Dr. Ruth,” a documentary about famed sexual therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, which will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the streamer announced today.

The film will air on Hulu, and Magnolia Pictures will also distribute the film in theaters. “Ask Dr. Ruth” will receive the widest theatrical release for a Hulu documentary to date.

Directed by Ryan White (“The Keepers,” “The Case Against 8”), “Ask Dr. Ruth” chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, the documentary follows Dr. Ruth as she revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

“I’ve never really stopped to examine my life, so when I first saw ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ even I was amazed by what had transpired during my 90 years,” said Dr. Ruth Westheimer in a statement. “I am delighted that audiences will be able to share that experience both on Hulu and in movie theaters around the U.S.”

“The remarkable journey that led Dr. Ruth Westheimer to become the cultural icon she is today is a story that demands to be told,” said Hulu’s SVP of originals, Craig Erwich. “‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ tells the untold story of strength, perseverance and the constant quest for knowledge against all odds, and we can’t wait to share this incredible film with audiences.”

“I’ve been filming Dr. Ruth for the past two years and I can barely keep up with her,” White said in a statement. “At 90, she’s still a force to be reckoned with. It’s an honor to collaborate on her incredible life story.”

Hulu’s has previously acquired other Sundance documentaries, including “Minding the Gap,” which on Thursday won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Documentary Award, and “Crime + Punishment.”

“Ask Dr. Ruth” is a Hulu Documentary produced by Delirio Films. White serves as director and producer alongside Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett and Jessica Hargrave and executive produced by Peggy Drexler.

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‘Shoplifters’ Clip: Family Reacts To Disturbing News In Kore-eda’s Palme D’Or Winner

EXCLUSIVE: From veteran filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, family drama Shoplifters is Japan’s submission for the Foreign Language Oscar race this year. Ahead of Magnolia Pictures’ release of the Palme d’Or winner in U.S. theaters on November 23, we’ve…

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Magnolia Pictures Acquires Epic Foreign Sci-Fi ‘Aniara’

Magnolia Pictures said on Monday it has acquired rights to distribute Swedish science fiction thriller “Aniara” after the film’s world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

“Aniara” was adapted by directors Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja from an epic poem by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson.

“Aniara,” according to the TIFF description of the film, charts the fate of the human race after they have destroyed the planet. As one of several ships launched into space to start anew on Mars, Aniara is designed to meet the needs of a species that has just consumed its birthplace: it’s a giant shopping mall. When an accident knocks the ship off course and disables its steering, the likelihood that these once-sanguine colonizers will ever reach their destination gradually begins to shrink.

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The protagonist, Mr (Emelie Jonsson), runs a room where a sentient computer allows humans to experience near-spiritual memories of the planet. Before the accident, no one is interested. There’s shopping to be done. After the accident, the passengers can’t get enough, and the psychological weight of their anxiety and aggression drives the computer to depression. Mr tries to carve out a meaningful life given the circumstances and finds herself buffeted by the changes the micro-society experiences, from the deterioration of the ship’s command to the rise of deranged cults.

“Aniara” has been described by critics as veering from satire to action, and horror to tragedy, almost effortlessly.

The deal was brokered by Endeavor Content and Fabien Westerhoff at Film Constellation, negotiated with Magnolia SVP John Von Thaden. The filmmakers are represented by WME and Independent UK.

Deadline first reported the news.

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Magnolia Pictures said on Monday it has acquired rights to distribute Swedish science fiction thriller “Aniara” after the film’s world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

“Aniara” was adapted by directors Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja from an epic poem by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson.

“Aniara,” according to the TIFF description of the film, charts the fate of the human race after they have destroyed the planet. As one of several ships launched into space to start anew on Mars, Aniara is designed to meet the needs of a species that has just consumed its birthplace: it’s a giant shopping mall. When an accident knocks the ship off course and disables its steering, the likelihood that these once-sanguine colonizers will ever reach their destination gradually begins to shrink.

The protagonist, Mr (Emelie Jonsson), runs a room where a sentient computer allows humans to experience near-spiritual memories of the planet. Before the accident, no one is interested. There’s shopping to be done. After the accident, the passengers can’t get enough, and the psychological weight of their anxiety and aggression drives the computer to depression. Mr tries to carve out a meaningful life given the circumstances and finds herself buffeted by the changes the micro-society experiences, from the deterioration of the ship’s command to the rise of deranged cults.

“Aniara” has been described by critics as veering from satire to action, and horror to tragedy, almost effortlessly.

The deal was brokered by Endeavor Content and Fabien Westerhoff at Film Constellation, negotiated with Magnolia SVP John Von Thaden. The filmmakers are represented by WME and Independent UK.

Deadline first reported the news.

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‘RBG,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ & ‘Three Identical Strangers’ – Harbingers For New Age of Docs or Flukes?

Successful documentaries stand out any year because with the possible exception of highly-produced non-fiction fare about political advocacy, cute animals or legendary rock stars, they are often viewed as particularly big gambles, even for veteran dist…

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‘Nico, 1988’ Trailer: A Rock Goddess Unravels in This Venice Film Festival Award Winner — Watch

Trine Dyrholm plays Christa “Nico” Päffgen, who spent the end of her career fighting for artistic independence from former collaborators Andy Warhol and Lou Reed.

A brain hemorrhage claimed German musician Christa “Nico” Päffgen 30 years ago this Wednesday, but American cinema-goers can celebrate her legacy later this summer. Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for “Nico, 1988,” the third narrative film from Italian writer-director (and occasional documentarian) Susanna Nicchiarelli. “Nico, 1988” tracks the singer’s final year, during which she attempts to reconnect with her estranged son while distancing herself from past collaborations with Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground.

Denmark-born Trine Dyrholm, the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear–winning actress from 2016 (“The Commune”), stars as the nicotine-fueled songstress. For Päffgen, life was difficult from the beginning: her family fled her hometown when she was a toddler to escape World War II bombings (and her enlisted father never recovered from his injuries). In the trailer, she totes a recorder across Europe, attempting to recapture the sound of the explosions.

The 93-minute biopic visits Nico’s earlier decades, too. Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones not only helped her record her first single, but also introduced her to Bob Dylan and Warhol. In the ’60s, she picked up acting credits in Warhol’s “Chelsea Girls” and the Federico Fellini classic “La Dolce Vita.”

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“Nico, 1988” premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival, opening its trendy Horizons section and garnering its Best Film trophy. Nicchiarelli previously won two prizes from the fst for her 2009 feature “Cosmonaut.” The more recent film opened in Italy in October, and screened at this spring’s Tribeca Film Festival, earning a B- from IndieWire’s David Ehrlich.

Right now, Magnolia is enjoying its biggest box-office success to date with the documentary “RBG” ($12.5 million). One day after “Nico, 1988” hits theaters, the distributor will host six performers to sing the late star’s original and cover tracks as part of a tribute concert at New York City’s (Le) Poisson Rouge.

“Nico, 1988” arrives in theaters on August 1. Watch the trailer below. 

Magnolia Pictures Takes U.S. Rights on Cannes Prizewinner ‘Dogman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Italian director Matteo Garrone’s gritty revenge drama “Dogman,” which won the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Dubbed an “urban Western,” the movie marks Garrone’s return to smaller-…

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Italian director Matteo Garrone’s gritty revenge drama “Dogman,” which won the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Dubbed an “urban Western,” the movie marks Garrone’s return to smaller-scale Italian-language filmmaking following his English-language fantasy “Tale of Tales.” “Dogman” is inspired by a murder committed by […]

In Mixed Bag Of Openings, ‘American Animals’ Soars, ‘RBG’ Grosses $1.1M in Expansion: Specialty Box Office

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André Leon Talley Bio-Doc ‘The Gospel According To André’ Lands UK Deal With Thunderbird Releasing

EXCLUSIVE: Thunderbird Releasing has picked up UK rights to fashion bio-doc The Gospel According To André from Magnolia Pictures.
The deal was negotiated by Edward Fletcher, Managing Director of Thunderbird Releasing, and Lorna Lee Torres, Head of Inte…

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Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda Returns To Exploring Family Dynamics In Surprise Palme D’Or Winner ‘Shoplifters’ – Cannes Studio

After flirting with genre in courtroom drama The Third Murder, which bowed at Venice last year, Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda—a regular face at Cannes since the early 2000s—made a return to familiar ground, not to mention a quick turnaround, wi…

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Cannes Film ‘Woman at War’ Domestic Rights Nabbed by Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to writer-director Benedikt Erlingsson’s buzzy Cannes dramatic comedy “Woman at War,” the company announced Friday.

The film, a unique modern day fable about an Icelandic activist taking on big industry, recently premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week to high acclaim and won the SACD prize, which recognizes a screenplay from the French writers guild, and also won the Critics’ Week Grand Rail d’Or.

In “Woman at War,” Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) declares a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. She is prepared to risk everything to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands she loves… until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life.

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“‘Woman at War’ is a blast,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Director Benedikt Erlingsson has fashioned an incredibly bracing, original and modern tale and Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is an electrifying revelation in the dual roles.”

“I feel blessed to be in such good hands with Magnolia to meet the American audience,” said Erlingsson.

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson and written by Erlingsson and ?”lafur Egill Egilsson, “Woman at War” was produced by Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, and Carine Leblanc. Co-producers are Serge Lavrenyuk, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, and Birgitta Björnsdóttir.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia co-EVP Dori Begley and Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with Beta Cinema’s CEO Dirk Schuerhoff on behalf of the filmmakers.

“We are very proud and honored that Magnolia Pictures picked ‘Woman at War,’” said Schuerhoff. “We feel in very good hands and it is great to see Eamonn, Dori, John and the whole team, believing so strongly in this unique film.”

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Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to writer-director Benedikt Erlingsson’s buzzy Cannes dramatic comedy “Woman at War,” the company announced Friday.

The film, a unique modern day fable about an Icelandic activist taking on big industry, recently premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week to high acclaim and won the SACD prize, which recognizes a screenplay from the French writers guild, and also won the Critics’ Week Grand Rail d’Or.

In “Woman at War,” Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) declares a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. She is prepared to risk everything to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands she loves… until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life.

“‘Woman at War’ is a blast,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Director Benedikt Erlingsson has fashioned an incredibly bracing, original and modern tale and Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is an electrifying revelation in the dual roles.”

“I feel blessed to be in such good hands with Magnolia to meet the American audience,” said Erlingsson.

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson and written by Erlingsson and ?”lafur Egill Egilsson, “Woman at War” was produced by Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, and Carine Leblanc. Co-producers are Serge Lavrenyuk, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, and Birgitta Björnsdóttir.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia co-EVP Dori Begley and Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with Beta Cinema’s CEO Dirk Schuerhoff on behalf of the filmmakers.

“We are very proud and honored that Magnolia Pictures picked ‘Woman at War,'” said Schuerhoff. “We feel in very good hands and it is great to see Eamonn, Dori, John and the whole team, believing so strongly in this unique film.”

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‘RBG’: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Summer Box Office Avenger

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‘Love, Gilda’ Heading To Theaters Via Magnolia Pictures Following Tribeca Bow

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Love, Gilda, the documentary about comic icon and Saturday Night Live original Gilda Radner that is coming off its world premiere as the opening-night film of the Tribeca Film Festival. A 2018 the…

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‘RBG’ Review: A Truthful, Inspiring & Relevant Docu About The One And Only Ruth Bader Ginsburg

She’s an icon. She’s been parodied by Kate McKinnon on SNL. She is despised. She is revered. She has no peer. Finally, a documentary tells the truth from all sides about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who became the second female ever appointed to th…

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Editor Gives Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary ‘RBG’ a Visceral Tone

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Magnolia Nabs Jason Mitchell-Starring Sundance Drama ‘Tyrel’

Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the cabin party film, Tyrel, starring Straight Outta Compton and Mudbound star Jason Mitchell, along with Michael Cera, Chris Abbott, Ann Dowd, and Caleb Landry Jones. Sebastián Silva wrote and directed the pic which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
It follows Tyler, who joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn’t know. As soon as they get there…

Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the cabin party film, Tyrel, starring Straight Outta Compton and Mudbound star Jason Mitchell, along with Michael Cera, Chris Abbott, Ann Dowd, and Caleb Landry Jones. Sebastián Silva wrote and directed the pic which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It follows Tyler, who joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn't know. As soon as they get there…

Sundance Doc ‘The Last Race’ Zooms To Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures picked up the U.S. distribution rights to The Last Race, the documentary film which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. From renowned photographer and first-time feature director Michael Dweck, the pic, which is slated for release sometime this year, centers on Riverhead Raceway, the last operating stock-car racetrack on Long Island.
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Magnolia Pictures Taps OwnZones Media Network To Help Power Its Digital Strategy

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Sundance Pic ‘Damsel’ Acquired In Deal With Magnolia Pictures & Great Point Media

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SXSW Comedy ‘Support The Girls’ Scooped Up By Magnolia Ahead Of Austin Premiere

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Support the Girls, the comedy from Computer Chess writer-director Andrew Bujalski. The deal comes as the pic readies for its world premiere Friday in the Narrative Spotlight section at SXSW. Magnolia, which released Bujalski’s 2015 pic Results, will releases Support the Girls later this year.
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Regina Hall’s ‘Support the Girls’ Acquired by Magnolia Pictures Ahead of SXSW

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to “Support the Girls” ahead of the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, the company announced Wednesday.

Regina Hall stars as a restaurant manager who loves her employees like family. Haley Lu Richardson, Shayna McHayle, Brooklyn Decker, Jana Kramer and AJ Michalka costar.

“Support the Girls” is written and directed by Andrew Bujalski. The film is set to have its world premiere on Friday in the Narrative Spotlight section at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, and Magnolia plans a theatrical release for the film this year.

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“We’ve been big fans of Andrew Bujalski for a long time and we’re excited to work with him again on ‘Support the Girls,’” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in a statement. “His unique blend of humanism and humor elevates everything he films.”

“It’s a happy surprise to discover that any distributor we’ve worked with in the past is still in business,” said Bujalski. “I’m honored and thrilled that Magnolia has allowed us to hop aboard again with ‘Support the Girls.’”

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Houston King and Sam Slater produced the film. Executive producers are Jonathan Fryd, Scott Carmel, David Bernon, Susan Kirr and Paul Bernon.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to “Support the Girls” ahead of the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, the company announced Wednesday.

Regina Hall stars as a restaurant manager who loves her employees like family. Haley Lu Richardson, Shayna McHayle, Brooklyn Decker, Jana Kramer and AJ Michalka costar.

“Support the Girls” is written and directed by Andrew Bujalski. The film is set to have its world premiere on Friday in the Narrative Spotlight section at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, and Magnolia plans a theatrical release for the film this year.

“We’ve been big fans of Andrew Bujalski for a long time and we’re excited to work with him again on ‘Support the Girls,'” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in a statement. “His unique blend of humanism and humor elevates everything he films.”

“It’s a happy surprise to discover that any distributor we’ve worked with in the past is still in business,” said Bujalski. “I’m honored and thrilled that Magnolia has allowed us to hop aboard again with ‘Support the Girls.'”

Houston King and Sam Slater produced the film. Executive producers are Jonathan Fryd, Scott Carmel, David Bernon, Susan Kirr and Paul Bernon.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.

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