Switzerland: Up Next! Nicolas Steiner

“A festival treasure that treats its subjects with a dignity that transcends judgment and a poetic sensibility that ranks it among the year’s most remarkable cinematic discoveries,” Variety’s Peter Debruge wrote of “Above and Below,” Nicolas Steiner’s graduation film at Germany’s Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, rating it among his top ten movies of 2015. Other have… Read more »

Magnolia Acquires Arnaud Desplechin’s ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ With Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg (EXCLUSIVE)

PARIS — Magnolia has acquired all U.S. rights to Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts” with Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Amalric and Louis Garrel. Sold by Wild Bunch and produced by Paris-based Why Not Productions, “Ismael’s Ghosts” marks Desplechin’s follow-up to “My Golden Days” which was also picked up by Magnolia. “My Golden Days” world premiered… Read more »

Bernie Sanders Credits Jimmy Kimmel for Making Trump Debate ‘Possible’

Bernie Sanders, a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday, crediting the host for broaching the idea of a debate with Donald Trump — apparently now a possibility. “You saw what I did for you,” Kimmel said to Sanders, shortly after the Democratic presidential candidate sat down with him on his late night show. Sanders… Read more »

T-Rextasy – “I Wanna Be a Punk Rocker” Video

T-Rextasy - "I Wanna Be a Punk Rocker" VideoT-Rextasy released their excellently titled debut full-length Jurassic Punk last week. Today, they’re back with a fun new video for album track “I Wanna Be a Punk Rocker,” which sees the young band transform themselves from proper young women to beer-swilling, pizza-eating punks. Claudia Ross directs; watch below. More »

Bernie Sanders Takes ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Victory Lap After Donald Trump Takes Debate Bait

“Last night we had Donald Trump. Tonight, Bernie.  I’m interviewing all the candidates so I can decide which one of them will be my running mate,” Jimmy Kimmel said at the top of tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Tonight’s visit by Sanders was a celebration for both men, having made headlines last night when Sanders planted a question on Kimmel’s show, directed at that night’s guest: Trump.
Sanders, via Kimmel, asked Trump if he was willing to debate in advance of the June 7…

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Documentaries Counter Memorial Weekend Tentpoles: Specialty Preview

Memorial weekend launches the counterprogramming season for the specialties. Distributors hoping to skim off audiences looking for fare not dished out by the studio tentpoles will find a plethora of documentaries this weekend. Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media are opening Presenting Princess Shaw, which was a big crowdpleaser on the festival circuit. The film will open in theaters as well as various on-demand platforms. Oscar winner D.A. Pennebaker and nominee Chris…

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