Magnolia Selects to Stream Oscar-Nominated Doc ‘RBG’ on Oct. 5

Magnolia Selects, the subscription VOD platform, is set to stream Oscar-nominated documentary RBG, which explores the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and career, both illuminating her unique personal journey as she ascended to the nation’s highest court.

The doc, which debuts on Oct. 5, provides an inside look at one of America’s most inspiring political icons, providing audiences with a taste of the everlasting impact Ginsburg left behind, including as an unexpected pop culture figure.

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The mark the occasion, Magnolia is offering new subscribers of either one ($49.99) or two-year ($99.98) plans the opportunity to win free RBG merchandise. The first 100 subscribers during this promotion receive the  bonus gift through Nov. 20, or until supplies last.

Magnolia Pictures’ expansive catalog of critically-acclaimed indie and award-winning films, includes works from filmmakers such as Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, Academy Award winner James Marsh, Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominee Lars Von Trier, and Academy Award and BAFTA nominee Luca Guadagnino, among others.

‘Magnolia Selects’ SVOD Service Names January Release Slate

Magnolia Pictures’ upstart SVOD service, Magnolia Selects, announced its January slate of curated independent movies and documentaries available for $4.99 per month. The service launched last March.

Titles include Force Majuere, the Academy Award nominated film about the comedic dissolution of a marriage set against an avalanche; Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated I Am Love; and Serena, a sprawling tale of two newlyweds (Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and winner Jennifer Lawrence) who find that power and happiness are not always connected.

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Other titles available Jan. 7, include Crazy Love, How I Live Now, Force Majuere, Syrup, Take This Waltz and White Bird in a Blizzard.

Titles available Jan. 14 include Europa Report, In Order of Disappearance, Lo & Behold, The Oxford Murders, Results and White God.

Titles available Jan. 21: The Burning Plain, The Dead Lands, Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst, Serena and Standby.

Available on Jan. 28: I Am Love, Iris, Last Shift, The Little Death and Whitey.

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sold Magnolia Pictures (and Magnolia Home Entertainment) in 2018 to Cohen Media Group.

Magnolia Pictures’ SVOD Genre Channels ‘Monsters & Nightmares,’ ‘DOX’ and ‘Warriors & Gangsters’ Bow on Dish

Home entertainment distributor Magnolia Pictures Sept. 12 announced it is now offering its digital streaming service, Magnolia Selects, and three genre-specific viewing channels on pay-TV operator Dish Network. Magnolia Selects offers critically-acclaimed libraries of independent movies.

Magnolia Pictures’ standalone channels, including “Warriors & Gangsters,” “DOX” and “Monsters & Nightmares,” provide a curated collection of movies and TV series highlighting the best in action, documentaries and horror for those with an appetite for genre-specific offerings.

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Showcasing top indie and award-winning filmmakers, Hollywood’s biggest stars and more for diverse film viewing audiences, Magnolia Selects is available for $4.99 per month and each channel (“Warriors & Gangsters,” “DOX” and “Monsters & Nightmares”) will be available for $2.99 per month via Dish’s On Demand Subscriptions and the Dish Anywhere app.

Magnolia Selects is also available via Dish’s online TV platform Sling TV, Aamazon Prime Video Channels and Roku, and for download through iOS and Android.

“With Magnolia Selects’ latest expansion on Dish, our films have the ability to reach new audiences on more platforms than ever before,” Eamonn Bowles, president of Magnolia, said in a statement.

Magnolia Selects films, include Lars von Trier’s drama, Melancholia, starring Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst and Golden Globe winner Alexander Skarsgård; World’s Fastest Indian, the inspiring true story from director Roger Donaldson, starring Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins; the fan-favorite comedy, Goon, starring Seann William Scott; Christopher Coppola’s 1993 crime drama, Deadfall and Magic of Belle Isle, starring Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman.

The latest titles added to the collection of films include Alive and Kicking, a high-spirited look inside the resurgence of the international swing dance community; Great Buck Howard, starring Academy Award nominee John Malkovich; Boarding Gate, from French filmmaker Olivier Assayas and Red, the riveting drama starring Golden Globe nominee Brian Cox.

Curated from Magnolia Pictures’ film library, each standalone channel caters to the specific viewing needs of audiences.

Fans can immerse themselves in the “Warriors & Gangsters” channel, featuring a collection of adrenaline-pumping, fist-pounding, bone-breaking excitement and thrills with films including the Ong Bak trilogy, 13 Assassins, Centurion, Black Death, Hammer of the Gods and Skin Trade.

The “Monsters & Nightmares” channel highlights the best horror, thriller, sci-fi and nightmare inducing movies, such as All Good Things, Let the Right One In, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Shrooms, V/H/S Viral, Grand Piano, Honeymoon and Rubber, while “DOX” showcases exceptional documentaries and docuseries from some of the most renowned filmmakers around the world, including Enron: The Smartest Guys in The Room, Food Inc., Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Man on Wire, Muscle Shoals, Cocaine Cowboys, Fracknation and No Place on Earth.

Magnolia Pictures Bows Streaming Service, Branded Channels on Sling TV

Magnolia Pictures July 10 announced that its streaming service, Magnolia Selects, and three branded genre-specific channels have launched on Sling TV — Dish Networks’ online TV platform.

The home entertainment distributor launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner’s 2029 Entertainment, offers critically acclaimed libraries of indie movies.

Magnolia channels “Warriors & Gangsters,” “DOX” and “Monsters & Nightmares,” offer a curated collection of action, documentaries and horror cult films. They are available to Sling subscribers for an additional $3 monthly per channel.

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Magnolia Selects is available for a $5 monthly surcharge.

“By teaming up with Sling TV, Magnolia Selects can continue to be the go-to destination for fans of independent film and premium content,” Eamonn Bowles, president of Magnolia Pictures, said in a statement. “We’ve found a new innovative way to ensure our subscribers have accessibility to our curated library of critically-acclaimed films through Sling TV’s flexible platform and personalized streaming service.”

Magnolia Selects titles include Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire; Swedish horror film, Let the Right One In; Oscar-nominated documentary from Alex Gibney, Enron: The Smartest Guys in The Room and Andrew Jarecki’s true crime story, All Good Things.

Additional content include comedies Tucker & Dale vs Evil and Goon, starring Seann William Scott, alongside the martial arts masterpiece 13 Assassins from director Takashi Miike.

The “Warriors & Gangsters” channel features films such as Ong Bak, 13 Assassins, Kingdom of War and Troll Hunter.

“Monsters & Nightmares” channel titles include The Host, The ABC’s of Death and Survival of the Dead, while “DOX” documentaries and docuseries include Food Inc., The Wolfpack, Iris and Best of Enemies.