Magnolia Pictures @ 20

June 10–16, 2022

From Associate Director of Film Programming, Andrew Jupin:

For two decades, Magnolia Pictures has continuously released top-tier narratives and documentaries from around the world, and the JBFC has worked alongside them all the while to present titles from their annual slate of films—a lineup that seems to grow more impressive and adventurous with each passing year—to our filmgoing community. Whether you notice distributor logos at the beginning of a film or not, I guarantee you’ve seen several Magnolia Pictures titles here at the JBFC.

I’m so thrilled we are able to present this selection of films from Magnolia’s ouput over the last twenty years—an admittedly small fraction of their massive catalog of sensational work—and I’m delighted to have this series run right before we open Magnolia’s next great doc, the fabulous Bitterbrush, which comes from 2018 JBFC Artist-in-Residence Emelie Mahdavian and opens June 24.

But for now, I strongly encourage you to check out as many of these films as you can; it’s a solid mix of powerful, striking documentaries and groundbreaking, knock-out narratives. You can’t go wrong with anything in this lineup.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi June 10–16, 2022 Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi…
Shoplifters June 10–14, 2022 On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft…
Let the Right One In June 10–14, 2022 A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s…
The Host June 10–16, 2022 The talk of the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival was this film from critically acclaimed visionary director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite,…
Man On Wire June 11–16, 2022 On Aug. 7, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York’s…
Melancholia June 11–14, 2022 Melancholia is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier. In this beautiful tale about the end of the…
Support the Girls June 11–13, 2022 Lisa (Regina Hall) is the last person you’d expect to find in a highway-side “sports bar with curves,” but as…
I Am Not Your Negro June 12–15, 2022 In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book…
Tangerine June 12–15, 2022 It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp…
Force Majeure June 12–13, 2022 This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife…

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