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Magnolia Pictures Acquires Rock n’ Roll Documentary ‘Danny Says’

Magnolia Pictures Acquires Rock n' Roll Documentary 'Danny Says'

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Magnolia Pictures has picked up worldwide distribution rights to a documentary chronicling the life and times of former music executive and punk legend, Danny Fields. From Velvet Underground to The Doors, Iggy and the Stooges to the Ramones, the “godfather of punk” has worked with them all, accumulating along the way his fair share of stories that range from the bewildering to the profound and empathetic.

Along with Danny Fields’ tales of debauchery and hedonism, the new doc “Danny Says” explores the rise of the young music enthusiast from a Harvard Law School dropout to a leading music industry figure.

“‘Danny Says’ is a flat-out gas,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “In spite of the fact that Danny helped introduce to the world some of the most transformative artists and scenes in rock and roll, his accomplishments take a back seat to the hilarity of the man himself. Brendan Toller has fashioned a fantastic tribute to a true icon.”

The film marks Brendan Toller’s second foray into directing a feature. Magnolia Pictures is slating the film for a 2016 theatrical release

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