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    TIFF: Magnolia Acquires 'The Brass Teapot,' in which Temple and Angarano Strike Deal with Dishware

    Magnolia Pictures has picked up distribution rights for "The Brass Teapot," starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, following the film's debut at TIFF. The black comedy follows a broke newlywed couple who discover a magical teapot that rewards physical pain with cash.

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    Toronto 2012: Magnolia Warms to Dark Comedy 'The Brass Teapot' Starring Juno Temple

    In its second pick-up of the festival, Magnolia Pictures has pocketed North American distribution rights to “The Brass Teapot,” from first-time feature-film director Ramaa Mosley and screenwriter Tim Macy. The dark and quirky love story had its world premiere Saturday at the Toronto Inte...

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    TIFF Deal Update: Magnolia Buys 'No Place on Earth,' IFC Nabs Nair's 'Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    There's usually a deal in the offing when you see a street huddle after a screening of a Toronto title with advance buzz. Yesterday I saw Eamonn Bowles and his Magnolia team in a circle, heads bowed, intensely debating the merits of something they were thinking of buying. Lo and behold, the next day...

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    Toronto 2012: Magnolia Pictures Acquires Holocaust Doc 'No Place on Earth'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. theatrical distribution rights to the documentary “No Place on Earth,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Monday. The company plans a 2013 theatrical release.

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    Combative New York Premiere of 'Compliance' Latest Victim of the Most Provocative Film of the Year

    The best movies encourage audience reaction. "Compliance" forces it on them. Some find the experience enlightening; others are wildly infuriated by the human behavior it presents. However, there's always one constant: The crowd speaks up.

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    Oscar Watch: Magnolia Juggles Mads Mikkelsen's 'Royal Affair,' 'The Hunt'

    It's a Mads Mads Mads world. In May at Cannes, Mads Mikkelsen won Best Actor for his stunning performance as an ostracized, falsely accused pederast in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt," which was swiftly acquired by Magnolia Pictures. That distributor has been specializing in Scandinavian fare of late...

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    Magnolia and Phase 4 Films Jointly Acquire Rights to Mark Hamill's latest, 'Sushi Girl'

    Magnolia Home Entertainment with Phase 4 Films have picked up the rights to "Sushi Girl", a gangster film with a cast of cult faves.

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    Magnolia Pictures Takes U.S. Rights to Morton Downey Jr. Doc 'Évocateur'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the documentary “Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie,” directed by Ironbound Films’ Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and will receive an ...

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    Magnolia Pictures Find Thomas Vinterberg’s Cannes Entry ‘The Hunt,’ Sundance Selects/IFC Films Pick Up Tribeca Hit ‘Una Noche’

    Fourteen years after he helped launch the Dogme 95 movement with his family drama “The Celebration,” director Thomas Vinterberg returned to Cannes this past month with his latest film, “The Hunt.” As the Croisette is wont to do, reactions were immensely divided, with some cal...

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    Magnolia's on a Roll, from 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' and 'Marley' to Twisty Stylish Thriller 'Headhunters'

    "Headhunters" is a smart pick-up. It's basically the most commercial movie Norway has to offer, based on Joe Nesbo's global detective bestseller, starring rising star Aksel Hennie ("Max Manus") and Danish "Game of Thrones" baddie Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and directed with style by top commercial direc...

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