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SnagFilms Gets Digital Rights to 16 Top Documentaries

SnagFilms Gets Digital Rights to 16 Top Documentaries

SnagFilms has acquired digital rights to 16 documentaries including “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” “We Live in Public,” “Super Size Me,” “Jesus Camp” and “Casino Jack and the United States of Money.”

SnagFilms’ rights are exclusive for certain platforms; SnagFilms (which is the parent company of Indiewire) is in the process of determining release windows, which will start in late February.

The films include 12 titles from Magnolia Pictures, plus titles from Samuel Goldwyn Films, The Documentary Group, Interloper Films and City Lights Pictures.

The titles include:

    •    Academy Award-nominated and Independent Spirit Award Winner “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” directed by Alex Gibney (Magnolia).

    •    Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “We Live in Public,” directed by Ondi Timoner, the first and only director to win the Sundance Grand Jury Prize twice (Interloper Films).  

    •    Morgan Spurlock’s Academy Award-nominated and Sundance winner “Super Size Me” (Samuel Goldwyn Films).

    •    Academy Award-nominated “Jesus Camp,” directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, about a charismatic Christian summer camp (Magnolia).

    •    Academy Award-nominated and Emmy winner “Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience” (The Documentary Group).

    •    Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Manda Bala” (“Send a Bullet”) about corruption and kidnapping in Brazil  (City Lights Pictures).

    •    Alex Gibney’s critically acclaimed “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” about lobbyist Jack Abramoff (Magnolia).

    •    “Crazy Love,” directed by Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens, about the troubled relationship between New York attorney Burt Pugach and his young mistress Linda Riss (Magnolia).

    •    Director Doug Pray’s critically acclaimed “Surfwise,” which explores the life of surfer Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz his wife and their nine children (Magnolia).

    •    “Control Room,” Jehane Noujaim’s film about Al-Jazeera and its relation with the U.S. Central Command (Magnolia).

    •    Academy Award-nominated and Sundance Special Jury Prize winner No End in Sight, about the U.S. occupation of Iraq (Magnolia).

    •    “Bukowski: Born into This,” about the life of infamous poet and novelist Charles Bukowski (Magnolia).

    •    “Mr. Untouchable,” the true story of Harlem’s millionaire drug lord Nicky Barnes (Magnolia).

    •    “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” about the use of performance-enhancing anabolic steroids in the United States (Magnolia).

    •    “Terror’s Advocate,” Barbet Schroeder’s film about controversial lawyer Jacques Verges (Magnolia).

    •    “A League of Ordinary Gentlemen,” the story of four professional ten-pin bowling professionals as they attempt to revitalize the sport (Magnolia).

Other recent SnagFilms’ acquisitions include 2011 South By Southwest Grand Jury winner “Dragonslayer,” 2011 multi-festival winner “Splinters” (which will open theatrically in February), 2010 DOC NYC grand prize winner “Windfall” (also opening theatrically in February), new festival winners “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert” and “Push: Madison vs. Madison.”

Recent award-winning library titles include Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Academy Award Nominee “Capturing the Friedmans” and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Emmy nominee “Southern Comfort.”

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