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TIFF ISA of the Day: Magnolia Pictures

TIFF ISA of the Day: Magnolia Pictures

Coverage of International Sales Agents (ISAs) has resumed for the Toronto International Film Festival. This segment covers inspirational companies that have officially selected films in the festival. SydneysBuzz features ISAs, as they play an instrumental and necessary role in helping filmmakers to share their visions and voices with the world.
New York Based Magnolia Pictures featured the following films at TIFF this year:
Directed by LEIGH JANIAK
Starring ROSE LESLIE (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) and HARRY TREADAWAY (Penny Dreadful)
Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon where the promise of private romance awaits them.  Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As her behavior becomes increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.
Directed by STEVE JAMES (HOOP DREAMS, THE INTERRUPTERS) 
Executive produced by MARTIN SCORSESE AND STEVE ZAILLIAN
Based on his bestselling memoir, LIFE ITSELF recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
Directed by ROB AND RONAN BURKE
Starring BRIAN GLEESON (The Stag) and JESSICA PARÉ (Mad Men)
Alan works at the Tourism Desk in Dublin Airport.  Alice is an American on standby.  Eight years ago, Alan and Alice had a romance which ended badly.  Now every hotel room in Dublin is booked.  Reunited by chance, an impromptu evening reveals they are more compatible than ever before. 
“The ABC’s of Death II”

The sequel to 2012’s anthology horror hit with Twenty-six NEW directors.  Twenty-six NEW ways to die. Featuring ALEX DE LA IGLESIA, RODNEY ASCHER, BILL PLYMPTON, AHARON KESHALES and NAVOT PAPUSHADO, SION SONO, VINCENZO NATALI and many more!

About Magnolia Pictures:
Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV. Recent releases include the riveting killer whale doc Blackfish, David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche, Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies, Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-Nominated The Hunt, hit documentaries Muscle Shoals, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and The Queen of Versailles, and the Academy Award nominated A Royal Affair. Magnolia’s upcoming releases include Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, Richard Ayoade’s dystopian vision The Double, the raucous Alan Partridge starring Steve Coogan, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas, Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best!, Norwegian thrillers Pioneer and Ragnarok, and many more.

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