THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

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Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

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THE WOLF HOUSE

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Join us on May 28 for a watch party co-presented with Mothlight Microcinema. Start the film at 7:30 and then meet us on Facebook Live at 9 to debrief! Julia Yezbick and Sally Lawton from Mothlight will be joining us for the post-screening convo!

Maria, a young woman finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics. She is welcomed into the home by two pigs, the only inhabitants of the place. Like in a dream, the universe of the house reacts to Maria’s feelings. The animals transform slowly into humans and the house becomes a nightmarish world. Inspired on the actual case of Colonia Dignidad, “The Wolf House” masquerades as an animated fairy tale produced by the leader of the sect in order to indoctrinate its followers.

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LIFE ITSELF

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CLICK HERE to join us for a Q&A with Chaz Ebert and director Steve James on Wed. 5/27 at 8:00pm ET. 

You can submit your questions by email to submityourquestion@magpictures.com, or you can tweet at us using the hashtag #magnoliadocseries.

When you buy a ticket here for LIFE ITSELF, 10% of the ticket sales will to go the Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund, and 50% of the remaining proceeds will go directly to the theater.

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

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OTHER MUSIC

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Other Music was an influential NYC record store that was forced to close its doors. Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo and TV On The Radio.

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JOSÉ

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Winner of multiple awards, including the Queer Lion from the 75th Annual Venice Film Festival, José is a gripping, layered and beautifully honest story about one working-class young man’s struggle to find himself. Made in the neorealist filmmaking tradition, the film is a nuanced and vivid look at being gay in Central America.

“A touching debut…sexually frank in an honest, fresh fashion.”- Screen Daily

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ON A MAGICAL NIGHT

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In this playful new film from writer-director Christophe Honoré, we meet Maria, a woman with a wandering eye. After a heated argument with her husband of 20 years, spends the night in room 212 of the hotel across the street from their home. There, she has a bird’s eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. In this comic romp, she confronts her past lovers and relationships on one magical night, fantasizing about the lives she could’ve lived and wondering if she’s made the right decisions.

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20th Animation
Show of Shows

Use Promo CodeTFLASOS for $1 discount and to allocate a portion of proceeds to The Film Lab!

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Including 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny films from around the world, this curated collection of the year’s best animated shorts is both first-rate entertainment and a timely reminder of the universality of human experience and shared ideals. From the poetic musings of precocious preschoolers to the joys and heartbreaks of familial relations, this exceptional program is an exploration and celebration of what it means to be human.

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ROAR (1981)

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An unprecedented – and wholly unpredictable – action-adventure, ROAR follows wildlife preservationist Hank (THE EXORCIST producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive (real-life wife and THE BIRDS star Tippi Hedren, and step-daughter Melanie Griffith) for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives.

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COMING SOON


DIANA KENNEDY:
NOTHING FANCY

Coming May 29 to our Virtual Cinema

Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters, Diana Kennedy provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and a two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico”, but the feisty cook prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”.

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