Magnolia Pictures, one of the predominant distributors of independent cinema since its inception in 2001, has announced that it is expanding its digital streaming service “Magnolia Selects” to The Roku Channel. With titles that are currently unavailable on other major streaming platforms, this means its video and television content can be readily available for your viewing pleasure. Magnolia Selects will be available for $4.99 per month, and can be accessible at MagnoliaSelects.com via an iOS or Android App.
This announcement creates another avenue to view some of the best documentaries and foreign-language features that are ignored by the streaming giants. Magnolia Selects, The Criterion Channel, Kanopy, et al., are prime examples of streaming platforms for lovers of independent and world cinema. Magnolia Selects will give audiences the chance to enjoy such films as the Oscar-winning Man on Wire, Sweden’s Let the Right One In, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. The collection will also include the cult comedies Tucker & Dale vs Evil and Goon, plus action hits (District B13, Ong Bak) and martial arts epics (13 Assassins).
According to the press release, new films arriving to the service include Iris, acclaimed filmmaker Albert Maysles’ celebrated documentary on fashion icon Iris Apfel; the thrilling sports documentary Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot; Andrew Bujalski’s romantic comedy Results,starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, and Kevin Corrigan; and Crystal Moselle’s doc Wolfpack among others.
Magnolia also offers genre channels which include “DOX,” “Warrior and Gangsters,” “Monsters and Nightmares” and “LOLFlicks.” All are available for just $2.99 each per month, with standalone apps soon to come.
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