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We are pleased to announce that we have started working in partnership with our film distributors to offer streaming film rentals. A portion of the rental fee goes directly to support Catamount Arts.

More titles will become available as we reach agreements with additional distributors.info. 

We have just partnered with MUBI, a site that offers streaming of hand-picked foreign, independent, and classic films. By using THIS link, you can get a 3-month trial for free.

Available June 5

USA, R, 95 minutes
Director: Penny Lane
Cast: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe

Rental: $5.00 (click HERE to rent)

Are you missing your local movie theater? So are we! That’s why Magnolia Pictures is thrilled to team up with YOU to support your favorite theater for our new weekly virtual cinema series, A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE DOCS. When you buy a ticket here for HAIL SATAN?, 10% of the ticket sales will to go GiveDirectly’s COVID relief Fund, and 50% of the remaining proceeds will go directly to the theater.

CLICK HERE to join us for a Q&A with director Penny Lane in conversation with Lucien Greaves, head of The Satanic Temple on Wed. 6/10 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. You can submit your questions by email to submityourquestion@magpictures.com, or you can tweet at us using the hashtag #magnoliadocseries.

Thank you for your continued support of independent films and the theaters that are dedicated to presenting them on the big screen.

When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. An inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon).


Available May 29

USA, PG-13, 83 minutes
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Cast: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg

Rental: $5.00 (click HERE to rent)

Are you missing your local movie theater? So are we! That’s why Magnolia Pictures is thrilled to team up with YOU to support your favorite theater for our new weekly virtual cinema series, A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE DOCS. When you buy a ticket here for BLACKFISH, 10% of the ticket sales will to go GiveDirectly’s COVID relief Fund, and 50% of the remaining proceeds will go directly to the theater.

CLICK HERE to join us for a Q&A with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite Wed. 6/1 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. You can submit your questions by email to submityourquestion@magpictures.com, or you can tweet at us using the hashtag #magnoliadocseries.

Thank you for your continued support of independent films and the theaters that are dedicated to presenting them on the big screen.

Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000 pound orcas, or “killer whales,” soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet this mighty black and white mammal has many sides – a majestic, friendly giant, seemingly eager to take trainers for a ride around the pool, yet shockingly – and unpredictably – able to turn on them at a moment’s notice. BLACKFISH unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who – unlike any orca in the wild – has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what went wrong?

Shocking footage and riveting interviews with trainers and experts manifest the orca’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity over the last four decades and the growing disillusionment of workers who were misled and endangered by the highly profitable sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans truly know about these highly intelligent, and surprisingly sentient, fellow mammals that we only think we can control.

When you look into their eyes, somebody’s home. Somebody’s looking back at you. . . but it may not be what you think.


Available Now

USA, PG, 99 minutes
Director: Elizabeth Carroll
Cast: José Andrés, Gabriela Camara, Diana Kennedy

Rental: $9.99 (click HERE to rent)

Winner of the 2019 SXSW Special Jury Award for 'Excellence in Storytelling', NOTHING FANCY provides an intimate look at 'Mexicanophile' and nonagenarian Diana Kennedy - a veritable gastronomical anthropologist who's dedicated over six decades of her life to traversing Mexico collecting, preserving, and sharing a wealth of distinct regional dishes and preparatory traditions across nine acclaimed cookbooks. DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY features extensive footage of the charismatic and fiery scholar of traditional Mexican cuisine on her property in eastern Michoacán, alongside interviews with famed chefs José Andrés, Gabriela Cámara, Rick Bayless, and Alice Waters.


USA, PG, 99 minutes
Director: Steve James
Cast: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel

Rental: $5.00 (click HERE to rent)

Are you missing your local movie theater? So are we! That’s why Magnolia Pictures is thrilled to team up with YOU to support your favorite theater for our new weekly virtual cinema series, A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE DOCS. When you buy a ticket here for RBG, 10% of the ticket sales will to go NYU Langone’s food pantry The Table, and 50% of the remaining proceeds will go directly to the theater.

CLICK HERE to join us for a Q&A with Chaz Ebert and director Steve James on Wed. 5/27 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. You can submit your questions by email to submityourquestion@magpictures.com, or you can tweet at us using the hashtag #magnoliadocseries.

Thank you for your continued support of independent films and the theaters that are dedicated to presenting them on the big screen.

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.


USA, PG-13, 101 minutes
Director: Chris Durrance, Barak Goodman
Cast: Ari Berman, Barry Burden, David Daley

Rental: $6.99 (click HERE to rent)

It influences elections and sways outcomes-gerrymandering has become a hot-button political topic and symbol for everything broken about the American electoral process. But there are those on the front lines fighting to change the system.


France, Unrated, 152 minutes
Director: Marion Lacourt, Cecilia de Arce, Vasilis Kekatos, Clémence Poésy, Marine Levéel, Benjamin Crotty, and Foued Mansour
Cast: various

Rental: $12.00 (click HERE to rent)

This showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France runs the gamut from animation to romance to absurdist comedy. Revel in these petite Gallic pleasures, including award winners from Cannes, Locarno, and Palm Springs ShortFest. New French Shorts 2020 is made available through Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

  • Ahmed's Song (Foued Mansour, 30m)
  • Sheep, Wolf, and a Cup of Tea... (Marion Lacourt, 12m)
  • Tuesday from 8 to 6 (Cecilia de Arce, 26m)
  • The Distance Between Us and the Sky (Vasilis Kekatos, 9m)
  • The Tears Thing (Clémence Poésy, 25m)
  • Magnetic Harvest (Marine Levéel, 24m)
  • Bonus: The Glorious Acceptance Speech of Nicolas Chauvin (Benjamin Crotty, 26m)

USA, PG, 99 minutes
Directors: Betsy West and Julie Cohen
Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel

Rental: $5.00 (click HERE to rent)

Are you missing your local movie theater? So are we! That’s why Magnolia Pictures is thrilled to team up with YOU to support your favorite theater for our new weekly virtual cinema series, A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE DOCS. When you buy a ticket here for RBG, 10% of the ticket sales will to go NYU Langone’s food pantry The Table, and 50% of the remaining proceeds will go directly to the theater.

Please click here to join us for a Q&A with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, moderated by the New York Times’ Melena Ryzik, on Wed. 5/20 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. You can submit your questions by email to submityourquestion@magpictures.com, or you can tweet at us using the hashtag #magnoliadocseries.

Thank you for your continued support of independent films and the theaters that are dedicated to presenting them on the big screen.

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.


Israel, Unrated, 123 minutes
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Cast: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio, Anat Ravnitzki

Rental: $9.99 (click HERE to rent)

For the first time on screen and based on true events, acclaimed writer-director Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet) chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student to a delusional ultranationalist oobsessed with murdering his country's leader, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Incitement is a gripping and unnerving look through the eyes of a murderer who silenced a powerful voice for peace.


USA, Unrated, 74 minutes
Director: Mark Bozek
Cast: Bill Cunningham, Sarah Jessica Parker

Rental: $9.99 (click HERE to rent)

Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times photographer and fashion historian, shares his life story in his own words and photographs from his remarkable archive of over 3 million images.


USA, Unrated, 99 minutes
Director: D.W. Young
Cast: Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, Gay Talese

Rental: $9.99 (click HERE to rent)

D.W. Young's elegant and absorbing documentary is a lively tour of New York's book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers, past and present: from the Park Avenue Armory's annual Antiquarian Book Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars; to the Strand and Argosy bookstores, still standing against all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The film, executive produced by Parker Posey, features a range of commentators, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers and collectors who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and what it holds.


France, Unrated, 77 minutes
Director: Quentin Dupieux
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy

Rental: $9.99 (click HERE to rent)

In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.


Romania, Unrated, 97 minutes
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Cast:  Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar

Rental: $12.00 (click HERE to rent)

Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a policeman who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery, and deception.

“A funhouse of cinematic mirrors. ‘The Whistlers’ makes reading subtitles not just vital, but fun.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“If the Coen Brothers were Romanian, they might have made ‘THE WHISTLERS’.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

‘‘A daffy and dazzling crime film. Taut and constantly surprising, the film breathes new life into staid genre conventions.” - Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com


USA, Rated R, 100 minutes
Director: Daniel Roher
Cast: Martin Scorsese, Marilyn Monroe, Dob Dylan

Rental: $12.00 (click HERE to rent)

A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band.

“TRIUMPHANT. Robertson deeply dissects The Band's magic and dysfunction.” - David Fear, Rolling Stone

“DEMANDS TO BE SEEN. The story of the rise and disintegration of the Band turns out to be as compelling as its spectacular music. Just watching and listening to the group tearing through their classic 'Up on Cripple Creek' near the documentary’s opening, alive with the pleasure of making great music with one another, is enough to joyously lift you out of your seat.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“A gripping saga of triumph and tribulation. Captures the story with vigorous urgency and passion that fits the music itself.” - Alex Biese, USA Today