Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Pictures Acquires World on 'The Final Year'

Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Pictures Acquires World on 'The Final Year'

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Magnolia International to handle sales outside US.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to HBO documentary film The Final Year following its recent world premiere in Toronto.

Greg Barker’s film chronicles the work of former US president Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during his last year in office.

Julie Goldman of Motto Pictures and John Battsek of Passion Pictures produced the film, which Magnolia plans to release in a “robust, multi-city” theatrical pattern on January 19 2018 to mark the anniversary of the presidential inauguration. Magnolia International will handle sales out the US.

HBO will debut The Final Year in the second quarter of 2018. The documentary screened at the BFI London Film festival and will open DOC NYC on November 9.

“Many television series and films have attempted to capture the triumphs and failures that occur daily within the West Wing, but none have taken as humanistic an approach as The Final Year,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. …

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