Category Archives: Music Box Films

Israeli Actress and Filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz Stars in GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

 A HEARTRENDING PORTRAIT OF AN ISRAELI WOMAN PUT ON TRIAL BY HER COUNTRY’S UNCOMPROMISING MARRIAGE LAWS

 GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

 

Starring And Co-Directed By Israel’s Renowned Ronit Elkabetz

 

An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws in GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM. Starring famed Israeli actress/filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz, who co-wrote and co-directed the film with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz, this powerful courthouse drama presents a resolute portrait of one woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design.

“Critics Pick! “Gripping cinema from start to finish…assured, streamlined and bold” 

–Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

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A Sweeping Menage-A-Trois as Germany’s Official Oscar Entry

A SWEEPING, SUMPTUOUS EPIC STORY OF THE UNCONVENTIONAL ROMANCE BETWEEN TWO ARISTOCRATIC SISTERS AND AN ACCLAIMED POET IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE

BELOVED SISTERS

 

GERMANY’S OFFICIAL SUBMISSION TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS

Beloved_photos01From the acclaimed director Dominik Graf comes BELOVED SISTERS, an epic yet intimate romantic drama that illuminates the storied lives of two bold young women, Weimar-era sisters Caroline and Charlotte von Lengefeld, and the celebrated German poet Friedrich Schiller.

Germany’s official submission to the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, BELOVED SISTERS is set in Europe in the late 1700s but offers a surprisingly contemporary story of women who dared to flaunt convention as they approached love, marriage, sexuality and society on their own terms.

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A Stunning Year Alongside the World’s Most Extreme Environment

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

A STUNNING YEAR-LONG EXPERIENCE ALONGSIDE THE ADVENTUROUS FEW WHO LIVE IN THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL, BRUTAL AND EXTREME ENVIRONMENT – THE FROZEN LAND OF ANTARCTICA

 

 

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a fascinating and visually spectacular journey to the end of the world—the frozen landscape of Antarctica—with the devoted, adventurous people who live there year-round.

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Uncovering The Dark Tale Behind The Penn State Scandal Which Rocked The Nation

HAPPY VALLEY

A film by Amir Bar-Lev

 

Respected documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (Fighter, The Tillman Story) takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution with his award-winning expose HAPPY VALLEY. In the wake of an unthinkable child sex abuse scandal in 2011, HAPPY VALLEY examines a wounded community and the role college football played in both the crimes and their aftermath.

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Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA Receives Academy Award

 ACADEMY AWARDS® WINNER

 Music Box Films Congratulates IDA

‘BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM’ Poland; Pawel Pawlikowski

 

Available Now on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD (Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and iTunes)

                     

Following the Academy Award win, Music Box Films would like to congratulate Pawel Pawlikowski on his latest accomplishments for his highly acclaimed film IDA. The film received two Academy Awards®  nominations and took home ‘Best Foreign Language Film.’

 

IDA was #1 on the 2014 Best Film lists by David Denby of The New Yorker and Jake Coyle of The Associated Press and has topped numerous 2014 Best Film lists including: The New York Times, Art Forum, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star-Ledger, Los Angeles Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, The Atlantic, Filmmaker Magazine and IndieWire.

 

The film also won: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Supporting Actress Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Best Foreign Language Film from New York Film Critics Circle, as well as Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography from San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

 

“IDA is an absolutely stunning and emotional film, and we expect these accolades to bring new and appreciative audiences to the film.” says Ed Arentz of Music Box Films.

 

With a 95% Fresh rating and over 132 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, IDA, along with its director and cast, has been lauded by critics and audiences worldwide. Thompson on Hollywood’s Ryan Lattanzio raved, “best screen performances, well, ever. Female or otherwise.”

Best Doc Feature at LA Film Fest and Hamptons International Film Fest Must Be Seen On Demand

CODE BLACK

AN UP CLOSE LOOK INSIDE OUR BUSIEST EMERGENCY ROOM THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUNG DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING

Code Black (courtesy of Music Box Films)
Code Black (courtesy of Music Box Films)

“Electrifying. A remarkably candid and kinetic documentary about emergency medicine that could probably only have been made by an ER doctor.” – John Anderson, WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Riveting! McGarry has created something that feels personal, vital and revelatory.” – Los Angeles Times

“Very moving! An absorbing documentary.” – Village Voice

 

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WATCHERS OF THE SKY examines the life and legacy of human rights pioneer Raphael Lemkin

WATCHERS OF THE SKY

 

A PASSIONATE DOCUMENTARY ILLUMINATING THE POWERS OF GLOBAL ACTIVISM AND LOBBYING EFFORTS TO END TO GENOCIDE

 

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We Are The Giant, an insightful portrait of six young activists determined to crush popular uprisings

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We Are The Giant

  A REMARKABLE CHRONICLE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARAB SPRING AND THE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AT ITS HEART WHO STRUGGLED FOR JUSTICE AND FREEDOM …BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

 Coming to VOD on February 10, 2015

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THE GREEN PRINCE, a documentary based on best-selling novel Son of Hamas

Music Box Films
Music Box Films

 

The Green Prince

 

THE HARROWING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SON OF A PALESTINIAN HAMAS LEADER WHO WAS RECRUITED AS A SPY FOR ISRAEL, AND THE ISRAELI AGENT WHO RISKED IT ALL TO PROTECT HIM

 

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