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Exclusive Video: Morgan Spurlock and Seth Gordon Talk Freakonomics

Freakonomics is a new documentary based on the 2005 bestselling book by authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, which opens in theaters on October 1st. We recently had the opportunity to speak with documentary filmmakers Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), who both contributed segments to the film. The two directors spoke candidly about their work, adapting the book into a movie and how they incorporated their signature styles into the project. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

Exclusive: Morgan Spurlock Interview

Exclusive: Seth Gordon Interview

Freakonomics is based on 2005 bestseller by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. The film is split into several different sections and are directed by some of the finest documentary directors working in the industry today including Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Alex Gibney (Casino Jack and the United States of Money
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Freakonomics Advance Screenings Let You Pay What You Want

Magnolia Pictures lets viewers pay what they want for a Freakonomics advance screening Magnolia Pictures and the Green Film Company announced today a unique screening program in ten cities across the country that will allow filmgoers to choose how much they want to pay for an advance look at Freakonomics: The Movie. The highly anticipated film version of the internationally bestselling book by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt hits theaters nationwide on October 1st. These pay-what-you-want screenings offer fans a chance to see the film on Wednesday, September 22nd, over a week before its official opening, at Landmark Theatres in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Denver and Seattle.

Tickets for the screenings are now available, and are being exclusively sold online through MovieTickets.com. Filmgoers can choose how much they wish to pay-anywhere in the range of $.01 to $100, with the completion of a short questionnaire.
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Freakonomics Trailer and Poster

Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for the documentary adaptation of the bestselling nonfiction book series Freakonomics.The trailer is headed up by a supergroup of documentary filmmakers including Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), Seth Gordon (The King of Kong).

Alex Gibney delivers a visually arresting look at the crumbling façade of Sumo wrestling and exposes searing and violent truths about this ancient and revered sport. Morgan Spurlock offers up a buoyant and revealing angle on the repercussions of baby names. Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing balance levity and candor with their eye-opening profile of underachieving kids incentivized to learn with cold hard cash. Finally, Eugene Jarecki, who brought us the unforgettably powerful Why We Fight, investigates an unsettling theory to explain why
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Freakonomics Trailer Hits!

Apple has debuted the movie trailer for Magnolia Pictures' documentary adaptation of the bestselling nonfiction book series Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

Freakonomics Trailer

Freakonomics premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April to mixed reviews and has a score of 60% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes.

Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Casino Jack and the United States of Money) delivers a visually arresting look at the crumbling fa&#231ade of Sumo wrestling and exposes searing and violent truths about this ancient and revered sport. Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) offers up a buoyant and revealing angle on the repercussions of baby names. Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp) balance levity and candor with their eye-opening profile of underachieving kids incentivized to learn with cold hard cash. Finally, Eugene Jarecki, who brought us the unforgettably powerful Why We Fight, investigates an unsettling theory
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Freakonomics Gets Picked Up by Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures picks up Freakonomics The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired all North American rights to Freakonomics, the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years: Academy Award&#174 winner Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Academy Award&#174 nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Academy Award&#174 nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters).

Produced by Chad Troutwine, with Chris Romano and Dan O'Meara of the Green Film Company, Freakonomics is the Closing Night Gala film selection at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
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