Magnolia Pictures is a specialty releasing company (its "edgier" label is Magnet), that is known mainly for its backing of left-wing films, which include, "Casino Jack and the United States of Money," "Enron: The Smartest Guy in the Room," "Food, Inc.," "God Bless America," "Jesus Camp," "No End in Sight," and "Redacted."
Cuban's quote, however, isn't about what you might think. He's not only talking about his eagerness to release on multiple platforms, and just before the upcoming election, a film that takes no prisoners in exposing the left; it's a film "presented by" none other than Andrew Breitbart (read the official statement below).
Four years ago, just before the launch of his flagship site Big Hollywood, Andrew said he had one simple goal: a seat at the table. The idea was never to silence the left or to do to Hollywood what it had done to conservatives and conservative ideas -- exterminate them. All Andrew wanted was for our side and our ideas and beliefs to get a fair hearing in the world of popular culture.
Had you asked him then if he thought it was possible that a mere four years later one of the most openly liberal Hollywood players would not only distribute a film that was his brainchild but do so right before a crucial presidential election, I'm not sure what Andrew would've said. But I would've told you that you were insane.
Mark Cuban didn’t have to do this. He certainly doesn’t need the money, and he has to know that Big Hollywood has been critical of some of his films. Moreover, just a few months ago, Cuban invested $30,000 in ensuring Obama's reelection. But now he's going to invest who knows how much money to ensure that a film highly critical of Obama, one that takes an unflinching look at an appalling movement the president not only encouraged but also endorsed, is seen by as many potential voters as possible.
But such is the power of Andrew Breitbart -- his drive, fight, charisma, and brilliance. We are now in the fifth month after his untimely passing, and the ripple effect of his influence and impact is not only not receding, it's growing into something closer to a tidal wave.