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Arts & Culture

From artists exploring and celebrating one another across disciplines — great Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura sees the cinematic in the innovative buildings of Renzo Piano, and Alain Resnais' short films on Paul Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso's GUERNICA -- to films on erotic poetry and daily life, and the lives of celebrated opera singers in retirement, these are collections of films by and about people who see culture not as some convenient place of escape from uncomfortable realities, but at the very epicenter of urgent human concerns,

  • Pollock & Pollock

    Directed by Isabelle Rèbre • Documentary • With Sylvia Winter Pollock, Francesca McCoy Pollock, James McCoy, Helen Harrison, Peter Namuth, Terence Maloon, Dominic Gould, Rebecca Pauly, • 2020 • 82 minutes

    The film tells the story of two brothers, two American painters: Jackson Pollock and Charle...

  • Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind

    Directed by Nora Jacobson • Documentary • 2022 • 77 minutes

    After tragedy strikes, acclaimed poet Ruth Stone retreated to the margins of the literary world, working tirelessly to provide for her children, and transforming her intense grief into poetry, using simple, startling language.

    Using a ...

  • Secret Museums

    Directed by Peter Woditsch • Documentary • 2008 • 77 minutes

    Throughout the ages, erotic art has been created by some of the world's best-known artists, but it is rarely on public display. Whether it is held in private collections, or kept under lock and key in museums and libraries worldwide, e...

  • Architecture & Design

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  • Music
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  • Theater
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  • Visual Arts

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  • Dance Camera West 2021

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    OVID is proud to present the entirety of this year's Dance Camera West Festival. This selection of films ranges from full-length documentaries to experimental shorts. Dance Camera West aims to foster groundbreaking talent and to encourage new work in the area of dance film by supporting creation,...

  • Alain Resnais: Five Short Films

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    OVID is proud to present five newly restored early short film masterpieces from legendary filmmaker Alain Resnais (1922-2014). Resnais would go on to make his mark in feature films, including the Oscar-nominated Hiroshima Mon Amour, but these early-career shorts demonstrate an already keenly deve...

  • Glenn Gould: On & Off the Record

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    These two classic documentaries show different sides of legendary Canadian pianist, Glenn Gould.

    ON THE RECORD follows Gould to New York City. There, we see the renowned concert pianist kidding the cab driver, bantering with sound engineers at Columbia Records, and then, alone with the piano, fa...

  • Photography

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  • Television

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  • The Adventurers of Modern Art (series)

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    Adapted from Dan Franck’s literary trilogy Bohemian Paris, Libertad! and Midnight, the story plunges us into Parisian life at the beginning of the twentieth century, a hotbed of artistic creation with the blossoming of Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism. Through illustrations, animation and ...

  • Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light

    Directed by Carlos Saura • Documentary • 2018 • 110 minutes

    Carlos Saura celebrates the relationship between architecture and cinema as imagined by Renzo Piano, the Genoese architect who designed some of the most significant contemporary buildings in the world.

  • Edward Hopper

    Directed by Ron Peck • Documentary • 1981 • 47 minutes

    A study of the 20th century American painter's life and work.

  • Dance Camera West 2022

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    Dance Camera West (DCW) aims to foster groundbreaking talent and to encourage new work in the area of dance film by supporting creation, presentation and distribution of films. DCW presents an annual international film festival in Los Angeles to bring dance to the world beyond the stage and throu...

  • The Poets
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    The Poets

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    "Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.”—Audre Lorde

    Poetry can be a groundswell for bold ideas. This curated collection will expose you to work ranging from Marlon Rigg’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regret),” which illuminates the difficult journey of livin...

  • Nelson Algren (two films)

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    OVID presets two in-depth documentaries about the writer, Nelson Algren. Algren (2021) is a new feature documentary which is a journey through the gritty world, brilliant mind, and noble heart of Nelson Algren. Exploding onto the national scene in 1950 after winning the first-ever National Book A...

  • Artists and Love (2 Seasons)

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    From Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, ARTISTS & LOVE delves into the tumultuous romantic and creative partnerships that shaped some of the towering figures of modern art. Over the course of two seasons, directors Stéphanie Colaux and Delphine Deloget chronicl...

  • Giacometti

    Directed by Michael Gill • Documentary • 1967 • 14 minutes

    The artist at work in his studio shows artist Giacometti drawing and modelling in his studio in Paris.

  • Starring Picasso

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    Whether animated or experimental, these four films and one series with Pablo Picasso showcase his talent and personality often in surprising, unexpected ways.

  • Fischli & Weiss

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    The Swiss artists Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012), hailed by The New York Times as "the merry pranksters of contemporary art" and by ARTNews as "the best thing in Swiss art since Alberto Giacometti," worked as a creative duo starting in 1979. Their collaboration included scu...

  • Tina Modotti

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    Two documentaries detail the life of legendary Italian photographer, Tina Modotti, while she was living and working in Mexico.

  • Dance
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