Food Glorious Food!
The "Food, Glorious Food" collection invites viewers to discover food from Cuba to Taiwan. Other films explore the highs and lows of winemaking, mushroom hunting in Oregon, and the pleasures of a New York City egg cream. Joining the collection are eight new additions to OVID's slate, including JOY LUCK CLUB filmmaker Wayne Wang's SOUL OF A BANQUET and Andreas Johnson's BUGS, which asks us to consider the final frontier in sustainable food sources. Dig in!
Directed by Tanya Chuturkova • Documentary • With Susumu Koyama, Maribel Lieberman, Mikkel Friis-Holm • 2021 • 92 minutes
Chocolate Road is a discovery of where chocolate comes from. Three renowned chocolatiers - Maribel Lieberman, Susumu Koyama and Mikkel Friis-Holm - take us through the proces...
Wa-shoku Dream: Beyond Sushi
Directed by Junichi Suzuki • Documentary • With Noritoshi Kanai, Nobu Matsuhisa, Joel Robuchon • 2015 • 117 minutes
Beginning with sushi, Japanese cuisine is familiar all over the world today. At Japanese restaurants, you can see people, regardless of their ethnicity, enjoying this food culture....
10 Billion: What's On Your Plate?
Directed by Valentin Thurn • Documentary • 2015 • 117 minutes
In this century alone the world population will increase to 10 billion. Where do we get enough food that each individual needs to survive? How do we stop mankind from destroying the very foundation of its food source? Valentin Thurn t...
Step Up To The Plate
Directed by Paul Lacoste • Documentary • With Michel Bras, Sébastien Bras • 2012 • 87 minutes
French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned 3-Michelin-Star restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years...
Soul of a Banquet
Directed by Wayne Wang • Documentary • 2014 • 78 minutes
Director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and ...
The Goddesses of Food
Directed by Vérane Frédiani • Documentary • With Dominique Crenn, Barbara Lync • 2018 • 90 minutes
In November of 2013, TIME Magazine released an international cover story called “The Gods of Food”. Unfortunately, not a single female chef appeared on the list. The new documentary, The Goddesses ...
Directed by Andreas Johnsen • Documentary • With Ben Reade, Josh Evans, Roberto Flore • 2017 • 74 minutes
With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is an artful and th...
Eat This New York
Directed by Andrew Rossi • Documentary • With Daniel Boulud, Sirio Maccioni, Keith McNally, Danny Meyer, Drew Nieporent, Ruth Reichl, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Tim Zagat • 2004 • 85 minutes
Featuring culinary luminaries Daniel Boulud, Sirio Maccioni, Keith McNally, Drew Nieporent, Jean-Georges ...
Cuban Food Stories
Directed by Asori Soto • Documentary • With Ernesto Perez Medina, Migdalia Armas Rieche, Gilberto De Armas Rieche, Lazaro Yohan Machin, Felix "Felito" Manuel Berenger • 2018 • 82 minutes
From director Asori Soto and the executive producers of Jiro Dreams of Sushi comes a unique film about food, ...
Directed by Shinsuke Ogawa, Peng Xiaolian • Documentary • 2001 • 90 minutes
The ostensible subject of this remarkably beautiful film is the growing, drying, peeling and packaging of persimmons in the tiny Japanese village of Kaminoyama. The inhabitants explain that it is the perfect combination ...
The Raw and the Cooked: A Culinary Journey Through Taiwan
Directed by Monika Treut • Documentary • With Robin Winkler, Pannai, Huan-ru Ke, Heng-hong Liu, Raymond Wu, Nabu, Fu-yu Wang Ladibisse, Joy Hui-yi Hu, Sumi • 84 minutes
Taiwan is known around the world as having one of the most diverse cuisines in Asia, and food is the foremost passion of its 23...
Our Blood is Wine
Directed by Emily Railsback • Documentary • With Jeremy Quinn, Ramaz Nikoladze, Giorgi Natenadze, Mariam Iosebidze, Luarsab Togonidze • 2018 • 78 minutes
Filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as ...
Evolution of Organic
Directed by Mark Kitchell • Documentary • 2017 • 87 minutes
EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers' sons and daughters rejected modern chemical farming and set out ...
The Last Season
Directed by Sara Dosa • Documentary • 2014 • 78 minutes
Amid the bustling world of Central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia's Khm...
Directed by Bruce Alcock • Animation • 2013 • 10 minutes
Impromptu takes a look at the redemptive power of food, wine, music and love through the eyes of a modern man. Chuck is in his element, cooking and listening to Chopin with his baby daughter, imagining what he will say to his wife Sylvie o...
Old or New?
Directed by Ernesto Cabello • Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes
The very future of food -- and farming -- is being re-imagined in a city where nobody dined out 20 years ago, where there is no national tradition of gastronomy, and where there is considerable malnutrition. But in the capital of Peru...
Lunch Love Community
Directed by Helen De Michiel • Documentary • 2015 • 78 minutes
LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY is a beautiful and engaging story of how a diverse group of pioneering parents and food advocates came together to tackle food reform and food justice in the schools and neighborhoods of Berkeley, CA.
Through a ...
Mondovino: Where's Astérix?
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 53 minutes
The cast of characters in southern France: a Socialist mayor defending the American multinational company Mondavi; a Communist Mayor defending conservative French (wine) values; Aime Guibert, father of the Languedoc wine revolution;...
Directed by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer • Documentary • 2009 • 52 minutes
The sound of sausage: When a bite produces a distinct crunch, they taste particularly good. Fish sticks, on the other hand, don't make such great noises, but they can be arranged nicely in the pan. And is it me...
Directed by Nora Claire Miller, Peter Miller & Amy Linton • Documentary • 2020 • 15 minutes
EGG CREAM is a short film about the enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink born on the Jewish Lower East Side. The egg cream contained neither eggs nor cream – it was a product of necessity an...
Food for Thought - Risotto Meets Saké - Ep. 1
Directed by Martijn Tervoort • Documentary • With Chiara Robbiano • 2019 • 35 minutes
The students talk with intercultural philosopher Chiara Robbiano about how systems of value are determined and personal goals are set. Professor Robbiano advocates for the value of an open dialogue in order to ...
A Chef's Voyage
Directed by Remi Anfosso • Documentary • With David Kinch, Christine Muhlke, Jenny Yun, Kristofer Lord, Mitch Leinhard • 2020 • 90 minutes
A Chef's Voyage follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-ki...
Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream
Directed by Michael Levine • Documentary • 2016 • 83 minutes
For more than 90 years, the Streit’s matzo factory sat in a low-slung tenement building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While other matzo companies modernized, Streit’s remained a piece of living history, churning out 40 percent of the...