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Food Glorious Food!

Food Glorious Food!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, OVID.tv is celebrating its first-ever "Food Week" with a new collection of films celebrating food and drink, eleven of which are OVID exclusives. 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!

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Food Glorious Food!
  • 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 ...

  • Bugs

    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, ...

  • Red Persimmons

    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...

  • Impromptu

    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;...

  • Food Design

    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...

  • Egg Cream

    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...