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  • Itzhak

    Directed by Alison Chernick • Documentary • With Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Billy Joel, Alan Alda • 83 minutes

    From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “pra...

  • Ronnie's

    Directed by Oliver Murray • Documentary • With Ronnie Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimi Hendrix, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Van Morrison, Chet Baker, Quincy Jones • 2022 • 102 minutes

    Ronnie’s chronicles the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, a poor, Jewish kid growing up in 1940s East End, London ...

  • The Booksellers

    Directed by D.W. Young • Documentary • With Fran Lebowitz, Parker Posey • 2020 • 98 minutes

    Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet ess...

  • Picture Me

    Directed by Ole Schell, Sara Ziff • Documentary • With Sara Ziff, Caitríona Balfe • 2009 • 80 minutes

    Filmmaker Ole Schell follows his girlfriend, model Sara Ziff, for several years documenting her rise from a fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. In the proces...

  • The World Before Your Feet

    Directed by Jeremy Workman • Documentary • With Matt Green • 2018 • 95 minutes

    There are 8,000 miles of sidewalks, paths and roads in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all--every street, block, pedestrian overpass and park lane. A five borough journey that...

  • Mountain

    Directed by Jennifer Peedom • Documentary • With Willem Dafoe • 2018 • 73 minutes

    Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now h...

  • Echoes of the Invisible

    Directed by Steve Elkins • Documentary • With Paul Salopek, Rachel Sussman, Al Arnold, Anil Ananthaswamy, Lynda Lynch, Losang Samten • 2020 • 106 minutes

    "Echoes of the Invisible" interweaves a mosaic of profound quests. A blind man runs alone through Death Valley as journalist Paul Salopek walk...

  • Westwood: Punk. Icon. Activist.

    Directed by Lorna Tucker • Documentary • With Vivienne Westwood • 2018 • 79 minutes

    An intimate and inspiring portrait of a true icon: Dame Vivienne Westwood. Punk Rock’s Grande Dame and one of the most culturally influential provocateurs in recent history.

    After defining the 1970s punk look wi...

  • Chocolate Road

    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....

  • The Thorn in the Heart

    Directed by Michel Gondry • Documentary • With N/A • 2009 • 86 minutes

    THE THORN IN THE HEART (L'Epine dans le Coeur) is a personal look at the life of the Gondry family matriarch, Michel's aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. Michel examines Suzette's years as a sc...

  • Fake it So Real

    Directed by Robert Greene • Documentary • 2012 • 91 minutes

    Fake it So Real follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina over the course of a week leading up to a big show. The film explores what happens when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of...

  • Kimjongilia

    Directed by N.C. Heikin • Documentary • 2009 • 75 minutes

    North Korea is one of the world’s most isolated nations. For sixty years, North Koreans have been governed by a totalitarian regime that controls all information entering and leaving the country. A cult of personality surrounds its two re...

  • Lapü

    Directed by Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes • Documentary • 2019 • 75 minutes

    On a windy night in the Colombian desert, a young Wayúu woman named Doris sleeps in her hammock and has a dream that she reunites with a deceased cousin. When she awakens and shares the encounter with her g...

  • Reel Voices

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    OVID is proud to present six highlights from Pacific Arts Movement’s “Reel Voices” program. Reel Voices empowers high school students to learn the art of documentary filmmaking. The subjects of these films were chosen by the students, and they will surprise you with their craft and insight.

    Plus...

  • Off the Road

    Directed by José Permar • Documentary • 2020 • 78 minutes

    Each year, the slow-paced lifestyle on Mexico’s largest desert in Baja Peninsula is given a turbo boost by the Baja 1000, the largest off-road motorsport race in the world that takes place crossing the Mexican-US border.

    In this modern-d...

  • The Paradise We Are Looking For

    Directed by Joseph Mangat, Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, R.J. Lozada • Documentary • 2019 • 91 minutes

    San Diego has been called many things – including a paradise. It’s also a refugee city, a cluster of neighborhoods, a militarized zone, a border town. And Asian American. This collection of f...

  • Spears From All Sides

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    Since the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, Ecuador’s Waorani tribe, have defended their Amazon rainforest with spears. In the 1950’s American missionaries cleared the way for oil companies to enter Waorani lands. Now 70% of Ecuador’s Amazon, home to some 12 tribes, has been divided into oil ...

  • River of Gold

    Directed by Reuben Aaronson & Sarah DuPont • Documentary • With Herbie Hancock, Sissy Spacek • 2016 • 63 minutes

    Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, RIVER OF GOLD is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage...

  • Moroni For President

    Directed by Saila Huusko & Jasper Rischen • Documentary • 2017 • 82 minutes

    The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States. Every four years, the Navajo tribe elects its president, whom many consider the most powerful Native American in the country. In the mids...

  • Queer Coolie-tudes

    Directed by Michelle Mohabeer • Documentary • 2019 • 87 minutes

    Queer Coolie-tudes is a queer ethnography which utilizes decolonial aesthetics mirroring philosopher Édouard Glissant's concept of opacity to reclaim the racial slur of ‘Coolie’. 

    Visualizing the intergenerational lives, histories,...

  • Gallant Indies

    Directed by Philippe Béziat • Documentary • 2022 • 109 minutes

    Based on Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet that was directed by Clément Cogitore for the Opéra National de Paris.

    In 2019, eight opera singers and 30 dancers from a wide variety of artistic and demographic backgrounds convened at ...

  • Downtown Community Television (DCTV)

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    The Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) was founded in 1972 with the goal of using filmmaking as a tool to catalyze, inform, and empower communities. From humble beginnings (DCTV's first educational projects operated from the back of a dilapidated mail truck), fifty years later DCTV has g...

  • A Game of Three Halves (series)

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    Directed by Matthew Bate & Case Jernigan • Documentary & Animation • 2021 • 23 minutes

    A five-part animated series that uses the unbridled creativity of handcrafted animation to reveal funny, profound, and illuminating stories from inside the world of football fandom. Premiered at Hot Docs 2021.