OVID NEW RELEASES: Passion River Films Partnership, Docs on Subjects from Simone Weil to the Park Slope Food Coop, & More!

OVID.tv Launches 
New Collection of Films from

PASSION RIVER FILMS & MORE!

OVID.tv announces more additions to its wide-ranging collection of films with new documentaries from Passion River Films including works on muralist Edythe Boone and philosopher Simone Weil.

We’re also celebrating the Park Slope Food Coop (May 19) with a charming portrait of the iconic market and its members, as well as environmental titles with new additions from our founding partner Bullfrog Films.

And, from First Run Features, there’s STREET FIGHTING MEN, which borrows from the visual language and philosophy of neorealism, and features a beautiful score by Detroit-based musician Shigeto, to create a visually compelling journey into the forgotten neighborhoods of Detroit; a place that embodies the greatest challenges we still face as a country (May 26).

Food Coop
Directed by Tom Boothe; Bullfrog Films, Documentary
 FOOD COOP takes us deep into the belly of the Park Slope Food Coop, one of America’s oldest cooperative food supermarkets, with a healthy dose of insight and wit.

Nestled deep in New York City, which, for many, exemplifies both the glory and the horrors of the capitalist spirit, you can find this highly prosperous institution, just as American and certainly more efficient than Wall Street, but whose objective is entirely non-profit. Working against everything that defines ‘The American Way of Life,’ the basic principles of the Park Slope Food Coop are simple: each of its 16,000 members work 2.75 hours per month to earn the right to buy the best food in New York at incredibly low prices. This Brooklyn coop founded in 1973 is probably the best implemented socialist experience in the United States.

An Encounter with Simone Weil
Directed by Julia Haslett; Passion River, Documentary

“The filmmaker’s journey to understand the controversial French philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943) reveals a brave young woman willing to die for her convictions.”

A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone
Directed by Mo Morris; Passion River, Documentary

Muralist Edythe Boone uses buildings as canvasses to raise awareness about the ongoing and necessary struggles for racial justice and gender equality.

Capturing Grace
Directed by Dave Iverson; Passion River, Documentary

The Mark Morris Dance Group works with Parkinson’s patients.

Circle of Poison
Directed by Evan Mascagni & Shannon Post; Passion River, Documentary

A global look at communities impacted by the export of toxic pesticides made in America and how they are fighting back.

Codebreaker
Directed by Clare Beavan & Nic Stacey; Passion River, Documentary

The highs and lows of Alan Turing’s life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954.

Grounded
Directed by Sean Patrick Crowell; Passion River, Documentary

“Grounded” is the high flying adventure of Pittsburgh marijuana smuggling brothers Terry and Jimmy Dougherty.

Natural Life
Directed by Tirtza Even; Passion River, Documentary

“Natural Life” tells the stories of 5 youths who received the most severe sentence available for convicted adults – a sentence of life without parole (natural life).

Street Fighting Men
Directed by Andrew James; First Run Features, Documentary

In a rapidly changing America where mass inequality and dwindling opportunity have devastated the black working class, three men fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations.

Once Was Water
Directed by Christopher Beaver; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

Las Vegas provides an example to the world of how any city can and must create its own sustainable water solutions.

“A fascinating look at what it takes to make a city bloom and thrive in the desert.”—Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project, Author, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

Catching Sight of Thelma and Louise
Directed by Jennifer Townsend; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

Explores the same women’s and men’s reactions to the groundbreaking film, THELMA and LOUISE, 25 years ago and today.

A Silent Transformation
Directed by Simon Brothers, Luke Mistruzzi, Anton Smolski, & Mark Preston; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

The transformative power of the co-operative enterprise model, illustrated with many inspirational examples.

Keepers of the Future
Directed by Simon Brothers, Luke Mistruzzi, Anton Smolski, & Mark Preston; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

Following El Salvador’s civil war, a farmers’ cooperative puts down roots, builds resilience and provides a model of how to mitigate climate change and resist unsustainable, extractive development.

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