OVID.tv – Now Streaming: NY Times Critic’s Pick on Photographer Burk Uzzle & More!

This week, they introduced F11 AND BE THERE, which captures the life of American photographer Burk Uzzle and centers on his contemporary portraiture work with African Americans in Eastern North Carolina.

This film was a NY Times Critic’s Pick this week. In his glowing review, film critic Glenn Kenny said “the film is as beautifully composed as Uzzle’s pictures. The director Jethro Waters also shot the movie, a subtle feast of light and color.”

Also new: A QUIET PASSION starring Cynthia Nixon as poet Emily Dickinson, THE WORKERS CUP on the labor camps in Qatar where the World Cup is being built on the backs of over 1 million immigrant workers, and much more!

Read on for more details on the new releases:

F11 And Be There
Directed by Jethro Waters; First Run Features, Documentary

For 65 years and counting, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in American history. From Martin Luther King to Woodstock to America’s small towns and back roads, Uzzle’s photographs have provided a breathtaking commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art.

Grounded in documentary photography when he was hired by LIFE magazine at age 23, Uzzle’s work grew into a combination of split-second impressions reflecting the human condition during his tenure at the international Magnum cooperative (founded by one of his mentors, Henri Cartier-Bresson).

How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company
Directed by Joe Angio; Music Box Films, Documentary

Melvin van Peebles’ remarkable life story reveals an artist and a man whose groundbreaking impact on film, politics and pop culture remains, forty-five years after the release of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, as relevant as ever.

The Workers Cup
Directed by Adam Sobel; Passion River, Documentary

“The Workers Cup” is set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day they sweat to build the World Cup; by night they compete in a “workers welfare” football tournament, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players.

We join one team of men from Nepal, India, Ghana, and Kenya whose only common ground is their love for football. Each match offers them a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they endure as the lowest class in the world’s richest country.

A Quiet Passion
Directed by Terence Davies; Music Box Films, Narrative

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
Directed by Mary Dore; Music Box Films, Documentary

A provocative, rousing and often humorous account of the birth of the modern women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium, direct from the women who lived it.

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Directed by Ronit, Elkabetz & Shlomi Elkabetz; Music Box Films, Narrative

An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.

The Names of Love
Directed by Michel Leclerc; Music Box Films, Narrative

A young, extroverted liberal, lives by the old hippie slogan: “Make love, not war” to convert right-wing men to her left-wing political causes by sleeping with them.

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