La Commune (Paris, 1871)
By Peter Watkins (The War Game, Edvard Munch)
*An OVID Exclusive & First Time Streaming Release*
Mixing past and present, revolutionary in form as well as content, Peter Watkins’ audacious masterpiece LA COMMUNE (PARIS, 1871) forces us to confront notions of a safe or objective reading of the past, and also to reflect, inevitably, upon the present. No one who meets the challenge of this audacious masterpiece will be unchanged by the experience.
Also new on OVID: THE UNIVERSAL CLOCK, both a documentary portrait of Peter Watkins and a behind-the-scenes making of LA COMMUNE!
Architecture & Design
A New Collection
Due to popular demand, we’ve curated a collection of our favorite films on architecture and design. Geek out on films on topics ranging from institutional design at the new Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to the “tiny home” movement.
Don’t miss DREAMING OF A TREE HOUSE on world-famous architect Frei Otto’s community-building project, the Okohaus, in Berlin. It was recently featured in the New York Times Style Magazine.
Two New Films
New additions to OVID: SEX IN THE COMIX is a sexy, revealing journey into the heart of erotic comic strips, examining the colorful history of a unique and risqué art form with New York artist and writer Molly Crabapple as our guide.
MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY explores the culture, business, and fandom of comic shops across America, which are struggling to survive even as comic book characters become box office gold.