Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY
starring Michelle Williams &
9 Other Films from Oscilloscope
OVID.tv provides North American viewers with access to hundreds of documentaries, independent films, and notable works of international cinema, largely unavailable on any other platform. This month’s titles highlight the true depth of this curated selection from 11 indie distributors, with more joining weekly.
From Adam Yauch’s (The Beastie Boys) “Hip Hop inflected Hoop Dreams,” (NY Times); to Nazi controlled images of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto; to Baltimore’s illegal dirt bike teams; NYC’s illegal subway dwellers; the privatization of the world’s water supply; and High School political candidates; and to Kelly Reichlandt’s landmark film starring Michelle Williams, and Gina LollaBrigida, there has got to be something for everyone!
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This week, we’ve added 10 more films from Oscilloscope as a result of our expanding collaboration and their support of OVID including Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY starring Michelle Williams; DARK DAYS, scored by the legendary DJ Shadow, which tells the remarkable story of the elusive community living in underground train tunnels of New York City during the 1990’s; Andrea Arnold’s visually stunning WUTHERING HEIGHTS; THE LAW (LA LOI) called “an underrated and under appreciated gem” by Haden Guest, director of the Harvard Film archive, and many other fantastic titles!
A Film Unfinished
Directed by Yael Hersonski; Oscilloscope; Documentary
This potent documentary uses a long-lost film reel to illustrate how the Nazis controlled images of Jewish life during World War II. Though the Nazis made a propaganda movie of contented Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, the missing spool exposes the truth.
12 O’Clock Boys
Directed by Lotfy Nathan; Oscilloscope; Narrative
A Baltimore boy named Pug idolizes a group of dirt-bike riders who raise havoc on city streets. Lacking any other significant male role models, Pug hopes to join their ranks one day.
Directed by Marc Singer; Oscilloscope; Documentary
Scored by the legendary DJ Shadow
Tells the remarkable story of the elusive community living in underground train tunnels of New York City during the 1990’s
– Best Documentary, 2001 Independent Spirit Awards
– Best Documentary, 2000 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
– Documentary Audience Award, Documentary Cinematography Award and Freedom of Express Award, 2000 Sundance Film Festival
Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot
Directed by Adam Yauch; Oscilloscope; Documentary
The late frontman for the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, directs this exciting doc about talented high schoolers in Harlem who are being groomed for the NBA.
Directed by Irena Salina; Oscilloscope; Documentary
Interviews with scientists and activists examine the rapidly building crisis regarding the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply.
Directed by Caroline Suh; Oscilloscope; Documentary
It’s hard to run for office — even in high school. And the campaign for student
body president at Stuyvesant, perhaps the most prestigious public high school
in the country, is almost as sophisticated as any presidential election.
Wendy and Lucy
Directed by Kelly Reichardt; Oscilloscope; Narrative
Starring Michelle Williams
When Wendy Carroll’s car breaks down, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions for herself and her dog.
Directed by Andrea Arnold; Oscilloscope; Narrative
A poor English boy is taken in by a wealthy family where he develops an intense
relationship with his younger foster sister..
The Law (La Loi)
Directed by Jules Dassin; Oscilloscope; Narrative
Starring Gina Lollobrigida & Pierre Brasseur
A racketeer and an aged squire are among the competitors for the affections of a desirable young woman.
Directed by Gabriel Medina; Oscilloscope; Narrative
Luciano Gauna is an oddball. He is also an aspiring screenwriter from Buenos
Aires, who lives in fear of success, STDs and his doorman. His world starts to
unravel when his childhood friend returns to Buenos Aires.