This week OVID premieres the first documentary to go behind the lines and into the trenches of the judicial confirmation wars. Advise & Dissent: Where the Supreme Court and Politics Collide lays bare the collision of politics and justice that is re-shaping the nation’s future.
We also have three new films on the arts: Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own, an artistic biography of one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture, Maguy Marin: Time to Act about the eponymous star choreographer, a contemporary of Pina Bausch, whose work stood out for its theatrical aesthetic, political commentary, and audacious integration of traditional dance with unexpected narrative, musical and physical elements, and Edward Said: The Last Interview the remarkable final testament from one of the twentieth century’s most influential public intellectuals and critics of colonialism.
Finally, you can watch the critically acclaimed political drama Bamako, now in a remastered HD version. Directed by filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako & executive produced by Danny Glover, this feature film chronicles an extraordinary trial in the capital city of Mali. It is available to anyone to rent for $10.