A film by Maurice Lehmann
Starring Arletty, Fernandel and Michel Simon
“Its enduring appeal is almost entirely down to its iconic threesome, who spar off each other as enthusiastically as prize-fighters tanked up on gin and steroids.”
Employed by the jeweler Mercandieu, Marcel meets two lovable but unsavory characters at a sports event—Jo and Loulou. Although engaged to his boss’s daughter, Renée, Marcel quickly falls for Loulou. However, Loulou is looking for money to spring “her man” from prison and sees Marcel as the ideal fall guy to help rob his employer’s shop. Recently restored in HD, this is one of the great French comedies of the 1930s.
Into the Night
Portraits of Life and Death
A two-part series by Helen Whitney
Narrated by Sharon Stone
|We don’t know how. We don’t know when. But death comes for us all.|
Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death features fascinating, unexpected voices from various walks of life: old and young, believers and nonbelievers, the dying and the healthy, well known and obscure. However varied their backgrounds, all are unified by their uncommon eloquence and intelligence, and most important by their dramatic experience of death. Each of them has been shocked into an awareness of mortality-and they are forever changed. For them, death is no longer an abstraction, far away in the future. Whether through a dire prognosis, the imminence of their own death, the loss of a loved one, a sudden epiphany, or a temperament born to question, these are people who have truly ‘awakened’ to their own mortality.
Featuring Sharon Stone, Gabriel Byrne, and Caitlin Doughty of “Ask a Mortician.”
OVID SVOD Exclusive!
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
A film by Kenneth Bowser
In this brilliantly constructed film, interview and performance footage of Ochs is illuminated by the ruminations of Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Peter Yarrow, Christopher Hitchens, and others.
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A film by The Winterfilm Collective
In February 1971, one month after the revelations of the My Lai massacre, an astonishing public inquiry into war crimes committed by American forces in Vietnam was held at a Howard Johnson motel in Detroit. The Vietnam Veterans Against the War organized this event called the Winter Soldier Investigation. More than 125 veterans spoke of atrocities they had witnessed and committed.
OVID’s Big Apple Collection!
There are eight million stories in the naked city, and their new collection offers you some of the best. Included are Shirley Clarke’s jazzy junk saga (The Connection), a funny and captivating look at the race for student council president at Stuyvesant High School (Frontrunners) and a groundbreaking documentary about poverty and the love between mothers and daughters (Love and Diane).