Icarus Films

Icarus Films "Since 1978, Icarus has offered a haven for nonfiction films that are at once socially conscious and supremely artful." —The New York Times Icarus Films is a leading distributor of documentary films.

Since 1978, the films in our collection have addressed areas of political, social and cultural concern. We work with independent producers from around the world to help innovative and informative films find their audiences.

For People of Chile, 9/11 is a day of infamy! - The Other 9/11: Icarus Films Remembers Chile's Coup Through Cinema!Forty...
09/11/2020

For People of Chile, 9/11 is a day of infamy! -
The Other 9/11: Icarus Films Remembers Chile's Coup Through Cinema!

Forty-seven years ago—on September 11, 1973—Chile's democratically elected socialist president, Salvador Allende, was by over thrown in a US-backed coup, ushering in more than 15 years of brutal military rule under Augusto Pinochet.

https://mailchi.mp/icarusfilms/chile-1030054

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There's another September 11th—in '73, a CIA-backed military coup overthrew Chile's democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende.

We've curated a collection of 8 films on this moment in history incl. Patricio Guzman's epic THE BATTLE OF CHILE: ovid.tv/chile-s-september-11th

Democratic Socialists of America Jacobin magazine Cinema Tropical

09/09/2020
Watch Ghosts of Attica Online | Vimeo On Demand

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising. Sparked by inmate George Jackson’s murder 2 weeks earlier, some 2200 prison rebels took control of the prison to demand humane living conditions. #AtticaPrison
See this intense account of what really happened:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ghostsofattica

"Ghosts of Attica" Attica. Like Watergate and Vietnam, it is an icon of recent history. Gov. Rockefeller's brutal re-taking of the prison - a nine-minute,…

09/08/2020
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In HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME, German filmmaker Thomas Heise shares the stories of three generations of his family, in their own words.

The unspoken message is that the past, even as those who remember it slip away, remains with us: http://ovid.tv/videos/heimat-is-a-space-in-time

TODAY!! Patricio Guzmán's @Festival_Cannes "The Cordillera of Dreams" Hits Blu-ray/DVD (packed with Special Features!) ...
09/08/2020

TODAY!! Patricio Guzmán's @Festival_Cannes "The Cordillera of Dreams" Hits Blu-ray/DVD (packed with Special Features!)
@nytimesarts Critic's Pick also VOD @iTunes @PrimeVideo
and @Vimeo Info: http://icarusfilms.com/if-cord

This is a still from the impressive Colombian documentary SUSPENSION http://icarusfilms.com/if-susp  a real-life story t...
09/05/2020

This is a still from the impressive Colombian documentary SUSPENSION http://icarusfilms.com/if-susp a real-life story that could have been written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

09/03/2020
Watch Under the Sun Online | Vimeo On Demand

This September 8 marks the 72nd Anniversary of the formation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in #Pyongyang. Vitaly Mansky's UNDER THE SUN offers a rare look into life in #NorthKorea under the Kim dynasty.

Stream today on Vimeo: bit.ly/2QRzGJ6

"Under the Sun" After years of negotiation the Russian director Vitaly Mansky was invited by the North Korean government to make a film about one girl…

dGenerate Films
08/25/2020
dGenerate Films

dGenerate Films

In pursuit of a new documentary distribution paradigm, independent producer and distributor Karen Chien and strategist Gary Chou will take a step back and look at the networks involved in filmmaking and the inequities that have resulted from them to date.

Join International Documentary Association for this digital conversation about where power sits in the film industry today and what opportunities there might be for creators to engage with it and reclaim it.

RSVP for "Re-Wiring Distribution Networks" on Thurs, Aug 27 11:00 PDT: https://www.documentary.org/event/getting-real-now-re-wiring-distribution-networks

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On ROUTE ONE/USA: "A profound examination of the social crisis in the USA that continues to this day... A better guide to our maladies than anything else I have ever seen." —Louis Proyect, CounterPunch

https://www.ovid.tv/route-one-usa-1

08/07/2020
Watch The Destruction of Memory Online | Vimeo On Demand

Now Available on VOD!!

Based on the acclaimed book 'The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War' by Robert Bevan, the film explores the intentional destruction of priceless artwork, artifacts, and historical sites as a weapon of war and terrorism. Directed by filmmaker Tim Slade and narrated by Tony Award-winning actress Sophie Okonedo. Hopeful in that it depicts the remarkable international efforts at restoration and justice.

"A measured indictment of the failure of international bodies to [offer] legal protection to important buildings in war zones" --The London Review of Books

"The Destruction of Memory" The bombing of Sarajevo's National Library and the burning of its ancient books. The looting of the Iraqi National Museum…

Now available on DVD and VOD!digital buy/rent here >> https://vimeo.com/ondemand/destructionofmemoryor stream exclusivel...
08/07/2020
The Destruction Of Memory (2016) Movie Review from Eye for Film

Now available on DVD and VOD!
digital buy/rent here >> https://vimeo.com/ondemand/destructionofmemory
or stream exclusively @ovidtv
DVD here: http://icarusfilms.com/if-destr


"A valuable contribution to the public understanding of history itself." 3.5 Stars! Eye For Film

With debate still raging around the ethics of tearing down of statues and the proper way to preserve history, Tim Slade's documentary could not be more timely. Extending far beyond argument about controversial figures whose images still cause distress today, and beyond what might be transferred to m...

08/06/2020
SPACE DOGS Trailer

Coming soon - the nationwide release of the epic SPACE DOGS! Launching Exclusively Via Alamo On Demand and Laemmle Theatres on Friday, September 11. Watch the trailer now.

Coming soon the nationwide release of the epic SPACE DOGS! Launching Exclusively Via Alamo On Demand and Laemmle Theatre...
08/05/2020

Coming soon the nationwide release of the epic SPACE DOGS! Launching Exclusively Via Alamo On Demand and Laemmle Theatres on Friday, September 11,

“No one leaves this movie unchanged.” —Publico

08/03/2020
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Rosine Mbakam's CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE premieres on
POV today! Be sure to catch this up and coming filmmaker.

Her other film, THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKE WOMAN, is also streaming on the following platforms:

Vimeo> https://bit.ly/33moA6z
Primevideo> https://amzn.to/2D5GHDd
OVID> https://bit.ly/31e5oVV

To enrich the viewing experience, we recommend reading film critic Richard Brody's writing on Rosine Mbakam: newyorker.com/…/rosine-mbakams-intimate-documentaries-of-ca…

#ChezJolieCoiffurePBS

TONIGHT on POV: Immigrant West African women make a Belgian hair salon their personal refuge in Chez Jolie Coiffure. Tune in or stream at 10 PM (check local listings) on PBS. #ChezJolieCoiffurePBS https://to.pbs.org/39i4AmH

Exciting news - the wonderful films of Rosine Mbakam, whom The New Yorker's Richard Brody hailed as "an original filmmak...
08/03/2020

Exciting news - the wonderful films of Rosine Mbakam, whom The New Yorker's Richard Brody hailed as "an original filmmaker of exquisite sensibility" is now available widely starting today

The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman” (2016)
Vimeo > https://t.co/dj10XwRJn3
Amazon Prime > https://t.co/tarTUpMmEw
OVID > https://t.co/3g769HInd

“Chez Jolie Coiffure” (2018)
Premieres Tonight on PBS/POV!!
Also Streaming on OVID.TV
OVID > https://www.ovid.tv/rosine-mbakam-1/videos/chez-jolie-coiffure
PBS > https://www.amdoc.org/watch/chez-jolie-coiffure/

07/02/2020
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"A pair of documentaries serve as an introduction to Hu Jie, a documentarian whose films memorialize the horrors of the Mao era.": nytimes.com/2020/07/02/movies/spark-and-the-observer-review.html

This is the second review on these two films in the NY Times this week! Watch both on OVID: http://ovid.tv/browse

SACRED WATER follows Vestine Dusabe, a Rwandan radio host and sex educator with a refreshingly honest and playful approa...
07/02/2020
Icarus Films: Sacred Water

SACRED WATER follows Vestine Dusabe, a Rwandan radio host and sex educator with a refreshingly honest and playful approach to pleasure, relationships and the particularities of Rwandan sexual culture.

Available on Amazon, iTunes and DVD 7/14. bit.ly/2UTv1t9

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Today, we're releasing two films by and about Chinese dissident artist Hu Jie films on OVID. A glowing review in the New York Times this week says that "for more than 20 years, the filmmaker Hu Jie has been trawling the deep waters of Chinese history to create a series of harrowing documentaries about the early years of Communist Party rule." nytimes.com/2020/06/28/movies/hu-jie-films.html

"SPARK (ovid.tv/videos/spark) — a film that has undergone many iterations, alternations and expansions — reconstructs the fate of a group of young people who started an underground journal 60 years ago. And THE OBSERVER (ovid.tv/videos/the-observer), a documentary about Hu by the Italian director Rita Andreetti, is at once a sympathetic portrait of the filmmaker and an introduction to his films."

In remembrance of Paraguayan filmmaker Renate Costa (1981-2020), today's daily pick is her documentary feature 108 / CUC...
06/29/2020
Daily Recommendation: CUCHILLO DE PALO — Cinema Tropical

In remembrance of Paraguayan filmmaker Renate Costa (1981-2020), today's daily pick is her documentary feature 108 / CUCHILLO DE PALO. "Full of quiet artistry" (Variety), the film is now streaming on OVID https://www.ovid.tv/directed-by-women/videos/108-cuchillo-de-palo

“When Rodolfo Costa was found naked on the floor of his home in Paraguay, he had been dead for days. Though ostensibly jobless, he had mysteriously amassed a small fortune. He also had a secret alias-Hector Torres-and a secret life. At the time, Renate Costa Perdomo was a young girl. Asked to sele...

06/28/2020

Based on true events of one of the most daring escapes of the Cold War, BALLOON follows two families living in East Germany who sailed over the fortified border in a homemade hot-air balloon.

Available on Amazon, iTunes and DVD 7/14 from Distrib Films US. bit.ly/2JRwzxC

"Plays the card of dramatic suspense to the point where it comes close to the horror film” — Cineuropa.Adapted from the ...
06/23/2020
The Perfect Nanny – Available for Virtual Cinema Bookings

"Plays the card of dramatic suspense to the point where it comes close to the horror film” — Cineuropa.

Adapted from the prizewinning book by Leïla Slimani, THE PERFECT NANNY is out today on Amazon, iTunes and DVD from Distrib Films US. bit.ly/3e8Hr7U

Tonight at 7pm EDT, The Center for Art in Wood will be hosting a live panel discussion on URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO H...
06/18/2020

Tonight at 7pm EDT, The Center for Art in Wood will be hosting a live panel discussion on URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN with director Daniel Traub and artist Ursula Von Rydingsvard herself.

Find out more about the film and RSVP on The Center for Art in Wood's website: bit.ly/3cPS8ut

Now playing in virtual cinemas across the country: icarusfilms.com/if-urs

"A revelation." —Musée MagazineOcinema will be hosting a live Q&A tonight at 7pm EDT with director Daniel Traub and arti...
06/17/2020

"A revelation." —Musée Magazine

Ocinema will be hosting a live Q&A tonight at 7pm EDT with director Daniel Traub and artist Ursula Von Rydingsvard about their new film URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN.

Rent the film from Ocinema's virtual cinema and RSVP for the Q&A today: bit.ly/2MZsUzr

06/16/2020
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A new interview with Yi Cui, the filmmaker behind OF SHADOWS and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is up on the dGenerate Films site: dgeneratefilms.com/post/interview-with-yi-cui-on-through-the-looking-glass

It's by Miasarah Lai, a documentary filmmaker and community coordinator for Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Don't miss it!

Happening today at 2pm PDT! Roxie Theater will be hosting a live Q&A with director Daniel Traub and artist Ursula Von Ry...
06/16/2020

Happening today at 2pm PDT! Roxie Theater will be hosting a live Q&A with director Daniel Traub and artist Ursula Von Rydingsvard about their visually arresting new documentary URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN.

Rent the film today from the #RoxyVirtualCinema, with 50% of proceeds going to the Roxy Theatre, and learn more about the Q&A: bit.ly/3f9kx00

Today at 5pm PDT, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive will host a live conversation with director Daniel Traub an...
06/14/2020

Today at 5pm PDT, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive will host a live conversation with director Daniel Traub and artist Ursula Von Rydingsvard about the making of URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN.

Now playing in virtual cinemas across the country: bit.ly/3hfgjG3

Register for the live Q&A: bit.ly/3cRsPYI

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Any chance of a home release for Dead Souls?
Any chance of a widely available home video release for Dead Souls?
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WHERE is this showing in the Pacific Northwest? I see it is playing in bigger cities, SF LA etc. How do I get to see it if it isn't being played here. Is it streaming somewhere? I called NetFlix and recommended it to them, no response there.
WHERE is this showing in the Pacific Northwest? I see it is playing in bigger cities, SF LA etc. How do I get to see it if it isn't being played here. Is it streaming somewhere? I called NetFlix and recommended it to them, no response there.