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.

“Beautifully filmed.” — Michael Fein in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)Stream THE SEARCH (LA BUSQEDA) today: ica...
11/04/2020

“Beautifully filmed.” — Michael Fein in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream THE SEARCH (LA BUSQEDA) today: icarusfilms.com/if-busq

#thesearch #labusqeda #peru #peruviancivilwar #shiningpath #documentary

“First-time French writer-director Antoine Raimbault takes a real-life case—the mysterious 2000 disappearance of Suzanne...
11/04/2020

“First-time French writer-director Antoine Raimbault takes a real-life case—the mysterious 2000 disappearance of Suzanne Viguier and subsequent arrest of her husband, Jacques Viguier, for her killing—and crafts a compelling courtroom drama that draws viewers into the deliberations.” – CHICAGO READER

"CONVICTION" on DVD 11/17. - https://mailchi.mp/icarusfilms/conviction-1104230

“A fascinating documentary about a legendary and still active designer. Any real insight into the fashion world is a tre...
11/02/2020

“A fascinating documentary about a legendary and still active designer. Any real insight into the fashion world is a treat for those wanting to see behind the curtain and peer into the world of the haute couture designer.” — Johnnie N. Grey in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream DRIES today: kimstim.com/educational/dries

#dries #driesvannoten #fashion #highfashion #design #hautecouture #documentary

"Poignantly resumes Patricio Guzmán's theme of trying to connect the insentient majesty of nature with the overwhelming ...
10/30/2020

"Poignantly resumes Patricio Guzmán's theme of trying to connect the insentient majesty of nature with the overwhelming tragedies of human suffering.” — Elena Landry in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS today: icarusfilms.com/if-cord

#cordilleraofdreams #patricioguzmn #chile #andes #pinochet #allende #chilecoup #neoliberalism #documentary

The Early History of Caine Cosmonauts: SPACE DOGS - DVD/VOD 12/1 - "An entrancing, indelible look at the first non-human...
10/28/2020

The Early History of Caine Cosmonauts: SPACE DOGS - DVD/VOD 12/1 - "An entrancing, indelible look at the first non-human cosmonauts.” —@FilmStageShow [Campaign URL]

"A feast for the eyes of costumes and scenery with windows into a seductive world of melodrama.” — Jennifer Dean in Educ...
10/28/2020

"A feast for the eyes of costumes and scenery with windows into a seductive world of melodrama.” — Jennifer Dean in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream Jacqueline Audry's recently restored OLIVIA today: icarusfilms.com/if-ol

#olivia #jacquelineaudry #frenchfilm #frenchcinema #womenfilmmakers #queercinema

"Visually stunning... the thoughts of Heise’s family members read out against barren and desolated landscapes where past...
10/26/2020

"Visually stunning... the thoughts of Heise’s family members read out against barren and desolated landscapes where past horrors occurred are both thoughtful and evocative." — Linda Fredrickson in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME today: icarusfilms.com/if-hei

#heimatisaspaceintime #worldwarii #wwii #germancinema #germanfilm #thomasheise #essayfilm #documentary

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10/23/2020
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"Sixty-two Films That Shaped the Art of Documentary Filmmaking" by film critic Richard Brody: newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/sixty-two-films-that-shaped-the-art-of-documentary-filmmaking

Works by Madeline Anderson, Patricio Guzmán, Chris Marker, Chantal Akerman, and Rosine Mbakam can all be found on OVID & there's a free 2-week trial: ovid.tv/browse

“This film is an admirable introduction and celebration of Ursula Von Rydingsvard’s life and work. With plentiful images...
10/23/2020

“This film is an admirable introduction and celebration of Ursula Von Rydingsvard’s life and work. With plentiful images of Von Rydingsvard’s commissions in esteemed locations, we end with an appreciation of her life struggles and how those struggles informed her art and brought her ‘into her own.’” — Catherine Michael in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN today: icarusfilms.com/if-urs

#ursulavonrydingsvard #contemporatysculpture #sculpture #modernart #documentary

“Viewers who are familiar with André Gide’s work will learn more about the depth of the man behind them, while viewers w...
10/21/2020

“Viewers who are familiar with André Gide’s work will learn more about the depth of the man behind them, while viewers who are unfamiliar with his work will want to delve into it immediately after finishing the film." — Alex Harrington in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream WITH ANDRÉ GIDE today: icarusfilms.com/if-gide

#andregidé #marcallégret #frenchliterature #anticolonialism #documentary

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10/19/2020
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In a time when Utah senator Mike Lee has said that “democracy isn’t the objective” of America’s political system, there's never been a better time to learn just what democracies are.

Start with our collection "Democracy & Its Discontents": https://www.ovid.tv/democracy-and-its-discontents

"Informative to this history of Petipa as well as classic ballet. This film can be enjoyed by everyone and hopefully, ev...
10/19/2020

"Informative to this history of Petipa as well as classic ballet. This film can be enjoyed by everyone and hopefully, everyone will have a new appreciation of ballet." — Sara DeSanti in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream MARIUS PETIPA: THE FRENCH MASTER OF RUSSIAN BALLET today: http://icarusfilms.com/if-petipa

#mariuspetipa #petipa #swanlake #tchaikovsky #ballet #dance #frenchballet #russianballet #choreography

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10/16/2020

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Today OVID premieres #PatricioGuzmán’s #Cannes Award-winning documentary The Cordillera of Dreams, which completes his trilogy (with Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button) + new extras. OVID is the only place to stream his entire body of work: ovid.tv/patricio-guzman

"Beautifully photographed... The documentary provides a window into this milieu filled with memories and traditions." — ...
10/16/2020

"Beautifully photographed... The documentary provides a window into this milieu filled with memories and traditions." — Barb Kundanis in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKE WOMAN today: icarusfilms.com/if-bamil

#twofacesofabamilekewoman #rosinembakam #cameroon #documentary

A fascinating journey through 20th Century Art: The Adventurers of Modern Art on DVD/VOD November 10th! - #Fauvism #Cubi...
10/16/2020

A fascinating journey through 20th Century Art: The Adventurers of Modern Art on DVD/VOD November 10th! - #Fauvism #Cubism #Dadaism #Surrealism #Picasso #Matisse #MoMA https://mailchi.mp/icarusfilms/modart-101620

“Even while limited by space constraints, the world of Jolie Coiffure comes alive in this short documentary. This film p...
10/14/2020

“Even while limited by space constraints, the world of Jolie Coiffure comes alive in this short documentary. This film provides a look into immigrant culture (particularly from Africa to Europe) and highlights women's issues.” — Barb Kundanis in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE today: icarusfilms.com/if-chez

#chezjoliecoiffure #rosinembakam #brussels #belgium #cameroon #documentary

"Investigates the historical and current need of companies to find cheap labor... the narratives and interviews add to t...
10/09/2020

"Investigates the historical and current need of companies to find cheap labor... the narratives and interviews add to the state of current frustration among current and former miners that not enough is being done to protect them and their families." — Rodney Birch in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream DYING FOR GOLD today: http://icarusfilms.com/if-dy

#dyingforgold #southafrica #mining #labor #laborrights #documentary

"Exposes viewers to a way of life that is rarely seen and informs us of this human exploitation.” — Barb Kundanis in Edu...
10/09/2020

"Exposes viewers to a way of life that is rarely seen and informs us of this human exploitation.” — Barb Kundanis in Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

Stream WAITING FOR THE CARNIVAL TODAY: http://www.icarusfilms.com/if-wai

#waitingforthecarnival #marcelogomes #toritama #brazil #braziliancinema #bluejeans #labor #laborrights #documentary

Suspensión - Documental
10/01/2020

Suspensión - Documental

Nos alegra anunciarles que la película SUSPENSIÓN se presentará del 1 al 7 de octubre en Anthology Film Archives, inaugurado por un grupo de artistas entre los que se encontraba #JonasMekas, con la presencia del director Simón Uribe.

¡Véala a partir del 9 de octubre en el marco del Bogota International Film Festival!

URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN. On DVD/VOD today!! This acclaimed doc tells the fascinating story of Ursula von Ry...
09/29/2020

URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN. On DVD/VOD today!! This acclaimed doc tells the fascinating story of Ursula von Rydingsvard, one of the world’s greatest artists (and one of a very few women) working in monumental sculpture. Info/Rent/Buy: http://icarusfilms.com/if-urs

"If this isn't a masterpiece, tear the word from your dictionary." —The NationNew restoration of Chantal Akerman masterp...
09/29/2020

"If this isn't a masterpiece, tear the word from your dictionary." —The Nation

New restoration of Chantal Akerman masterpiece "From the East" (D'Est) premieres exclusively at BAM!

Tickets: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fromtheeastatbam

Tickets are $10 for a one-week viewing period. 50% of your ticket purchase supports BAM. The film has been newly restored by the Cinematek Royal Film Archive of Belgium.

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09/28/2020
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Zeng Jinyan, producer of the Chinese doc WE THE WORKERS, is giving a keynote speech at IDA's Getting Real this Friday Oct 2, 5:30p.

Registration is free: sites.grenadine.co/sites/documentary/en/gettingreal20/register

Stream WE THE WORKERS on OVID: ovid.tv/videos/we-the-workers

"A delicious part of Jewish history." Take a sweet look at a beverage's cultural and historical import with short docume...
09/25/2020

"A delicious part of Jewish history." Take a sweet look at a beverage's cultural and historical import with short documentary "Egg Cream," now only for schools!

Watch movie trailer / order: http://icarusfilms.com/if-eggcr

#eggcream #jewishstudies #historyoffood #foodhistory #eatdessertfirst

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09/25/2020
From the East (D’Est)

Now on at BAM ...

A new restoration of Chantal Akerman’s cinematographic elegy without dialogue or commentary.

"A salutary contribution to the sound archive of the Algerian War" —International Journal of African Historical StudiesO...
09/24/2020

"A salutary contribution to the sound archive of the Algerian War" —International Journal of African Historical Studies

Official Selection, MESA Middle East Studies Association Film Festival 2020

Acclaimed new documentary "In Mansourah, You Separated Us" by Dorothée-Myriam Kellou explores the forgotten history behind the nearly 2.3 million forced deportations that took place during the French-Algerian war.

Watch movie trailer, order: http://icarusfilms.com/if-mans

#inmansourahyouseparatedus #algeria #algerianhistory #mesa #mesahistory #mesahist #documentary #film #dorotheemyriamkellou

Writer/director Stéphane Demoustier's THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET begins as a teen coming-of-age drama before a sudden act ...
09/22/2020

Writer/director Stéphane Demoustier's THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET begins as a teen coming-of-age drama before a sudden act of violence transforms it into a razor-sharp juridicial mystery with echoes of Camus, Simenon, and Henri-Georges Cluzot.

"Retains many of the merits of its source, similarly building an old-fashioned did-she-or-didn’t-she mystery… into a more probing, ambiguity-laced psychological profile.” —Variety

Out today on DVD from Distrib Films US.

icarusfilms.com/di-girlw

Patricio Guzmán, documentalista radicado en Francia: “Dentro de tres semanas voy a ir a Chile. Vamos a filmar el plebisc...
09/22/2020
Patricio Guzmán, documentalista radicado en Francia: “Dentro de tres semanas voy a ir a Chile. Vamos a filmar el plebiscito” - La Tercera

Patricio Guzmán, documentalista radicado en Francia: “Dentro de tres semanas voy a ir a Chile. Vamos a filmar el plebiscito” - La Tercera

Desde París el realizador habla de La cordillera de los sueños, que el próximo sábado tendrá su avant première digital chilena. El 25 de octubre, anuncia, “vamos a estar junto a lo que ocurre, a la gran puerta que se abre” en el país.

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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.