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.

And out now - at AFI DOCS!
06/08/2019

And out now - at AFI DOCS!

CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE is the intimate portrayal of human resilience through the story of one bustling Brussels hair salon, where a group of vibrant African women convene to discuss their hardships.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2IrCEzB #AFIDOCS Icarus Films

OLIVIA - coming soon!
06/08/2019

OLIVIA - coming soon!

Newly-restored period drama OLIVIA (1950) opens Aug 16 at Quad Cinema New York, followed by cities across the U.S. and Canada! A co-release with Icarus Films.

More info: https://mailchi.mp/icarusfilms/olivia-1950

Now on OVID.tv ...
05/31/2019
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Now on OVID.tv ...

Pride Month is around the corner! To celebrate, we've curated a collection of 16 LGBTQ+ titles on OVID.tv and will be adding more throughout the month of June: ovid.tv/page/gaypride

Starting today you can start watching Cheryl Dunye's collection of early works and her film THE WATERMELON WOMAN, "a breezy, faux-cinema-verite account of a black lesbian film maker researching the life of an obscure actress from the 1930's." There's also the film DENIAL, which follows the story of Christine Hallquist, first Transgender Candidate for Governor, seen through the lens of her filmmaker son Derek, and many others.

For June, on www.OVID.tv ...
05/31/2019

For June, on www.OVID.tv ...

Celebrate Pride Month with us! Throughout June, we'll be adding 20 new LGBTQ+ titles to OVID: ovid.tv/page/gaypride

out now on home video! Kimstim proudly presents GENESIS 2.0! Is an arctic version of Jurassic Park a real possibility? A...
05/29/2019
Genesis 2.0

out now on home video! Kimstim proudly presents GENESIS 2.0! Is an arctic version of Jurassic Park a real possibility? As seen on 60 Minutes, GENESIS 2.0 is a fascinating, alarming look at an unprecedented scientific discovery!

On the remote New Siberian Islands in the far north of Siberia, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. There is a kind of gold rush fever in the air, because these tusks are extremely valuable. But the thawing permafrost reveals more than just precious ivory. One day, the hunters discover ...

05/24/2019
Kimstim

From our friends at KimStim, Too Late to Die Young opens on May 31st at Lincoln Center, Q&A with Dominga Sotomayor! Tickets on sale https://bit.ly/2POUcZP

"I wanted to explore the uneasy relationship between generations,
classes: to capture the wisdom of children and the foolishness of adults, the strange melancholy of growing up." —Dominga Sotomayor
Too Late to Die Young opens on May 31 Film at Lincoln Center Opening weekend, Q&A with Dominga Sotomayor!! Tickets on sale https://bit.ly/2POUcZP

05/23/2019
Bauhaus Movement

Bauhaus Movement + Bauhaus Film!

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ #Bauhaus with this lively, wide-ranging #documentary exploring the history, present and future of the utopian design and architecture school and communal social movement around the world. Available at http://bit.ly/2Wp0Zvz

THE GOOD BREAST tells the story of four strikingly different women and their battle with breast cancer. Now available to...
05/22/2019
Watch The Good Breast online - Prime Video

THE GOOD BREAST tells the story of four strikingly different women and their battle with breast cancer. Now available to stream on Amazon, this film offers an entirely new perspective on the disease. Watch it today!

Veteran breast cancer surgeon Dr. Lauren Schnaper believes that fear and ignorance are fueling an alarming rate of medically unnecessary mastectomies in America. But for the four women in this film who allow us intimate access to the ups and downs of their mastectomies and breast reconstructions, th...

05/21/2019
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And now a word from ... Karin Chien. The president and co-founder of dGenerate Films talks about Chinese and independent cinema, and OVID.tv. Thank-you, Karin!.

US Theatrical premiere run starting in August! Stay tuned for details.
05/21/2019

US Theatrical premiere run starting in August! Stay tuned for details.

Neglected for almost 70 years, OLIVIA is a remarkable work by one of France’s ground-breaking female filmmakers, Jacqueline Audry. A co-release with Icarus Films - #ComingSoon

http://www.distribfilmsus.com/our-movies/olivia/

Science Magazine called her "Science's unruly earth mother." Learn more about the revolutionary ideas of biologist Lynn ...
05/17/2019
‎Symbiotic Earth on iTunes

Science Magazine called her "Science's unruly earth mother." Learn more about the revolutionary ideas of biologist Lynn Margulis by watching SYMBIOTIC EARTH, available now on iTunes!

‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Symbiotic Earth directed by John Feldman for $8.99.

05/15/2019
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Check out what critics are saying about OVID.tv! Go to www.OVID.tv to sign up for a free 7-day trial of the film streaming service dedicated to documentary, social issue, and art-house films. www.OVID.tv

Check out what critics are saying about OVID.tv! Go to www.ovid.tv to sign up for a free 7-day trial of the film streaming service dedicated to documentary, social issue, and art-house films.

Universal Basic Income #UBI has turned into a hot topic this election season! Want to learn more? For one month only, FR...
05/15/2019
‎Free Lunch Society on iTunes

Universal Basic Income #UBI has turned into a hot topic this election season! Want to learn more? For one month only, FREE LUNCH SOCIETY is only .99 on iTunes!

‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Free Lunch Society directed by Christian Tod for $9.99.

Read the latest newsletter from Docuseek2! Interested in licensing our films for academic streaming? Visit http://docuse...
05/03/2019
Docuseek2

Read the latest newsletter from Docuseek2! Interested in licensing our films for academic streaming? Visit http://docuseek2.com today and register with your .edu email address!

The latest Docuseek newsletter is now available online and in your inbox, featuring updates on new additions to our thematic, Complete and Essential Collections. We've also added a NEW Global Environmental Justice Documentaries Collection in collaboration with Face To Face Media.

Follow the link to read more Docuseek news!

04/24/2019
Distrib Films US

And now for something a little different!

OLIVIA is a remarkable work by one of France’s first ground-breaking female filmmakers, Jacqueline Audry. “Hothouse lesbian passion in an upper class French girls’ school.” —The Celluloid Closet

A rediscovered co-release with Icarus Films, coming soon!

just published!
04/22/2019
PopMatters

just published!

João Moreira Salles's melancholic documentary, IN THE INTENSE NOW(No Intenso Agora) (Icarus Films) stitches together amateur footage of the riots of 1968 to create a riveting rumination on the glee and disillusionment of idealism.

PopMatters writes "João Moreira Salles's melancholic documentary, IN THE INTENSE NOW stitches together amateur footage ...
04/19/2019
'In the Intense Now' and the Clash and Clangor of Conflict

PopMatters writes "João Moreira Salles's melancholic documentary, IN THE INTENSE NOW stitches together amateur footage of the riots of 1968 to create a riveting rumination on the glee and disillusionment of idealism. https://popm.at/2Unw8Og

Learn more: icarusfilms.com/if-inten
Find on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/movie/in-the-intense-now/id1451757360

Joao Moreira Salles's melancholic documentary, In the Intense Now (No Intenso Agora) stitches together amateur footage of the riots of 1968 to create a riveting rumination on the glee and disillusionment of idealism.

"A riveting rumination on the glee and disillusionment of idealism."https://www.popmatters.com/in-the-intense-now-salles...
04/19/2019
'In the Intense Now' and the Clash and Clangor of Conflict

"A riveting rumination on the glee and disillusionment of idealism."https://www.popmatters.com/in-the-intense-now-salles-2634927612.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 IN THE INTENSE NOW is out now on DVD and VOD.

There doesn't seem to be a glaring reason for Brazilian documentarian João Moreira Salles [News from a Personal War, (Notícias de uma Guerra Particular), 1999 and Santiago, 2007) to combine home movie reels from his parents' 1966 trip to China with the rest of the amateur footage of the 1968 riots...

04/16/2019
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OVID

You can now watch OVID on your Apple TV 👌

A 2019 Peabody Awards to our documentary film on "comfort women" who were made sexual slaves THE APOLOGY, directed by Ti...
04/16/2019
Peabody recognizes powerful documentaries

A 2019 Peabody Awards to our documentary film on "comfort women" who were made sexual slaves THE APOLOGY, directed by Tiffany Hsiung! Congrats to our friends at POV, PBS, NFB, and especially to the courageous women who shared their lives and stories in this unforgettable film. Watch here: http://www.icarusfilms.com/if-ap

#grandmothers #bestdoc #documentary #film #theapology #womensrightsarehumanrights #humanrights #comfortwomen #peabodyaward

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed today eight winners in the Documentary category for programs released in 2018 The honorees part of the annual Peabody 30 include profiles of unsung activists like Dolores Huerta Lorraine Hansberry and the “comfort woman” of World War II; insight into t...

04/12/2019
OVID

Over 70 Environmental films are now available on OVID.tv > For the complete list go here - https://www.ovid.tv/page/environment Climate Change, Food & Agriculture, Humans & Nature, Sustainable Design & Urbanism, and a whole lot more!

Earth day is coming up. Here at OVID, we're all in the mood for documentaries on the environment. To feed this impulse, we've curated a collection—the largest of its kind—including many of our favorite films on this topic, which you can explore here - https://www.ovid.tv/page/environment

These include SYMBIOTIC EARTH, a film on the radical biologist Lynn Margulis, PLANETARY, which sets out to remind the viewer that we are all connected on this earth, TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL (re: a documentary on #tinyhomes), and SACRED COD, a story on the Gulf of Maine where the tradition of fishing is coming up against the realities of climate change.

We've also got films from the Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter ranging from HOMO SAPIENS, a hauntingly beautiful view of spaces long abandoned by humans to OUR DAILY BREAD, an exploration of the world of high-tech agriculture. Add ANTHROPOCENE, the film Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry Paul J. Crutzen calls "an excellent film with beautiful pictures and authentic interviews," and you have enough material to round-out your knowledge on the most pressing issues of today.

For the complete list of films, go here - https://www.ovid.tv/page/environment

04/11/2019
OVID

All this month we're adding titles from Distrib Films US. Check out The Country Doctor, a sensitive slice-of-life starring François Cluzet and Marianne Denicourt, which is streaming now on OVID. https://www.ovid.tv/details/_6011336440001

All this month we're adding titles from Distrib Films US. Check out The Country Doctor, a sensitive slice-of-life starring François Cluzet and Marianne Denicourt, which is streaming now on OVID. https://www.ovid.tv/details/_6011336440001

Hello, friends and colleagues! Icarus Films has an office for 1-3 people available within our suite available for rent. ...
04/11/2019

Hello, friends and colleagues! Icarus Films has an office for 1-3 people available within our suite available for rent. Come work alongside us!

Office is located in Brooklyn Heights, on the 21st floor, with high ceilings and great views. The space includes:
Fios high-speed fiber-optic internet
Security desk
Central air conditioning hv/ac
In-building USPS daily pickup
In-office FedEx Ground daily pick-up
Regular cleaning service
24-hour building access
Subways 2/3/4/5/R/A/C/F.

...And best of all, you get to hang out with us!
Must be documentary-friendly.
Contact [email protected] for more information.

72 films on environmental issues are now available to watch on OVID.tv - check link to the Envir page below!
04/09/2019
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72 films on environmental issues are now available to watch on OVID.tv - check link to the Envir page below!

We have a new curated selection of films on the environment on OVID.tv - over 70 of them!

Head over to ovid.tv to start streaming films on everything from the anthropocene, to the impact of backpackers on the environment (GRINGO TRAILS), and a portrait on the biologist Lynn Margulis (SYMBIOTIC EARTH): https://www.ovid.tv/page/5cabad0523eec6001c0556d8

Did you see this? > films by Claire Denis; Denis Côté; Philippe Garrel; Ryusuke Hamaguchi; and Raúl Ruiz are among 18...
04/08/2019
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Did you see this? > films by Claire Denis; Denis Côté; Philippe Garrel; Ryusuke Hamaguchi; and Raúl Ruiz are among 18 coming to www.OVID.tv before the end of this month. Check out the complete list!

Eighteen (18) more films coming to OVID.tv this month announced > https://ovid.tv/details/5c93df3923eec6001cdd6e23 including films by Claire Denis; Denis Côté; Philippe Garrel; Ryusuke Hamaguchi; and Raúl Ruiz! www.OVID.tv

Ten new films on OVID.tv today...
04/05/2019

Ten new films on OVID.tv today...

This week, we're adding ten new gems to the OVID roster. We've got the atmospheric animation-for-adults favorite ALOIS NEBEL, ALENA, a horror film based on the internationally acclaimed graphic novel by Kim W. Andersson, and for Chinese cinema fans: EGG AND STONE, winner of the prestigious Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam, about a girl coming to terms with her sexuality in rural Hunan province.

As for French films, we've got the steamy DOWN BY LOVE starring Adéle Exarchopoulos from BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, THE CHEF'S WIFE starring Karin Viard and Emmanuelle Devos, and THE GREAT GAME, a "House of Cards"-type thriller starring Melvil Poupaud, André Dussollier, and Clémence Poésy, about a ghostwriter who's life gets mired in danger after working on a controversial book.

What will you stream this week on www.ovid.tv?

SYSTEM ERROR is now available for screenings and on DVD for the educational market. The documentary explores the notion ...
04/05/2019

SYSTEM ERROR is now available for screenings and on DVD for the educational market. The documentary explores the notion of endless, worldwide economic growth.

More info: http://icarusfilms.com/if-sys

04/04/2019
OVID

So last Friday they held a little party to celebrate the launch of OVID.tv! www.ovid.tv Reports are that it was fun.

At the OVID.tv launch party Friday guests told us why this new site for streaming independent films is important. Check out what they had to say. Then check out www.OVID.tv > and take advantage of our Launch Party Discount Offer:

SAVE 25% off the monthly subscription price for six months if you sign-up by Monday, April 8th and use Coupon Code # FBK2 at check-out!

Nxt up frm Distrib Films US! (you know what i mean)
04/03/2019

Nxt up frm Distrib Films US! (you know what i mean)

Coming to VOD and DVD April 9! The visually splendid SCHOOL OF LIFE follows an orphan’s immersion into the 1920s French countryside.

04/02/2019

"Documentary-performance film IMPULSO [from Kimstim] examines a present-day flamenco star, Rocío Molina, who is at this moment hugely popular. She’s the first avant-garde flamenco artist I’ve seen that communicates something special." Read full review here: https://trailersfromhell.com/impulso/

From KimStim comes MONDOVINO. The Bingeable wine doc series you've been waiting for! Now on Ovid.tv
03/30/2019
Kimstim

From KimStim comes MONDOVINO. The Bingeable wine doc series you've been waiting for! Now on Ovid.tv

At OVID we just launched our epic series on the globalized wine industry - MONDOVINO: THE SERIES. Directed by the Sundance-winning filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter, who is also a trained sommelier, this globe-trotting saga shot over several years and in five different languages,features intimate encounters with the wine world's most iconic and controversial figures, including the critic Robert Parker, legendary wine mogul Robert Mondavi, zany art collector Jan Schrem, and the noble proprietor of the mythical Romanée-Conti vineyard in Burgandy. Funny, sad and full of colorful characters and loveable dogs. Totally binge-able and another reason to sign-up to OVID.TV.

https://ovid.tv/details/_6018183494001

03/29/2019
OVID

Why should I subscribe to OVID.tv you ask? Watch this!

Here's Marc Mauceri of First Run Features discussing OVID. Check out our #streaming platform at http://www.ovid.tv

New films just added and available to stream on OVID, www.ovid.tv including the expanded 10-part series version of John ...
03/29/2019

New films just added and available to stream on OVID, www.ovid.tv including the expanded 10-part series version of John Nossiter's award-winning wine documentary #Mondovino from the Kimstim collection, and five features films from Distrib Films US!

NEW ON OVID: five fiction features from Distrib Films US including AFTER LOVE, a film about a couple that decides to separate after a 15-year marriage (think Ingmar Bergman's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE), NEXT TIME I'LL AIM FOR THE HEART, a chilling chronicle of the notorious serial killer Alain Lamare written by Cédric Anger, once a critic for Cahiers du Cinéma, and THE COUNTRY DOCTOR starring renowned French actors François Cluzet (THE INTOUCHABLES) and Marianne Denicourt.

Plus, MONDOVINO, a 10-part series about wine that is also about deforestation, corporations vs independents, communism, and more. From Florence to Burgundy, New York to Argentina, each hour-long episode stands alone as a passionate and hilarious piece of documentary filmmaking.

Explore the new films here: www.ovid.tv

We hear Ohad Naharin's "Venezuela" BAM is pure genius. For more on the man, there's MR. GAGA, a documentary which follow...
03/29/2019

We hear Ohad Naharin's "Venezuela" BAM is pure genius. For more on the man, there's MR. GAGA, a documentary which follows this choreographer over 8 years & includes footage from an extensive unseen archive: https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Gaga-Ohad-Naharin/dp/B074WJP2BX

Read the dance review here: nyti.ms/2FHQygM

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