From Picasso and Sima, Antibes 1946 (courtesy OVID)

OVID, one of the premier streaming sites for independent and arthouse film, has added a terrific slate of new titles for April, including a number of movies of interest to art lovers everywhere. Documentaries about David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and Michael Sima, and Hieronymus Bosch join ones about Pina Bausch, Roy DeCarava, H.R. Giger, and more.

Further, programmers from Harlem’s Maysles Documentary Center have teamed up with the site to curate a special selection of films, which includes works by Chris Marker, Chantal Akerman, Jean Rouch, Cheryl Dunye, Kazuhiro Soda, and John Akmofrah, among others.

The platform has also made a new content partner: dGenerate Films, a distribution company which specializes in independent Chinese cinema. Their programming includes many titles which not only can’t be streamed anywhere else, but some which never even received a proper theatrical release in the states. Films from dGenerate now available on OVID include several works from director Wang Bing and the delightful mother/daughter comedy Girls Always Happy. Producer Karin Chien will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Chinese independent film on OVID’s page on Thursday, April 9, at 1:00 pm EST. You can check out all these and much more on the site, and any of them would make for great viewing while you’re still safely staying at home.

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