Even in the wake of FilmStruck’s closure, the streaming space for film is increasingly crowded. The Criterion Channel officially launches next Monday, April 8, with considerably larger ventures from Disney, Apple, and WarnerMedia forthcoming; even so, Ovid fills such a particular niche that its offerings are unlikely to be found elsewhere. Full information on the 10 new titles:
“A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness” (dir. Ben Rivers & Ben Russell): This festival favorite follows a mysterious character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life.
“Alena” (dir. Daniel di Grado): A transfer